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Saraki Leaves APC Before Planned Expulsion

Senate President Bukola Saraki outmanoeuvre the All Progressives Congress (APC) by leaving the party to thwart the plan to expel him. A legislative source said that the senate president announced his defection after getting wind of the plot to allegedly humiliate him. The source said the national working committee of the party led by Adams Oshiomhole had finalised plan to kick-out Saraki out of its fold. The source said: “Saraki announced his defection to avoid the sledge hammer dangling on his head. He got the wind of the meeting andRead More


WHY I AM LEAVING THE APC – Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, (Mutawallen Sokoto) Executive Governor Sokoto State

Politicians and political leaders, groups and group leaders, stakeholders in the development of our state and our nation, fellow indigenes of Sokoto State and citizens of our great country, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen. It is with gratitude to Almighty Allah, our Sustainer that I address you on a matter of great importance to our nation at this auspicious moment in our political history. I stand before you with a heavy heart, wishing I had cheery words of progress, instead of the sad report that I am constrainedRead More


Senate Chamber under lock, as APC, PDP lawmakers regroup

The entrance leading to the Senate Chamber has been put under lock and key, following the sudden appearance of members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who converged at the lobby of the two Chambers. According to some of the security personnel who witnessed the unusual convergence of the lawmakers, the Clerk of the National Assembly mandated the Sergeant at Arms were to lock the entrance of the Senate chamber to forestall entry into the chamber. Our Correspondent also observed the presence of over 15Read More


Saraki Leaves APC Before Planned Expulsion

Senate President Bukola Saraki outmanoeuvre the All Progressives Congress (APC) by leaving the party to thwart the plan to expel him. A legislative source said that the senate president announced his defection after getting wind of the plot to allegedly humiliate him. The source said the national working committee of the party led by Adams Oshiomhole had finalised plan to kick-out Saraki out of its fold. The source said: “Saraki announced his defection to avoid the sledge hammer dangling on his head. He got the wind of the meeting andRead More


Dogara goes angry over power failure

– Yakubu Dogara says it is injustice for Nigerians to pay more as tariff for darkness – Dogara laments that Nigerians are now burdened by the constant increment in the tariff – He emphasises the need to look again at the tariff Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, on Monday, July 31, declared that it is injustice for residents to experience frequent hike in electricity tariff when they do not enjoy constant power supply. Dogara said it was lamentable that Nigerians are now accustomed to living withoutRead More


Dogara goes angry over power failure

– Yakubu Dogara says it is injustice for Nigerians to pay more as tariff for darkness – Dogara laments that Nigerians are now burdened by the constant increment in the tariff – He emphasises the need to look again at the tariff Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, on Monday, July 31, declared that it is injustice for residents to experience frequent hike in electricity tariff when they do not enjoy constant power supply. Dogara said it was lamentable that Nigerians are now accustomed to living withoutRead More


FG should refund our N427bn in 24hours, We’ll exit– DisCos’ Investors

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) investors yesterday said that considering the unending issues in the power sector in Nigeria, they are willing to exit or handover the distribution assets back to the Federal Government, if it refunds the sum of $1.4billion (427 billion) paid to buy the assets in 24 hours. Recall, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola said the DisCos bought the assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) with their eyes wide open therefore, should exit if could not continue. However, inRead More


What EFCC want from Ekweremadu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday demanded answers to sundry allegations of corruption leveled against Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu. Mr Ekeweremadu arrived at the EFCC headquarters on Tuesday morning and was subsequently taken into custody for “severe interrogation,”. A spokesperson for the anti-graft office told the detectives emphasised on alleged illicit acquisition of properties by Mr Ekweremadu. “They are asking him about illicit asset acquisitions,” Wilson Uwujaren said. “We have to make sure he clarified everything.” Consequently, the official said he could not immediately tell whenRead More


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