Senators

Nigerians will soon stone senators – ASUU President

ABEOKUTA – The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has said Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians. Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting held in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. In his words; ”They move about in armoured cars at a time when those who suffered in the rain and sun to put them in office are languishing in abject poverty. “They are insensitive to the point that they are telling us they want to buy [Read]

PMB, APC Pick Lawan As Senate President, Senator Ndume, Others Kick

President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed the Senate Leader of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Lawan, as the next Senate president. Feelers from the dinner the president held for governors and senators-elect on Monday night at the presidential villa, Abuja, showed that both Buhari and the APC are more favourably disposed to Lawan’s leadership of the Senate than Senator Ali Ndume. Reports say Buhari and the APC opted for Lawan because of his loyalty to the party and the Buhari administration as well as his political maturity. Apparently to avoid any unnecessary altercations, which marred the relationship between the National Assembly and [Read]

2019: US Senators Move to Ensure Credible Polls in Nigeria [READ MORE]

  Four United States senators; Jeff Flake, Cory Booker, Johnny Isakson and Christopher Coons came out strongly in the week and insisted that Nigeria must build off on the peaceful transfer of power she pulled off in 2015 as she gears up for the 2019 elections. The senators, who showed their concern about some of the events culminating in next year’s general election in a letter to Tibor Nagy, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, however, said the United States government was determined to help the country consolidate her democratic gains, noting that the 2019 elections must meet expectations and international standards. The Senators’ joint letter of concern about [Read]

BREAKING: President Buhari in Crucial meeting with APC Senators

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President  Muhammadu Buhari this Wednesday  evening is holding a crucial meeting with All Progressives Congress, APC Senators at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja.   The meeting is coming a day after 15 Senators of the APC dumped the party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and African Democratic Congress, ADC while over 36 House of Representatives members equally defected from the party to the PDP. Meanwhile, it is strongly believed that the main focus of the meeting would be to urgently discuss the mass defection currently rocking the ruling party amongst other crucial [Read]

BREAKING: APC becomes minority as Kwankwaso, 15 other senators join PDP

 Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the All Progressives Congress has become the minority in the upper chamber as 15 senators elected on the platform of the party joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Senators Musa Rabiu Kwakwanso and Dino Melaye along with more than 13 others have announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The senators officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as their defection was announced by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki who presided over plenary after escaping the invasion of his residence by security agencies earlier on Tuesday morning. Others are Rafiu Ibrahim, Ubale [Read]