Thursday, July 18, 2019

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    Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

The senate has confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communcations Commission (NCC).The upper legislative chamber under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had rejected him.Abubakar (north-east) was confirmed alongside Millionaire Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central) as non-executive commissioners.Also, Abu Galadima was confirmed as NIPSS director-general.The nominees were confirmed after Teslim Folarin, senator representing Oyo central, presented [...]

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    Senate to convene another security summit

Senate to convene another security summit

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative will hold another summit in a bid to tackle the country's insecurity challenges.Ahmad disclosed this on Tuesday while commenting on a motion debated upon by his colleagues.Ayo Akinyelure, senator representing Ondo central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader.The planned summit [...]

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    Lawan: I’m not a rubber stamp… we’ll challenge Buhari’s govt

Lawan: I’m not a rubber stamp… we’ll challenge Buhari’s govt

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he will not be a "rubber stamp" to the executive.Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, quoted the senate president as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians, a group led by Joy Emordi, former senator representing Anambra north.Lawan said it is "laughable" that he is being referred to as "rubber stamp", vowing that the [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll get Buhari’s ministerial list this week

Lawan: We’ll get Buhari’s ministerial list this week

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will be in receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list before the end of the week.Lawan said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday after Albert Bassey, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, raised the issue.Bassey said there is need for Lawan to urge Buhari to send the list since [...]

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    VIDEO: Don’t threaten me with suspension, Senator Abbo tackles Remi Tinubu

VIDEO: Don’t threaten me with suspension, Senator Abbo tackles Remi Tinubu

Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, did not take it calmly on the first hearing with the senate ad hoc committee set up to probe him. Abbo, who is currently facing a public backlash after a video of him assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop went viral, had apologised but his action at the senate committee hearing on Tuesday [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha calls for creation of happiness ministry to tackle suicide

EXTRA: Okorocha calls for creation of happiness ministry to tackle suicide

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says a happiness ministry should be created to tackle suicide and rape cases.Okorocha said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Theodore Orji, senator representing Abia central.Orji's motion was on the "rising incidence of suicides amongst Nigerians."Okorocha, an immediate past governor of Imo state, argued that a [...]

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    Senators advocate death penalty for child rapists

Senators advocate death penalty for child rapists

Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central; and Thompson Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east; have both advocated death sentence for child rapists.The senators moved for the penalty while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Rose Okoh, senator representing Cross River north, on Tuesday.Oko had drawn the attention of the upper legislative chamber to the growing rate of rape [...]

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    Buhari seeks senate’s confirmation of NCC, NIPSS nominees

Buhari seeks senate’s confirmation of NCC, NIPSS nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked to the senate to confirm nominees for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).The president's request was contained in three letters read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan(pictured) on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.Buhari based his request on section 8 (1) of NCC act and [...]

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    Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Olumuyiwa Owolabi-Atobatele (pictured), a photojournalist, has accused Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, of assault.Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral.The senator later admitted that he erred and tendered an apology.But hours after apologising, Owolabi-Atobatele narrated his encounter with the lawmaker whom he said ordered [...]

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    Senate sets up committee to probe lawmaker who assaulted woman

Senate sets up committee to probe lawmaker who assaulted woman

The senate has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate Abbo Elisha, senator representing Adamawa north, for allegedly assaulting a woman.The committee was set up following a motion sponsored by Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.Moving the motion on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday, Sani said his credibility is at stake over the incident."That has gone [...]

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    Lawan: With N750,000 monthly salary, my office needs proper funding

Lawan: With N750,000 monthly salary, my office needs proper funding

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says his office needs proper funding as his monthly salary is N750,000.Lawan spoke when members of "The Senators Forum" paid him a visit at his office on Tuesday.He said the national assembly needs "proper funding" because the legislature is critical to the development of the country."I receive N750,000 as my salary. My office needs to be [...]

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    Ex-Saraki aide pulls out of Lawan’s media team

Ex-Saraki aide pulls out of Lawan’s media team

Olu Onemola has stepped down from his position as special assistant to the senate president on new media.Onemola was appointed by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on June 19. He held same position while working for Bukola Saraki, Lawan's predecessor.However, his appointment and that of others who worked for Saraki sparked controversy.In an internal memo to Lawan, seen by TheCable on [...]

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    APC group accuses Lawan of compensating Buhari’s enemies

APC group accuses Lawan of compensating Buhari’s enemies

A group known as All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders Forum has protested some  appointments made by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.Lawan appointed Festus Adebayo, columnist, as his media adviser. The senate president also retained Olu Onemola and Tope Olowoyeye, aides of Bukola Saraki, his predecessor.The appointments have generated controversy, especially online.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Abu Andrew, forum's [...]

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    North-west group hails army over efforts to restore peace in Katsina, Zamfara

North-west group hails army over efforts to restore peace in Katsina, Zamfara

The North- West Peace and Reconciliation Network has hailed the Nigerian army over its efforts towards returning peace and sanity to Katsina and Zamfara states and their environs.The group, commended the troops for their "tireless efforts" in ensuring sustainable peace and tranquility across the North-West and the nation at large.Danladi Ali, national chairman of the northern, group said "Operation Harbin [...]

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    Ihedioha suspends LGA chairmen

Ihedioha suspends LGA chairmen

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has approved the suspension of chairmen, vice chairmen, councilors and political appointees of local governments in the state.Ihedioha also constituted the interim management committees for six months.Chibuike Onyeukwu, chief press secretary to the governor, announced the suspension in a statement.Onyeukwu said this is in pursuant to the recommendation made to the governor by the [...]

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    Supreme court sacks Niger senator

Supreme court sacks Niger senator

The supreme court has sacked David Umaru, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Niger state.A five-man panel of justices led Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), gave the verdict on Friday.The apex court declared that Mohammed Sani as the authentic candidate of the APC in the senatorial district.The verdict of the apex court set aside the judgement [...]

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