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BREAKING: Trouble As Top Senator Moves To Stop Keyamo’s Screening, Reason Emerges



BREAKING: Trouble As Top Senator Moves To Stop Keyamo's Screening, Reason Emerges

A top Senator has moved to suspend Keyamo’s screening.

News ToGo reports that the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Darlington Nwokocha, on Monday, moved a motion for the suspension of the ministerial screening of a ministerial nominee from Delta State, Festus Keyamo.

President Boa Tinubu had nominated Keyamo as a Minister pending Senate’s confirmation. Although he missed the two lists Tinubu sent, his name was later added by the President.

Meanwhile, Nwokocha’s motion was seconded by his colleague from Abia-South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio thereafter subjected the motion to a voice vote but the lawmakers were divided on the matter. The red chamber immediately erupted into a rowdy session. Amid heated argument between the lawmakers, Akpabio rose to his feet, announcing that the Senate will enter a closed session.

Nwokocha had accused Keyamo of disrespecting the 9th National Assembly and accusing the last Assembly of being corrupt.

Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was a former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity under the then administration of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nwokocha said during the Buhari administration, Keyamo was invited to explain the Special Public Works programme but he didn’t honour the invitation.

The programme was coordinated by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) which was under the ministry Keyamo supervised.

The Federal Government had in 2020 earmarked N52 billion for the programme to recruit 1,000 youths from each of the 774 local governments for three months and pay them N20,000 each.

There were complaints over the programme as some constituents said they did not benefit from the programme.

The Senate Public Account Committee subsequently began a probe on the matter but the then minister shunned the invitation by the committee.

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BREAKING: Tinubu’s Minister Who Collapsed During Screening Reveals Why



BREAKING: Tinubu's Minister Who Collapsed During Screening Reveals Why

Tinubu’s Minister who collapsed during Senate screening has revealed why it happened.

News ToGo reports that Abbas Balarabe, the newly confirmed Minister from Kaduna State, has clarified the reason behind his collapse during his Senate screening. He explained that his fainting spell was due to sheer exhaustion as he had been informed of his nomination just the previous day and stayed awake all night preparing for the screening.

Overwhelmed by the workload and lack of rest, he slumped during the session. He expressed his gratitude to the Senate, especially the senators from his state, Kaduna, for their understanding and support. Balarabe assured everyone that he was now in good health, emphasizing that his collapse was solely due to exhaustion and nothing more.

Earlier during his screening, the nominee, who had replaced former Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, had suddenly collapsed, causing a temporary commotion in the Senate.

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BREAKING: Tinubu Makes New Appointments (FULL LIST)



BREAKING: Tinubu Makes New Appointments (FULL LIST)

President Bola Tinubu has appointed three new persons.

He wrote a letter to the Nigerian Senate to confirm the appointees as required by the constitution.

READ ALSO: CSU Finally Releases Tinubu’s Record, Gender Raises Doubt

The new ministerial appointees by Tinubu are:
1. DR Jamila Bio
2. Balarebe Abbas and
3. Olawale Olawande.

The President had appoint over 40 Ministers before now making him the first Nigerian President with the highest number of Ministers. With the appointment of the three persons, the number of his Ministers would be around 50- a number no past President had matched.

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BREAKING: CSU Finally Releases Tinubu’s Record, Gender Raises Doubt



BREAKING: CSU Finally Releases Tinubu's Record, Gender Reads Female

CSU has finally released Tinubu’s records.

News ToGo learned that Chicago State University (CSU) has complied with a court order to release the academic records of President Bola Tinubu, as requested by Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the recent elections.

Following a directive from the US district court for the northern district of Illinois over the weekend, CSU provided the requested academic records.

TheCable reports that the university confirmed that the format of the certificate in question matched Tinubu’s replacement dated June 27, 1997. However, the gender raises doubt. This is because Tinubu filled ”Male” and the university in the new document addressed him as ”Mr”, but some transcripts reportedly show ”F” which suggests ”Female”. This raises doubt in the issue.

However, Atiku and his legal team are following up on the issue after alleging serious discrepancies in Tinubu’s academic records. They also claim that those inconsistencies will help them prove that he was not fit to contest for President of Nigeria.

Recall that Tinubu made serious effort to block the release of his records but the US courts ruled in Atiku’s favour. Atiku and his legal team will now go ahead to prove their case concerning the inconsistencies they discovered.

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