Senate Mourns Ex-WAEC Registrar, Chukwuemeka Ike.

The Senate on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of renowned Nigerian novelist and former Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Chukwuemeka Ike. The literary icon who was a traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu, Anambra State, died last week Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikwe Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, Anambra State, at age 88 after a brief illness. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in his ruling on a point of order raised by Senator Sam Egwu (PDP – Ebonyi North), commiserated with the family of the deceased. He described…

Senate President pledges support for Nigerian Surveyors

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured Surveyors in the country of the readiness of the upper chamber to support the profession for more relevance. Lawan gave the assurance on Wednesday when the League of Surveyors From the Surveyors Council of Nigeria paid him a courtesy call at the National Assembly. Lawan who is also a Surveyor by profession that he will do anything that he could, to support the practice of the profession. “Anything that I can do to enhance the practice of Surveying profession in Nigeria, I…

Insecurity: Senate moves to establish Commission against illegal weapons, small arms

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC – Kogi West), said the functions of the Commission when established will among others include: identifying sources and routes of small arms and ammunitions; identifying those involved in the illicit trade; and providing harmonization of intelligence and information collection. According to Adeyemi, the proliferation of small arms and weapons has become a phenomenon responsible for destabilizing the peace, development and…

Why I sponsored NSCDC Academy bill -Sen Musa Sani

The Senator representing Niger East in the Senate ,Senator Musa Mohammed Sani on Thursday declared that he proposed the bill to establish a training academy for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as a way of permanently tackling the increasing insecurity in the some parts of Nigeria. The bill titled “Nigerian Civil Defence Academy Pandogari (Establishment) Bill, 2020,(SB.242) scaled Second Reading on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. In his lead debate on the bill, Sani said that the establishment of the academy had become “very desirable…

Gov Sani-Bello inaugurates A 15-Man committee: to reform state civil service 

The Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello has inaugurated a fifteen (15) man committee for rationalization of Niger State Civil Service Commission to reform and restructure the Civil Service Commission for effective service delivery. Governor Sani Bello who inaugurated the committee reiterated that his administration has decided to reposition the State Civil Service to enable it play it critical roles of implementing government policies and programmes. The term of reference for the committee were to review current structure of Civil Service with the view to enhancing institutional synergy and productivity, to…