Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Senate President"

    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

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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    Falana asks: Why is senate leadership always associated with forgery, fraud?

Falana asks: Why is senate leadership always associated with forgery, fraud?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, has wondered why the leadership of the Nigerian senate is always associated with claims of fraud and forgery.Falana on Wednesday said there were many open-ended questions regarding the sport utility vehicle (SUV) of senate president, Bukola Saraki, which was seized by the customs over forged documents.Although Saraki's spokesperson had said the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: 8th senate is not afraid of anybody, says Saraki

INTERVIEW: 8th senate is not afraid of anybody, says Saraki

How would you describe your experience in the past 365 days? Well, I think, of course at different times and at different moments all the words you used can fit in, in one way or the other.  Most importantly, I give a lot of thanks to our creator for giving one the opportunity because whatever you say, it is an honour, [...]

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    FG sets budget 2015 on $65-per-barrel oil price

FG sets budget 2015 on $65-per-barrel oil price

Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala, the coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, on Wednesday laid the 2015 budget before both chambers of the national assembly.The budget rests on a benchmark oil price of $65 a barrel and the production forecast for oil was set at 2.27 million barrels per day.“I have laid the budget on behalf of his Excellency, Mr. President," [...]

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    Wayas wants ‘no sympathy’ for Boko Haram

Wayas wants ‘no sympathy’ for Boko Haram

Former Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, has implored the Federal Government to resist the temptation of negotiating with Boko Haram, as the sect has proven to have scant regard for peace.Speaking in Abuja on Sunday after activities to commemorate his 73rd birthday, Wayas urged the government o deal ruthless with the sect and anyone found to be connected with it.“We should [...]

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