North Central Development Commission establishment bill passes 2nd reading in Senate

The bill seeking the establishment of North Central Development Commission (NCDC), being sponsored by the Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District and Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Moro and co-sponsored by all the senators from North Central, on Wednesday, passed Second Reading on the floor of the senate.   The bill, which passed First Reading on the 5th of October, 2023, was first sponsored in the 9th Senate by Senator Moro where it passed First and Second Readings but could not get presidential assent before the expiration of the 9th…

Senate knocks Benue Govt over dissolution of LG Councils ….. Asks FG to withhold Allocation of affected LGAs

The Nigerian Senate Friday condemned in the strongest terms the arbitrary dissolution of the democratically elected Local Government Councils in Benue State and other states of the Federation. The Senate also urged the Federal government to through the Ministry of Finance withhold Statutory Allocation to the Local Government Council not democratically elected. These resolutions were reached following the adoption of a motion on the “Urgent Need to Halt the Erosion of Democracy: The Dissolution of Elected Councils in Benue State”, sponsored by Senator Abba Moro. In his submission, Senator Moro…

JUST IN : Abba Moro emerges Senate Minority Leader, Osita Ngwu becomes Minority Whip

The Nigerian Senate has announced Senator Abba Moro (PDP, Benue South) as Senate Minority Leader of the 10th Assembly and Osita Ngwu of PDP Enugu West as Minority Chief Whip.   Moro who is from Benue State in North Central was nominated and confirmed by the opposition party in the red chamber.   He succeeded Senator Simon Davou Mwadkwon of Plateau North Senatorial district recently booted out of the Senate by the Appeal Court.     The lawmakers in the Peoples Democratic Party agreed to zone the position to the…

Defections: Lawmakers predict trouble for APC ahead 2023

With the defections, last week, of four Senators from the APC to the Peo­ples Democratic Party (PDP), the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the Labour Party (LP), some federal lawmakers have predicted difficult times ahead for the ruling party in the buildup to the 2023 polls.   The spread of lawmakers in the Upper Chamber is now APC 66, with PDP, Young Peo­ple’s Party (YPP), All Progres­sives Grand Alliance (APGA), NNPP and LP members of the minority parties standing at 43.   At the resumption of plena­ry on June…

North Central Commission establishment bill passes second reading in Senate

A Bill for an Act to establish North Central Development Commission (NCDC), passed second reading on the floor of Nigerian Senate on Thursday. The NCDC Bill, being Sponsored by Senator Abba Moro (Benue South), is coming barely two years, when the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was established by the Federal Government and barely 24 hours when the Bill for establishing North West Development Commission (NWDC) passed second reading at the Senate. The Bill seeks to establish a Commission responsible for receiving and managing funds allocated by the Federal Government…