Ndume tried to embarrass me – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, has said that former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, tried to “embarrass” him, by accusing him of importing bullet-proof SUV jeep worth N370million. The Senate had in March, suspended Senator Ali Ndume for six months, for raising false allegations against Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye through order 14 and 15 at…

Ndume’s suspension: APC National Working Committee meet senate caucus

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Chief John Odigie Oyegun is currently in a close door meeting with Senators on the platform of the APC. Oyegun who arrived at the Senate hearing room with the entire members of his Committee is set to discuss the suspension of Senator Ali…

I have no power to recall Ndume from suspension – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said he has “no powers” to reverse the suspension of a former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume. He made the disclosure while addressing State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. Reacting to questions on Ndume’s suspension, Saraki said…

NDUME: Gov Shettima leads Borno elders to Saraki (Photos)

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Friday led some prominent leaders of the state to visit the Senate President Bukola Saraki. The visit may not be unconnected to the suspension of Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno central, who was recently suspended for six months. Among those who reportedly followed Governor Shettima on the visit…

Ndume deserves heavier punishment – Prof. Okolie

A Professor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Aloysius Okolie has applauded the Nigerian Senate for slamming a six-month suspension on Senator Ali Ndume for bringing the upper house into disrepute. Prof. Okolie, of the Department of Political Science, was speaking with newsmen in Nsukka on Friday. According to the professor, it was wrong for…

Senate’s suspension of Ndume illegal, says former NBA chairman

Mr Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Minna Branch, on Thursday said that the Senate has gone beyond its authority on its decision to suspend Sen. Ali Ndume. Jonathan told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna that the resolution was clearly an abuse of the Constitution. “The……

BREAKING: Senate suspends Ali Ndume, clears Saraki, Dino Melaye of wrongdoing

The Senate on Wednesday suspended Senator Ali Ndume for six months for raising false allegations against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye through order 14 and 15 at plenary last week. The suspension follows report of Senator Samuel Anyanwu-led committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges which recommended for his suspension for one…

Ndume in trouble, as Saraki plots his suspension

There are strong indications that the immediate-past Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, may be suspended by the Senate soon, over what has been described as ‘uncomplimentary’ statements made by the lawmaker. Ripples Nigeria learnt from multiple sources that plans have been concluded and that an advanced stage has been reached in the camp of the…

Ndume’s trial: Court adjourns hearing till March 27

The Federal High Court, Maitama Abuja, on Thursday adjourned the trial of Sen. Mohammed Ndume, charged with allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram activities, till March 27. Justice Gabriel Kolawale adjourned the matter at the instance of the prosecution. In his ruling, Justice Kolawale said: “The prosecution’s motion on notice dated Jan. 13 is adjourned till March……

Saraki clashes with Ndume during 2017 Budget debate

Former Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, clashed with Senate President Bukola Saraki, during the debate on the 2017 Budget on Wednesday. Ndume claimed his name was skipped when the lawmakers were speaking on the Budget. Saraki had announced that 39 Senators were listed for the exercise for the day, at the beginning of…

No ‘alignment’ will take me away from Buhari – Ndume

Former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, yesterday restated his support for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Ndume, who was recently replaced with Senator Ahmed Lawan as Senate Leader, said this in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Ndume also gave a subtle confirmation that talks on formarion of a new party were on by political heavyweights. “For…