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Senate Moves Ministerial Screening to Thursday

Yemi Adebowale

The Nigerian Senate has suspended its plenary till Thursday, after screening two ministerial nominees on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Senate had adjourned plenary till Wednesday to continue the Screening of the Ministerial nominees.

SIGNAL had exclusively reported on Tuesday how Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was under pressure to proceed with the clearing of embattled ministerial nominee Rotimi Amaechi in the absence of Senate President Bukola Saraki who will be making an appearance at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday where he is standing trial.

READ: REPORT | Ekweremadu Under Pressure to Confirm Amaechi in Saraki’s Absence

The Senate had screened two ministerial nominees from Oyo and Yobe States – Mr Adebayo Shittu and Mrs Khadija Abba Ibrahim, respectively.

Hours after the plenary of Tuesday had ended, the Acting Clerk of the Senate, Nelson Oyewo, told reporters that the Senate had decided to reconvene on Thursday, October 22, cancelling the earlier date of Wednesday.

It is not immediately clear why the Senate rescheduled plenary to Thursday against its earlier decision to proceed with the ministerial screenings on Wednesday.

With the rescheduling, Senate President Bukola Saraki will be presiding over the screening of ministerial nominees including that of Rotimi Amaechi.



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