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APC Chieftain Bola Tinubu meets Buhari

My husband was treated poorly after helping APC win 2015 elections — Remi Tinubu

Oluremi Tinubu, a Nigerian senator and wife of Bola Tinubu, on Monday revealed that she occasionally scolded her husband for his unwavering support for the All Progressives Congress-led administration, despite the way he was treated. "I was hurt with, you know, what they did to my husband after the campaign,"…

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Major stories from the senate this week

It was indeed another busy week for the lawmakers as they were engrossed with several activities at the National Assembly. The Nigerian Senate not only deliberated several motions but also witnessed its usual 'dramas' at the committee meetings. Below are the major stories from the Senate this week: Tuesday -…

Groups hail Senate over resolution banning tobacco sales around schools

Two tobacco control groups, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Research Group (NTCRG) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), have commended the Nigerian Senate for passing a resolution seeking total ban of the sale of tobacco products around schools. The groups also hailed Oluremi Tinubu, a senator (APC, Lagos)…

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Senate urges Nigerian govt to ban advertisement, sales of tobacco near schools

The Nigerian Senate has urged the Federal Ministries of Health, Education and Information to harmonise efforts at banning the advertisement and sales of tobacco within 100 metres of all schools. This resolution follows a motion by Oluremi Tinubu, Lagos-APC on Tuesday. Other resolutions include that the Ministry of Health and other…

Nigerian govt not serious about Ogoni clean-up– Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the federal government of not being serious about the clean-up of Ogoniland. The government in June last year launched the project to clean up the heavily polluted Ogoniland, following a recommendation by the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, in 2011. But since…

Tinubu calls for restraint over regional agitations

Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District on Friday frowned at the spate of hate speeches and quit notices being bandied around by individuals and groups in the nation and asked for restraint. She said this during the 23rd town hall meeting with her constituents which was…

Lagosians who don’t vote not justified to criticise govt – Remi Tinubu

Former Lagos first lady, and current senator, Oluremi Tinubu, on Saturday said that eligible voters in Lagos State who fail to cast their votes in the local government elections would not be justified to complain against local councils. Mrs. Tinubu, representing Lagos Central, said this in Lagos in an interview…

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Nigeria Police law discriminates against women, should be amended – Senator

The Nigerian Police Act contains elements that discriminate against women, one of the reasons it must be amended, a senator said on Tuesday. Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) has therefore presented a bill for the amendment to the Senate. The bill scaled first reading on June 15 and scaled the second reading…

Ambode praises Tinubu, insists Lagos deserves special status

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has commended Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos Central, for her decision to push a bill seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos. In a statement in Lagos, Thursday, Mr. Ambode said the senator's position would remain an important contribution as well as a reference point…

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UPDATE: How Senate blocked Tinubu’s bill seeking special status for Lagos

The Nigerian Senate has voted against a bill seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos State. The bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Lagos Central, was rejected on Wednesday after failing a voice vote called by Ike Ekweremadu. Consequently, the bill, SB 112, failed…

Senate rejects Tinubu’s bill seeking special grant for Lagos

The Nigerian Senate has voted against a bill seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos State. The bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Lagos Central, was rejected on Wednesday after failing a voice vote called by Ike Ekweremadu. Consequently, the bill, SB 112, failed…

Saraki’s critic, Marafa, welcomes ‘juicy’ posts; says will restore peace in Senate

Kabiru Marafa, Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), has expressed optimism that the changes in the leadership of the senate committees would ensure genuine reconciliation in the senate. Mr. Marafa, a member of the Unity Forum in the senate, made the statement on Friday in Abuja while fielding questions from…

UPDATED: Saraki appoints new leaders for Senate Committees (FULL LIST)

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, changed the leaderships of some Senate committees, offering top positions to his staunchest opponents. Mr. Saraki will also host the All Progressives Congress Senate caucus at his Lake Chad, Maitama residence Thursday night, PREMIUM TIMES understands. It is the first time Mr. Saraki…

Remi Tinubu opens up on clash with Dino Melaye, demands extra police protection

The Senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu, has written the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, requesting 'adequate security' saying her colleague, Dino Melaye, is a threat to her life. Mrs. Tinubu's letter, dated July 18 and titled "Request for Police Protection", came seven days after she clashed with…

Women group protests Dino Melaye’s attack on Tinubu

Scores of women under the aegis of Concern Group on Monday staged a peaceful protest in Lagos where they condemned the verbal attack on Senator representing Lagos Central at the upper legislative chamber, Oluremi Tinubu, by her colleague from Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye. The women, drawn from the…

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UPDATED: I threatened Tinubu’s wife after she called me “dog” – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress representing Kogi West, has confirmed his reported clash with Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, during senate’s closed-door session on Tuesday. Mr. Melaye, however, denied using some words reported by the media. Senators at the session had told PREMIUM…

Why I abused, threatened Tinubu’s wife – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress representing Kogi West, has confirmed his reported clash with Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, during senate’s closed-door session on Tuesday. Mr. Melaye, however, denied using some words reported by the media. Senators at the session had told PREMIUM…

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#BringBackOurGirls group blasts Melaye over threats against Tinubu

The Lagos chapter of the #BringBackOurGirls group has lambasted Dino Melaye for his threat to "beat up" his colleague, Oluremi Tinubu, during a disagreement in a closed-door session held by the senators. In a statement issued Wednesday and jointly signed by Yemisi Ransome-Kuti, Aisha Oyebode, Ayo Obe, and Habiba Balogun,…

Untold story of the Senators Dino Melaye–Remi Tinubu closed-door clash

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained further details of the altercation between Senators Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) and Remi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) which saw both lawmakers calling each other names and charging at each other. Those who witnessed the incident, which occurred during a closed-door meeting held by senators on Tuesday, said trouble started…

Tinubu’s wife slams 2016 budget, says women used, dumped

A senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu, says the 2016 national budgetary allocation of N4 billion to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is inadequate as it would not cater for the welfare of women who supported the ruling party. Mrs. Tinubu, the wife of a leader…

My husband didn’t support me for re-election – Senator Remi Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu on Tuesday said she did not get the support of her husband, ABola Tinubu to run for second term in the 2015 National Assembly election. Mrs. Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central) made the disclosure while answering questions at the ongoing "Women in Government" conference organised by the South-West Region…

Tinubu’s wife snubs Saraki

The wife of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and serving senator representing Lagos State, Remi Tinubu, snubbed the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Wednesday. Mr. Tinubu, an influential APC stalwart, is credited to have initiated the establishment of the party leading to its victory at the…

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Ndoma-Egba accuses Tinubu of attempting to malign Nigerian Senate leadership

Mrs. Tinubu had accused the senate of taking a partisan stance on national issues. The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Thursday in Abuja accused Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) of attempting to malign the reputation of the leadership of the Senate. Mr. Ndoma-Egba raised a Point of Order under Order 43 of…

Nigeria not ripe for part-time legislature – Tinubu

“There is nothing wrong with part-time legislating if the entire system in Nigeria is working well.” (more…)