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Senate confirms ICPC, Supreme Court nominees, passes Fed Poly, Item (Establishment, etc) Bill 2018, Adjourns Plenary to Jan 16

Anietie Udobit,Abuja

 

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

Also confirmed were eight others as members of the ICPC board.

They are Grace Chinda from Delta State Okolo Titus (Enugu State), Obiora Igwedebia (Anambra State), Olubukola Balogun (Lagos State) and Justice Adamu Bello (Katsina State).

The other members are Hannatu Muhammed (Jigawa State), Abdullahi Saidu (Niger State) and Yahaya Dauda (Nasarawa State).

The Senate also confirmed the appointment of Justice Uwani Abba as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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The Senate has also passed the Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND on Federal Polytechnic, Item, Abia State (Establishment, etc.) Bill 2018 (SB. 520).

Senator Binta Masi Garba had presented the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND on Federal Polytechnic Item Abia State (Establishment, etc) Bill 2018 (SB. 520), seconded by Senator Shehu Sani.

The Senate thereafter dissolved into the Committee of the Whole to enable for the clause-by-clause consideration of the committee’s report.

The Federal Polytechnic Item Abia State (Establishment, etc) Bill 2018 (SB. 520) was read for the third time and then passed as an Act of the National Assembly.

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The Senate had, in November, approved the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic Aba, saying the institution would provide technical education to the people in the zone.

In his response, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said, “Let me congratulate Senator Mao for sponsoring this Bill, and Senator Binta for presenting the report and all of you for considering it.

“I also want to thank you for a productive day. This is a good and high note to end the year on.”

Ekweremadu added that, “Passing the last Bill on education today is a great gift to our children this season.

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“So, I thank you all for your cooperation and on this note, I wish you all a Merry Christmas.”

The red chamber has  adjourned plenary to Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

This is sequel to a motion moved to that effect by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and seconded by Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda.

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