• Nigerian governors fault Buhari’s ambassadorial list

    Nigerian governors fault Buhari’s ambassadorial list

    Progressives Governors Forum on Monday faulted the ambassadorial list forwarded to the Senate for screening and approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    They had complained that it was lop-sided in favour of some senatorial zones in the states at the detriment of other zones.

    Plateau State Governor, Solomon Lalong, who spoke with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the President, shed light on Pauline Tallen’s rejection of the ambassadorial appointment.

    He said: “Pauline is an astute politician from my state, […]

  • Senate investigates alleged omission of Bayelsa State from ambassadorial list

    Senate investigates alleged omission of Bayelsa State from ambassadorial list

    The Senate has directed its Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged omission of Bayelsa State from the list of ambassadorial nominees.

    The directive followed a Point of Order raised by Senator Emmanuel Paulker (PDP-Bayelsa Central) at plenary on Tuesday.

    The lawmaker said his attention was drawn to the omission by his constituents, shortly after the list was read in the Senate on June 9.

    Paulker described the omission as “a clear violation of the Constitution, which gave credence to federal character.

    “Few days […]