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Court strikes out suit seeking to stop alleged planned removal of Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday struck out a suit seeking to stop the Senate from removing Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, from office.

Five senators-elect jostle for deputy senate presidency

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June.

Senator Ekweremadu pledges to retire from Senate in 2023

Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, says he will retire from the Senate in 2023.

Senate decries alleged herdsmen attacks on farming communities

The Senate has decried increasing cases of alleged herdsmen attacks on farming communities across the country, leading to loss of lives and property.
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday postponed the third reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday.

Senate backs NFIU’s directive on local government finance

The Senate has thrown its weight behind financial guidelines for Local Governments recently introduced by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

Police invite activist who accused officers of raping sex workers

The police in Abuja have invited a woman for questioning after she accused officers of raping suspected commercial sex workers with sachet water nylons.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

What is Atiku Abubakar’s real motive with alternative facts?

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.

PDP plots Danjuma Goje-Ike Ekweremadu Senate leadership ticket

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.
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday postponed the third reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday.

Senate steps down motion seeking to declare Kogi oil producing state

This development comes on the heels of an adopted motion sponsored by Senator Isaac Alfa representing Kogi East Senatorial district titled, “Need to recognise Kogi State as an Oil Producing State”.

Easter: Senator Ekweremadu, Governor Lalong urge Nigerians to pray for peace

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the Easter celebration to pray for the security of the nation and return to the path of reconciliation, peace and justice.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Senator Ekweremadu: As oil producers, we should frustrate sale of electric cars in Nigeria

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that, as an oil producing country, sale of electric cars in Nigeria should be frustrated.

Senators reject bill seeking to phase out petrol cars

Senators on Wednesday rejected a bill aiming to phase out petrol vehicles and introduce electric cars in the country in 2035.

Senator Utazi: Why APC should zone deputy senate presidency to Southeast

Senator representing Enugu North District in the National Assembly, Chukwuka Utazi, has said it would be unfair to leave out the entire South East in the contention for the next deputy senate president.

Senator Ekweremadu: Nigeria’s challenges have no party, tribe or religion

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the 9th National Assembly would rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing the Nigerian people.

Senator Ekweremadu: Ninth Assembly will rise above political, ethnic divides

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has said that the 9th National Assembly will rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing Nigerians.

Senators lament worsening insecurity in Zamfara, allocate N10 billion to IDPs

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to make N10 billion available in the 2019 budget to cater for the internally displaced and other persons affected by the activities of bandits in Zamfara State.

Senate confirms chairman, members of Northeast commission

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a retired army major-general, Paul Tarfa, as chairman of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Tribunal orders substituted services on Senator Ekweremadu, 8 others

The National Assembly (NASS) Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu on Monday granted exparte applications for substituted services on Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, and eight other members of the PDP declared winners...

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