These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Thurssday, 25th July 2019:
Senate president Ahmed Lawan sparked annoyance Danjuma Goje, when Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was asked to take a bow when it was his turn for screening and confirmation. Goje, from Gombe state raised a point of order, saying it was against the tradition not screening Amaechi, but Lawan said that the tradition of ‘bow and go’ would be extended to former members of the House of Assembly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have reportedly sealed off Rochas Okorocha’s Foundation College, All-In Supermarket and East High Primary and Secondary school owned by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu. Rochas Okorocha, is the former governor of Imo state now representing Imo West senatorial district at the Senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sent his ministerial nominee list to the Senate for confirmation, after several weeks since he assumed office for second term in May, 2019. On Wednesday, the Senate commenced screening of the 43 persons sent to them by the President. However, Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has criticized some persons who persons on the list.
One of the ministerial nominees screened by the Senate on Wednesday said the Naira is not doing bad at the moment. Uchechukwu Ogar, said this while responding to questions ranging from petroleum to banking and industry as he responded to lawmakers.
The United States (U.S.) Department has announced the restrictions of its visa on Nigerians who were involved in rigging the concluded 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. Although the department did not list the names of the affected individuals or how many they are, it, however, made it clear that the ban was for those who tried to or undermined democracy in the last Nigerian elections.
A ministerial nominee, Uchechukwu Ogah on Wednesday said that Nigeria can feed the entire world because the country is very endowed. Ogah, from Abia state, said this while answering questions from senators during the screening of ministerial nominees in Abuja.
During the ministerial nominees screening at the Red Chamber on Wednesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, says he would have made Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom sweat. The lawmaker said this, when Akpabio, a former senator who represented Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, appeared before the Senate for screening.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday stated clearly that the state has no land to give the federal government for its proposed Ruga Settlement for herders. The governor made this known in a lecture titled: ‘The Challenges of Pastoralism and International Migration for Sustainable Peace and Development in Nigeria: Edo State Experience,” which he delivered to participants at an Executive Intelligence Management (EIM) Course 12 in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to go about their lawful daily activities without fear as the country’s security agencies are taking actions to safeguard everyone. The president said this on Tuesday while expressing his condolences to the families of Precious Owolabi, an NYSC member with Channels TV, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, of the FCT Police Command, who died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Monday.
In The Next 50 Years Nigeria Will Be Like China – Ministerial Nominee
Ministerial nominee, Ogbonnaya Onu, on Wednesday said that in Nigeria in the next 30 years, will be like China in terms of advancement. The ex-minister of science and technology, who President Muhammadu Buhari named in his ministerial nominee list, said this on Wednesday while responding to questions during the screening exercise at the senate.
These are our top headlines from Nigerian Newspapers for Today, Thursday, 25th July 2019: