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You didn’t make me senate president, I was elected by senators- Saraki fires back at ApC

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You didn’t make me Senate President, I was elected by senators – Saraki fires back at ApC 

By Haruna Yusuf Abuja

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki Wednesday declared that his occupation of the office of the presidency of the Senate was not ceded to him by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, but through an election by senators.

He made the declaration while briefing newsmen across the world over the siege to the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS.

His reaction followed the persistent calls by the ruling party for him to relinquish his official position as Senate President given the fact that he recently defected the APC to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Responding to this demand, he said, “I was not made the Senate President solely by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, but through my contest and victory in the election of the Senate presidency conducted by the upper chamber.

“It was a mandate by all the lawmakers from different political platforms.

“The position by the rule of the parliament is not a preserve of any political party even not on whether or not the party in majority. But the collective majority of individual members of the parliament across party lines.”

Saraki, however, maintained that his emergence and occupation of the office was by the extant rule and his removal as being plotted by some disaffected members must also come through the same rule.

 

 













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State of Roads: Minister of state works Visits Gov. Buni

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State of Roads: Minister of State Works visits Gov. Buni

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, yesterday received in audience the Hon. Minister of State Works, Engr. Abubakar D Aliyu

The duo discussed the condition of federal roads in the state.

The Minister noted that the visit was to explore more partnership with the state government to attract more federal presence especially in the road sector.

“I am here to discuss with His Excellency the Governor, the condition of federal roads in the state”

“As an ambassador of the state in the Federal Executive Council, this is a home coming and in furtherance to our collective drive to strengthen the synergy between the state and federal governments” he said.

Governor Buni commended the minister for keeping in touch to complement the efforts of the state government through improvement of federal roads in the state.

“The visit is a good effort towards collective responsibility to discuss areas of intervention to enhance infrastructural development in the state” he said.

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Security: Gov. Buni Meets CG NSCDC

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Security : Gov. Buni meets CG NSCDC

By Daily Hint, Abuja

In continuation of his contact strategy to security chiefs to improve the security situation in Yobe state, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has again met with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

The Governor and the Commandant General deliberated on the renewed attacks and the need for improved strategy to check the attacks on the border communities.

He said, it has become worrisome that after enjoying relative peace across the state for some time, there is a renewed security breach which has displaced residents of Geidam and Kanama.

” We have to look inwards and work in synergy to check the attacks witnessed in recent times.

“The state government is ever ready to support the security agencies to succeed” Governor Buni said.

The governor earlier today met with the Chief of Army staff Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

It could be recalled that Governor Buni met the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Iraboh last week on the security situation in the state.

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Gov. Buni Meets Chief Of Army Staff

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Gov. Buni meets Chief of Army Staff

By Daily Hint, Abuja

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor of Yobe state and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has today met with the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru to discuss the security situation in the state and possible ways forward.

Gov. Buni said the contact strategy was necessary to brief the security chiefs and to share ideas for a practical and lasting solution to the security challenge in the state.

He expressed the determination of his administration to support the security agencies in the collective fight against insurgency.

“There have been renewed attacks on our border communities, l have visited the Chief of Army staff to solicit for reinforcement and all the necessary support to protect the state.

“On our part, the state government will provide the necessary support and cooperation to the security agencies to improve the security situation in the state” Gov. Buni said.

He urged the communities to cooperate with the security operatives saying, “this is a collective responsibility and contribution to the war against insurgency”.

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