This is a Round-up of some breaking news for Today, 29th, November 2019.
President Buhari Seeks Senate Approval For Fresh Loan
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter of request to the Senate seeking approval for the federal government’s 2016-2018 external borrowing plan.
President Buhari’s letter was read during plenary on Thursday by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
The President in his letter, recalled that he had earlier sent the loan request originally estimated at $29.960 billion in 2016 to the eighth National Assembly under the leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki, but it was not approved.
IBB Reveals His Take On Controversial Hate Speech Bill
Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has condemned the hate speech bill, sponsored by the senator representing Niger North senatorial district, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
The former president while stating his view on the proposed bill stated that nobody can deny Nigerians their freedom of speech.
IBB while speaking at his residence during a courtesy visit by the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chief Christopher Isiguzo, stated that there was no basis for the bill because no one can deny Nigerians their fundamental rights.
Saraki Cries Out As EFCC Allegedly Moves To Seize His Ilorin Residence
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has cried out over alleged intention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to seize his Ilorin residence
Naija News Understands that the antigraft filed a fresh process in the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking an interim order for the forfeiture of his home in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Saraki said this in a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu.He said, “Just like the previous one, which the anti-graft agency made by filing a similar order in the same court on Saraki’s Ikoyi House, it is a clear abuse of the court process.”
Gov. Ortom Speaks After Appeal Court Victory
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reacted to the ruling of the court of appeal which affirmed his re-election.
Naija News had earlier reported that the court of appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Emmanuel Jime, over lack of merit.
The court also awarded the sum of N150,000 fine against Jime.
Lagos Approves N35,000 Minimum Wage For Workers
Workers in the Lagos State civil service will now enjoy the payment of N35,000 as minimum wage beginning from November 2019.
This follows the approval of the new figure by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Governor’s directive was contained in a circular issued by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola on Wednesday, November 27th.
Muri-Okunola noted that the action is targeted at improving the welfare and wellbeing of public servants in Lagos State.