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SENATE NEWS: Mark Mourns veteran Journalist Odunewu

LEGISREPORTS NG - President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, yesterday described the demise of veteran Journalist, Alhaji Alade Oduenwu otherwise called "Allah De" as a great loss to the Journalism profession and the nation. In a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Mr. Paul Mumeh, Senator Mark pointed out that Odunewu was one of those who fought for the actualization of the ...

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SENATE NEWS: Senate goes on 7weeks vacation, adjourns till 17th September

LEGISREPORTS NG - The Senate during Thursday's plenary adjourned sitting for a period of recess that would last for a bit over a month and Two weeks.The upper chamber moved for adjournment immediately after consideration and passage of the third amendment of the 2013 it had received from President Goodluck Jonathan. Also considered and approved was the report of the Senate Committee on States and Local Gove ...

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SENATE NEWS: Senate okays Jonathan’s 4.9trn 2013 budget 

LEGISREPORTS NG - Following the prolonged delay which haunted the eventual passage of the 2013 budget owing to a disagreement over modifications made by the National Assembly to the initial proposal received from the executive, the Senate yesterday, finally caved in to President Goodluck Jonathan's original N4.9 trillion 2013 budget proposal by passing same into law.The decision to pass the 2013 budget as r ...

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SENATE NEWS: Senate report indicts PDP, Jonathan, Amaechi in Rivers Assembly crisis

...Seeks re-deployment of Police Commissioner LEGISREPORTS NG - The report of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration has indicted President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience Jonathan, Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the National hierachy of the Peoples' Democratic Party of being responsible for the political crisis that has plunged the Rivers State House of Assembly into chaos. T ...

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SENATE NEWS: Child Marriage controversy: How Senate was blackmailed – Mark

…Says Senate to revisit section 29(4)(b) LEGISREPORTS NG – The Senate President, David Mark, has said that the senate was blackmailed into the recent child marriage scandal that has smeared the reputation of the upper chamber following reactions and controversies that trailed last week’s voting on the report of the Constitution Review Committee seeking to amend section 29 clause 4.The Senate President state ...

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SENATE NEWS: Senate backs NIMC on dismissal of 3,099 workers

...Wants commission to re-absorb 96 disengaged workers   LEGISREPORTS NG - The Senate yesterday backed the dismissal of 3,099 workers from service by the management of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), one coming at the heels of a series of protests carried out sometime within the year by affected officers to the National Assembly challenging their unfair disengagement.   The decision of t ...

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SENATE NEWS: Mark, wife sympathize with First Lady over mum’s death

LEGISREPORTS NG - President of the Senate, Senator David Mark and his wife, Helen yesterday sympathized with the First Lady, Patience Jonathan over the death of her mother, Madam Charity Fyneyaco Kalada, who died in an auto crash along Elele-Isiokpo road, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, Mark in a condolence message to President Goodluck Jonathan, the First Lady, Dame a ...

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SENATE NEWS: Rivers Crisis – Gaya’s Senate report indicts Police Commissioner

LEGISREPORTS NG - The Senate committee on State and Local Government in its report to the upper chamber of the National Assembly has indicted the Rivers State police commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu over the crisis bedeviling the state. LEGISREPORTS recalls that the Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya led committee, was on 10 July mandated by the Senate to visit Rivers and investigate the remote and immediate causes of ...

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SENATE NEWS: 2013 Budget – Senate bows to Jonathan, set to pass amendment Wednesday

  LEGISREPORTS NG - The Senate has disclosed that it will pass the third amendment to the 2013 budget earlier sent to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan today, which specifically proposed changes to certain categories of expenditure to this year's budget.   The disclosure was made through the Senate Committee Chairman on Information and Media, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe on Tuesday ...

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NASS NEWS: Presidency wants 10 years jail term for Human Trafficking

  LEGISREPORTS NG - The Presidency has proposed a minimum jail sentence of 10 years for offenders under the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2013 presently before the National Assembly.   The move to so do was disclosed during a public hearing on the bill on today, and organised by the Joint Committees of both Chambers on Judic ...

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