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I’ve Forgiven Rep Cheche For Assaulting Me – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, on Friday said he had forgiven Hon. Abdulmalik Cheche (PDP/Niger State) who assaulted him on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday during the pandemonium that ensued following the blockade of the National Assembly by security agents. A statement by the Special Adviser on ... Read More »

Governor Aliyu Apologises To David Mark Over Notorious Behaviour Of Lawmaker Representing Niger

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Niger State Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu has apologised to the Senate President, David Mark over the unruly behaviour of a lawmaker representing zone A of his state. The lawmaker was said to have attacked the Senate President during the rowdy session at the National Assembly on Thursday which led to ... Read More »

Yobe School Attack: Boko Haram Has Declared War On Nigeria And We Must Fight Back – Mark

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Senate President David Mark on Wednesday condemned the killing of 48 students in a suicide bomb attack at government secondary school in Potiskum, Yobe State on Monday. In a speech, the senate president said Boko Haram has declared war on Nigeria and appealed to the insurgents to desist from attacking ... Read More »

2015: Despite Fears, Nigeria’ll Emerge Stronger, United – Mark

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Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday expressed optimism that despite the growing anxiety and challenges ahead of the 2015 general elections, Nigeria would emerge stronger and more united as a nation. The senate president, who made this known when the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria, Michel Arrion, visited him ... Read More »

I’m Ready To Lay Down My Life For Stability Of Nigeria’s Democracy, Creation Of Apa State, Says 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, has reiterated his preparedness to lay down his life for the growth, sustenance and stability of peace in Nigeria. He also reiterated his commitment to ensuring the creation of Apa State for the people of Benue south senatorial district. Speaking when he hosted Idoma stakeholders ... Read More »

Senate Seeks Stakeholders’ Views On Degree-HND Dichotomy

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Senate President David Mark has advised that the Bill for an Act to Abolish and Prohibit Dichotomy and Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma in the same Profession/Field and related matters be sent for public hearing. Mark said this was in order to get the views of relevant ... Read More »

Senate Okays Life Imprisonment For defilers

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The Senate toughened Nigeria’s response to violence Thursday, approving new sanctions for a range of offences including r*pe which will now be punished with life imprisonment. The bill, sponsored by the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, will address some of the evil customs of the society, and would sufficiently protect people ... Read More »

Mark Condoles Alamieyeseigha Over Son’s Death, Mourns Elder Statesman, Tayo Akpata

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The Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday, expressed shock and sadness over the death of Oyamiefa, son of former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who died in Dubai in rather unclear circumstances. The senate president, in a condolence message to Alamieyeseigha, the family and the government of Bayelsa ... Read More »

2015: Mark, Tinubu, Ladoja, Others Seek Obasanjo’s Counsel In Abeokuta

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Ahead of the 2015 general election, the Abeokuta home of former President Olusegun Obasanjo has turned to a Mecca of sorts for politicians across the political divide, who seek the wise counsel of the elder statesman. To underscore his relevance on the political scene and wealth of experience from which ... Read More »

Nigeria @ 54: We’ve Made Appreciable Progress, Mark Says

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

Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to have faith and remain steadfast in promoting peace and unity no matter the challenges. The senate president in a goodwill message to Nigerians to mark this year’s Independence Day anniversary, said the indivisibility of our nation is not negotiable because there’s no ... Read More »

Benue Peoples’ Decision To Return David Mark To The Senate In 2015 Irrevocable, Says Suswam

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Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has advised those nursing the ambition to vie for the Benue South Senatorial District seat to perish their ambition because the state has decided to return Senate President David Mark. Suswam said this during the public presentation of a book: “Suswam, Politics and governance ... Read More »

‘David Mark Did Not Seek Postponement Of 2015 Poll’

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The Senate President, David Mark, did not call for the postponement of the 2015 general elections, his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, said yesterday. Ologbondiyan said the clarification became necessary, following alleged misrepresentation of the senate president’s position by a section of the media during Senate’s debate of ... Read More »

Declare Total War On Boko Haram, Senators Urge Jonathan

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Senators want President Goodluck Jonathan to declare “total war” on Boko Haram and has now said they will meet with him. The upper house lawmakers will urge Jonathan “to declare total war on Boko Haram in the northeastern part of Nigeria and wherever else in Nigeria they may be”. The ... Read More »

Adamawa By-Election: Ribadu, Seven Others Look To 2015, Withdraw From Race

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Ahead of tomorrow’s primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Adamawa State by-election, eight of the fourteen aspirants jostling for the governorship ticket, have stepped down from the race in the early hours of Friday. Following the impeachment of the former Governor, Murtala Nyako, the Independent National Electoral Commission, ... Read More »

JAMB Bars Candidates Without ICT Knowledge From UTME

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Candidates who are not computer literate will not be allowed to write any examination coordinated by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), starting from 2015, Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde has revealed. The JAMB Registrar, who spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Professor Odusola Ojerinde – his late ... Read More »

Senate C’ttee Tackles Waku Over Corruption Allegation

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The Senate Committee on Rules and Business has asked a one-time Senator, Joseph Waku, to retract his statement wherein he allegedly cast aspersion and insinuations of corrupt practices against members of the committee. Chairman of the committee, Senator Ita Enang, in a statement in Abuja, said Waku, who was a ... Read More »

Mark, Tambuwal, Greet Muslims On Sallah

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The Senate President, Senator David Mark has congratulated the Muslim Ummah for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, which he said the nation desires most at this trying times. This was contained in his goodwill message to Muslims in Abuja on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri. In a press statement ... Read More »

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 »