Buhari, others not supposed to be going on foreign medical trips, Senate tells State House Clinic officials

The Senate has expressed its reservations over foreign trips for medical treatment by President Muhammadu Buhari and other top senior public officials.

It demanded that the State House clinic should be made functional, effective from next year.

The Senate discomfort with the dysfunctional state of the State House Clinic was on the heels of defence of budget estimate for 2021 by State House Permanent Secretary, Tijani Umar, who appeared on Thursday before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs led by Senator Danjuma La’ah.

Senator La’ah who assured the State House Permanent Secretary that the budget of N19.7 billion for 2021, out of which N1.3 billion was proposed for the State House Clinic would be approved by his Committee, however, said President and other top officials of his administration should review their incessant medical trips.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after defending his budget, Alhaji Umar said adequate measures would be taken to meet the medical needs of the president and other top officials within the country once the budget was approved.


Money laundering: Dismiss Mompha’s no-case submission, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has beseeched Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the no-case submission filed by suspected internet fraudster, Ismail Mustapha, also known as Mompha, who is standing trial over an alleged N32.9 billion fraud.

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FCTA bans #EndSARS protest, street demonstrations in Abuja

The Security Committee of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned all street demonstrations, protests and processions in the territory, including the EndSARS protest.

A statement on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of FCT, Anthony Ogunleye, the decision to ban all street demonstrations was taken at the committee’s meeting on Tuesday.

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Okonjo-Iweala in Aso Rock, holds meeting with Buhari

Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is at the presidential villa, Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

She came into the president’s office accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubair Dada.

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