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Nass Crisis: Sen Olujimi reveals how PdP made Saraki Senate President, explains why ApC can’t impeach him

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NASS crisis: Senator Olujimi reveals how PDP made Saraki Senate President, explains why APC can’t impeach him 

Haruna Yusuf Abuja   11/8/2018


The Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has stated that it was the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senators that installed Bukola Saraki, as the Senate President, adding that the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacks the majority to remove him.

She said the APC had lost its majority status in the chamber, noting that the PDP had the same number with the ruling party.

Olujimi dismissed the recent calls by the APC, its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Prof. Itse Sagay, Buhari’s aide for Saraki’s resignation on moral grounds.

“I don’t understand what they are saying because they need two-thirds majority to remove him. They should bring the numbers, that is all. They don’t need to talk on the pages of newspapers. They don’t even have a simple majority right now, we are equal,” She was quoted by Punch as saying.

The lawmaker explained further, “There are two in ADC, two in APGA, two are dead and one is incarcerated (jailed Senator Joshua Dariye).

“That is seven. Take that from the total 109, you will get 102. Each of the PDP and the APC has 51 members respectively.”

Olujimi added, “What is morality in 51-51. He [Saraki] is sitting atop same number as theirs. It is a different case if they have 70 or at least 65, then their majority will be clear.

“Again, how many of them were party to our electing the Senate President? Just a handful of them. It was majorly by PDP senators.

“Out of the 53 votes he got, we gave him 42 of them. So, what are they talking about? Fifty-three senators put him there, though, we were not complete then, but we gave him 42 votes. They should be rational,” the lawmaker added.













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Qatar Government Pledges Support For Yobe State

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Qatar Government pledges support For Yobe state

By Daily Hint, Abuja

The state of Qatar has pledged to support Yobe state government in building infrastructure across the state.

The Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Abdulaziz Mubarak Al-Muhamadi, stated this on Friday when Governor Mai Mala Buni paid him a courtesy visit.

Al-Muhamadi said Qatar would construct schools, clinics and water facilities among others to complement government efforts to improve the lives of the people.

“The state of Qatar will support your government to improve the lives of your people with befitting facilities” he assured.

The Ambassador said the State of Qatar would also consider direct flight from Qatar to Yobe state through the Damaturu International cargo airport when completed to support direct investment into the state.

Governor Buni said Yobe state government would provide the necessary support for the partnership to succeed.

“This opportunity will support our programme and focus on infrastructural and economic development in the state” Buni said.

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Borno Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Satomi Empowers 250 Youths, Women Women With N25 Million Cash, As 1000 Others Gets Food Items

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BORNO FEDERAL LAWMAKER, HON. SATOMI  EMPOWERS 250 YOUTHS, WOMEN WITH N25 MILLION CASH, AS 1000 OTHERS GETS FOOD ITEMS

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI 

Member House of Representatives, Jere federal constituency in Borno state, Hon. Ahmed Satomi has on Wednesday shared a total of N25 million to 250 beneficiaries, even as about 1000 vulnerable groups got food items.

Just yesterday Satomi distributed food items to over 700 widows, mostly whose husbands were killed by Boko Haram sect in the constituency.

Recalled that the Lawmaker had recently doled out N47 million to better the lives of his people and make them economically self -reliant in this period of Ramadan fasting.

Speaking while distributing the monies and relief items to his electorate in Maiduguri, the lawmaker said apart from this gesture, he will ensure that dividends of democracy and inclusive representation achieved across all the political wards in the constituency.

He said, the beneficiaries of the cash which is in categories would get N250,000, N100,000, and 50,000 each, depending on their scale of businesses and farming capabilities.

While the other 1000 households got a bag of rice, sugar, cartons of spaghetti, milk and other condiments.

According to Satomi, the idea of assisting people, especially the vulnerable ones in the society was to reduce the rate of economic hardship and joblessness among youths and women groups, encourage the spirit of self- reliance and wealth creation in the society.

“All I need from the beneficiaries is to put into proper us the donations received and see that they empower themselves and other people through their businesses. This is the aim of the gesture and I urge them to be prudent,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Executive Chairman of Jere Council, Hon Gujja Tom thanked Satomi for always giving out assistance and supports to members of his constituency, especially at this critical time of needs.

He promised that the monies and items donated would reach all beneficiaries judiciously and timely.

 He therefore called on all and sundry to pray for good health and protection of Hon Satomi at all times, even as he said, the people of Jere are highly proud and satisfied with Satomi as their representative at the Lower Chamber.

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Development: Gov. Buni Meets Qatari Consultant on partnership

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Development: Gov. Buni meets Qatari Consultant on partnership

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, and APC National Chairman, yesterday, met with a Qatari based consultant Mr. Izid bih El Jouneid and discussed extensively on areas of partnership to improve education and economy of the state.

Izid was accompanied by the state commissioner for Basic Education Dr. Mohammed Sani Idris.

The discussion also considered areas where Non Governmental Organizations could assist the state government to support education in the state.

The governor welcomed the development saying it will complete government efforts in moving education in the state.

He commended the consultant for considering the state for the intervention.



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