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Our Information Minister does not think properly before he talks – Senate President David Mark

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Senate President David Mark is apparently very angry with the Information Minister Labaran Maku. Senator Mark had been reacting to a statement credited to the information minister on Senate’s stand on the introduction of the N5000 note. It will be recalled that the Senate had advised the president to put the introduction of the new note on hold. In response to this, the information minister had said that the resolutions of the Senate were not binding on the Presidency.

The angry Senate President was speaking on Tuesday during a debate on the menace of flooding in the country, and he warned that henceforth any minister who smears the reputation of the legislature would attract its wrath. He went as far as threatening to pass a resolution urging President Goodluck Jonathan to sack ministers who make unguarded statements capable of undermining the legislature.

According to Senator Mark, “Maku is a careless talker; he does not think properly before he talks… Maku cannot educate us but we are to educate him… The President should caution him and the President must call his ministers to order… Next time a minister talks any how about the Senate, we shall take a resolution that such a minister be removed.”

So, Mr Labaran Maku should be careful next time as we all know that the majority of Nigerians are particularly against the idea of the single N5000 note.

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10 Comments

  1. Ukie Ifeanyi Idam

    September 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Thanks Mr senate president most of the Nigerian citizens are against the N5000 note. Me in particular i hate d idea. If you allow ds, poor people like us for now will die. Because everything will increase. Please use ur power to fight against ds men who want to suck us cos dats dia plan. Imagin okada i use to pay N30 will now charge me N100 to sch.
    Imagine what will happen if u give okada man N5000 to give u change of N4,970. I no want make dem break my head oo abeg do something

  2. Victor

    September 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I’am so impress with the stance of the senate president, that’s a very good one to call maku to order, no minister should be given a ground to insult a senator that contested an election and also represent millions of people. 5000 note is a joker.

  3. Zakari Atsu

    September 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

    mr maku is a talk active ho use his anus 2 talk instead of his mouth. he should b sack instead of gvin him second chance.he his no feelin 4 d masess.tnks senate president 4 ur concern.

  4. yemi

    September 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    That’s our topic of debate in a joint jst days back thank God David brought it out nw. Though, they are birds of a feather but frankly dat maku is a very good stupid man and a clever ignorant indeed. He knows next to nothing. Idiot

  5. Ebenezer

    September 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Maku is an imbecile, an embodiment of failure as well as his master. Posterity will never forgive them. Can u imagine an ordinary minister criticising a senator representing not less than 100000 Nigerian. Let’s keep our fingers cross. I reserve other comments

  6. Ebenezer

    September 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Maku is an imbecile, an embodiment of failure as well as his master. Posterity will never forgive them. Can u imagine an ordinary minister criticising a senator representing not less than 100000 Nigerians. Let’s keep our fingers cross. I reserve other comments

  7. Lasiele

    September 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The Senate should also do its assignment properly before endorsing Presidential nominees as Ministers. What do you expect from Maku?

  8. Olawale

    September 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Nigeria is a very funny country,is the information minister a new person in this system ??? Is the senate president not among the house that carried out and approved of the information minister ? These people in corridor of power should just. Stop taking the Nigerians for granted,Almighty God. Shall rise to defend the ORDINARY Nigerian Citizens someday. . . No matter how long we sit down & look !!!

  9. Darlington

    October 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Tank’s mr President must of our |eader’s dey are |ackin speech, nd undastandin.

  10. Precious

    October 4, 2012 at 6:39 am

    God is working,now I can see some of our leader’s eyes re opening @ least having a concern 2wards d masses is a great thing 2 comment. Thank u Mr senator 4 ur good speech against d so call information minister,that serve him right. Other ministers should learn.

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the reopening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Pastor. Femi Agagu.

He expressed that the state has become peaceful following the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

Also Read: BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

Recall that the state government had earlier directed schools to reopen on October 19 after seven months of closure due to COVID- 19 outbreak.

But the schools were shut days after when the #EndSARS protest broke out.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

ASUU

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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