Today, the Senate held a highly productive plenary session.

Today, the Senate held a highly productive plenary session. Earlier in the day, we started out with a Ministerial Briefing by the Minister of Finance on the Monetary/ Fiscal Policies being adopted to salvage the current economic situation in the country. Later on in the session, we passed the final clause-by-claus e reading of the Repeal and Re-enactment of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act of 1955, which is aimed at opening up Nigeria’s railway sector to private sector participation in … read more

Promise Kept by Senate

Promise Kept by Senate   Saraki Keeps Promise as Senate Passes Law to Curb Abuse Against People with Disabilities The Senate today (Wednesday, July 13th, 2016) passed for its third and final reading the ‘Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill (2016) (SB 22).’ Taking to his social media pages to comment on the development, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki stated that the bill is highly important as it seeks to curb the abuse in all forms of … read more

Saraki Calls for Legislation to Address Marternal Mortality on International Day of the Midwife

Saraki Calls for Legislation to Address Marternal Mortality on International Day of the Midwife As the Inaugural Global Midwifery Conference in Nigeria rounds off in Abuja, in commemoration of the International Day of the Midwife, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated midwives across the nation for their contributions towards the healthcare of Nigerian women and newborns. The Senate President, who is a medical doctor by profession, stated that over the years, midwives have helped to improve the … read more

Electricity Tariff Hike: NASS Will Act In The Interest Of The Masses- Bukola Saraki

Electricity Tariff Hike: NASS Will Act In The Interest Of The Masses- Bukola Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday pledged that the National Assembly would act to ensure that the electricity tariff hike is resolved in the interest of the people. Addressing the rally comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other electricity consumers who besieged the National Assembly Complex, Abuja to protest the recent increment … read more

Saraki tasks ECOWAS Parliament on war against terrorism

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, to join hands with Nigeria and the International Community in the ongoing war to wipe out terrorism from the region. Saraki who stated this in his goodwill message at the inaugural session of the 4th Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, said unless the region acts in unison to eliminate the scourge of terrorism, it would be difficult to restore … read more

#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