NASC, House Committee partner on Early completion of Office Complex.

The Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission NASC, Engr Ahmed Kadi Amshi FNSE said the commission is determined to the early completion and commissioning of the new office complex of the National Assembly Service Commission located at the three arms zone.   Engr Kadi who made this statement on Thursday while addressing the Chairman and members of House of Representatives committee on Public Service Matters, also requested for adequate budgetary provision for the project and other activities of the commission in the 2023 budget.   He assured the committee of early…

NASC Chairman, Kadi Amshi receives Delta State House of Assembly Commission.

The Chairman ,National Assembly Service Commission NASC, Engr Ahmed Kadi Amshi said the commission will not compromise full autonomy of States Assembly Service Commission, staffing, and personel management as the way to success   He made the position known on Wednesday, 21st September 2022, along with his Honourable Commissioners when he played host to the Chairman and Commissioners of the Delta State House of Assembly Service Commission who visited the NASC on a study tour.Led by its Chairperson, Mrs Cordelia Anyagwu.   The NASC Chairman expressed delight that the Delta…

NCC to generate over N500bn in 2023 from auctioning 5G spectrums – Danbatta 

Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) said it has a projection to generate over N500 billion for the Federal Government in 2023 fiscal year .   Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof.Umar Danbatta made the disclosure at an interactive meeting on 2023-2025 MTEF-FSP, organised by the Senate Committee on Finance.   He said the projected revenue would be realised from the auctioning of two 5G spectrums,saying that the bidding process for auctioning of the spectrums for 2023 had began.   He also disclosed that NCC had generated N257 billion in the first…

Reps finalise negotiations with ASUU over strike, await Buhari’s return to present agreement

Federal House of Representatives have finalized negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for the onward presentation of the agreement to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval and implementation.     This was disclosed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.   Gbajabiamila and other principal officers of the House, who met with ASUU for hours, said: “We have been here for hours now, deliberating on issues regarding the ongoing ASUU strike. We have covered good ground.     ‘’Let…

Gbajabiamila makes fresh appointments,gets new Chief of Staff  

The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has made some fresh appointments in his office for effective delivery of his legislative agenda for the ninth House of Representatives. The appointments were made following the resignation of political appointees seeking elective offices in line with the provisions of Electoral Act, 2022.   1.NAME: OLANREWAJU SMART WASIU PREVIOUS POSITION: DEP. CHIEF OF STAFF FRESH APPOINTMENT: CHIEF OF STAFF   2.NAME: OLUFUNMI BADMUS PREVIOUS POSITION: SPECIAL ADVISER – SPECIAL DUTIES CURRENT POSITION: DEP. CHIEF OF STAFF   3.ABDULRAUF MODIBBO SPECIAL ASSISTANT…

Ahmad Lawan and matters arising

I have in the past stumbled across several publications in the media that questioned the leadership approach of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, over his collaboration with the Executive arm of government, but none has attracted my attention as the distasteful publication in the Sunday, August 14, 2022, edition of the Guardian Newspaper, in particular. The piece, written by the Deputy Politics Editor, Leo Sobechi, maintained that Lawan’s style is hinged on “legislative patronage and misplaced loyalty” to the Buhari administration and “synonymous with failure”. How ridiculous can one get!…

Senate summons CBN Governor over Naira fall ….. adjourns plenary till Sept.20

The Senate, on Wednesday, resolved to summon the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to educate and inform senators in a closed session on the reasons for the rapid depreciation of the value of the naira.   It also mandated the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions to assess the impact of CBN intervention funds meant to support critical sectors of the economy.   The resolutions were reached by lawmakers after the upper chamber considered a motion sponsored by Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi (APC…

APC nominates Ibrahim Gobir as new Senate Leader, APC caucus Chairman

The National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nominated Senator Ibrahim Gobir representing Sokoto East as the new Senate Leader and Chairman of the APC caucus in the Senate.   The party’s decision was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and signed by the National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.   The letter was read by Senator Ahmad Lawan, at the start of plenary on Wednesday.   Gobir replaced the former Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North), who defected from the ruling party…

Buhari asks Senate to confirm 19 nominees as INEC Commissioners 

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm 19 nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   The confirmation request to the upper chamber was contained in a letter dated 25th July, 2022.   The letter was read at plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.   President Buhari, in the letter, said that the request for the confirmation of the nominees was in accordance with the Provisions of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).…

Buhari writes Senate to confirm Justice Ariwoola as CJN

The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm the nomination of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.   The request was contained in a letter dated 25th July, 2022, and read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the start of plenary on Tuesday.    The letter reads, “”Pursuant to Section 231(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief…