The die is cast, as members-elect of the 10th National Assembly vote for aspirants jostling for leadership positions in Nigeria’s bi-cameral legislature.
The race for the 10th senate presidency intensify on Thursday as a frontline contender and former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, disclosed that a possible alliance with other three major contenders is in the offing.
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has confirmed a partnership with former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State to produce next president and deputy of the 10th Red Chamber.
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has said he will not withdraw his bid for the Senate presidency. Kalu said this while speaking with journalists at the National Assembly, Abuja on Tuesday. There has been mounting pressure on other aspirants vying for the Senate presidency position to withdraw from the race and support…
NEW Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru, alongside his deputy, Patricia Obila, were sworn in, yesterday, as governor and deputy governor of the state, respectively. Speaking shortly after his inauguration at Pa Ngele Township Stadium, Nwifuru said he would govern the state with love and fear of God, appealing to his opponents in the March 18 governorship election to withdraw their suits challenging his victory. According to him, his administration came on the divine mandate, and will anchor its programmes and policies on the inspiration that comes from a ‘godly’ movement, saying it is necessary for development and progress of the state. He said: “I beg those who contested the March 18 governorship elections with me to join us in this journey, and offer their ideas to develop the state. “I publicly plead with them to withdraw their petitions against me, as that would make us more unified. This will make us Ebonyi people, and its leadership to be focused in discharging the enormous responsibility facing it. “I assure all my political opponents, irrespective of political differences, of a harmonious partnership. Together we shall build Ebonyi. This is because everything on earth happens the way God wants it.” Nwifuru thanked the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, for his doggedness and steadfastness in upholding ideals of the party in the state. He stressed the victory recorded by the party in the state in the last general elections wouldn’t have been easy without the gracefulness and vision of the chairman. In his earlier address, immediate past governor of the state, David Umahi, announced the dissolution of recently employed staff of the Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke. While appealing to Ebonyi people to forgive him, Umahi said: “Those I offended, please forgive; and those who offended me, may action and reaction balance themselves, urging Nwifuru to govern the state with the fear and love of God. Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has expressed optimism that the Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu, would ensure a vibrant and progressive 10th Senate if elected Senate President by his colleagues.
The Senate Chief Whip, Dr Orji Kalu has cautioned parents and guardians against child abuse and other social vices.
• Coalition rejects Ben Kalu’s nomination as Deputy Speaker, wants position zoned to Ebonyi Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), yesterday, intervened in the controversy over zoning of principal positions in the 10th National Assembly and asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to ignore Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s statement. Recall that APC zoned the position…
Hardly in the history of Nigeria’s democratic adventure has there been so much frenzied interest in the convocation of the leadership of the National Assembly. A new administration to be helmed by President-elect Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress....
The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has written members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) and 108 Senators-elect of his interest to become the Senate President.
The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, on Monday congratulated the President of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on his 66th birth anniversary.
The former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has announced the death of his first wife, Ifeoma Kalu, who died at the age of 61. In a post on his official social media page, signed by him, the former governor and Chief Whip of the Senate said Ifeoma...
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu has indicated that the 10th Assembly could not afford to vote for a Muslim Senate President, citing Nigeria’s secularity.