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October 2017

1. It is a great pleasure to welcome the noble traditional ruler of the resilient people of Bama, The Shehu of Bama, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Umar Ibn Kyari El-Kanemi   It is my pleasure to welcome you to the National Assembly today.  I always look forward to opportunity to interact directly with community leaders, especially with you and the representative heads of Local Government Authorities directly impacted by the terrorist insurgency in your region. 2. The causes of the current situation in the North-East can be summed up

Protocol; I thank the Chairman and members of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND for the privilege to declare open this Public Hearing on the motion: The Regulatory Conflict between Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Universities in offering University Admission in Nigeria. In recent times, there have been various commentaries and criticisms bordering on the lowering of standards for admission into Universities and the roles played by JAMB, the constitutionally recognized regulatory body on the one hand and the authorities of the

PROTOCOL. 1.It is indeed my honour to lead the Nigerian delegation to the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and to address you all today. Few locations offer a more pertinent setting for this debate than the storied city of St. Petersburg. This classical city of culture – home of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin and other masters of world literature – bears its own testimony to War and Peace. This was once the scene of a siege, the longest in history, the causes of which