NASS: PDP Betrays Itself; Sells Out To APC, Disgraces Ekweremadu

National Assembly

By Gideon Njoku It was the D-Day at the Senate Chambers of the National Assembly, NASS. Senators-elect, after weeks of lobbying and horse-trading, were ready to elect two of their colleagues to the office of the Senate President, SP, and the Deputy Senate President, DSP. Millions of Nigerians stayed glued to thier television and radio sets. Expectations were high. The contestants, five for both positions, were all of the ruling party at the centre, APC,  except Ike Ekweremadu, the immediate past DSP, who was a suprise contestant to the position…

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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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Senate Presidency: PDP Weighs Options, Mulls a Senate President with APC Deputy

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu With about 46 Senators now in its kitty, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is weighing options as regard the next President of the Senate, the The Source has learnt. An impeccable party source lists the options as follows: Cash in on the division in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC, fresh and returning Senators over the party’s choice for the top Senate position to spring a surprise by sponsoring a ranking PDP Senator for the position with an APC Deputy; align with Senator Ali Ndume…

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APC Moves Against South East; Kalu’s Rebellion Threat Unsettles Party

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu This is authoritative. If the South East eventually ends up with any meaningful position in the yet- to-be composed President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term government, it would probably be a direct result of former governor Orji Uzo Kalu’s threat to revolt against the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the floor of the Senate during the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly on June 10.  Should the zone be denied the Deputy Presidency of the Senate, Kalu threatens to break ranks with his party. Kalu,  is a Senator-elect on…

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How AGIS Defrauded a Diaspora Nigerian

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu An Imo state born United Kingdom-based Scientist, Bernard Muoneke is not a happy man. Muoneke who relocated to Britain nearly two decades ago is regretting his decision to heed federal government’s call few years ago on Diaspora Nigerians to think home. A native of Amagu, Oru east local government area of Imo state, Muoneke is one of Diaspora Nigerians who purchased land few years ago at the Pyakasa Diaspora village, Abuja in response to federal government’s plea for them to identify with their country and who are…

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