Group cautions against attacks on Ekweremadu over ‘coup’ saga
The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) yesterday cautioned against attacks on Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.This followed the criticisms that have trailed his alleged warning at a plenary that the leaders should take democracy seriously.He had urged Nigerians to be mindful of the fact that the military could capitalise on its misuse.
Ike Ekweremadu denies calling for military coup
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has denied making any statement which suggests that he was calling for a military coup in the country.
African parliamentarians hail Dickson’s strides on education
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Africa Region, has commended Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson for his investment in education. The association also mentioned roads, public infrastructure and health projects as some of the governor’s strides deserving commendation.
Keep off politics, PDP warns military
The PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Nigerian military not to allow itself to be dragged into partisan politics, saying there was no reason for its response to a recent statement by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
Ekweremadu, Dogara want new deal for Africa in Commonwealth
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, say Africa is not getting its fair share from the Commonwealth.
Military no longer has officers with political ambition, DHQ replies Ekweremadu
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said the military no longer has officers with political ambition that would want to disrupt Nigeria’s democracy. The DHQ was reacting to a statement credited to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, during Wednesday’s Senate plenary that the military could still stage coup in the face of receding democratic practice…
Ekweremadu wants proportional representation of parties in parliament
The Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu has called for the introduction of a proportional representation system in the country.
Senate urges ministry to fund its yearly cyber security confab
The Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) has pleaded with the Ministry of Communication to provide fund for its yearly conference on cyberspace security.
Lawmakers kick as Senate shifts debate on $1b fund
Senators yesterday expressed disappointment over the failure by the leadership of the Senate to open a debate on the contentious plan by government to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fund its war against insurgency in the North East.
PDP decries arrest, detention of members, says intimidation won’t save APC in 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared that it would no longer condone what it called the arbitrary arrest and detention of its leaders in the guise of anti-corruption war.