The presidency, on Tuesday, indicted the leadership of the 7th National Assembly, over its alleged failure to carryout a proper oversight on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It said its failure led to the alleged corruption and stealing of public funds which it said characterised the last administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Senator David Mark was the President of the 6th and 7th Senate, while the current Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, held sway as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 7th National Assembly. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, who addressed Senate Correspondents, said lawmakers’ failure led to the alleged siphoning of the security funds by the former N
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, January 1, 2018, held a closed-door meeting with former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, in Abuja. Though, details of the meeting were not revealed; Evena word on the reasons behind such unusual meeting. ...more details shortly
Immediate-past President of the Senate, David Mark, on Wednesday, spoke on the floor for the first time in two years and four months. This is the first time he is speaking on the floor of the Senate since the 8th National Assembly was inaugurated on the 9th of June, 2017. Mark spoke, when his only bill sponsored in two years, was read for the second time. Its titled “A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal University of Health Science, Utukpo and other related matters connected thereto, 2017.” Unlike others bills read on the floor, Mark only read an abridged version of it. Many lawmakers wanted to speak on the issue, but we’re restricted by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided. Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, while speaking, said in other clim
The youth wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has clarified why Nigerians should line behind previous Senate President, David Mark, as their leader in 2019. The group on Wednesday said that it had finished up courses of action for the take-off of David Mark rally in Sokoto, at the end of the week, in support of its prefered candidate. The national coordinator of the group, Alhaji Abdullahi Ali Kano, told newsmen that the rally was aimed at mobilizing support for Mark’s presidency. Ali Kano, who served as a member of the 2015 PDP Presidential Campaign Council and delegate to the 2014 National Conference, said Mark had all the qualities needed in a leader. “Mark has never, since the inception of the PDP, left the party. For 19 years, he has remained faithful and loyal to t
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a youth group in Benue State has kicked off campaign for David Mark’s presidential presidency in Makurdi, Benue State. This is coming barely two weeks after a group under the auspices of Middle Belt Volunteers presented the ex-senate president for president. Members of the new youth group, who stormed the PDP secretariat in Makurdi on Tuesday, were seen displaying placards bearing various inscriptions in support of David Mark for president. One of the youth leaders, Otse Samuel described Mark as the only one who was capable of bringing the desired change to Nigeria. Speaking with our report on phone, Samuel called on Nigerian youths to support Mark for president in 2019. “Mark remains our best choice. He is the only person who can bring
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has express confidence that Senator David Mark if given the opportunity by Nigerians will make a better President. Obasanjo said this at the VIP wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja where he was accosted by journalists to sample his opinions about the country and 2019 elections. According to him, "I am confident in the ability of Senator Mark, to stabilize the country if Nigerians could entrust their mandates with him" Obasanjo who described David Mark, as one of the intelligent politician so far, noted that the like of Sen. Mark, are very few in the country, hence the need to tap from his experience. Chief Obasanjo, said he is no longer a politician but can support any formidable and eligible candidate that has the requ...
Former Senate President, David Mark, has demanded the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of the incessant killings in Benue State, nigerianbulletin reports. In a statement released by his media aide, Paul Mumeh yesterday, David Mark condemned the ‘unabating invasion’ that has led to the death of hundreds of Benue indigenes, and destruction of property worth millions of naira. According to him, the situation is “intolerable” and must not continue. “Our people can no longer go freely to their farms and markets to pursue their legitimate businesses. Even those who stay at home for fear of being attacked are not free," he said. “I’m yet to be told what the offence of the man or woman, living in his/her own land, is. The killings of our people have continued yet, nobody has been a