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Senate President Bukola Saraki

Alleged Forgery: Buhari, Saraki in war of words

President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday kicked off an open war of words following the arraignment in court of the senate president and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the rules of the upper legislative chamber. Messrs Saraki and Ekweremadu were…

The Nigerian Senate

Most Nigerians opposed to life pension, immunity for lawmakers – Poll

Most Nigerians are opposed to a proposal by the Senate Committee on Constitution Review for life pension and immunity for National Assembly leaders, a PREMIUM TIMES’ poll has shown. The poll, which ran for 24 hours between June 21 and June 22, was conducted on two social media platforms -…

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Why Buhari’s corruption war targets PDP more – APC Senators

The All Progressives Congress caucus in the Senate on Thursday defended the Buhari government’s corruption effort, and justified why it targets members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, more. The senate PDP caucus had on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of its members’ support for the government, citing the administration’s…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
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MTN fine: Senate summons Ministers, CBN governor

The Senate, on Thursday, summoned the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over the reduction of the fine imposed on telecommunications company, MTN. The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had slammed a $5.2 billion (1.04 trillion) fine on…

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Face your legislative duties; you can’t determine how Buhari fights corruption – APC replies PDP Senators

The All Progressives Congress has asked senators of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to face their legislative business and come to terms with the reality that they cannot determine how the Buhari administration fights corruption. The APC, via a statement signed by its National Secretary, Mala Buni on Wednesday, said…

Buhari + Saraki + Dogara

PDP Senators to Buhari: We won’t support you again

Members of the People Democratic Party in the senate say they have suspended their support for the All Progressives Congress government of President Muhammadu Buhari, because of the administration’s "belligerent attitude". The PDP Senate caucus said this on Wednesday. "The PDP caucus wish to reiterate that we will no longer…

The Nigerian Senate

Senate halts screening of ambassadorial nominees; summons SGF

The Senate has resolved to summon the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, and the secretary to government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, over complaints of irregularities surrounding the list of ambassadorial nominees. At its session Wednesday, the senate also asked its committee on foreign affairs to address the complaints…

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Senators tackle Buhari over Saraki, Ekweremadu ‘forgery’ charges

The Senate, on Tuesday, summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to "explain and justify with evidence" the basis for the criminal charges of conspiracy and forgery against its presiding officers, Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu. The resolution of the Senate, after an executive session…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Alleged forgery: Court order on Saraki, Ekweremadu pasted in National Assembly

An order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, trying a case of alleged forgery between the Federal Government and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and three other alleged conspirators, has been served by substituted means. The court order was pasted on the notice board of the National Assembly,…

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Senate summons Attorney General over forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Nigerian Senate has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to explain the basis for the forgery charges pressed against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The resolution to summon Mr. Malami followed a motion by Dino Melaye who said on Tuesday that "there…

The Nigerian Senate

‘N120 billion Aviation intervention fund diverted into private pockets’

The Senate, on Monday, commenced investigation into how N120 billion government intervention fund released to the aviation industry in 2011, vanished. The money was released by the Central Bank of Nigeria, as part of a N500 billion intervention fund, the acting director, development and finance at the bank, Mudashiru Olaitan…

The Nigerian Senate

Fresh crisis brews as Senate accuses Buhari administration of plot to remove Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Nigerian Senate has accused the Buhari administration of plotting to muzzle the legislature and criminalise legislative processes. The upper chamber said the plot was to cause a leadership change in the National Assembly. The senate's stance followed criminal charges of forgery slammed on Senate President Bukola Saraki and his…

Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

Senate forgery: I was never invited for questioning – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Sunday said he was never invited for questioning by the police over allegations of forging Senate rules. He expressed surprise at the lawsuit filed by the Federal Government against him and other suspected conspirators. Mr. Ekweremadu alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Clerk…

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Sex Scandal: Speaker Dogara challenges America to prove allegation against Nigerian lawmakers

As the allegation of sexual misconduct against three Nigerian lawmakers by the United States Government continues to draw public fury, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has asked America to provide fool-proof evidence that the lawmakers indeed committed the crimes. A lawmaker, Mohammed Gololo (APC-Bauchi State) was…

FILE PHOTO: The embattled senate president is currently on trial for alleged corruption and false declaration of assets.

Nigerian govt slams fresh forgery charges on Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Federal Government has formally accused the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, of forging the 2015 Senate Standing Rules used in electing them to office. Both presiding officers have been charged to court accordingly. Also charged alongside Messrs. Saraki and Ekweremadu are the immediate…

James Entwistle, U.S Ambassador to Nigeria

What we know about 3 Nigerian lawmakers accused by U.S. of sexual misconduct

Three Nigerian lawmakers have been accused by the United States of sexual misbehaviour while in that country. The United States ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said one member of the House of Representatives attempted raping a hotel attendant, and two others solicited the services of prostitutes through car park attendants…

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Nigeria’s House of Reps ‘investigating’ members accused of sexual misconduct in U.S.

The House of Representatives says it has commenced investigation into allegations of attempted rape and sexual misconduct against three of its members during their recent trip to the United States. The United States ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, in a June 9 petition to House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, said Mohammed…

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Sex Scandal: U.S accuses Nigerian lawmakers of attempted rape, soliciting prostitutes

The United States government has raised serious allegations of sexual misconduct and attempted rape against Nigerian lawmakers. The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, made the allegation in a letter sent to the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on June 9. The accused members are Samuel Ikon (PDP,…

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Kachikwu, Amaechi disagree on Maritime University

The minister of transport, Chibuike Amaechi, and the minister of state for petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu, on Monday disagreed on the establishment of a Nigerian Maritime University, proposed for Okerenkoko in Delta State. Speaking alongside other ministers at a government town meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Amaechi defended the…

The Nigerian Senate

In last one year, House of Reps passed more bills, sat more times than Senate

The eight session of the National Assembly passed a total of 96 bills into law in the last one year. While the House passed 85 of the 685 bills it received, the Senate passed only 11 out of the 299 bills presented before it. Both chambers, which were inaugurated on…

Buhari going on a medical trip to London

Buhari writes Senate, hands over to Vice President Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, notifying the lawmakers of his 10-day trip abroad for medical treatment, and his temporary handover of the government to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Buhari left on Monday for London where the presidency said he would see an Ear, Nose and Throat…

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Oyo workers embark on indefinite strike as students protest Ajimobi’s “privatisation” policy

Civil servants in Oyo State will commence an indefinite strike starting Tuesday, the Nigerian Labour Congress declared on Monday. The strike directive came through a joint order by the NLC headquarters and the Oyo State chapter, as part of steps to oppose the plan by the Oyo State Government to…

E.U delegation visits Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja

What we are doing to halt attacks on oil installations in Niger Delta — VP Osinbajo

The Federal Government on Monday said it had evolved two strategies - engagement and security - to halt attacks on oil installations in the country as a result of the renewed insurgency in the Niger Delta region. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this on Monday at the State House during…

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To produce president in 2023, Ndigbo must drop Biafra agitation — VON DG

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has urged separatist groups, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), and Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to stop their agitation for Biafra - a secessionist agenda in Igbo-populated South-eastern Nigeria. Mr. Okechukwu said he believed that…

Kano

Kano blasphemy: Islamic group condemns killing, wants perpetrators prosecuted

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned the murder of a woman who allegedly blasphemed Islam's Prophet Muhammed. Bridget Agbawe, an Igbo trader, was beheaded on Thursday at Kofar Wambai market, Kano, by an irate mob. On Saturday, Nigeria police spokesperson, Kolawole Olabisi, said in a statement that two key…