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Today’s Headlines: Senate Presidency: Sen Ali Ndume Reveals Sum Of Money Being Shared For Vote Buying; Tony Blair Pledge Support For Incoming Administration



Sen Ali Ndume Reveals Sum Of Money Being Shared For Vote Buying

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The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has provided insight on the sum of money shared by Senate President aspirants to senators-elect. The lawmaker, who is one of longest serving members of the red chamber, said some aspirants boast of their capabilities to share as much as $200,000 with fellow members to buy their votes. Speaking on Arise TV, the lawmaker was asked about the sum of money being shared with senators-elect to buy their votes ahead of the 10th Senate leadership election.

“I’ve said several times that the unfortunate thing that is happening is that the other candidates are talking about money. The only qualification that they are displaying is the amount of money that they tell Senators-elect that they can give them. People are talking about figures, but nobody has approached me. Some are talking about 10, 20, 30, 40 and even more than that. Some are even boasting that they will give every Senator up to $200,000. Figures are flying. That is the truth. That is honestly very unfortunate,” he said.

Tony Blair Pledges Support For Incoming Administration

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A former British Prime Minister, Sir Tony Blair, has pledged to support the incoming administration of Sen. Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s President-elect. According to a statement issued by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Tinubu’s Media Aide on Tuesday in Abuja, Blair committed when he visited the president-elect at the Defence House, Abuja.

He said the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, which he founded, would be a willing partner of the Tinubu administration, especially in prioritising its goals and delivery. Blair said since leaving office as the UK Prime Minister, he had been working with governments around the world to help them deliver on their mandates.

Declare Your Assets Before May 29 – CCB To Tinubu, Shettima, Govs

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The President-elect, Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima, have been directed to declare their assets before the May 29 inauguration. The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has also asked state governors to declare their assets before May 29. Mustapha Musa, the Special Assistant to CCB Chairman, Mohammed Isah, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja.

He said CCB had already issued the asset declaration forms to all newly elected and re-elected public officers in Nigeria, adding that there would be consequences if they default. Musa informed that asset declaration is part of the prerequisites for occupying or exiting a public office.

Gov AbdulRazaq Emerges New Chairman Of Nigeria Governors Forum

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Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman of Kwara state has emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum.

This is contained in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye Wednesday morning to journalists in Ilorin.

According to the statement, the exalted office was bestowed on him by his colleagues.

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