Lauretta Onochie reacts to Tinubu’s comment on Saraki, Tambuwal

Lauretta Onochie reacts to Tinubu’s comment on Saraki, Tambuwal

An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Asiwaju, Chief Bola Tinubu spoke the truth about Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki’s defection. Tinubu had in a statement said Tambuwal and Saraki defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in order to grab automatic tickets for the presidential election. But Saraki has since said he left APC because of the…

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Atiku, Ben Bruce react to demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s N800m Radio House

Atiku, Ben Bruce react to demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s N800m Radio House

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House which houses his Fresh FM 105.9 radio station. Eastern Reporter reports that the building belonging to the popular musician was demolished in the early hours of Sunday by the state government for allegedly contravening its town planning laws. Reacting to the development, Atiku expressed sadness over the loss of jobs. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “The reports of the…

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2019 election budget: Presidency raises alarm over NASS attitude

2019 election budget: Presidency raises alarm over NASS attitude

A presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang has expressed concern over the National Assembly’s silence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for consideration of security agencies’ budgets ahead of the 2019 General Elections. Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), while addressing the National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Abuja on Friday, said the focus had been on INEC Budget. He sought to know why the…

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Baraje reveals only way Saraki can be impeached

Baraje reveals only way Saraki can be impeached

Kawu Baraje, a former leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, who decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday, has spoken on the plans to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Baraje said it is two-thirds of the entire 109 senators that can impeach Saraki and not two third of the Senators that are present on the day of any planned impeachment. He said this while addressing journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara…

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Why APC will never get needed majority to remove Saraki – Senator Ordia

Why APC will never get needed majority to remove Saraki – Senator Ordia

The Senator representing Edo Central in the National Assembly, Clifford Ordia has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, will never get the 2/3 majority needed to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus in the Red Chamber will do all it takes to stop the APC caucus from getting the required 73 senators to activate the removal of the two presiding officers of…

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Saraki, Dogara issue joint statement on why National Assembly cannot reconvene

Saraki, Dogara issue joint statement on why National Assembly cannot reconvene

The Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have given reasons the two chambers of the National Assembly will not reconvene in the immediate future. They asked legislators to go about their affairs while on holiday. Saraki and Dogara in a joint statement on Tuesday morning, admitted that there were proposals to reconvene, to deliberate on the reports of the Joint Committees on Electoral Matters arising from interactions…

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Shehu Sani counters Osinbajo’s allegation against pastors

Shehu Sani counters Osinbajo’s allegation against pastors

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has disagreed with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s claim that Nigerian pastors were not doing enough in preaching against corruption in churches. Osinbajo, on Saturday berated pastors for failing to lend support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption crusade. He stated this at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria holding in Enugu, adding that preachers were preoccupied with preaching prosperity rather than righteousness. Reacting, the…

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Bauchi bye-election: APC candidate vows to push for Constitution amendment to make Buhari president for life

Bauchi bye-election: APC candidate vows to push for Constitution amendment to make Buhari president for life

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, has vowed that if elected into the Senate, he will work towards an amendment of the Constitution to make President Muhammadu Buhari president for life. Gumau, who is currently the member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, stated this during the closing of his campaign in Bauchi. He admitted his only mandate for aspiring to go…

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NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

A civil rights organisation, Egalitarian Mission for Africa, EMA, has announced $10,000 (N3.5m) as reward for information on principal actors behind the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. The group said that anyone with credible information on the identity of the masterminds of the Tuesday’s siege to the National Assembly and is willing to disclose same will be paid the sum of money. DAILY POST reported that…

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NASS crisis: Senator Olujimi reveals how PDP made Saraki Senate President, explains why APC can’t impeach him

NASS crisis: Senator Olujimi reveals how PDP made Saraki Senate President, explains why APC can’t impeach him

The Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has stated that it was the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senators that installed Bukola Saraki, as the Senate President, adding that the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacks the majority to remove him. She said the APC had lost its majority status in the chamber, noting that the PDP had the same number with the ruling party. Olujimi dismissed the recent calls by the APC, its National Chairman, Adams…

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