December 1, 2020
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Nigerian Senate confirms Yakubu head of national electoral body

by on December 1, 2020 0
Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the reappointment of Mahmood Yakubu, as Chairman of the country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the second term of five years. The nation’s upper legislative chamber confirmed Yakubu reappointment after considering the letter of President Moahammdu Buhari conveying the name of the INEC chairman for... Read More

INEC shifts 6 Senatorial, 9 states by elections due on Oct 31

by on October 22, 2020 0
By GFDNews Correspondent Apparently, in response to the widespread violent disruption in some parts of the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 15 senatorial and state bye-elections slated for October 31 in 11 states. In a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye,... Read More

Buhari seeks Senate approval for 8 Supreme Court Justices

by on September 29, 2020 0
President Mohammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the appointment of eight new Supreme Court justices in accordance with the recommendations of the National Judicial Council. The president in a letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, said the appointment was in pursuant to Section 231 (2) of... Read More

Senate asks NDDC to provide evidence on corrupt allegations against members

by on September 1, 2020 0
Nigerian Senate has debunked claims by the Executive Director (Projects) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojuogboh that National Assembly members were paid N20 million and N15 million each as COVID-19 palliatives from the Commission. In a statement on Tuesday, spokesman of the Senate, Ajibola Basiru challenged the NDDC director to provide... Read More

Senate seeks probe into NLNG $18 bln dividends

by on August 28, 2020 0
Nigerian Senate has directed the office of the Accountant General of the federation to begin investigations into the payments of $18 billion as dividends from Nigeria’s investment in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) between 2004 and 2019, a Senate statement said. “The accountant general was mandated to investigate among other things if the amount... Read More