Senate Delays Passage of 2020 Budget

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday delayed the passage of the 2020 budget by one week. The Senate had earlier assured that it would pass the budget on November 28. The Senate’s Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin at Tuesday’s plenary requested for additional week to complete work on the budget. “Mr President, the stage…

Anti-Social Media Bill: Senator Justifies Plagiarism

The sponsor of the Protection from Internet Falsehoods and Manipulations Bill, popularly referred to as anti-social media bill, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has called on Nigerians to ignore what he described as attempts by mischief makers to rubbish the legislation on grounds of plagiarism. Musa, who represents Niger East Senatorial District, in a statement issued…

Anti-Hate Speech Bill : Senate’s Spokesman Gives Assurances

The Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Godiya Akwashiki has assured Nigerians that the Hate Speech Bill sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Niger North, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi would be killed on the floor of the Senate if the bill will create hardship or crisis for Nigerians. Akwashiki gave the…

‘Stop this Folly’, Atiku Warns Against Passage of Anti-Hate Speech Bill

A former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has warned against the passage of the proposed hate speech that was introduced in the Senate. Atiku in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said the bill is an abuse of legislative process since freedom of expression…

Senate Joins House of Reps in Rejecting Operation Positive Identification

The Senate has joined the House of Representatives in rejecting the Operation Positive Identification exercise planned to commence nationwide from November 1 by the Nigerian Army. Addressing journalists on Wednesday in his office, the Senate’s Committee Chairman on Army, Ali Ndume said the Senate will not support any action that will violate the fundamental rights…

Appeal Court Sacks Sokoto APC Senator, Rep

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has sacked the senator representing Sokoto South, Abubakar Tambuwal and the Member representing Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency, Aliyu Shehu both of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The court in its judgement delivered on Wednesday by Justice Federich Oho ordered the return of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic…