Tag Archives: Senate

Twitter Reacts To Buhari Nominating Aide Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner

Twitter is not feeling President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the senate to confirm his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to TheCable, Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. Onochie who hails…

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Kaduna State House Of Assembly Passes Bill Prescribing Castration For Rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday, September 10 a bill that recommends total castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state. The Assembly reportedly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers. The assembly announced the approval…

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Senate Debunks Considering Passage Of Controversial Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied circulating reports that it is secretly planning to pass the proposed Social Media Bill despite its public rejection, ThisDay reports. Recall that if passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the…

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ICYMI: Senate Calls For Review Of Age Limits For Job Seekers

On Wednesday July 15, the Senate urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look into reviewing the age limits for unemployed citizens in the country to allow competent job applicants. The resolution directed towards the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity followed the consideration of a motion by Senator Ibrahim Gobir. Gobir cited Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate…

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Reps Reportedly Begin Distribution Of Exotic Cars Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As the novel Coronavirus pandemic spreads, the House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members for official use. According to The Punch, the cars, also known as utility vehicles, were parked within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday. On February 5, 2020, the legislators had at an…

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Laughter As Senator Removes Face Mask To Sneeze During National Assembly’s Plenary

According to The Cable, there was a mild drama at the National Assembly after a member representing Nasarawa west senatorial district, Senator Abdullahi Adamu removed his nose mask to sneeze during a recent plenary amid coronavirus pandemic. In the video, the other lawmakers were seen bursting into a loud laugh as he sneezes uncontrollably. An…

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Breaking! Senate Wants Flight From UK, Italy, China, Others Banned

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, called for the Federal Government to plan a ban on travelling to the countries hugely affected by coronavirus as global toll hits over 6000, The Nation reports. According to GateKepper.ng, the Senate also urged the federal government to set up more coronavirus testing centres, saying the five already established were grossly…

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Garba Shehu Fires Senator Abaribe For Asking President Buhari To Resign

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Buhari has slammed Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe in a series of tweets after calling out the President to resign. Senator Abaribe during a debate at the Senate house on Wednesday, January 29, asked President Buhari to resign over the security situation of the nation as the APC-led government has failed on its…

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Watch The Viral Video Of Nigerian Senator Dropping Bundles Of Cash On K1 De Ultimate

Spraying cash at Nigerian parties are nothing new, but how about spraying it in the form of bundles?  In a video that has now gone viral, former Nigerian Senator, Buruji Kashamu was caught on camera dropping bundles of cash on popular fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde better known by his stage name of K1 De Ultimate at an event. The video…

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Senate Proposes Five-year Jail Term For Lecturers Sexually Harassing Students

The Senate on Wednesday revisited the sexual harassment bill passed by the 8th Senate. 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 a setback because it was not given Presidential assent after its…

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