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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. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Lack Of Quorum Forces Senate To Adjourn

Following its inability to form a quorum, the Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary to Wednesday after about ten minutes of sitting. The Senate which consists 109 members had only five senators and after the opening prayers by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Senator Olushola Adeyeye moved for adjournment. Adeyeye argued that it was not normal in parliamentary practice for sitting to take place when a quorum was not formed. “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, you can see that we have not formed a quorum. So,…

Senate Adjourns Plenary Till January 16

The Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary till January 16, 2019. Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, moved the motion after Thursday’s plenary, while it was seconded by FCT Senator, Philip Aduda. The motion was thereafter adopted by lawmakers through a voice vote. Presiding Officer, Ike Ekweremadu, wished Nigerians a Happy Christmas.

Senate Fails To Form Quorum, Adjourns For One Week

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday adjourned for one week over its inability to form a quorum of the number of senators required to hold plenary. The Senators had assembled to hold today’s plenary but were forced to adjourn due to low turn out of lawmakers. Some absent senators were said to be engaged in oversight functions. The motion to adjourn plenary was moved by Senator Philip Aduda, who noted that, “We are less than 10, Mr President,” adding that, “I want to move that since we have not (formed) quorum, we may…

Buhari Tells APC To ‘Abduct’ PDP Senator

President Muhammadu Buhari says his party the All Progressives Congress (APC), should “abduct” Senate Minority Whip, Philip Aduda, from the opposition People's Democratic Party. Buhari said this when Aduda and some guests visited him on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, at his official residence in the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Aduda, who is of the PDP, represents the Federal Capital Territory in the Senate. The President jokingly said Aduda seemed to be enjoying the Senate so much that he was putting…

Buhari Hosts NASS Leaders To Dinner At The Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted the leadership of the National Assembly to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The dinner, it was learnt, was part of measures to promote a cordial relationship between the Executive and the National Assembly. The event was also said to have been organised ahead of the President’s presentation of the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly. The federal lawmakers were jointly led by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of…
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