The Nigerian senate has passed a supplementary budget of 895.842 billion naira into law.
The passage followed a report presented to the house by the senate committee Chairman on appropriation, Jibrin Barau, explaining that the supplementary budget would augment effort of various government agencies to discharge their responsibilities.
Barau pointed out passing of the bill would help the security agencies procure arms and equipment needed in combating insecurity across the country.
Reacting, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, considered passed the bill after consideration, charging government agencies to utilize the funds judiciously.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promoted the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Faruk Yahaya, to the rank of lieutenant-general.
Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in a post via his Facebook account.
According Adesina, the President Buhari promoted Yahaya who was a major-general to the rank of lieutenant-general, during his decoration ceremony held at the presidential villa, Abuja.
It would be noted that Yahaya’s decoration comes a week after the House of Representatives confirmed his appointment as COAS, following the death of Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash in Kaduna on May 21, 2021.
COURT /NYSC CERTIFICATE
A federal high court sitting in Abuja has cleared the former finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC certificate forgery, which resulted in her resignation in 2018.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, upheld that Adeosun does not need the NYSC discharge certificate to take up any ministerial appointment or before standing for any elective office in the country.
Justice Taiwo argued that the Ex-Minister, who graduated in a London university in 1989 was already 36 years of age was, therefore, exempted from participating in the scheme.
He pointed out that Adeosun would have committed a grave crime against Nigeria if she had participated in the NYSC having attained the exemption age of 36 years.