Electoral Act Bill: ECOWAS stopped Buhari from signing Bill – Senator Omo-Agege

Electoral Act Bill: ECOWAS stopped Buhari from signing Bill – Senator Omo-Agege

The lawmaker representing Delta Central at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege has revealed that the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance forbids President Muhammadu Buhari from signing the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. According to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmaker gave this insight in Abuja on Friday night. Article 2 of the protocol forbids member countries from making “substantial modification” to their electoral laws less…

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Eid-el-Maulud: Saraki’s message to Nigerians

Eid-el-Maulud: Saraki’s message to Nigerians

President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration to show love to one another and imbibe the virtues of perseverance and restraint. Saraki said this in a message to commemorate this year’s Maulud’s anniversary, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu. The Senate President congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the birthday of the Holy Prophet and said that the…

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Why Senate cannot pass quality bills – Senator Abdullahi

Why Senate cannot pass quality bills – Senator Abdullahi

Senator representing Kebbi North Senatorial district, Yahaya Abdullahi has expressed concern over the quality of bills passed by the Nigeria Senate. Speaking in Abuja, Abdullahi regretted that the 8th Senate was not doing well in terms of passage of quality bills six months to the end of its lifespan. According to him, the Senate was operating analogue system, noting that some serious national issues were often presented for debate without the prior knowledge of lawmakers….

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Akpabio, Buhari’s aide speak on assassination attempt on APC governorship candidate, Ekere

Akpabio, Buhari’s aide speak on assassination attempt on APC governorship candidate, Ekere

Senator Godswill Akpabio has reacted to the assassination attempt on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, Nsima Ekere. Ekere escaped gunshots attack at his residence in Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, in the early morning of Wednesday. It was gathered that Ekere was meeting party leaders in the nearby residence of the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Mr Umana Umana, when the bullet was fired…

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Nigeria at 58: Saraki, Dogara snub Independence Day parade

Nigeria at 58: Saraki, Dogara snub Independence Day parade

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are both absent at Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Parade, holding at The Eagle Square in Abuja. However, President Muhammadu Buhari; his vice, Yemi Osinbajo; the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; and former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon among other dignitaries are in attendance. After the ceremonial parade comprising of the Armed Forces, police and other para-military agencies, there will also be…

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Nigeria at 58: Saraki advises Nigerians on what to do before 60th Independence

Nigeria at 58: Saraki advises Nigerians on what to do before 60th Independence

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has highlighted areas Nigerians need to prioritize before the nation’s 60th Independence celebration in 2019. The Senate president warned Nigerians to participate actively in politics and not to continue to allow government officials and politicians to manipulate them in pursuit of narrow interests. He also urged Nigerians to vote a leader that would set the country on the path of Socio-economic development when celebrating its 60th anniversary. He stated this in…

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Osun rerun: How PDP should handle Omisore’s alliance with APC -Omokri

Osun rerun: How PDP should handle Omisore’s alliance with APC -Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party to be diplomatic in their reaction to the decision of Senator Iyiola Omisore to support the All Progressives Congress, APC in Thursday’s governorship rerun in Osun State. Omisore had on Thursday announced his decision to pitch his tent with the APC after consultations with his party members which stirred backlash from some PDP Chieftains. PDP Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode…

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Offa robbery: IGP Idris to enforce Saraki’s appearance in court

Offa robbery: IGP Idris to enforce Saraki’s appearance in court

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has directed that the court summons against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in relation to the ongoing investigation into the April 5, 2018 bank robbery incident in Offa, Kwara State, be served on him. The IGP has asked a unit within the Nigeria Police Force’s Legal Department, Force headquarters, Abuja to ensure the prompt delivery of the court processes on Saraki before the next date, October 3…

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PDP Senatorial aspirant, bodyguard remanded in Agodi prison

PDP Senatorial aspirant, bodyguard remanded in Agodi prison

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday ordered the remand of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial aspirant for Oyo Central, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka, and his bodyguard, Temitayo Alamiyo, in Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of three persons. Eastern Reporter gathered that the bodyguard had last Saturday, allegedly opened fire, which lead to the death of three people at an event in Oyo town. Ilaka, 57…

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Osun election: Ben Bruce attacks presidency over N10,000 loan to traders

Osun election: Ben Bruce attacks presidency over N10,000 loan to traders

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East district in National Assembly has kicked against the loan by President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s to Osun state traders. The presidency on Sunday stated that the loans were for traders benefiting from the TraderMoni scheme, which pay N10,000 to beneficiaries. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a clarification on Sunday, explained that no documentation and Permanent Voter Card (PVC) of any kind was required against the backdrop…

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