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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 »

Mark Identifies Solution To Nigeria’s Security Challenges


Senate President, David Mark has identified the solution to Nigeria’s security, political and socio-economic challenges. Mark said “only if we turn to Him (God) to salvage the myriads of crisis facing the nation,” will God heal our land. “What the country is passing through at the moment is a test ... Read More »

Dimension Of Boko Haram Attacks On Damaturu Frightening – Mark

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The Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday expressed fear at the magnitude of the attack carried out by the Boko Haram sect on Monday and their effrontery in trying to seize Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Mark stated this while commenting on the motion brought by Senator Ahmed Lawan representing ... Read More »

Mark Calls For Smooth Transition In 2015, Condemns Senseless Kano Mosque Attack

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Senate President David Mark on Saturday called for a smooth electoral process that would make the 2015 general elections most credible and acceptable by all parties vying for positions. According to Mark, the electoral process should be based firmly on the rule of law and will of the people rather ... Read More »

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, 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


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 »