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    David Mark visits Babangida — latest PDP presidential aspirant to do so

David Mark visits Babangida — latest PDP presidential aspirant to do so

David Mark, former senate president, on Saturday held a meeting with Ibrahim Babangida, ex-military head of state, in Minna, Niger state capital.The meeting lasted for two hours at the Hilltop residence of the former military leader.NAN reports that David Mark arrived at about 1:30pm in the company of senators Zainab Kure, Tunde Ogbeha and Suleman Adokwe.Mark, a senator since 1999, [...]

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    ‘I’ll fix the economy in two years’ — David Mark joins presidential race

‘I’ll fix the economy in two years’ — David Mark joins presidential race

Former Senate President David Mark has joined the presidential race, promising to fix the economy in two years.Addressing officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when he picked the presidential nomination form at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, Mark said his military background is an added advantage.He retired as a brigadier general in the Nigerian army.Mark said judging [...]

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    2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

Former Senate President David Mark is “most likely” to run for president in 2019, his spokesman has said.If interested in the position, Mark would run under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Paul Mumeh, his media aide, told TheCable on Monday that the former number three citizen is likely joining the race soon.He currently represents Benue south in the [...]

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    David Mark hands over Benue PDP to Ortom 

David Mark hands over Benue PDP to Ortom 

Former Senate President David Mark has handed over the structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state. Mark handed over the Benue PDP to Ortom on Monday during a stakeholders' meeting in Makurdi, the state capital.Ortom defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, accusing the federal government of [...]

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    EFCC probe: David Mark says no amount of persecution can alter the will of God

EFCC probe: David Mark says no amount of persecution can alter the will of God

Former Senate President David Mark says he did not flout any law in the acquisition of his residence in Apo, Abuja.The property is said to be valued at N748 million.Last week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) grilled Mark over various allegations bordering on corruption.In a statement on Tuesday, Paul Mumeh, media aide of Mark, quoted him as saying [...]

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    You are jealous of my rising profile, Ortom tells David Mark

You are jealous of my rising profile, Ortom tells David Mark

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says David Mark, former senate president, is jealous of his "rising profile".Ortom said Mark lied by saying the governor procured wheelbarrows to empower the youth of the state.While launching projects in Rivers state, Mark had remarked that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, was building infrastructure, Ortom was distributing wheelbarrows to the youth.But speaking with state house [...]

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    No governor can compete with Wike, says David Mark

No governor can compete with Wike, says David Mark

David Mark, former senate president, says no governor can compete with Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Mark said this on Tuesday while commissioning Brick House and the chapel at government house, Port Harcourt.Both projects were renovated by the administration of Wike.“I was wondering why the governor called me to commission this Brick house, but through his remarks, I have been [...]

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    David Mark: Jonathan made us delay anti-gay bill because of Obama’s re-election

David Mark: Jonathan made us delay anti-gay bill because of Obama’s re-election

David Mark, former senate president, says former President Goodluck Jonathan made the national assembly delay passing the anti-gay bill because of concerns former US President Barack Obama raised at the time he was seeking re-election.Mark made this claim in ‘Against the Run of Play’, a book which chronicles how Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election, written by Olusegun Adeniyi, a [...]

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    Olusegun Adeniyi: Jonathan did not say I distorted his views

Olusegun Adeniyi: Jonathan did not say I distorted his views

Olusegun Adeniyi, journalist and bestselling author, has reacted to comments on social media that he distorted the statements of former President Goodluck Jonathan in his book.In ‘Against the Run of Play’, Adeniyi’s book which was launched last Friday, some actors in the 2015 presidential election made a flurry of allegations against the former president.In the book, David Mark, former senate [...]

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    David Mark: Jonathan, Patience radicalised Tambuwal

David Mark: Jonathan, Patience radicalised Tambuwal

Some of former President Goodluck Jonathan's close associates have somewhat linked his defeat in the 2015 presidential election to his wife’s foibles.David Mark, former senate president and Jonathan’s confidant, said the former president’s wife was suspicious of those around her husband.Jonathan lost the support of key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who either went to the opposition or [...]

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    David Mark breaks silence on PDP crisis, blames stakeholders

David Mark breaks silence on PDP crisis, blames stakeholders

David Mark, former senate president, has broken his silence on the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement by Paul Mumeh, his media aide, Mark said the problem with the party had remained because the major actors in the peace talks were not coming with open hands.Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, and Ali Modu Sheriff, [...]

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    PDP convention: Mark warns against imposition

PDP convention: Mark warns against imposition

David Mark, former senate president, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against impunity and imposition of candidates ahead of its national convention.Mark gave the warning in a statement released to journalists by Paul Mumeh, his media aide.He said leaders and members of the party should allow the will of the people to prevail at congresses and convention to avert the mistakes of [...]

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    David Mark on #PanamaPapers: Political elements trying to tarnish my reputation

David Mark on #PanamaPapers: Political elements trying to tarnish my reputation

Former Senate President David Mark says he has no offshore companies operated by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm in the eye of the storm for aiding rich and powerful people evade tax by stashing their wealth away in tax havens.Reacting to the allegation that he is on the list of Nigerian public officers linked to the firm, Mark, in a [...]

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    David Mark returns to senate after ‘3-month break’

David Mark returns to senate after ‘3-month break’

For the first time since November when his election was annulled by the appeal court, David Mark, former senate president, joined his colleagues at the upper chamber of the national assembly on Wednesday.Mark, the longest serving senator, returned to the red chamber following his victory at the February 20 rerun election in Benue south senatorial district.He defeated Daniel Onjeh of [...]

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    The fear of God will guide me, says David mark

The fear of God will guide me, says David mark

David Mark, former senate president and winner of Benue south rerun election, says his actions will be guided by the fear of God.Speaking on Monday when received his certificate of return at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja, Mark thanked his people for supporting him.“I will continue to serve honestly with all my heart. My actions will be [...]

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    APC disowns ‘congratulatory message’ for Mark

APC disowns ‘congratulatory message’ for Mark

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has not congratulated David Mark, whom the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared winner of Saturday's Benue south senatorial rerun election."The attention of the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to some false online publications reporting that the party has congratulated David Mark, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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