Buhari Puts On Hold Confirmed NDDC Board Over Forensic Audit

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to the Senate requesting a hold on the inauguration of the new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter on Tuesday during plenary. President Buhari said the move was necessary to enable the interim management committee of the agency toContinue reading “Buhari Puts On Hold Confirmed NDDC Board Over Forensic Audit”

President Buhari approved N37 billion for National Assembly complex renovation.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex. The amount, which is included in the 2020 budget, is however not part of the N128 billion allocated for the National Assembly for next year. The money is instead part of the 2020 budget of the Federal Capital Development Administration,Continue reading “President Buhari approved N37 billion for National Assembly complex renovation.”

Senate Begins Confirmation Process Of AMCON, FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday, began the confirmation process of both Mohammad Mamman Nami, and Edward Lametek Adamu as Chairmen of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), respectively. Mamman’s screening process is to be carried out by the Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola led committee on Finance, who wouldContinue reading “Senate Begins Confirmation Process Of AMCON, FIRS”

Sen. Smart Adeyemi’s Victory Is The End Of 16 ‘Rebellious’ Senators Against APC – Oshiomhole

The statement read: “I congratulate our newly elected Senator, Smart Adeyemi on his well deserved victory in the Kogi West re-run election which held today. “The victory has again affirmed the general acceptance of our great party, by the great people of Kogi State who just a few weeks ago voted massively for our governorshipContinue reading “Sen. Smart Adeyemi’s Victory Is The End Of 16 ‘Rebellious’ Senators Against APC – Oshiomhole”

I supports fair regulation of social media – Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra Indimi has expressed her support for the controversial bill seeking to regulate social media in Nigeria. Zahra backs the bill barely 24 hours after her mother, Aisha Buhari threw her weight behind the ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation 2019’ sponsored by Senator Muhammad Sani Musa. Speaking at an eventContinue reading “I supports fair regulation of social media – Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra.”

Smart Adeyemi wins Kogi West Senatorial Election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi has been declared winner of the Kogi West Senatorial Election. According to the INEC Returning Officer for election, Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat his closest rival, Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, who polled 62,133 votes. The winner emerged after a supplementaryContinue reading “Smart Adeyemi wins Kogi West Senatorial Election”

Social Media Needs To Be Regulated – Obanikoro

Hon Babajide Obanikoro who represents the Eti-Osa constituency of Lagos in the House of Representatives, says regulating the social media space in Nigeria is long overdue. The ‘Protection from falsehoods and manipulation; and other related matters bill 2019’, popularly referred to as anti-social media bill, will punish purveyors of fake news or falsehood with steepContinue reading “Social Media Needs To Be Regulated – Obanikoro”

Ban Importation Of Textile – Senate Urge FG

The Senate on Tuesday, appealed to the Federal Government to ban importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Sen. Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina Central) during plenary on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’sContinue reading “Ban Importation Of Textile – Senate Urge FG”

NEWS IN A FLASH – We Want To Concentrate On Completing Ongoing Road Project – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has restated that the Federal Government, through the Ministry, was focusing on the completion of ongoing road projects in the country as recommended by President Muhammadu Buhari in his Budget Speech at the National Assembly. Fashola, who was reacting to a story attributed to the Chairman,Continue reading “NEWS IN A FLASH – We Want To Concentrate On Completing Ongoing Road Project – Fashola”

FG TO SETUP FIREFIGHTING GEAR IN ALL MARKETS

The Nigerian Senate has asked the federal government to set up firefighting gear in major markets across the country following a tragic fire outbreak at the Onitsha markets on Wednesday, October 16. This resolution was reached after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and two other legislators –Uche Ekwunife and Stella Oduah– from Anambra State moved a motionContinue reading “FG TO SETUP FIREFIGHTING GEAR IN ALL MARKETS”