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POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes New Approval, Abba Kyari's Suspension Should Be Reversed-N/Coalition

(Photo Credit: Afrikinfo). President Buhari Makes New Approval. Recently, President Buhari approved the site for the construction of a State House clinic within Aso Villa. It's important to know that the Senate Committee on "Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs" has visited the site during its oversight function.

  10 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes New Approval, Abba Kyari's Suspension Should Be Reversed-N/Coalition

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Senate Committee Proposes 20 New States, Secondus Fights Back In PDP.

Senate committee proposes 20 new states Photo credit: The Nation News The agitation for the creation of more states in the country is about to enter a new phase. This follows the recommendation by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review that referendum be conducted for 20 new states by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

  10 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Senate Committee Proposes 20 New States, Secondus Fights Back In PDP.

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Onochie Rejected As INEC Commissioner, Troops Rescue 17 Civilians From Boko Haram

Onochie Rejected As INEC Commissioner. The 9th Senate has rejected the nomination of the Personal Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Photo credit: NaijaNews. The presidential aide was rejected following the report by the Senate Committee on (INEC), Senator Kabir Gaya who said her nomination breaches Federal Character principles.

  11 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Onochie Rejected As INEC Commissioner, Troops Rescue 17 Civilians From Boko Haram

POLITICS

Opinion: Instead of creating 20 news States, Restructuring Is The Best Option

It is no longer news that the Nigerian Senate has proposed the creation of 20 new states to the already existing 36 states of the federation. A report by The PUNCH showed that the Senate Committee on Constitution Review proposed the creation of 20 new states in the country.

  10 months ago ago
Opinion: Instead of creating 20 news States, Restructuring Is The Best Option

POLITICS

OPINION: 3 Things That May Happen If More States Are Created

The creation of new states is being discussed in some quarters at a time when Nigeria is faced with economic decline, insecurity, etc. Let us look at three things that may happen if more states are created. Map of Nigeria | Credit: Wikipedia After reports emerged yesterday that the Senate Committee proposed the creation of 20 new states, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Senate, Ajibola Bashiru, gave conditions for the creation of new states, according to the constitution.

  10 months ago ago
OPINION: 3 Things That May Happen If More States Are Created

MILITARY

Senate Committee Commends Nigerian Army

Troops of the Nigerian (NA) Army have been commended for the successes so far recorded in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the country. The Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume gave the commendation when he led members of the Senate Committee on Army on a working visit to the Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.

  9 months ago ago
Senate Committee Commends Nigerian Army

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Senate Faults FG Rising Recurrent Votes, Gunmen Set Imo Police Station Ablaze

Senate faults FG rising recurrent votes, overhead amidst job embargo The Senate, on Thursday, berated the executive arm of government over the increment in recurrent expenditure and overhead in annual national budgets despite the embargo placed on employment by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.

  8 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Senate Faults FG Rising Recurrent Votes, Gunmen Set Imo Police Station Ablaze

POLITICS

Buhari Is Also Repaying Loans Collected By Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan - Senate Committee Says

The Chairman Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, on Wednesday argued that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is also paying the debt incurred through loans by the previous administrations. This is coming after Nigerians criticized the President for his latest approach to the national assembly, seeking their approval for another loan.

  9 months ago ago
Buhari Is Also Repaying Loans Collected By Obasanjo, Yar’adua, Jonathan - Senate Committee Says

POLITICS

Senate Denies Taking Any Step To Propose The Creation Of New 20 States

The Nigeria Senate has released a new statement concerning the purported proposal to create 20 new states in the country. it debunked several reports that said that Senators proposed the creation of 20 new states. It said that the lawmakers were “grossly” misrepresented by majority. On Sunday, 8 August, the Senate spokesman Ajibola Basiru, told newsmen that the decision reached by the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 constitution was misunderstood.

  10 months ago ago
Senate Denies Taking Any Step To Propose The Creation Of New 20 States

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes New Approval, Abba Kyari's Suspension Should Be Reversed-N/Coalition

(Photo courtesy of Afrikinfo.) President Buhari Approves a New Bill. President Buhari recently approved the location for a State House clinic to be built within Aso Villa. The Senate Committee on "Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs" has visited the property as part of its monitoring responsibility.

  10 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Buhari Makes New Approval, Abba Kyari's Suspension Should Be Reversed-N/Coalition

POLITICS

Adamu Garba Kicks Against Senate's Recommendations of Creating 20 New States in the Country

Former presidential aspirant, Mallam Adamu Garba, has kicked against the recommendation from the Senate Committee to create 20 more states accros the country, totalling 56 states. Adamu Garba/ Facebook The Punch earlier reported that the Senate Committee on Constitution Review has recommended the creation of 20 new states.

  10 months ago ago
Adamu Garba Kicks Against Senate's Recommendations of Creating 20 New States in the Country

MILITARY

Bandits, terrorists lost human rights when they picked arms against Nigeria -Ndume replies activists

In a recent report, Senator Ali Ndume, the Senate Committee Chairman on Army said that bandits, terrorists and other criminals must not be spared in the onslaught by the military and other security agents. According to Him, bandits, terrorists and other criminal gangs, who are being bombarded across the northern part of Nigeria, have lost their “human rights” the moment they decided to pick arms against the state and the people, cautioning security agents to be mindful of human rights of criminal not to “play the devil.”

  9 months ago ago
Bandits, terrorists lost human rights when they picked arms against Nigeria -Ndume replies activists

POLITICS

Lere Olayinka reacts as Senate rejects the confirmation of MS. Lauretta Onochie

Following the numerous agitations from all parts of the country about confirming Ms. Lauretta Onochie as the INEC Commissioner representing the Niger Delta region, the Senate Committee, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya had on Tuesday, rejected her confirmation as the INEC Commissioner, bordering on the fact that it was against the Federal Character Principles.

  11 months ago ago
Lere Olayinka reacts as Senate rejects the confirmation of MS. Lauretta Onochie

POLITICS

Senate Committee Has Proposed The Creation Of 20 More States In The Country

The movement for more states in the country is about to move into a new phase. This follows the Senate Committee on Constitutional Review's proposal that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organize a referendum on 20 new states. The committee's decision was reached after analyzing many considerations, including the potential of civilian governance to create states, according to The Nation.

  10 months ago ago
Senate Committee Has Proposed The Creation Of 20 More States In The Country

POLITICS

Open-grazing: "Govt should treat herdsmen the way businessmen in Onitsha are treated" –Abdullahi

The former governor of Nasarawa State, and Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture and Rural Development, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial district, Abdullahi Adamu, had reportedly disclosed that, government owes it as a duty to treat herdsmen the same way businessmen in Alaba, Onitsha, Kano, and Port Harcourt are being treated.

  9 months ago ago
Open-grazing:

ECONOMY-FINANCE

The Accountant General Of The Federation Released N76bn To INEC, NSA Without Appropriation- Senate

According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria, it has been revealed that the government, through one of its arms, has mandated the office of the Accountant General of the Federation to set machinery in motion for the refund of amounts totaling N76billion from certain Federal Government agencies being loan released to those agencies by the Accountant General of the Federation without Appropriation by the National Assembly.

  11 months ago ago
The Accountant General Of The Federation Released N76bn To INEC, NSA Without Appropriation- Senate

POLITICS

Opinion: One wrong impression the Senate have changed after rejecting Lauretta as INEC commissioner

As we are all aware, the senate committee on Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, as commission of INEC. Lauretta Onochie's nomination was greeted with negative reactions from majority of Nigerians. Many people said that the position of INEC commissioner is too sensitive to be handled by someone that is partisan.

  11 months ago ago
Opinion: One wrong impression the Senate have changed after rejecting Lauretta as INEC commissioner

POLITICS

Why we rejected Lauretta Onochie's nomination as INEC National Commissioner - Senator Kabiru Gaya

The Nigeria Senate today rejected the nomination of President Buhari's aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie, as an Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, national commissioner after weeks of public opposition to her nomination on account of her partisan disposition. Speaking on why the Senate rejected Lauretta nomination, Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on INEC, explained that his committee's report formed the main plank on which the Senate arrived at its decision to reject Lauretta Onochie nomination.

  11 months ago ago
Why we rejected Lauretta Onochie's nomination as INEC National Commissioner - Senator Kabiru Gaya

EDUCATION

Senate Moves to Stop JAMB from admitting Candidates below 18 years

The Senate Committee on Basic Education has said that it is working to amend the law establishing the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The committee is seeking to stop the agency from admitting candidates below the age of 18 years. As reported by daily post, this action was revealed on Monday, June 12 by the vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Senator Akin Eyakenyi during an oversight visit to JAMB.

  11 months ago ago
Senate Moves to Stop JAMB from admitting Candidates below 18 years

POLITICS

Reactions As Senate Reject Laurette Onochie As INEC Commissioner

The Senate, on Tuesday, rejected the confirmation of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. According to Punchnews, Chairman of the Committee, Kabiru Gaya, in his report, said Onochie did not satisfy the provisions of the Federal Character Principles.

  11 months ago ago
Reactions As Senate Reject Laurette Onochie As INEC Commissioner