Following the peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis rocking the House of Representatives, the Senate leadership has commenced moves to do same in the upper legislative chamber.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has began moves aimed at finally resolving the seemingly endless crisis.
The Senate President, last week, flagged off what was considered the first stage of the peace moves which sources said had been communicated to his core loyalists.
It was gathered that the decision to appoint loyalists of his arch rival, Senator Ahmad Lawan, to key and strategic positions was aimed at laying the crisis to rest.
A source among the lawmakers said that Saraki was actually disposed to offering Senator Lawan the Senate Leader position, but that his pleas with senators from the North East caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were rebuffed.
The senators later presented Senator Ali Ndume as their choice for the Senate Majority Leader position.
There was, however, surprise last week, as Saraki named a key member of the Senate Unity Forum(SUF) loyal to Lawan, Senator Babajide Omoworare, as the chairman of Senate Committee on Rules and Business, the engine room of the Senate’s operations. Saraki’s main pain in the neck, Senator Kabir Marafa, was named a member of the Strategic Committee.
Saraki also named a leader of the Lawan group, Senator Banabas Gemade, as chairman of the Senate ad hoc committee on review of state of the roads and areas suffering environmental degradation.
Of the four committees named last week, Saraki’s men occupied only the Adhoc Committee on Media and Publicity as well as Senate Services Committee.
Senators who spoke on the development said that the move was strategic and portrayed Saraki as a selfess leader.
A senator who did not want to be quoted said that Saraki “had demonstrated great character and a display of sportsmanship.”
“This latest move to appoint Senator Gemade the spokesman of Unity Forum and Senator Omoworare into what is perceived as the engine room of Senate activities goes to show that Saraki, without prejudice, wields great leadership charisma and certainly has the interest of the Nation at heart,” the senator said.
Speaking in a similar vein, the Senator representing Niger North District, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, commended Saraki “for his broad-mindedness and the non-partisan approach he has adopted in constituting the committees in the legislative house.”
Abdullahi stated that the move had gone to confirm Saraki as a peace-loving leader who was sincere about peace moves.
The Niger senator said: “The Rules and Business Committee is the engine room of the Senate that directs the activities of the legislative house. That position given to Omoworare is so influential that it is next to being in the leadership of the Senate.
“It only shows that this Senate President is working for peace and stability of the institution.”
Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Senator Peter Nwaboshi, also said that Saraki was spreading the olive branch, adding that issues surrounding his emergence should be laid to rest now.
He said: “I am indeed thrilled by the Senate President’s decision to fully reconcile the entire Senate. He is really reaching out to all and sundry and trying to carry everybody along. I think he is the right man for the job now. That is why he is being broadminded in his choice of committee members.”
The Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Senator Lanre Tejuoso said that Saraki laid emphasis on merit and ability in choosing the Senators that would serve on the committees, adding that the Senate President should sustain the peace moves and penchant.
He said that the development was a signal that the present Senate will play positive roles in helping the Buhari administration eliminate insecurity, youth unemployment, corruption and economic stagnation.
How to check 2022 WAEC results
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of school candidates, who sat the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Speaking at a briefing on Monday, WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, said the results were released 45 days after the last paper.
The examination held from May 16 to June 23, 2022.
If you are one of the candidates that participated in the examination, checking the result is very simple.
Remember the smart identity card used during the exams? Well, the result checker pin and serial number contained on it are all that is needed.
How to Check WAEC results with SMS
1. Using your mobile device, Type WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear
2. Send to 32327
3. You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.
Please note, only MTN, Glo & Airtel Subscribers can actually check their WAEC Result using this SMS method.
Note: If you did not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.
SMS Charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text message.
You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.
How to Check via the Website
To check your WAEC Result, visit www.waecdirect.org and login. Please note: you may need WAEC scratch card to check. Follow the procedures below to check your WAEC result 2022.
1. Login WAEC Result Checker Website www.waecdirect.org.
2. Enter your Examination Number
3. Select Examination Type e.g May/June
4. Select Exams Year e.g 2022
5. Click on Check Result.
How to Check Via Serial Number
1. Firstly, ensure your mobile phone is internet enabled.
2. Then you visit www.waecdirect.org
3. Enter your 10-digit Examination number,
4. Enter Serial Number
5. Enter Examination year and
6. Click on Check my WAEC Result.
WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE).
WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing.
According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.t
The examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.
Tension in Abuja as Police, hoodlums clash
There was pandemonium in the Jikwoyi axis of the Nyanya-Karshi road in Abuja, on Monday morning as security agents allegedly clashed with hoodlums who were said to have killed a policeman overnight in the area.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that the operation led to a riot by the hoodlums while workers and commuters were on their way to the city centre.
The crisis was said to involve police officers and scavengers popularly known as “Mai bolas.” who set at least one car on fire.
The security operatives were said to have chased them to their hideouts around the area, which were later brought down.
While the crisis lasted, vehicular movement was blocked on both sides of the Nyanya-Karshi dual-carriage road as drivers turned around to avoid getting caught in the crossfire.
A combined team of security forces was said to have successfully dislodged the hoodlums and arrested a number of them before order was restored in the area.
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