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    Senate Presidency: PDP Begins Move To Battle APC

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    There are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will present a candidate to vie for the exalted office of the Senate president, even though the All Progressives Congress (APC) has majority in the 8th assembly. But while the senators, as well as members of the House of Representatives eagerly await the APC leadership to…

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    Gemade Expresses Support For Akume’s Senate President Bid

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    As the lobbying for the Senate president position heats up, the chairman of the Senate Committee on National Planning, Senator Barnabas Gemade, yesterday said he is backing Senator George Akume to become the next Senate president. ‎ In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP on Tuesday, Gemade, who represents Benue North East Senatorial District, described…

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  • A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Barnabas Gemade

    Polls: Gemade Petitions Rights Commission Over Assault By Military

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    Senate Committee on National Planning, Senator Barnabas Gemade has asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to declare the conduct and behaviour of an army officer who allegedly assaulted, intimidated and harassed him and his constituents as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional. In a petition addressed and personally delivered to the executive secretary, NHRC, Bem Angwe…

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    NASS Set To Override Jonathan’s Veto

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    The Senate is holding a retreat where it will decide whether to override President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the Constitution Amendment Bill which he returned to the National Assembly yesterday. President Goodluck Jonathan had, in a letter dated April 13, 2015, addressed to the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives, conveyed his…

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  • Election Hitch-free In Zone 2, Wuse, Abuja

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    ‎ The election process was on time, smooth and hitch-free at Ward 0007, Wuse, Zone 2, where a high turn-out of voters was also recorded. As early as 7 a.m, some voters had arrived at the polling unit and waited patiently for officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to come. At about 8…

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  • National Conference Committee on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Matters

    ‘Confab: Nigerians Should Encourage Jonathan To Implement Report’

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    As the countdown to the presidential elections winds down, the chairman of the Senate committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Smart Adeyemi, has urged Nigerians to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid to implement the report of 2014 National Conference. Speaking in Abuja yesterday, the senator said if implemented, the laudable recommendations…

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    Reps Warn Against Jega’s Removal

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    The House of Representatives has warned against an alleged plot by the Presidency to sack the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, ahead of the rescheduled general elections. The House consequently resolved, at its plenary yesterday, to hold accountable in Nigerian courts or the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC)…

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    Polls Shift: People With Disability Back Move

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    People With Disabilities (PWDs) have expressed satisfaction over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the general elections from February 14 and 28 to March 28 and April 11, saying the extra time will give them more opportunities to collect their permanent voter cards, PVCs. In a press conference, the PWDS,…

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