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Saraki Blasts Tinubu: Count Me Out Of Your 2023 Scheming

Despite Your Smear Campaign and Hatred for Me, You Should, At Least, Dwell on Facts Yesterday, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, released another of his now well expected quarterly vicious attack on the person of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate. In the statement, one could see the master of media spins getting ensnared in his own game as he struggled to extricate himself from the narratives about the contest for leadership positions in the Ninth National Assembly. Since we have taken it for granted that Tinubu’s attack…

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Atiku Defends Nationality, Says I Was Born Of Nigerian Parents From Sokoto, Jigawa

Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked notions that he was Cameroonian by birth and thus not qualified to contest the election of 23 February, 2019. Atiku who was born in Jada in 1946, in present day Adamawa state, but then part of Northern Cameroon, said he was born by Nigerian parents and therefore ‘a citizen of Nigeria by birth”. According to his response to the All Progressives Congress filing before the Presidential election tribunal, Atiku said his father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir was a Nigerian…

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NASS: No Ulterior Motive In Backing APC’s, Buhari’s Position, Says Tinubu

All Progressives Congress national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said all he has done in respect of the impending election of presiding officers of the National Assembly is to support the APC’s and President Muhammadu Buhari’s position. He said he had no ulterior motives in so doing. According to him, all his mind, heart and efforts are focused on backing the APC and President Buhari in achieving their shared vision of a flourishing economy and a prosperous people.  The APC leader was responding to news reports that he was meddling…

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NASS: North-Central Govs, APC Chairmen Endorse Lawan, Gbajabiamila

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and party state chairmen from the North Central geo-political zone on Thursday endorsed the two candidates of the party for the leadership positions of the 9th National Assembly. Plateau State Governor, Rt Hon. Simon Lalong disclosed this to newsmen after a closed-door meeting of stakeholders from the zone at the Plateau State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja. Addressing newsmen, the governor said, “a meeting of governors and the party chairmen from North Central today resolved to go along with the decision of the party’s endorsement…

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Ex-Sudan President Moved To Maximum Prison, Uganda Offers Asylum

Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard. He is reportedly being held in solitary confinement and is surrounded by tight security. Months of protests in Sudan led to the ousting and arrest of the long-time ruler on Thursday. Relatives of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s have told the BBC that he has been been moved to a prison in…

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Election Tribunal: INEC Says No more Argument With PDP

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in argument on petitions before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal because they are sub-judice. In a statement issued in Abuja the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said while responding to PDP’s allegation that INEC refused to release election materials used for the conduct of the February 23, presidential poll as ordered by the presidential election petitions tribunal. Okoye said the commission was aware that there were petitions…

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Bono Commends 8th NASS Over 1% Healthcare Clause In 2018 Budget

Co-Founder of the ONE Campaign, lead-singer of the Irish multi-award winning rock-band, and philanthropist, Mr. Paul David Hewson, also known as Bono (U2), on Tuesday, thanked the 8th National Assembly for including a clause in the 2018 budget that guarantees the use of 1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation for primary healthcare.  In a statement from office of the President of the Senate, Bono gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in Abuja. He stated…

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Saraki Salutes Wike, Says Rivers Delivered Decisive Mandate

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on his victory in the March 9th Rivers State gubernatorial election, in which the collation was finally concluded last night. In a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in Abuja, Saraki stated that Wike’s decisive victory, despite the desperate antics of some opposition forces in the state, was a testament to his determination to develop Rivers State for his people. “Congratulations, Governor Nyesom Wike, on…

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Rivers Polls: PDP Commends Voters, Says Its Victory Over Oppressive Forces

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while congratulating Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on his victory in the just-concluded governorship election in the state has described the outcome of the election as victory over oppressive forces. According to the party, “this is victory for the people of Rivers and triumph of good over evil.”  “This speaks volume of the resilience of the people of the state in the face of intimidations, harassment and manipulations by oppressive forces”. The governor was declared winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral…

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Senate Adjourn Till April 9, To Pass 2019 Budget On 16

The Senate on Tuesday 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 committees are yet to…

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