Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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    Lawmaker who wants to make Buhari life president is on his way to senate

Lawmaker who wants to make Buhari life president is on his way to senate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Lawal Gumau, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election in Bauchi south senatorial district.Gumau, a member of the house of representatives, made the headlines after he said his sole mission at the senate is to make President Muhammadu Buhari head of the country for life.While speaking at the close [...]

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    Senate leader visits Osinbajo at Aso Rock

Senate leader visits Osinbajo at Aso Rock

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, are currently in a meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.Lawan, accompanied by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), arrived a few minutes to 2pm.The meeting started immediately Osinbajo stepped into his office.Enang, at the weekend, had appealed for the reconvening of the senate.He said it was not proper for [...]

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    ‘Inroad into south-south’, ‘consolatory victory’  – four things Akpabio’s defection means for APC

‘Inroad into south-south’, ‘consolatory victory’  – four things Akpabio’s defection means for APC

One of the main gist in town has been the anticipated defection of Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Many didn't see it coming.He has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of a reported rally to formally welcome him into the party’s fold.The interesting thing, [...]

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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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    APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease the alleged plan to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Following Saraki's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party had asked him to step down as senate president.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, on Wednesday said Saraki must return the crown to the house [...]

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    Pro-Saraki senators insist PDP now majority in senate, to call for head count

Pro-Saraki senators insist PDP now majority in senate, to call for head count

Isa Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim, senators representing Bauchi central and Kwara south respectively, have warned against any move to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.They said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the senate outnumber those of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Saraki left the APC for PDP after the ruling party lost 15 of its members in the upper legislative chamber.The leadership [...]

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    Lai calls PDP ‘reckless’ for saying APC, FG plotting to overthrow Saraki

Lai calls PDP ‘reckless’ for saying APC, FG plotting to overthrow Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) intend to obtain an interim court order to declare the Senate President seat vacant.Following the defection of Bukola Saraki from APC to PDP, the ruling party had called on him to step down as leader of the upper legislative chamber.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP [...]

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    FLASHBACK: When Speaker Tambuwal defected from PDP in 2014, APC kicked against his removal

FLASHBACK: When Speaker Tambuwal defected from PDP in 2014, APC kicked against his removal

Since Senate President Bukola Saraki left the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party has been calling for his resignation, arguing that he cannot lead the senate while in the minority.The ruling party has more senators than Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where Saraki has pitched his tent.On Wednesday, Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, asked the senate president to, as “a [...]

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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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    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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    ‘We still have the majority’ — senate leader releases list of 52 APC senators

‘We still have the majority’ — senate leader releases list of 52 APC senators

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still the majority in the upper legislative chamber.He said this in reaction to the defection of 15 senators on Tuesday.Senate President Bukola Saraki had read out a list of lawmakers who defected from the APC to other parties.Among them were senators Rabiu Kwankwaso and Dino Melaye.Speaking with [...]

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    Oshiomhole describes defectors as big masquerades with little electoral value

Oshiomhole describes defectors as big masquerades with little electoral value

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party is not bothered about the members who decamped.At plenary on Tuesday, 15 senators and 37 house of representatives members left the party for other political parties.Fourteen of the senators and 32 of the representatives joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with [...]

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    PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

PDP reps celebrate defection of 14 APC senators

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    Sources: Saraki escaped police siege, now at national assembly

Sources: Saraki escaped police siege, now at national assembly

Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently at the national assembly, hours after his convoy was intercepted by the police, sources have told TheCable.The police had blocked the convoy of the senate president from leaving the street where his residence is located at Maitama District, Abuja.After the incident, the whereabouts of Saraki appeared to be unknown."All lines of the senate [...]

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    Senate probes ‘illegal’ renewal of oil, gas lease

Senate probes ‘illegal’ renewal of oil, gas lease

The senate has mandated its committee on petroleum resources (upstream) to investigate the alleged irregularities by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, in the renewal of oil and gas leases to companies who do not pay royalties. [...]

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    Bill seeking to establish state police passes first reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish state police passes first reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish community and state police has passed first reading at the senate.The bill which is entitled constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (alteration) bill, 2018 (SB. 694) is sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.After Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the bill, Ekeweramdu said the second reading would hold as soon as [...]

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