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Senate Vows To End LAUTECH Crisis

2017-07-23T17:42:13+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Education|

The senate has vowed to bring to an end the crisis bedeviling the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that led to the closure of the institution for almost two years. Speaking while receiving a delegation led by the president of LAUTECH Alumni Association, Professor Adewale Sunday, in Abuja, the President of the Senate, Dr [...]

Senate to Partner Refugee Commission on IDPs, Migrants

2017-07-23T17:46:57+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Security|

The Senate has expressed its total commitment to collaborate with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to ensure effective coordination of intervention efforts geared towards protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of migrants and IDPs in the country. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, made the remarks when the Federal Commissioner for [...]

Social Media Potent Tool In Checking Excesses In Government

2017-07-23T17:38:39+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Speeches & Remarks|

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described social media as a potent tool which put leaders on their toes and help to checkmate excesses in government. Saraki stated this in his goodwill message at the maiden public lecture titled: "Building Parameters for Trust to Achieve Political and National Growth," ‎organised by [...]

Anti-Corruption: Senate Moves to Strengthen Financial Intelligence Unit

2017-07-23T17:58:40+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Legislature|

In-line with its commitment to support the anti-corruption agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, on Wednesday, the Senate resolved to pass a law to establish a substantive and autonomous Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), following the suspension of Nigeria from the EGMONT Group. The EGMONT Group is a network of 152 Member Countries [...]

The 8th Senate today, passed the Whistleblower Protection Bill

2017-07-23T17:54:42+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Legislature|

The Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru, the member representing Niger East in the 8th National Assembly. Otherwise known as “An Act to Protect Persons Making [...]

Smuggling, Greatest Threat To Buhari’s Economic Policy, Says Saraki

2017-07-17T21:04:12+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Economy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has identified smuggling of goods into the country as the greatest threat to the realization of the economic policies of the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Saraki stated this on Monday while declaring open a public hearing on tackling smuggling in the country organized by the Senate [...]

Senate President’s Newsletter 16.07.2017

2017-07-17T20:47:17+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Newsletter|

From the passage of 7 new Bills, to the Senate's intervention in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology 2-year strike. Find out five things that the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, did between Monday, July 11th and Friday, July 14th. SENATE PRESIDENT NEWSLETTER. 16.07.2017 on Scribd

Remarks By The President Of The Senate At The Signing Of A Project Grant Agreement Between NILS & ACBF

2017-07-12T07:33:23+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Legislature|

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES (NILS), HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE SIGNING OF PROJECT GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN NILS, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION, (ACBF) ON MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017. Protocol; 1. On behalf of [...]

Senate Passes Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill

2017-07-12T07:24:13+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Legislature|

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The Bill, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot wounds receive necessary treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies. Speaking on the passage of the Bill, [...]

National Assembly, ACBF Sign $1.1m Capacity Project Agreement

2017-07-11T10:44:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Legislature|

Jul 10 The National Assembly and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), have signed a $1.1million project grant agreement for the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) to enhance the legislative capacity of lawmakers in the West African Sub-region and their staff. The President of the Senate and Chairman of the NILS Governing Council, Dr. [...]

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