Reason we can’t act on mace-snatching report –Senate

The Senate has declared that it cannot act on the report which allegedly linked the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, to the snatching of the mace from the red chamber in 2018. A group of people had invaded the Senate Chamber on April 18, 2018 and stole the symbol of legislature in the full glare of the lawmakers. The leadership of the 8th National Assembly set up a joint panel of the two chambers led by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah (Senate) and Betty Apiafi (House of Representatives) to investigate the incident. Get the latest news at your fingertips

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: How Ali Ndume Was Betrayed By Lawmakers – Report

Ekweremadu, Saraki fingered in the plans that scuttled Ali Ndume’s ambition of becoming Senate President  Yesterday, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was inaugurated with the election of the Senate president and Deputy Senate President.  Following the election conducted by the clerk of the National Assembly at the red chamber, Senator Ahmed Lawan, representing Yobe North Senatorial district, was elected the Senate President, scoring 79 votes to defeat his opponent, Senator Ali Ndume who scored 28 votes in a total votes cast by 107 Senators. Similarly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central Senatorial District was elected the Deputy Senate

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ndume To Lawan: You Can Secure Senators’ Endorsement But It Does Not Translate To Their Actual Votes

Former Senate Majority Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has dismissed as unrealistic, claims by his opponent in the race for Senate Presidency, Ahmed Lawan, of having secured the endorsement of over 60 Senators-elect. Starnews reports on Saturday that Ahmad Lawan had secured the endorsement of over 60 Senators-elect for his election as senate president based on the statement made available to newsmen by his campaign committee. Reacting to report of Lawan’s endorsement, yesterday, Ndume noted that it was one thing to get endorsement and another to secure actual votes. Ndume, who spoke to journalists immediately after Lawan announced his endorsement, said:

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

64 Senators Endorse Lawan For Senate Presidency

64 Senators-elect have endorsed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Lawan as the Senate President of the ninth Assembly ahead of Tuesdays inauguration. The documents have 62 APC, one YPP, and one PDP Senators-Elect endorse Lawan as unopposed. Lawan who spoke after the list was read by the Secretary of his campaign organisation, Senator Jibrin Barau, senators who signed the list have agreed to vote for him and only two APC senators are yet to endorse him. He added that the only senator from the platform of the YPP, Ifeanyi Uba, has also signed the list.

By |June 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: After Stepping Down For Lawal, EFCC Withdraws From Alleged 25bn Fraud Suit Against Goje

— Hands over case to Attorney General of the federation  24 hours Senator Danjuma Goje stepped down from contesting the Senate president election and endorsed Senator Ahmad Lawal, preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation on Friday took over the case of alleged N25 billion fraud filed against him from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Starnews reports. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Jos that for almost eight years, the EFCC had been prosecuting the former governor until Friday. The case, which is before Justice Babatunde Quadiri of

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Senators-elect divided as signatures drive begins for Lawan, Goje, Ndume

The battle for the Ninth President of the Senate has heightened with senators-elect involved in signatures drive for the three contenders – Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Danjuma Goje and the former Senate Leader Ali Ndume. All the three camps have been overwhelmed by tally counting ahead of the election of principal officers in the next dispensation. But the three contenders have kept their tallies under wraps while intensifying strategic sessions and lobbying of their colleagues across party divides. Although Lawan group has adopted one-on-one strategy in its final phase of campaign, the PDP

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Senate Presidency: PDP To Field Candidate If Goje Steps Down

There are indications that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will field a candidate for the 9th Senate Presidency contest, if Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe Central) eventually fails to participate in the race. Sources close to the Senate told New Telegraph at the weekend that the PDP has been monitoring direction of events, to see what would happen in the APC, with respect to who would contest as candidates of the ruling party before deciding on whether or not to participate in the race. According to one of the sources, since Goje appears to be reluctant to publicly declare

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

NASS Leadership: Tinubu Relocates To Abuja

Puts Aregbesola in charge of Lagos PERHAPS in a bid to avoid a repeat of the 2015 last-minute disappointment, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has reportedly relocated to Abuja to personally monitor shifting political developments regarding the election of the next leadership of the National Assembly, Saturday Tribune has learnt. Calls to the mobile phone of his media aide, Tunde Rahman, rang out and as of press time, he was yet to either return the calls or reply the SMS sent him. Tinubu is backing Senator Ahmed Lawan for Senate presidency and Femi

By |May 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Boroffice, 4 Other Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate Presidency

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June. This is coming just as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, directed all his legislative aides to prepare their handover notes before the 8th Senate winds down in June. Those angling to take over as DSP from Senator Ike Ekweremadu include ranking Senators Kabiru Gaya (North-west), Francis Alimikhena (South-south), Ovie Omo-Agege (South-south), Ajayi Boroffice (South-west) and first term Senator-elect Orji Uzor-Kalu (South-east). The

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

9th National Assembly: 469 Members To Receive N4.68bn Welcome Package

Four hundred and sixty-nine lawmakers who were elected on the platform of various political parties in the February 23 National Assembly elections and the subsequent supplementary election will get N4.68bn as welcome package immediately after their inauguration in June, The PUNCH investigation has shown. The package is to help the lawmakers sort out accommodation and furniture issues. According to the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, accommodation and furniture allowances are two of the irregular entitlements of lawmakers and other political office holders. While accommodation is paid once every year, furniture allowance is paid once in four years. Each member

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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