The Late 5: Senate to get ministerial nominees list this week; Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s land in Port Harcourt | Other stories

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Senate to get ministerial nominees list this week

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has hinted of the Senate receiving the executive’s ministerial nominees list this week. Since he was sworn in May 29, Buhari is yet to constitute his cabinet about one and a half months after. The development has increased worry among Nigerians who question the president on his delay, with many criticising him based on his six months delay to send the list during his first tenure.

Atiku defeated Buhari with 33000 votes in Katsina – witness

Hearing continued before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, yesterday as a witness, Salisu Maijigiri, maintained that Buhari lost in his home state, Katsina. Maijigiri, who identified himself as Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, was one of the 13 witnesses that testified before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel tribunal.

Sanwo-Olu declares Lekki, Admiralty toll plaza free on Thursday

Governor of Lagos Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared Thursday July 11, a toll free day during the morning and evening peak hours for vehicles plying the Lekki and Admiralty toll plaza in Lekki and Ikoyi. The toll plaza would be left open between 6.30am -9.30am and 4.30pm -8.00pm.

The governor stated this while addressing State House Correspondents after a tour of the Victoria Island-Lekki-Ajah axis over traffic gridlock and flooding issues.

Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s land in Port Harcourt

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, belonging to Diezani Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources. Chuka Obiozor, the presiding judge, made the forfeiture order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Reps probe clandestine recruitment in MDAs

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged clandestine recruitment process in federal government ministry, department and agencies (MDAs).

The house made the resolution following a motion introduced by Yusuf Gagdi from Plateau during Wednesday’s plenary.

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