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    Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

At least two persons were during the election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in the house of representatives.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a bye-election in the constituency on Saturday.The  exercise which started peacefully, with impressive turnout of voters, was  later marred by violence.Suspected political thugs reportedly moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.William Aya, [...]

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    Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign.The call was made in a statement by Bashir Bolarinwa, chairman, caretaker committee of the party in the state.He asked Saraki to "toe the path of honour and relinquish the office of the senate president exclusively reserved for the party with majority [...]

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    ‘One million Oshiomholes cannot remove me from office’ — Saraki dares APC

‘One million Oshiomholes cannot remove me from office’ — Saraki dares APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki has fired some shots at Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).This comes one day after he vowed not to descend into the gutter with the ruling party.Saraki had resisted hitting back at the APC which described him as a failure who swims in controversy.But on Friday, the senate president went all out [...]

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    Oshiomhole: PDP senators mobilised thugs who assaulted our members at n’assembly

Oshiomhole: PDP senators mobilised thugs who assaulted our members at n’assembly

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of mobilising thugs who allegedly assaulted APC lawmakers at the national assembly.Oshiomhole said this while speaking with journalists at the party's national secretariat in Abuja on Friday."About 15 PDP Senators were in the senate and imported thugs that molested two of [...]

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    Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused the federal government of victimising  those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) while treating defectors from other parties as saints.The governor said this in reaction to the alleged plot to overthrow the leadership of the national assembly.Senate President Bukola Saraki dumped the APC for PDP two weeks ago and he [...]

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    FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, have raised the alarm over the alleged plan of the federal government to incarcerate them.In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, their media aides, the legislators said this is part of the plot to remove them from office.The All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mounting pressure on Saraki [...]

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    I can’t descend into the gutter with you, Saraki replies APC

I can’t descend into the gutter with you, Saraki replies APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he cannot "descend into the gutter" with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The senate president said this in response to the harsh comments Yekini Nabena, spokesman of APC, made about him.In a statement issued earlier, Nabena described Saraki as a failure who swims in controversy.He said having publicly humiliated his father and sister, Saraki's betrayal [...]

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    PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

Gershom Bassey, senator representing Cross River south, has called for a "proper investigation" into the blockade of the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).Bassey said this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, while fielding questions about the incident on Thursday.According to him, the sacking of Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, is "only a bandage" to [...]

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    Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the sack of Lawal Daura, director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), as damage control.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented lawmakers from entering the national assembly.The lawmakers were allowed in after a protest and Daura was sacked for the incident by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.But speaking with journalists at [...]

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    APC says DSS averted Saraki’s plot to incite violence

APC says DSS averted Saraki’s plot to incite violence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Bukola Saraki of plotting to incite violence at the national assembly in a bid to stop his removal as senate president.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented lawmakers, for almost an hour, from gaining entrance into the national assembly.According to the APC, the "timely intervention" of the security operatives averted [...]

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    ‘Tales by moonlight’ — NNPC dismisses Baru’s alleged funding of plot to unseat Saraki

‘Tales by moonlight’ — NNPC dismisses Baru’s alleged funding of plot to unseat Saraki

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Maikanti Baru, its group managing director, is not involved in any plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.Saraki defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, after which the ruling party said he should step down as senate president.The NNPC said the allegation that Baru is [...]

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    R-APC claims Oshiomhole, Malami, SGF behind plot to impeach Saraki

R-APC claims Oshiomhole, Malami, SGF behind plot to impeach Saraki

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has perfected plans to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Shortly after Saraki defected from APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some lawmakers raised the alarm over an alleged plan to remove the senate president "through the back door".Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had dismissed the [...]

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    Katsina senator: There’ll be no peace until Saraki resigns

Katsina senator: There’ll be no peace until Saraki resigns

Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, says there will be no peace in the upper legislative chamber until Senate President Bukola Saraki resigns.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Ibrahim said going by conventions around the world, it is the majority party that produces the leadership in parliament.The senator said by leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC), the senate president [...]

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    Ndume tackles Saraki: You can’t shut down senate over personal issues

Ndume tackles Saraki: You can’t shut down senate over personal issues

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to reconvene plenary.The senator frowned at the closure of the senate, saying there are "critical matters of urgent national importance" to be discussed by the lawmakers.Ndume said this when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television show, on Wednesday."The closure of the national assembly that day was [...]

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    ‘A throwback to dictatorship’ — Saraki, Dogara speak on attempt to remove Ortom

‘A throwback to dictatorship’ — Saraki, Dogara speak on attempt to remove Ortom

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, say the situation of the Benue state house of assembly, is throwback to the period of dictatorship in the country.On Monday, Terkimbir Ikyange, ex-speaker who was recently removed from office, led six lawmakers to serve an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, the governor.The lawmakers were said to [...]

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    Senator Adamu: I would have walked Saraki out of Aso Rock

Senator Adamu: I would have walked Saraki out of Aso Rock

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, says he would have sent Senate President Bukola Saraki out of Aso Rock if  he had attended the recent meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC).After 14 APC senators defected to other political parties, Buhari invited the remaining senators in the ruling party to a meeting at the presidential villa [...]

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