kemibusari

Kemi Busari, is a new generation journalist who exudes obsessive interest in human rights and investigative stories. He is a senior reporter who currently covers the Nigerian Senate for Premium Times. His works has over the years generated impacts as well as won awards including the Promasidor Quill Awards, Online Reporter of the Year, 2016, Nigerian Writers’ Awards, Feature Writer of the Year 2017 and runner up Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism (Online) 2017. You can reach him on; Facebook, Kemi Busari, Twitter, kemi_busari, Instagram kemibusari.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [Photo credit: Newmail-ng.com]

No date for National Assembly reconvening – Saraki, Dogara

The National Assembly is yet to set a date to reconvene to consider the 2019 budget of the electoral commission, INEC, the leaders of the two chambers have said. Following a meeting with INEC chairman last week, the Senate and House of Representatives were expected to reconvene for a special…

Four families in a mosquito-infested room

SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos (2)

This is the second and concluding part of a report focusing on Internally Displaced People (IDPs). This series focuses on malnutrition ravaging children of former residents of Otodo Gbame, who were forcefully evicted by the Lagos State Government. Read the first part here. No Food For Otodo Gbame Evictees Children…

The recreation centre

After PREMIUM TIMES report, contractors complete abandoned projects at Nigeria’s Nuclear Technology Centre

Seven months after PREMIUM TIMES published an investigation on the sorry state of Nigeria’s Nuclear Technology Centre, some abandoned projects within the centre have been completed. Following the report of security loopholes in the investigation, the management of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) which oversees the centre also contracted…

Massive turn out in Galadima A, PU 10

APC floors PDP, wins Katsina North senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Ahmad Babba-Kaita as winner of the Saturday by-election held to fill the vacant Senate seat for Katsina North. Mr Ahmad, a member of the House of Representatives, polled 224,607 votes to defeat his brother and closest rival, Kabir Babba-Kaita who had 59,724 votes.…

APC Candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita

APC candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, wins Katsina North by-election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday's senatorial by-election in Katsina, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, is the winner, released results show. The Independent National Electoral Commission is soon to formally declare the winner. But its released results, already pastes at the collation centre, show that Mr Babba-Kaita, currently a member…

Accreditation exercise at Bakin Kasuwa 1, Gidan chairman, polling unit 006.

Katsina by-election: APC in early lead

The All Progressives Congress,APC, has latched on a comfortable early lead in the Katsina North by-election. After collation of results from three local governments, the party already polled 55974 votes more than three quarter 11768 of the PDP. The three local governments whose results have been read are; Daura, Dutsi…

APC Candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita

Katsina by-election: Despite not voting, APC candidate offers own ‘blood’ to win

After queueing and loitering around the voting premises for close to three hours, the APC candidate in the ongoing Katsina North senatorial district by-election, Ahmad Babba-Kaita has been unable to cast his vote. But he vowed he would be ready to offer his blood to win. Mr Babba-Kaita, a member…

Massive turn out in Galadima A, PU 10

Katsina North by-election: Wife of PDP candidate alleges voter inducement

Ramatu Kabir Babba-Kaita, wife of the candidate of the People's Democratic Party candidate, Kabir Babba-Kaita, in the ongoing Katsina North by-election has alleged that some party agents are sharing money to induce voters. The election is being contested by Kabir Babba-Kaita of PDP and his younger brother, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, a…

Voters on queue in Kanti B polling unit 4

LIVE UPDATES: APC, PDP, others battle for Katsina North Senatorial seat

The battleground is set for two brothers to slug it out for the vacant Katsina North senatorial seat. The district, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from, will be keenly contested by Kabir Babba-Kaita, hoisting the flag of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), and Ahmad Babba-Kaita donning the colours of the…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday praising Reps member, Boma Goodhead

Saraki praises Rep for confronting armed SSS operative

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday praised a Reps member, Boma Goodhead, for her courage in challenging officers of the State Security Services who blocked the entrance of the National Assembly. Mrs Goodhead had arrived the National Assembly gate on Tuesday with the Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate, Biodun…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

SSS siege: Saraki thanks Osinbajo, says plot on for months

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has commended Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on his swift response to the blockade of the National Assembly by men of the State Security Services. Mr Saraki however questioned the executive for its inaction on an incident he alleged was planned for months. Many Nigerians on Tuesday…

Senate President Bukola Saraki at the World Press Conference in the National Assembly

What Saraki said on SSS siege on National Assembly (FULL TEXT)

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday addressed journalists and other members of the public on the siege laid on the National Assembly by officers of the State Security Services on Tuesday. He rejected calls to step down after defecting from the ruling APC. Below is the full text of what…

Senate President Bukola Saraki at the World Press Conference in the National Assembly

Why I won’t relinquish Senate presidency — Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that he will not yield to calls for him to leave his post. He said this while addressing a press conference at the National Assembly on Wednesday. Since he announced his defection from the APC, the ruling party has been calling on Mr Saraki…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the SSS

ROUND UP: How National Assembly siege by SSS happened

Many Nigerians on Tuesday woke up to the news of the tension at the National Assembly. Officers of the State Security Services (SSS) had laid a siege on the parliament. The situation which first appeared as stalemate between lawmakers who arrived early and the officers, quickly metamorphosed into national issue,…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

Police not involved in NASS siege – IGP Idris

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said the Nigeria Police Force was not involved in the siege on the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives. Mr Idris absolved the police of any blame after a closed-door meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.…

Ben Bruce speaking to newsmen during the National Assembly DSS shutdown

SSS lifts siege on National Assembly

Security operatives have lifted the siege on the National Assembly. The lift came barely an hour after the announcement of the sack of the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Lawal Daura. It also came some minutes after some senators left the National Assembly premises. The mask-wearing officers,…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

APC speaks on SSS siege on National Assembly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described recent development at the National Assembly as purely legislative matter which has nothing to do with the party or its chairman. Masked gun-wielding security officials in the early hours of Tuesday barricaded the National Assembly, denying lawmakers, staff and journalists entrance. The lawmakers…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

SSS Siege: National Assembly Clerk unable to enter NASS complex

The clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, could not enter the assembly Tuesday Morning. Mr Sani-Omolori retreated at the National Assembly gate after a moment conversation with officials of the State Security Service It is not clear whether the officers outrightly denied him entrance or he decided to turn back on…

Rivers Rep, Boma Goodhead, dares DSS

LIVE UPDATES: SSS blocks National Assembly as plot to remove Saraki thickens

The National Assembly was in the early hours of Tuesday cordoned off by officers of the State Security Services in an alleged move by some senators to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The officers. who said their actions are 'order from above' initially denied lawmakers entrance into the National…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the SSS

Senators speak on National Assembly siege by SSS

Some senators who were denied entrance into the National Assembly Tuesday morning have reacted to the development. The main National Assembly entrance has been locked by officers of the State Security Services in an apparent move to oust the senate president, Bukola Saraki. Rafiu Ibrahim, a senator from Kwara state,…

Rivers Rep, Boma Goodhead, dares DSS

Finally, Senators, Reps allowed to enter National Assembly

Some senators and members of the House of Representatives have been allowed entrance into the National Assembly. At 8.15 a.m. Tuesday morning, the lawmakers, who were initially denied access, were called in by security officers. Senators Ben Murray Bruce, Biodun Olujimi, Rafiu Ibrahim, Isa Misau, Abdullahi Gumel all entered the…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

Masked SSS personnel ‘want more guns’ as NASS siege unfolds

Mask-wearing officers of the State Security Services have thrown a cordon over the National Assembly, in what some lawmakers say is aimed at aiding the removal from office of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki. Deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu, is also being targeted, PREMIUM TIMES understands. The leader of the…

SSS blocks National Assembly as ‘Senators move to oust Saraki’

A siege is underway at the National Assembly as officers of the State Security Services have barricaded the entrance to the complex, turning back lawmakers and workers. Some lawmakers told PREMIUM TIMES the siege was to aid senators who support President Muhammadu Buhari impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Saraki calls emergency meeting of National Assembly leaders

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has convened a meeting of the leaderships of the two chambers of the National Assembly, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The meeting, expected to have in attendance principal officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is scheduled to hold Tuesday afternoon. A…

Senator Shehu Sani

Kaduna APC dares national headquarters, insists on Shehu Sani’s suspension

The Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reacted to a directive from the national body that the indefinite suspension of a senator, Shehu Sani, be lifted. In a statement on Sunday, the state chapter of the party said the lawmaker, representing Kaduna Central, remains suspended as the national…