Pro-Ndume Protesters Give Saraki Seven Days to Recall Ndume

CONSTITUENTS and supporters of suspended senator Ali Ndume stormed the National Assembly in their number Tuesday, to register their grievances over last week’s suspension of the senator. The protesters, who started their action around 7:30 when workers were resuming for work, barricaded the main entrance gate to the legislative house thereby causing human and vehicular traffic on the road leading inside the complex. To prevent some of them entering inside the complex to cause damage, security men took strategic positions while workers were redirected to pass through the entrance gate…

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DSS Clears Saraki of N310 Million Ownership

As the controversy over the ownership of N310 million allegedly stolen from the Maitama home of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki gathers storm, the Department of State Service, DSS, yesterday cleared him of any culpability. The DSS said the cash did not belong to Saraki or any member of the National Assembly and accused its dismissed staff, who is now standing trial for armed robbery, Abdulrasheed Maigari, of trying to fabricate a lie for a hidden motive. It will be recalled that Maigari, a former DSS operative, had said that…

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Buhari Bows to Saraki

By Stephen Ubanna For weeks, there have been a relative cold war between the Bukola Saraki led Senate and the Executive epitomised by President Muhammadu Buhari . The cold war was precipitated by  the non- preplacement of   Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman, Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC by the President as his confirmation could not scale through the Senate. It was the second time the Buhari nominee has failed to scale through the Senate Confirmation. The Senators had expected Buhari to take advantage of their position to replace him but…

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No End In Sight To Face-off Between Ali and Senate

By Stephen Ubanna There is no end in sight to the face-off between the Bukola Saraki led Senate and Hammed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, over the later’s new duty policy on imported vehicles  which is expected to take off going by Ali’s calculation on April 12,2017. The gladiators are ready for the war. Indeed, the Senators are not ready to sheathe their sword and are determined to push for the removal of Ali from office by President Muhammadu Buhari who is reluctant to…

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Senate Declares that Bullet Proof SUV Linked to Saraki Cost $298,000 and not N298 Million

The Senate on cleared the air on the controversial armoured Range Rover Sports car bought by the National Assembly, saying that the car cost $298,000 and not N298m. The car had been linked to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who, on Monday, denied buying the Sports Utility Vehicle. The importer had, however, said the documents of the car were fake. An online news portal, SaharaReporters, which made the allegation in a report published on March 18, 2017, said the seizure of the SUV, allegedly belonging to Saraki, was the…

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Saraki Aide Claims his Principal has no Hand in Seized Range Rover Car

By Akinwale Kasali Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Affairs to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that Saraki has no hand in vehicle importation. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Olaniyonu stressed that the allegation raised by the former Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume that Saraki imported bullet proof vehicles with fake papers were false. Olaniyonu said from the facts and documents about the seized vehicle, it is obvious that the Senate President has nothing to do with the importation…

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Ndume Criticises Saraki over Magu

Former Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, has criticised the Nigerian Senate over the rejection of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Senate had on Wednesday refused to confirm Magu, who appeared at the upper chamber for the second time, over an integrity report from the Department of State Services. But, speaking on a Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, Ndume faulted the decision, noting that if the senate could refuse to confirm Magu over the failure of an integrity test, then Bukola…

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Buhari’s State of Health Throws the House Into Confusion

Diverse opinions over Buhari’s health from the Presidency and the Ministry of Information divides the House of Representatives into factions By Stephen Ubanna For weeks, members of the House of Representatives have been speaking in discordant tunes over President Muhammadu Buhari’s Health challenge. This is because of conflicting reports from the Presidency and the Ministry of Information and National Orientation that the President is hail and hearty. Some key officials of the government also claimed that they have spoken to the President on phone, perhaps to douse tension. They disclosed…

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Senate President Advocates for Made in Nigeria products

By Akinwale Kasali The Made-In-Nigeria Campaign has gotten the boost and backing of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The number three citizen campaign on Made-In-Nigeria products gathers traction, as retail industry group dedicates acreage to the campaign. The Abuja luxury retail landscape was electrified during the week, as the Dunes Group, a leading luxury retailers launched and dedicated an entire floor of the flagship retail mall #MadeInNigeria creative talents and products in apparel merchandise, arts and crafts. The campaign market place was opened and marked with several activities, as over…

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