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Recession: Senate to fast-track passage of PIB, Other Critical Laws

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Press Releases 
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The Senate has resolved to prioritize and fast track the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and other legislations capable of contributing to the quick recovery of the national economy, and provide favourable level playing environment for both local and foreign investors. This was part of the 20 points resolution passed by the Senate [...]

Senate Probes FG’s Spending On North-East Crisis

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Press Releases 
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To Hold Public Hearing Senators to donate N33m to IDPs The Senate on Tuesday set-up an adhoc committee to probe spendings by the Federal Government on the humanitarian crisis in the North-east in view of the allegation of massive diversion of relief materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The Adhoc Committee chaired by [...]

Senate To Support Upward Review of Amnesty Program Fund

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today (Saturday) said the Senate will support any proposal from the executive to increase the fund slated for the amnesty programme in the 2016 Appropriation Act. Saraki who was speaking to journalists at the Presidential Villa after the Change of Guards ceremony to mark the nation's 56th Independence Anniversary [...]

Happy Independence Day Nigeria: The Senate President’s Message

2016-10-01T07:06:24+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians from all walks of life to collaborate with the Federal Government in order to ensure the nation emerged from the current economic recession stronger, more united, developed and self reliant. Saraki in his message to mark the nation's 56th Independence Anniversary signed by [...]

Ex-IGP Inyang was a dutiful Officer, Says Saraki

2016-10-01T17:48:17+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the late former Inspector General of Police, Obong (Sir) Etim Okon Inyang, as a dutiful and patriotic officer who served the nation meritoriously. Saraki in a condolence message to the immediate family of the deceased, the government and people of Cross Rivers State said the [...]

Edo Polls: Saraki Congratulates Obaseki

2016-10-01T17:35:17+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his victory in yesterday's gubernatorial election. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Obaseki's success as well deserved and expected by those who [...]

Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill Passes Second Reading in Senate

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Releases 
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...Saraki: “We are a gender-friendly Senate, Adeyeye: “Like Federal Character, Nigeria needs Gender Character” The Senate on Thursday approved the second reading of the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) Bill. The Bill, which seeks to promote the importance of women in the Nigerian society, was re-introduced for its First Reading on June 15th, 2016, after [...]

National Assembly To Boost Youth Participation In Governance

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said the National Assembly is committed to ensuring greater youth participation in governance to guarantee the country's future. Speaking when he played host to the Nigerian Youth Parliament, led by its Speaker, Hon. Ayodele John Obe, in Abuja, Saraki said part of the change policy [...]

Senate Deepens Debate On Way out of Economic Recession

2016-12-15T13:57:14+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Economy, Press Releases 
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The Senate yesterday deepened the debate on the way out of the current economic crisis Kickstarted by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki in his speech on Tuesday. At Wednesday plenary which was dedicated wholly to the debate, 24 Senators gave their opinions on how to exit the harsh economic realities. Among the far [...]

Saraki Challenges MTN, Private Firms To Contribute To Sports Development

2016-12-15T13:57:14+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday challenged MTN Nigeria to play an increased role in sports development in the country. Speaking to reporters after a courtesy call by a delegation of the MTN Group in Nigeria led by Brig. Gen. Sani Bello (Rtd) and Ferdinand Moolman, Saraki emphasised that there was [...]

How to Make Current Recession the Shortest Ever

2016-12-15T13:57:14+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Economy, Press Releases 
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As part of its contributions to efforts to find immediate solutions to the current economic recession in the country, the Senate on Tuesday commenced debate on the issue with its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki making a 14-point recommendation to the Federal Government on how to make the crisis the shortest ever in history. The [...]

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