Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm INEC Chair for second term 

Thee Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second and final term in office. The request was contained in a letter dated 21st October, 2020, and read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate,…

Senate approves Buhari’s request to refund N148.14bn to five states  …confirms Code of Conduct Bureau nominees

The Senate on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a refund of N148,141,969,161.24 to Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River, Osun and Ondo State Governments for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. The approval was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts Chaired by Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP – Edo Central). Ordia in his presentation stated that most of the Federal highways in the beneficiary states where said projects were executed “were at a deplorable state before the intervention of the…

Buhari seeks confirmation of nominees to HYPADEC, Disabilities Commission  …appoints Farouk Aminu as NPC Commissioner 

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, his nominees as Chairman and Members of the Governing Council of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC), and National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The requests were contained in separate letters read on the floor during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. In a letter dated 12th November, 2020, the President requested the upper chamber to confirm the nomination of Ityav Joseph Terfa as Chairman of HYPADEC. According to him, the request was made pursuant to…

#EndSARS: Rebuild vandalised infrastructure in Lagos, Calabar, Senate urges FG

The Senate has called on the Federal Government, to as a matter of urgency, reconstruct and rebuild infrastructure destroyed by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos and Calabar. The upper chamber gave the charge during plenary on Tuesday, following consideration of two separate motions brought to the floor by Senators Biodun Olujimi (PDP – Ekiti South); and Gershom Bassey (PDP – Cross River South). Coming under Order 42 and 52 of the Senate Rules, Olujimi noted that the #EndSARS protest, began on October 3, 2020, and assumed a global…

New Niger State Urban Support policy ‘ll reshape  financial management,governance – SSG

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has reaffirmed that the new Niger State Urban Support Policy would facilitate a profound paradigm shift that build good understanding, mutual respect, and a sustainable partnership between the State and residents of Cities. Ahmed Matane disclosed this when he declared open Policy Dialogue and Validation of the Draft Niger State Urban Policy held at Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna. The SSG revealed that it is expected that the new Policy would enable towns and cities…

Insecurity: Nasarawa to empower security agencies for rapid response

Nasarawa State Government has resolved to strengthen security agencies working in the state, through the provision of vehicles and logistics, to enable them respond rapidly to distressed calls. This was part of the resolutions arrived at during the emergency security meeting convened at the instance of the Nasarawa State Governor,  Engr. Abdullahi Sule,  which held at the Government House, on Monday. Briefing journalists shortly after the meeting, state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe,said the security council has decided to strengthen security agencies in the state, through the provision of sufficient…

COVID-19: AWEP To Promote Business Growth, Increase Trade

The African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) Nigeria chapter has reiterated the commitment of the organisation to promote business growth, increase trade by creating better business environments and empower Nigerian women entrepreneurs amidst the effect of COVID-19 in the country. A statement made available to Journalists yesterday in Abuja, the national president, AWEP, Mrs Angela Ajala, said such efforts to promote business growth will be achieved via providing technical and financial training, export training, mentorship and access to finance through several business partners and a clear path to local and international…

IGP promotes 82,779 Junior Police officers ​    …… As 16 Killed by ENDSARS Rioters get posthumous promotion

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has today, 23rd November, 2020 approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprised 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal was part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency. Those promoted also included 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others…

Court orders Senator Ndume remanded in prison after failing to produce Maina

Senator Ndume, who is representing Borno south, stood as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges.A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial. In a bench ruling delivered by Justice Okon Abang, the court ordered his remand pending the fulfillment of his bail bond,…

Gov Sani- Bello condoles Nassarawa Governor over death of APC Chairman, Philip Shekwo

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has condoled with the Government and people of Nassarawa State over the sudden death of the All Progressives Congress APC State Chairman ,Mr Philip Tattari Shekwo. Governor Sani Bello who in a condolence message expressed shock over the unfortunate incident, described the deceased as a peaceful, committed and dedicated party Leader He said “this is most unfortunate but  God is not unaware and yet He allowed it for a purpose,May God  comfort the immediate family, the APC members…