Brazil’s Senate impeaches President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer. With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the centrist Temer will… Read More Brazil’s Senate impeaches President Dilma Rousseff

National Assembly scrutinizes, passes 2016 Budget

The National Assembly, on Wednesday, debated the report of Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriation on the 2016 Appropriation Bill before proceeding on its Easter recess. The debate and passage took place after weeks of buck-passing on alleged missing figures and errors in the budget estimates. With the report, the National Assembly approved… Read More National Assembly scrutinizes, passes 2016 Budget

Senate to approve supplementary budget of N465.6billion next week

Strong indications emerged yesterday that the Senate will next week pass the 2015 supplementary appropriation bill of N465, 636,926,857 billion. The 2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill passed the second reading yesterday after it was presented for consideration by Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume, APC, Borno South. In his lead debate, Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume said… Read More Senate to approve supplementary budget of N465.6billion next week

Abuja Airport N63.5billion runway contract approval queried by Senate

THE Senate, yesterday, queried the N63.5 billion approved for the construction of the second Runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, saying it was an attempt to ‘steal and rape’ Nigerians of the country’s common patrimony. It, however, called on the government to urgently construct a second runway at the airport and urged it… Read More Abuja Airport N63.5billion runway contract approval queried by Senate

President Obama nominates openly gay man to lead the Army

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Eric K. Fanning to be secretary of the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch. The U.S. Senate must confirm Fanning before he can lead the Army. “Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role,”… Read More President Obama nominates openly gay man to lead the Army

Senate probes Ministry of Power permanent secretary for N3.5billion scam

As the senate probes into the management of funds appropriated to the power sector from the Olusegun Obasanjo civilian administration to date, there were revelations weekend of alleged diverting of the sum of N3.5bn meant for the payment of participants of the scheme by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Power, Dr. Godknows Igali. In… Read More Senate probes Ministry of Power permanent secretary for N3.5billion scam