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Senate vows to persuade Buhari on removal of service chiefs

The senate says it will persuade President Muhammadu Buhari to consider its position on the removal of service chiefs. The upper legislative chamber had in July, passed a resolution calling on the service chiefs to “step aside” over their abysmal performance in containing the insurgency in the north-east. But Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on Read more

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How Abaribe’s call for Buhari’s resignation triggered uproar in Senate

There was uproar in the Senate on Wednesday when the Minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, made a call that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should quit following alleged inability of the federal government to provide a solution to protracted insecurity in Nigeria. This came during the over five hour-marathon debate on the rising insecurity in the Read more

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Update: Senate clears OMSL of fraud, irregularities… approves its operations at Lagos ports

Virtue is the fount where honour springs and Captain Hosa Okunbo, the Chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions Limited,  is a man of virtue; it is only understandable that he would command honour. Everywhere he traverses, Okunbo commands the applause of upright men and this is because of his good breeding. Yes, being a virtuous and honourable man always Read more

Soyinka, Lolu Akinwunmi, Other Global Thought Leaders Set For Inaugural Advertising Week Africa in Johannesburg/newsheadline247
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Hate Speech bill, an attempt to silence critics – Soyinka writes NASS

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka says the national assembly is attempting to silence the voice of criticism with the reintroduction of the hate speech bill. The senate had reintroduced another bill seeking to establish a commission for the prohibition of hate speech in the country just a week after it introduced a bill to regulate social media. The Read more

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Sex-for-Grade: Senate intensify moves to curb harassment as Bill passes second reading

The Nigerian Senate has taken further steps towards curbing sexual harassment of students in the tertiary educational institutions across the country. The Senate, on Wednesday, debated on a Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress the menace and for other matters connected therewith and passed it at second reading. Leading the debate for Read more

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Sex for Grades: Senate revisits sexual harassment bill, proposes five-year jail term for offenders

The Senate has revisited the sexual harassment bill passed by the 8th Senate following recent video on sex for grade documentary released by BBC Africa. The 8th Senate had proposed a five-year sentence and N5m fine for lecturers convicted for sexually harassing male or female students. However, the passing of the bill into law had Read more

Fayemi: All Nigeria needs is unicameral legislature, we can do away with senate/newsheadline247
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Fayemi: All Nigeria needs is unicameral legislature, we can do away with senate

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said Nigeria can do away with the Senate adding that Nigeria has to look into the size of government. While explaining that all the country really need is a unicameral legislature, the governor insisted Nigeria can scrap the senate to cut the size of the government. “We do need Read more

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Smuggling: Senate hails Buhari on temporary closure of land borders

The Senate has commended the recent decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to temporarily close all land borders to address smuggling and its impact on the Nigerian economy. The commendation came after the consideration of a motion titled: “The impact of border closure on the Nigerian economy”, sponsored by Senator Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi Central) at Read more

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Senate reacts to suit against spending N5.5bn on cars

The Nigerian Senate has condemned a suit seeking to stop it from utilising the sum of N5.5billion it has allegedly earmarked for the purchase of official vehicles for its Principal Officers. Some Non-Government Organisations such as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough (EiE), had instituted a suit at the Federal High Read more