Elections: APC Sweeps Senate


Eromosele Ebhomele, Kazeem Ugbodaga & Jamiu Yisa The All Progressives Congress, APC, apart from winning the presidential election conducted last Saturday, seems to be coasting home to victory as the various results for the election into the National Assembly are being announced.

Gov. Yuguda loses senatorial election

Governor Isa Yuguda The candidate for All People’s Congress (APC) vying for the Bauchi South Senatorial seat, Malam Ali Wakili, has defeated Governor Isa Yuguda of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to represent the District in the National Assembly.

APC ends Hayatu’s 16-year stay in Senate

Senator Bello Hayatu The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Kano North senatorial seat, defeating Senator Bello Hayatu, who has been in the Senate since 1999. 

APC wins all the senatorial seats in Oyo

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State Senatorial candidates of All Progressive Party (APC) won in the three Senatorial Districts in Oyo state.

PDP Confident Of Victory In March 28 Polls

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is optimistic that the party would emerge victorious in Saturday’s presidential elections. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Olisa Metuh, told a news conference in Abuja that the PDP has mobilized enough grassroots support to guarantee the party’s

Senate: Ben Bruce Faces Disqualification Over Dual Citizenship


By Henry Ojelu Ben Murray Bruce A former Attorney General of Bayelsa state, Chief Anthony George – Ikoli SAN has filed a suit before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja challenging the eligibility of the Chairman of Silver Group, Ben Bruce in contesting the Bayelsa East Senatorial District election.

Groups Task Jonathan On Constitution Amendment

Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to assent to the amended sections of the 1999 constitution before the end of his administration. The appeal was made at a forum between civil society groups, journalists and legal experts, aimed at appealing to President Goodluck Jonathan to assent

Senate Approves $300m Bond For Jonathan


The Nigeria Senate approved the request of President Goodluck Jonathan for the increment of the Diaspora Bond from $100 million to $300 million on Tuesday. The Chairman, Joint Committee on Local and Foreign Debts and Finance, Ehigie Uzamere, representing Edo South senatorial district said the increase in the bond was

Senate, Reps Agree on $53 Benchmark For 2015 Budget

The Senate and the House of Representatives have adopted $53 as the oil benchmark price for the 2015 budget. The adoption was agreed in a meeting of the Conference Committee of the two chambers in a meeting yesterday, ahead of the anticipated passage of the N4.

Anambra Central Women Endorse Victor Umeh For Senate

Hundreds of women from Anambra Central Senatorial Zone of Anambra state have endorsed Victor Umeh, as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Senatorial candidate for the zone. Speaking during the occasion at Ojukwu Park, Awka, Anambra State, the wife of the governor, Mrs.

Ministerial Nomination: Obanikoro Inclusion Causes Stir As Senate Prepares To Screen Candidates

Those nominated in the ministerial list sent to the Senate by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are set to appear before the Senate for screening. Naij disclosed that despite the stir surfacing from the inclusion of former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, as one of

Election Postponement? Senate Summoned The Chiefs


The Nigerian Senate has just summoned the nation’s service chiefs to clarify the reasons security agencies were unavailable to provide security during the dates of elections. As Premium Times informs, the decision was made at plenary after yesterday meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega.

Initial Ministerial Nominees List Sent To Senate


President Goodluck Jonathan, today has reportedly sent eight ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and approval. The names which was contained in a letter signed by Jonathan and read by Senate President David Mark, include senator Musiliu Obanikoro from Lagos state Punch Newspaper reports.