Senate Passes Student Loan Act 2024

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Student Loans Access to Higher Education Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2024. The Senate’s resolution followed its consideration of the report of the Senate committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND, presented by the chairman of the committee, Senator Muntari Dandutse during plenary yesterday. Our correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that […]

Bill seeking five months leave for mourning workers passes second reading

A bill seeking to grant five months leave for female and male workers who lost their spouses has scaled second reading at the House of Representatives. This followed the presentation of the general principles of the bill by the sponsor, Rep. Saidu Abdullahi (APC-Niger) at plenary on Tuesday, who argued that the bill was to […]

Senate Wants Perpetrators Prosecuted, Condemns killing of Soldiers in Delta

The Senate has called on the federal government to apprehend the perpetrators of the horrific killing and bring them to book. The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) had begun mourning the 17 military personnel who were murdered, by also flying at half mast, flags in all military locations in the country. The Upper Legislative Chamber […]

Senate passes Fresh Students Loan Bill for Second Reading

The Senate has passed for second reading the Students Loans Access to Higher Education Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2024. This followed a correspondence by President Bola Tinubu, who wrote to the Senate seeking the repeal of the existing law, and has submitted a fresh bill to be passed into law. This request comes a […]

Senate Inaugurates Ad-Hoc Committee To Probe CBN Anchor Borrowers, Ways And Means

The Senate has inaugurated a 17-member ad-hoc committee to investigate the Ways and Means and the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria  The ad-hoc Committee has six weeks to investigate and report back their findings. The move comes after a decision to probe details of the programmes, based on monies given to […]

Senate Directs Police To Employ 10 Persons Each From 774 LGAs

the Senate, has directed the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force to recruit a minimum of 10 candidates from each of the 774 local government councils in Nigeria. The directive, according to the Upper Chamber, should form part of its annual recruitment processes. The resolution was reached as a result of a motion […]

Senate Sets Up Constitution Review Committee

The Nigerian Senate has announced members of the constitution amendment committee to be chaired by the Deputy Senate President, Jibril Barau, with the Senate leader, Bamidele Opeyemi as the Vice Chairman. Announcing the committee at plenary, the Senate President noted that the 1999 constitution needs a major review, while he asked his deputy to invite […]

The Senate has CONFIRMED the appointment of 11 Supreme Court Justices to fill the VACANCIES on the apex court bench

The confirmation followed the consideration and adoption of a report by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters during yesterday’s plenary. Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that immediate past Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, called on the National Assembly and the Presidency to improve the funding of the judiciary while Sen. Seriake Dickson-Bayelsa […]