Monday, April 22, 2019

Tag "Senate President"

    CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), led by the Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development (CPALD), say they are in support of Ahmad Lawan’s candidacy for the president of the 9th assembly.The All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind Lawan, who is the current senate majority leader.The groups, in a statement issued by Joe Mesele, CPALD director, [...]

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    More intrigues over senate presidency as group endorses Goje

More intrigues over senate presidency as group endorses Goje

The North-East Youths Development Association has endorsed Danjume Goje, senator representing Gombe central, as the next senate president. The protesters besieged the national assembly premises on Thursday and asked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to not only zone the position to the north-east but to back the senator for the job.The group carried various placards with inscriptions calling [...]

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    CAN demands Christian speaker or senate president in 9th n’assembly

CAN demands Christian speaker or senate president in 9th n’assembly

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the leadership of the national assembly to elect a Christian as the senate president or speaker of the house of representatives in the interest of equity.In a statement by Adebayo Oladeji, special assistant, media and communications to Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, the association said doing this will remove "any apprehension and [...]

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    Borno elders: Ndume qualified to succeed Saraki

Borno elders: Ndume qualified to succeed Saraki

Borno state elders under the platform of Concerned Citizens of Borno have recommended Ali Ndume, lawmaker representing the state's south senatorial district, for the position of the next senate president.Speaking on behalf of the elders at a press briefing, Dauda Danladi, leader of the group and Nigeria's former ambassador to Pakistan, said Ndume should be considered for the position being a [...]

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    Kano senator asks colleagues to elect Lawan as next senate president

Kano senator asks colleagues to elect Lawan as next senate president

Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north, has asked his colleagues to elect Ahmed Lawan, majority leader, as next senate president.In a statement on Thursday, the senator said Lawan is qualified to preside over the next senate being the most experienced lawmaker in the red chamber, having spent 20 years in the national assembly.Jibrin urged the senators to follow established international [...]

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    Omo-Agege: Buhari will decide who becomes the next senate president

Omo-Agege: Buhari will decide who becomes the next senate president

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, says President Muhammadu Buhari will determine who becomes senate president in the ninth assembly.NAN quoted Omo-Agege as saying that anyone who will become senate president will have to be loyal to Buhari.He said they will all abide "and fall in line" with any decision the president makes on choice of senate president.The senator said [...]

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    Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked the federal government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end the ongoing strike.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, Saraki said it is unacceptable for the students who registered to vote in their institutions to be disenfranchised due to [...]

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    Andy Uba speaks on his plan to take over from Saraki

Andy Uba speaks on his plan to take over from Saraki

Andy Uba, senator representing Anambra south senatorial district, says he stands a chance of becoming senate president if reelected.The senator, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this on Saturday during his campaign rally in Orumba north local government area of the state.He said President Muhammadu Buhari wanted to "make an Igbo man" senate president in 2015 but [...]

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    Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

BY JUDE NDUKWEEver since his emergence as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has been the undeserved target of mudslinging, character assassination, frivolous court cases, undue media trial, executive harassment and humiliation, propaganda, half-truths and outright falsehood among other shenanigans aimed at cowing and arm-twisting him to force him to bow to the whims and caprices of a powerful cabal operating [...]

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Saraki: I joined presidential race to fight for Nigerians, not personal ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the major thrust of his presidential aspiration is to unite the nation and set it on the path of sustainable economic growth.Saraki made this known while addressing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members in Enugu on Thursday.Speaking at the party’s secretariat, Saraki said Nigeria needs a president that will unite the country.“It takes a [...]

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    Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

BY SUMNER SHAGARI SAMBOSince the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party, all hell has been let loose in Nigeria's polity with the two dominant political parties threatening impeachment against each other.With Saraki's defection and attendance of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP where he was [...]

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    Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

At least two persons were during the election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in the house of representatives.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a bye-election in the constituency on Saturday.The  exercise which started peacefully, with impressive turnout of voters, was  later marred by violence.Suspected political thugs reportedly moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.William Aya, [...]

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    Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

Resign and stop heating up the polity, Kwara APC chairman tells Saraki

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign.The call was made in a statement by Bashir Bolarinwa, chairman, caretaker committee of the party in the state.He asked Saraki to "toe the path of honour and relinquish the office of the senate president exclusively reserved for the party with majority [...]

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    Shehu Sani: I can’t be part of any plot to impeach Saraki

Shehu Sani: I can’t be part of any plot to impeach Saraki

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has denied being among those allegedly plotting to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.Describing the reports as the handiwork of his opponents, Sani said he enjoys a good relationship with the senate president and will continue to support him.“My attention has been drawn to a report by an online newspaper without a defined address that [...]

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    The Nigerian political class is at war with itself — and that’s a very good thing

The Nigerian political class is at war with itself — and that’s a very good thing

The confusion over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is one of the most remarkable pieces of political theatre you would ever see.This is a man nominated by the president of Nigeria for public office. The president is head of the government’s executive arm. Yet another organ of that arm, the [...]

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    Saraki: APC senators allowed Ekweremadu to become my deputy

Saraki: APC senators allowed Ekweremadu to become my deputy

Senate President Bukola Saraki has blamed his colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the emergence of Ike Ekweremadu as deputy senate president despite being a member of the opposition.Saraki on Monday denied going into an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to become senate president.His emergence as senate president was mired in controversy owing to the circumstances surrounding the election.The [...]

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