Former president of the Senate, David Mark, has told Nigerians not to despair in the face of the daunting economic and socio-political challenges but to remain steadfast for democracy to endure.
Former Senate President, David Mark, yesterday escaped death in Agatu after he was attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The David Mark Campaign Organization today refuted in strong terms media reports credited to the Director of Publicity, Dan Onjeh,Campaign Organization Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi, alluding to the fact that Senator Mark has recruited militants from the Niger Delta to prosecute his rerun.
AKOR SYLVESTER, Abuja Bureau Chief
The Benue State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Emmanuel Agbo has said nobody can stop the victory of former Senate President, Senator David Mark in the Benue South Senatorial rerun election scheduled to hold on February 20, 2016.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, ABUJA
Nine months after submission of National Conference Reports, President Goodluck yesterday forwarded National Conference report to Senate for consideration 48 hours to handing over to another administration.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
Crisis brewing between President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly on some provisions of the Constitution Amendment Bill deepened yesterday with the Senate requesting for original copy of the bill containing the signature page earlier sent to the President for assent.
President Jonathan in a letter to Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday, said he would not assent to the amendments because they do not satisfy the strict requirements of Section 9(3) of the 1999 Constitution.
Resumed sitting of the Senate on Tuesday was stalled due to lack of quorum.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that only 13 Senators out of 109 members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly were present, a development that prompted the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, to call for adjournment.
Assurances by Senate President, David Mark, on the resolve of the nation’s parliament to work towards the passing of the lingering Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is a very welcome development, coming against the background of spirited opposition by interest groups who have contrived to block the passage of a well thought-out policy that is meant to boost the revenue base of the country and better the lot of Nigerians.