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Senate Okays Death Penalty to Kidnappers


The Senate on Thursday passed a bill which outlaws abduction, wrongful restraint or confinement for ransom. The Senate also approved death sentence for whoever engages in the act and a 30 years jail term for anybody that colludes with an abductor. The bill was passed into law after a consideration of the report by Senate committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal ...

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Senate Rejoices as Nigeria Moves out of Recession


The 8th Senate on Tuesday applauded the report by the National Bureau of Statistics indicating that Nigeria’s economy has officially exited recession. The Senate, in a statement by Chairman of its Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, stated that it was truly commendable that after five consecutive quarters of contraction, the economy grew by 0.55 per cent ...

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UBA Reinforces Its Customer Focus, Honours Staff Integrity

At UBA’s 2017 CEO Awards ceremony held in Lagos this past weekend: Governor of Bauchi State, His Excellency, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar ; Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; UBA CEO awardee, Mr. Ibrahim Ogbonago; Group Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Governor of Adamawa State, His Excellency Bindow Jibrilla ; Directors, UBA Plc, Mrs. Onari Duke and Alhaji Ja’afaru Paki, during the presentation of UBA CEO Awards for Excellence to Mr. Ogbonago, a UBA Security Guard who returned a lost and found amount of $,10,000 belonging to a customer

Lagos, 8th April 2017 – The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence in customer service, by celebrating staff who have strived to implement the Bank’s core values of Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. At the event held at the Eko Hotel Expo Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, UBA gathered customers, captains of industry, dignitaries from politics ...

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Senate Invites Fashola, Sirika, Julius Berger Over Abuja Runway Repair


The Senate has directed Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, to return on Tuesday to give further detail on the planned closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The order was given by the upper chamber on Thursday after Sirika’s appearance before the lawmakers on the issue. President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, who announced the order ...

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Ali Ndume Removed As Senate Majority Leader

Ali Ndume was removed from his position as Majority Leader of the Senate

The All Progressives Congress members of the Senate have removed Ali Ndume as their leader. The development was conveyed by Senate President Bukola Saraki who read a letter he claimed was sent to him by the caucus. The caucus elected to replace Mr. Ndume with Ahmed Lawan, the letter read by Mr. Saraki said. Addressing journalists after the Senate’s plenary, ...

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Senate screening ambassadorial nominees

Following the adoption of the report of the foreign affairs committee which investigated the allegation of lopsidedness ‎in the nominations, the Nigerian Senate has declared that it would be screening the confirmation of the 47 ambassadorial nominees. It was however disclosed yesterday that the committee have asked the President to hasten to submit to it the list of non-career ambassadors to balance ...

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Senator Dino Melaye explain why he threatened to beat Remi Tinubu

As reactions continue to trail the comment made by Senator Dino Melaye threatening to beat a female Senator, Oluremi Tinubu after an altercation that resulted from the controversial impeachment plot against President Muhammadu Buhari, the man at the center of the storm has finally responded to the accusation. Melaye who is a member of the All Progressive Congress party, and was ...

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Senate plans President Buhari’s impeachment

Ways to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari is being planned by some members of the Senate, who are majorly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The members raised the motion, saying President Buhari’s actions on several occasions have warrant him to be impeached. An All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator from one of the Northern states, who spoke under anonymity said that ...

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