Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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    Melaye describes ministerial screening as ‘beautiful nonsense’

Melaye describes ministerial screening as ‘beautiful nonsense’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the non-submission of portfolios with the list of ministerial nominees has made the screening “a beautiful nonsense”.Speaking when he appeared on Channels TV, Melaye said Nigerians are unhappy with the ongoing screening at the senate.The senate has been widely criticised for asking many nominees to "take a bow and go" rather than grill [...]

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    Malami: Why some court orders are not obeyed

Malami: Why some court orders are not obeyed

Abubakar Malami, former attorney-general of the federation, says he disobeys some court orders in a bid to protect public interest.He said this while responding to questions during his screening at the senate, in Abuja, on Friday.Eyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, had accused the former attorney general of the federation of failing to guarantee the rights of some  Nigerians, demanding [...]

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    Ministerial nominee pleads to bow and leave screening without questioning

Ministerial nominee pleads to bow and leave screening without questioning

Mohammed Bello, ministerial nominee from Adamawa state, pleaded to bow and leave the screening exercise without questioning on Wednesday.The senate gave ministerial nominees who are either former or current members of senate, house of representatives or state house of assemblies, the privilege to take a bow and leave without questioning.Despite falling outside the category, Bello, a former minister of the federal [...]

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    CSO congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege but insists on open ballot

CSO congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege but insists on open ballot

Advocates for Good Governance (AGG), a civil society organization, has congratulated Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege on their emergence as senate president and deputy senate president respectively.A statement signed by Duro Meseko, convener of the organisation, described their emergence as "victory for democracy".However, the group says it will continue to campaign for open ballot system in the election of national assembly [...]

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    Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Ahmad Lawan’s emergence as senate president in the ninth assembly did not come as a surprise to many. First, the Yobe north senator and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be said to have perfected their plot to ensure his victory -- frequent meetings were held up until Monday night, even across party lines. Secondly, he had the strong [...]

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    PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Ali Ndume and Umar Bago as its choice candidates for senate president and speaker of the house of representatives respectively.In a statement on Tuesday, Umar Tsauri, PDP national secretary, said the party's national working committee (NWC) took the decision after consulting with party leaders, governors and federal lawmakers.Ndume and Bago are seen as [...]

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    Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Femi Gbajabiamila, aspirant for house of representatives speakership, has promised an effective legislature under his leadership.Speaking when he was endorsed by many party members in Abuja on Sunday, Gbajabiamila promised to ensure a competitive 9th assembly if elected speaker.The Lagos lawmaker had been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the leaders in the incoming [...]

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    No cause to visit Aso Rock, says Ndume as he vows to challenge Lawan

No cause to visit Aso Rock, says Ndume as he vows to challenge Lawan

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says his quest to head the senate still stands.Ndume made this known while speaking with journalists on Thursday.Despite the fact that Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, is the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ndume has refused to withdraw from the race."Nobody has invited me to the Villa. [...]

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    Many journalists barred from inauguration of incoming lawmakers

Many journalists barred from inauguration of incoming lawmakers

The national assembly management has denied many journalists access to cover the inauguration of the 9th assembly.Out of the over 80 journalists accredited to cover the house of representatives, only 11 were given approval to cover the inauguration.The situation at the senate is similar as most of the journalists were refused access to the event holding Tuesday.The list of the [...]

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    Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of reps says it is not against its members working with speakership aspirants of  the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement, Leo Ogor, minority leader of the house, said the decision was taken in the interest of the nation and to ensure that the people's will prevail.He said the PDP is [...]

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    Jibrin: Gbaja has comfortable lead to become speaker

Jibrin: Gbaja has comfortable lead to become speaker

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, has a "comfortable lead" to become speaker of the 9th assembly, according to Abdulmumin Jibrin, his campaign spokesman.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Jibrin said the support Gbajabiamila currently enjoys cuts across party lines.The All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the next speaker had endorsed Gbajabiamila as its choice [...]

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    Group tells EFCC to leave Saraki alone

Group tells EFCC to leave Saraki alone

A group identified as Oodua United Assembly has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is after Senate President Bukola Saraki because it wants to conscript him into accepting Ali Ndume’s bid for senate presidency in the 9th assembly.In a statement by its leader, Folorunsho Olalekan, the group said there were signs that Ibrahim Magu, EFCC chairman, had [...]

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    Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says "so many" senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in support of his bid for senate presidency.Speaking as a guest at the NAN forum on Thursday in Abuja, Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised not to let his colleagues down if elected.The senator has been endorsed by [...]

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    Onyejeocha: I remain a strong contender for house of reps speaker 

Onyejeocha: I remain a strong contender for house of reps speaker 

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a federal lawmaker from Abia state, says she remains a strong contender for speaker of the house of representatives. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Onyejeocha denied ever stepping down in the race for speakership.The lawmaker, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the only female member in the race for speakership.Although the party has endorsed Femi [...]

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    ‘178’ reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

‘178’ reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

Supporters of Femi Gbajabiamila say 178 newly elected members of the house of representatives have endorsed him for speakership.The incoming lawmakers endorsed Gbajabiamila during a meeting in Abuja on Thursday.Gbajabiamila is the current majority leader of the house and is favoured by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to become speaker in the ninth assembly.The incoming [...]

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    Speakership: Nkeiruka Onyejeocha asks Gbaja to step down for her

Speakership: Nkeiruka Onyejeocha asks Gbaja to step down for her

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a member of the house of representatives, has urged Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, to step down for her in the race for speakership.The Abia lawmaker appealed to Gbajabiamila to "make due sacrifice" by giving up on his ambition to become speaker "for Nigeria to move forward."Onyejeocha and Gbajabiamila are both of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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