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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Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole can salvage APC – Aggrieved Senator

An aggrieved senator of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani, has thrown his support behind a former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, to succeed as the party chairman. Baring any last minute change, Mr Oshiomhole, will emerge as the national chairman of the party after Clement Ebri, his…

Wole Soyinka

My grouse with Obasanjo, Buhari – Soyinka

A Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has described a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as a 'hypocrite' who has crossed the red line several times. Mr Obasanjo is "one of the greatest hypocritical leaders this nation ever had" the laureate said on Friday. He was speaking at a conversation with journalists at…

National Assembly replies Buhari on budget padding allegations

The two chambers of the National Assembly on Friday addressed a joint press conference to push back on allegations made by President Muhammadu Buhari that federal lawmakers smuggled frivolous projects into the 2018 budgets. The conference was addressed by the duo of Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (spokesperson for the Senate)…

Buhari in NASS

ANALYSIS: How National Assembly ‘padded’ 2018 budget

Members of the National Assembly have inserted an average 13 projects each into the appropriation bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, the president said. An N8.6 trillion budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly on November 7, 2017 was increased to N9.1 trillion when it was finally passed in May.…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

June 12: Buhari’s public holiday declaration not effective until Act is amended – AGF Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has weighed in on recent controversies over legality of declaring June 12 a public holiday by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Malami said the president’s declaration is only an intention and will not be effective until the Public Holidays Act is…

Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye backtracks; says Abiola’s GCFR honour well deserved

The Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, has backtracked on his position that the Federal Government's decision to honour presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola, with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) was wrong. Clearly against his previous stance on the award, the senator now fully supports the…

Yusuf Lasun

CSOs want deputy speaker probed over contract scandal

Two civil society organisations have urged Nigeria's anti-corruption agencies to probe House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, Lasun Yusuff, over his alleged involvement in a N1.1 billion water contract scam. In separate press statements, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) and Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) said the investigation…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari

Buhari signs bill limiting tenures of vice presidents, deputy governors who succeed principals

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law a bill that limits a vice-president or deputy governor who completes the terms of their principals to seeking reelection only once more. This was one of three bills the president signed on Friday that make key changes to pre and post election laws…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing

Buhari signs bill granting financial autonomy to states judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill which allows state judiciary to directly access funds to their credit, and no longer through the state governors. The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, announced this while briefing state House journalists on Friday. "I just want…

Bukola Saraki

Offa Robbery: Saraki replies Nigeria Police

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has announced that he has responded to a letter by the Nigeria police on their investigation into the Offa bank robbery. He made this announcement on his Twitter handle @bukolasaraki on Thursday. “In line with their request, earlier today, the Police received my response to…

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

Senate adjourns plenary for four weeks

The Senate has adjourned its plenary for four weeks. Senate plenary will not resume until Tuesday, July 3, Senate President Bukola Saraki announced on Thursday. However, during the recess, committees may sit or continue their work. Mr Saraki did not formally state any reason for the long break which will…

National Assembly

Senate wants MKO Abiola recognised as former president, official announcement of June 12 election result

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday resolved to take President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration a step further by asking that the official result of the June 12,1993 presidential election be announced. The June 12 election is considered one of the freest and fairest in Nigeria's history. It is believed to have been…

Senator Dino Melaye

MKO Abiola no longer Nigerian, cannot be made GCFR – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, has cautioned President Muhammdu Buhari against breaching the constitution in his latest move of conferring the honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on Moshood Abiola, the widely acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election. Mr Buhari on June 6, 25…

Buhari and Nigerian senators

Declare December 31 ‘Democracy Destruction Day’ to mark your 1983 coup, Senator tells Buhari

A senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia-PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare December 31 as Democracy Destruction Day to mark the coup he led to end Nigeria's Second Republic in 1983. Mr Abaribe made this contribution to the dissent of All Progressives Congress senators on Thursday. Then a Major-General, Mr…

Nigerian Army

Senate probes Amnesty International report accusing soldiers of raping, starving Boko Haram victims

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday resolved to look into a report by the international human rights organisation, Amnesty International, accusing Nigerian security forces of rape and domestic violence against women in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno. The lawmakers agreed to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the allegations. The resolution…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

We oppose National Assembly resolutions on Buhari – Pro-President lawmakers

The Parliamentary Support Group, a group of senators and members of the House of Representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, has distanced itself from Tuesday's resolution of the National Assembly. After a joint closed door session, the National Assembly on Tuesday charged Mr Buhari to take responsibility for actions of…

House of Reps

Buhari can’t be impeached, lawmaker warns Saraki, other colleagues

A member of the House of Representative, Muhammed Kazaure, has said that his colleagues cannot impeach President Muhammadu Buhari as they threatened on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference shortly after a closed-door session of the National Assembly, Mr Kazaure said he and his other colleagues who are in support of…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara at the joint closed-door plenary of the National Assembly

National Assembly threatens Buhari, passes vote of no confidence on IGP Idris

The National Assembly has threatened to invoke its constitutional power of checking President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to accede to their demands. The Chairman of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki, read the resolutions of the lawmakers after a closed-door session which lasted about three hours on Tuesday. The resolutions…

National Assembly

Senate, Reps hold joint closed-door session

The Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives will soon be in a joint closed session at the Reps chamber. The Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, announced this 12 p.m. on Tuesday. Mr Dogara did not state why the lawmakers want to hold the joint session. The Senate had earlier…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki accompanied by The Speaker of the Federal House Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 7 2018

Saraki speaks on police summon, alleged link to Offa robbery suspects

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday declared that he was willing to honour the invitation of the police, once he formally receives it. Mr Saraki also denied that he has any links to any of the robbery suspects arrested for their roles in the Offa bank robbery. The robbery…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

EXCLUSIVE: Adeosun flouts presidential order, funds N12 billion ‘unapproved’ projects for senators, reps

At least 34 'unapproved' projects, costing N11, 507, 937, 773, has so far been funded by the Ministry of Finance this fiscal year, in breach of a presidential order that they should not be executed, PREMIUM TIMES and UDEME can report today. The projects, spreading across ministries, are part of…

Dino Melaye

UPDATED: Dino Melaye criticises Buhari, says president’s statement on National Assembly derogatory

The Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making derogatory statements about him and the National Assembly. He was referring to a statement credited to Mr Buhari where he accused the National Assembly of indolence. Speaking when he received a delegation of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO)…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Nigerian Senate investigates OAU sex-for-mark scandal

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday resolved to probe a sex-for-mark case at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The institution was enmeshed in a scandal in April after a leaked phone recording exposed a lecturer seeking sex from a female student to pass her in an examination. In the audio, the…

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

UPDATED: Rowdy Senate session as Dino Melaye ‘decamps’

The embattled Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, attended the Senate plenary on Wednesday after some weeks absence. Mr Melaye has been bed-ridden since he landed in the hospital after a failed attempt to evade being taken to Kogi State by the Nigerian police. The lawmaker, raising a point of order…

Generators

Democracy Day: Nigerians now report “less use of generators” – Buhari

Many Nigerians are reporting less use of generators due to improved power supply, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday. The president spoke in his broadcast to Nigerians to mark this year’s Democracy Day. “In the area of power generation, Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better…