Politics

Update On DSS Invasion Of National Assembly (Photos)

Some members of the National Assembly have gained entry into the legislative complex, even as security operatives blocked access to the complex, The Punch reported. Senator Ben Murray Bruce made the revelation on his Twitter handle, @benmurraybruce, alongside some photos of legislators, who have managed to find their way into NASS. He said, “Outside the National Assembly chambers with other ...

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Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate. Mr. Jackson Udom, his media aide said his resignation letter was dated August 4. It was addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha. “Senator Akpabio thanked the Senate leadership, the minority leadership, all distinguished Senators, his party the Peoples ...

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PDP Presidential Aspirants To Pay N12m

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reported to have fixed a fee of N12 million for the expression of interest and nomination forms for its presidential aspirants. According to ThisDay, expression of interest form for the presidency costs N2 million, while nomination form goes for N10 million. Forms for governorship election is to cost N6 million, while senatorial aspirants will spend ...

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Defection: Saraki Cant’t Be Removed As Senate President – Falana

…says defecting lawmakers should resign  Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that legislators who recently defected from the political parties that sponsored their elections were not entitled to hold on to their seats. Falana, who cited various decisions of the Supreme Court to back his stance, however, said defecting governors were not bound to resign from ...

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Shehu Sani’s Suspension Stands, Insists Kaduna APC

The Kaduna State Executive of the All Progressives Congress has said it is not backing down on the indefinite suspension it imposed on the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani. The state APC rejected the directive of the party’s National Working Committee that Sani’s suspension should be called off. The APC NWC had, in a statement on Sunday by the ...

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Group Urges Gov Tambuwal To Resign

A Group of Concerned Citizens of Sokoto State has urged Gov. Aminu Tambuwal to resign his position as governor following his defection to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing newsmen on Sunday, the group Coordinator, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, described Tambuwal’s exit from APC as a betrayal of the people’s mandate given him in the 2015 general elections. ...

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Senators Insist Saraki Won’t Resign

The senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Hama Misau, and his Kwara South counterpart, Rafiu Ibrahim, have said that Senate President Bukola Saraki would not resign from the position when the Senate resumes on September 25. They warned senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against fomenting trouble when the upper chamber resumes from recess, saying they ...

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APC, 15 Other Parties Move Against Saraki

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that the APC in the state is in coalition with 15 other parties to wrest political powers in the state from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. He alleged that Saraki, who is the political leader ...

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I Will Never Support Atiku For President — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Friday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar should not count on him for support in his latest bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected the president of Nigeria. The former president, one of the most influential of his living peers, hinged his blistering position on the unsavoury corruption perception of Mr Atiku ...

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Akpabio’s APC Romance Unsettles PDP

The romance between the All Progressives Congress (APC)  and Senator Godswill Akpabio, the PDP Minority Leader in the Senate,  has unsettled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Akpabio might defect to the APC any moment from now once the “terms” are wrapped up, The Nation has reported. The APC is upbeat about the prospect, which analysts believe will be a major ...

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