Tuesday, 20 October 2015

JUST IN! Amaechi’s Name Omitted From List Of Those to Be Screened

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has informed that the name of Rotimi Amaechi, ex-governor of Rivers state, has been excluded from the list of those to be screened by the Senate today, October 20.

According to NTA, the Senate will screen only three ministerial nominees today. However, the information that appeared earlier showed that at least seven appointees will be confirmed.

According to NTA, the Senate will screen only three ministerial nominees today. However, the information that appeared earlier showed that at least seven appointees will be confirmed.

The three nominees are Adebayo Shittu,Khadija Abba Ibrahim and Claudius Daramola.

This was reflected in the senate order paper which was published for the day’s plenary.

There were speculations that Amaechi was to be screened on Tuesday due to the report from the Committee On Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition.
The members of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) filed a court order against him last Thursday.

The remaining nominees left are 18 nominees out of 36 appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari

List of those scheduled to be screened today by the senate.

Follow the live updates on ministerial screening: Nigerian Senate Continues Ministerial Screening

Amaechi was meant to be part of the ministerial nominees to be screened on Wednesday but was stood down alongside Adebayo Shittu.

Meanwhile, a committee on ethics and privileges headed by the chairman, Sam Anyanwu were expected to meet on last week to review the petition against the former governor.

Senators from the APC have expressed their support to Amaechi after their meeting last night.