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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 »

Benue Killings: Perpetrators Are Beasts, Insane, Says David Mark

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Senate President David Mark yesterday lamented that terrorists in Nigeria had degenerated to the level of beasts and gradually becoming insane. The senate president stated this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.  Paul Mumeh, in Abuja while reacting to the latest round of killings in parts of ... Read More »

David Mark Mourns Senator Oduoye

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The Senate President, David Mark, has described the sudden death of Senator Simeon Olasunkanmi Oduoye, a former military administrator of Niger State as a huge loss to the nation. Senator Mark, in a condolence letter to the family of the deceased, stated that Oduoye was a distinguished military officer and ... Read More »

S’East Govs Forum Decry Attack On David Mark’s Convoy, Call On Security Agencies To ‘Sit Up’

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Governors of the five South-East states have condemned last Thursday’s attack on the convoy of the Senate President, David Mark in Imo State, describing same as a wicked act. Information Nigeria reported that the convoy of the advance team of Senator Mark, which was on its way to the burial ... Read More »

“ALWAYS PREPARE FOR DEATH”: Gunmen Attack Senate President David Mark’s Convoy In Imo State

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Imo State – On Thursday, Senate President David Mark’s convoy was ambushed by unidentified gunmen in Orlu area of Imo State. There were no casualties. Mark was en route to Nkwerre community to attend the burial ceremony of the late business mogul, John Richard Anyaehie. According to the press statement issued ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Senator Advocates Effective Policing Of Nigeria’s Borders

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Senator Domingo Obende on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland called for more effective measures in the policing of Nigeria’s borders. Obende (APC-Edo) made the call at an interactive session with journalists at the 130th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Geneva. Such measures, the Nigerian lawmaker said would help to check activities of ... Read More »

Mark Pledges Nigerian Lawmakers’ Commitment To Sustenance Of Democracy

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Senator David Mark, on Tuesday addressed the 130th General Assembly of the Inter – Parliamentary Union (IPU) holding in Geneva, Switzerland, with a commitment that Nigerian lawmakers would do everything within their powers to sustain the existing democracy in the West African country. The Nigerian Senate President, who also acted ... Read More »

I’ve Started The Process Of Replacing Old Politicians With Younger Ones In Plateau, Says Jang

FROM LEFT: PLATEAU COMMISSIONER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, PASTOR ABRAHAM YILJAP; DEPUTY GOVERNOR, IGNATIUS LONGJAN AND GOV. JONAH JANG BRIEFING NEWSMEN ON HIS MID-TERM REVIEW IN JOS

Governor of Plateau State and factional Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Jonah Jang, says he has started the process of replacing those he termed as “old brigades” with younger ones in Plateau politics. Said he: “We have set machineries in motion to weed the old brigades from contesting in ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Resist Plot To Destabilize The Country, Mark Urges Nigerians

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The Senate President, David Mark on Wednesday urged all Nigerians to rise up against the orchestrated plot to destabilise the country. Mark said this in Abuja when he decorated newly promoted police officers attached to his office with their new ranks. The Senate President said that government would be compelled ... Read More »

Anti-Gay Law: Mark Hails Jonathan’s ‘Courage’ In The Face Of Pressure From Powerful Nations

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President of the Senate, David Mark, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for summoning the courage to sign the Same s*x Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 into law despite what he called “tremendous pressure” from leaders of some of the most powerful nations on earth. Mark said as a result of pressure ... Read More »

Mark Advocates Tougher Sanctions Against Kidnapppers

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The Senate President, David Mark, on Sunday renewed his call for tougher sanctions against kidnappers to keep them out of circulation from other human beings. This is contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Paul Mumeh, in Abuja. Anambra, Edo, Bayelsa and Delta governments have already enacted ... Read More »

PDP Plans To Write 2015 General Elections Result In Ekiti, Says El-Rufai

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A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday in Kaduna again alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party was planning to rig the 2015 general elections in the country. The former minister, who noted that the All Progressives Congress was already aware of the ruling party’s sinister ... Read More »

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