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The Senate on Thursday approved death penalty for dealers and importers of cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs into the country. The proposed capital punishment also applies to manufacturing, trafficking, dealing in or delivery of hard drugs by any means. The Senate arrived at the resolution on the floor of the red chamber after deliberations […]

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 absence of Close Circuit Television Cameras, coupled with a low fence, caused the jailbreak experienced at the Kuje Custodian Centre on July 5, 2022, the Nigerian Army has said. The Army disclosed this on Wednesday during the investigation instituted by the House of Representatives Joint Committees on Reformatory Institutions, Justice, Police Affairs, Interior, and […]

The Senate on Tuesday passed for second reading, the amendment to the Extradition Act, 2004. In his lead debate, the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti-Central), said in the proposed law, Section 2 (1) and Section 7(4) of the Act are to be amended. He explained that in Section 2, the “Act is amended to […]

The Senate has condemned the killings of 16 personnel of the Nigerian Army by armed groups during a peace mission to the Okuama Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday. Amongst those killed are the commanding officer, two Majors, one Captain, 12 soldiers, and one civilian who lost their lives […]

The Senate has approved the N1.1tn Federal Capital Territory 2024 Appropriation Bill for a second reading. A detailed breakdown of the N1.1tn budget showed that N280bn was allocated for overhead, N726bn for capital projects, and N140bn for personnel, making the total budget N1.147tn. Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, the bill's sponsor and Senate Leader, led the discussion on Thursday, stating that the appropriation bill considered the FCT administration’s revenue and expenditure forecasts in line with the Federal Government's fiscal and developmental policies.