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Breaking: Senate gets new Minority Leader, Whip

Breaking: Senate gets new Minority Leader, Whip

Senator Philip Tenimu Aduda (FCT) has been named as the new Minority Leader of the Senate. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made the announcement in a letter he read during the plenary on Tuesday. The letter was signed by the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samuel Anyanwu. Lawan also announced Senator Chukwuka Utazi as the Senate Minority Whip. The seat of the Minority Leader became vacant following the defection of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) from the PDP.
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2023: Why Rt. Hon. Uko Nkole Should Represent Abia North At The Senate

2023: Why Rt. Hon. Uko Nkole Should Represent Abia North At The Senate

It is an indisputable fact that " opportunity abused cannot be regained "the sacrosanctity of having Rt Honourable Uko Nkole represent Abia North at the red Chamber cannot be over-emphasized, this is so because of the poor representation and involvement of Abia North in the national scheme of things in ensuring that this Senatorial District receives in maximum her share of the National Cake( dividends of democracy), hence, the imperativeness of a change of barton of leadership. The all-important question now is WHO WILL GO FOR US? Rt Honourable Uko Nkole (MR PROJECT) is the God's Sent, who has risen…
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2022 budget deficit jumps to N7.35tn, Buhari to borrow N965bn

2022 budget deficit jumps to N7.35tn, Buhari to borrow N965bn

• President writes Reps, seeks amendment to 2022 Fiscal Framework The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has written a letter to the House of Representatives, informing the parliament that the deficit in the 2022 Appropriation Act has risen by N965.42bn to N7.35tn. Consequently, the President said the Federal Government would borrow funds to fill the gap. Buhari, therefore, called for an amendment to the Federal Government’s budget and the fiscal framework for 2022.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.509.0_en.html#goog_877067980 Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, read out the cover letter on the executive bill, titled, ‘Submission of the Revised 2022 Fiscal Framework’, and dated April…
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National Assembly fights Malami back, appeals Electoral Act judgment

National Assembly fights Malami back, appeals Electoral Act judgment

The National Assembly has begun moves to thwart the actions of some members of the federal executive who are bent on removing  Section 84(12) from the Electoral Act 2022. The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the nation’s apex legislature had started the process of appealing the judgment of a Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, which removed Section 84(12) from the Electoral Act. Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act bars all political appointees including ministers, commissioners and aides from contesting or voting in any party primary. Some members of the executive, including the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the…
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Senate approves six new law schools across geo-political zones

Senate approves six new law schools across geo-political zones

The Senate yesterday, approved the establishment of six new campuses of the Nigerian Law School across the six geo-political zones of the country.ADVERTISING The approval of the additional law schools was sequel to the consideration of Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, All Progressives Congress, APC, Ekiti Central-led Senate Committee on  Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Legal Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The bill was sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi, APC, Kogi West. Accordingly, the Senate approved the Jos Law School Campus, Plateau State; and Kabba Law School Campus, Kogi State for the North Central geo-political zone. The Chamber also…
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