Senate passes 2023 budget for second reading — Suspends Plenary to Nov 15th for budget defence

Senate on Wednesday passed for a second reading the 2023 Appropriation Bill which was presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari last Friday.   The bill seek to authorise the issue out of the consolidated revenue fund of the federation the total sum of 20,507,942,180,704 for the year ending on 31st December, 2023.   After the bill passed for a second reading following a debate on its general principles, the Senate suspended its plenary until 15th November, 2022 to enable its Committees embark on budget defence with relevant…

APC Senator, Ali Ndume loses father …… Senate adjourns till Wednesday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has lost his father.   This was contained in an announcement made by the Senator in Abuja on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.   The lawmaker said his late father, Alhaji Ali Buba Ndume, would be buried later in the day, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.   “This is to regrettably announce the death of Alhaji Ali Buba Ndume, father of senator Mohammed Ali Ndume. He died this morning in Maiduguri. “May…

Senate adjourns plenary till Wednesday in honour of Osinowo

The Nigeria Senate on Tuesday held a minute silence in honour of Senator representing Lagos East in the National Assembly, Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo. The lawmaker died on June 15, 2020, following a brief illness at the age of 64. The upper chamber which was presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, thereafter, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in accordance with its tradition. The motion for adjournment was moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC – Kebbi North), immediately after the adoption of the Votes…

Senate confirms 42 career Ambassadors-designate, Federal Character nominee …As Senate adjourns plenary till June 23, 2020

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of 42 Ambassadors-designate. This was just as the Upper Chamber confirmed the nomination of James Jiya John Kolo as Commissioner of the Federal Character Commission. The Confirmation of the nominees was sequel to the consideration of the reports of the Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs; and Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs. President Muhammadu Buhari in letter dated May 6, 2020, said the appointment of the nominees was in accordance to section 171 (1),(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal…