Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Our senators are ‘tired’

Our senators are ‘tired’

It appears that we have two types of tired senators. We have those who are tired because of the turn out of political events and others who believed that the country would be better with the coming of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government but ended up being "sorely" disappointed.Some of the senators who belong to the latter category [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Saraki strikes deal with senators to stop impeachment move

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki strikes deal with senators to stop impeachment move

Senate President Bukola Saraki has struck a deal with senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop moves to remove him from office, TheCable understands.Saraki defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in July and since then he has been under pressure to resign.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, said Saraki would be removed "according to the law and [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ajimobi, Okorocha… APC releases names of cleared senatorial aspirants

FULL LIST: Ajimobi, Okorocha… APC releases names of cleared senatorial aspirants

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released names of cleared aspirants for senatorial seats.Yekini Nabena, the party spokesman, said all the aspirants from the six geopolitical zones have been cleared to participate in the primary election.Below is the full list:SOUTH SOUTHAKWA - IBOM STATES/N NAME SENATORIAL DISTRICT DECISION1.       H.E. SEN. GODSWILL O. AKPABIO AKWA-IBOM NORTH - WEST CLEARED2.       SEN. EFFIONG [...]

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    Ojudu: PDP lawmakers drank whiskey inside n’assembly during DSS siege

Ojudu: PDP lawmakers drank whiskey inside n’assembly during DSS siege

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers are attempting to "elicit public sympathy" with the security siege at the national assembly complex.He said while operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) barricaded the entrance of the complex, the PDP lawmakers were inside "holding (a) meeting and even drinking whiskey".The siege took [...]

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    Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is illegal.Fifty-three members of the national assembly recently dumped the ruling party and moved to the opposition, with most of them citing division as their reasons for leaving.Among the lawmakers were 37 members of the house [...]

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    Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

Buhari: We did our best to stop defections at n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did its best to avoid the mass defection at the national assembly.On Tuesday, 14 senators and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Reacting via his Twitter handle, Buhari wished those who defected “the very best in their future undertakings”.He said such is expected “on the [...]

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    SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

The 'Not too young to run' bill does not affect age limit of senators and governors in the country.This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari who signed the bill into law on Thursday.The bill seeks to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country.The age bracket for those seeking election into state houses of assemblies will be reduced [...]

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    HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to remove all “illegal ” allowances of members of the national assembly from the 2018 budget.In a letter written to Buhari, HEDA also asked the president to retrieve all the previous monies which the lawmakers collected “illegally”.HEDA recalled in the letter signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, its [...]

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    $1bn security fund: Senators angry they were not consulted, says Saraki

$1bn security fund: Senators angry they were not consulted, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says some senators are angry they were not consulted over the $1 billion approved for the procurement of security equipment in the country.On Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sum of $1 billion for the purchase of equipment for the military.Speaking in Jos, Plateau state, on Saturday, Saraki said it [...]

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    Senators’ N13.8m monthly jumbo pay

Senators’ N13.8m monthly jumbo pay

A recent revelation about the monthly jumbo pay of a Nigerian Senator indicates the country is highly infected with a terminal disease. It may takes angels amongst us to reclaim the nation's soul from the claw of death. Bono had said the greatest disease in the world is corruption and the only cure is transparency. Based on this I am [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Why I decided to subject national assembly to public scrutiny

Shehu Sani: Why I decided to subject national assembly to public scrutiny

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says his conscience made him open up on the "outrageous" allowance collected by members of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly.In a recent interview, Sani said: “The constituency project itself is given on a zonal basis and almost every senator will go with a constituency fund of about N200 million, but it is [...]

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    Ben Bruce asked to ‘emulate Canadian doctors’ by protesting high pay for senators

Ben Bruce asked to ‘emulate Canadian doctors’ by protesting high pay for senators

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says while Nigerian doctors are protesting meagre salaries, their Canadian counterparts are protesting for being paid “too much”.Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, Bruce said Nigeria cannot pay its doctors well “but we can budget ₦1.1 billion to clean a government office”.“At a time Canadian doctors are protesting that they are being paid [...]

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    EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

Some senators have reportedly donated over 1,000 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servants who have not been paid salaries in the last 10 months.Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, who disclosed this after plenary on Wednesday, said the gesture is meant to alleviate the pains of the workers.He had earlier drawn the attention of his colleagues to the plight of [...]

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    Twitter user mocks Ben Bruce’s ’39m salary’

Twitter user mocks Ben Bruce’s ’39m salary’

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, is well known for his activeness on social media.In fact, at various times he has been taunted as being more active online than on the floor of the senate.Among the various social media platforms, his activeness peeks on Twitter where he comments on social and politic issues, usually from a “common sense” perspective.The [...]

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    Sagay: No honour, no vision, no integrity — stop addressing senators as distinguished

Sagay: No honour, no vision, no integrity — stop addressing senators as distinguished

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says Nigerian senators should not be addressed as “distinguished” because they have “no honour, no vision, no integrity”.Last week, Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the senate, came down hard on the senior lawyer, saying the federal government was losing many corruption cases because Sagay had failed in his advisory role.But [...]

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    Saraki leads senators on three-day trip to Germany

Saraki leads senators on three-day trip to Germany

Senate President Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a five-man delegation on a three-day visit to Bundestag, the German parliament.Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser on media and publicity to the senate president, disclosed this in a statement.Olaniyonu said the visit is aimed at promoting economic relations between Nigeria and Germany, as well as for the purpose of peer review.He added that [...]

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