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Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by obiremy: 5:18pm On Jan 10, 2017
Senate today resumed plenary after a festive break.Below are SENATE PROCEEDINGS FOR TUESDAY 10TH JANUARY, 2017.

Its the first legislative day for year 2017 in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki leads the Senate leadership into plenary. He takes the official prayer as the chambers sets for the day’s proceedings.

POINT OF ORDER
1. Senator Sekibo comes under order 43 to thank all Senators for getting @inecnigeria to conduct rerun election held on December 10 in Rivers State. Senate President Bukola Saraki replied Senator Sekibo that it is good to see that INEC went ahead to conduct the election.

PRESENTATION OF REPORTS
1. Senator Andy Uba tables the report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the screening of a new Auditor General of the Federation.

2. Senator Nafiz, standing in for Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima lays report of the Committee on Marine Transport on the National Inland Water Ways Authority Act Cap N47 2004 (Repeal & ReEnactment) 2016 & the Nigerian Ports & Harbours Bill 2016.

CONFIRMATION OF NOMINEES
The Report of the Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy on the Screening of the Chairman & Commissioners for the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission is considered.

While Professor Akintunde has been rejected as nominee for Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for failure to attend the screening, Sanusi Garba, Nathan Rogers Shatti, Moses Arigu, Dafe C. Akpeneve, Professor Frank Okafor and Dr Musiliu O. Oseni all cleared into the NERC Board.

Sen. Mohammed Hassan raises an observation from the provisions of the Electric Power Reform act section 41 subsection 4 that the Senate cannot approve only five Commissioners and a Vice Chairman for the NERC without the Chairman of the board inclusive.

Deputy Senate Leader says it is a very straight forward report that since the Chairman did not appear it may be that he is not interested. Senate however resolves to clear those who are on ground and request that NGRPresident sends another name for the Chairman’s Position.

Senate President Bukola Saraki calls for Senate to go into committee of the whole for consideration of the Report on Nominees of NERC. Senate now in the Committee of the Whole confirms the nominees into the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Board.

Senate now votes to reject Professor Akinwande Akintunde as a nominee of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Senator Isah H. Misau says there is a standard and anyone who is inexperienced should not be confirmed. Senate President Bukola Saraki adds "I congratulate the nominees, we hope they will live up to the expectations of Nigerians & bring solutions to our power problem”.

MOTIONS
Senate now moves to take the motions on the Order Paper.

1. Motion on the Planned Closure of the Abuja Airport sponsored by Senator Hope Uzodinma and five other Senators .

Senate notes with concern the decision of FAAN to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja for Six weeks from March 6, 2017 to carry out repairs. Senate is worried that a 6 weeks outright closure of a major airport and the only airport in the FCT can trigger untold hardships on air travelers. Senate is also aware of the logistics & security challenges the diversion of Abuja bound flights to Kaduna will throw up. Senate is determined to explore all other possible options that can avert the planned total closure of the strategic National Port for 6weeks.

Senator Anyanwu says "there was a repair on John F Kennedy Airport and people still traveled,we should invite the Aviation Minister and find solutions”.

DSP Ike Ekweremadu seconds the motion saying "many countries have repaired Airports without closure and many lives has been lost on Kaduna road. There is need to repair the runway but I don't agree with closure of the Airport".

"I am disappointed with the approval of the closure; we should make necessary consultations and find alternative solutions to it" says Senator Bala Ibn Na'Allah. Senator Barnabas Gemade agrees and says "I will suggest that we should take the shutdown in piece meal, we can do repairs 36hours in a week or on Saturdays".

"I lost my Police orderly last week in an accident because of the bad road,we should not divert people to ply that road" - Senator Akpan Bassey contributes as Senator Dino Melaye says “This will embarrass us as a country. It will affect us economically,politically and socially. Our Aviation intellectuals must think.

Senator Shehu Sani says “The elites are running away from the problems they created. They have created hell & want to live in paradise, if the road is bad they do not want to go there. Senator @shehusani also disagrees that Kaduna is ready to accommodate Nigerians.

Senate resolves to invite the Ministers of Transportation, State Aviation, Works, Power & Housing & FCT, Chief of Air staff & MD of FAAN & NAMA to meet with the Senate & provide details on the planned closure & explore other options that can avoid a total closure to meet with the Senate in few days.

Senate President Bukola Saraki thanks the sponsors of the motion saying that it is not done in that manner anywhere and he interest of the country stands.

2. The Motion on the Recent Killings in Southern Kaduna sponsored by Senator Danjuma La'ah

#SouthernKaduna district is a zone of peaceful communities that accommodates all Nigerians and oreigners alike and not hostile to any group. Senate is aware that communities such as Amban, Gaska, Dangoma,Tsonje, Pasankori,Gidan Waya & Farin Gada is under serious attack.

Senate is concerned that the killings of citizens of #SouthernKaduna amounts to serious violations of human rights. Senate is aware that 808 persons were killed in 53 villages across 4 local government areas while 57 were injured. Farm produce estimated at 5.5 billion Naira was destroyed & a total of 1,422 houses & 16 churches were burnt during the attack.

Senate observes one minute silence for the repose of the souls of the deceased victims of the #SouthernKaduna killings.

Senate calls on Federal Government to take urgent measures to secure the rights to life, security & dignity of citizens of #SouthernKaduna. Senate urged the FG to carry out an effective investigation & bring perpetrators to justice & rebuild the ravaged communities of the #SouthernKaduna District.
Senate also urged the Federal Government to establish a Joint Security Patrol of Military,Police,Civil Defence & Civilian JTF for constant Patrol & surveillance of the #SouthernKaduna district.

3. Motion on the Urgent need to halt the Incessant Flight Cancellations, Delays & ill Treatment of Passengers by Airline Operators sponsored by Sen Bala Ibn Na’Allah.

Senate notes with deep concern the rising level of flight delays and cancellations that have become prevalent in aviation industry lately.

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says "the problems in the Aviation sector is not money issues but corruption and undue interference of the government. We need to privatize the entire sector of economy". "The Government must look into the price hike of Airfares, we must protect the interest of the masses" Senator Matthew Urhoghide adds.

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the Senate must begin to stand in the gap between services rendered to the citizens & the service providers for quality service delivery. "I hereby mandate the Senate Committee on Aviation to do their findings and report back".

ADJOURNMENT
Deputy Leader moves that other items on the order paper be stepped down to another legislative day and Minority Leader seconds.

Senate President Bukola Saraki reads a letter from the APC caucus on the change in the Senate Leadership announcing Senator Ahmed Lawan as the new Caucus Leader.

Senate President Bukola Saraki puts the question and plenary is adjourned to Wednesday 11th January 2017.


Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2017/01/senate-resumes-plenary-after-festive.html?m=1

Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by obiremy: 5:18pm On Jan 10, 2017

Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by obiremy: 5:19pm On Jan 10, 2017
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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by olasaad(f): 5:30pm On Jan 10, 2017
Okay welcome back hope they resolve all this problems on time.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Moreoffaith(m): 5:32pm On Jan 10, 2017
The issue of killing in the southern Kaduna and flight delay is what I am interested in...hope they resolve that sharperly.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by abbeyoye2001(m): 5:34pm On Jan 10, 2017
awon ole.

the guy below me can describe them better

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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by awoo47: 5:35pm On Jan 10, 2017
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by bayocanny: 5:37pm On Jan 10, 2017
Look at all of them looking fresh and posh, while their citizens are living in abject poverty!!!
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by bayocanny: 5:40pm On Jan 10, 2017
Moreoffaith:
The issue of killing in the southern Kaduna and flight delay is what I am interested in...hope they resolve that sharperly.
Resolve what? See you, it has been swept under the carpet...the only way out for Nigeria to progress is to change to parliamentary system of government, where the voice of people will be heard. The lawbreakers are the enemies of this country

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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by abbeyoye2001(m): 5:41pm On Jan 10, 2017
bayocanny:
Look at all of them looking fresh and posh, while their citizens are living in abject poverty!!!

TRUEST undecided
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by felzylix(m): 5:42pm On Jan 10, 2017
Ahh! and i couldn't find anything relating to NYSC stream ii mobilization, it must have been stepped down till the next meeting.. bunch of lazy fat-assholes.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by lexrichy(m): 5:42pm On Jan 10, 2017
Dem don flex bellefull
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by desquad: 5:42pm On Jan 10, 2017
old imprudent , feeble, shallow minded thieves

Thieves of zoogerians lipsrsealed
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Moreoffaith(m): 5:45pm On Jan 10, 2017
bayocanny:

Resolve what? See you, it has been swept under the carpet...the only way out for Nigeria to progress is to change to parliamentary system of government, where the voice of people will be heard. The lawbreakers are the enemies of this country
.

And you believe all this elected fools are ready to listen to us
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by bayocanny: 5:50pm On Jan 10, 2017
Moreoffaith:
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And you believe all this elected fools are ready to listen to us
Of course they will not, unless we revolt against them.

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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by shammah1(m): 5:55pm On Jan 10, 2017
The thieves are back

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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by emmanuel596(m): 5:57pm On Jan 10, 2017
This men are looking fresh...money good
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Akinz0126(m): 6:00pm On Jan 10, 2017
Bunch of looters

Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Moreoffaith(m): 6:13pm On Jan 10, 2017
bayocanny:

Of course they will not, unless we revolt against them.


And where are those to revolt against them Comments here alone will tell you the youth of this nation have no conscience, and it takes a man with conscience to fight for his people and not for his pocket.

Show me the heroes that the youth of your country look up to, and I will tell you the future of your country.

My brother can't you see Atiku for 2019 here as if we are the leaders of tomorrow Is just a song to keep us hoping forever.. I tire for my country o my brother.

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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by jinxet2000: 6:28pm On Jan 10, 2017
Now all these motions and actions and pending and adjourning will be going on. But people will not know when they pass the bills for grazing, churches and overseers. But they will all be there pursuing irrelevant subjects.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by muller102(m): 6:29pm On Jan 10, 2017
Gathering of thieves.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by bonechamberlain(m): 6:56pm On Jan 10, 2017
I think this is the most vibrant Senate Nigeria has ever had.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by bayocanny: 7:23pm On Jan 10, 2017
Moreoffaith:



And where are those to revolt against them Comments here alone will tell you the youth of this nation have no conscience, and it takes a man with conscience to fight for his people and not for his pocket.

Show me the heroes that the youth of your country look up to, and I will tell you the future of your country.

My brother can't you see Atiku for 2019 here as if we are the leaders of tomorrow Is just a song to keep us hoping forever.. I tire for my country o my brother.
You are 100 percent right my brother, the youths of our generation have been brainwashed by the political class. Its quite unfortunate that this nation will kept going this way and am very sure it won't lead us to the greater path. If we decided to continue to delibrate on the present state of our dear nation, someone will die of heart attack.

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Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Moreoffaith(m): 7:38pm On Jan 10, 2017
bayocanny:

You are 100 percent right my brother, the youths of our generation have been brainwashed by the political class. Its quite unfortunate that this nation will kept going this way and am very sure it won't lead us to the greater path. If we decided to continue to delibrate on the present state of our dear nation, someone will die of heart attack.

Walai one will die of insomnia and heart attack oo, This is why I don't blame those going through hell to leave Africa, its better to live in a strange land where you face less trouble than stay in ur own land where your trouble mountain elevate on a daily basis... My brother try watch Donald trump speech about Africa, all he said about us is a bitter truth we Africans refuse to listen to.

Some African country need to be recolonize I swear maybe after that we will learn to do things in the right way.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by mlanreh: 7:44pm On Jan 10, 2017
Senator Shehu Sani says “The elites are running away from the problems they created. They have created hell & want to live in paradise, if the road is bad they do not want to go there. Senator @shehusani also disagrees that Kaduna is ready to accommodate Nigerians


My respect for this man keeps growing the only APC Senator with Common sense.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:04pm On Jan 10, 2017
I hope they lay E M P H A S I S on N70 per a litre of fuel

Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by Jimi23(m): 8:22pm On Jan 10, 2017
Nice. Wish we coould make our Senate corrupt free though.
Re: Senate Resumes Plenary After Festive Break(See Photos) by adegeye38(m): 8:33pm On Jan 10, 2017
Thieves, bunch of selfish, greedy fools

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