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4 prominent senators who have spent 16 years in the National Assembly

Many Nigerians complain about how state governors always treat their aspiration for a second term as non-negotiable.However, no matter how ambitious a governor is, he cannot spend more than eight years in power in line with the nation’s constitutional provisions.

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4 prominent senators who have spent 16 years in the National Assembly

POLITICS

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is Free: Are You Jealous?

I Rub your hand twice across your forehead Are you sad that I have regained my freedom? Are you jealous that I will start enjoying the billions on Naira I stashed away? Blow your nose Can you smell the whiff of money in my pocket? Are you jealous that I will rejoin the “boys” in the Senate? Are you sad that the monthly millions from the Red Chamber will start flowing in, again? Cleanse your emunctories Sneeze if you like But we are here to stay We are the pretenders that lie with sincerity I am a two ta

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is Free: Are You Jealous?

POLITICS

Few Things You May not Know About Senator Ike Ekweremadu —Francis Akpa

—By Eze, Izuchukwu Ochenwari A Public affairs analyst popularly known as Francis Akpa or CAF blows our mind with few things to know about the former Deputy Senate President and Senator Representing Enugu West District that may interest us. In a short article titled "HE Distinguished Sen Prof Ike Ekweremmadu CFR: An Embodiment of Experience, Competence and Wisdom", Mr Akpa described Ike Ekweremadu as "a detribalized and accomplished parliamentarian who is recognised as a pacesetter with unparalleled love for

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Few Things You May not Know About Senator Ike Ekweremadu —Francis Akpa

POLITICS

Why The Senate Is Called Red Chamber

The Senate is the upper chamber of Nigeria's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria. The National Assembly (popularly referred to as NASS or Red Chamber) is the nation's highest legislature, whose power is to make laws. In this article of mine, I will end up telling you why the senate is called red chamber. It is worthy of note that, the senate consists of 109 senators: the 36 states are each divided in 3 senatorial districts each electing one senator, the Federal Capital Territory elects o

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Why The Senate Is Called Red Chamber

POLITICS

Civil Servants steal Nigeria’s wealth not Politicians - Senator Urhoghide

Source: PoliticsNigeria Senator Mathew Urhoghide, who represents Edo South in the Red Chamber, stated that Nigeria's wealth was taken by public workers rather than politicians as generally assumed. Urhoghide commented on this in a recent interview with POLITICS NIGERIA's Roots TV. He stated officials (counting agents) are accountable for siphoning and mixing enormous amounts of public money.

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Civil Servants steal Nigeria’s wealth not Politicians - Senator Urhoghide

POLITICS

The Tsunami of the Red Chamber

the Red Chamber Precisely July 24th 2018 the upper chamber of the Nigeria national assembly witnessed the massive decamping of 14 senators from the the rulling party of APC to PDP the main opposition party. This caused a large uproar and outcry from Nigerians; where some were happy about the development, for others this decision didn't sit down well with them and they were let fuming about how things is turning out for the rulling party in the Senate. This development brought a lot of issues on it tail; now

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The Tsunami of the Red Chamber

SCIENCE

Drama in senate as RMRDC Boss Lists "Kilishi" as Research Breakthrough

A lot of Nigerians have been reacting badly over the statement made by the Director-General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Professor Hussain Ibrahim, as he identifies the development of Kilishi technology as its major breakthrough and achievement since the agency's creation, 33 years ago. it is indeed a slap to Nigerians that after 33 years of creation and operations, the agency has nothing to show for it. It is like money is just been pump into the agency and some persons ar

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Drama in senate as RMRDC Boss Lists

POLITICS

HATE SPEECH: IS THE SENATE TRULY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE?

The recent response from the Nigeria Senate towards dropping the hate speech bill and propose a bill that prescribes the death penalty for looters is nothing but the interpretation of the metaphor of playing penalty into throwing. The Senate claimed that the Senate President does not have the right to tell any Senator to initiate a bill on the floor of the house. The Red Chamber posits that individual or group that wants such bill to be proposed in the floor of the red chamber should sit side by side with t

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HATE SPEECH: IS THE SENATE TRULY REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE?

POLITICS

Senator Degi Speaks For His People On The 2021 Budget At The Senate Plenary

Senator Degi's Position On The 2021 Budget At The Senate Plenary... The Distinguished Senator representing the good people of Bayelsa East Senatorial District at the Red Chamber reiterated his position on the 2021 budget. He called on the Federal Ministry of Works to consider the Yenegwe - kolo - Nembe - Brass road which has been under construction for over 50years. According to him, this place happens to be the area that is producing the nation's wealth but has no road network connecting it. In his words; "There

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Senator Degi Speaks For His People On The 2021 Budget At The Senate Plenary

POLITICS

GOOD NEWS FOR LOCAL CONTRACTORS AS SENATE INCREASE MOBILIZATION FROM 15% TO 30%

The Senate yesterday, amended the Public Procurement Act, 2007 and jerked up mobilisation of local contractors from 15 to 30 per cent. The Red Chamber also reduced the timeframe within which contracts will be awarded to two weeks. The same now applies for processing and four days to issue certificates to qualified contractors. During the consideration of the report, senators said the current mobilisation fee for local contractors was inadequate and further argued that it usually leads to contracts abando

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GOOD NEWS FOR LOCAL CONTRACTORS AS SENATE INCREASE MOBILIZATION FROM 15% TO 30%

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Senate approves Fresh External Loans for Federal Government.

During the plenary session of the Red Chamber, the House approves fresh external loans of $1.5BN and £995M respectively.After debating on the reports of the house committee on local and foreign debts, the House of Senate approved the loans for the federal government.This was made known by the Chairman of the Committee, Clifford Ordia.

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Senate approves Fresh External Loans for Federal Government.

POLITICS

The Senate urge security agencies to arrest election violence criminals

Senator George Sekibo quoted Orders via the Senate's Twitter handle concerning a motion on public election brutality. The Senate called on security agencies to arrest those behind violent acts that hampered the Kogi and Bayelsa states election process. This was one of the amendments that the Red Chamber reached after raising the issue of the election during the committee meeting. Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said in response to the motion that we are supporting them in condemning this electoral brutality. Citi

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The Senate urge security agencies to arrest election violence criminals

POLITICS

Senate: actuates for compulsory payment of unemployed graduates

The Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to set up an “Unemployment Fund” from where to pay unemployed graduates and youths stipends until they secure employment. It also charged the Ministry of National Planning to “put up mechanisms and programmes that would provide employment for the country’s teeming unemployed graduates/youths at all tiers of government.” Adopting a motion titled “Escalating Rate of Unemployment in the Country” and sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, the Red Chamber equ

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Senate: actuates for compulsory payment of unemployed graduates

ENTERTAINMENT

Today Makes It 1 Year That Ben Muray-Bruce Lost His Wife, See Her Photos And What He Said About Her

Today makes it one year that Senator Ben Muray-Bruce lost his dear wife, Evelyn Murray-Bruce.His dear wife died on the 20th of March, 2020 after a brief illness.The beautiful woman was born on the 22nd of August, 1953.

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Today Makes It 1 Year That Ben Muray-Bruce Lost His Wife, See Her Photos And What He Said About Her

POLITICS

How the Suggestion The Nigerian Senate gave to State Governments will impact the youth

Nigeria is a bicameral legislative state with the House of Representatives and the Senate, known as Red Chamber.The Senate being the senior representative seat of the Nigerian public is always the focus when issues related to legislation are being raised in the country.

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How the Suggestion The Nigerian Senate gave to State Governments will impact the youth

POLITICS

FACTS ABOUT THE CONVICTION OF SENATOR ORJI UZOR KALU:

FACTS ABOUT THE CONVICTION OF SENATOR ORJI UZOR KALU:   It is no longer a breaking news that, two term Governor of Abia state, a sitting Senator and the Majority Whip of the Red Chamber, Senator Orji Uzo Kalu has been convicted for fraud, to the tune of over seven billion naira. Kalu who was tried along with his company, SLOK, has been facing trial for over a decade, after he was arraigned by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for literarily making away with billions of naira alleged to have belo

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FACTS ABOUT THE CONVICTION OF SENATOR ORJI UZOR KALU:

POLITICS

The National Assembly Should Be Renovated, Right? | Rasak Ayanlakin

You cater not for your child(ren), you build luxurious apartments. Your uninstructed children will, one day, challenge, question your extravagance mistaken for investment. The Senate's desire to budget N37bn for the renovation of the National Assembly is not fair enough. The Red Chamber can be likened to a prodigal father who invests in luxurious houses; leaving his children uninstructed, unenlightened.  By analysis of the 2020 budget breakdown, N48bn is budgeted for education, N46bn for health, and our F

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The National Assembly Should Be Renovated, Right? | Rasak Ayanlakin

POLITICS

COVID-19: Nigerian Senators finally succumb to pressure, donate 50 percent of their salaries.

Nigeria's 109 senators have donated 50 percent of their monthly salaries to support efforts at fighting coronavirus in Nigeria. The lawmakers finally succumbed to pressure to donate their salaries after 43 ministers had donated 50 percent of their March 2020 salaries to the efforts. Senator Godiya Akwashiki, the acting spokesman of the Red Chamber explained that the senators made the decision to donate after a keen review of the efforts being made to contain the pandemic in Nigeria. He added that the monthl

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COVID-19: Nigerian Senators finally succumb to pressure, donate 50 percent of their salaries.