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    ICYMI: Abaribe seeks federal character in appointment of service chiefs

ICYMI: Abaribe seeks federal character in appointment of service chiefs

A bill seeking to compel the president to appoint service chiefs based on the federal character principle has passed first reading at the senate. The bill entitled, "Armed Forces Service Commission bill", is sponsored by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader. The proposed legislation was read for the first time after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the short title of the [...]

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    Abaribe: The wicked people in Nigeria don’t want to die but we are losing the good ones

Abaribe: The wicked people in Nigeria don’t want to die but we are losing the good ones

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, says the wicked people in the country do not want to die but Nigeria keeps losing the good ones. Abaribe said this on Wednesday at a valedictory session held in honour of the late Ignatius Longjan, senator who represented Plateau south. Longjan died on February 10 in Abuja. He was 75. The minority leader described Longjan as a [...]

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    Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

Senate asks Buhari to constitute board of Federal Character Commission

The senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, on Tuesday. There have been reports that the agency has only one commissioner out of the 37 as required by law. Abdullahi Halidu Shinkafi, the lone [...]

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    Peter Obi, Abaribe attend funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents

Peter Obi, Abaribe attend funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, and Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, are among the dignitaries attending the funeral ceremony of Eze Kanu and his wife, king and queen of Afaraukwu in Abia state. Abaribe stood as a surety for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), when he was granted bail by a federal high [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2013, Buhari asked Jonathan to resign over insecurity

FLASHBACK: In 2013, Buhari asked Jonathan to resign over insecurity

On Wednesday, the presidency took a jab at Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader of the senate, for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the growing insecurity in the country. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said such a call was foolish, and that there was no basis for Buhari to vacate office. “Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then [...]

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    ‘He lacks solution to insecurity’ — PDP backs call for Buhari’s resignation

‘He lacks solution to insecurity’ — PDP backs call for Buhari’s resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is in support of the call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader and member of the opposition party, had called on the president to resign over the rising insecurity in the country. Making reference to the president's recent comment that he is stunned over the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks, [...]

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    Nigeria will be isolated if FG continues to disobey court orders, says Abaribe

Nigeria will be isolated if FG continues to disobey court orders, says Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, has warned that Nigeria will be isolated by the international community if the federal government continues to disregard court orders. The senate minority leader spoke on Tuesday following the release of Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). In a statement issued by Uchenna Awom, his media adviser, Abaribe described the [...]

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    PDP senators to Buhari: If you’ve not seen benefits of constituency projects, ask your ministers

PDP senators to Buhari: If you’ve not seen benefits of constituency projects, ask your ministers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the senate has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comment on constituency projects. On Tuesday, the president said N1 trillion had been spent on constituency projects in the last 10 years without anything to show for it. Buhari spoke at a summit organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) [...]

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    Abaribe says 2020 budget is not sustainable

Abaribe says 2020 budget is not sustainable

Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader of the senate, says the 2020 budget proposal is not sustainable. Abaribe said this on Wednesday at the commencement of a debate on the general principles of the 2020 budget. On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N10.33 trillion budget proposal to a joint session of the national assembly. But speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber, [...]

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    Abaribe: Soldiers once stopped kidnappers — now they help them

Abaribe: Soldiers once stopped kidnappers — now they help them

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, have accused soldiers of “helping kidnappers” in the country. Abaribe made the accusation while contributing on a motion on insecurity along Abuja-Lokoja road during senate plenary session on Wednesday. He also decried the cases of insecurity in parts of the country, saying Nigeria is in a “very big and difficult situation.” The senator recalled an instance when [...]

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    EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

When he appeared at a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia north, displayed a book that has a meaning beyond the surface. Clutched in his hands was the book titled 'Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy', written by Kathleen Jamieson, an American author. In what looked like he was showcasing the book to the cameras, the [...]

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    N30bn smuggled into power budget, says Abaribe

N30bn smuggled into power budget, says Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe, chairman, senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, says N30 billion was smuggled into the power budget. He said the N30 billion was listed for expansion and re-enforcement of infrastructure in the distribution companies to reduce stranded firms. The senator said his committee was not aware of the insertion. He said: "The amount never passed through the senate power committee. [...]

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    EXTRA: PDP senator says Dec 31 should be declared ‘democracy destruction day’ because of Buhari’s coup

EXTRA: PDP senator says Dec 31 should be declared ‘democracy destruction day’ because of Buhari’s coup

Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, says December 31 should be declared as "democracy destruction day" because that was the day the Muhammadu Buhari military government ousted ex-President Shehu Shagari in a coup. He said this on Thursday while contributing to a debate on a motion on the post humous award of Grand Commander of the [...]

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    What use is a self-seeking senator?

What use is a self-seeking senator?

It is election campaign season and there’s a proliferation of sponsored articles by contesting politicians seeking to sway the public on their electability. The pattern is such that as we approach 2019, you will come across more often, articles extolling politicians for having such attributes as a “solid credential”, “experience”, “contacts”, and my favorite, “political sagacity”, etc. There’s no doubt that these [...]

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    PDP senator taunts Buhari: Please, take responsibility for ‘one thing’

PDP senator taunts Buhari: Please, take responsibility for ‘one thing’

Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari by asking him to take responsibility for just "one thing". He said this on Thursday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Attai Aidoko, senator representing Kogi east. While moving the motion, Aidoko said suspected herdsmen invaded some villages in his constituency and killed 30 [...]

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    Abaribe: 2018 budget totally fictitious… already dead on arrival

Abaribe: 2018 budget totally fictitious… already dead on arrival

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, says the 2018 budget is "totally fictitious". Abaribe said this at the commencement of the debate on budget at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. The senator said the proposed N8.6 trillion appropriation bill could not be described as a budget of consolidation because "nothing was done" in 2017. He said the assumptions of the budget are [...]

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