Senate Asks Presidency For Resolutions Of National Conference

Senate Rejects Two Non-career Ambassadorial NomineesThe Senate has asked the Presidency            to submit the resolutions of the National Conference to the National Assembly for deliberation.

According to the Senate, the issues raised and solutions preferred in the National Conference report would address the issues of unity and oneness in the country.

The National Conference was held during the administration of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

The former President had sent the report of the National Conference to the parliament at the tail end of the 7th Assembly.

But the lawmakers did not look into the report before the expiration of the Assembly.

Reps Challenge INEC On Delimitation Of Constituencies

House of Representatives, Reps, INEC, ConstituenciesThe House of Representatives has questioned the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to carry out proper delineation of 66 electoral constituencies across Nigeria.

The House considered a motion on the matter put forward on Thursday by a member representing Rivers State, Kingsley Chinda.

Mr Chinda informed the lawmakers that INEC’s action had denied people of the 19 affected states of their constitutionally guaranteed right to adequate representation in the state houses of assembly.

The House has urged the electoral commission to immediately outline the said constituencies in line with the provision of Section 91 of the constitution and the 2006 population figures.

The legislators also resolved to forward a copy of the resolution to the Senate for concurrence.

Lawmakers Threaten To Suspend Sittings

The query comes barely a day after the Senate threatened to suspend its sittings if INEC does not conduct the re-run senatorial election in Rivers State by December 10.

The sponsor of the motion and Deputy Senate President, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, called the attention of the Upper House to the pending elections and the failure of INEC to act accordingly.

He was worried that the commission was breaching the Electoral Act, adding that the act had led to the absence of representatives from Rivers State in the Senate after the election was declared inconclusive.

Boko Haram: Police To Provide Security In Liberated Towns

Police-Don-AwunahThe Acting Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, says the police is already establishing civil authority in communities liberated from the Boko Haram terrorists in affected states.

The police chief told journalists in Maiduguri that the move is to relieve the military and to also enable displaced persons return home in the shortest possible time.

The IG was speaking during the launch of a Police Medical Outreach for the internally displaced living at the Muna Garage Camp in Maiduguri.

He said the initiative is in tandem with the Nigerian Air Force and military medical outreach among the displaced.

The IGP has also assured citizens of adequate security to communities liberated from the Boko Haram terrorists to enable Displaced Persons return home soonest.

Idris said the visit was aimed at synergising with the military on the process of returning civil authorities to liberated communities.

He has assured officers and men of the police force that their welfare would be adequately catered for.

The IGP also distributed food items and other relief materials to support the IDPs even as plans to fortify their hometowns and establish civil rule intensifies.

IGP Idris was accompanied by the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the Prison Service, Ahmed Ja’afar and Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu

FG Approves New Polytechnic In Akwa Ibom

The Federal GGodswill Akpabioovernment has approved the establishment of a federal polytechnic in Akwa Ibom State.

Delivering the letter to that effect, the Minister of Education, Nyisom Wike, stated that the Federal Government’s approval for the establishment of the institution was in recognition of the Governor Godswill Akpabio-led administration’s commitment to the development of education and infrastructure in the state.

Governor Akpabio, while thanking the Federal Government, announced that the institution would begin operations by September at the Independence High School.

He also stated that temporal site would be at Ukana in Essien Udim Local Government Area and noted that the Federal Government had already approved the sum of N1 billion as take-off fund for the project.

While announcing the appointment of Professor Oluma Joseph as the Rector of the new polytechnic, the Governor stated that, the State Government would begin the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure at Independent High School, Ukana as its contribution to the project.

Nigeria does not need Constitution Amendment but a new constitution

Legal Practitioners Dele Adesina (SAN) and Malachy Ugwummadu on our Saturday Morning Breakfast show, SUNRISE, talk on the proposed fourth amendment to the 1999 Constitution that is about to be carried out by the National Assembly.

According to the two lawyers, Nigeria needs to produce a new constitution and not amend the Military Decree imposed on the country by the military era.