Elisha Abbo Should Quit The Senate

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi If Elisha Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial Zone has any shame, at all, he should quit the Senate, or, temporarily, step aside until the scandalous incident involving him is thoroughly investigated by the Police. If he is given a clean bill, let him go back to his seat at the Senate. If found culpable, he should be arrested, and made to face the full weight and wrath of the law. If, however, he refuses to either quit, or step aside, there are, at least, five institutions and groups…

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Rumble In The NASS: Ndume Goes To Court

Senator Ndume

By Gideon Njoku There is trouble in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Only a few days after its inauguration, and before members have even sat down for plenary, both the Senate and the House of Representatives  are rolling in controversy, and entangled in court cases. At the House, allegations of vote buying has continued to dog the election of Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker. At least, one civil society group is threatening to go to court over that and other controversial issues. Added to that, the defeated…

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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 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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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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NJC may have recommended Onnoghen For Retirement, Cleared Tanko

Following turbulence that has trailed his tenure and his unceremonious suspension from his exalted office, Justice Walter Onnoghen may have been recommended for retirement by the national Judicial commission, NJC. Justice Tanko Mohammed, however, may have been exhonorated from allegations of subverting the rule of Law by offering himself to be sworn in as the new acting chief Justice without due process. This Soji Oye, the Director  of Media Information of the commission has hinted. The NJC handles issues of Judicial discipline. In the wake of the Onnoghen Saga, Justice…

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Senate To Pass 2019 Budget On April 16

  By Akinwale Kasali The Senate has adjourned plenary till April 9, to allow its Committee on Appropriation conclude work on the 2019 Budget. This followed the inability of the Committee to submit its report on the budget as proposed when the Senate adjourned on March 20. Announcing the committee’s position, its Vice Chairman, Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji, said less than 10 committees out of over 60 had submitted their budget reports to it, and urged the Upper Chamber for a two weeks extension. “Our report is not ready because some…

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Atiku: Presidency Fears Election Annulment, Plots Installation of Pliant Senate President, House Speaker

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu New, but compelling, realities may have forced the presidency to jettison its “siddon look” approach to who becomes the next President of the Senate and Speaker of House of the Representatives when the ninth National Assembly is inaugurated on June 10, 2019. The sheer volume of alleged  rock-solid evidence at the disposal of Atiku Abubakar’s legal team against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23,2019 presidential election, and the meticulous manner the Osun state governorship election Tribunal dissected and secrutinized INEC’s election materials used for…

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Ajimobi: Demystified

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to Saturday February 23rd, 2019 polls, Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was optimistic and confident that he will return to the Senate after finishing his tenure as the governor on 29th May, 2019. Unfortunately, he was living on the crest of illusion and fantasy, as the electorates had another mission and intention in stock for him. Which is simply denying him their votes at the poll. Ajimobi had been a senator, representing Oyo South Senatorial District before contesting for the gubernatorial seat and winning…

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