President Buhari Presents Nigeria’s 2021 budget to National Assembly

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari today presents the 2021 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. In a letter to both chambers on Tuesday, the president said he will lay the budget before the lawmakers at 11:00 a.m. The event is expected to take about an hour. The estimated budget expenditure is expected to be about N13.08 trillion – according to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. Mr Buhari is also expected to address, in his…

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Unilag Appoints First Female Acting VC Amid Crisis

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has elected the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, as the institution’s acting vice-chancellor. She is the first female to be so appointed in the history of the 58-year-old ivory institution. Mrs Ogunsola, a professor of medical microbiology and first child of Nigeria’s first professor of Geography, Akin Mabogunje, was also the first female provost of the university’s college of medicine, Idi-Araba. She defeated her opponent and a deputy vice-chancellor in charge of management services, Ben Oghojafor, with…

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NDDC: Senate Panel Recommends Dissolution Of Management Committee & Refund Of Unjustifiable Funds

The Senate ad hoc committee investigating the misappropriation of funds in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Thursday has recommended that the Interim Management Committee (IMC) refund all “unjustifiable funds” paid to staff of the commission. The panel also recommended that henceforth, the NDDC report directly to President Muhammadu Buhari and asked that the president dissolve the IMC and set up a board for the commission. These are part of the recommendations read out by the chairman of the committee, Olubunmi Adetumbi. This comes exactly two weeks after the…

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“Appointment or Sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential Prerogative” Buhari Responds As Senate Calls For Resignation of Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to a call by the Senate asking Service Chiefs to resign their respective positions for alleged non-performance in the fight against insurgency and the recent killing of soldiers as well as mass resignation from the military. The President through a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina explained that the best action to retain or fire the security men will be promptly communicated to Nigerians soon. “The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on the Service Chiefs to resign…

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774,000 Jobs: Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Buhari

-Peculiar Ajibola The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday met with the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) at the President villa at Abuja. The meeting centred on the recent argument that arose between the National Assembly and Minister of state, labour and employment Festus Keyamo, over the proposed 774,000 jobs. Recall that Keyamo has engaged members of the Senate and House of Representatives committee on a shouting match on the matter. While the National Assembly ordered Keyamo to suspend the…

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See Full List Of Non-Career Ambassador Nominees Forwarded To The Senate by President Buhari

A s earlier reported, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has forwarded names of nominees for ambassadorial appointments to the Senate. Below are the names of the Career Ambassador Designate forwarded to the Senate, seeking confirmation of their appointments “in accordance to section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution. President Muhammadu Buhari also nominated Suleiman Sani (FCT) as a career ambassador-designate. Full list of the nominees are as follows: Umar Suleiman (Adamawa) Kevin Peter (Adamawa) Oboro Efliong Akpablo (Akwa Ibom) Elejah Onyeagba (Anambra) Abubakar Siyi (Bauchi)…

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PMB Presents 41Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees To The Senate

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 41 non-career Ambassador designates. He also nominated one career Ambassador designate representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The nomination was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation of the nominees. The President’s letter was read by the Senate President after the Red Chamber resumed an executive session on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. This is coming weeks after the Senate confirmed 42 career ambassador designates nominated by the president. TellAfrica shall keep…

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Rape: Proposed Bill Against Stigmatisation Of Victims Passes 2nd Reading

A proposed bill to prohibit the stigmatisation of victims of rape and insurgency has passed second reading in the Nigerian Senate. This comes after the debate on the general principles of the bill which was sponsored by Sani Musa (Niger-APC) during Wednesday’s plenary. The bill as proposed is titled; “A Bill for an Act to Prohibit the Stigmatisation of Victims of Rape and Insurgency in order to encourage victims of rape to testify in court and victims of insurgency to be reintegrated into the community of his or choice.” Leading…

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Buhari Forwards 42 Names Of Career Ambassadors To The Senate For Screening

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded 42 names of ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for screening and subsequent confirmation.   The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan read the list of the designated Career Foreign Service officers whose curricular vitae shall be subsequently forwarded to the Senate at the plenary session on 12 May 2020.   The nominees were sent to the Senate in pursuant to section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 constitution. The nominnes are, C. O Nwachukwu (Abia), A. Kefas (Adamawa), R.…

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5G Network Status To Be Investigated By The Red Chambers

-YOMMY AYILARA. Senate To Investigate Status Of 5G Network In Nigeria. The Senate has announced that the intention to scrutinize the status of the 5G Communication network in Nigeria and how the technological impact will affect Nigerians. Senator Uche Ekwunife who sponsored the motion during plenary on Tuesday raised concerns about the skepticism of whether or not 5G has been initiated in Nigeria.   She further heightened concerns by some scientists and medical experts that the emissions from the 5G towers could adversely affect the health of citizens by resulting…

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