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Monthly Archives: July 2019

How the Lawan Senate Failed its First Major Test, by Reuben Abati

Senator Ahmed Lawan is the Chairman and President of Nigeria’s 9thNational Assembly. His emergence as Senate President was prefaced by a lot of politicking and brick-bats within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of which he is a member and between members of that party and the opposition parties particularly the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the country’s former ruling party, ...

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Saraki-led Senate a monumental disaster, 9th Senate a dynamic, patriotic one-MURIC

An Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has cast slur on the 8th Senate led by Bukola Saraki. Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Wednesday, commended the 9th Senate on how it handled the clearance of ministerial nominees, while describing the 8th Senate as failure. It reads: “The speedy clearance of nominees, the early ...

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Alaafin’s advice contributed to my electoral success, says Gov Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has lauded the  Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, adding that his advice contributed largely to his electoral success at the 2019 governorship election. Makinde spoke at the Alaafin’s palace, Oyo when he paid a working visit to the monarch’s palace, The Nation reports. The governor made the visit on his way to inspect the ...

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APC cries out, says Atiku already speaking as if he were the President

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised concern that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is making comments on issues as if he was Nigeria’s president. The intimation was made by APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement Tuesday night. According to him,  Atiku is in the habit of issuing a statement on matters “which constitutionally should be reserved for the duly elected ...

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2023 Presidency: Why I will keep my mouth shut on successor, Buhari reveals

President Muhammadu Buhari says that he will not ‘anoint’ anybody for the 2023 presidential election. The president stated this while reacting to one of the requests made by the members of progressives in academics, who visited him at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday. The spokesperson of the group, Dr Bolariwa Bolajim had earlier enjoined the president to commence the ...

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Tribunal: Atiku’s father, grandfather were Cameroonians “flesh and blood”, says Kyari

Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buahri on Tuesday told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar in the Feb.23 general election was a Cameroonian “flesh and blood’’. Kyari, who was led through his deposition by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, Counsel for the president, insisted that Jada, hometown of the former ...

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Ondo Speaker says snake didn’t fall on him during plenary

The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, has debunked social media report that a snake fell on him while performing legislative duties at plenary on Thursday. The Speaker, while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, described the reports on the snake incident as untrue, misleading and unfortunate. Oleyelogun said members of the 8th Assembly had sighted a snake ...

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Just in: Senate releases list of standing committees’ chairmen, deputies

The Senate has announced the release of 69 standing committees’ chairmen and their deputies. President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan made the announcement at the plenary on Tuesday. Sen. Jubril Barau (APC-Kano) is the Chairman, Appropriation Committee, Sen. Adeola Olamilekan (APC-Lagos); Finance Committee and Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti); Judiciary Committee. More to come….

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Cabinet: Senate rounds off screening of 43 ministerial nominees

The Senate has confirmed 43 nominees as ministers of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 23 released the list of 43 nominees to senate for screening and confirmation as ministers. Following the submission, the senate had on July 24 began the screening of the nominees to determine their suitability for the position. ...

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Ministerial Post: Ambode debunks rumours of dumping APC

Former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has debunked rumours of defection from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Many had thought that President Buhari would compensate Ambode for losing his return ticket to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Ambode was reportedly disappointed that he did not make the ministerial list President Muhammadu Buhari submitted to the ...

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