Thursday, February 13, 2020

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    Bill seeking to establish community police passes second reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish community police passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish community police forums across the country has passed second reading at the senate. Speaking on Thursday, Haliru Jika, chairman, senate committee on police, said the bill also seeks to address deficiencies in pension, living conditions and weaponry among other issues. Jika explained that some of the challenges confronting the police have persisted because of the "draconian and [...]

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    Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked. Lawan said this on Thursday while speaking on a motion sponsored by Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno. The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone. But some senators [...]

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    Omo-Agege: Constitution review panel will consider confab report

Omo-Agege: Constitution review panel will consider confab report

Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, says the constitution review committee, which he chairs, will consider the recommendations of the 2014 national conference report. The conference was convened under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and chaired by late Idris Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). The conference proposed solutions to a number of the country's challenges. President Muhammadu Buhari has not shown interest in the [...]

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    Lai: NTA will compete with CNN — if we get $500m loan

Lai: NTA will compete with CNN — if we get $500m loan

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking is approved, the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN). The Guardian quoted the minister as saying this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans. The $500 million is part of the $30 billion loan [...]

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    Coronavirus: Nigeria has exported over 100m face masks illegally, says senator

Coronavirus: Nigeria has exported over 100m face masks illegally, says senator

Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, says Nigeria has exported over 100 million face masks to Asia illegally owing to coronavirus virus outbreak. Ubah said this on Thursday while moving a motion entitled "Urgent need to checkmate unpatriotic profiteering and illegal exportation of face masks to Asia". TheCable can not independently verify the claim. The senator said illegal exportation of these face masks [...]

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    Omo-Agege presides over senate plenary — for the first time

Omo-Agege presides over senate plenary — for the first time

Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy president of the senate, on Thursday, presided over the affairs of the upper legislative chamber -- for the first time. Omo-Agege took over the dais from Senate President Ahmad Lawan who had begun presiding over the day's business. The moment the deputy senate president took charge of legislative business, James Manager, senator representing Delta south, moved a point of [...]

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    ‘N128m for TVs’, ‘N74m for photocopiers’ — inside customs’ 2020 budget

‘N128m for TVs’, ‘N74m for photocopiers’ — inside customs’ 2020 budget

The senate has passed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) budget of N238 billion for 2020. The budget was passed after Francis Alimikhena, chairman of the senate on customs, presented a report for consideration. Alimikhena said N98 billion out of the N238 billion would be spent on personnel cost while N15 billion and N123 billion would be spent on overhead and capital costs respectively. Details [...]

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    Ekpenyong sworn in as senator representing Akpabio’s district

Ekpenyong sworn in as senator representing Akpabio’s district

Christopher Ekpenyong, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, has been sworn in as the senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west. The oath of office was administered on Ekpenyong by Musa Abdullahi, deputy clerk of the senate, after Senate President Ahmad Lawan called for it. The PDP candidate was first sworn in June after he defeated Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, in the general [...]

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    Senate confirms Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor

Senate confirms Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor

The senate has confirmed the appointment of Kingsley Obiora as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Obiora's appointment was confirmed after Uba Sani, chairman of the senate committee on banking, presented a report for consideration. Sani, while presenting his report on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday, said Obiora's nomination was in accordance with section [...]

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    Senators demand sack of service chiefs, ask Buhari to declare emergency on insecurity

Senators demand sack of service chiefs, ask Buhari to declare emergency on insecurity

Some senators have called for the sack of the service chiefs over rising insecurity in the country. Speaking on the high level of insecurity in the country, the senator said the current service chiefs should be allowed to leave "having done their best". Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, said the issue of funding is not the problem of the military but [...]

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    Insecurity: Abaribe asks Buhari to resign

Insecurity: Abaribe asks Buhari to resign

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the spate of insecurity in the country. The minority leader said this in reaction to a statement credited to the president where he expressed surprise over the country's insecurity. Abaribe, while contributing to a debate on a motion on the country's insecurity, said those in charge of the country's [...]

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    We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will "vigorously" pursue the implementation of community policing. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address to welcome back his colleagues from a six-week recess. The senate president said community policing could tackle the growing spate of killings and kidnappings across Nigeria. "The senate is going to pursue the implementation of community policing vigorously. To [...]

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    Senate: We wouldn’t turn a blind eye to petitions against Omo-Agege

Senate: We wouldn’t turn a blind eye to petitions against Omo-Agege

Godiya Akwashiki, senate spokesman, says the senate is ready to investigate any petition against Ovie Omo-Agege, the number two man at the upper legislative chamber. Akwashiki said this on Tuesday while fielding questions from reporters at the national assembly. The spokesman had been asked if the senate would constitute a committee to investigate an alleged indictment of Omo-Agege. The deputy senate president has [...]

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    Buhari writes senate, says NDDC interim management will remain till after audit

Buhari writes senate, says NDDC interim management will remain till after audit

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially communicated his decision on the interim management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the senate. In December, the president in a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, said the interim management would remain until the forensic audit of the commission is completed. Buhari had said when the audit is completed, the NDDC board would [...]

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    Lawan: Nigeria’s security has deteriorated, loss of lives unacceptable

Lawan: Nigeria’s security has deteriorated, loss of lives unacceptable

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the country's security has deteriorated. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address of welcome on the floor of the senate. While stating the effect of insecurity on the economy, the senate president said the continuous loss of lives is unacceptable. He said there is a need for the senate "to speedily seek for solutions to fix the [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is working towards passing the petroleum industry bill (PIB) before the end of the year. He said this while speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday. "Whatever the mystery, we are determined to pass the PIB before the end of this year by the grace of God. The PIB is so important because until you [...]

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