Buttigieg confirmation: Good transportation policy key to the American Dream
22 January 2021 | 3:05 pm
"Missed opportunities in transportation can reinforce racial and economic inequality," says Pete Buttigieg, US President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Transportation, in the opening statement at his Senate confirmation hearing. If confirmed, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Democratic presidential candidate would be the first openly gay Cabinet member.
5 Jul 2017
Confirmation of Magu As EFCC chair leads to huge debate in the Senate.
5 Jul 2017
Senate suspends confirmation of nominees for FG appointments.
13 Oct 2017
President Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the appointment of Mrs. Aishah Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the apex bank.
11 Apr 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to confirm the appointments of 23 members of the National Population Commission.
10 May 2018
The Senate on Tuesday announced the receipt of a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of seven-member Governing Board of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation(NDIC).
18 Jul 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Muiz Banire as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Bello Tukur as Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).
26 Jul 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm Bolaji Owasanoye as chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
3 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja received the attestation and confirmation of his 1961 West African School Certificate Examination result from the West African Examinations Council.
18 Jan 2019
Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Tarfa as Chairman, North East Devt Commission.
14 Mar 2019
Buhari seeks confirmation of 30 nominees for RMAFC board.
31 May 2019
Police Council’s resolution after IG Adamu’s confirmation.
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From the depths of the Pacific Ocean comes an innovation in air conditioning that's good for the planet and saves money. Located just 200 metres from the ocean, the hospital in Papeete, on the French island of Tahiti, is using seawater to cool its facilities. The switch to this new system has decreased the hospital's energy consumption by 90 percent.
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Pension problems: French workers strike over government's retirement plans. As many as 2.8 million people hit the streets across France on Tuesday in a second day of walkouts designed to protest the latest pension reform proposals.
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Several European countries, including Germany, temporarily shut their consulates in Istanbul this week, citing security concerns. Turkey says they are waging "psychological warfare."
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The top human rights court in Europe has found Hungary guilty of violating the rights of a refugee who died in 2016. Hungary has one of the worst records on refugee protections in Europe.
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In East Jerusalem, locals are still coming to terms with the trauma of the attack that left seven people dead as they gathered to pray at a synagogue on January 27. That attack was followed by a second incident the following day, which injured two Israelis.