Again, NASS passes Nigerian peace corps bill ….. To be transmitted to President Buhari for assent

For the second time, the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC) Establishment Bill was on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 passed by the two Chambers of the National Assembly.   While that of the Senate was sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, that of the House of Representatives was sponsored by the Chief Whip, Rt Hon Mohammed Monguno as HB17.   With the overwhelming passage of the Bill on its merit, all is now set for the Clerk of the National Assembly to transmit the Bill to President…

Lawan leads Senate delegation to condole with Senator Ndume over father’s death

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday led a delegation of the Senate to Maiduguri, Borno State, to condole with Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume over the death of his father, Alhaji Ali Buba Ndume. Alhaji Ali Buba Ndume died in Maiduguri Tuesday morning and was buried later same day. Other members of the delegation included Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, Senator Bello Mandiya, Senator Sahabi Ya’u, Senator Barau Jibrin and Senator Chukwuka Utazi. The Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Dr. Babagana M. Aji was also on the…

APC Senator, Ali Ndume loses father …… Senate adjourns till Wednesday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has lost his father.   This was contained in an announcement made by the Senator in Abuja on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.   The lawmaker said his late father, Alhaji Ali Buba Ndume, would be buried later in the day, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.   “This is to regrettably announce the death of Alhaji Ali Buba Ndume, father of senator Mohammed Ali Ndume. He died this morning in Maiduguri. “May…

Senate passes Peace Corps Bill, two others

The Senate, Tuesday, passed the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill, 2020.   The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Interior.   The bill was sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South).   Senator Sulieman Sadiq Umar (Kwara North), in a presentation on behalf of the Committee Chairman of the Committee, Kashim Shettima, said the panel consolidated the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill and National Unity Corps Bill into one for “ease of advancing its work.”   He said the Nigerian Peace Corps bill…

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,…