Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Ekweremadu: Nigerians looking up to PDP to rescue them

Ekweremadu: Nigerians looking up to PDP to rescue them

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says Nigerians are looking up to a "rebranded" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rescue them after a "harrowing experience" in the last three years.Uche Anichukwu, media aide to deputy senate president, quoted Ekweremadu as saying this to the opposition party members ahead of the ward congress.The senator charged PDP to use the exercise to showcase to [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I donated N5m to APC after Ngige asked for help in 2014

Ekweremadu: I donated N5m to APC after Ngige asked for help in 2014

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he gave the All Progressives Congress (APC) N5 million to help it gain grounds in 2014.Addressing his constituents in Enugu on Sunday, Ekweremadu said he extended the gesture because Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, asked him for the “help”.Various political parties came together to form the APC merger in the bid to [...]

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    My comment was taken out of context, says Ekweremadu on being senator for life

My comment was taken out of context, says Ekweremadu on being senator for life

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says his comment on staying at the senate for a long period if he wanted to, was taken out of context.On Thursday, Ekweremadu while speaking at an event organised by the Not Too Young To Run movement, said he is "in total" touch with his people and could remain in the senate forever, if he [...]

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    Ekweremadu: If I want to remain in the senate forever, I will

Ekweremadu: If I want to remain in the senate forever, I will

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he will remain in the upper legislative chamber forever, if he wants.Ekeweramdu said this on Thursday while speaking at the event organised by the Not Too Young To Run movement.The theme of the event was 'Youth Candidacy and the Future of Nigeria Beyond 2019.'He advised the young political aspirants to go back to their [...]

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    Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to revisit single term for president, governors

Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to revisit single term for president, governors

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has asked Nigerians to revisit the issue of single term for the president and governors.In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said when the issue was first proposed in the seventh assembly, it did not succeed because the legislation was misunderstood.The deputy senate president said some countries in South America adopted a single term and [...]

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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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    Ekweremadu didn’t fall ill at EFCC interrogation, says aide

Ekweremadu didn’t fall ill at EFCC interrogation, says aide

Uche Anichukwu, media aide to Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says his principal did not take ill because of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) interrogation.The lawmaker reported to the office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday and Wednesday. He is under probe for allegedly owning undeclared assets.Ekweremadu was said to have complained of discomfort when he was being interrogated [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I challenge anyone who has proof that I stole to speak up

Ekweremadu: I challenge anyone who has proof that I stole to speak up

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he is prepared to answer the call of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on any allegation.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweremadu, quoted the deputy senate president as saying this when he received a delegation led by Emmanuel Chukwuma, archbishop of Enugu province, Anglican Communion, on Sunday evening.Last week, a combined team of police [...]

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    Ekweremadu describes defection of Ortom, lawmakers as tip of the iceberg

Ekweremadu describes defection of Ortom, lawmakers as tip of the iceberg

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the defection of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, and some members of national assembly to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a tip of the iceberg.Ekweremadu said this on Saturday at the inauguration of the Agwu local government chapter of the Gburugburu Movement in Enugu state.The movement is championing the reelection of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, [...]

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    Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says whoever is behind the siege laid to his residence and that of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a friend of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweramdu, quoted the deputy senate president as calling on Nigerians to condemn the incident.He said for over six hours, a combined team [...]

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    Over 30 senators storm Ekweremadu’s residence in solidarity

Over 30 senators storm Ekweremadu’s residence in solidarity

Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on Tuesday.The visit was in solidarity with the lawmaker over a siege laid to his residence by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).They had prevented Ekweremadu from going to the national assembly to attend plenary.At the close of plenary on Tuesday, the senate president announced [...]

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    EFCC invites Ekweremadu over ‘money laundering’ as police lay siege to his residence

EFCC invites Ekweremadu over ‘money laundering’ as police lay siege to his residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, for questioning over alleged money laundering.The commission invited him in a letter dated July 24 and signed by Mohammed Abba, the director of operations.The EFCC said Ekweremadu's name “featured prominently” in a case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering being investigated.Ekweremadu was asked to [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Some sections of Nigeria totally shut out of security council meetings

Ekweremadu: Some sections of Nigeria totally shut out of security council meetings

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says some sections of the country are "totally shut out" of meetings of the national security council.He said this in Enugu on Saturday at the inauguration of Dan Ajawara, district governor of rotary international, district 91422 Nigeria.The deputy senate president who was represented by Toby Okechukwu, a member of the representatives, said President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Remi Tinubu accuses Ekweremadu of bypassing APC senators

Remi Tinubu accuses Ekweremadu of bypassing APC senators

Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, has accused Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, of favouritism.Tinubu made the allegation on the floor of the senate on Wednesday after Ekweremadu called her to second a motion to approve votes and proceedings of Tuesday.Gilbert Nnaji, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, had moved the motion for the approval of votes and proceedings.But Tinubu, [...]

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    Senate confirms Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

Senate confirms Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

The senate has confirmed Adamu Kafarati as the chief judge of the federal high court.The upper legislative chamber confirmed Kafarati on Thursday after David Umaru, chairman of the senate committee on judiciary, presented a report for the consideration of the lawmakers.Umaru said the committee was satisfied with the judge when he was screened by the committee."We screened him and the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki visits sergeant-at-arms injured by ‘thugs’ who invaded senate

PHOTOS: Saraki visits sergeant-at-arms injured by ‘thugs’ who invaded senate

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday visited Sandra Davou, one of the sergeant-at-arms who was at senate plenary on Wednesday when thugs invaded the red chamber. The thugs had made away with the mace, after attacking some persons in the upper chamber.Davou was assaulted and injured during the incident.Saraki was accompanied by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.Below are pictures from the visit:[...]

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