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JUST IN: Uproar In Senate Over Armed Forces Commission Bill

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A Bill which seeks to establish an Armed Forces Service Commission on Wednesday divided the Senate.

The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to give effect to Section 219 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the establishment of the Armed Forces Service Commission and for other related matters, 2021” was sponsored by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South).

No sooner than the debate for the second reading of the Bill commenced than it degenerated into an uproar.

The battle of wits was between the opposition People’s Democratic Party senators and their All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts.

While supporters of the Bill argued that it was merely to give effect to a constitutional provision which empowers the National Assembly to create the Armed Forces Service Commission, APC Senators in their contribution said that the Bill was targeted at whittling down the powers of the President.

APC Senators like Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, Abdullahi Adamu, Adamu Aliero and Mohammed Bulkachuwa opposed the Bill, while PDP Senators like Emmanuel Bwacha, Chukwuka Utazi and James Manager supported the Bill.

Confusion arose when Senate President Ahmad Lawan put the Bill to a voice vote and ruled that the “nays” had the day, meaning that the Bill cannot be read for a second time.

The sponsor of the Bill, Abaribe, and those supported the Bill however disagreed with the ruling of the Senate President and called for a division of the Senate to allow for transparent voting.

This disagreement by Abaribe was interpreted by some lawmakers as challenging the ruling of the Senate President on the matter.

The development led to a near commotion in the Senate before the Senate President announced that the chamber will go into an emergency closed door session.

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Release Of The Remaining Chibok Girls Is Still Work In Progress – Presidency

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As Nigerians mark the 7th anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, the Presidency has assured that the Federal government is still working towards the rescue of the 122 of the girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

 

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in a statement released on Wednesday night, April 14.

 

”The Presidency reassures parents and all concerned citizens that the missing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, remain constantly on the minds of government as they are always on the minds of their parents.

The Presidency gives assurances that the release of the remaining Chibok girls is still work in progress.

No one is giving up hope here. Efforts to secure their release through various channels and activities of the security and intelligence agencies remain on course. The recent decisive push by the military against the terrorists gives hope that a breakthrough is possible and could happen anytime soon.

The Presidency asks for support, understanding and prayers for the military as they discharge their historic mandate to quickly finish off the insurgency war and free all citizens held hostage.”

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“It’s Ungodly For You To Marry A Woman And Not Be Giving Her Enough Sex” – Governor Ortom’s Senior Aide Says

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Smith Akom Takema, the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Rural Development, has said that lack of sexual satisfaction is one of the common causes of marital problems.

 

The married father advised couples to court properly and ask honest questions before marriage because it is ungodly to marry a woman and not satisfy her sexually. Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, April 14, he wrote;

 

“It’s unGodly for you to marry a woman and not be giving her enough sex. Sex is created by God to be enjoyed, they are women who are not sex freaks and can go without it for months without minding, but they are some who can’t stand without sex for a week,”

 

This are things we ought to know during courtship but Christianity has put a ban for sex before marriage.

 

Most times going by christianity standards we don’t even know who we are getting married to as regard to sex life, how can you manage the post ownership, there are things the body systems can’t adopt.

 

“Mbakirgh ngokwase er na hua kempe GA. ” Meaning : you don’t force a old woman to wear pant. The above means a woman/ man who loves regular sex can’t stop it over night.

 

Please, couples should court properly at least ask sincerely and Frank questions among them selves if they can stand the test of fornication. Most marital problems emanate from cheats, unfaithfulness and lack of sexual satisfaction.

 

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First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s Biographer Appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador To UNESCO

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Mrs Hajo Sani, the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Women Affairs (Office of the First Lady) has been appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

 

Sani’s new appointment is coming barely a week after a biography she wrote for the wife of the President titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different’ was launched in Abuja.

 

Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, who made the announcement on Wednesday, April 14, said the President also made other key appointments in the education sector.

 

Other notable appointments include;

 

“Prof. John Okpako Enaohwo, Chairman, Governing Board of National Commission for Colleges of Education, (NCCE), Abuja.

“Prof. Abdullahi A. Abba, Pro- Chancellor/ Chairman, Governing Council, Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.

“Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje, Executive Secretary, National Board For Technical Education, (NBTE) Kaduna,

“Dr. Benjamin Ogbole Abakpa as Executive Secretary of National Senior Secondary Education Commission, (NSSEC), Abuja.

“Prof. Paulinus Chijikoke Okwelle, Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Abuja.

“Prof. Ibrahim Muhammad as Director/CEO, Nigerian Arabic Language Village, Ngala, Borno State.”

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