Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tag "Senator"

    Shehu Sani describes indirect primary as a breeding ground for corruption

Shehu Sani describes indirect primary as a breeding ground for corruption

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says indirect primary is a breeding ground for corruption.Sani said this while responding to division in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over primaries for the 2019 elections.The party had initially adopted indirect primary for all elective positions apart from the presidential but later changed to direct primary for all.Briefing reporters at the end [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Adeleke, the Osun PDP guber flagbearer who danced his way into politics

CLOSE-UP: Adeleke, the Osun PDP guber flagbearer who danced his way into politics

Summarise the story of Ademola Adeleke in the words “from grace to glory” and you won't be far from the truth.Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, on Saturday won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his state.The 58-year-old senator defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP for the September [...]

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    REVEALED: Each senator gets N13.5m every month — aside salaries

REVEALED: Each senator gets N13.5m every month — aside salaries

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has revealed he and his colleagues receive N13.5 million monthly as running cost.Sani said this in an interview he granted THENEWS magazine but was made available online by Sahara Reporters.Sani said the running cost was in addition to over N700,000 monthly consolidated salary and allowances of each senator.“I think what we can [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigeria is spiritually challenged, says Gombe senator

EXTRA: Nigeria is spiritually challenged, says Gombe senator

Joshua Lidani, senator representing Gombe south, says Nigeria is spiritually challenged.Lidani said this on the floor of the senate on Thursday while contributing to a motion sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the country's 57th independence anniversary.The senator said the country had recorded a lot of progress in spite of the challenges that it has faced."A lot of progress [...]

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    Fashola soft pedals, says federal lawmakers are my friends

Fashola soft pedals, says federal lawmakers are my friends

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says he cannot fight members of the national assembly because they are his personal friends.Speaking with statehouse correspondents on Tuesday, Fashola the executive and legislature mean well for the country.He said his disagreement with the parliament was about how best to implement the government's economic recovery and growth plan (EGRP)."It is perhaps [...]

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    Lawmaker as porn star?

Lawmaker as porn star?

So, a decade after bequeathing Sharia to Yobe and a quarter century political career during which he served thrice as governor, Bukar Abba Ibrahim would end up the new face of pornography in Nigeria.What makes this feat quite extra-ordinary is not just that it was performed by a presumably vigorous sexagenarian in a threesome; more startling, if not ominous, is [...]

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    Cross River senator, Enoh, dumps PDP for APC

Cross River senator, Enoh, dumps PDP for APC

John Enoh, senator representing Cross River central, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Enoh is chairman of the senate committee on finance.Speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Enoh said he had registered as a member of the APC in his ward.At this point, the chamber became rowdy as APC senators got up [...]

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    We are not fighting men with equality bill, says female senator

We are not fighting men with equality bill, says female senator

Binta Garba, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Adamawa state, has appealed to men in the country not to see the gender equality bill before the senate as an affront to them.Speaking with NAN in New York, Garba said men and women were partners in progress in all sectors.“A woman must be given an equal opportunity to serve her [...]

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    VIDEO: Protesters chase rep, senator in Katsina

VIDEO: Protesters chase rep, senator in Katsina

Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, and Amiru Tukur, member representing Bakori/Danja in the house of representatives were attacked at a political event organised by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday.Below is a video of some protesters running after the vehicles conveying them:Video credit: Adda'u Jibril [...]

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    9 things they didn’t tell you about Osun poll

9 things they didn’t tell you about Osun poll

The gubernatorial election in Osun state has come and gone, but what about the memories? The poll will go down as one of the most dramatic events in the 23 years existence of Osun as a state.  Here are some jottings in the reporter's diary. 1. Voters were out at 6.50am As early as 6.50 am, the people of Osun started trooping out to [...]

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