Senate confirms Musa Aliyu as ICPC Chairman

The appointment of Malam Musa Aliyu as the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been confirmed by the Senate.   This comes after the adoption of a motion by the Senate Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti) at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, October 26.    Bamidele who urged the Senate to consider the request of President Bola Tinubu for the confirmation of Aliyu for appointment as ICP Chairman, said the request was in

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Senate swears in Yohanna to replace Elisha Abbo

The Senate on Wednesday, Oct. 25, swore in Amos Yohanna as the new Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.   The swearing-in was performed by the Deputy Senate President, Jibrin Barau, who presided over the plenary.   Yohanna, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party replaces Abbo, who was sacked by the Appeal Court last week Monday..   The Court of Appeal, Abuja had sacked Abbo, a member of the All Progressives Congress.     Recall that a three-member panel

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Former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s eldest son weds in Abuja (photos)

The eldest son of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and wife, Beatrice, Lloyd Ike Ekweremadu Jnr, got married to his woman, Tiffany Adaobi Obinna-Uzor, at the Basilica of Grace, Anglican Communion, Gudu District Abuja, today August 19.   The wedding ceremony was well attended by dignitaries including deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kau, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Ademola Adeleke, former Senate President David Mark and a host of others.   The Ekweremadus were absent

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Senate confirms 45 Ministerial nominees as El-Rufai and two others await clearance

The Senate has concluded the screening of 45 of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu. During it plenary today August 7, the Senate confirmed 45 of the nominees as cabinet members.   Senate President Godswill Akpabio put the nominations to a series of voice votes, of which three of them, former Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai, Stella Okotete (Delta State), and Abubakar Danladi (Taraba State)are still undergoing security clearance.   The confirmation comes over a week after

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Senate accuses ministerial nominee, Professor Joseph Utsev of age discrepancy

Ministerial nominee, Professor Joseph Utsev was accused of age discrepancy during screening by the senate.    During screening today, some senators pointed out that his Curriculum Vitae says he was born in 1980 and started primary school three years after.    Senate President, Godswill Akpabio said;   “He was three years old when he started his primary education. He finished six years later. He was the classmate of Abba Moro, let us also see if he (Moro) started primary school

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Akpabio, Yari in tight race as voting commences for Senate President seat

The election for the Senate President for the 10th National Assembly (NASS) has commenced at the Red Chamber in Abuja, Nigeria. Voting for the third seat in the Federation commenced at exactly 08:45am on a state by state basis, alphabetically.   Nominations were received for Senator Abdul’aziz Yari and Senator Godswill Akpabio after which the Clerk of the Senate declared nominations closed in absence of further nominations.   The contest is now between Yari, a former governor of Zamfara State

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