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Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

 

Senate set to unveil Buhari’s ministerial list on Tuesday

The Senate via the Senate President, Dr. Olusola Saraki, is geared to unveil President Muhammadu Buhari’s much awaited and contentious ministerial nominee list on Tuesday (today).

Strong indications have emerged that today’s plenary session, where the Senate would unveil the ministerial list sent by the President may be stormy as senators, especially the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators, are saying the President must, in line with the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, submit himself before the Senate for screening if he appointed himself the Nigerian Minister of Petroleum

The red chamber is also set to reject an incomplete list, saying the constitution provides for a nominee from each state of the 36 states of the federation and that any list that did not cover the 36 states would suffer serious opposition on the floor of the Senate.

The senators have also vowed that they would not be cowed by the trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). They promised to adopt stringent measures in line with the provisions of the Constitution during the screening of Buhari’s ministerial nominees.

Some of the powerful senators added that the tradition of take-a-bow for senators coming for screening as ministers would be jettisoned, adding that they were prepared to send names of nominees back to the sender of such a list..

The Chairman, Senate ad hoc Committee on Publicity, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) said, inter alia: “In our screening of ministers, it will not be business as usual. The era of take a bow and go are over. The right people will be made ministers without any political or religious consideration.”

Saraki . Saraki receiving ministerial list from Abba Kyari PMB's COS & Ita Enang Senate Adviser 2

Photo: Senate President Bukola Saraki (center) receiving President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominee list (in a sealed brown envelop) in his office from Presidential Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari (right) & Presidential Liaison to the Senate, Sen. Ita Enang (left).

The ministerial nominee list was sent to the Senate by the Presidency via the Senate President who collected the sealed brown envelop containing the ministerial nominees in his office. Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, promised to open the sealed brown envelop on Tuesday during plenary session on the floor of the red chamber – ONLY.