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Ike Ekweremadu reacts to Senate forgery suit

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has reacted to the Senate forgery suit which saw to his arraignment in court yesterday. Describing his arraignment along with his boss, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Ekwemeradu noted that the case was aimed at victimizing the senate leadership. His statement reads: PRESS STATEMENT BY IKE EKWEREMADU DEMOCRACY ON TRIAL I …

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Why PDP is reseting governorship primaries – Modu Sheriff explains

The People’s Democratic Party faction led by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff yesterday vowed to go ahead with a fresh governorship primary today irrespective the statement made by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC that it would not be monitoring it. Addressing journalists in Benin City yesterday, Ebenezer Alabi, a former chairman of the party in …

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Forgery of Senate Rule: Saraki, Ekweremadu, others plead not guilty

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and former clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasua have all pleaded not guilty to a two count charge leveled against them. Saraki alongside his deputy and the former clerk of the National Assembly took their plea at an Abuja FCT High court sitting in Jabi …

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Ambassadorial list: 4 states don’t have qualified nominees – SGF

– The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, said 4 states don’t have ambassadorial nominees – Lawal said the issue raised by the Senate is minor – The SGF metioned that President Muhammadu Buhari followed due process in drawing up the list – The list of the ambassadorial nominees was sent to the Senate …

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Shock poll shows Hillary TWELVE points ahead of Donald – while battleground polls have Clinton ahead in Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado and even North Carolina

  New polling out today from ABC News/Washington Post shows Hillary Clinton with a 12-point advantage Another new poll – this one from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal only has Clinton up by five points  CBS News released four different battleground state surveys with Clinton ahead in every one Donald Trump is now …

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Untold story of Senate Rules Forgery Scandal involving Saraki and Ekweremadu

  The 8th Senate led by Senate President Bukola Saraki is enmeshed in a protracted crisis that has divided the chamber since inauguration on June 9, 2015. The two groups that fought hard to secure leadership of the Senate last year have remained at loggerheads over allegations of illegal amendments to the Standing Rules that …

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PDP Crisis Deepens: Sheriff sacks Edo Exco; Makarfi Committee dismisses action

Faction fixes June 29 for primary election Power tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deepened, yesterday, as the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee dismissed the suspension of the Edo State Executive Committee of the party by the Ali Modu Sheriff  faction. The Dan Orbih leadership of the PDP in Edo echoed the Caretaker Committee’s position. …

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Senate forgery: Lawmakers ready for showdown with Buhari

There are strong indications that the National Assembly is on the war path with President Muhammadu Buhari over the prosecution of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules 2015. Saturday PUNCH gathered on Friday that although some of the legislators were uncomfortable …

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Sheriff accuses Obi, Makarfi of working for APC

The embattled factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, Friday, accused the Chairman of the PDP caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Secretary of the committee, Senator Ben Obi of working for a prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Sheriff …

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Embattled Sambo Dasuki reveals reason behind his prosecution

The embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) during a court proceeding at the Federal High Court in Abuja has disclosed that he is being punished by some individuals at the highest level of power in the country. The embattled former NSA told the court that his prosecution stems from the grievances …

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Fayose’s aide attacks Femi Falana for supporting EFCC’s move

The Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described the input of Femi Falana, SAN, into the ongoing trial of his boss by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as mischievous. Further describing the Senior advocate, Lere Olayinka said: “Falana is only deceiving the Economic …

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Tension as group issues Buhari fresh ultimatum

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the national security adviser, Mohammed Monguno and the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu over various allegations made against them. In a statement signed by the CNPP’s national chairman, Balarabe Musa and its secretary …

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Aisha Buhari writes a warning letter to Fayose

Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President has demanded an apology from the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose over the material he circulated which alleged that she transferred money to a former U.S. congressman, William Jefferson in the Halliburton bribery scandal. Mrs. Aisha Buhari in the letter dispatched through her legal representatives described the …

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Saraki and Ekweremadu’s forgery case takes surprising twist

The forgery case against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu brought before an Abuja High Court has been stalled. Court officials have confirmed that the two presiding officers of Senate have not been properly served with the charges. Through the office of the Attorney General, the Federal Government had filed the charges …

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EFCC freezes Fayose’s personal accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has frozen the personal account of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state. Governor Fayose, whilst speaking at the premises of Zenith Bank, Ado-Ekiti, where he had his personal account, claimed that he had been hinted of the plans by the Presidency to freeze his account some days earlier. Fayose …

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Saraki is behaving like a baby – Prof. Sagay reacts to proposed life pension

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has expressed his strong disapproval of the proposed life pension for principal officers of the National Assembly. The Constitutional lawyer particularly condemned the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki for wanting additional privileges from the nation knowing fully well that he already collects …

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Obiano swears in 30 yr old Mark Okoye as a commissioner! (Pictures)

The Youngest Commissioner in Nigeria sworn in Anambra State Mark Okoye II, flanked by his wife, was moments ago (20/06/16) sworn in as the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget Development at the Executive Council Chamber of Anambra State. With this, Mark becomes the youngest commissioner in Nigeria presently. Mark is one of the …

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Buhari returns, challenges journalist to wrestling contest

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Nigeria after spending 14 days in London, United Kingdom. In a short interaction at the airport, Buhari challenged one of the State House correspondents, who asked him about his state of health, to a wrestling contest. “You know I am taller than you. Do you want to wrestle …

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Forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, a coup –Senate

The Senate on Sunday described the forgery case initiated by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, against principal officers of the Senate as a coup against the legislature. It claimed the move was aimed at subjecting the National Assembly to the control of the executive. The …

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Buhari’s chances of healing may be slim – Fr. Mbaka

Fiery cleric and the Spiritual Director, ‎Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has disclosed of his recent vision concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s ailment. ‎Mbaka, who made the revelation in one of his Adoration programmes, stated that several efforts he made to reach people close to Buhari over the vision had remained unsuccessful …

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