Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, says he has no ill feelings towards Sen. Ali Ndume or Sen. Danjuma Goje over who becomes the next Senate President in the ninth assembly.
NAN reports that the APC had zoned the senate president’s slot to the north east where the trio of Lawan, Ndume and Goje hailed from.
However, the ruling party endorsed the candidacy of Lawan for the position.
But Ndume, APC- Borno t and Goje, APC Gombe Central, had stood their grounds on vying for the number one seat of the Senate.
”I want to thank my party and my leaders for having confidence in me.
”I want to assure everyone very seriously because it is a burden that my party feels I can carry.
”I have no hard feelings against my brothers from the north east contesting.
”What the party and the leaders did was to say I have been recommended or I have been endorsed.
”That is a preference; that the party has a preference is not to say that others cannot do the job.
”But definitely, the party, our leaders have some reasons why they think we are most suitable for this job,” lawan said.
The lawmaker, however, said the decision of his colleagues to contest the position with him was constitutional.
“But this is democracy; you cannot shut out somebody if that person feels he has the right to run and of course, the constitution allows for that.
“But definitely, the party and the leaders have spoken and we are not resting on our oars.
“We are going from door to door; we are talking to all the senators-elect. We talk to the APC senators, PDP senators and YPP senator, believing that we are going to work with them.
Therefore, we need to bridge the gap and we need to know ourselves even before we get there,’’ he said.
According to him, the effort is yielding fruits because majority of the senators feel that really we have something to offer and that by the grace of God when we are able to make it, we can, together, work out that desirous legislative interventions of the time for the executive to have something to work on.
“So we are glad that we are working with majority of our colleagues across party lines.
“In fact, APC senators, almost everyone is on this project and we have sat and spoken and talked one-on-one.
“So many PDP senators are in support of this project. In fact, YPP is fully onboard, Sen. Ifeanyi Uba from Anambra. And we believe that this is the way to go,’’ he said.
He called on his colleagues to collaborate with him in helping “the next administration deliver on those things that everybody in this country is yearning for.’’
“And I believe no senator will turn his or her position against those issues that unite us.
“We have achieved much in terms of fighting insurgency, though we still have some security challenges. No senator will vote against that, every senator will vote for that.
“We want the economy to work for everybody from those at the lowest level of the ladder to those who are entrepreneurs, who will create employment opportunities.
“We believe that we have to find jobs for our teaming youth. Unemployment is one challenge that we have to deal with.
“And as a legislature, we are prepared to go all the way with the executive arm of government to ensure that we reduce the level of unemployment in the county.
“Perhaps, that will also help us in indirectly dealing with the security situation,’’ he said.
Lawan said if elected, the senate would ensure that public funds were judiciously utilised through its oversight function.
“We want to see public funds being properly applied and deployed, we want to see less of embezzlement or no embezzlement of public funds.
“This is because sometimes not the quantum of funds that you have but how you are able to ensure proper and prudent deployment of those resources that matters.
“We had so much resources in the past but bulk of those resources were embezzled,’’ he said.
He noted that though the present government had fewer resources available to it than previous governments, it was able to deliver more dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
“You know that today in this country from 2015, we have more projects, physically identifiable and measurable projects across this country with the less resources.
“This is so because corruption has been reduced in the country,’’ he remarked.
According to him, before, corruption was almost a virtue and some people will never mention it, even in government circuit.
“So we believe that, collectively, we can do a lot of those things that Nigerians will have some relief and some succour, and life becomes much more better than it is.
“So we want to go the whole way and I believe that anyone who wants to run is free to run but at the end of the day, my colleagues, by the grace of God, will decide that we have the day,’’ he stated.
Power: Senate probes N1.8trn intervention fund
The Senate is probing over N1.8 trillion Federal Government interventions in the Power Sector since privatisation of the sector from 2012 to date.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Sen. Gabriel Suswam made this known at a meeting with members of the Committee on Thursday in Abuja.
The meeting was on Power Sector Recovery Plan and the Impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
The chairman, who said that the three-day hearing would begin next week, recalled that the Senate had a motion on the floor where the committee was mandated based on that motion to investigate comprehensively the power sector, especially in areas as it related to the intervention.
Suswam said that the Committee would investigate all interventions in the sector since the privatisation of the sector to date with a view to ascertaining the adequacy of such interventions and their desired impact.
“We are looking at the intervention and whether corporate governance had been introduced since privatisation because the expectation is that the sector will become efficient, unfortunately that is not the case.
“All of these monies were Federal Government interventions in the power sector with the intention and hope that the power sector will become efficient and Nigerians will have access to electricity.
“Unfortunately, in spite of these huge amount of monies that have been expended, the result in what we see today is that the performance is below expectations,” Suswam added.
He however noted that the investigation would not be punitive, but intended to identify the reasons for efficiency and under performance in terms of unstable and inadequate electricity supply in the sector in spite of the huge financial interventions by government.
Suswam said other objectives of the investigation was to assist President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve his promise to Nigerians of providing them with adequate and stable power supply.
“The investigation is intended to identify why this interventions have come and there has been no improvement.
“This is so that at the end of the day, the leadership of the Senate will present that to the President of this country, who has shown a lot commitment to providing electricity to Nigerians,” he said.
He listed those agencies to appear before the committee to include Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) because most of the interventions of government came from these two bodies.
Others, Suswam said are the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Presidential Power Initiative among others.
Senate approves revised 2020-2022 MTEF, FSP
The approval of the MTEF and FSP was sequel to the presentation of a report by Senate Committee on Finance and consideration of same at plenary.
Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos), while presenting the report said the 2020-2022 MTEF and FSP provided a postscript to the initial publication and update with the revised assumptions and fiscal strategy given current realities posed by COVID-19.
He said following the revision of MTEF and FSP, the 2020 Federal Government’s budget would be amended to reflect the changes articulated.
He said the proposed amended of the budget provided for the COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund and other adjustments required due to the decline in international oil prices.
The Senate after presentation of the report and contributions of senators approved the recommendations of the committee.
Some of the recommendations includes that the price of crude oil be increase to 28 dollars per barrel as against the 25 dollars per barrel proposed by the executive in the 2020-2022 MTEF and FSP.
This it said was a result of the recent upward trend of the crude oil market which as today stood at 38 dollars per barrel with a strong expectation that the price will rise to 40 dollars to 45 dollars per barrel.
It also approved that the oil production output be sustained at 1.8 million per barrels day as proposed by the executive as this was the decision of cutting production by OPEC which Nigeria is a member.
It also approved that the deficit of N4.9 trillion on the budget would largely be financed from new borrowings by the federal government
The approval of the request was sequel to the presentation of a report by Sen. Clifford Ordia (PDP-Edo), Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign loan.
2020 Budget: Senate increases oil price benchmark to $28
The Senate on Tuesday increased the 25 dollars per barrel oil price benchmark proposed by the executive in the revised Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) forwarded to it for approval.
The upper chamber made the increase on the oil price benchmark to 28 Dollars.
The resolution was sequel to the consideration and adoption of report of its Committee on Finance mandated to work on the revised documents by the executive during plenary.
The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Solomon Olamilekan, presented the report.
Olamilekan in his submission said the increase effected on the oil price benchmark was as a result of the recent upward trend of the crude oil market which stood at 38 Dollars per barrel with a very strong expectation that the price would rise to as high as 40 to 45 Dollars per barrel.
The senate also reduced from 1.9 million barrel per day to 1.8 million barrel per day oil production proposed by the executive in the documents.
This is as it declared monies kept in the Natural Resources Development Accounts as waste.
Other assumptions cum proposals retained include N5.09 trillion Federal Government’s revenue, N10 .51 trillion proposed expenditure, N4.95 trillion fiscal deficit, N4.17 trillion new borrowings (including Foreign and domestic Borrowings).
The Senate also retained the critical components of the proposal as presented by the executive with adoption of N10.51 trillion as total expenditure, N4.93 trillion as total recurrent, N2.83 trillion for personnel cost and N2.23 trillion for capital expenditure.
In his remarks, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan urged the Senate Committee on Privatisation to liaise with the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) in ensuring that the projected N260 billion from proceeds of privatised agencies was realised and accordingly used to fund the budget.
He frowned at some of the special accounts being kept by the executive, particularly the Natural Resources Development Accounts.
According to him, such accounts at this time of scarcity of funds to finance the budget are not all that necessary.
“Keeping monies in Natural Resources Development Accounts is more of waste than serving critical purposes,” he said.
Senate confirms 37 nominees for appointment in Federal Character Commission
Senate on Tuesday confirmed 37 nominees from from the 38 presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman and members of the Federal Character Commission.
Senate confirmation is sequel to the presentation of the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter -Governmental Affairs and consideration of the report at the Senate Committee of the Whole.
The nominees confirmed by the senate to serve at the Federal Character Commission include: Muheeba Dankaka, Chairman; (Kwara).
Other members confirm end to serve as members are : Henry Ogbulogo, Abia; Salihu Bello, Adamawa; Obonganwan Deborah Daniel Ebony, Akwa-Ibom; Ibeabuchi Uche, Anambra; Mohammed Tijjani, Bauchi; Tonye Okio, Bayelsa; Silas Mfa Macikpah, Benue; Abba Ali Monguno, Borno; Nsor Atamgba, Cross River; and Alims Agoda.
Others are: Tobias Chukuemeka, Ebonyi; Imuetinyan Festus, Edo; Sesan Fatoba; Ginika Florence Tor, Enugu; Hamza Mohammed, Gombe; Diogu Uche, Imo; Lawan Ya’u Roni, Jigawa; Hadiza Usman Muazu, Kaduna; Mohammed Awwal Na’iya, Kano; Lawal Garba, Katsina; Abubakar Atiku Bunu, Kebbi; Idris Eneye Bello, Kogi; Are Miftah Bolaji, Lagos; Nasir Isa Kwarra, Nasarawa; and Suleiman Barau, Niger.
Also appointed are: Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade, Ogun; Olufemi Omosanya, Ondo; Adeoye Abdularazaq Olalekan, Osun; Adeniyi Olowofela, Oyo; Stephen Jings, Plateau; Wokocha Augustine, Rivers; Abdullahi Taminu Tafida, Sokoto; Alhaji Armaya’u Dauda Abubakar, Taraba; Jibril Maigari, Yobe; Sani Garba, Zamfara; and Adamu Mohammed Sidi-Ali, Federal Capital Territory among others.
However,before the confirmation of the nominees, Sen.Abaribe Enyinnaya (PDP Abia) had drew the attention of senate to a memo he submitted to the committee on the need to ensure equity in the appointment of officers of the commission.
Abaribe noted that appointments to the two positions had always be rotated among the north and south geopolitical zones of the country.
He explained that the Senate should not be worried over the issue as tenure of the current secretary of the commission would elapse in no distance time, noting that vacancy of the position would address the issue in question.
Similarly, Senate also approved the nominations of Dr.Fredrick Ekwem representing Imo and Abia and Dr Jonah Madugu representing Benue,Nasarawa State and Plateau as Commissioners of Federal Civil Commission.
edited by Sadiya Hamza
Senate president advocates stiffer penalty for rape
Lawan made the call on Tuesday in his concluding remarks on a motion over increasing rape cases and brutality against the girl child in the country.
According to him, having stiffer penalties in Nigeria’s criminal and penal code will serve as deterrent to perpetrators of the act.
“We stand together, shoulder to shoulder on this, and I think we need to make the penalties for rape stiffer to be sufficient deterrent for those who are involved in this or who even desires to be involved.
“We have to save our future, and these girls and women are the future of this nation,” the senate president said.
Earlier, sponsor of the motion on “increasing cases of rape and brutality against the girl child in Nigeria”, Sen. Sandy Onor (PDP, Cross River Central), noted that on May 26, a 16-year-old girl, Tina Ezekwe, was hit by a bullet when a policeman opened fire on a bus in Lagos.
According to the lawmaker, efforts to save Tina proved futile as she passed on two days later at a hospital.
Citing another incident, the lawmaker noted that “on May, 27 a first year undergraduate of University of Benin, Miss Uwailia Omozuwa was brutalised and raped at her church, where she went to study in the evening of that day.”
He added that brutality and rape cases against the girl child in Nigeria were on the rise, with some of the cases reported and several others unreported.
The lawmaker who bemoaned the lack of safety for the girl child in Nigeria, said that, “our young girls may no longer have the confidence to live their normal lives.
“The average young girl in Nigeria is obviously becoming terrified and scared to live with and trust her close male relatives and neighbours.”
Onor expressed worry that most Nigerian girls and women might have experienced one form of verbal and physical abuse or assault in their lifetime.
He stated that the negative physical, psychological and emotional effects of rape and brutality on young girls might impact on them for the rest of their lives with attendant consequences on their self esteem and general productivity.
Onor therefore said proactive measures must be taken by relevant authorities to curb the dastardly acts and bring culprits to justice.
The lawmaker stressed that unless timely action was taken against sexual assault and brutality, it would hinder national growth.
It is therefore our responsibility as leaders to rescue these young girls from the scourge of rape and brutality, he added.
Lending her voice in support of the motion, Sen. Biodun Olujimi (PDP – Ekiti South) said, “these are very ominous times for our children, especially the girl child.”
“If the authorities do not take serious action against rape, it will become a big scourge that will eat us down the line because the girls are being attacked psychologically, and that is not good for this nation,” she said.
Accordingly, the senate in its resolutions, called on State Houses of Assembly to amend the penal and criminal code to make penalties for rape and sexual assault stiffer so as to deter perpetrators.
It also condemned the killings of the young girls, and called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the unwholesome acts.
The Senate, while urging the Federal Government to stage a campaign against the increasing brutality and rape of the girl child, called on security agencies to evolve proactive measures to checkmate the unfortunate occurrences.
The senate also observed a minute silence for Tina and Uwaila and all those who lost their lives from such brutality and rape.
Senate raises concern over high cost of crude oil production in Nigeria
It said despite the high cost of producing crude oil, Nigeria was not getting much in return on its investment in crude oil production.
Solomon Adeola, Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, made the observation at an interactive session on Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Papers (FSP) with officers of Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
Other agencies of government in attendance at the meeting inlcuded revenue generating agencies such as, NNPC, Nigeria Customs Service and Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) among others.
Adeola said: “I want you to take us through why Nigeria’s cost of production per barrel of crude oil is the most expensive in the world.
“Give us the breakdown of what constitutes those costs into variables and the technical cost.
“We want to know what you are doing as an agency of government to bring down this cost,” he said.
He said the committee was interested in ascertaining other costs of crude production in terms of administrative cost.
“Who determines this cost, with the benchmark of 25 dollars as proposed, Nigeria is just going to have just three dollars as its own return on investment.
“The oil revenue and the mineral revenue as proposed in the MTEF has dropped from almost N8.86 trillion to N3.33 trillion, are you saying that it is worthwhile investment for us as a nation.
“How do you ensure that Nigeria is being charged the right cost on each barrel of oil.
“How is our own so peculiar that our cost of production is up to 21dollars per barrel.
“You also mentioned administrative issue, which are those administrative issues, why are we different from the rest of the world.
“These are issues that the national assembly is supposed to take up,” he said.
“Even the fixed cost on the long run are also variables which you can also work on,” he said.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari said the NNPC was working hard to bring down the fixed cost of crude oil production.
Kyari, represented by the Chief Operating Officer of NNPC, Upstream,Mr Yemi Adetunji said further:
“We know that these costs are high that is why we have decided to go from even the initial approved 25 dollars to 21 dollars per barrel.
“We believe that once we have the new framework in place going forward, we shall even see lower cost of production from T1 and T2.
“There are things we are targeting; security challenges are peculiar to Nigeria.
“In other climes, pipelines are on the surface you hardly see them being tampered with, but in Nigeria even when they are buried two meters to three meters deep they are still being vandalised.
” In some cases, we are trying to take them to deeper levels but those ones will add to cost of production like going 10 meters to 15 meters deep.
“This adds to the cost about three or four times the cost of production as against putting the pipelines on the surface,” he said.
Senate President appoints Fema Special Assistant on Sports Development
The President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, has appointed Sani Fema, a former member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee, as his Special Assistant on Sports Development.
Fema’s appointment was conveyed in a letter dated May 14 and signed by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
The Clerk of the National Assembly congratulated Fema on his appointment, adding that it was a testimony of the Senate President’s confidence and trust in him.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Fema was the Special Adviser to the Governor of Yobe on Special Duties from 2005 to 2007.
He was also the Executive Chairman of Yobe State Sports Commission from 2007 to 2015.
Edited By: Olawale Alabi) (NAN)
KWASU VC Conveys Virtual Senate Meeting, appoints New DVCs
The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete on Thursday conveyed a virtual Senate meeting led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammed Akanbi.
A statement from the institution’s University Relations said the meeting was the Vice-Chancellor’s maiden Senate meeting since his emergence as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University.
According to the statement, the meeting gave all Senate members the opportunity to participate via video conferencing.
”Presiding over this virtual meeting, Prof. Akanbi said the rationale behind the video conferencing was to comply with the Federal Government’s social distancing policy and at the same time keep the University administration running.
”He said the University keyed into all measures to mitigate the spread the current COVID-19 pandemic and as such was poised to prioritise virtual learning in the business of dispensing quality education to her students.
“Topmost on the agenda of the meeting was the appointment of two new Deputy Vice Chancellors and two internal members of the University Council.
”Prof. Omololu Fapojuwo of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration while Prof. Sheikh Lukman of the Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences was appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic.
”Prof. Abiodun Amuda Kannike of the Faculty of Law and Professor Emmanuel Ajani of Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences emerged as the internal members of the University Council,” the statement read.
It added that the University’s Collegiate system would be changed to Faculty system to reflect what most academic staff were trained for.
Edited By: Felix Ajide (NAN)
Revised 2020 budget: Buhari seeks Senate approval for $5.513bn external loans
President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of Senate for an external loan of 5.513 billion dollars to fund the revised 2020 Appropriation Act.
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to President of Senate Ahmad Lawan and read at plenary on Thursday.
Buhari in the letter said the loan which would be sourced from the multilateral organisations would be used to finance the revised 2020 budget and priority projects of the Federal Governments.
He listed the multilateral organisations to source from to include International Monetary Fund(IMF)World Bank, African Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank.
A breakdown of the loan to be received from the organisations according to Buhari are :
IMF: 3.4billion dollars, World Bank 1.4billion dollars, Africa Development Bank 500million dollars, Islamic Development Bank 113 million dollars.
The President added in the request that the loans being urgently sought for are targeted at critical areas of funding of the 2020 budget,execution of critical projects slated for 2020 fiscal year and projects to support the state governments.
The 2020 revised Appropriation Act received for senate consideration is now predicated on oil production of 1.93 million barrels and oil price benchmark price of 25 dollars per barrel.
While the total budget estimates stood at N10.509 trillion as against N10.59.4 earlier approved, which amounts to difference of N85billion.
Senate also at plenary passed for first reading five bills.
The bills are Nigerian Railways Corporation Act repeal and reenactment Bill ,2020 by Sen.Buhari Abdulfatai (APC-Oyo), National Transport Commission Establishment Bill, 2020 by Sen. Buhari Abdulfatai (APC-Oyo North), Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2007 amendment Bill, 2020 by Sen. Bamidela Opeyemi (APC-Ekiti), among others.
Senate also at plenary debated and passed for second reading the bill to amend the 2020 Appropriation Act,having receive the document and suspended its rule 70 to debate the revised document on 2020 revised appropriation bill.
It also received the report on Federal Character and intergovernmental Affairs on confirmation of nomination of 38 persons for appointment as Chairman and members of Federal Character Commission.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)
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- APC NWC endorses Ochala-led APC C/River executive – Official
- Poor parenting responsible for high rape rate – activist
- Coronavirus cases in Romania surpass 20,000
- Monarch urges Kwara govt. to complete road projects in Irepodun LG
- Zambia gov’t happy with increased Chinese investment: minister
- Number of COVID-19 deaths in Netherlands tops 6,000
- Feature: Kenyan slum dwellers on edge amid spike in COVID-19 cases
- Nigerian troops intensify fight against Boko Haram militants
- COVID-19: Group sensitises physically-challenged persons on preventive measures
- Court reaffirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties
- Nasarawa COVID-19 Task Force active – Commissioner
- Manchester City to appoint Lillo as Guardiola’s assistant
- UK consumer confidence continues to slip in May: survey
- Lawyer advocates youth orientation on discipline, hard work
- World Environment Day: Lions Club donates items to C/River Govt
- Bangladesh conducts 2nd special flight to bring COVID-19 medical aids from China
- World Environment Day celebrated in Bangkok, Thailand
- Madrid and Barcelona to enter third stage of lockdown easing
- Campaigners say biodiversity conservation key to boost climate resilience, avert pandemics
- Romanian doctor gets suspended jail sentence over Cameroonian player’s death
- Four suspects arrested for killing elephant in Ghana
- World Environment Day: Expert calls for actions in biodiversity protection
- Health secretary in Brazil’s Sao Paulo metropolitan region shot at amid COVID-19 outbreak
- EACOED courses fully accredited by NUC, NCCE – Provost
- Accident claims life of shuttle bus driver in Anambra
- Senior Lao official hails high-quality construction of China-Laos railway
- Council urges FG, States to enforce law against rapists
- COVID-19: INEC seeks review of security architecture for elections
- World Environment Day marked in Yangon, Myanmar
- Benfica players’ houses vandalised after bus attack
- Economic Watch: China leverages monetary tools to channel funds into real economy
- Nsukka LGA chairman presents budget proposal of N2.96bn to councilors
- Environment Day: CLO urges state govts to strengthen implementation of environment laws
- Anambra FA rolls out programmes for state, LFC elections
- Ukrainian president floats visa liberalization for tourists
- COVID-19: Gov. Bello relaxes lockdown in Kabba-Bunu LG
- Post-COVID-19: Experts call for review of Bilateral Air Services Agreement
- Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic reopen borders to each other
- Palestinian official says ending Israeli occupation is int’l responsibility
- One killed in Moscow apartment fire
- COVID-19: Ekiti LG chair urges youths to observe physical distancing
- Online competition will help Nigerian players prepare for future scrabble events, Jighere says
- Coronavirus epidemic “under control” in France: gov’t advisor
- OPEC+ set for talks on extending oil reduction deal on Saturday
- Post-COVID-19: Experts call for review of Bilateral Air Services Agreement
- COVID-19 cases continue surging in South Asia as India reports highest daily spike of new cases
- Portuguese PM announces resumption of air traffic from June 15
- Commentary: Make post-pandemic recovery greener
- Why rape cases are increasing-Ex-NBA chairman
- Kuwait records 30,644 COVID-19 cases, 244 deaths
- Feature: Pets abandoned in Cairo amid COVID-19 spread
- Gov Oyetola presents 13 Jeeps to High Court Judges
- Gas station fire kills 1, injures 2 in southern Vietnam
- Bayelsa records 3rd COVID-19 death
- Tokyo exec says make Games decision in spring: Kyodo
- Floods kill 29, affect over 1 mln others in Somalia: UN
- Tennis star Gauff demands change amid protests over Floyd’s death
- Man in court for allegedly swindling businesswoman of N5m