MINISTERIAL SCREENING : ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY LOST

Congratulations Nigerians! We now have 43 new ministers-designate (pending when they are inaugurated). The Senate this week concluded a five-day screening process of the 43 ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. It is, however, not surprising that there were condemnations from groups and individuals before the appointment, during the screening process and after the confirmation of the nominees. The president finally sent in the names of the appointees exactly 54 days after he was sworn in for the second term. Quite commendable though, going by the fact that it took him six months to…

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WHY I DISOBEYED COURT ORDERS AS AGF- MALAMI

Seun Opejobi  Abubakar Malami, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Ministerial nominees, on Friday revealed why he disobeyed court orders. Malami who was the immediate past Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation revealed that he disobeyed court order due to public interest. He made the disclosure during his ministerial screening on the floor of the senate. Responding to a question from Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Malami said: “I disobeyed court orders in public interest. “It is my desire to operate within the spirit of the constitution of Nigeria that established…

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MINISTERIAL SCREENING CONTINUES AS MORE TAKE A BOW AND LEAVE

The screening of ministerial nominees by the Nigeria Senate has entered into Day two.  Senate President Ahmed Lawan commenced the screening by calling the first nominee to be screened today to the podium. He is Senator Tayo Alasoadura from Ondo State. Senator Tayo Alasoadura   Senator Ope Bamidele, however, raised a point of order stressing that Alasoadura who is a Former Senator for Ondo Central District should not be exempted from enjoying the privilege of take a bow and go. Bamidele said members of the public must take note that…

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