Friday, June 14, 2019

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    Supreme court sacks Niger senator

Supreme court sacks Niger senator

The supreme court has sacked David Umaru, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Niger state.A five-man panel of justices led Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), gave the verdict on Friday.The apex court declared that Mohammed Sani as the authentic candidate of the APC in the senatorial district.The verdict of the apex court set aside the judgement [...]

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    We don’t have a server, INEC replies Atiku

We don’t have a server, INEC replies Atiku

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not have a server where results of the presidential election were uploaded.The electoral commission was reacting to the request of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The PDP and Atiku had asked the tribunal to compel INEC to allow them inspect smart card readers and the server.The opposition [...]

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    Igbo presidency doesn’t exist, says Okorocha

Igbo presidency doesn’t exist, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says "Igbo presidency" does not exist.Speaking with journalists after he was sworn into the senate on Thursday, the lawmaker said the south-east would have to work hard to earn the presidency.The former governor had been asked if there is the possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) giving the 2023 presidential ticket to the Igbo.According [...]

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    Senate rejects motion seeking to discuss Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

Senate rejects motion seeking to discuss Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

The senate has rejected a motion seeking to discuss the Democracy Day speech of President Muhammadu Buhari.The motion was sponsored by Istifanus Gyang, senator representing Plateau north.While moving the motion on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator explained that he was drawing the attention of his colleagues to the speech because of the "interest it has generated.""Order 52 of [...]

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    New senate begins plenary late — contrary to its rules

New senate begins plenary late — contrary to its rules

The newly inaugurated senate started plenary late on Thursday, its first sitting after swearing in.The development is contrary to the standing rules of the upper legislative chamber.According to the rules of the senate, plenary is expected to commence at exactly 10:00am.But on Thursday, the procession of Senate President Ahmad Lawan entered the red chamber at 10:21am and proceedings did not start [...]

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    Okorocha sworn in as senator

Okorocha sworn in as senator

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been sworn in as the senator representing Imo west.The allegiance and oath of office was administered on him on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday.Nelson Ayewoh, clerk to the senate, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which he was asked to sign the necessary documents.The former governor, who had not [...]

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    DSS arrests social media users for ‘inciting violence’

DSS arrests social media users for ‘inciting violence’

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested yet to be identified social media users who who posted "inciting materials and misleading statements".Peter Afunanya, DSS public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Afunanya accused the individuals of instilling fear in the minds of Nigerians."The Department of State Services (DSS) has observed with concern, the deliberate plots and attempts [...]

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    Ndume: I deserve commendation from APC

Ndume: I deserve commendation from APC

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ought to praise him for slugging it out with Ahmad Lawan.The leadership of the ruling party had settled for Lawan but Ndume refused to back down, polling just 28 votes in the election while Lawan secured 79 votes.But speaking with journalists shortly after the result of the election was [...]

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    It wasn’t a win or lose contest, says Ekweremadu

It wasn’t a win or lose contest, says Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west, says he ran for office of deputy senate president to make a statement.Speaking with journalists after losing the contest for the office of deputy senate president to Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator said he only made up his mind to run this morning.Omo-Agege polled 68 votes to defeat [...]

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    Omo-Agege elected deputy senate president

Omo-Agege elected deputy senate president

Ovie Omo-Agege, lawmaker representing Delta central, has been elected deputy president of the senate.He secured 68 votes in the election to defeat Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 37 votes.A total of 105 votes were cast in the election. One vote was voided while a senator abstained from voting.The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been prevented from participating in the inauguration of the 9th national assembly.The ex-governor had arrived at the national assembly on Tuesday morning and headed straight to the office of Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly.After some minutes at Omolori's office, he walked out of the national assembly.Okorocha was said to have [...]

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    Group asks FG to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

Group asks FG to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been accused of failing the nation when they held sway.Obasanjo led Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 while Jonathan was in charge between 2010 and 2015.A civil society organisation known as Coalition for Nigeria Movement said the duo milked the nation’s treasury dry during their tenures.Sabo Odeh, national convener of the group, said [...]

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    APC endorses Omo-Agege for deputy senate president

APC endorses Omo-Agege for deputy senate president

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has favoured Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, for the position of deputy senate president.The party has also endorsed Idris Wase, lawmaker from Plateau state, as deputy speaker of the house of representatives.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said Omo-Agege and Wase were adopted for the positions "after wide consultations.""You would recall [...]

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    Photographer ‘wrongly’ paraded as fraudster demands N100m damages from EFCC

Photographer ‘wrongly’ paraded as fraudster demands N100m damages from EFCC

Nasiru Ali, a photographer also known as Kozzographa, has demanded N100 million from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in damages.On May 17, Ali was arrested after EFCC operatives raided his home in Abuja.The photographer was reportedly asleep when officials of the anti-graft agency stormed his house. He was released after three days in detention.His picture and name alongside [...]

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    60 APC senators-elect backing Lawan for senate president, says campaign

60 APC senators-elect backing Lawan for senate president, says campaign

The campaign organisation of Ahmad Lawan says 60 senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are backing its candidate for the office of senate president.Jibrin Barau, senator representing Kano north and secretary of the campaign organisation, disclosed this at press conference on Saturday, during which a list of the senators-elect was read out.Barau said the endorsement of Ifeanyi Uba, [...]

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    Three PDP senators in attendance as Lawan unveils agenda for ninth senate

Three PDP senators in attendance as Lawan unveils agenda for ninth senate

Three senators-elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were present at an event where Ahmad Lawan unveiled his legislative agenda for the ninth senate.The event held at Transcorp hotel in Abuja on Friday.The senator-elects were Abba Moro (Benue south), Clifford Ordia (Edo central) and Mathew Orhoghide (Edo south). Ifeanyi Uba, CEO of Capital Oil, elected on Young Progressive Party [...]

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