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My fears for the child destitution bill

Mustapha Shehu   I did not intend addressing the Child Destitution Bill in my 500-worder in this Issue. I intended writing on two statements credited to Mr. President on two different occasions. On the first, the president was reported to have told his audience that he didn’t mind any party replacing him except the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), while on the second occasion where he was represented by the

Senate confirms Owasanoye as ICPC chairman

The Senate has on Thursday confirmed the appointment of  Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) The senate also confirmed eight others as members of the ICPC board. They are; Grace Chinda from Delta State Okolo Titus (Enugu State), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra State), Olubukola Balogun

Boycott Buhari’s 2019 Budget presentation, CUPP urges Lawmakers 

•Says its budget for consolidation of incompetence, waste and poverty. •President deserves impeachment notice  Senator Iroegbu   The Nigeria's opposition coalition CUPP (Coalition of United Political Parties) has called on the federal legislators, especially opposition lawmakers both in the Senate and House of Representatives to display what it described as the highest level of

Buhari to Senate: Uncertainty made me reject the electoral (amendment) bill

  President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a lengthy letter to the Senate, detailing his reasons why he refused to approve the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018,  recently passed by the National Assembly. Buhari explained that 'uncertainties' surrounding the 2019 elections made him decline assent to the bill.   The Senate President, Bukola Saraki read the

SERAP drags Senate to UN over repressive Press Council bill

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations (UN) to intervene on the Nigerian Senate to withdraw  what it described as a repressive Press Council Bill before it. SERAP in the petition dated July 27, 2018 and signed by its Deputy Director Timothy Adewale, urged the Special

Senate in rowdy session over federal appointments by Buhari

It was uproar in the Senate on Thursday following complaints by lawmakers against alleged lopsided appointments into the federal boards and parastatals by President Muhammadu Buhari. Lawmakers who were already charged following ill-feelings that President Muhammadu Buhari had in various appointments of boards of government ministries and parastatals favoured his kinsmen

Senate investigates Buhari’s alleged human rights violations, assault on constitution

• To debate ‘infractions’ • Summon AGF over executive ordersThe Senate has scheduled for debate and investigation allegations of human rights and constitutional violations by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The recent enactment of the controversial Executive Order No. 006 as a legislation, which permits security agencies to freeze assets of persons