Oil barons didn’t sponsor us, Saraki, Dogara reply Akande

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday described as baseless a claim by the former All Progressives Congress Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, that their elections on June 9 were sponsored by oil barons. Saraki and Dogara stated this in separate statements… Read More Oil barons didn’t sponsor us, Saraki, Dogara reply Akande

Only Mr President’s letter, not party’s can be read in NASS – Na’Allah

Abuja –  The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Sen. Bala Ibn-Na’Allah says only a letter from the President of the country can be read on the floor of the Senate or the House of Representatives. Na’Allah told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that it was the reason the purported letter written by the leadership of the… Read More Only Mr President’s letter, not party’s can be read in NASS – Na’Allah

REVEALED: Buhari, Saraki not on speaking terms

The crisis between President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki is taking its toll on executive-legislature relations as both men are not on speaking terms, TheCable understands. Buhari, who preferred Ahmad Lawan as senate president, is still livid with Saraki for cutting a deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and outsmarting the All… Read More REVEALED: Buhari, Saraki not on speaking terms

Saraki’s rebellion seen as northern conspiracy against Yoruba, says Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the rebellion in the senate is being viewed in the south-west as a northern conspiracy against the Yoruba. He also alleged that individuals who feel threatened by the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption influenced the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate… Read More Saraki’s rebellion seen as northern conspiracy against Yoruba, says Bisi Akande

How Subsidy Thieves, Corrupt Businessmen, Enthroned Saraki, Dogara- Bisi Akande

The former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, has fingered fuel subsidy thieves, and corrupt businessmen as being behind the current crisis in the APC which culminated in the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate president and Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the House of Representatives, contrary to the wishes of… Read More How Subsidy Thieves, Corrupt Businessmen, Enthroned Saraki, Dogara- Bisi Akande

Senate: Ndume, Na’Allah, Alimikhena emerge as principal officers

Three out of the four principal officers of the Senate assumed office on Thursday after the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read their nomination letters from their respective zonal caucuses in the red chamber. Saraki at the resumed sitting of the federal lawmakers, read out the letters addressed to him by the APC senate caucuses from… Read More Senate: Ndume, Na’Allah, Alimikhena emerge as principal officers

Reps exchange blows, PDP blames Buhari

FEDERAL lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday engaged in a free-for-all over the sharing of principal offices by the majority All Progressives Congress. Reacting to the development, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party slammed President Muhammadu Buhari, saying “the disgraceful act” in the House was a direct consequence of President Buhari’s lack of democratic… Read More Reps exchange blows, PDP blames Buhari

Op’Ed: THE FURY AGAINST BUHARI (AND SARAKI)

Through acts of apparent duplicity and unmitigated incompetence bordering on abdication, General Buhari and a conniving and dangerous wing of his party, the APC, have, in a twinkle of an eye, transformed the celebratory victory of the Nigerian people over the ruinous kleptocracy of the despair-inspiring PDP and its owners into an uncertain period of… Read More Op’Ed: THE FURY AGAINST BUHARI (AND SARAKI)

APC backs Lawan, Akume, Gbajabiamila for top posts

Why Ekweremadu should go, by Unity Forum All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are backing Ahmed Lawan,  Femi Gbajabiamila,  George Akume and five others as principal officers of the National Assembly, The Nation learnt last night. The party has adopted the lists submitted to it by The Unity Forum (Senate) and The Loyalists (House of Representatives)… Read More APC backs Lawan, Akume, Gbajabiamila for top posts

N120b budget not for lawmakers only

A Member of the House of Representatives and former chairman, National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum, Hon. Mohammed Abdulkadir Mahmud (Niger State), yesterday defended the N129 billion National Assembly budget. According to him, the N120 billion is not for the lawmakers alone. He said: Under the National Assembly is the Institute for Legislative Studies, the management… Read More N120b budget not for lawmakers only

NLC to lawmakers: slash N120b vote or face revolt

Workers condemn jumbo pay for legislators Rep: budget not for us alone Labour insisted yesterday that federal lawmakers must further cut their N120 billion budget —in line with economic realities. The Joe Ajaero-led Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) faction said the reduction of the National Assembly’s budget from N150 billion to N120 billion “is too token… Read More NLC to lawmakers: slash N120b vote or face revolt

Impeachment: PDP senators battle-ready to protect Ekweremadu — Nwaoboshi

A member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the National Assembly, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, yesterday, vowed that his party was battle- ready to resist any attempt to unseat the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, since he was duly and constitutionally elected. Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North in the Senate, who spoke with our reporter in… Read More Impeachment: PDP senators battle-ready to protect Ekweremadu — Nwaoboshi

Saraki runs N’Assembly from private residence

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has, since his election as the chairman of the National Assembly on June 9, been attending to official matters at his private residence in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory because the N27.1bn official homes being built for National Assembly’s principal officers are still under construction. The former multi-million… Read More Saraki runs N’Assembly from private residence

Rep kicks against campaign to cut lawmakers’ earnings

A member of the House of Representatives, Chief Joe Edionwele, on Monday, protested against the debate for pay cut for legislators, describing the proponents of the crusade as ignorant. Edionwele, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Esan West, Esan Central and Igueben federal constituency of Edo State, said some lecturers, bankers and oil… Read More Rep kicks against campaign to cut lawmakers’ earnings

‘Only a balanced budget can bring development to Nigeria’ – Lawan

Ahmad Lawan has the highest-ranking status among Senators seeking to head the 8th Parliament of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic having been a member of the National Assembly since 1999. He spoke with NIYI BELLO on how the incoming Buhari Presidency can launch the country to greatness from the perspectives of a vibrant legislature that he hopes… Read More ‘Only a balanced budget can bring development to Nigeria’ – Lawan