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The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced the setting up of the committee after reading a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, nominating the service chiefs.
The Senate yesterday read a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate for the confirmation of the appointment of the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and service chiefs.
Former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Prof Bola Akinterinwa, says the appointment of ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors may not necessarily grant them diplomatic immunity or protect them from being probed by the International Criminal Court.
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Friday, faulted the nomination of the immediate past Service Chiefs for appointment as non-career Ambassadors.
Northern elders: Nothing wrong with President Buhari nominating ex-service chiefs as ambassador designates
The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Thursday night, said there was nothing wrong with President Muhammadu Buhari nominating any citizen, including the immediate past service chiefs, for the position of an ambassador so long as such a person remained acceptable and worthy of the office. =
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate.
The Nigerian Navy has completed the construction of a transit accommodation that will take not less than 230 Junior Ratings, with a view to motivating personnel and enhance efficiency.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has said that some security personnel were colluding with criminals to sabotage the efforts of the security agencies.
Director Naval Information, Commodore Suleiman Dahun, who made this known in a statement said 122 Lieutenant Commanders were promoted to the rank of Commander, 38 Commanders to Captain, 24 Captains to Commodore and 19 Commodores promoted Rear Admiral.
“The former Director of Plans Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Christian Ezekobe, is the new Chief of Naval Transformation Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Kamarudeen Lawal who was the Director of Research and Development Naval Headquarters has been reappointed to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards”.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has recommended the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar for accreditation with a view to enable the hospital undertake residency training for medical doctors and allied medical practitioners.
Speaking during the ceremony on Thursday at the Naval Headquarters Abuja, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, said the signing of the MoU would remain indelible in his memory.
The Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy has flagged off Exercise Okun Alafia II, a Yoruba word for Calm Water, to address insecurity in the maritime environment within its area of command, spanning Lagos up to 200 nautical miles of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
The Nigerian Navy Ship Jubilee (NNS) on Tuesday said that it has seized a vessel used for oil bunkering and arrested five suspects in Akwa Ibom.
The Nigerian Navy at the weekend moved to ameliorate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its host communities, stating that the current situation has brought untold hardship to the people.
The Nigerian Navy (NN) at the weekend gave succour to about 1,000 vulnerable families in Lagos and Ogun states to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, on Thursday approved new appointments of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy.
To this effect, the affected officers, consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores, are to steer the affairs of Naval commands, units, and training institutions across Nigeria.
Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.
The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it will be possible for companies in Nigeria to be registered within three hours, before the end of 2021.
Muslim communities have been called upon to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray fervently against the challenges of insecurity as well as for unity and progress of the state and the nation as a whole.
Igbo Youths For Equity, a coalition of Igbo youth groups, has condemned Tuesday’s arrest of former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.
The Biden administration has secured agreements for Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala to place more troops on their borders, a White House official told Reuters on Monday amid the growing number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexican border.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will propose a $650 billion special drawing rights (SDR) to boost international reserves of its member countries.
"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days," family's statement read in part.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has denied revoking 32 refinery licenses issued to private companies in Nigeria.
The Bayelsa State government has condemned the bloody fight among indigenes of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor local government area of the state over seats in the Community Development Committee (CDC) and the oil pipeline security jobs, which led to the killing of a youth leader, Frank Brake-Ere Seide.