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BREAKING: DSS Prevents Lawmakers, Staff From Entering National Assembly

BREAKING: DSS Prevents Lawmakers, Staff From Entering National Assembly

METRO, NEWS
Operatives of the Department of State Services are at the moment preventing Senators, members of the House of Representatives and workers from entering the National Assembly. The operatives, The Eagle Online is reporting, had been stationed there from about 2am. This was shortly after an aide of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, raised the alarm about a meeting between the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, and about 30 senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. According to available information, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, was also at the meeting held at the Headquarters of the DSS in Abuja. It was said the plot was to remove Saraki and replace him with the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, while Sena...
JUST IN: ‘Saraki, Other APC Defectors Asked To Vacate Their Seat For Breaching 1999 Constitution’

JUST IN: ‘Saraki, Other APC Defectors Asked To Vacate Their Seat For Breaching 1999 Constitution’

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate President Bukola Saraki and other former All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers who recently defected to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Patty (PDP) have been called upon to immediately vacate their seat for reportedly breaching the 1999 constitution. Already, the Federal Attorney General and the Attorneys General of the States have been urged to set in motion the appropriate mechanism vide law suits to unseat the erring Federal and State Legislators in a bid to deepening the nation's democratic values and culture. A human right lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi who made the call in a press release on Friday in Warri, Delta state obtained by BigPen Online, said that Saraki and other federal and state lawmakers erred in law with their defection from the political party t...
JUST IN: APC NWC Queries Saraki Over Breach Of Party’s Constitution Despite Announcing His Defection

JUST IN: APC NWC Queries Saraki Over Breach Of Party’s Constitution Despite Announcing His Defection

NEWS, POLITICS
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has queried the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asking him to respond within 48 hours why disciplinary action ought not to be taken against him for breaching article 21 of the constitution of the party. The party in a resolution signed by the National Secretary of the party, Mai Maila Buni, said the senate president had allegedly flouted the laws of the party with his activities. Some of the allegations raised against him includes that “you encouraged and facilitated by providing an enabling environment for the defection of some senators who are members of the APC to the other opposition Parties. “That you have deliberately refused to screen nominees for appointments submitted by Mr President who are member...
Bolaji Abdulllahi Says He Has Not Resigned As APC Spokesman

Bolaji Abdulllahi Says He Has Not Resigned As APC Spokesman

NEWS, POLITICS
Mallam Bolaji Abdulllahi has dismissed report that he has resigned as spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Earlier reports say Abdullahi resigned from his position to join the Senate President who announced his defection from APC to the PDP today. Opposition party, PDP had in its Twitter handle celebrated the alleged resignation and defection. https://twitter.com/OfficialPDPNig/status/1024367341151416320 But Abdulllahi, an ally of Saraki said he did tell anybody that he was resigning his position, saying that he knew where the speculation of his reported resignation was coming from. “But I have not tendered my resignation,” Abdullahi told Premium Times by telephone Tuesday night. “And I did not tell anyone I have done so.” “It is not true that I have resi...
BREAKING: APC Image-maker, Bolaji Abdullahi Resigns

BREAKING: APC Image-maker, Bolaji Abdullahi Resigns

NEWS
The spokesperson of All Progressives Congress, (APC) Bolaji Abdullahi, on Tuesday resigned his post to join the Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s defection train. Abdullahi, a strong ally of Saraki may be defecting to the Peoples Democratic Congress, PDP. Abdullahi resignation was announced few minutes after Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed formally announced their defection from the All Progressives Congress  to the Peoples Democratic Party.
BREAKING: Official! Saraki, Gov Ahmed Finally Dump APC

BREAKING: Official! Saraki, Gov Ahmed Finally Dump APC

NEWS
Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President has finally say goodbye to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after weeks of horse trading over his membership of the party. Saraki who hails from Kwara state announced his dumping of the party on his Twitter handle @bukolasaraki on Tuesday evening. He wrote: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress”. https://twitter.com/bukolasaraki/status/1024338845616095233 Meanwhile, Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has also announced his defection from the APC through his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, saying his decision followed consultations with people in the state. “Following due consultations with the people and in response t...
JUST IN: Saraki, Dogara Describe Benue Current Situation As Desecration Of Legislative Sanctity

JUST IN: Saraki, Dogara Describe Benue Current Situation As Desecration Of Legislative Sanctity

NEWS
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have described as "a desecration of the legislative sanctity", the on-going situation in Benue State in which eight out of the 30 members of the State House of Assembly have commenced impeachment process against the Governor and with the support of the police, the 22 other members who constitute more than two-third majority are kept away from the Assembly Complex. In a statement jointly signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu and Turaki Hassantheir aides in charge of media, Saraki and Dogara also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the police to order and stop them being used to achieve political purposes. "We have monitored closely the development in Benue State in which the i...
Police Quizzes Saraki In His Office Over Deadly Offa Robbery Case

Police Quizzes Saraki In His Office Over Deadly Offa Robbery Case

METRO, NEWS
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday was grilled by a crack team of detective deployed by the Inspector General of Police to his office for answer question for the April 5 robbery incident that claimed several lives in Offa, Kwara state. The police interrogators who arrived Saraki’s fourth floor office at the Senate wing of the National Assembly at about 1.40pm were said to have engaged the Senate President over the report that allegedly implicated him in the robbery incident. Saraki was said to have told the interrogators that he knew nothing about the robbery incident or any other criminal activity. This was confirmed by Saraki’s Media Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, who told THISDAY that police detectives were at Saraki’s office and that he used the forum to reiterate the ...
Attack On Saraki, Ekweremadu: Nigerian Democracy Is Under Threat – IYC

Attack On Saraki, Ekweremadu: Nigerian Democracy Is Under Threat – IYC

NEWS
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) says that the Nigerian democracy is under threat with the invasion of the official residence of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu by combined team of security officials. IYC said the moves was ostensibly to prevent the principal officers of the Nigerian Senate from going to the National Assembly to perform their constitutional duties. The IYC condemned the invasion in the strongest terms and liken the situation to the dark days of military dictatorship when state power was used to suppress voices of dissent. It is undemocratic and unthinkable for the number three citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is not a fugitive to be prevented from leaving his official residence, Eric Omare, IYC Presi...
Senator Nwaoboshi’s Birthday Thanksgiving Brings Ibori In Contact With Saraki, Kachikwu, Akpabio, Other APC Chieftains 

Senator Nwaoboshi’s Birthday Thanksgiving Brings Ibori In Contact With Saraki, Kachikwu, Akpabio, Other APC Chieftains 

POLITICS
Former Governor, Chief James Ibori of Delta State who recently served up his jail terms in London was in company of top All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators including Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other House of Representatives members who graced the birthday thanksgiving of Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi over the weekend. Ibori who was a cynosure of all eyes was making his first public contact with Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan; and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and his Niger Delta counterpart, Uguru Usani. BigPen Online recalls that Nwaoboshi had boosted sometime ago that Ibori while in jail allegedly installed some Gov...