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Nigerians Disappointed With Senate For Confirming Ex-Service Chiefs As Ambassadors – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says Nigerians are disappointed with the Senate for confirming Ex-Service Chiefs as ambassadors. The red chamber on Tuesday confirmed Abayomi Olonisakin, former chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, former chief of army staff; Ibok-Ete Ibas, former chief of naval staff, and Sadique Abubakar, former chief of air staff,…

Senate Confirms Bawa As EFCC Chairman

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The confirmation was done after a screening exercise that lasted for over two hours and presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Bawa ushered into the hallowed Chamber at 11.45am by the Senior Special Assistant…

Senate Confirms Ex- Service Chiefs As Non-Career Ambassadors

The senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of the Ex-Service Chiefs as Non-Career Ambassadors. They include former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. Others are former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique…

Senate To Investigate Causes of Gas Tanker Explosions

The Senate on Wednesday directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream, Gas Resources to investigate the remote and immediate causes of gas tanker explosions in parts of the country, with a view to preventing a recurrence and report back in two weeks. The upper chamber has also urged the regulatory and licensing authorities of the Department…

Why The Senate Must Consider and Approve the $30Billion Loan, By Kelvin Adegbenga

In his loan request letter to the National Assembly last Tuesday, 25th of October, 2016, President Buhari said the external loan, will fund targeted projects cutting across all sectors with special emphasis on infrastructure, agriculture, health, education, water supply, growth and employment generation. Other sectors, he said, included poverty reduction through social safety net programmes…

Saraki Appeases Tinubu With Plum Senate C’ttee Post

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has announced the restructuring of leaderships of the Senate’s committees. In the latest reshuffling, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a member of anti-Saraki Unity Forum, was named chairperson of Committee on Environment, while Kabiru Marafa, Saraki’s main critic, was appointed chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. Before now, he used to…

Saraki, Ekweremadu, FG To Clash In Court Today

Today, Monday, June 27, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, are expected to be brought before an Abuja High Court by the Federal Government over an alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules. Two other persons would be charged alongside Saraki and Ekweremadu. It is believed that it would be a…

Ambassadorial List: Senate Summons SGF, Minister Over Omission

The Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, have been asked to appear before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs over omissions and irregularities in ambassadorial nomination. The Senate gave this directive on Wednesday following a Point of Order raised by Joshua Dariye at plenary…

Senate Hints Stripping Buhari Of Power Of Assent

The Nigerian Senate has disclosed that it plans to strip President Muhammadu Buhari of powers to assent the ongoing constitution amendment. This was made known by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu at the ongoing retreat by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review, in which he is the Chairman of. Speaking at the programme held…

Buhari Sends Ambassadorial Nominees To Senate

The list containing nominees for ambassadorial positions has been forwarded to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was contained in a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday and read before the lawmakers by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. According to the letter, the nominees are career diplomats who will oversee Nigeria’s mission outside…