Ninth N’Assembly delivered on Legislative Agenda – Senate President 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said the Ninth National Assembly has delivered on its legislative agenda for Nigerians.   Lawan made this known on Thursday while delivering an address to mark the celebration of his 64th birthday in Abuja.   According to him, the ninth assembly after its inauguration, stated its commitment to working for Nigerians with a robust legislative agenda that covered critical areas in need of immediate intervention.   Prominent amongst such areas were security, economy, revenue generation and collection, education and constitution amendment.   Speaking on…

NASS: Senator Orji Kalu rate best lawmaker amongst Abia lawmakers with 25 Bills 

By Michael Agbaji     Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been rated the best lawmaker from Abia State with twenty five legislative bills standing in his name.   Senator Orji Uzor Kalu a first time Senator from Abia State who made his pioneer entry to the Senate in 2019 and he has sponsors 25 bills the highest in recent time amongst other Senators from the South Eastern state.   This reports was verified on Tuesday by OrderPaper.ng Nigeria’s parliamentary multimedia platform, Kalu a new comer Senator has…

Ninth N’Assembly has achieved so much with Buhari – Senate President

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that the ninth National Assembly has achieved so much, collaborating with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.   Lawan said the Assembly had passed many difficult and complicated legislations because President Buhari gave them all the support they needed to do their work.   The Senate President spoke on Monday in Damaturu, Yobe State at a State Banquet held in honour of President Buhari on first day of his two-day official visit to the state.   Lawan said: “Your Excellency, today by the Grace of…

Nigerian Senate passes 2022 supplementary budget of N819.5b

The Nigerian Senate has passed the 2022 Supplementary Budget of N819.5 billion. The bill was passed at the plenary on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari sought the passage of supplementary budget to be financed through additional domestic borrowing. The supplementary budget is to address food security following devastating floods across the country, as well as Damages to road infrastructure and water sector. The supplementary budget is to be funded by additional borrowing and will increase the budget deficit to 8.17 trillion naira. The Senate committee on…

NITDA Act 2007 Re-peal, Re-enactment Bill suffers set back at Senate

By Michael Agbaji       The public hearing 8of the Senate and House Committee on ICT & Cyber Security on Friday suffered set back, as members of the committee adjourned indefinitely.   Committee members said the Minister of Science and Technology and the Director General of NITDA who are the key drivers to the bill’s absent was enough reason to adjourn the public hearing pending their availability.   They also said, the documents were not made available ahead of the public hearing, a situation they frown against, and which…

Why we delayed passage of 2023 Appropriation Bill – Senate President

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has explained why the Senate decided to shift the passage of the 2023 Appropriation Bill to next Wednesday. Lawan gave the explanation at the commencement of the plenary on Thursday against the backdrop of an earlier announcement that the Bill would be passed before the chamber adjourned for Christmas recess on Thursday. He told his colleagues during the session: “Today was scheduled for us to receive and consider the report of our committee on Appropriation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill. “However, due to…

Stakeholders okay patents and design act repeal and re- enactment bill, counterfeit goods est. bill four others at public hearing

There was no dissenting view at the public hearing of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment on six bills held Wednesday at the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Senate Committee had presented the six bills to seek for stakeholders and public input before presenting it at the plenary. Indeed, stakeholders unanimously backed the six bills, three of which was sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun central, APC). Senator Amosun, who justified the bills and sought for inputs from stakeholders was represented by Senator Tolulope Odebiyi (Ogun west, APC).…

Senate confirms Lauretta Onochie as NDDC Chairman

 The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, a Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Chairman, board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Also confirmed by the Senate is Chief Samuel Ogbuku for the position of Managing Director for a term of two years, to complete the unexpired term of his predecessor un office. The Upper Chamber has also confirmed Major- General Charles Airhiavbere, retd from Edo State, South -South for the position of Executive Director, Finance and Charles Ogunmola, Ondo State,…

Lawan declares open Public Hearing on six Bills on paramilitary agencies

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Friday declared open a Public Hearing on six Bills meant to strengthen the nation’s paramilitary agencies.   The Public Hearing was organised by the Senate Committee on Interior which is chaired by Senator Kashim Shettima.   The six proposed legislations are: Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Act 2010(amendment) Bill 2022, Nigerian Correctional Services Academy(establishment) Bill 2021, Immigration Act 2015(amendment) Bill, Immigration and Prisons Service Board Act, CAP 12 LFN 2004(repeal and re-enactment) Bill, Fire(Hazards and Safeguard) Bill 2022 and Immigration and…

Why we are probing Concession of Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant – Senate President

By Michael Agbaji     The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan given reasons why the Senate decided to organise an investigative hearing in the ongoing bid to concession the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant(ZHPP) located in Niger State.     Senator Lawan stated this why declaring open the investigative hearing held on Tuesday at the National Assembly organised by the Senate Committee on Power in line with the resolution adopted by the Senate at its Plenary.   Accodinng to Lawan, the thrust of the motion is not targeted on any…