Senator Diri Emerges Winner Of PDP Governorship Primary In Bayelsa
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 4, 2019
The Member representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Douye Diri, has emerge winner of the PDP Governorship Primary.
He clinched the Party’s ticket with a total of 561, to beat his closest Rival, Timi Alaibe, who got 365 votes out of 1,244 votes cast.
The total number of registered delegates was 1308, while the total number of accredited delegates, was 1244. A total of 16 votes were also decalred invalid.
Twenty-one (21) aspirants had picked the form of interest, with one of the aspirants, Talford Ongolo, stepping down from the race on the eve of the primary poll.
The Governor Darius Ishaku-led PDP Bayelsa State Governorship Primary Committee conducted the exercise at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.
The exercise, which began at 11:30pm Tuesday night ended at 5:00am Wednesday morning.
Senator Ndume warns malnutrition in North-East poses greater threat than Boko Haram
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 4, 2016
The Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume, at the weekend, painted a gloomy picture of what could befall the northeastern part of Nigeria, if drastic and proper measures are not forthcoming to address the prevailing malnutrition crisis in the region.
Ndume said Boko Haram onslaught has displaced millions of Nigerians, including women and children, leading to creation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, mainly in the affected states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
He noted that the prevailing crisis of malnutrition in the area is capable of causing a larger war than the one being waged against the insurgents.
Ndume spoke at a cocktail party in Abuja to mark the end of official Launch of the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari’s Get-Involved Initiative, aimed at stemming malnutrition in the area.
Senators, Reps failed to meet sitting quota – Falana
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 25, 2016
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the Accountant-General of the Federation to ensure that federal legislators are made to refund the money collected for the number of days they failed to sit in the National Assembly. He said this in a public lecture he delivered at the investiture of Dele Ojogbede as the President of Rotary Club, Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday.
Falana said due to incessant recesses embarked on in the last legislative year which ended on the ninth of June, 2016, the Senate only sat for ninety-six days while the House of Representatives sat for one hundred and four days out of the one hundred and eighty-one days which the Constitution stipulates as mandatory for the two chambers of the National Assembly to sit in the period. The lawyer argued that since the labour policy of ‘no work no pay’ is applicable to all public officers, the federal legislators ought not to have been paid for the period they failed to perform their duties.