Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, today asked the Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to screen Ms. Lauretta Onochie and five others as INEC commissioners.
This comes eight months after President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of the nominees to the Senate.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the Senate halted the process of the screening, accusing Onochie, who is presently a presidential spokesperson, of unnecessarily casting aspersions on their party.
They also faulted the idea of making Onochie, a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress as an INEC Commissioner to represent Delta State on the board of the commission.
Other names on the list are, Prof. Muhammad Kallah (Katsina); Prof. Kunle Ajayi (Ekiti); Saidu Ahmad (Jigawa); Prof Sani Adam (North- Central); and Dr Baba Bila (North-East).
The Senate INEC panel, which has Senator Kabiru Gaya as Chairman, has four weeks to conclude the screening and report back to the red chamber at plenary.
Founder of the Household of God Church Rev. Chris Okotie has upset many Nigerians with his farewell message to the late TB Joshua.
In a message released on his Facebook page on Tuesday, June 8, three days after the death of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet Temitope Joshua popularly called TB Joshua, Okotie wrote thus:
"Hebrews 1:13... Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool (Hupopodion/Greek)
The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel, has been consumed by divine indignation. And now his disciples bewail his ignominious exit.
No marvel, one third of God’s angels followed the disgraced anointed cherub Lucifer!!
Jehovah-Jesus our mighty gladiator has broken the head of the...
The United States of America has told President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the Twitter ban in Nigeria.
A top American official and senior diplomat, who is the current administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, made this call.
Power, writing on her verified handle on Wednesday, said: “There are nearly 40 million Twitter users in #Nigeria, and the country is home to Africa’s largest tech hub.
“This suspension is nothing more than state-sanctioned denial of free speech and should be reversed immediately. #KeepItOn.”
The Federal Government through the office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had banned Twitter last week.
It also threatened to prosecute citizens who continue to...
Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji has revealed why he chose to stop explaining himself to people who questioned some things in his life.
In a post shared on Instagram, the actor said people judge others based on their existing biases, and the truth is that in the end, nobody cares.
According to Lateef Adedimeji, he stopped explaining himself when he realised that people only understand from their level of perception.
He wrote: I stopped explaining myself when I realised people only understand from their level of perception. People judge based off of their already existing biases and the truth is , in the end, no one really cares. Be you and stay focused.
Kemifilani News recalls that Lateef Adedimeji recently took to social...