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Dogara promises road linking North East region to Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday said that work will soon commence on a road which will link the North East region to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Mr. Dogara made this public when he visited the the Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Adamu Sanda, at his…

Top stories from Senate this week

Controversy surrounding the altering of the election sequence topped the agenda at the senate this week. While some of senators who are against the change received knocks, an allegation of financial mismanagement hit the Northern Governors Forum. Below are the top stories from Nigeria senate this week: Tuesday - The…

Kaduna APC Crisis: Shehu Sani reacts to El-Rufai’s suit

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has reacted to legal action taken against him by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The lawmaker said he cannot be intimated by such move as he has ‘endured’ and ‘overcame’ several of such actions by the governor. Mr. El-Rufai on Friday filed…

Kaduna APC Crisis: El-Rufai sues Shehu Sani for defamation

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has sued Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, for defamation. Mr. El-Rufai is seeking a N2 billion sanction from the lawmaker for four charges, one of which is defamation of character. He filed the suit at the state high court on Friday,…

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UPDATED: Kaduna APC Crisis: Buhari calls El-Rufai ‘bulldozer driver’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday humorously called the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, a ‘bulldozer driver’ The unusual greeting occurred two days after the state's controversial demolition of a building used by a faction of the governing All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State. The building, located at 11b Sambo Road,…

Lawmaker questions removal of Northern Senators Forum chairman

Members of the Northern Senators Forum never held a meeting to discuss the removal of Abdullahi Adamu as its chairman, a member of the forum, Ali Wakili, has said. Mr. Wakili, representing Bauchi South, said he got to know about the removal from the media. Mr. Adamu, a former governor…

2019: Why I was removed as Northern Senators’ Forum chairman – Pro-Buhari Senator

A senator, Abdullahi Adamu, who was removed as chairman Northern Senators’ Forum has denied allegation he mismanaged funds belonging to the group. Mr. Adamu’s removal was announced in a letter read by the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, shortly before the end of the plenary on Wednesday. The letter signed by…

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How we spent N65 million on website – Nigerian govt

The Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, OSGF, has explained how N65 million was spent on a website. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday published a report on how N65 million was appropriated and claimed to have been spent by the office in 2017. A review of the 2017…

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CBN reform divides Senate

The Senate was on Wednesday divided over the process the budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) constitutionally passes before approval. The senators were also divided on whether the governor of the CBN should double as chairman of the bank, as it exists at present. They also expressed different…

2019: Senator who criticised his colleagues because of Buhari apologises

A senator who accused his colleagues of working against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election plans in 2019 has apologised. Ovie Omo-Agege, Delta-APC, apologised for his controversial comments over the Senate's passage of an amendment to the electoral act outlining a change in the sequence of elections. The Senate on February 14…

Monkey carted away N70 million in senators’ farm house – Shehu Sani

A senator, Shehu Sani (Kaduna-APC), has given some insights into why Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa-APC) was removed as chairman Northern Senators Forum. Mr. Sani said about N70 million belonging to the group was claimed to have been carted away by monkeys in a farm house. Mr. Adamu’s removal was announced in…

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Pro-Buhari senator removed as chairman Northern Senators Forum

Senators under the umbrella of the Northern Senators Forum have removed Abdullahi Adamu as their chairman. He was replaced by Aliyu Wammako, a former Sokoto State governor. The removal was announced in a letter read by the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, shortly before the end of the plenary on Wednesday.…

Constituency projects have no place in democratic development — Senator

Constituency projects have no place in Nigeria’s democratic or constitutional development, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said. Mr. Sani noted that instead of exerting energy on execution of these projects, lawmakers should focus more on oversight functions. He said this at the launch of Dubawa and Udeme…

Why we demolished factional APC building – Kaduna Govt

The Kaduna State government has justified its demolition of a building belonging to a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The building located at 11b Sambo Road used by a faction of APC was demolished by the state government Monday morning. The party since 2015 has…

Kaduna APC crisis worsens: State govt demolishes APC factional secretariat

A building used by a faction of the governing All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State has been demolished by the state government. The APC in Kaduna is split in three different factions, although the one backed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai is recognised by the party’s national leadership. The demolished building…

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Buhari’s SGF spends N65 million on website

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, in 2017 appropriated and claimed to have spent N65 million on its website. PREMIUM TIMES review of the 2017 budget performance of the OSGF revealed that N65 million was budgeted for the already existing website while the office…

2019: Inside the APC Crises: Senators battle state governors

They might belong to the same political party, and enjoy perks of offices based on their positions, but there is no love lost between them. At least eight senators, elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling APC are having serious battles with their state governors, also members of the ruling…

EXCLUSIVE: Real reasons Senators, Reps amended 2019 election sequence

Details have emerged on the reasons the National Assembly changed the sequence of elections ahead of the 2019 polls. Some lawmakers who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in confidence said negotiations that preceded the passage ended in majority favouring the change based on past experiences and calculations about the 2019 elections.…

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Killings: Senator asks Buhari to ban governors from Aso Villa

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has condemned the habit of state governors visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa while their states are in crisis. The lawmaker wants President Buhari to ban the governors from embarking on such visits. Mr. Sani made this known in a statement on…

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Major highlights of Nigerian Senate last week

The controversy that trailed the passage of the amendment to the electoral act climaxed at the senate this week. While some senators voted in concurrence with the House of Representatives, others openly showed their dissent to the new order proposed for the 2019 elections. Separately, Nigerians were treated to an…

National Assembly Fire: Senate adjourns sitting

The Senate has suspended its Thursday's sitting after fire broke out in a section of the National Assembly building. The fire at the maintenance unit of the senate occurred at about 11 a.m. Lawmakers initially tried to go ahead with its plenary, but were compelled to cut it short. After…

Fire breaks out at National Assembly

A section of the technical room of the National Assembly's Senate wing is currently on fire. The technical room is located at the ground floor of the Assembly compound. Staff and other workers are currently leaving their offices to avoid being trapped as smoke fills up the walkways. Senators who…

Senate gives agencies one week to submit 2018 budget details

The senate has issued a one-week ultimatum to 63 government agencies who are yet to submit details of their 2018 budget proposals. Coming under order 43, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, said the attitude of the agencies was frustrating the effort of the senate for a speedy passage of the budget.…

Why we passed controversial Electoral Act amendment – Senate

The Senate followed due process in the adoption and passage of the amendment to the Electoral Act, its spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, has said. The justification came as 10 senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC, claimed the change in the sequence of elections was targeted at President Muhammad Buhari. The…

Senate clears seven REC nominees

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed seven of the nine Resident Electoral Commissioner nominees sent for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari on December 20, 2017 sent names of the nine candidates to be considered as RECs. Out of the nine, seven of the nominees were confirmed, one failed to…