Inside The Red Chamber

SENATE BEGINS MOVE TO REDUCE ITS ALLOWANCE ‪#‎OPENNASS

‬In response to the recent outcry from Nigerians against perceived huge allowances being paid to federal legislators, the Senate yesterday began moves to reduce its earnings by constituting a committee to draw a roadmap for the review. The move, which is geared towards ensuring accountability in the […]

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WELCOME SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON).

WELCOME SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM A SHORT RECESS ON TUESDAY, 23 JUNE, 2015 Protocol: 1. Distinguished colleagues, I am especially delighted to welcome […]

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PLENARY PROCEEDINGS OF 1ST DAY OF SITTING OF 8TH ASSEMBLY

PLENARY PROCEEDINGS OF 1ST DAY OF SITTING OF 8TH ASSEMBLY Today- Wednesday,10th June 2015 was the first official day of the Senate of the 8th National Assembly. Today’s session was presided over by the new Senate President- Sen.(Dr.) Bukola Saraki. At the commencement of the session, the […]

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OIL BENCHMARK PRICE OF $78 FOR 2015 BUDGET IS UNREALISTIC- SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI

These are troubling times for the Nigerian economy. Our revenue base is caving in under the stress of falling price of oil in the international market. Due to the drastic and persistent nature of this fall from the highs of $115 in June of this year, it […]

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SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER, 2014

Today, Tuesday the 21st of October 2014, the Senate was in receipt of an executive communication on the request of Mr President to increase the amount of the Diaspora Bond from USD 100 lion to a maximum of USD300 from the International Capital Market. The request was, […]

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Senate Activities for Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Today, Tuesday the 21st of October 2014, the Senate was in receipt of an executive communication on the request of Mr President to increase the amount of the Diaspora Bond from USD 100 lion to a maximum of USD300 from the International Capital Market. The request was, […]

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SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 2014

At the Senate Plenary today, Wednesday 15th Oct.2014, the Senate considered the Conference committee report on the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities(Prohibition) Bill 2014 and approved same. The Bill for an Act to regulate the Business of Equipment Leasing in Nigeria 2014 (SB. 514 & HB. 97) […]

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SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR TUESDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 2014

Yesterday, Tuesday-14th October 2014, the Senate took the 1st Reading of the following bills: i. Equipment Leasing Bill 2014 (SB. 514) Sponsor- Sen.Ita Enang. ii. Nigerian Geological Survey Agency Act 2003 (amendment) Bill 2014 (SB. 515) Sponsor – Sen. Danjuma Goje. iii. N.D.E Act 2011 (amendment) Bill […]

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SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2014

At the Senate plenary proceedings today-17th September 2014, the requests for the confirmation of the following nominations: i. Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze for appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court; ii. Jonah Madugu for appointment as a member of the Federal Civil Service Commission (Benue, […]

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SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR TUESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2014

The Senate resumed plenary proceedings today, commencing with the swearing in of a new Senator, for the Niger East Senatorial District seat in the Senate. The Senate President in his welcome address to all the Senators, outlined the legislative agenda for the remaining months of the legislative […]

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