Browsing: Godswill Akpabio

The 10th Senate on Tuesday expressed unhappiness about the frequent jailbreaks that have been happening across the country in recent years. This happened as the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, expressed regret that many jailbreaks have happened following a change of name from the Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigeria Correctional Service. Akpabio mentioned this while discussing a bill to amend the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission Act, highlighting the 'deception' in adopting the name, Nigeria Correctional Service.

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, on Monday, said President Bola Tinubu is his father and Senate President, Godswill Akpabo, his “big brother.” The governor, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, added that party politics is over while urging that political party differences should not be a factor in working for the […]

The Senate committee investigating the N30 trillion Ways and Means loans acquired from the Godwin Emefiele-led Central Bank of Nigeria by the Federal Government announced it will request an extension for the investigation period. At the start of the panel on March 11, 2024, Senate President GodsWill Akpabio gave the panel a […]

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Monday, gave his support for the creation of state police across the country. Akpabio expressed his support in Abuja at a national policy dialogue on state policing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review. The event which attracted prominent Nigerians including former military Head of State, […]

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund announced on Wednesday that it will commence a pilot phase of the student loan program with applications from public tertiary institutions, including federal and state universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. It also anticipates President Bola Tinubu's appointment of a chairperson, a Managing Director, and two Executive […].

The Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has declared that religion cannot divide Nigeria as a nation. Akpabio made the declaration on Monday evening when he had Iftar (breaking of fast) with his Muslim colleagues.   In his remarks at the occasion attended by some Senators who are of the Christian […]

The Senate may be set to recall Senator Abdul Ningi from his three-month suspension. The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, gave this indication while fielding questions from reporters on arrival from the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Ningi was suspended for three months after about three hours of debate over his interview where […]

Eyiboh Eseme, the media aide to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has responded to the letter written to his principal, demanding that the suspension placed on Senator Abdul Ningi ( PDP, Bauchi Central) be lifted. Ningi, through his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), gave the Red  Chamber a seven-day ultimatum to lift the suspension or face litigation. The […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to bring back Senator Abdul Ningi, who was suspended for three months due to his accusation of budget padding. Ningi,the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central, was suspended for three months over an interview in which he alleged that the National Assembly padded the 2024 […]