Tag: Senator

Total salary of a Senator is N1.5m, Reps member N1.3m — Lawan

The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has disclosed that the total salary of a senator is about 1.5 million naira and 1.3 million naira for a member House of Representatives. According to him, the average office running cost for a senator and a member House of Representatives is N13 million[Read More…]

Breaking: Cross River State female Senator, Rose Oko, dies at 63

A Peoples Democratic Party member representing Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly is dead. One of her aides confirmed her demise on condition of anonymity in Abuja on Tuesday morning,  said the late Senator died on Monday at the age of 63. He said the late Oko[Read More…]

Senator tells President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as president over rising insecurity

The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as president over rising insecurity in the country. Premium Times is reporting that the Abia State Senator made the call on Wednesday when the Senate discussed a motion on national security challenges and the need to[Read More…]

“Massive Conspiracy Against The Leader of the Party (Buhari)” – Senator Marafa Express Concerns Over Irregularities In APC Congress

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the irregularities at the All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses were targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC ward, local government and states congresses were marred by irregularities and violence. In an interview with PUNCH, the senator said the party leadership set some rules but was first to[Read More…]

Suspended Senator Ali Ndume Says He Did Not Offend Any Lawmaker

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says as far as he is concerned, he did not offend anyone in the upper legislative chamber. Ndume was handed a six-month suspension after he demanded that allegations brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, be[Read More…]

“The Real Sin Causing Meningitis Is The Sin of Mismanaging Budgery Allocations” – Ben Bruce

Many politicians will be infected with meningitis if it is caused by sin, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east. Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, had on Tuesday said the outbreak of “stereotype C” meningitis was God’s way of punishing Nigerians for “rampant fornication” and “nefarious activities”. “What[Read More…]

Senator Dino Melaye Wears Academic Gown to Senate

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Tuesday attended the senate plenary session clad in an academic gown. Melaye had on Monday been cleared by the senate committee on ethics and privileges over his certificate controversy. Ibrahim Garba, vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, informed the committee that Melaye was a graduate of[Read More…]

Just In: Court Sacks Senator, Orders Refund Of Salaries Received

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to immediately, withdraw the Certificate of Return given to the Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North East district, Albert Bassey Akpan. In a judgment delivered on Monday, the  court asked INEC to issue a fresh[Read More…]

Just In: PDP Senator Defects To Ruling APC

Nelson Effiong, a senator from Akwa Ibom south, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). ?Effiong announced his decision to leave the PDP on the floor of the senate on Thursday, citing the crisis in the party. “Over the past one year this[Read More…]

Heavily Armed Policemen Disrupt Senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso Event In Kano

Heavily armed policemen Monday stormed the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training Mambayya House Kano and disrupted an event organized by Kwankwasiyya Foundation, Daily Trust can report. The police dispersed members of the Kwankwasiyya and sealed off the venue, one of the Kwankwasiyya’s fans, Alhaji Sanusi Surajo Kwankwaso,[Read More…]