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Reps Rejects Police Reform Bill

A month after the Senate passed the Police reform bill, the House of Representatives has rejected it. The Senate had on April 17 passed the bill following the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs. The bill which was rejected today at plenary seeks to repeal the Police Act of 2004 as it would “provide for the framework for the police service” as well as ensure partnership between the police and communities. According to reports the provisions of the bill include: Establishment of a!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

JUNE 12: Fani Kayode Makes U-Turn, Commends Buhari

Barely a day after the Nigerian Senate passed a bill ascertaining June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, former Minister of Aviation, Fani Kayode has said he will continue to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing the day as the real Democracy Day. The bill was passed after Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan adopted a report for the senate to concur with the House of Representatives which had earlier in December last year also approved the date. The three clauses of the amendment bill were passed by the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senate Dismisses Corruption Allegation Against Emefiele, Approves 2nd Term

The Senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions has approved of Mr Godwin Emefiele re-appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The approval came after the committee on Wednesday, while screening the CBN Boss for a second term dismissed the allegations that a purported N500 billion was missing or stolen from the bank. While screening Emefiele, the chairman of the committee Rafiu Ibrahim, expressed satisfaction with his first tenure as the CBN governor stating that the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senate Continues Emefiele’s Screening For Re-Appointment

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday continued the screening of Mr Godwin Emefiele for his re-appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The screening follows his re-nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term last week. Emefiele appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, responded to questions on the economy of Nigeria. The letter for his tenure elongation was sent to the Senate last Wednesday and read during plenary on Thursday. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senate Threatens To Order Shutdown Of Bet9ja

The Senate Committee on Youth and Sports on Tuesday threatened to order the shutdown of Bet9ja office if the company failed to honour its invitation for a second time. The Chairman of the Committee, Obinna Ogba, made the remark at the National Assembly, Abuja, during the verification of loto companies with the license to operate in Nigeria. Mr Ogba (PDP, Ebonyi Central) said it was unfortunate that Bet9ja refused to honour the committee’s invitation. “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour our!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

EXCLUSIVE: Plot To Stop Godwin Emefiele’s Re-appointment As CBN Gov Thickens As Battle Shifts To Senate

Some powerful forces within the Presidency who failed in their bid to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from re-nominating Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) have devised other plans to stop him. President Buhari’s letter re-nominating Emefiele for a second term was read by the senate president, Bukola Saraki during plenary on May 9. Emefiele is expected to go through senate screening and confirmation before his re-appointment could be valid. But forces opposed to his re-appointment are!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Govs Have Turned States To Personal Estates – Shehu Sani

Following the recent move by the Federal Government, FG to use the newly inaugurated Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), to end shady dealings of state governments in the amount of funds allocated to local government councils across the country through the State Joint Local Government Accounts, Senator Shehu Sani has taken a dig at Nigerian governors. Sani who represents Kaduna Central district in the senate accused the governors of turning their states into personal estate. He described the alleged!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senate Approves New NYSC DG’s Appointment

The Nigeria Senate has approved the appointment of the new director-general of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shaibu Ibrahim. The senate arrived at its conclusion by following due consideration of the report of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development, led by Senator Ogba Obinna, on Thursday at the Plenary. Recall that the newly-appointed DG assumed office on Friday May 3, 2019, after taking over from Maj. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure at a ceremony at the National Directorate Headquarters of the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senate Confirms Abike Dabiri-Erewa As Head Of Nigerian Diaspora Commission

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri- Erewa has been confirmed by the Senate as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian citizens in Diaspora Commission. This comes on the heels of the letter seeking confirmation was last November sent to the senate. Dabiri-Erewa was a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos from 2003 to 2015. Recall that Erewa while at the House of Representatives chaired the House Committee on!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senate Summons Health Minister Over Poor Services In Public Health Institutions

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has been summoned by the Senate to brief the chambers on the current state of facilities and healthcare services in Nigerian teaching hospitals. Adewole’s summon followed the motion moved by Senator David Umaru (Niger East), titled ‘Alarming report on the poor quality of services in Nigerian Teaching Hospitals.’ According to Umaru, they have been media report that most teaching hospitals in the country have been overstretched, forcing patients to sleep on bare floors,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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