Thursday, September 13, 2018

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    We can restore sanity to the n’assembly, says PDP

We can restore sanity to the n’assembly, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has the capacity to provide guidance to members of the national assembly, claiming to be working towards restoring normalcy to the polarised parliament.Despite having majority members in both chambers of the assembly, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has not been able to speak with one voice.Earlier on Wednesday, different factions of APC [...]

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    APC leaders to meet over n’assembly face-off

APC leaders to meet over n’assembly face-off

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would meet on Tuesday to resolve the crisis that rocked the party after the emergence of the principal officers of the eight assembly.APC initially kicked against the election of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as senate president and speaker of the house of reps, threatening to sanction them via appropriate party rules [...]

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    Saraki: In Dogara, I have found a worthy partner

Saraki: In Dogara, I have found a worthy partner

Senate President Bukola Saraki has congratulated Yakubu Dogara on his election as speaker of the house of representatives, saying he has found a worthy partner with whom to move the 8th national assembly forward.He described the new speaker as a "consumate politician and effective leader capable of galvanising the lower chamber into greater efficiency".In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, [...]

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    The journey was difficult, says Saraki

The journey was difficult, says Saraki

Bukola Saraki, the newly-elected president of the senate, has extended appreciation to his colleagues for electing him as their leader, despite all the difficulties he encountered in his quest to attain the post.Saraki said his emergence was a victory for democracy and described the exercise at the national assembly as an uncommon democratic transition in the country."I want to thank [...]

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    Buhari absent at meeting with APC lawmakers

Buhari absent at meeting with APC lawmakers

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the emergency meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers that he convened on Tuesday.The meeting was convened to address the move of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, for senate president and speaker, respectively, against Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, the official candidates of APC."The President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed [...]

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    Saraki finally drops presidential ambition

Saraki finally drops presidential ambition

Senator Bukola Saraki, the immediate past governor of Kwara state, has dropped his 2015 presidential ambition.Saraki announced his decision on Sunday, saying he decided to sacrifice his ambition in the interest of the party and the country.He was a contender for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011 but defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) last [...]

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    Probe of Intercontinental Bank’s sale ‘stalled’

Probe of Intercontinental Bank’s sale ‘stalled’

There are fears that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may shield key personalities involved in the controversial sale of Intercontinental Bank Plc to Access Bank Plc in 2012.The anti-graft agency, which recently quizzed the managing director of Intercontinental Bank at the time of the sale, Mr Lai Mahmoud Alabi, "has given clear indications that it will not pursue the matter [...]

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    EFCC ‘still investigating’ Oduah, Soludo

EFCC ‘still investigating’ Oduah, Soludo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is still investigating Stella Oduah, former minister of aviation, and Charles Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said on Monday.Uwujaren said the case against Soludo is far from closed, as he is still being investigated for alleged offences bordering on a polymer contract bribery and scam.However, former managing director of [...]

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    Saraki disowns campaign posters

Saraki disowns campaign posters

Senator Bukola Saraki has disowned campaign posters dotting the streets of Abuja and indicating his interest to join the 2015 presidential race.According to his personal assistant, Mr Bankole Omisore, an online report linking him with the race is also untrue.Saraki, who described the story as '"totally false," described those behind the posters as "mischief makers" who are only out to tarnish his reputation.''We are all aware of [...]

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