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Tell Nigerians what Senators earn -SERAP

Dr Bukola Saraki...SERAP, Nigerians ask questions on Senators' pay

*Does Nigerian Senators earn N3bn annually? Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Bukola Sakari to “urgently explain to Nigerians if it is true that a Nigerian Senator gets N29 million in monthly pay, and over N3 billion a year.” Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman Presidential Advisory …

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Senate objects to devolution of power, votes in independent candidacy

Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

By Sandra Onyekwere Nigerian Senate on Wednesday voted against devolution of power which ought to transfer more powers from the Federal Government to States. The Upper Parliament is currently voting on the amendment processes of the 1999 constitution. According to the result of the electronic voting on devolution of power, …

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18 Senators committed N368billion alleged fraud

18 Senators on EFCC radar

*EFCC radar may prosecute 11 Senators Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating 18 senators for an alleged N367.5billion fraud. Of the 18 senators under investigation, seven are already on trial. Some of the cases date back to 10 years. One of the senators is being investigated for alleged …

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Senate adds to economic burdens of Nigerians with fuel price increase

Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...wants Nigerians to pay more for fuel

*Motorists, households to pay N5 tax on every litre * Govt to maintain roads with funds *IPMAN, NUPENG oppose move By Sandra Onyekwere Nigerians’ economic woes and burdens will increase according to plans by the National Assembly. A fresh increase in the pump price of petrol products is planned. This …

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Ikoyigate: Senate to expose suspended SGF’s collaborators

Prof Yemi Osinbajo...supports complete Nigerian products and services

*Osinbajo committee will end up a ‘family affair’ Nigerian Senate has vowed to expose officials who profited from embattled Engineer Babachir David Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federations (SGF) in the grass cutting scandal, if the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo’s committee’s proceedings are conducted in a closed …

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EFCC: Okutepa drags Senate to court over ICPC, EFCC Chairmen

Jubrin Samuel Okutepa (SAN)...drags Senate to court to test the law

*You have no power to confirm ICPC, EFCC bosses Abuja-based legal practitioner, Jubrin Samuel Okutepa (SAN), has dragged the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria before a Federal High Court Abuja over its power to confirm the appointments of ICPC and EFCC Chairmen as it runs contrary with the …

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Unbearable choices ahead of Bukola Saraki

Dr Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari...unbearable choices in Abuja, Kwara

*Another Saraki marionette for Kwara Government House? From Tunde Mohammed Before the main issue (future of Kwara), I do not know how Senator Bukola Saraki feels these days but for sure he must be suffering some mental and callous punishment not fit for an Omoluabi going by the frequency and scale …

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Ali Ndume suspended by Senate for six months

Senator Ali Ndume...suspended

 *Made no comments yet on his suspension Former Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, was on Wednesday suspended by the Senate for six months. This suspension gambit had been in the works and was rightly predicted by www.gongnews.net The suspension of the Senator was based on the report of …

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Paris Club loan: Bukola Saraki to resign or be impeached this week

Muhammadu Buhari and Dr Bukola Saraki...you have to resign or face the available consequences

*He may face murder charges early next week *Why Ali Ndume was hurriedly suspended Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, may be forced to write his own resignation letter or be impeached. This is arising from the Paris Club loan refund scandal which involves some of his present and former aides …

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