Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Breaking: Senate Threatens Showdown With Presidency, Halts Appointments

The Nigerian Senate has today come tough with the Presidency as its
members call for the suspension of consideration and confirmation of
appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari over a comment credited to
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, that executive appointments did not
require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the Constitution.

The reactions came at the National Assembly plenary session when a
letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo asking the Senate to
confirm the nomination of Mr. Lanra Gbajabiamila as Chairman of the
National Lottery Commission, was read by President of the Senate,
Bukola Saraki.

The legislators totally blamed Osinbajo for making such comment as
they consequently asked that an embargo be placed on confirmation of
executive appointments pending the time the powers of the legislature
had been recognized.

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