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Mark Reaffirms Faith In Judiciary As ‘Last Defender’ Of The Rights Of The Oppressed


Former Senate President David Mark, yesterday reaffirmed his faith in the judiciary and the rule of law. Reacting to the National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Makurdi, Benue State, which upheld his March 28 election victory as a senator representing Benue South, Mark, in a statement by his ... Read More »

Why Nigeria’s Unity Can’t Be Compromised – David Mark


Former Senate President, David Mark, Thursday said that for the country to experience peace and development, Nigerians must continue to demonstrate strong sense of commitment to the unity of the country. He stated this when he addressed members of the 3rd Regular Course of the Nigeria Defence Academy Alumni Association ... Read More »

Mark Declined Entering Witness Box At Tribunal, APC Candidate, Onjeh Insists

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Benue South, Comrade Daniel Onjeh, has faulted Senator David Mark’s claim that he was never invited to testify from the witness box. Mark, whose declaration as winner of the March 28 National Assembly election is currently being challenged by Onjeh at the ... Read More »

Election Tribunal: David Mark Denies Refusing To Enter Witness Box

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The immediate past Senate President, David Mark, has denied reports that he refused to enter the witness box when he appeared before the Benue State Election Petition Tribunal where he is currently defending his victory in the March 28 national assembly elections. The election of Mr. Mark, who represents Benue ... Read More »

3 Of David Mark’s Witnesses Abscond From Tribunal

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Three of eight witnesses called by David Mark in defence of the petition against him by Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress at the National Assembly Elections Tribunal, did not testify as they were not seen when called. The Counsel to David Mark, Kenneth Ikonne, on Monday told the ... Read More »

Mark Canvasses More Improved Funding For Education


Former Senate President, David Mark has called for improved funding for the education sector in the country in order to save the upcoming generation from oppression and manipulation. “Education for all is my passion; my prayer is that we improve the sector through improved funding so that every Nigerian of ... Read More »

NASS Budget Not A Secret – David Mark


The immediate past Senate President, Sen. David Mark on Monday, stressed that there was no secrecy with regards to the affairs of the National Assembly. In a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr Paul Mumeh in Abuja, Mark insisted that parliamentary practices and procedures dictate that all issues were ... Read More »

NASS Election: Stop Whining And Accept The Will Of The People – PDP Tells APC


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the newly elected Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, as well as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday, described the development in both chambers of the ... Read More »

PDP Hails Mark, Ekweremadu, Other NASS Principal Officers For Successful Stewardship


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the immediate past Senate President, David Mark and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for the mature leadership they provided for the last National Assembly. The party also commended the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives now Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal ... Read More »

Senators Who Become Governors Have Retrogressed – David Mark


It is not strange for ex-senators to become governors in Nigeria but Senate President, David Mark says it’s a step backward. Speaking on Tuesday, Mark said senators who were sworn in on May 29 as governors did not deserve to be congratulated because they did not take any step forward ... Read More »

We’ll allow APC Produce Senate President – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday denied speculations that it was plotting to upstage the governing All Progressives Congress by presenting David Mark as a candidate for the Senate Presidency in the 8th National Assembly. The opposition party said rather than field a candidate for the position, it would allow ... Read More »

Buhari Writes Senates, Seeks Approval To Appoint 15 Special Advisers

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a written request to the Senate seeking approval to appoint 15 special advisers. The letter was read on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday by Senate President David Mark. The letter was Mr. Buhari’s first correspondence to the National Assembly since he was sworn-in ... Read More »

Senator Zanna’s Death, Big Blow To Senate – Mark


Senate President, David Mark, on Saturday in Abuja, expressed shock over the death of Ahmed Zanna, a senator from Borno State. In a statement, Mr. Mark described the late lawmaker’s death as one too many. He described Mr. Zanna as a gentleman, who was mindful of his legislative assignments, welfare ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: Senate soft pedals on plann to override Jonathan’s veto


The Senate on Wednesday soft pedaled on its decision to override President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the Constitution Fourth Amendment Bill. The Senate said it will rather go to Court to challenge a recent decision by the Supreme Court stopping the amendments. Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, Wednesday likened the Executive’s decision to rush ... Read More »

Buhari must make genuine reconciliation his top priority – Mark


The outgoing Senate President, David Mark, has advised the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to make the genuine reconciliation of all Nigerians his top priority. He made the call on Friday at a thanksgiving Mass ahead of the end of the 7th Senate at St. Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo in Abuja, ... Read More »

Mark seeks end to blame game over PDP loss, urges party faithful to be prepared to play credible opposition


Senate President David Mark on Sunday urged Peoples Democratic Party faithful to put the failures of the last elections behind them. He said they should instead be ready to build a strong and united party, which will play the role of credible opposition. According to a statement issued in Abuja, Mark ... Read More »

Chukwumerije To Be Buried May 22 – Family


The burial of Senator Uche Chukwumerije has been slated for May 22, his family has officially announced. The announcement was contained in a four paragraph letter the late senator’s family wrote to the Senate entitled: “The passing away of Senator Uche Chukwumerije”. Senate President, David Mark, read the letter signed ... Read More »

David Mark, PDP Mourn Late Chukwumerije


Senate President David Mark, has described late Senator Uche Chukwumerije as one of the brightest and fertile minds in the Senate. Chukwumerije passed on at the Nigerian Turkish Hospital Abuja after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. He was aged 75. “He radiated intelligence, exemplary conduct in both public and ... Read More »

How Mark plots to return as Senate President •Gets N10bn War chest

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Ahead of the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly, Senate President David Mark is leaving nothing to chance as he has allegedly started making moves to retain his seat regardless of the stinging defeat his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, suffered in the just concluded general elections. Although, the ... Read More »

Mark Swears-in Niger-East Senator, David Umoru

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Senate President, David Mark on Tuesday swore-in the Senator for Niger East Senatorial District, Barr. David Umoru. Senator Umoru’s swearing-in came on the heels of the Appeal Court’s judgment that sacked the former occupant of the seat, Senator Shem Nuhu Zagbayi, who was elected in a bye-election after the death ... Read More »