• Why we rejected Buhari’s ambassadorial nominees – Senate shares reasons

    Why we rejected Buhari’s ambassadorial nominees – Senate shares reasons

    It was gathered that the Senate has revealed the rationale behind the rejection of the entire list of 46 non-career ambassador-nominees forwarded to it for confirmation in October by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

    The Senate, however, confirmed the nomination of 47 career ambassadors forwarded to it by the President in July.

    The rejection of the 46 non-career nominees was based on a report submitted by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Monsurat Sunmonu (APC-Oyo).

    Sunmonu said the imbalance of nominations observed in […]

  • Senate screens Buhari’s nominees for Supreme Court

    Senate screens Buhari’s nominees for Supreme Court

    According to reports, the Senate has screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees as Justices of the Supreme Court.

    The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters screened the two judges on Wednesday.

    The justices screened by the Senator David Umaru-led committee were Justice Sidi Dauda Bage (North-Central) and Justice Paul Adamu Galinje (North-East).

    Based on the recommendation of the National Judiciary Council in conformity with Section 231 Subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President forwarded the names of the […]

  • Saraki vetoes Senate’s rejection of Buhari’s ambassadorial nominees

    Saraki vetoes Senate’s rejection of Buhari’s ambassadorial nominees

    President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has vetoed the rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees by the Senate.

    When the confirmation of the nominees was put to a voice vote by Saraki during Tuesday’s plenary, the “nays” were more than the “ayes” but the Senate President ruled that the “ayes” had it.

    This happened some few minutes after the lawmakers rejected the President’s request for legislative approval for his $30bn external borrowing plan.

    Two nominees had rejected their nomination […]

  • APC Governors write Buhari over ambassadorial nominees

    APC Governors write Buhari over ambassadorial nominees

    Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have put forward their complaints on the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees recently sent to the Senate for confirmation and approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom made the disclosure to State House correspondents yesterday.

    The governor earlier had a closed-door with President Buhari.

    The APC governors had presented their grievances to the president at a meeting last Monday.

    Ortom however said he and his colleagues had written to […]

  • Senate begins screening of NDDC nominees

    Senate begins screening of NDDC nominees

    There was drama, yesterday, when the National Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Osita Izunaso, declined his nomination into Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as a representative of Imo State on the board.

    Disclosing this, yesterday, during the screening of former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, as Chairman of NDDC and other nominees, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North), said that Senator Izunaso wrote the committee, rejecting his membership because […]

  • Senate screens additional 34 ambassadorial nominees

    Senate screens additional 34 ambassadorial nominees

    The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has screened 34 ambassadorial nominees out of 47 sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation.

    The committee, which screened 15 nominees on Tuesday, screened additional 19 on Wednesday.

    The nominees, answered questions bothering on their qualification, expertise and what they would do to ensure bilateral relations between Nigeria and other countries if confirmed.

    The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu, enjoined the remaining nominees to get to the venue of the screening as […]

  • Senate begins screening of ambassadorial nominees

    Senate begins screening of ambassadorial nominees

    The Senate, yesterday, resolved to begin immediate consideration and screening of the 47 ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari last month.

    The decision followed the adoption of the recommendations of the Com­mittee on Foreign Affairs mandated to investigate the 37 petitions forwarded to the Senate on alleged lop-sidedness in the nomination.

    Buhari sent the list for approval on June 9. However, petitions trailed the nominations over alleged disregard for federal character principle and non-representation of states like Bayelsa, Benue, […]

  • Not All Nominees Will Be Ministers – Pres. Buhari

    Not All Nominees Will Be Ministers – Pres. Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari says some of the ministerial nominees will end up “sitting” in federal executive council sessions rather emerging substantive ministers.

    In an interactive session with journalists in New Delhi, capital of India, on Friday, Buhari lamented state of the economy, saying: “The government is broke”.

    “There used to be 42 ministers but we will be lucky if we can have half of that now, others may not be substantive ministers but they will sit in the cabinet because that is […]

  • See Buhari’s Ministerial List, Screening Starts October 13th

    See Buhari’s Ministerial List, Screening Starts October 13th

    Bukola Saraki ,the Senate President says screening of all the 21 ministerial nominees will start on Tuesday October 13th. See the full list of the nominees and their states of origin below:

    Chris Ngige – Anambra

    Kayode Fayemi- Ekiti

    Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers

    Babatunde Fashola -Lagos

    Abdulrahman Danbazau- Kano

    Aisha Alhassan – Taraba

    Ogbonaya Onu- Abia

    Kemi Adeosun -Ogun

    Abubakar Malami (SAN) -Kebbi

    Sen Hadi Sirika –Katsina

    Barr. Adebayo Shittu -Oyo

    Suleiman Adam -Jigawa

    Solomon Dalong -Plateau

    Ibe Kachikwu -Delta

    Osagie Ehanire -Edo

    Audu Ogbeh – Benue

    Lai Mohammed -Kwara

    Ahmed Isa Ibeto -Niger

    Amina Mohammed –