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Senate Winds Up, Passes Record Number of Bills

The 7th Senate has passed the anti-rape bill alongside 45 other bills,on Wednesday, the eve of its lifespan. The Sexual Offences Bill, which has been pending in the upper legislative chambers since 2013, will be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. Senator Ita Enang, Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, who introduced the

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Appoint 15 Advisers

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate seeking approval to appoint fifteen advisers. The letter was read in the Senate on Tuesday by the Senate president, David Mark. The letter is President Buhari’s first correspondence to the National Assembly since assuming office on Friday. The appointments would be the second for the

Senate Approves Extra $200m Loan Request For Jonathan

The Senate has granted President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an additional $200m Diaspora Bond from the international market on Tuesday. ​ On February 4, 2015, Jonathan sought the approval of the Senate to increase the initial $100m that had been earlier approved in the 2012-2014 Borrowing Plan. This request was made known to Senator David

2015 Polls: Jega to Appear Before Senate

Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is to appear before the Senate today in order to brief Senators on the Commission’s readiness for the forthcoming March 28 and April 11 elections. Victor Ndoma-Egba, Senate Leader, moved a motion to summon Jega during the plenary session on Tuesday, the senators first meeting

Mid Term Elections: Republicans win control of the US Senate

The Republicans have won control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power in the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. The party won in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. And it is expected to post more gains as votes are counted in other states.

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