Why pay salary to a senator in prison?
A declaration the other day that a convicted senator’s seat would not be declared vacant and the convict would continue to be paid his salary and emoluments
2023 concerns as PDP negotiates another rocky bend
It is not known whether the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would undertake a post-mortem on its outing in the last general elections. But
Uproar, objections greet Amaechi’s screening in Senate
The Senate was yesterday uproarious when former Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, entered the red chamber for his screening. The exercise to confirm the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja had begun peacefully at 11:00 a.m. and was proceeding in that fashion until the one-time Rivers State governor took his turn that was greeted with rowdiness, protests, and harsh remarks.
Power sector excuses and bleeding economy
Nigeria's power sector has gone through twists and turns over the years and the recurrent problems of the sector have become intractable, or so it seems.
EFCC evasive on Goje’s case file
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied withdrawing from the corruption trial of former governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje.
APC hails Goje for withdrawing from Senate presidency race
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Sen. Danjuma Goje for his decision to withdraw from the 9th Senate Presidency contest in support of the party’s endorsed candidate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan. The commendation is contained in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary. It also commended the…
Senate presidency: Goje steps down for Lawan after meeting Buhari
Top contender for the office of the President of the Nigerian Senate, Danjuma Goje, has withdrawn from the race and endorsed his colleague and Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan for the position. The election for the position holds on June 11. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai disclosed this to newsmen at the Presidential Villa on Thursday…
Goje to declare for Senate presidency after approval of 2019 budget
Contest for the Senate presidency became tougher yesterday as former Gombe State Governor, Danjuma Goje, has indicated that he will officially declare his interest in the race after approval of the 2019 Budget. This emerged as the Northeast youths wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) advocated concerted effort by members of the party to…
North Central, North East groups endorse Goje for senate presidency
The North Central Alliance for Danjuma Goje and North East Consultative Forum (NESF) as well as five other groups in the geopolitical zone have endorsed the former Gombe State governor for the senate presidency of the Ninth Assembly.
Northeast stakeholders endorse Goje for senate presidency
Senator Danjuma Goje's ambition for the Senate Presidency in the ninth assembly has received a boost with an endorsement by the North East Consultative Forum (NESF) and five other groups in the geopolitical zone. Rising from an emergency meeting held at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi on Wednesday, the groups including North East Elders Mobilisation Forum,…
Why 2019 budget may suffer further delay
The 2019 budget may spend longer time at the National Assembly.Although the Senate had twice given its sub-committees deadlines to conclude work on processing the budget bill, findings showed there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Between Inuwa Yahaya’s victory and challenges of governing Gombe
It's is becoming a recurring feature of Nigeria’s deepening democracy for candidates that lost past elections to come back and record victory. That story holds true for Gombe State’s governor-elect, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, who has been contesting the governorship seat since 2011. In the recent 2019 poll, which was a keen contest between him…