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An aspirant for the position of the President of the Senate in the ninth National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, said on Thursday that he was open to consensus even as he restated his opposition to the imposition of a leader by his party, the All Progressives Party, on the Senate.
The realities begin to unravel when one takes an honest look at the official presidential results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and a different result presented by Atiku Abubakar — with special attention to the National Assembly figures.
The National Assembly on Tuesday approved N160 billion for the new minimum wage for federal workers and payment of severance benefits to civil servants, in the 2019 budget.
The Borno Concerned Group (BCG) has dismissed as “falsehood” media report purporting leadership sharing deal between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senate caucus and a former Senate majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume, describing it as “figment of a reckless imagination.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has personally taken charge of lobbying incoming members of the 9th National Assembly in the bid to install Dr. Ahmad Lawan as the next Senate President and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
A major contender for Senate President in the incoming 9th Assembly, Ahmad Lawan, has said that he will bring a lot to the table and make a difference if elected in June.
The horse-trading for the leadership of the 9th Senate intensified yesterday with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spearheading negotiation with some aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the office of the President of the Senate.
A North Central group under the auspices of North Central Alliance for Danjuma Goje has thrown its weight behind the Senator for the position Senate President in the 9th Assembly.
The North East Consultative Forum (NECF) and five other groups have endorsed the Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, as a candidate for the Ninth Senate Presidency.
As jostle for the leadership positions in ninth edition of the National Assembly gets more intriguing, a North-east political interest group, the North-east Progressive Youth Forum (NPYF) has rallied support for Senator Danjuma Goje to emerge as Senate President.
A ranking senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress from Kano State, Kabiru Gaya, on Thursday formally declared his intention to contest the position of deputy president in the ninth Senate.
The race for the President of the ninth Senate took another turn Thursday as groups stormed the National Assembly to drum support for the emergence of Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje for exalted position.
Newly elected APC lawmakers must tow the party line or be whipped out of the party, Bola Tinubu has said
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed should be arrested for a breach of security and apologized to him and the PDP.
The Federal Government said it has taken delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats, and other equipment needed to secure Nigerian waters.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some state governors on Thursday raised alarm over the increasing Nigerian population.
A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to working with foreign governments against Kigali.
Bayern Munich have confirmed that Leon Goretzka will miss this weekend’s DFB Pokal final due to injury.
Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged Nigerian artistes and comedians to join the anti-graft agency in the fight against corruption, particularly internet fraud, and to lend their voices to the commission’s anti-corruption fight.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has welcomed the opening of talks with the opposition, after months of bloody clashes between the two sides.
Dillian Whyte insists he will not be shocked if Deontay Wilder’s reign as WBC champion is ended by Dominic Breazeale this weekend.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari returned from Saudi Arabia last night where he had gone for the Lesser Hajj.
National and State Houses of Assembly Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa, on Monday struck out the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) challenging the Feb. 24 election which returned the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner.