No fewer than 5000 members of the All Progressive Congress, APC on Sunday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu.

The Senate, on Thursday, postponed the presentation of the report on the 2017 Appropriation Bill to Tuesday.

Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, revealed that the reason for the postponement was because both chamber of the National Assembly were still harmonising the versions of the report.

He said, “I have also equally been informed that by the grace of God, definitely, the Budget 2017 will be laid on Tuesday.

“Having said this, Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I will move that we stand down this report to Tuesday, the next legislative day.”

Deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu said the senate was putting final touches to the report in order to transmit it to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Following opposition from lawmakers, the Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, dropped the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps.

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that he had no deal with opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the emergence of Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said on Sunday in Enugu that he joined politics primarily to address marginalization of the Igbo race.

There are indications that the Presidency may have finally settled for the removal of Ibrahim Magu, a deputy commissioner of police, as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC.)

Four hundred people were killed by meningitis in our country in the last few days.

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, suspended former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume for six months over false allegation he levelled aagainst the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Dino Melaye.

The deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the return of schools belonging to churches and other religious organizations to their original owners. He however gave credit to government for building upon the successes on ground before those schools were taken over from their owners.

The Senate, on Tuesday, approved the probe of Senate President Bukola Saraki, over the alleged importation of a Range Rover without paying Customs duty.

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