Month: July 2019

SENATE CONFIRMS 43 MINISTERIAL NOMINEES TODAY

Barring any last minute change, the Senate will today, confirm the screening of 43 ministerial nominees as Minister-designates. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided during the confirmation hearing of 40 nominees, said the remaining three will be screened today, after which they will be confirmed. Those to be screened today are Lai Mohammed (Kwara), …

Presidential panel storms NNPC, probe alleged underpayments, TSA breaches

In a sustained effort to check graft and plug leakages in government institutions, the Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, chaired by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, visited the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where it requested for illumination into perceived dark areas like alleged underpayments, secret accounts and other …

GBAJABIAMILA ANNOUNCES HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEES

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday announced the list of chairmen and deputy chairmen, as well as members of standing committees in the House. Those named as committee chairmen include Muktar Betara, Appropriations; Abdulrasak Namdas, Army; Benjamin Kalu, Media and Public Affairs and Babajimi Benson, Defense. Others were Umaru Bago, …

HMM NO GIRL IS BORN IN THREE MONTHS IN 132 VILLAGES

Officials in a northern Indian state are investigating whether sex-selective abortions have been conducted after government data revealed not a single girl was born in 132 villages in the last three months. Official data revealed last week said 947 children were born across 500 villages in Uttarakhand state’s Uttarkashi district. Among the 200 such births in 132 …