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

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