Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

2020 Budget passed by the senate .

by Precious Aniekwenaon December 5, 2019
The Senate on Thursday passed the 2020 Appropriation Bill.  In passing the budget, the lawmakers increased the total sum from N10.330,416,607 to N10.594,362,364. The Senate also increased the benchmark price of crude from 55$ to 57$, however, the exchange rate at N305 to 1$ was retained. Senator Ibrahim Jibrin, the chairman committee on appropriations explained […]

SERAP, BudgIT, 6,721 Nigerians sue Senate over plan to spend N5.5bn on cars

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 1, 2019
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 concerned Nigerians have dragged the National Assembly Service Commission to court in efforts to stop the Senate from spending a proposed N5.550 billion budgeted for purchase of luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate. The group filed a lawsuit […]

Dino Melaye Returns to Senate

by Breaking Timeson February 25, 2019
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has been declared winner of the Senatorial election held on Feb. 23. The Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Bala announced in the early hours of Monday in Lokoja. The News Agency of Nigeria NAN,reports that  Melaye polled 85, 395 votes to […]