#SPSpeaks – Senate Plenary Of Wednesday 12th August 2015

Confirmation of Mr. President’s nomination for INEC REC from Jigawa State, Mr. Abdulahi Kaugama “The Senate, in the committee of the whole, considered the request of Mr. President, C-in-C, for the confirmation of the appointment as Resident Electoral Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission. The nominee answered questions from Distinguished Senators on electoral matters and a number of issues; thereafter, the committee approved the nomination of Abdulahi Adamu Kaugama as a Resident Electoral Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral … read more

Legislative Comments For Tuesday 11th Aug 2015

Today, the Senate discussed a Motion on the Unfair Trade Practices of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria. The motion was brought to the floor by Senator Sam Egwu (Ebonyi North). As electricity generation and distribution is a crucial development determinant, Nigerians from allover the country have high expectations in this regard. Despite privatization of the GENCOs and DISCOs, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to ensure that Nigerians enjoy stable electricity. In this … read more

Senate Begins Move To Reduce It’s 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 Senate, is the first of its kind since 1999. It was also in fulfillment of the promise made by Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, last week after a meeting with the leadership of … read more

Senate’s recess and Matters Arising.

Senate’s recess and matters arising The adjournment of Senate’s plenary to July 21, 2015,  was meant to give the Senate Ad-Hoc Committees on Legislative Agenda and Review of the Senate’s Finances time to conclude their work and submit their reports. The two committees were given one-week to submit their reports. However, the Senate assured that it will reconvene at any time before the adjourned date to consider any matter of urgent national importance or to attend to any national assignment requiring its … read more

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 you back to the hallowed Chamber of the Senateafter a short recess. It is my hope that the recess afforded some of us time to rest from the dizzying activities ofelections and inauguration … read more

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 Senators called the attention of the Senate President to the misspelt names of some Senators. The corrections were noted and amended accordingly. The Senate President, Sen. Saraki urged all Senators to cross check … read more

SENATE PLENARY PROCEEDINGS FOR TUESDAY 2ND OF JUNE 2015

The Senate took a motion congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari and some of their colleagues in the National Assembly on their successful inauguration as President and State Governors respectively. Some of the Senators who discussed the motion, urged President Buhari to remember his campaign promises and not renegade on them. They advised him to drive his corruption agenda fearlessly and judiciously, not leaving out any sacred cows in the pursuit of this agenda. Former President Goodluck Jonathan was also praised for … read more

SENATE PLENARY PROCEEDINGS FOR TUESDAY 26th May 2015.

At today’s plenary proceedings, the Senate sitting in the Committee of the whole, took the clause by clause consideration of the Report of the Joint Committee on Agriculture and Environment, on the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (est.etc) Bill 2015 and approved the clauses as recommended. The Bill was read for the 3rd time and passed. A similar consideration of the Committee on Establishment’s Report on the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria Bill 2015 was commenced, … read more

SENATE PLENARY ACTIVITIES FOR THURSDAY 14th MAY 2015

Senate received the following reports as laid before it :- i. Report of the Joint Committee on Agriculture and Environment in the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (Est. Etc) Bill 2015. ii. Report of the Joint Committee on Communications and Judiciary on the Electronic Transaction Bill 2015. iii. Report of the Joint Committee on Communications, Judiciary and National Security and Intelligence on the Interception of Communication Bill 2015. The Report of the Conference Committee on Violence against Persons … read more

SENATE PLENARY PROCEEDINGS FOR WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2015

At the Senate plenary proceedings today,13th May 2015, the Senate in a closed session discussed the Constitution of the FRN (fourth alteration) Bill 2015 and deferred same to another legislative date. The Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs (est )Bill 2015 was presented and read for the 1st time. The Report of the Committee on Capital Market on the nomination of Mr Munir Gwarzo for appointment as the DG of SEC was considered by the Senate sitting in the Committee of the … read more