APC, Saraki and Senate presidency

Truth is the Presidency and the lawmakers know that the National Assembly was scheduled to go on eight-week recess starting from July 26, 2018.

Zacheaus Adebayo

Integrity, according to Cambridge Dictionary, is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change. So, the more one listens to the bizarre arguments by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership, chieftains, and senators on why Senator Bukola Saraki must resign his position as Senate President, following his defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the more one wonders in bewilderment over the ricocheting hypocrisy of a people that ought to be shining lights in integrity and honesty.

Section 50 (1)(a) of the 1999 Constitution clearly provides that “There shall be a President and a Deputy President of the Senate, who shall be elected by members of that House from among themselves.”

Section 50(1)(b) and Section 92(1) make exactly the same provision…

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APC, Saraki and Senate presidency

Truth is the Presidency and the lawmakers know that the National Assembly was scheduled to go on eight-week recess starting from July 26, 2018.

Zacheaus Adebayo

Integrity, according to Cambridge Dictionary, is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change. So, the more one listens to the bizarre arguments by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership, chieftains, and senators on why Senator Bukola Saraki must resign his position as Senate President, following his defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the more one wonders in bewilderment over the ricocheting hypocrisy of a people that ought to be shining lights in integrity and honesty.

Section 50 (1)(a) of the 1999 Constitution clearly provides that “There shall be a President and a Deputy President of the Senate, who shall be elected by members of that House from among themselves.”

Section 50(1)(b) and Section 92(1) make exactly the same provision…

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I’m into kidnapping because someone told me it’s lucrative – Mechanic

Enyioha Opara, Minna

The Niger State Police Command said on Sunday that it had arrested a 30-year-old man, Sani Mohammed, for attempting to kidnap one Stella Agbachi, of Top Medical Road, Tunga, Minna, the state capital.

The police detectives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the command, it was gathered, apprehended the suspect while trying to escape.

READ ALSO: Soldiers raid bandits’ hideout, free captives

Northern City News learnt that the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to have attempted a series of abductions in different parts of the state, but did not succeed.

The suspect, an auto mechanic, who hailed from Zumba in the Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, said he was desperate to make money to meet his personal needs.

Mohammed told our correspondent that he attempted to abduct some victims for ransom because he learnt that kidnapping was lucrative.

“After hearing that kidnapping is a lucrative business where one can make a lot of money, I said…

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I’m into kidnapping because someone told me it’s lucrative – Mechanic

Enyioha Opara, Minna

The Niger State Police Command said on Sunday that it had arrested a 30-year-old man, Sani Mohammed, for attempting to kidnap one Stella Agbachi, of Top Medical Road, Tunga, Minna, the state capital.

The police detectives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the command, it was gathered, apprehended the suspect while trying to escape.

READ ALSO: Soldiers raid bandits’ hideout, free captives

Northern City News learnt that the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to have attempted a series of abductions in different parts of the state, but did not succeed.

The suspect, an auto mechanic, who hailed from Zumba in the Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, said he was desperate to make money to meet his personal needs.

Mohammed told our correspondent that he attempted to abduct some victims for ransom because he learnt that kidnapping was lucrative.

“After hearing that kidnapping is a lucrative business where one can make a lot of money, I said…

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Security votes, Ortom and witch-hunt

Now that the 2019 elections are fast approaching, what has the EFCC done to checkmate politicians using security votes for campaigns or to buy votes?

Casmir Igbokwe

Like a sore thumb, it has continued to pain us. Yet we have failed to find a cure for it. It is the root of many corrupt practices by the executive arm of government. But we have refused to uproot it. We call it security vote. As the 2019 general election approaches, politicians will deploy it to achieve maximum effect.

Security vote is usually not subject to legislative oversight or independent audit. This is why it is surprising that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, over its alleged misuse. Media reports last week quoted the anti-graft agency as alleging that the governor defrauded his state to the tune of N22 billion. The EFCC is also investigating 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly for allegedly diverting N375 million meant for…

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Security votes, Ortom and witch-hunt

Now that the 2019 elections are fast approaching, what has the EFCC done to checkmate politicians using security votes for campaigns or to buy votes?

Casmir Igbokwe

Like a sore thumb, it has continued to pain us. Yet we have failed to find a cure for it. It is the root of many corrupt practices by the executive arm of government. But we have refused to uproot it. We call it security vote. As the 2019 general election approaches, politicians will deploy it to achieve maximum effect.

Security vote is usually not subject to legislative oversight or independent audit. This is why it is surprising that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, over its alleged misuse. Media reports last week quoted the anti-graft agency as alleging that the governor defrauded his state to the tune of N22 billion. The EFCC is also investigating 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly for allegedly diverting N375 million meant for…

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