Confirmation of FIRS, AMCON chairs, reintroduction of Peace Corps bill top Senate activities last week

Before the Senate adjourned next year for the Christmas and New Year break, it confirmed Muhammad Nami and Edward Adamu as the heads of FIRS and AMCON respectively. There was also the reintroduction of the Peace Corps Bill by Senator Ali Ndume among the main issues on the floor of the Senate last week.


A PREMIUM TIMES analysis of the 2020 budget signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the same day revealed that ₦264 billion worth of questionable projects were inserted by federal lawmakers. Most of them were empowerment and capacity building projects, which the ICPC had described as conduits for embezzling public funds because they are impossible to track.

Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) reintroduced the Nigerian Peace Corps (Establishment) Bill which seeks to turn the Peace Corps,…

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