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Nigerians attack Ben Bruce for his comments about Nigeria

The senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce had on Thursday come under attack following a series of tweets he posted on this tweeter handle bothering on the current state of the economy. Murray-Bruce wrote, “Our economy needs fixing before it is too late or the elite must turn their homes to prisons by building big walls protect us ...

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N1.47bn will be saved with Nigeria-made SUVs

The Senate could save about N1.47bn on the amount it intends to splash on imported Sport Utility Vehicles being purchased for its 108 members should it decide to buy Nigeria-assembled SUVs. The Chairman, Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association, Mr. Tokunbo Aromolaran, stated this on Thursday at a press conference in Lagos, where he along with other members decried the lack of ...

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20 political parties in Nigeria back Bukola Saraki’s trial

The Labour Party and 19 other registered opposition political parties have urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to avail himself of the opportunities offered in our laws to clear his name. Members of the opposition parties made their position known at a press briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday. The National Chairman of the LP, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, who addressed the ...

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It unconstitutional to summon CCT Chairman – SERAP tells Senate

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has called on the leadership of the Senate to “immediately withdraw the unconstitutional summon for Justice Danladi Umar, Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal to appear before its Ethics Committee, as the Senate can’t arrogate to itself the power to summon judges without violating constitutional safeguards.” The group said that “The summon represents a direct assault ...

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Saraki’s trial: Don’t amend anti-corruption law – NLC, Group warns Senate

  The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has c alled on the Nigerian Senate to jettison its ongoing effort to change the country’s anti-corruption laws. A civil society group, Transition Monitoring Group, also pushed a similar position. In separate statements released on Sunday, the groups said even though the National Assembly has the constitutional duty to amend laws, they found it ...

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Senate reportedly buys 108 SUVs at N35.1m each

There are reports that the Nigerian Senate has started taking delivery of 108 Toyota Land Cruiser Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) which was purchased at N35.1m each. In a report by Daily Trust , the SUVs, which the Senate ordered for members at the cost of N35.1m per unit actually costs N17m. The report further revealed that rather than spend N3.8 billion, ...

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Senators divided over distribution of exotic cars

  The secret distribution of the first batch of the brand new 108 Sport Utility Vehicles to 36 senators last Thursday has started generating tension and ill-feelings among members of the upper chamber. In a recent investigation by Punchng, it was revealed that each senator from the 36 states had collected the keys to the Land Cruiser jeeps. A senator ...

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Saraki CCT Trial: Senate moves to amend CCB Act

  The Senate having resumed from two weeks recess on Tuesday has moved to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau Act and that of Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, suggesting an effort towards killing the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Rising from over an hour closed door meeting, the Senate President announced at the commencement of Tuesday’s ...

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Senator dumps PDP for APC, Praises Buhari

Senator Smart Adeyemi, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, on Friday formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adeyemi who briefed journalists in Abuja in company with Senators Abu Ibrahim, Olubunmi Adetunmbi among others, said he had no regret dumping his erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party. He explained that his decision to join APC was ...

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