Senate News

I’m glad Senate didn’t confirm me, says Magu

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Punch , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Trump, who is also trying to fend off a huge probe of his election campaign’s contacts with numerous Russian officials, describes the mounting legal assault as a “witch hunt.” Experts mostly agree that a sitting president cannot be indicted for alleged crimes, while Republican control of the Senate currently means that conviction in an impeachment trial would also be unlikely.

The Independent , Uganda Dec 13, 2018

U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Reuters , Africa Dec 13, 2018

Buhari’s withholding of assent to electoral bill in nation’s interest -Ayogu Eze

All Progressives Congress Enugu State 2019 governorship candidate, Senator Ayogu Eze, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s withholding of assent to the Electoral Bill recently passed by the Senate is in the nation`s interest.

Punch , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

Counties to consult public on projects under proposed law

However, this will come to an end should the County Ward (Equitable Development) bill 2018 tabled by the Senate committee on Finance and Budget, become law.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

Amina defies AG over D+ cut for teacher training

The CS told the Senate’s committee on education that the lowering of grades was done in accordance with legal provisions and following the Kenya National Qualifications Framework Regulations, 2018.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

Amina ignored ministry on curriculum, report shows

Related Content Return to 8-4-4 as new primary school curriculum suspended The technical team that accompanied her to the Senate on Tuesday, including Education PS Belio Kipsang and the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD) chief executive Julius Jwan, dismayed.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

Ministry summons new curriculum steering committee for Friday meeting

When she appeared before the Senate committee on the Education last week, Amina said the country was not ready because the infrastructure was not in place and teachers had not been properly trained and pupils did not even have requisite furniture.

The Star , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

Uhuru's full speech at historic launch of UHC in Kisumu

I, therefore, call on the National Assembly and the Senate to fast-track all legislation that will secure this initiative for Kenyans and for generations to come.

The Star , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

Ondo artisans declare support for Mimiko's Senate bid | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

Members of the Ondo State Artisans and Trade Union, OSATU, on Thursday, endorsed and declared their support for former Governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, as their preferred candidate to represent Ondo Central Senatorial district at the Senate in 2019.

The Guardian , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018