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Senate screens Ag. CBN Governor, Cardoso, Deputy Governor-designates

In addition to screening Cardoso for the position of CBN Governor, the Senate will also screen two more ministerial nominees. The Nigerian Senate is set to commence screening for key positions within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of its legislative duties following its annual recess. Former Chairman of the Board of Citi Bank Nigeria, Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso, is the prominent nominee under the spotlight. Recall that President Tinubu had previously approved...

Yar’adua seeks immediate rescue of abducted female students

Senator Yar’adua said the recent abduction of the students is a clear indication of the escalating insecurity in the country.   The lawmaker representing Katsina Central Senatorial District, Senator Abdul’aziz Musa Yar’Adua, has called for an urgent rescue of female students abducted from the Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara State. Recall that the students were abducted from their hostel by unidentified bandits on Friday. Reacting to the development, Senator Yar’Adua, who chairs the Senate Committee...

IDD 2023: Prof Sonaiya seeks urgent review of timeline for Election Petitions

Professor Remi Sonaiya who touched on the nature of democracy in Africa. noted that democracy is not inherently natural to any country but rather requires efforts to educate people on its practice.       In an effort to bolster democracy in Nigeria, a former Presidential Candidate, Professor Remi Sonaiya, has advocated an urgent review of the provisions of the Electoral Act 2023 and the constitution to shorten the timeline for election petitions to be...

Tinubu nominates Dr. Cardoso as CBN Governor, names Deputies

Ngelale said Cardos’s nomination as CBN Governor reflects President Tinubu’s commitment to implementing crucial reforms at the Apex Bank.   President Bola Tinubu has nominated Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). News of the nomination is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday in Abuja. If confirmed by the Senate, Dr. Cardoso will...

N100m Allocation: Senate denounces NLC’s  allegation

Senator Adaramodu said the N100m claim by NLC was a ploy to pitch legislators against Nigerians.   The Senate has strongly rebuked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), for its recent claim that N100 million was given to each senator, terming the allegation as absurd and baseless. In a statement issued by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Yemi Adaramodu, on Thursday, the Senate expressed astonishment at the NLC’s assertion and...

TRIBUNAL WATCH: 3-Member Panel upholds Senator Kalu’s victory, LP loses

The tribunal also affirmed Senator Kalu’s eligibility to contest the election, noting that the Supreme Court had overturned his trial and conviction.       The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, convened in Umuahia, has upheld the victory of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in the February 25th election to represent Abia North Senatorial Zone in the 10th National Assembly. Senator Kalu secured the win for Abia North Senatorial District with 30,805 votes, surpassing two major...

TRIBUNAL WATCH: Ex-Benue Governor stages return, as Senator Udende loses seat

A member of the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in a minority judgment, however, posited that the former Benue Governor and candidate of the PDP, Gabriel Suswam, did not prove the allegation of over-voting.     The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benue State has sacked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Emmanuel Udende, as the lawmaker representing Benue North-East Senatorial District. The tribunal thus returned Senator Gabriel Suswam of...

Lagos State Assembly confirms 15 more nominees, rejects 3

Egube was commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Sanwo-olu’s first term and one of the 17 nominees earlier rejected by the Assembly. The Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed 15 out of the 18 commissioner-nominees presented for screening by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The nominees were screened and subsequently confirmed during Thursday’s plenary. Recall that the Mudashiru Obasa-led House on August 23, declined to confirm 17 of the 39 nominees forwarded...

PEPT Verdict: It’s now time for governance – Senate Leader

The Senate leader said the PEPT verdict brings to an end politics and appealed to the petitioners to collaborate with President Tinubu to deliver his “Renewed Hope Agenda”. Following the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023, Presidential Election, the Leader of the Senate, Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele, (APC, Ekiti) has stated that the verdict marks the beginning of governance, and appealed to petitioners to...

10TH NASS: APC chairs 65% of Senate Standing Committees

Former governors Gbenga Daniel, Adams Oshiomhole and Abdulaziz Yari chair the Standing Committees on Navy, Interior and Water Resources, respectively       As is common in parliaments all over the world, the legislature is organised into committees specialised in different areas of governance to play a crucial role in the legislative process. These committees referred to as Standing Committees, review and shape proposed legislation, carry out probes (investigations), and oversee government agencies within their...

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