Ekweremadu hails Atiku’s return to PDP
The Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, has described the return of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) as a welcomed development. Ekeremadu, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu, on Sunday, was reacting... Read more
Ndume can resume on Wednesday- Senate
Members of the Senate have resolved to allow Senator Ali Ndume (Borno-South) resume on Wednesday from his six-month suspension by the lawmakers. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary on Tuesday, made the announcement after an executive (closed-door) meeting. Ekweremadu said the lawmakers agreed that the senator... Read more
Buhari seeks Senate’s approval for CBN nominees
President Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the appointment of Mrs. Aishah Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the apex bank. The MPC nominees are Prof. Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr.... Read more
Ekweremadu proposes single term of five years for presidents
The Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, has advocated a single-term presidency of five or six years for Nigeria and other African countries to deepen democracy and good governance. Ekweremadu spoke while delivering a lecture entitled: ‘Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Leadership in Africa: an Evaluation of Tested Models’... Read more
Rivers APC senator sworn in
A new senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Chief Andrew Igbonule Uchendu, was inaugurated on Wednesday. A former member of the House of Representatives, Uchendu was inaugurated to take over from Senator George Thompson Sekibo. The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary inaugurated Uchendu. Senator... Read more
Ekweremadu’s kinsmen plan mass protest over marginalisation
Constituents from the District of the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu have threatened to lead a protest to the National Assembly, over what they described as the continuous marginalisation of their autonomous community by the lawmaker. Addressing a news conference in Abuja yesterday, leader of Mgbowo Youth Progressive Organisation... Read more
Constitution amendment battle shifts to state assemblies
The 36 State Houses of Assembly will begin work on the proposed amendment to the 1999 Constitution any moment from now, Hotnewsnaija Online gathered yesterday. They are to consider the bills already adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives in respect of the amendment. National Assembly sources said... Read more
Melaye’s recall: Oby Ezekwesili slams Saraki for talking down on Nigerians
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has lambasted Senate President Bukola Saraki for telling Nigerians that recalling Dino Melaye from the Senate was “a waste of time.” The former education minister replied the senator through a series of tweets where she said that it was irresponsible for him to... Read more
Melaye’s recall: Petitioners must convince Senate or process is futile,says Ekweremadu
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that the ongoing move to recall Senator Dino Melaye would be an exercise in futility if those orchestrating his recall fail to convince lawmakers why the senator should be recalled. Making his contribution on a point of order raised... Read more
2019 presidential poll: PDP leaders mount pressure on Jonathan to shelve ambition
Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are reportedly mounting pressure on ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve his alleged ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election. It was learnt that the leaders’ advisory was subtly relayed to the ex-President through his supporters who were trying to gauge the... Read more