The Senate has introduced a bill threatening to ban the importation, sales and use of generating sets in Nigeria.
The ongoing crisis agitating the Lagos State House of Assembly took an ugly turn on Tuesday, with the suspended and sacked principal officers, locked out of their offices in the assembly complex. It was learnt that the Chief Whip, Rotimi Abiru (Somolu II), and the Deputy Majority Leader, Olumuyiwa Jimoh (Apapa II) were ejected on Monday, March, 9, while two others Moshood Osun (Lagos Mainland II) and Adewale Raheem (Ibeju/Lekki Constituency II) were suspended indefinitely for gross misconduct and insubordination.
Following the official take over by Dr Bashir Jamoh on Tuesday as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed ex-Delta State Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Engr) Victor Ochei Esq. as Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services.
A bill sponsored by the senate which will make the Vice-President, governors and deputy governors lose their immunity and become liable to prosecution if they are indicted for misappropriation of public funds is currently in process. Presently, the President, his Vice, governors and their deputies enjoy protection by the nation's laws from criminal prosecution while in office.
The House of Representatives has agreed to intercede in the face-off unfolding between the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Federal Government on Tuesday, March 10, made worse with the ongoing two weeks warning strike. The intervention is with a view to finding amicable resolution with regard to ASUU's insistence of not joining the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, program.
MuhammaduSanusi II has been deposed as the Emir of Kano. This was announced at a special sitting of the Kano State Executive Council chaired by AbdullahiGanduje, the governor. UsmanAlhaji, Secretary to the State Government while briefing newsmen confirmed that the removal is with immediate effect. He stated that Sanusi's removal was in line with "consultation with relevant stakeholders".
Enraged youths of Mmahu community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo state hurled stones and bottles, at the convoy of Governor Hope Uzodinma while chanting in the Igbo language "Onye Oshi vote, Onye Oshi vote" meaning stolen votes. The violent outrage by the infuriated youths led to the destruction of the rear windshield of the governor's official vehicle.