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Obanikoro’s Screening Complied With All Legislative Practices, Procedures – Mark

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President of the Senate, David Mark on Monday described as needless, the uproar surrounding the screening of ministerial nominees on the floor of the Senate with particular reference to the confirmation of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the senate president said, ... Read More »

Obanikoro’s Confirmation: Mark Betrayed APC Senators – Saraki


The Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has declared that the Senate President, David Mark betrayed the All Progressives Congress senators on his decision to go ahead with the confirmation of Musliu Obanikoro as a minister. The senator, who stated this during an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the ... Read More »

Calls For Interim National Government Exercise In Futility – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday nailed the coffin on insinuations that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party might use the National Assembly to elongate the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan through an Interim National Government. The senate president, in a welcome speech he read to senators following their resumption from ... Read More »

Polls Shift: Mark Accuses APC Senator Of Blackmail

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Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday lambasted his colleague, Senator Babafemi Ojudu over the latter’s allegation that he engineered the postponement of the general elections from February 14 and 28 to March 28 and April 11. Ojudu (APC/Ekiti) was quoted in some media reports fingering the senate president as the ... Read More »

Mark Never Summoned Senators To A Meeting On Tenure Elongation – Sen. Ojudu


The spokesman for All Progressives Congress members in the senate and senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Babafemi Ojudu, on Thursday, denied alleging that Senate President, David Mark, secretly met with senators seeking their support for the extension of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure beyond May 29, 2015. Rather, Ojudu, who issued a ... Read More »

Polls Shift: Mark Sues For Peace, Drums Support For INEC


Senate President David Mark has urged Nigerians to shun acts capable of causing chaos in the country, in reaction to the shift in dates of the 2015 general elections. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh on Tuesday, Mark enjoined Nigerians to put the country first ... Read More »

PDP Behind Attacks On Jonathan in Katsina, Bauchi – APC Insists


The All Progressives Congress, APC, has pointedly accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of sponsoring the attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi as part of its devilish plan to demonize the opposition and justify its call for a postponement of next month’s general elections. In a statement ... Read More »

We’ll Not Allow APC Rig Us Out Of Power – Mark


The Senate President, David Mark, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party will not fold its arms and watch the opposition, All Progressives Party, rig it out of power in the February general elections. He has therefore asked the party members to work hard in order to guarantee victory for ... Read More »

Outcome Of 2015 Polls Would Be Cheering To All – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, on Friday assured that in spite of the apprehension surrounding the conduct of the February general elections, the exercise would be peaceful and the outcome ‘cheering’ to all Nigerians. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Paul Mumeh, said that Mark stated ... Read More »

2015: Despite Apprehension, Nigeria Won’t Break-Up – Mark


Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the nation will not disintegrate after the February general elections contrary to predictions that the continued existence of the country as one entity would be decided by the crucial poll. Mark, who stated this in his welcome address on resumption of ... Read More »

Mark Condoles Jonathan Over Sister’s Death


Senate President David Mark, on Monday expressed his condolence to President Goodluck Jonathan over the demise of his younger sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan- Olei in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. The senate president, in the condolence message, which he personally signed, expressed sadness over the untimely death of Nancy. According to him, her death has ... Read More »

Mark Urges Nigerians To Unite Against Boko Haram


The Senate President, David Mark, has once again pleaded with Nigerians to remain united in order to collectively fight and defeat the Boko Haram insurgents, who he described as the common enemy of the nation. Mark noted that the activities of the terrorists clearly shows that they do not represent anything ... Read More »

Christmas: Mark Sues For Peace * Tambuwal Urges Prayers For Peaceful Polls, End Of Insurgency


Senate President David Mark has called on all Nigerians to emulate the virtues of love, peace and tolerance as a reflection of the holy season of Christmas. In his Christmas message yesterday to the nation, Mark said as Nigerians join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate the birth ... Read More »

Mark Tasks Security Agencies On The Need To Unmask Sponsors Of Terrorism


The Senate President, David Mark, on Monday challenged security operatives to display their intellectual and investigative prowess by unmasking those behind the insurgency in the country. He also implored community leaders and citizens alike to collaborate with the security agencies in order to expose the sponsors of the criminals forthwith. ... Read More »

Mark Assures Nigerians On LG Autonomy

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Senate President David Mark on Friday assured that adequate steps would be taken to guarantee financial autonomy of local governments in future. He gave the assurance when he received the resolutions of state Houses of Assembly on the constitution fourth alteration bill in Abuja. The senate president advised Nigerians not ... Read More »

National Identity Card Would’ve Helped Minimized Insecurity Threat – Mark

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Senate President David Mark has asked the National Identity Management Commission to fast track action on the issuance of the biometrics national identity card to Nigerians because it was the needed tool to curtail crimes in the country. According to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul ... Read More »

Count Me Out Of Plot To Remove Senate President Mark – Saraki


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, distanced himself from the alleged moves by some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senators to impeach the Senate President, David Mark, saying the masterminds are on their own. Saraki, who is representing Kwara Central in the Senate, said ... Read More »

Alleged Plot To Impeach Mark ‘Unfounded And Misleading’ – Senate

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The Nigerian Senate has dismissed media reports that some aggrieved Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are plotting to impeach Senate President David Mark. According to the reports, the aggrieved senators were those who lost out in the just concluded PDP senatorial primaries and their grouse with Mark stems ... Read More »

2015 Election: PDP Has Serious Opponents To Contend With – Mark


The Senate President, Mr. David Mark, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against complacency ahead of the 2015 general elections, saying the party has serious opponents to contend with at all levels. The senate president gave the warning at the Presidential Villa Abuja last night during the inauguration of ... Read More »

Mark Wins Senatorial Ticket Of Benue South Again


Senate President, David Mark, Saturday in Otukpo, emerged as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the fifth time in the Benue South Senatorial district primaries. Mark scored 384 votes out of 389 to win nomination as his opponent Mike Onoja stepped down at the venue of ... Read More »