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‘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 »

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

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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…

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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

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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

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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 »

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