Akpabio seeks Parliamentary collaboration with Serbia Parliament

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has called for Parliamentary Collaboration between the Nigerian Parliament and its Serbian counterpart. Akpabio made the call during a meeting with the President of the Serbia Parliament, Ms Ana Brnabic in London, on Wednesday. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom said, Akpabio and the President of the Serbia Parliament, Ana Brnabic extensively discussed issues of mutual interest to both nations and how to improve parliamentary collaborations between Serbia and Nigeria. “The Meeting, which was at the request of Ms Brnabić,…

N’Assembly seeks collaboration with WTO on improving Digital and Marine Economies

Nigeria’s delegation to the on-going 148th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), led by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has sought the collaboration of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the area of Digital and Marine economies. Addressing the WTO media, shortly after a courtesy visit to the Director General of the WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, in her office in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, Senator Akpabio said, the delegation were at the WTO on a courtesy call and to look for areas of collaboration with the organisation…

Akpabio inaugurates ad-hoc Committee to probe N30trn Ways and Means secured under Buhari

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has inaugurated an ad hoc committee of the Nigeria’s Senate to probe the N30 trillion Ways and Means secured under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.   Last month, the upper legislative chamber resolved to probe the loan, secured during the two terms of Buhari.   The Ways and Means is a loan facility through which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) provided short-term financing to cover the government’s budget shortfalls.   Before the ninth national assembly wound down, Buhari had asked the lawmakers in…

Akpabio, 3 others, nominated into Committee for World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

Nigeria’s President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has been designated to be in the Preparatory Committee for the 6th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.   According to a statement issued by the General Secretary of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) to the General Secretary of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU), Mr Martin Chungong, “Mr General Secretary, I am pleased to bring to your attention that after the virtual meeting of the Geo Political Group, held on March 7th, 2024, the following members have been designated to be in the…

Int’l Women’s Day: Akpabio celebrates Nigerian Women in Senate,vows to promote Rights of Women

The Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio has congratulated Nigerian women on the occasion of international Women’s Day 2024   Akpabio also seized the occasion to celebrate women in Parliament especially in Nigeria’s Senate.   Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Principal Officers of the Senate and his colleagues, joined female Senators; Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan, Idiat Adebule, Ipalibo Harry Banigo and Ireti Kingibe in celebrating International Women’s Day in the Senate.   The Mace of Nigeria Senate was lowered to enable the senators to exit the chamber during plenary to cut the cake…

The Akpabio-provoked N30b Intifada By Festus Adedayo

So at plenary in the senate last week, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, rushed naked out of the bathtub. He raised his hand up. In the presidency’s search for scapegoat, Akpabio suddenly became Archimedes. Last week, he came forward to shout “Eureka!” He had found the No 1 Nigerian enemy! Ancient Greek scholar, Archimedes, was the author of a find similar to but of sterner stuff than Akpabio’s. Archimedes had proclaimed “Eureka! Eureka!” immediately he stepped into a bath and discovered that the water level immediately rose. This led him to…

Second Quarter Assessment of Akpabio’s 10th Senate (part 1) By Mon-Charles Egbo

Until there is a government that is purposeful in evaluating legislative inputs, especially resolutions, there shall be a deficit of good governance in Nigeria.   For example, the latest banditry attack on the Abuja-Kaduna highway and the spate of kidnapping that has overwhelmed the entire Federal Capital Territory could have been averted.   The Senate, in its first quarter, had declared what seemed a state of emergency on the road infrastructure. It developed “a compendium of all the affected Federal roads and erosion sites across the country either awarded but…

Akpabio: A Man for Every New Season, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Godswill Akpabio (then Akwa Ibom State Governor) once stated that only the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan could guarantee peace in Nigeria. At an interdenominational church service beamed live on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) network on 2 January 2015, he declared: “As a PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) chieftain, I have found the solution to the peace we are seeking in Nigeria. That solution is the election of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for a second term in office. When you do that, you would show that you are not a…

Akpabio celebrates former Senate President Anyim @63

President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio has congratulated a former President of the upper chamber, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON as he marks his 63rd birthday. Akpabio, in a birthday message signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh described Anyim, as a “True democrat and accomplished politician.” He applauded Senator Anyim’s efforts in fighting for and instituting legislative independence in the Senate in his hey days as the presiding officer. “On behalf of my family, constituents, the Senate and the National Assembly, I wish to…

Security concerns on front burner in Senate, by Ola Awoniyi

Perhaps even more than the ailing economy, a worsening security situation has given Nigeria the most concern over the past few years. It is an ugly phenomenon that has bothered every law-abiding Nigerian, the National Assembly and the government. Despite several measures and huge resources deployed against it, the tide of the menace of violent crimes has not turned in many parts of the country. It is so worrisome that some people wonder if the government is doing anything about the situation.   Some even query the essence of a…