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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Mark Hails INEC For Improved Exercise

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The Senate President, Senator David Mark, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and security operatives for the orderly conduct of the 2015 Governorship and State Assembly elections so far. In a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Paul Mumeh, the senate president, however, reiterated the need ... Read More »

Mark Takes Swipe At PDP Defectors, Says They’re “Fair Weather Friends”

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Senate President David Mark on Wednesday described those who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the wake of the party’s defeat at the Presidential polls as fair weather friends. Mark insisted that he would not defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in order to retain his seat as ... Read More »

Mark Congratulates Buhari, Says History Will Be Kind To Jonathan

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Senate President, David Mark, has congratulated the President-elect, Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), for emerging victorious in Saturday’s presidential election. Mark said Buhari winning the poll was a “reflection” of the wishes of the majority of Nigerians, who elected him as the next President of the country. The senate president, who ... Read More »

Mark Laments Faulty Card Readers

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The President of the Senate, David Mark, has described the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday as largely peaceful in his constituency. In a statement yesterday, Mr. Mark, however, expressed concern over the reported cases of faulty card readers. The senate president said after he cast ... Read More »

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

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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 »