Senate Has Laid Foundation For Better Nigeria – Saraki

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that the senate has laid the foundation for a new and better Nigeria by approving 29 bills in the ongoing Constitution amendment process. Saraki who spoke at the closing of electronic voting on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria commended his colleagues for passing the recommended amendments. “I want to thank all our colleagues. I want to really commend and appreciate the efforts of our Deputy Senate President and all members of the…

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Learn A Measure Of Humanity – Osinbajo Charges Leaders

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, while declaring open the 16th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference, Africa Region at the ECOWAS Parliament Complex in Abuja, charged Nigerian leaders to learn a measure of humanity as the “reality for the majority of our peoples is the misery of the slums and the indignities of powerlessness.” “While we describe ourselves as Excellencies, distinguished and honorable the vast majority our people would in their most polite moments say that they see neither excellence nor much honour in their own lives,” Osinbajo said. He also debunked…

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Osinbajo Swears In 2 New Ministers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in two ministers – Stephen Ocheni(Kogi) Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) – just before the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Ocheni and Hassan were confirmed by the Senate in May. Ocheni replaces the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, who died in a ghastly auto-crash along Kaduna-Abuja highway in 2016, while Hassan takes the place of Amina Mohammed. Mohammed resigned as Minister of Environment to take up the job of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). Their portfolios are yet to be announced. See photos below:  

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“I Will Quit Politics If Sheriff Wins At Supreme Court”

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has said he would quit politics if the Supreme Court affirms Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party. In an interview, he stated that “some of us will take a bow and head home”. “I pray that the justices of the Supreme Court will remain fair and just and equitable like they have always been. We are waiting and hoping that justice will be delivered by the Supreme Court. “If it is positive on the Makarfi side,…

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PDP Crisis: Supreme Court Delivers Verdict Tomorrow

The Supreme Court of Nigeria will on  12 July give its verdict on the suit between Peoples Democratic Party faction led by Ali Modu Sherif and the Ahmed Makrafi-led group. Recall that Makarfi-led faction had filed a suit at the apex court over the‎ judgement of Port Harcourt division of the Appeal Court that Sheriff was the authentic PDP national chairman. A statement by Chinwe I. Nnorom Admin Head, Publicity Division of the Makarfi-led group said the judgment would be delivered at Supreme Court of Nigeria premises, FCT, Abuja by 9:00am….

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Kwara Youths Threaten To Recall Saraki

A coalition of youth groups in Kwara State, Kwara Youth Stakeholders Forum (KYSF) has threatened to recall Senate President, Bukola Saraki over the unending face-off between the executive and the legislature. In a statement released today and obtained by The Discourse, the youths expressed their displeasure that bills of public interest is not receiving attention of the Saraki-led Senate but instead, the apex lawmaking body has formed itself into an opposition to the Executive despite belonging to the same party. They further stated that they will not hesitate to commence…

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Magu: Senate Draws Battle Line With Osinbajo

what appeared to be the resumption of the hostilities between the Executive and the Legislature took place in the Senate yesterday. The upper chamber resolved to ask Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to immediately implement its resolutions, including the removal of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu. It drew a line in the sand, resolving to suspend confirmation of nominees until issues relating to the power of the Senate to confirm executive nominees as contained in the constitution are resolved. The Senate insisted that its resolutions, especially…

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“Obasanjo Caused PDP Crisis”

Chief Alani Bankole, father of a former Speaker of House of Representatives has blamed  the ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for spoiling the efforts to avoid individuals being too powerful in the Peoples Democratic Party. Bankole, who was a Chieftain of the PDP before his recent emergence as Chairman Board of Trustee of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, said while he was in the PDP he and some leaders made frantic efforts to cut the power of individuals, especially President, governors and others so as to salvage the party but were…

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“I’m The Next Governor Of Oyo State”

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has boasted that he is the next governor of Oyo State. He sad the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi would hand over the baton of leadership to him when the time is ripe. The minister dropped the hint, weekend, while featuring on a private radio programme in the state capital. Shittu noted that ‎other gubernatorial aspirants in the All Progressives Congress in the state would join him in winning the election. The minister during the programme observed that his political maturity and experience would make other…

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Nnamdi Kanu wasting his time in his call for referendum – Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has said the call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and others for referendum was a wasted effort, and without sense. Speaking with The Sun, the Presidential aide noted that restructuring would not solve the myriad of problems confronting the nation. He said, “The demand for a referendum with regards to Biafra is a constitutional impossibility. “It is a legal and political impossibility. There is no provision in the constitution of…

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