The allegation is contained in a press release titled: “Ongoing attempt to destabilize the minority parties in the Senate would be resisted” and signed by eight Senators.
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Lawan had announced on Tuesday that the Upper Chamber would hold its valedictory session on Thursday.
This was even as the Upper Chamber called on the National Emergency Management Agency, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Border Communities Development Agency to undertake an “on-the-spot” assessment of the affected communities with a view to determining the extent of the problem and providing relief to the affected persons.
The piece of legislation, which scaled second reading on the floor during plenary on Tuesday, seeks to review the legal framework for the regulation of Medicine and Dentistry in Nigeria.
This was even as the Upper Chamber advised the Central Bank of Nigeria to make foreign exchange readily and easily accessible for the aviation sector, and make the interest rate a single digit for airlines so as to reduce the cost of capital.
Lawan stated this in his closing remarks moments before the Upper Chamber adjourned plenary till September 15, 2020.
This was just as the Upper Chamber rejected a call on the Federal Government to establish Federal Paper Mills in each geopolitical zone of the country.
Alhaji MaiMala Buni, Yobe Governor-elect, has appealed to members of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress to endorse the candidature of Senator Ahmad Lawan for Senate President.
The representative of Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has stated that his colleagues rejected the bill seeking to phase out electric cars because they still live in the stone age.
Senator Ali Ndume, Borno South Senator in the Upper Chamber, has said the battle for the number one office in the 2019 general elections will be a contest between the looters and the patriotic people especially, the masses.
The Senate has adjourned plenary session till November 6, to allow the various standing committees to embark on oversight of Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The Senate has urged anti-corruption agencies to avoid undue publicity in their determination to expose and prosecute cases of corruption.
It further requested the executive to act in conformity with Sections 80 (1-4) and 162(1-3) of the 1999 Constitution (Amended) in its revenue receipt and expenditure.
She said that the level of women participation in politics and appointment into positions was still low, and urged that more women should be given chance or supported for elective and appointive positions.
Indication emerged on Monday that Senate is set to accelerate consideration of President Jonathan’s $1 billion request to fight insurgency in the North East.