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Senate approves 2024 NCC budget of N549.7bn

The Senate at plenary on Thursday, approved 2024 Budget of the Nigeria Communications Commission(NCC) of N549, 674, 311. This followed presentation of the harmonised report of the House of Representatives;by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Sen. Bilbis Ikra (Zamfara Central). Ikra, while presenting a breakdown of the budget, said the sum of N155billion had […]

Bill to adjust judicial officers’ salaries scales second reading in Senate

Bill to adjust judicial officers’ salaries scales second reading in Senate The bill to prescribe salaries, allowances and fringe benefits of judicial office holders in Nigeria has passed second reading in the Senate. The Bill is sponsored by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Bamidele Opeyemi. Presenting the Lead Debate in plenary, the Deputy Majority […]

Bill to protect domestic workers, employers passes second reading in Senate

Bill to protect domestic workers, employers passes second reading in Senate The bill to provide for documentation and protection of domestic workers and employers has passed second reading in Senate. The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Hussaini Babangida (Jigawa North West), while presenting the lead debate, said it was important to have a legislation to […]

Akpabio pledges NASS commitment to national security

AThe President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has assured Nigerians of the National Assembly’s commitment to carrying out its constitutional role in the ongoing effort by various stakeholders to tackle insecurity in Nigeria. Akpabio gave the assurance at resumption of plenary after the National Assembly recess on Tuesday. He said the Upper Chamber would not […]

Senate passes N2.17trn Supplementary Appropriation Bill

The Senate has passed the 2023 Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N2.17trillion. This followed the adoption of the report of Senate Committee on Appropriation at plenary Presenting the report, Chairman of the Committee, Sen.Solomon Adeola (APC-Ogun), said N18billion is for statutory transfers, N1.33trilion for recurrent non -debt expenditure and N1.125trillion for contribution to development fund for […]

Senate confirms Zaccheus Adedeji as FIRS Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed appointment of Mr Zaccheus Adedeji as Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS). The confirmation followed adoption of a motion by the Senate Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti) in the Committee of the Whole. The nominee while being screened in the Upper Chamber, gave highlights of his career profile. […]

N2.1trn Supplementary Appropriation Bill passes 2nd reading in Senate

The 2023 Supplementary Appropriation Bill passed second reading on Tuesday in Senate. This followed the request by President Bola Tinubu for approval of the sum of N2.1 trillion supplementary budget to tackle labour wage adjustments, and other urgent economic needs. Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill, the Leader of the Senate, […]

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