Nigeria Senate: One Week, One Trouble


Senate president, Bukola Saraki

The eighth Senate is fast gaining notoriety for always being in the news for the wrong reasons. Since the inauguration of the Senate where the red chamber was rocked by leadership tussle, the Saraki- led Senate has not passed a week without one scandal or the other.

From the allegations of missing budget, to padded budget; Code of Conduct Tribunal trial of the Senate President; plans to gag the social media; drama during the ministerial screening to the disparaging comments made by Senator Dino Melaye on Governor Adams Oshiomhole, it has been a house of comedy.

In the past few weeks, Senate Leader, Ali Ndume has been in hot water for saying Nigerian men should marry more than one wife starting with the senate president, guess Mrs Saraki will not be welcoming Senator Ndume to her house anytime soon. As the dust is yet to settle on Ndume’s comment, a bill on gender parity which aims to end violence and discrimination against women was thrown out putting the Senate once again in the wrong side of the public. I can bet my money that in the coming days the Senate will be in the news for another scandal.  At this rate by the end of the eighth Senate, Nigerians may be happy to see them leave.


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