Showing posts with label SENATE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SENATE. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Senate asks service chiefs to resign

The upper legislative chamber on Tuesday July 21, asked the service chiefs to step aside following the killings of soldiers who are fighting insurgency and banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria.

The senate reached the resolution following a motion sponsored by Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south and chairman of the committee on army. He expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Randy lecturers face 14 years jail term as Senate passes Sexual Harassment Bill

The Senate has passed the Sexual Harassment Bill which is to stop sexual abuse of female undergraduates in tertiary institutions in the country. The bill titled: 'A Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress Sexual Harassment of students in tertiary educational institutions and for matters concerned therewith, 2019', was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President. Ovie Omo-Agege, and 106 other senators.

The bill among many things is geared towards promoting and protecting ethical standards in tertiary institutions. It will also protect students against sexual harassment as well as prevent sexual harassment of students by educators in tertiary institutions.

The bill which has 27 clauses, proposed up to 14 years jail term, with a minimum of 5 years, without an option of fine for any educator who commits sexual offenses in tertiary institutions. The bill defines sexual offenses as including sexual intercourse with a student or demands for sex from a student or a prospective student or intimidating or creating a hostile or offensive environment for the student by soliciting for sex or making sexual advances.
Other forms of sexual harassment identified in the bill are grabbing, hugging, kissing, rubbing, stroking, touching, pinching the breasts or hair or lips or hips or buttocks or any other sensual part of the body of a student; or sending by hand or courier or electronic or any other means naked or sexually explicit pictures or videos or sex-related objects to a student, and whistling or winking at a student or screaming, exclaiming, joking or making sexually complimentary or uncomplimentary remarks about a student’s physique or stalking a student.

When the bill was read on the floor of the Senate and passed its second reading in November 2019, Omo-Agege addressed fears that some female students might see this as an opportunity to make false claims about a lecturer or educator.

"On suggestions of inadequate sanctions for students who falsely accuse educators of sexual harassment, the reality is that this bill prescribes expulsion for those students. In addition, an educator whose character is maligned is at liberty to sue for defamation under the law of defamation which is well-settled in our jurisprudence and needs no duplication in this bill.

There is also the suggestion that some students, especially females, harass educators by their mode of dressing and that this bill may not be doing enough to protect educators. I understand this concern. However, the educator can activate institutional disciplinary actions against such students," he explained.

The bill was read for the first time on October 9, 2019.
Recall that a documentary, Sex for Grades, released by the BBC last year, exposed two lecturers of the University of Lagos, and a lecturer of the University of Ghana for sexual harassment. The documentary sparked reactions from many Nigerians who described the issue as a norm in many Nigerian universities.

Senate asks FG to rename Ibadan airport after former Oyo state gov, Abiola Ajimobi

Senate asks FG to rename Ibadan airport after former Oyo state gov, Abiola Ajimobi

The Senate has asked the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport after the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Ajimobi died on June 25, of COVID-19 complications.

At the Senate plenary on Tuesday July 7, Senator Abdulfatahi Buhari moved the motion proposing the renaming of the airport after Ajimobi and it was seconded by Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Senator Buhari had eulogized the late Ajimobi, who was a member of the 5th Senate from 2003 to 2007.

The red chamber thereafter observed a minute silence in honor of Ajimobi.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Senate Reacts To The Death Of 3 Corpers, Calls For NYSC Overhaul

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The Senate on Thursday called on the Federal Government to overhaul the National Youth Service Corps Scheme.

The call followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye (APC Central).

The Senate also called on the government to improve on medical facilities in all NYSC orientation camps across the country and deploy experienced medical personnel to the NYSC medical centres.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Senate Pledges To Intervene In Plans To Increase Cost Of Data

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As anger trails NCC directive to telcos to hike tariff

Nigerians have reacted angrily to the recent directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to telecom operators to increase the tariff for data services, with several of them calling on the National Assembly to intervene in the matter.

In reaction to the NCC directive, MTN has started sending out bulk messages to its subscribers alerting them of the planned increase. The text message read: “Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st Dec, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC to operators. Thank you.”

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Ben Bruce Questions Why Pilgrims Get Forex At Special Rates

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Common Sense Senator Ben Murray Bruce have revealed that Nigerian airlines are having difficulties servicing airplanes because they cannot get forex.

Senator Bruce questioned why pilgrims get forex at special rates while airlines can’t get it to buy parts and are flying planes that could drop.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Buhari’s N10trillion Loan Request: My Colleagues Shocked Me – Ndume

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The Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday said senators voted against President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for 29.9 billion dollars foreign loan ‎due to technical issues.

Briefing newsmen shortly after plenary, Ndume, who said that he was shocked that the request suffered such setback, expressed optimism that the issues would be resolved and the request would be represented.

“The problem came on a technical ground; it is supposed to go to the committee level and the committee is supposed to take a look at it.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Senate Confirms Ejembi Eko, Amina Augie As Justices Of The Supreme Court

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The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the nomination of Justice Ejembi Eko and Justice Amina Augie to be inaugurated into the members of the Bench at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

In the electronic votes conducted by the Senators on Tuesday, a total of 38 Senators voted in support of Justice Ejembi Eko while only 1 Senator voted against.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Ambode Berates Senate For Rejecting Bill To Grant Lagos Special Status

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has berated the Senate for turning down a bill meant to grant Lagos special status which will entitle the state to a special grant.

The Senate on Wednesday vote overwhelmingly against the bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

In a statement on Thursday, Ambode commended Senator Tinubu for pushing the need for Lagos State to be recognized and rewarded with a Special Status and Grant into the forefront of national discourse even if the import of that request is lost on a number of her colleagues.

In a release signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Ambode said that history would remember Senator Tinubu kindly for her thoughtfulness and courage in promoting the bill that sought a special recognition for Lagos State as the commercial capital of Nigeria as well as one per cent of federally generated revenue in view of its socio-economic importance to the entire country.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013


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Hundreds of workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly (NASS) complex in protest over N11 billion salaries and allowances arrears.

Inscriptions on the placards displayed by the aggrieved workers which conveyed their anger say “Stop deduction of pension from our salary” “N10,000 Owners Occupier Housing is fraudulent”; “Pay us our allowances”, among others.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


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 Nnenna Edu a member of RCCG - The Good Shepard's Pasture was abducted at gunpoint on Sunday morning 14th April 2013 alongside her driver in front of the church (near Ozone Sabo-Yaba) while trying to park her Black Toyota Corolla KZ 593 EKY. The car was found same evening with her bag & Shoes at Ijebu-Ode where the tracker stopped the car. An eye witness said the armed men changed into a Honda car and drove away with Nnenna and the driver!!!

Pls join us in fasting & prayers asking God for mercy, safe return  and confusion in the camp of the enemy.
Pls if u have any useful information,  kindly contact 08023507500, 08055352923 or the nearest police station..!

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Monday, 15 April 2013


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Here is a full picture of the salary of the Nigerian senator :
Basic Salary (BS) = N2,484,245.50
Hardship Allowance: 50% of Basic Salary = N1,242,122.75
Constituency allowance: 200% of BS = N4,968,509.00
Furniture Allowance: 300% of BS = N7,452,736.50
Newspaper allowance: 50% = N1,242,122.70
Wardrobe allowance: 25% = N621,061.37
Recess Allowance: 10% = N248,424.55
Accommodation: 200% = N4,968,509.00
Utilities: 30% = N828,081.83
Domestic Staff: 35% = N863,184.12
Entertainment: 30% = N828,081.83
Personal Assistance: 25% = N621,061.37
Vehicle Maintenance Allowance: 75% = N1,863,184.12
Leave Allowance : 10% = N248,424.55
One off payments (Severance gratuity): 300% = N7,452,736.50
Motor Vehicle Allowance: 400% of BS = N9,936,982.00
Total per month = N29, 479, 749.00

Some one please tell me all these figures are just concocted, the same senate rejected a bill to give unemployed graduates N20,000 or so monthly, please some one tell me its all a lie, am waiting am angry
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