Good day beautiful readers, we would be giving you recap on some political happenings that occurred during the week on this edition of Nigeria Today.
The Senate Orders the Nigerian President to Sack Ali.
On the 22nd of March, 2017, the Nigerian Senate asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), adding that he is unworthy to hold a public position. The Senate had urged the Customs Services to annul the proposed payment of import duty on old vehicles.
These resolutions were made owing to the failure of the the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service to appear before the house.
The Nigerian Senate Considers President Buhari’s Eurobond Request
The Senate approved President Buhari’s request to raise extra $500 million eurobond from the international capital market to finance 2016 budget deficit . The eurobond was approved after several deliberations by the senate.
Vice President says Corruption is Impossible in Foreign Exchange
The Nigerian Vice President mentioned that corruption is unavoidable in the country’s foreign exchange as it is currently structured. Yemi Osinbajo mentioned this while receiving the Tactical Committee members on Recession. He went further to urge every one in various domain of government to fight corruption.
Another batch of Nigerian Migrants return from Libya
The Libyan authorities deported over 150 Nigerian Migrants on Thursday. This was due to the fact that the migrants were stranded and helpless in Libya. The Nigerians expressed their feeling towards their return to their Father’s land.
‘I wish I could go to Europe but I can’t .‘ said a nursing mother
“ I’m happy to be going home” another Nigerian woman added
Naira Appreciates to N385
Naira strengthen to N385 per dollar on Thursday as against the 395 per dollar on Wednesday.
According to experts and analysts in the economic sector, Naira is likely to appreciate further as the Central Bank of Nigeria proceeds on its intervention to reduce the gap between the official and parallel market rate.
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