10th Senate: Analysis of Senator Yari’s legislative agenda (I) By Saminu Ibrahim

The inhabitants of the six local government areas that constitute Zamfara west Senatorial district; Anka, Bakura, Maradun, Talata Mafara, Bukkuyum and Gummi are basking in the euphoria of quality representation at the 10th senate, sequel to the emergence of Dr. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari (Shattiman Zamfara) the senator representing Zamfara west zone. Prior to the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly election, Yari had already set in motion programme of action for his constituents. Indeed, while his opponents and contemporaries were circulating posters at public places, Shehi, as he is fondly…

DSS debunks online media reports on alleged invasion of ICPC,CCB Offices

The Department of State Services (DSS) has refuted reports by sections of the online media particularly SaharaReporters, Peoples Gazette and Jackson Ude on alleged invasion of ICPC and CCB Offices.   The Service in a statement by its Spokesperson,Dr.Afunanya Peter stated that the news platforms variously and wrongly fed the public with misleading narratives and accusations against it.     DSS said; “For instance, SaharaReporters wrote that the Service stormed the Independent Corrupt Pratices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and carted away certain…

APC Group reacts to Senator Yari’s outburst on Senate Presidency Election

An APC Pressure Group,The Godswill Project (TGP),has reacted to the Channels TV interview of Senator Abdulaziz Yari (APC, Zamfara State) in the aftermath of the election for the Senate President in which he contested with Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio (now the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) but was defeated.   In the interview, Sen. Yari lamented that he and his group were always “taking stock” until a few hours into the election of those senators who would vote for him and they took “stock of over 76”…

10th Senate Leadership: I felt betrayed by election result, says Yari

Major contender for the 10th Assembly Senate President seat, Senator Abdulaziz Yari, has said that he felt betrayed by the outcome of the 10th Assembly leadership election result.   Senators during the inauguration of the 10th Assembly voted for the presiding officers where Senator Godswill Akpabio emerged as Senate President having polled 63 votes leaving his rival, Yari with 46 votes.   Although the National Working Committee of the All Progressive Party had anointed both Akpabio and Jibrin Barau for Senate President and Deputy Senate President respectively, Yari had kicked…

SENATE PRESIDENCY: Abdulaziz Yari And His Impetuous Ambition

Legend told us, in one of the parables of the Tortoise, that, in his usual boastful, self-conceited, larger-than-life image of himself, announced to his neighbors that he would soon be setting out on a journey. His neighbors thought it was a needless and wasteful trip and therefore tried to dissuade him from embarking on that venture. But the tortoise would have none of what he believed was their glib and irresponsible admonition. Eventually, his neighbors gave up trying to dissuade him and asked; “since you must go on this journey,…

FEBRUARY CONVENTION: APC’s emerging battle of 2 generations

After months of uncertainty, the die is now cast in the race for the National Chairmanship of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. February 2022 has been announced as the month for the National convention,at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari and suddenly, aspirants for the party’s top job have been roused from slumber. So while the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seems to have settled its leadership crisis by settling for 69 year old Iyorchia Ayu as party chairman by some form of concession,it does look like…