Some 6,721 concerned Nigerians, including the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough (EiE), at the weekend initiated action at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos against the ninth Senate over plan to spend N5.550 billion on vehicles for its principal officers.
In the ’50s the Michael Okpara government of Eastern Nigeria had farm settlements. Farmers lived in those settlements close to their farmlands and there were facilities in these settlements that supported family life. They had water and electricity. Schools and dispensaries were not far away.
Some legal experts yesterday faulted the move by the Senate to take over the Edo State House of Assembly within a week. The Red Chamber’s action will, however, depend on whether Governor Godwin Obaseki complies with another resolution mandating him to issue a fresh proclamation for the ‘proper’ inauguration of the house.
Nigerian Senate Tuesday ended the screening of President Muhammadu Buhari's nominees for ministerial appointments. All the 43 persons nominated by the president were confirmed in an exercise that lasted five days. Buhari is expected to assign them portfolios when they are inaugurated. Critics of the screening said it has been more of an endorsement of…