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PDP Has Not Traded NASS Seats With Any Opposition Party For Support In 2015, Says Mark

SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK SPEAKING DURING THE DEMOCRACY DAY CHURCH SERVICE AT THE SAINT MULUMBA CHAPLAINCY IN APO, ABUJA.

Senate President, David Mark, has dismissed as a ruse, the purported agreement entered into by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to trade-off some National Assembly seats to the opposition political parties ahead of the forthcoming general elections. He made the clarification on Saturday while addressing stakeholders at Nteje, Oyi Local ... Read More »

Unremitted Oil Revenue: Senate Guilty Of Not Carrying Out Oversight Functions Very Well – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday said the National Assembly was guilty of not carrying out its oversight functions diligently before the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Lamido Sanusi, raised the alarm of missing $49.8 billion. The ex-CBN governor had accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ... Read More »

Senate Clears Shekarau, 3 Others As Ministers

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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of a former Kano State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Adedayo Adeyeye (Ekiti), Dr. Stephen Orhu (Delta), and Dr. Abdul Bulama (Yobe) as ministers. The nominees, who were grilled by senators on topical issues, agreed that an urgentb review of the country’s education curriculum ... Read More »

Late Ado Bayero Never Hid His Dislike For Boko Haram – Mark

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The Senate President, Senator David Mark on Tuesday recalled that the Late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was not happy with the activities of the Boko Haram sect and did not mince words about it. The senate president made this known today while rounding off debate on the motion ... Read More »

Eagles Resume Training as Jonathan Approves Bonus Payment

Nigeria Super Eagles are Back in Training Ahead of Monday's Late Afternoon Kick-Off Against 'Les Bleus'.

Nigeria resumed training on Friday, as President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the sum of $3.805m (6.20m Naira) as appearance fee for the Super Eagles at the 2014 World Cup. Senate President David Mark is expected to return to Brazil on Saturday, leading a high-powered Presidential delegation. Mark watched the Eagle ... Read More »

President Jonathan Promises Bumper Rewards for Eagles, If…

President Jonathan Visits the Super Eagles Camp Ahead of a World Cup Qualifier Against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

President Goodluck Jonathan announces he will surprise the Super Eagles with an awesome reward, if they made a huge impact at the World Cup in Brazil. Senate President David Mark, who led a powerful federal government delegation to wish the team well in the championship conveyed the president’s message to ... Read More »

Mark: Nigeria Will Never Surrender Any Of Its Territorial Lands Again

SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK SPEAKING DURING THE DEMOCRACY DAY CHURCH SERVICE AT THE SAINT MULUMBA CHAPLAINCY IN APO, ABUJA.

Nigeria will no longer tolerate the ceding of any part of its territory to another country, Senate President David Mark said on Thursday. He spoke in reaction to Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba’s alert that there was an imminent loss of some communities in Danari, Boko Local Government Area of Cross ... Read More »

Boko Haram Forces Nigeria To Review Foreign Policy – Mark

SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK SPEAKING DURING THE DEMOCRACY DAY CHURCH SERVICE AT THE SAINT MULUMBA CHAPLAINCY IN APO, ABUJA.

The Senate President, David Mark, on Monday said activities of Boko Haram insurgents had caused Nigeria to alter its foreign policy. He gave an example of such as Nigeria’s withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops from Mali. Mr. Mark made the remark at a 2-Day Retreat on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy jointly ... Read More »

Despite Challenges, Nigeria Still Hope Of Africa, Says Mark

SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK SPEAKING DURING THE DEMOCRACY DAY CHURCH SERVICE AT THE SAINT MULUMBA CHAPLAINCY IN APO, ABUJA.

Senate President David Mark on Thursday insisted that Nigeria remains the hope of Africa irrespective of current challenges. Mark made the remark at a Special Church service which held at St. Mulumba’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja, to mark the 2014 Democracy Day. According to a statement issued by his Chief ... Read More »

Chibok: We’ll Bring Back The Girls Without Negotiating With Boko Haram, Says David Mark

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Senate President David Mark, on Tuesday insisted that the Federal Government would not enter into talks with the Boko Haram insurgents for release of the over 200 school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State last month. The sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, had in a video message released on Monday purportedly ... Read More »

Boko Haram Must Never Test The Will Of The Nigerian Armed Forces, Mark Warns

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Senate President David Mark has advocated the use of full military action against insurgents in the country, saying their actions in recent times was a declaration of war and the Federal Government could not sit back and fold its arms while Nigerians are being killed by Boko Haram members. The ... Read More »

Security Forces On The Heels Of Abductors Of Borno School Girls, Says FG

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The Federal Government said yesterday security agencies are still conducting searches to rescue the female students abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen from Government Girls Secondary Schol, Chibok, Borno State. Senate President David Mark described the abduction of the girls as “embarrassing and sacrilegeous”. Speaking with State House Correspondents after ... Read More »

Mark, Ekweremadu, Saraki Preach Peace, Love And Forgiveness At Easter

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Senate President, David Mark; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; and the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Senator Bukola Saraki have advocated team work to tackle the problem of insecurity in order to achieve peace and love in the country. They made this known in their separate Easter messages on Saturday. ... Read More »

PHOTOS: President Jonathan And Senate President David Mark Visit Abuja Explosion Victims At Asokoro Hospital.

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has today visited the Nyanya bomb blast scene and then headed to Asokoro Hospital to see the victims of the explosion. “Though we lost quite a number of people, we condole with our country men and women,” president said. He also commended the security services ‎for their prompt ... Read More »

Senate Withdraws Amendment Empowering President To Initiate New Constitution

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The Senate on Wednesday in Abuja withdrew its earlier proposal to amend Section 9 of the 1999 Constitution to empower the President to initiate the process of drafting a new Constitution. The reversal followed the adoption of the application for withdrawal of the proposal by the Chairman, Senate Committee on ... Read More »

Senate Passes N4.695tr 2014 Budget… Jerks It Up By N53bn

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The Senate on Wednesday during plenary presided over by the Senate President, David Mark, passed a budget of N4, 695, 190, 000, 000.00 for the 2014 fiscal year. This was sequel to a clause by clause consideration of the document at the committee of supply which lasted about one and ... Read More »

Jonathan Hails Mark’s Patriotic Dedication To National Unity At 66

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday extolled what he termed the patriotic dedication of the Senate President, David Mark, to national unity, peace and progress. In a letter written to congratulate Mark as he clocks 66 on Tuesday, Jonathan also expressed his appreciation for the Senate President’s unflinching support and contributions ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: Defection Bill Generates Ripples In Senate

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The decision of the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution to modify sections 68 and 109 in the proposed amendments is currently causing disquiet in the Red chamber. The committee, led by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, last week submitted additional provisions which sought to alter ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment Tragedy: No Sacred Cows, Cover Ups – Mark

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Senate President David Mark on Thursday vowed that there would be no sacred cows nor a cover up of the tragic Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment, which resulted in the death of over 12 applicants about a fortnight ago. Mark spoke at the inauguration of a two-day public hearing on ... Read More »

I Believe In Capital Punishment For Boko Haram – David Mark

CO-CHAIR, INTER FAITH ABUJA-DIALOGUE, HAJIYA MARYAM DADA-IBRAHIM; CHAIRMAN, SENATE COMMITTEE ON WOMEN AFFAIRS, SEN. HELEN ESUENE AND SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK, DURING THE VISIT OF FEDERATION OF MUSLIM WOMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS IN NIGERIA (FOMWAN) TO THE SENATE PRESIDENT IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (25/3/14).

Senate President David Mark, Tuesday suggested capital punishment as the antidote to the menace of terrorism in the country. Mark made this known while addressing the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), who besieged his office to register their protest against the escalating level of insurgency in the ... Read More »

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