- President Buhari has sent the name of the acting president of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, to the Senate
- Dongban-Mensem will become substantive president of the appellate court upon her confirmation by the Senate
- The president made the nomination on Monday, June 8, in a letter sent to the leadership of the upper legislative chamber
President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of the acting president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, to the Senate for substantive confirmation.
Legit.ng reports that the president's decision was contained in a statement issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Monday, June 8.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari, in-line with his constitutional responsibility has sent the nomination of Her Lordship, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, acting president, Court of Appeal to the Senate for confirmation as president, Court of Appeal.
The appointment and the question of confirmation of Justice Dongban-Mensem had recently stirred public interest, with many insinuating that the president was foot-dragging on her effective confirmation for ethnic or religious reasons.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the recommendation for the re-appointment of Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been approved.
It was reported that the recommendation, made by the minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, was in line with the Nigerian communications act, 2003.
On the official Twitter page of the federal ministry of communications and digital economy, Pantami disclosed that the request was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 5.
Pantami revealed that this move was made with the aim of consolidating the gains made by the telecommunications sector in line with the national digital economy policy and strategy.
In another report, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) alleged that some security officials recently chased staff members of the agency from their Abuja office.
Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that the said office at the National Communication Commission (NCC) building in Abuja was allocated to the NIDCOM by the federal government.
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