Articles Posted in the " Senate " Category


  • Senate orders NERC to suspend electricity tariff hike

    Senate orders NERC to suspend electricity tariff hike

    Nigeria’s senate president, Bukola Saraki has revealed that the senate has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend increase of electricity tariff. Saraki in a post on social media said the move became necessary because an increase in cost without improvement in service delivered is unacceptable. “Today, the 8th Senate directed the Nigerian […] Post from PM News


  • Senate Leader assures of rancour-free session

    Senate Leader Ali Ndume on Monday assured of a rancour-free session among members of the Senate on resumption on Tuesday. Ndume gave the assurance at a news conference in Abuja against the backdrop of the call by some senators for the resignation of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. He said it was unconstitutional […] Post from PM News


  • President Buhari appoints new DG (Budget), Special Adviser, Planning

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as the Director-General (Budget). Notice of the appointment is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president. It stated that Abdullahi, a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of […] Post from PM News


  • 2016 Budget Proposal: Don’t change our plans, Fashola begs Senate

    The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN on Wednesday led the management team of his Ministry at the 2016 Budget Defence Session of the Senate Committee on Works with a passionate appeal that the focus and plan of the proposed plans be retained in order to achieve the much desired change […] Post from PM News


  • PDP BoT appoints Sen. Jubrin as acting National Chairman

    The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed its acting Secretary, Senator Walid Jubrin as the new acting chairman of the board. This was contained in a communiqué issued by the Board after its meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. The communiqué was read by Jubrin, who said he would act […] Post from PM News


  • For the love of Nigerians, Saraki dumps senate work for PR

    Seun Bisuga Nigeria’s senate president, Bukola Saraki has added a new job function to his long Résumé. The number one lawmaker in Nigeria has taken to Public Relations in a bid to boost and advertise Made-in-Nigeria goods and services. Showing his love for Nigerians and Nigeria, the former Kwara governor used his official Twitter account […] Post from PM News


  • Obasanjo lauds BAT Nigeria’s role in economic development

    Funsho Arogundade Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has praised the private sector for their positive roles in economic development and jobs creation. Obasanjo stated this on Tuesday during the commissioning of British American Tobacco Nigeria head office in Ikoyi, Lagos. The former president, who was the chief guest at the event, highlighted the important role companies […] Post from PM News


  • UI staff shut school over non-payment of allowance

    GBENRO ADESINA/IBADAN In what appears to be the first baptism of fire for the administration of the 12th Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, who resumed office about two months ago, the premier university witnessed a shut down Wednesday by the members of staff. As early as 7am, the non-academic […] Post from PM News


  • Senate pledges support for EFCC

    Chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Godfrey Chukwuka Utazi, has expressed the readiness of the Committee to support the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the discharge of its statutory duties. Speaking at the 2016 budget defence session held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the National Assembly in […] Post from PM News