Breaking: Ex-Finance, Commerce Minister is dead, burial day announced

January 17, 2021 Editor 0

A former Minister Jubril Martins-Kuye has passed on. Martins-Kuye who served twice as a minister died on Sunday morning in his hometown of Ago-Iwoye at 78 years, according to one of his sons. The Ago-Iwoye born politician was appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his cabinet. He was trained Read More

Ohaneze: Abaribe Hails Obiozor, Emuchay

January 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South), has applauded the emergence of Ambassadors George Obiozor and Okey Emuchay as the President General, and Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide respectively. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, in Abuja Monday, Senator Abaribe said the choice of the duo was indeed most heart Read More

Sokoto lawmaker to renovate constituency’s primary schools

January 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Senator representing Sokoto East in the Senate, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, who is also the Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, has ordered for the renovation of all dilapidated primary schools across 9 local governments of his constituency for the development of teaching and learning process. This was made known Tuesday by the Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir Special Adviser Read More

Ekweremadu oils 2023 guber wheels

January 5, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Former Deputy Senate President, and member representing Enugu West Senatorial Zone of Enugu state at the red chambers, Chief Ike Ekweremadu has begun to lubricate his governorship ambition ahead of the 2023 governorship race. As a result, he has set the ball rolling by sponsoring a football tournament organised by Ovoko Youths in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area. Speaking at Read More

What else does Falana want?

December 16, 2020 Mohammed Jega 0

Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana lives in a cage. He has like the character, Malone, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction, The Lost World, who realising he had lost his fiancee to another man, gave up on trying to make meaning out of civilisation and chose to go back to the jungle. Like Malone, Falana, who delude in the deception of Read More

SEC clarifies position on unclaimed dividends trust fund

December 12, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated that it is not against the proposal by the federal government to set up unclaimed dividends and balances trust fund. This was disclosed by the Head, Securities and Investments Services (SIS) Department Mr. Abdulkadir Abbas while making clarifications on the Commission’s presentation at the one day Public Hearing on the Finance Bill, Read More

Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of HYPADEC nominees, disabilities commission

November 24, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, his nominees as Chairman and members of the governing council of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC), and National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The requests were contained in separate letters read on the floor during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. In a letter dated Read More

Breaking: Buhari asks Senate to confirm Yakubu as INEC Chair

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has just read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter for confirmation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of Independent National Electoroal Commission (INEC) for a second term. Lawan read the letter on the floor of the Senate’s plenary on Tuesday. Details loading…

Breaking: Another tragedy as Ndoma Egba loses wife in auto crash

November 20, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

Mrs Amaka Ndoma Egba, wife of former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, has died in a ghastly accident along Benin-Akure road. Sen Ndoma Egba, in an emotion laden voice, confirmed this to Blueprint in Calabar in a telephone chat, Friday. Although information on how she died was sketchy as at press time, unconfirmed reports indicated that Mrs Amaka was Read More

Breaking: Yakubu steps out as INEC boss, awaits fresh confirmation

November 9, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Renominated Chairman of the Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Monday, vacated his seat having completed his first term of office. Consequently, a national commissioner, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu, has been appointed to act as the chairman pending Senate’s confirmation of Yakubu’s renomination by President Muhammadu Buhari. While accepting to serve conscientiously within the time of Yakubu’s Read More

Breaking: INEC announces when voter registration ‘ll resume ahead 2023 general elections

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who discloed this during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday said the sum of N1billion has also been earmarked for the exercise. Details Read More

Prof. Dadu’ut emerges APC’s flag bearer in Plateau South Senatorial district by-election

September 6, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Professor Nora Ladi Dadu’ut has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau South Senatorial primary election, held Thursday in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau state. She won the primary defeating three other contestants that sought for the party’s flag to context for the bye-election into the Senate seat, whose vacancy was created by the death of late Read More

Senate denies plan to pass anti- social media bill

August 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Saturday debunked alleged plan to pass the “Protection from Internet Falsehoods, Manipulations and Other Related Matters Bill 2019 “popularly known as anti-social media bill into law despite public outcry against it . Recalled that the Upper legislative Chamber had in March this year , through its committe on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters ,,held a public hearing Read More

Senate queries SEC over N10bn annual salary for 600 staff

August 26, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC), Lamido Yuguda , was queried Tuesday by the Senate’s joint committee on Finance and National Planning on bogus N10billion spent on salaries of less than 600 staffers of the agency on yearly basis . The Committee led by Senator Olamilekan Adeola ( APC Lagos West), ordered the agency to unfailingly Read More

NDDC crisis: Set up independent probe, CSOs tell Buhari

July 20, 2020 Editor 0

Civil Society Groups (CSOs) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set an Independent panel of inquiry to probe the alleged financial impropriety and other misconducts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The CSOs addressed as Civil society joint action against corruption with 10 different activist groups noted that the crisis in the NDDC has exposed lot of allegations Read More

Breaking: From prison, Orji Uzor Kalu returns to Senate

June 9, 2020 NAN 0

After his release from Kuje custodial centre, former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu has returned to take his seat as the Chief Whip of the Senate. He was officially welcomed by thee President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday. Kalu, who represents Abia North pledged better days for his constituents, while speaking with newsmen shortly after his arrival Read More

NDDC: Akpabio fires back at Senate over N40bn ‘scam’

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has faulted the resolution taken by the Senate last Tuesday on alleged misappropriation of N40billion by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) within the last three months. The Senate had in plenary  Tuesday, resolved to probe alleged financial recklessness perpetrated by IMC running the affairs Read More