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July, 2018

 

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON,  ON 31ST JULY, 2018.

I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence. Perhaps, more significantly, I am mindful of the fact that I carry on my shoulder a great responsibility for thousands ofRead More


Disgraced Ex-Speaker Returns As Kano Assembly Impeaches Current Speaker

-Elected in Ata’s place was Al Hassan Rurum, who resigned his position as Speaker in July 2017 over allegations of bribery. Fresh from a two-month recess, the Kano State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Abdullahi Ata. The impeachment motion was raised on Monday by Labaran Madari, the member representing Warawa Constituency, and was seconded by Abdullahi Muhammed, the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker in the assembly. Twenty-four members of the assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against Ata in May and would have succeeded but for the intervention ofRead More


Police chase out Clerk, staff from Benue Assembly

Staff of the Benue State House of Assembly, including the Clerk of the House, Torese Agena were, on Tuesday, chased out of the Assembly complex by armed policemen. The development followed the event of the previous day where eight members of the Assembly, led by the impeached Speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, with the help of security personnel, gained access into the Assembly chambers and commenced an impeachment process against Governor Samuel Ortom. The heavily-armed security operatives, drawn from the Police and DSS, were said to have prevented from entering the Assembly,Read More


Senate by-election: In Daura, it’s a fight between 2 brothers

Nobody can tell whether it is by accident or otherwise, but the by-election for the Daura Senatorial District election scheduled for August 11, would be interesting as the two dominant political parties in Katsina State – the APC and the PDP, picked their candidates from the Kaita family. Indeed it is going to be a fight between two brothers from the same father. The by-election for the Daura Senatorial District was necessitated by the death of Senator Mustapha Bukar on April 4, 2018. However, it took the senate three monthsRead More


Saraki helped Lai Mohammed become Buhari’s minister – R-APC

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has declared that Senate President, Bukola Saraki played a major role in ensuring that Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers. R-APC said this while reacting toMohammed’s demand that the Balogun Fulani-led Kwara APC executive committee be dissolved. This dissolution call was contained in a communique Mohammed issued in Oro, Kwara stated on Sunday. It read in part: “That the Balogun Fulani-led Kwara APC executive committee be immediately dissolved and a fresh congress that will include all KwaraRead More


Saraki helped Lai Mohammed become Buhari’s minister – R-APC

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has declared that Senate President, Bukola Saraki played a major role in ensuring that Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers. R-APC said this while reacting toMohammed’s demand that the Balogun Fulani-led Kwara APC executive committee be dissolved. This dissolution call was contained in a communique Mohammed issued in Oro, Kwara stated on Sunday. It read in part: “That the Balogun Fulani-led Kwara APC executive committee be immediately dissolved and a fresh congress that will include all KwaraRead More


Saraki helped Lai Mohammed become Buhari’s minister – R-APC

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has declared that Senate President, Bukola Saraki played a major role in ensuring that Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers. R-APC said this while reacting toMohammed’s demand that the Balogun Fulani-led Kwara APC executive committee be dissolved. This dissolution call was contained in a communique Mohammed issued in Oro, Kwara stated on Sunday. It read in part: “That the Balogun Fulani-led Kwara APC executive committee be immediately dissolved and a fresh congress that will include all KwaraRead More


Senate by-election: In Daura, it’s a fight between 2 brothers

Nobody can tell whether it is by accident or otherwise, but the by-election for the Daura Senatorial District election scheduled for August 11, would be interesting as the two dominant political parties in Katsina State – the APC and the PDP, picked their candidates from the Kaita family. Indeed it is going to be a fight between two brothers from the same father. The by-election for the Daura Senatorial District was necessitated by the death of Senator Mustapha Bukar on April 4, 2018. However, it took the senate three monthsRead More


Lawyers Divided Over President’s Power To Reconvene NASS

Senior lawyers in the country were yesterday divided on whether President Muhammadu Buhari has the power to reconvene the National Assembly, which is on a two-month recess, to attend to his requests pending before the federal legislature for national interest. President Buhari had recently requested the lawmakers to approve the sum of N242billion in the 2018 Appropriation Act to fund the supplementary budgets of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the conduct of the 2019 general election. But the two chambers of the National Assembly, whichRead More


Lawyers Divided Over President’s Power To Reconvene NASS

Senior lawyers in the country were yesterday divided on whether President Muhammadu Buhari has the power to reconvene the National Assembly, which is on a two-month recess, to attend to his requests pending before the federal legislature for national interest. President Buhari had recently requested the lawmakers to approve the sum of N242billion in the 2018 Appropriation Act to fund the supplementary budgets of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the conduct of the 2019 general election. But the two chambers of the National Assembly, whichRead More