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Major News In Nigeria RightNow. 16th July 2020

The relationship between the Ministry of Labour and the National Assembly worsened on Wednesday when the representative of the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, clashed with members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Institutions, at a public hearing. The public hearing was on Banks and other Financial Institutions Act Cap B3 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Reenactment) Bill 2020 (SB.178) and Electronic Transaction Bill, 2020 (SB.155).

Members of the Senate on Wednesday asked the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to hold a meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the recruitment of 774,000 Public Works Programme workers.

THE Kano State House of Assembly has begun a process to review the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), law of 2014, to provide for castration as punishment for rapists in the state The House took the decision following a motion presented on Wednesday by a member representing Rano State Constituency, Nuraddeen Alhassan, seeking for the review of the law.

The Senate on Wednesday, asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a committee to review the age limits for job seekers in the country to allow competent applicants to be employed.

A fresh crisis appeared to be looming in the education sector as the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union on Wednesday issued the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum over pending issues The organisation asked government to address some issues within three weeks or face nationwide strike.

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, Agnes Okoroji, who is attached to the Federal Girls College, Sagamu, Ogun State, and one Tawa Sosanwo, were on Wednesday rescued from the den of kidnappers by policemen. One of the suspected kidnappers was shot dead, while the others escaped through a nearby bush on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Road.

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation have indicted the Niger Delta Development Commission in the investigation of the illegal spending by the commission between January and July 2020, amounting to N81.5bn. The Bureau of Public Procurement also said it did not issue ‘Certificates of No Objection’ to the NDDC for the procurements made by the commission with the money. 

Another round of crisis has begun over the retirement of the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori and over 150 senior management staff members of the parliament. The National Assembly Service Commission on Wednesday announced the retirement of Sani-Omolori and others.

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