Friday, September 20, 2019

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    FULL LIST: Buhari reconstitutes NDDC board, names ex-Edo deputy gov chairman

FULL LIST: Buhari reconstitutes NDDC board, names ex-Edo deputy gov chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Pius Odubu (pictured), a former deputy governor of Edo state, as chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).Odubu served as the deputy of Adams Oshiomhole when the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the governor of Edo state.Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary in the office of the secretary to the government of [...]

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    VIDEO: IPOB supporters attack Ekweremadu in Germany

VIDEO: IPOB supporters attack Ekweremadu in Germany

Some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), on Saturday, attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Nuremberg, Germany.Uche Anichukwu, the senator's media aide, released a statement on behalf of his principal saying the attack occurred during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east.Following the incident, Ekweremadu assured Ndigbo and his supporters [...]

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    Senate wants FG’s 40% share in DisCos sold to foreign investors

Senate wants FG’s 40% share in DisCos sold to foreign investors

The senate has advised the federal government to divest its 40% stake in electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to foreign investors.Senate President Ahmed Lawan gave this advice in Abuja when he received the management team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) led by Usman Mohammed, its managing director.In a statement by the TCN, Lawan said experts in the field should be [...]

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    Don’t issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly, court tells Obaseki

Don’t issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly, court tells Obaseki

A federal high court in Port Harcourt has directed Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, not to issue a fresh proclamation letter to the state house of assembly.On Tuesday, the senate had given the governor a week ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.In reaction, Obaseki said he would not obey the [...]

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    Alaafin: Why senate under Saraki frustrated Magu

Alaafin: Why senate under Saraki frustrated Magu

Lamidi Adeyemi III, the alaafin of Oyo, says the senate under Bukola Saraki frustrated the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman because its members had something to hide.The alaafin’s comment was contained in a statement issued by Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, on Thursday.According to the statement,  the monarch made the declaration in his palace when Friday Ebelo, Ibadan Zonal [...]

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    Edo assembly crisis: I won’t issue a fresh proclamation, Obaseki dares senate

Edo assembly crisis: I won’t issue a fresh proclamation, Obaseki dares senate

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says the senate has gone beyond its constitutional powers in giving him an ultimatum over the state assembly crisis.On Tuesday, the senate gave the governor a week ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.A misunderstanding between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and [...]

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    Okorocha chairs tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Okorocha chairs tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has reconstituted the standing committees of the upper legislative chamber.Lawan made the announcement on Tuesday before the senate adjourned for its annual recess.While naming chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the various committees, the president of the senate said they were now ready to engage the executive on various issues bordering on governance.Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past deputy [...]

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    Senate confirms ALL ministerial nominees

Senate confirms ALL ministerial nominees

The senate has confirmed all the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari.The nominees were confirmed after the upper legislative chamber deliberated on the screening  on Tuesday.Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees to the senate on July 23.Senate President Ahmad Lawan had read the letter of the president at plenary after which the senate suspended its annual recess [...]

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    Senate gives Obaseki one-week ultimatum to issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly

Senate gives Obaseki one-week ultimatum to issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly

The senate has given Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, a week ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.A misunderstanding between  Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Obaseki had led to the factionalisation of the state assembly.Nine lawmakers loyal to Obaseki were secretly inaugurated on June 17, leaving [...]

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    How it went: Senate screens ministerial nominees (Day 4)

How it went: Senate screens ministerial nominees (Day 4)

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    EXTRA: Fashola having grey hair because he handled three ministries, says Okorocha

EXTRA: Fashola having grey hair because he handled three ministries, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Babatunde Fashola started having grey hairs when he began to handle three large ministries.Fashola, the immediate past minister of power, works and housing, was among the returning ministers nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for his second tenure.Speaking on Monday during the screening of ministerial nominees at the senate, Okorocha said the three ministries [...]

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    Enugu airport should be shut, says Sirika

Enugu airport should be shut, says Sirika

Hadi Sirika, former minister of state for aviation, says Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, should be shut.Sirika, who is one of the ministerial nominees, spoke when he appeared before the senate for screening confirmation on Friday.Describing the runway of the airport as an eyesore, he said it is not befitting of a modern airport.“I visited Enugu airport as minister thrice [...]

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    The ‘bow and go’ senate of Ahmad Lawan

The ‘bow and go’ senate of Ahmad Lawan

Ahmad Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking ‘’rubber stamp’’ on the senate. Though he had said the senate, which he leads, would not dissolve into the executive as an appendage; his actions have betrayed this gasconade.Soon after he became senate president, Lawan assumed the ‘’volunteer role of unofficial spokesman’’ of President Buhari and saddled himself with ‘’interpreting [...]

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    Ministerial nominee pleads to bow and leave screening without questioning

Ministerial nominee pleads to bow and leave screening without questioning

Mohammed Bello, ministerial nominee from Adamawa state, pleaded to bow and leave the screening exercise without questioning on Wednesday.The senate gave ministerial nominees who are either former or current members of senate, house of representatives or state house of assemblies, the privilege to take a bow and leave without questioning.Despite falling outside the category, Bello, a former minister of the federal [...]

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    EXTRA: Senate asks ‘loyal’ ministerial nominee to ‘take a bow and go’

EXTRA: Senate asks ‘loyal’ ministerial nominee to ‘take a bow and go’

Abubakar Aliyu, ministerial nominee from Yobe state, was given a preferential treatment during the senate screening on Thursday.Shortly after he appeared before the senators, the nominee, who is the immediate past deputy governor of Yobe, was asked to "take a bow and go", a treatment accorded former lawmakers.Although Aliyu has no legislative background, he was exempted from questions because the upper [...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Who’ll be finance minister? Is Lai off ICPC hook? Is Tinubu now pacified?

MATTERS ARISING: Who’ll be finance minister? Is Lai off ICPC hook? Is Tinubu now pacified?

At last, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the list of his cabinet members to the senate for confirmation. The list, which comes two months into his second term, has 43 names, including members of his former cabinet. Below are key highlights from the list as observed by TheCable. WHO BECOMES MINISTER OF FINANCE?Although Zainab Ahmed, the former minister of finance, was re-nominated [...]

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