The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday said Nigeria can only grow and achieve its true destiny if the present system of governance is rid of corruption.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South in the Senate on Friday, called on the Federal Government to institutionalise peace among the tribes and federating units of the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation gave this admonition in its reaction to the Senate resolution on the fine imposed on telecommunications company, MTN.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Musa Ibrahim, who made this call at the ongoing Nigeria Media Week in Abuja, said that the bill was for the overall benefit of Nigerians and should not be politicised.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos State, on Wednesday hosted the Senate Committee on INEC in continuation of the committee’s oversight visit to assess its preparedness for 2019 General Elections.
The Chairman of the committee, Senator Magnus Abe, gave the charge when the committee paid an oversight visit to agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Senate Committee, led by the Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya, was received on behalf of the governor by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi.
The Senate is working toward harmonising all the regulations on electricity theft and tampering, which are scattered in several other regulations, into a single bill.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has reiterated Senate’s commitment to fast-tracking passage of the Nigerian Police Reform Bill.
The Senate Committee on Works on Sunday expressed displeasure over the slow pace of work on the ongoing shoreline protection of the Apapa trailer park project in Lagos.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution urging security agencies to thoroughly investigate the alleged assassination attempt on its Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu.
The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has threatened to release video clips of how his house was invaded by alleged assassins .
This was even as the Senate embarked on the investigation of SIP and Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme.
The Senate had approved N242 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for next year’s elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm Abike Dabiri, as Executive Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Diaspora Commission.
The Senate on Tuesday in Abuja passed two bills establishing Federal polytechnics in Aba, Abia and Silame, Sokoto State.