Chairmen and Vice chairmen of the 69 Senate committees as announced by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Here are the details:
Agriculture – Abdullahi Adamu, Bima Enagi.Airforce – Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Michael Nnachi.Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes – Suleiman Kwari, Aliyu Wamakko.Appropriation – Barau Jibrin, Stella Oduah.Army – Ali Ndume, Abba Moro.Aviation – Dino Melaye, Bala Na’Allah.Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions – Uba Sani, Orji Uzor Kalu.Capital Market – Ibikunle Amosun, Binos YeroCommunications – Oluremi Tinubu, Ibrahim Bomai.Corporation and Integration in Africa and NEPAD – Chimaroke Nnamani, Yusuf Yusuf.Culture and Tourism – Rochas Okorocha, Ignatius Longjohn.Customs, Excise and Tarrifs – Francis Alimekhena, Francis Fardausi.Defence – Aliyu Wamakko, Ist...
Nigeria may witness a return to fascism and a relapse to ethnic favoritism if one of the Ministerial candidates emerges as the next Minister of Defense, Apapa Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA) warned in a statement issued on Wednesday.
According to the Pan Yoruba group in the statement signed by Col Abimbola Sowunmi (rtd) the selection of General Bashir Magashi as a Ministerial nominee is “a very bad omen for Nigeria.” The group defined him as a ‘notorious ethnic champion who wishes to see Nigeria shaped in the image of his own Fulani hegemony.
AOKOYA said the group is in possession of confidential information indicating that Magashir will eventually emerge as the country’s Minister of Defense.
“We caution the Senate to look at the background of General Magashi. His records show fascism and n...
The name of the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who was being tipped for a Ministerial Appointment, was conspicuously missing in the 43 names nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Unlike during his first term when he appointed only 36 ministers — one per state — he has decided to also appoint one per geo-political zone, bringing the total to 43, TheCable understands.
The list was sent to the senate on Monday evening via executive communication and is expected to be read on the floor of the senate on Tuesday.
The senate, which will be proceeding on a two-month recess on Thursday, is expected to screen the nominees.
Contrary to speculations, only about 12 ministers will be re-appointed from the former cabinet.
Meanwhile, the senate pre...
The Senate was put into confusion on Wednesday when a lawmaker Identified as Biodun Olujimi, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of losing authority on his administration.
Mrs. Olujimi, PDP-Ekiti, was responding to a motion on the face-off between Nigeria’s security agencies raised by Dino Melaye, Kogi-APC.
Officials of the State Security Services, SSS, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were involved in a showdown on Tuesday when EFCC operatives attempted to arrest the immediate past Director-General of the SSS, Ekpenyong Ita.
A similar scenario also played out when SSS operatives prevented the anti-graft agency from arresting the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.
Presenting the motion, Mr. Melaye called on the Senat...
The seeming face off between the Nigerian Senate and Customs helmsman Hameed Ali is taking a huge toll on anti smuggling drive and revenue generation efforts of the Nigerian Customs Service. And this may further hamper the ease of doing business at the ports. This has led to deliberate refusal of the Senate to appropriate capital funds to the agency which is the reason there is a shortfall in anti smuggling patrol vehicles and functional scanners at the nation's major entry points among other essential needs of the agency.
The Nigerian Customs Service is the third highest revenue earner for the country. Hameed Ali and the Senate have been engrossed in an ego war for almost two years now on account of the Customs Chief refusing to appear in the red chambers donned in Customs uniform.