- President Bola Tinubu, newly nominated minister from Kaduna, Abass Lawal Balarabe, collapsed during ministerial screening on the floor of the Senate
- Balarabe collapsed shortly after he made an introduction of himself, and Senate President Godswill Akpabio immediately ordered a doctor
- Akpabio then ordered that the recording televisions should stop, and the house immediately went into a closed-door session
President Bola Tinubu's new ministerial nominee, Abass Lawal Balarabe, reportedly collapsed at the podium during the Senate screening on Wednesday, October 4.
Godswill Akpabio, the President of the Senate, called for doctors to attend to him immediately.
Senate stops session as Tinubu's minister collapses
Akpabio also directed that the Senate should immediately resolve into an executive session.
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The Senate President also ordered television cameras to stop recording the session immediately.
On Tuesday, October 3, President Tinubu forwarded the name of Balarabe alongside two other ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
Akpabio read out the name of Balarabe as a ministerial nominee from Kaduna State during plenary on Tuesday.
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Other ministerial nominees whose names were read during plenary on Tuesday were Jamila Ibrahim and Ayodele Olawande. The duo have been named as minister of youths and minister of state for youths, respectively.
The Senate earlier approved the 45 of the 48 ministerial nominees whose names were forwarded to the Senate for screening and confirmation.
The confirmation of El-Rufai was stalled by a number of petitions, including the one by Senator Sunday Karimi of the Kogi West (APC).
During the screening of the former Kaduna Governor, the lawmaker moved against the confirmation of El-Rufai.
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The former presidential aide noted that there are many ways to unseat the President than trying to find errors in his academic records.
According to Omokri, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP would be a better president than Tinubu, but that does not mean that Tinubu did not finish at Chicago State University.