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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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    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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    I’m interested in votes not endorsements, says Ndume

I’m interested in votes not endorsements, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south district, says he is not bothered about the endorsement of his opponent in the race for senate presidency.Reacting to reports on the endorsement of Ahmad Lawan by over 60 senators-elect, Ndume said what counts in the race is votes, not endorsements.Lawan had also been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of  the [...]

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    EXTRA: I checked the dictionary for the definition of senate three days ago, says Ndume

EXTRA: I checked the dictionary for the definition of senate three days ago, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says on the eve of the valedictory session of the 8th senate, he checked the dictionary for the definition of "senate".Ndume, who was first elected a senator in 2011, disclosed this shortly before the 8th senate was dissolved on Thursday.“Yesterday, I took a dictionary to look at the definition of senate. Those who are [...]

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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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    Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it is clear that either Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, or Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, will succeed him.Saraki spoke during the valedictory session of the 8th senate which held on Thursday.He highlighted the achievements of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and thanked the senators for their support."Distinguished colleagues, let me thank [...]

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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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    Ndume: I’ll be the next senate president

Ndume: I’ll be the next senate president

Ali Ndume, former senate leader, has expressed optimism that he would emerge as the senate president in the ninth national assembly.The senator, who spoke with journalists in Lagos on Monday, said there was no time the All Progressives Congress (APC) asked him not to run for the position of senate president.According to him, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, [...]

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    Over 30 APC senators ‘backing Ndume’ for senate presidency

Over 30 APC senators ‘backing Ndume’ for senate presidency

At least 36 senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are backing Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, for the position of senate president, a senator-elect who did not want to be named has said.The senator-elect, who is from the north, disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking with select journalists on the sidelines of the induction exercise for members of [...]

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    Ndume meets Osinbajo, insists on senate presidency

Ndume meets Osinbajo, insists on senate presidency

Ali Ndume, former senate leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is still eyeing the number one position in the senate.Ndume, who represents Borno south senatorial district, made this known after meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.He arrived at Aso Rock around 3pm before proceeding to Osinbajo's office for the [...]

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    Ndume dares APC on senate presidency, unfolds nine-point agenda

Ndume dares APC on senate presidency, unfolds nine-point agenda

Ali Ndume, former senate leader, has dared the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by unveiling his agenda as a candidate for the senate presidency in the ninth national assembly.Despite the resolution of the ruling party, which endorsed Ahmed Lawan as the senate president, Ndume, senator representing Borno south district, went ahead to release a document on Tuesday, which [...]

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    Borno elders: Ndume qualified to succeed Saraki

Borno elders: Ndume qualified to succeed Saraki

Borno state elders under the platform of Concerned Citizens of Borno have recommended Ali Ndume, lawmaker representing the state's south senatorial district, for the position of the next senate president.Speaking on behalf of the elders at a press briefing, Dauda Danladi, leader of the group and Nigeria's former ambassador to Pakistan, said Ndume should be considered for the position being a [...]

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    Ndume: Saraki is yet to read Buhari’s letter on budget presentation

Ndume: Saraki is yet to read Buhari’s letter on budget presentation

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says President Muhammadu Buhari's letter on the request to present the 2019 budget on Wednesday is yet to be read on the floor of the senate.The senate president who presides over plenary usually reads the letters from the executive.Speaking on the importance of the presentation, Ndume pleaded with members of the house of representatives [...]

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    Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the new minimum wage should be N40,000, instead of the proposed N30,000.The senator said this on Tuesday when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.Ndume dismissed claims by governors that states cannot pay the proposed amount, adding that it should be accepted and implemented.The tripartite committee on the minimum [...]

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    Ndume: With Atiku as PDP candidate, 2019 election a walkover for Buhari

Ndume: With Atiku as PDP candidate, 2019 election a walkover for Buhari

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the 2019 election will be a walkover for President Muhammadu Buhari.The senator said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a threat to Buhari's chances of getting re-elected.Speaking at a NAN forum on Monday in Abuja, Ndume said: "Next election is a walk-over with Atiku. We were anxious [...]

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