The House of Representatives has commenced investigation on the factors responsible for the Federal Government’s decision to ban Twitter in Nigeria and the laws upon which the action was based. According to the house, within the next 10 days, it intends to investigate the legality or otherwise of the controversial banning of Twitter. The members of the lower house have also resolved to invite the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed as part of its investigation.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently hosting the Prime Minister of Libya Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, in the Presidential Villa. According to the News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) Mr. Dbeibeh, who is expected to have bilateral talks with President Buhari will use this opportunity to console him and the good people of Nigeria over the recent demise of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other military officers on Friday.
The Presidency on Friday made public “a fact sheet” on the six years administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s. It stressed that President Buhari against all odds has recorded giant strides that critics have refrained to acknowledge. This was contained in a statement titled ‘The Buhari Administration at 6: Counting the Blessings One by One’ and issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Mr. Adesina noted that the administration had recorded giant strides in various sectors of the economy that would be recognised by “those who are dispassionate and fair-minded, not beclouded by political partisanship and undue cynicism.” He added that by the time President Buhari will be leaving the presidency seat in another two years, the applause for his achievements would be resounding, even from the worst of sceptics.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that each state of the federation should decide the model of democratic local government that best suits it because Nigeria is a federation of 36 states and the Federal Government. According to him, listing the 774 Local Governments in the Constitution and trying to establish for them direct relations with the Federal Government violated the spirit of federalism.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Review of 1999 Constitution, Ovie Omo-Agege, has disclosed that his committee report on the constitutional review would be presented to the national Assembly latest by July. Omo-Agege applauded the national Assembly for swiftly approving all funds that were required by the committee to facilitate the quick action the document received.