Much ado about election sequence
NASS, Presidency In For Another Tug-of-War Over Electoral Act The issue of sequence of election has gradually attained the status of a new rift item in the incessant Legislature versus Presidency friction that has defined the current dispensation. At the centre of the budding tension is the insertion of Section 25 (1) into the amendment…
Uproar as Senate reverses election sequence of 2019
Intrigues ahead of next year’s general election took a fresh twist, yesterday, with the Senate’s approval of a new sequence for the polls.
Saraki sues for peace in Rivers APC
Ahead of the 2019 polls, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to reconcile their differences.
Saraki commiserates with Buratai over father’s death
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has condoled with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, over the death of his father, Malam Yusuf Buratai.
Weekly political notes
Saraki Speaks On Trial Of CCT Chairman, Tackles EFCC The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of making mockery of the fight against corruption, in his ongoing trial over alleged false assets declaration. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Saraki also said he “sympathised” with the Code…
PDP won’t dismantle Kwara leadership for Saraki, Secondus assures
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has promised that the party’s leadership in Kwara State would not be dissolved. Secondus gave the assurance yesterday when the state Chairman of the PDP, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, led the executives to visit him in Abuja. The assurance followed the concerns that the party’s structure…
Security summit fails as senators shun Aso Rock venue
The plan by the Senate to convene a national summit to address the insecurity in the country ran into hitches yesterday.
NNPC stinks despite regime change, says Bukola Saraki
Deep-Seated illegality and abuse of financial procedures still bedevil the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) two years after a regime change, Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki declared yesterday in Abuja. Saraki said the problem had continued in spite of efforts to sanitise the oil industry.
Nobody can remove Saraki, says Senate
The Senate yesterday declared that it remained firm in support of its president, Bukola Saraki, and ruled out possibilities of removing him before the end of his tenure in June 2019. The upper chamber confirmed that some highly placed persons within and outside the government had been very uncomfortable with Saraki’s emergence as Senate president…
Giving legal backing to profligacy with double pay for ex-governors
Within 34 years and two months, Samuel Nduka rose from being a primary school teacher to being a headmaster. All through his career, he deeply enjoyed his job of imparting knowledge to young people.
Senate, Reps reconcile versions of amended Electoral Act
Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the versions of the amended Electoral Act by the lower and upper chambers of the National Assembly. Suleiman Nazif, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was appointed as chairman of the panel. Other members…