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HIGHLIGHTS: Proceedings of the Nigerian Senate of Thursday, 18th February, 2021

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Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, CON, Ph.D, led the Principal Officers into the Chambers, took the official prayers and began the day’s proceedings at 10:39am.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

Senator Amos Bulus Kilawangs moved for the adoption of Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday, 17th February, 2021.

The motion was seconded by Senator Cleopas Moses.

PRESENTATION OF BILLS FOR FIRST READING

  1. Institute of Mediators and Conciliators (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 213) by Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Institute of Mediators and Conciliators (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 213) was read the First Time.

  1. University of Broadcasting and Film Studies Jos (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 406) by Senator ID Gyang.

University of Broadcasting and Film Studies Jos (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 406) was read the First Time.

  1. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Act 2000 (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 637) by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi
    Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Act 2000 (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 637) was read the First Time.
  2. Federal University of Technology Akure, Teaching Hospital (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 638) by Senator Patrick Akinyelure
    Federal University of Technology Akure, Teaching Hospital (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 638) was read the First Time.
  3. Families of Fallen Servicemen Support Fund (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 345) by Senator Abba Moro.

Families of Fallen Servicemen Support Fund (Establishment) Bill, 2021 (SB. 345) was read the First Time.

House proceedings

PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF A REPORT

  1. Report of the Committee on Finance
    Confirmation of the Nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako for Appointment as Chairman Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) by Senator Solomon Adeola

Senator Solomon Adeola moved that the Senate do receive and consider the report of the Committee on Finance on the Confirmation of the Nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako for Appointment as Chairman Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC).

Senator Bello Mandiya seconded.

Senator Solomon Adeola laid and presented the report.

“If we do not do the confirmation, the nominee will still be Acting. It makes little or no difference. We still do the confirmation and we insist the Chairman does not constitute the Commission, and we write to the Executive to nominate the remaining people to form the commission. The Chairman-Designate, when he is confirmed, has a huge and massive responsibility to turn around this Commission for it to perform efficiently and respectively.” – Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, CON, Ph.D

“Going ahead to confirm the Chairman-Designate is to validate the Sole Administrator-ship that he has enjoyed for seven years and that is wrong.” – Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

“We will write to President Muhammadu Buhari to send the names of the other proposed members of the Commission so we can confirm them accordingly.” – Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, CON, Ph.D

Senate resolved to the Committee of the Whole to consider the report of the Committee on Finance on the Confirmation of the Nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako for Appointment as Chairman Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC).

Senate reverted to plenary to report progress.

The Nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako was CONFIRMED as Chairman Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC).

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS FOR SECOND READING

  1. A Bill for an Act to provide for the legal framework to establish the Federal Medical Centres and for related matters, 2021 (SB. 636) by Senator Aishatu Dahiru

Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe seconded. Said, “The Bill is important. We have about 23 Federal Medical Centres but without a legal backing. There are policy summersault as regards operation of these centres. If we pass this Bill, it will enable us to allocate resources to all these centres. I therefore so support the second reading of this Bill.”

The Bill was read the Second Time and referred to the Committee on Health to report back within four weeks.

  1. A Bill for an Act to establish the Federal University of Special Needs Education Oyo, to provide training and teaching instruction in every aspect of special needs education and such other fields of applied learning leading to award of degree and relevant to the needs of the development of education in Nigeria, matters of administration and discipline of students and for related matters, 2021 (SB. 363) by Senator Teslim Folarin

Senator Ajayi Borrofice Seconded.

“A school like this will go a long way to prepare the next generation of Nigeria.” – Senator Oluremi Tinubu

The Bill was read the Second Time and referred to the Committee on Tertiary Institution and TETFUND and to report back within four weeks.

  1. A Bill for an Act to provide for the Prohibition of casualization in all forms of employment in the private and public sector in Nigeria and for related matters, 2021 (SB. 329) by Senator Ayo Akinyelure

Senator Adelere Oriolowo seconded. Said, “I want to suggest that we find a way of abolishing inequality in our workforce and I want to support this bill 100 per-cent.”

“This is one of the reasons why we are here. We are here to make laws that will enhance the overall development of our nation. A percentage of people who have been captured into this category of workers are people who are brilliant but came from less privileged homes. I want to commend my colleague for bringing this Bill. It is worse in the banking industry Mr. President and we will make history if we do not allow this system to stand any longer. This is a system that is more pronounce in the banking industry and in the oil industry.” – Senator Smart Adeyemi

“This Bill should be amended. For the public sector, I agree but for the Private sector we should be very careful.” – Senator Tokunbo Abiru

“Casualization of employment has reduced the quality of services we get from our establishment. I support this Bill and I hope that my colleagues will do same because of the merit of this Bill.” – Senator Uche Ekwunife

“It is important to note that casualization lowers the self-esteem of anyone and the moment it lowers self-esteem, those people will never become full members of our society. In the Banking industry, our girls have been turned into what we cannot imagine. We need to have a legal framework that will ensure that casualization does not exist. All this boils down to one thing – government has not done its part well. Creation of jobs is most essential. If we have jobs, nobody will be doing this to our children. And the best way to go is to pass this Bill and let it go for public hearing.” – Senator Biodun Olujimi

“We need to make a distinction between private sector and public sector and the nature of businesses in which people are engaged.” – Senator Ajibola Basiru

“My main concern has to do with the public sector. I rise to support that this Bill be read the second time so during the Public Hearing some of us can have the opportunity to go in there and make our contributions.” – Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

“I think we need to be careful with this Bill. There is no way you can operate in the aviation industry without casualization. So I think we should seriously look into this bill before we go ahead.” – Senator Sani Musa

“I am in support that the Bill passes for second reading. Some of the issues raised here are already being addressed in the Labour law but we have to be able to reach a melting point.” – Senator Opeyemi Bamidele

“I stand to support this Bill in its entirety. We need to protect our citizens and our youths. Every businesses want to cut cost. Those areas that we are talking about like in developed countries have strong laws that are used to protect the workers. There is need to look at our laws and review our laws to make sure that we protect our youths. Sometimes this issue of casualization is not due to necessity but used to cut cost. We must make a law that will stop casualization of workers in this country. I support this Bill and urge my colleagues to support this Bill to protect our workforce.” – Senator Barau Jibrin

The Bill was read the second time and referred to the Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity and to report back within four weeks.

ADJOURNMENT

Senate Leader moved that all other items on the Order Paper be stood down till another legislative day.

Minority Leader seconded.

Plenary was adjourned till Tuesday 23rd February, 2021.

Signed
New Media Unit
Office of the President of the Senate
Federal Republic of Nigeria

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I Heard He Had His Pu.bic Hairs Put On His Face- 50 Cent Trolls Mayweather’s Hair Again

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When it comes to trolling in the Hip Hop world, no one does it better than Hip Hop legend and business mogul 50 Cent as he is on the ‘neck’ of Floyd Mayweather again with his trolls.

50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson and Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has been in a very long ‘unsettled’ beef for a very long time now with both successful business men throwing shades at each other with the least opportunity.

But 50 Cent is way above Mayweather in trolls as he mostly makes the Boxing champ always feels uncomfortable on social media. Recall he started trolling Mayweather with his hair when the former welterweight Boxing champion made a public appearance with a heavy mustache could of months ago.

50 Cent in a post on social media posted the photo of his former best friend Mayweather with the heavy mustache trolling him that he took some hair from his ‘a$$’ and implanted it around his mouth.

The television guru couple of months ago wanted to settle the long beef with his former best friend in a boxing match after he threw a challenge to Mayweather of which Mayweather accepted the challenge for the boxing match.

But 50 Cent knowing what he was doing later called off the match 48 hours after Mayweather accepted the match saying the head of the ‘The Money Team’ can’t read two paragraphs of his best New Times Selling Book.

Well 50 Cent is back again trolling Mayweather about his hair when camera captured the Boxing champ with fully grown hair on his head during a pre-match brawl with YouTuber Jack Paul last night.

Floyd like you can’t show people my hair. LOL

WTF going on, on champ head… I heard he had his pubic hairs put on his face. Lol #bransoncognac#lecheminduroi

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Patience Ozokwor, Others React As Aki And Paw Reveals Intentions To Resume Acting Together

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In a post sighted on his Instagram page Osita wrote: “@chineduikedieze How far Edu? Just over here soliloquising. I just they see Dm and old clips everywhere. Guess is time to answer the call of nature and drop something. How you see am?”

Chinedu replied and wrote; @ositalheme, this will be interesting ooo
Should we give them a movie or series?

Guys what do you think?
Should we give you a movie or tv series,
What should we call it?

Celebrities and fans could not hold themselves as they trooped under the comment section to react to the news. Below are some reactions

“@patienceozokwo wrote “Whatever you call it we will watch”

@alexxekubo wrote “Yesssssssss we are ready”

@dilly_cious wrote “They may not look funny again because they look like big rich men now with pot bellies… Not the smallish aki and paw paw we know”

@thevc_store wrote “They are no longer funny now they have grown older cos they now act serious roles. The fun was in their mischievousness as children”

@badgirlsimz wrote “it won’t be interesting”

crazeclown wrote: AHHHHH PLEASEEEEEE I BEG UNA 😢 A MOVIE AND SERIES

adaameh wrote : All join 🙌🙌🔥🔥❤️❤️

aphricanace wrote: Yessooo…movie for sure!!!! We want another classic like 2 rats or aki na ukwa 🔥❤️

realchidimmaaneke wrote: We can’t wait to see you both

amazingklef wrote:A very funny series and movies !

officialowengee wrote: Give us a Movie, whatever name you decide will be good

mary_lazarus wrote: Very nice🙌🙌🙌

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DJ Cuppy slams troll who can’t stand her ‘transition to motherhood’ with puppies

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Celebrity disc jockey, Dj Cuppy savagely responds to a follower who subtly attacked her for showing extra care to her puppies.

The billionaire’s daughter had shared photos of her puppies wrapped in cosy towels as she affirms how the transition to motherhood has touched and made her a softer person.
“Motherhood is already making me a better person… I might even do giveaway soon,” Cuppy wrote while sharing photos of her puppies.

DJ Cuppy slams troll who can't stand her 'transition to motherhood' with puppies

In reaction, a follower expressed exhaustion of the renowned DJ’s act as he blatantly stated that he is so done with her behaviours.

“I cannot stand Cuppy anymore,” he wrote.

DJ Cuppy, however, did not let it cool before savagely firing back by telling the fan to ‘sit down’ since she cannot stand her anymore.

See their exchange below …

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