The Parliament

Tragedy Strikes National Assembly as Honorable Ekene Adams Passes Away.By Mercy Adewunmi

Tragedy Strikes National Assembly as Honorable Ekene Adams Passes Away The somber halls of the Nigerian National Assembly were filled with sorrow once again as news of the passing of House of Representatives member, Honorable Ekene Adams, spread through the chambers. Hon. Adams, who represented Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, met his untimely demise on July 16, prompting the …

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Senate Approves Bill to Eradicate Violence Against Individuals By Mercy Adewunmi

Senate Approves Bill to Eradicate Violence Against Individuals A significant bill aimed at repealing and re-enacting the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill 2024 has successfully passed its Second Reading on the Senate floor. The proposed bill is aimed at eradicating all forms of violence against individuals, providing optimal protection and effective remedies for victims, and ensuring appropriate punishment for offenders. …

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Divestment: Reps Want IOCs To Comply With PIA. By Saheed Badmus

Divestment: Reps Want IOCs To Comply With PIA The Nigerian House Of Representatives Committees On Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Host Communities Development and Gas Have emphasized the need for the International Oil Companies Involved In The Divestment Of Assets In The Niger Delta Region To Comply With The Decommissioning And Abandonment Regulations And Guidelines Of The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission …

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Senate Launches Probe into Mambilla Power Project, Cites Corruption and Neglect. By Mercy Adewunmi

Senate Launches Probe into Mambilla Power Project, Cites Corruption and Neglect The Nigerian Senate has resolved to investigate the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project, spanning from 1999 to date, amid allegations of corruption and neglect. An ad-hoc committee has been established to scrutinize the transactions, following a motion moved by Senator Manu Haruna (Taraba Central). The lawmakers expressed concern over the …

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Borno Suicide Attacks: Lawmakers Demand Improved Military Strategy, Accountability. By Mercy Adewunmi

Borno Suicide Attacks: Lawmakers Demand Improved Military Strategy, Accountability Amidst growing concern over the deteriorating security landscape in Nigeria, the National Assembly convened on Wednesday to address the shocking suicide bombing attacks that ravaged Gwoza town, Borno State. Lawmakers at the red chamber were filled with dismay and outrage as they reflected on the tragic events of Saturday, June 29th, …

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Senate Passes 1.911 Trillion Naira Budget Allocation for Niger Delta Development Commission in 2024. By Mercy Adewunmi

Senate Passes 1.911 Trillion Naira Budget Allocation for Niger Delta Development Commission in 2024 In a significant move towards promoting development and addressing critical issues in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Senate recently approved a budget allocation of 1.911 trillion Naira for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the fiscal year 2024. This decision followed the presentation of …

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Senate Approves N98.5 Billion Supplementary Budget to Boost Infrastructure in the Federal Capital Territory. By Mercy Adewunmi

Senate Approves N98.5 Billion Supplementary Budget to Boost Infrastructure in the Federal Capital Territory The Nigerian Senate has recently greenlit a supplementary budget of N98.5 billion for the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). This decision follows a thorough review of the report presented by the Committee on FCT. The approval of this supplementary budget demonstrates the Senate’s recognition of the …

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Senate Considers Bill to Control Cattle Rearing Business Amid Farmers-Herders Crisis” By Mercy Adewunmi

“Senate Considers Bill to Control Cattle Rearing Business Amid Farmers-Herders Crisis” In response to the ongoing conflict between farmers and herders in Nigeria, the Senate is considering a bill that would regulate and control the cattle rearing business in the country. Sponsored by Senator Titus Tartenger, the proposed legislation would establish the National Animal Husbandry and Ranches Commission. “As stakeholders …

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