Finally, South-east Loses at NASS; As APC Dumps The Zone

National Assembly

By Gideon Njoku The South-east APC is grieving, and so are those politicians from the zone who worked across party lines to give President Muhammadu Buhari, at least, 25 per cent, in three of the zone’s five states. They did that, according to them, hoping that the zone would be rewarded with one of the first four positions in the National Assembly, NASS. The positions are those of the President of the Seate, Deputy President of the Senate, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. The…

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Lawan/ Ndume: The Clash Of Cash and Ego

On Tuesday, June 11 Senator Ali Ndume will plot to avenge the loss he suffered two years ago to closest rival, Senator Ahmed Lawan from Yobe state who robbed him of the prestigious position of Senate Leader. Lawan’s tenure as Leader of the Red Chamber ended last Thursday June 7. For the two political rivals, the contest for Senate President is both of ego and prestige as they will be fighting the battle of their lives. Tinubu and Saraki Battle For Relevance Their supporters are also not leaving anything to…

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NASS: PDP’s Ominous Silence Unsettles Presidency

National Assembly

By Uche Mbah Despite having the numbers to cause upsets at the coming National Assembly election of principal officers for the 9th assembly, the Peoples democratic Party, PDP has been conspiratorially silent on their position, fueling speculations that they may have an ace up their sleeves. In 2015, the PDP created an upset which, this Magazine was told, if they had wanted to take the senate Presidency they could have done so. But Senator David Mark, then immediate past senate president, declined at the last minute when it was agreed…

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Senate Presidency: PDP Torn Between Ndume/Ekweremadu and Lawan/ Ekweremadu Ticket

Ike Ekweremadu

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Less than 24 hours to the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, several Senate and People’s Democratic party, PDP sources have informed this magazine that the two APC contenders for the Senate Presidency- Senators Ali Ndume and Ahmed Lawan have both acceded to the  Party’s (PDP) condition for support:The return of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as Deputy Senate President. One of the sources described Senator Lawan’s boast of having been endorsed by 62 Senators as hogwash. “He is just engaging in a mind game.Senator Lawan is  just humouring…

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