Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Saraki asks Oshiomhole to resign

Saraki asks Oshiomhole to resign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to quit politics.Saraki made the statement in Ilorin on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a remembrance ceremony held in honour of his late father.On Sunday, the Department of State Services (DSS) had detained Oshiomhole after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during [...]

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    Oshiomhole: It will be strange for us to have graveyard peace in APC

Oshiomhole: It will be strange for us to have graveyard peace in APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it will be strange if the ruling party is experiencing "graveyard peace".While appearing on Arise Television on Tuesday, the party chairman said the APC is prone to controversies because it is a large party.Last week, the party chairman was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) and grilled [...]

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    Senate adjourns over lack of quorum

Senate adjourns over lack of quorum

The senate on Tuesday adjourned over a low turnout of lawmakers.Philip Aduda, senator representing the federal capital territory (FCT), moved a motion for adjournment citing order 10 (3) which states that the lawmakers could not sit if they do not form a quorum.Thirty-eight senators are required to form quorum in the upper legislative chamber.Aduda explained that the chamber was "empty" [...]

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    What are our senators doing?

What are our senators doing?

Countless times, the senate, particularly the current one led by Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been accused of being a clog in the wheel of the country's progress. Such accusations often arise when the senators differ with the executive on issues.The current senate has disagreed with the executive on issues ranging from the approval of loans, summoning of appointees and confirmation [...]

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    Atiku and Saraki not safe, says Timi Frank on Ekweremadu home invasion

Atiku and Saraki not safe, says Timi Frank on Ekweremadu home invasion

Timi Frank, ex-deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senate President Bukola Saraki are not safe.Frank made the comment in reaction to the security breach in the home of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, in the early hours of Tuesday.The police have described the incident as a [...]

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    Senate probes ‘NNPC’s diversion’ of $1bn NLNG dividend

Senate probes ‘NNPC’s diversion’ of $1bn NLNG dividend

The senate has set up an ad hoc committee to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) alleged diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to fund petroleum subsidy.[...]

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    Senate will probe diversion of NLNG dividend, says Saraki

Senate will probe diversion of NLNG dividend, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the upper legislative chamber will probe the alleged diversion of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend.Last week, Maikanti Baru, group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), told an ad hoc committee of the senate that in response to a call by the national assembly to put a stop to the [...]

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    Shehu Sani: APC senators can’t remove Saraki

Shehu Sani: APC senators can’t remove Saraki

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it is impossible for the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki because they do not have the numbers.The leadership of the ruling party has been calling for the removal of Saraki since his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).TheCable had reported how the senate president and the APC [...]

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    Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee after 18 months, adjourns sitting till Nov 6

Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee after 18 months, adjourns sitting till Nov 6

The senate has confirmed Lanre Gbajabiamila as director-general of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).Gbajabiamila was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari 18 months ago.The upper legislative chamber also confirmed some other nominees of Buhari. They were confirmed after the lawmakers considered reports of the committee on youth and sports and establishment on Wednesday.The appointment of Bello Tukur as chairman of the [...]

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    National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the national assembly needs more funds to be able to discharge its responsibilities effectively.The governor said this while delivering a lecture at the second convocation and awards ceremony of the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja.The former speaker of the house of representatives said his argument might be unpopular, but [...]

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    ‘One comma, one semicolon shouldn’t stop investments’ — Saraki hits presidency on PIGB

‘One comma, one semicolon shouldn’t stop investments’ — Saraki hits presidency on PIGB

Bukola Saraki, president of the Nigerian senate, says one comma, one semicolon, should not stop the level of investments that could come into the country's petroleum sector. [...]

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    Senate pays Omo-Agege’s entitlements — after court warning

Senate pays Omo-Agege’s entitlements — after court warning

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, has received the entitlements accrued to him during his suspension by the upper legislative chamber.The senator was suspended after he instituted a suit against the senate in April. He filed the suit following the moves to suspend him.He was eventually suspended for 90 legislative days.But in May, a federal high court in Abuja nullified the [...]

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    Akpabio asks Saraki to resign after disagreement over sitting arrangement

Akpabio asks Saraki to resign after disagreement over sitting arrangement

Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, says Senate President Bukola Saraki should resign his position.Akpabio made the call on Wednesday after he had a disagreement with Saraki in the senate chamber over sitting arrangement.Albert Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, had accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of plotting to create chaos ahead of the governorship [...]

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    Senate asks CBN to increase maximum ATM withdrawal to N40k per transaction

Senate asks CBN to increase maximum ATM withdrawal to N40k per transaction

The senate has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to direct commercial banks to increase the maximum amount customers can withdraw from automated teller machines (ATMs) to N40,000 per transaction.The maximum is currently N20,000. The senate also asked the apex bank to suspend ATM card maintenance fees.The upper legislative chamber directed its committees on banking and finance to conduct [...]

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    Senate in rowdy session as Saraki refuses to recognise Akpabio

Senate in rowdy session as Saraki refuses to recognise Akpabio

The senate was thrown into a rowdy session on Wednesday after Senate President Bukola Saraki prevented Godswill Akpabio from speaking from a seat not assigned him.Akpabio, a former minority leader, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Consequently, his former seat is now occupied by PDP senator, Olujimi Abiodun.Albert Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom [...]

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    Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been appointed director-general of the campaign council of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, made this known on Tuesday.The senate president was among the aspirants who contested the presidential ticket at the party's convention which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Saraki came third behind [...]

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