• Senate’s rejection of $30bn loan should challenge Buhari – Falana

    Senate’s rejection of $30bn loan should challenge Buhari – Falana

    Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has challenged the Nigerian government to take the rejection of the $30 billon (N9.61 trillion) loan request by the Senate as a challenge to review the recovery of the nation’s looted wealth.

    In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Falana said the decision of the Senate to turn down the borrowing plan should spur investigation into the criminal diversion of billions of dollars from the Federation Account.

    The Senate on Tuesday rejected Mr. Buhari’s request to borrow $29.9 […]

  • 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 […]