The bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the amendment of Sections 65 (2) (a), and 131 (d).
"so powerful both at the parliament and back at home"
This is despite that he will not be performing any legislative function from prison.
The bill seeks to regulate the use of social media and curb fake news on the internet.
Here are some of the senators who have openly supported the social media bill to silence the masses.
The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, formally made the announcement on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday.
The Senate Committee on Gas on Wednesday said it has uncovered a fresh illegal withdrawal of $1.15 billion by NNP.
Danjuma Goje said the election could not be funded entirely from the service wide votes as earlier approved.
List of senators who will not return to the red chamber and why.
“Please, rest assured that I am still in the PDP.”
The swearing-in took place at the Senate on Wednesday.
His explanation was contained in letters read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday.
During the break, the president also rejected the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and five constitutional amendment bills.
The list was released Tuesday in a statement by the spokesperson of the party, Yekini Nabena.
Issues expected to be on the agenda of the meeting include the string of defections in the political space, the rumoured plan to impeach Mr. Saraki and the pending 2019 elections supplementary budget.
“I did not send officers to attack him, please call Gwagwalada police to confirm if they have reports,” Mr Janga said.
It's been a busy day so far for the leader of Nigeria's senate, Bukola Saraki.
The group comprises mostly members of nPDP, and defunct CPC, ANPP and ACN.
The National Assembly may consider impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to accede to their demands.
The theft of the Senate mace by suspected thugs was, at best, carried out with the connivance of security agencies, and likely sponsored and carried out by security agents.
President Buhari said that herdsmen who had killed hundreds of Nigerians were trained and armed by Gaddafi.
Saraki, has approved the appointment of Abubakar Danladi as his Special Adviser on Special Duties.
The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has angered a number of his colleagues for lifting the veil on the N13.5million illegal allowances.
The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has revealed that he and his colleagues receive N13.5 million monthly as “running cost.”
THERE was drama on Monday at the new wing of the Senate complex in Abuja after a National Assembly official physically assaulted the senate deputy minority whip, Abiodun Olujimi.
Here is the complete breakdown of the major events and decisions of the Senate this week
Because of the demands of the presidential office, Mr. Buhari has limited time to control the oil industry.
The judgment has now cancelled an earlier order directing all parties involved to maintain status quo.
If eventually passed by the House of Representatives and signed by the president, the bill will restructure some organisations like the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
The youngest age a person needs to run for elective office in Nigeria is 30 years at the level of a member of the House of Representatives or the State House Assembly
Senate summoned Amaechi over exclusion of South East projects in the $5.9bn Chinese loan.
The bills will ensure the war against corruption is fought from all angles.
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The Red Chambers passed the budget shortly after the House of Representatives passed it.
The budget showed that the National Assembly has budgeted N125bn as against N115bn in 2016.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said the chamber will ensure the passage of the bill on Thursday.
Mark said Jonathan caused a delay in the passage of the bill because of Obama.
Sen. Adeleke died at the age of 62 at Bikets Hospital in Oshogbo
The speaker said since the census would not be possible in 2017, it should be conducted after 2019.
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Former Senate Leader Ali Ndume's suspension has made it the second senator to be suspended since the 8th Senate came to place
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The Senate cited an indicting report by the secret police
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