Presidency, Ndume lock horns over distribution of COVID-19 palliatives
The Presidency yesterday descended heavily on the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Ndume, for allegedly making unsubstantiated allegations against President Muhammadu Buhari
Presidency replies Sen. Ndume, urges him to stop politicizing COVID-19
The Presidency has advised politicians to avoid politicising the battle against the Coronavirus but partner with all tiers of government and relevant authorities in the ongoing fight against the spread of the deadly virus.
Army thwarting Boko Haram’s devious quest in North East, says commander
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, has declared that the dream of the Boko Haram sect to establish a caliphate in the North East had met a brick wall in the past decade, as the military keeps neutralising 50 terrorists monthly.
Operators protest against tax on GSM, cable TV subscriptions
Telecommunications operators have kicked against plans by the National Assembly to impose taxes on global system for mobile (GSM) and cable television subscriptions and services in the country.
Senate president election was free, fair - Ndume
Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”
Ndume in early arrival at National Assembly
It is D-day for the much-awaited election of the presiding officers of the National Assembly. But just about 12 hours to time, the social media began to carry the news, Monday night that an Abuja Court had ordered that the secret balloting method as stipulated in the Senate standing rule of 2015 be jettisoned for…
APC can't stop me from contesting for deputy Senate president, says Kalu
Nigerian lawmaker Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Thursday said he will run for the office of deputy Senate president regardless of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stance. “Let me be honest with you even if the party ask me not to run," Kalu said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme. "-I will run on the floor of the…
My Senate presidency ambition is in national interest, says Lawan
Nigerian lawmaker Senator Ahmed Lawan has said his ambition to be Senate president in the 9th National Assembly is with the intent of making a difference in the legislative arm of government for the citizens. "I want to go there to make a difference," Lawan said in an interview published in Daily Trust newspaper. "We…
Buhari, Osinbajo not against my Senate presidency bid, says Ndume
One of Nigerian lawmakers jostling for the seat of the Senate president in the 9th National Assembly Ali Ndume has refuted claims that Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo were against his ambition. "Personally, I’m a committed Buharist. Whether I become the senate president or not, I will continue to stand by…
Shettima urges Ndume to drop Senate presidential bid
Borno State governor Kashim Shettima has urged Nigerian lawmaker Senator Ali Ndume to drop his bid to emerge as Senate president and respect the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to support Ahmad Lawan. "I hail from the same state with the distinguished Senator Ali Ndume, and I appreciate the fact that politics…