Ministerial Nominee Upsets Senators

With five nominees to go, the Senate will today likely undertake the final lap of screening of would-be ministers.

Expected to be screened to day are Prof. Anthony Anwuka, Ms Aisha Abubakar, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Mr. Muhammadu Bello and Mr. Adamu Adamu.

Yesterday, six were screened, including Cross River State nominee, Pastor Usani Usani Uguru, who drew the ire of some senators with his statement.

Uguru and the senators started by exchanging banters at the introductory stage before he made what the lawmakers considered “an offensive statement”.

Uguru mentioned names of some senators with who he traversed the country during the last campaign.

Most of the senators he mentioned were of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Then, one of the senators asked Uguru: “Were you interacting with the PDP too?” to which he replied “God forbid”.

Minority Leader Senator Godswill Akpabio raised an objection to the nominee’s statement. Coming under a point of order, Akpabio described Uguru’s statement as derogatory to PDP members.

Other PDP senators joined him. Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP Abia South) declared that the nominee did not submit his assets declaration papers along with his documents in violation of one of the rules set for the nominees.

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Buhari Meets Tambuwal, Wamakko Over Ministerial Nominee

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, had a fruitful one hour discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari on matters surrounding the nomination of Ms. Aisha Abubakar as a ministerial nominee from Sokoto State.

At the moment, all issues are being resolved,  according to a statement by Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal`s spokesman.

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New Ministerial Nominee Replacing Ibeto

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced Ahmed Musa Ibeto with Abubakar Bwuari Bawa as a ministerial nominee from Niger State.

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki read President Buhari’s letter withdrawing Ibeto’s nomination on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday.

The President did not state reasons why he withdrew the nomination of the former Deputy Governor of Niger state.


Buhari Withdraws Ministerial Nominee

President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the name of immediate past Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Musa Ibeto.

The President has sent a letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, notifying him of the withdrawal of Ibeto.

Exclusive report provides that the letter will be read at the floor of the Senate before screening commence on Wednesday.

Ahmed Musa Ibeto (Santurakin Kontagora) was born on January 15, 1959 at Ibeto headquarters of Ibelu District of Kontagora Emirate in Niger State.