National Assembly

Drama, rowdy session in Senate over sitting arrangement as Saraki stops Akpabio

  ABUJA- FOR more than twenty- five minutes Wednesday, the Senate plenary was held amidst rowdiness over sitting arrangement. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that trouble started when the former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom North West called for recognition to speak, but the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki refused him on the grounds that he cannot speak, using another Senator’s microphone to speak. According to Saraki, Akpabio can also not speak from a seat where there was no Microphone. Akpabio stood up to speak shortly after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom North [Read]

NASS RESUMPTION: APC Senators Ignore Party’s Directives, Seek Reconciliation With Saraki

Although the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its members in the senate to oust Senate President Bukola Saraki, our source understands that the senators are more interested in restoring peace to the upper legislative chamber than doing this. Saraki has been under pressure to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC. Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, had asked senators of the ruling party to remove the senate president. “Saraki will not be the first to be impeached and I doubt if he is going to be the last but definitely he will be impeached according to [Read]

REVEALED: Why NASS Extends Resumption To October

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that members of the National Assembly on Saturday revealed why they intended to resume plenary in October, instead of the scheduled September 25. The Vice-Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Business, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Shehu Sani, Adesoji Akanbi, Mao Ohuabunwa and James Manager were among those who spoke with Punch and urged both the upper and lower chambers to extend its resumption to October. According to them, joint committees on electoral matters and those on appropriation may find it challenging to conclude their assignments before the end of September. They equally argued that it would not be proper for members of [Read]

BREAKING: House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy absent at APC NEC Meeting

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and his deputy, Suleiman Yusuf Lasun are conspicuously absent from the on-going National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress as at the time of filing this report. The two are currently the highest ranking members of the party in the legislature, following the decision of the Senate President Bukola Saraki to dump the party to join the opposition. Saraki’s deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, is also a member of the PDP. Although the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, related their apologies to the meeting, party watchers note that Dogara [Read]

Miyetti Allah denies threatening to force Saraki out of office if…

  In a statement by the National Secretary, Baba Uthman Ngelzarma, on Wednesday, the national body dissociated itself from a statement credited to one of its members, Garus Gololo, who had in an interview in Benue state threatened the association will force Saraki out if he does not resign immediately. Recall that the national coordinator of the association in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, had given the warning in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi on Tuesday. Gololo had threatened Saraki saying, it was “tired of Saraki’s style of leadership at the National Assembly” and because it “is looking for a leader that would preside over the affairs of the [Read]

Miyetti Allah To Saraki: Resign Or We Will Force You Out

“We are now tired of Saraki’s style of leadership at the National Assembly. Therefore, we are now warning him to honourably resign his position as president of the Senate or we will force him out,” the National Coordinator stated.  Garus Gololo, National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Benue State, has threatened to force the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, out of office if he fails to resign. In an interview with Punch, the cattle breeders association accused Saraki of creating problems for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, these problems are also affecting the economic and national growth of the country. He said: “It is on this note [Read]

SPECIAL FEATURE: Nigeria Legislators in 1962! As it was then so it is now

SPECIAL FEATURE NIGERIA  LEGISLATORS  IN 1962! AS IT WAS THEN SO IT IS NOW ! You can’t be doing the same thing over and over again and be expecting a different result, it’s not possible! Stop changing the people but the entire system! The people orientation is the same irrespective of their political party affiliation or their tribe! We must focus on a complete overhauling of the system – everything is wrong with the system and no one is left out. You can’t make a saint out of a camp of devils! Winning an election doesn’t make one honourable! You either have it or you don’t! GOD BLESS NIGERIA Courtesy: [Read]

Why I paid Obasanjo a visit – Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he called “the main reason” why he visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday.   Saraki had held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s pent house within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki, who came in a black Toyota Land Cruiser in company with some security aides, arrived the OOPL around 5.30pm. He emerged from the meeting at 7.12pm. Our source’s correspondent gathered that the meeting was earlier scheduled to hold at 4.00pm but it did not start until 5.30pm when Saraki arrived the venue. Emerging from the meeting, Saraki told [Read]

JUST IN: Senate President Bukola Saraki dumps APC, as Kwara gov returns to PDP

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki has announced he is leaving the All Progressives Congress, Nigeria’s ruling party. Saraki made the announcement on the micro-blogging, Twitter on Tuesday evening, July 31. The Senate President tweeted: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”. His defection will be coming a week after 14 Senators and 37 House of Representatives members dumped the ruling party. In a related development, Kwara governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has also announced his much anticipated return to his former party, People’s Democratic [Read]

2019 POLITICS: Drama as 14 APC senators, 37 Reps defect to PDP, ADC

A gale of defection on Tuesday hit the National Assembly with 37 members of the House of Representatives and 14 senators leaving the All Progressives Congress . But President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting to the defection from the APC in the National Assembly said it would not impact negatively on the party . Buhari said this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu . Shehu quoted the President as urging members of the APC not to despair over the development which he described as a “seasonal occurrence.” He then wished the lawmakers who left the party well in their future endeavours . [Read]