Friday, January 18, 2019

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    Facebook to train Nigerian senators

Facebook to train Nigerian senators

Popular online networking site, Facebook, will hold a special training for members of Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber.According to Isa Galaudu, chief of staff to Senate President Bukola Saraki, a delegation led by Facebook’s African head of public policy, will arrive the country at the weekend ahead of the training scheduled for Monday.Galaudu said the programme was in line with the [...]

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    Saraki tells banks to expose corrupt customers

Saraki tells banks to expose corrupt customers

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged banks to assist the federal government in the fight against corruption by reporting suspicious accounts and transactions.According to Sani Onogu, Saraki’s media assistant, the senate president made the call when the management of Fidelity Bank Plc visited him at the national assembly on Thursday.The statement quoted Saraki as saying banks were at a vantage [...]

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    UPDATED: S’Court suspends Saraki’s CCT trial

UPDATED: S’Court suspends Saraki’s CCT trial

The Supreme Court has suspended the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the code of conduct tribunal (CCT).In its ruling on Thursday, a five-man panel led by John Fabiyi‎ ruled that the CCT should wait pending the determination of an appeal that Saraki filed at the apex court.‎"Further proceeding at the CCT should be stayed pending the hearing of the [...]

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    Senate orders probe of ‘dubious’ TSA licence

Senate orders probe of ‘dubious’ TSA licence

The senate has ordered its committee on finance, banking, other financial institutions and ‎public account to carry out a holistic investigation on the management of the treasury single account (TSA).In a motion co-sponsored by 35 senators, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, had alleged that there were underhand practices in the management of the TSA.He observed that "in the course [...]

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    Marafa: Saraki leading the senate with ‘tyranny’

Marafa: Saraki leading the senate with ‘tyranny’

Kabir Marafa, representative of Zamfara central senatorial district in the national assembly, has expressed displeasure over the constitution and composition of the standing committees of the eighth senate.Addressing journalists at the end of plenary on Tuesday, Marafa accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of  encouraging "legislative tyranny" at the red chamber.He said the committees were "illegal, null and void," because the senate did not approve [...]

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    There’s no juicy committee in 8th assembly, say senators

There’s no juicy committee in 8th assembly, say senators

Some senators on Saturday in Abuja, said that there is nothing like “juicy committee” in the 8th national assembly under the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The senators, who spoke in separate interviews with NAN, likened the perceived juicy committees to corruption that characterised the past administration.Ibn Na’Alla, deputy leader of the senate, said he did not understand what [...]

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    Saraki ‘undergoing persecution, not prosecution’

Saraki ‘undergoing persecution, not prosecution’

Ibn Na’Allah, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Kebbi state, has described the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki as “persecution and not prosecution”.In an interview with NAN, Na’Allah, who is also the deputy majority leader of the senate, said the lawmakers decided to suspend plenary on Thursday in solidarity with Saraki.The lawmaker said majority of his colleagues [...]

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    UPDATED: Saraki loses in fresh bid to stop trial

UPDATED: Saraki loses in fresh bid to stop trial

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja.In his ruling, Ibrahim Buba, the presiding judge said the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the case.Saraki is being tried at the tribunal for alleged false asset declaration.Arguing that the [...]

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    Again, PDP senators reject Amaechi

Again, PDP senators reject Amaechi

Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected Tuesday's votes and proceedings held for the confirmation of Rotimi Ameachi, former Rivers state governor, and some of the nominees confirmed by the upper chamber last week.Although the senate adopted the votes and proceedings, the PDP senators were firm in their dissent.When Senate President Bukola Saraki posed the question for the adoption [...]

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    Buhari: The constitution requires me to have 36 cabinet members, not 36 ministries

Buhari: The constitution requires me to have 36 cabinet members, not 36 ministries

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that not all nominees will emerge as substantive ministers in his cabinet.Speaking on Tuesday shortly after Senate President Bukola Saraki presented the list of ministers to him, the president said he limited the number of his nominees to 36 in line with the constitution.He commended the senate president and the leadership of the senate for [...]

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    Saraki loses to CCT at appeal court

Saraki loses to CCT at appeal court

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the appeal of Senate President Bukola Saraki against his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The court on Friday dismissed the argument of Saraki that the CCT was not a court of competent jurisdiction to handle the criminal charges preferred against him."The CCT is a court of criminal jurisdiction, albeit limited [...]

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    Tension in senate over Amaechi’s confirmation

Tension in senate over Amaechi’s confirmation

‎The atmosphere at the senate got tensed over the ministerial confirmation of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state.Resuming from a closed session, the lawmakers argued across party lines.Biodun Olujimi, a PDP lawmaker from Ekiti state, had earlier raised a point of order, asking the senate to suspend the confirmation of ministerial nominees until it considered the report of the committee on [...]

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    Senate opposes N64bn runway for Abuja airport

Senate opposes N64bn runway for Abuja airport

The senate on Wednesday kicked against the N64 billion contract for the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.In a three-point motion by Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West), the senate acknowledged the urgent need for a second runway at the airport, but said the contract sum was “just too exorbitant” .The senate also urged the [...]

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    Senate postpones plenary, ministerial screening

Senate postpones plenary, ministerial screening

The Nigeria senate will resume plenary on Thursday, and not Wednesday as earlier scheduled, Nelson Oyewo, acting clerk of the senate, has said.Oyewo disclosed this to journalists at the national assembly on Tuesday, but did not state the reason for shift in date. The one-day extension to resumption of plenary means the ministerial screening billed to continue tomorrow will no [...]

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    Amaechi, ‘last man standing’ of Buhari’s first batch of ministerial nominees

Amaechi, ‘last man standing’ of Buhari’s first batch of ministerial nominees

Apart from Adebayo Shittu, the nominee from Oyo state, and Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, all the nominees in the first batch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list have been screened while all but one have been confirmed as ministers.After series of postponements, expectations were very high that Amaechi – now the most popular ministerial candidate – will [...]

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    I will never disrespect Saraki, says Amaechi

I will never disrespect Saraki, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state and ministerial nominee, says he holds Senate President Bukola Saraki in high esteem and would never disrespect him.Amaechi, who said there was a deliberate attempt to create animosity between him and Saraki, described as untrue, reports that he protested over the delay of his screening.“There was a report that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi [...]

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