Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Enyinnaya Abaribe"

    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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    Produce Kanu or forfeit N100m bond, court tells Abaribe

Produce Kanu or forfeit N100m bond, court tells Abaribe

Enyinaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, has asked the federal high court to discharge him as a surety of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).But the court has given him three options: one, produce Kanu in court and then apply to be discharged as a surety; two, forfeit his N100m bail bond; and three, request for [...]

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    South-east senators, Ohanaeze Ndigbo protest ‘intimidation of our people’

South-east senators, Ohanaeze Ndigbo protest ‘intimidation of our people’

Senators from the south-east say the people in the region are only exercising their constitutional rights, and that it does not "warrant a wholesale military expedition".In a statement on Tuesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate chairman of the south-east caucus, said the military action in the region has a "high propensity for casualty".Following Tuesday's "show of force" by the army in the [...]

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    Drama as PDP senator hints at Saraki taking charge in Osinbajo’s absence

Drama as PDP senator hints at Saraki taking charge in Osinbajo’s absence

The senate went into a rowdy session on Tuesday after Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, said that there was a vacuum in government because Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was not in the country.Osinbajo is currently attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.In his contribution to a motion sponsored by Ahmed Yerima, senator representing Zamfara [...]

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    ALI MUST GO — senate asks customs CG to resign

ALI MUST GO — senate asks customs CG to resign

The senate has called for the resignation of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).The resolutions of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to prayers moved by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south.The senate also declared Ali unfit to hold public office and condemned a letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF).Malami in the letter [...]

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