Why Senator Joy Emodi was dubbed the Joy of the Senate by the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has never been revealed. But the woman who was removed from the Senate last Thursday by the Court of Appeal was an accomplished legislator who left a memorable legacy in her legislative and personal conducts that inspired joy in the gloomiest days of the Senate.Read More
Chief Alphonsus Igbeke who obtained a court judgment penultimate Thursday to remove Senator Joy Emodi from the Senate may have perfected a way upstaging legislators from his native Anambra State in the courtsRead More
By Emma Aziken Pity the lot of Chief Tony Anenih last Wednesday as the local politics of attrition between him and Governor Adams Oshiomhole took centre stage in the Senate chambers on that day. It was a contest that the most zealot of the famous leaderâ€™s followers would not have bargained for. As the battle
Senator David Markâ€™s remarkable voyage as a democrat was perhaps underlined last Thursday as he firmly took position against coup plotters.Read More
Senator Grace Folashade Bent, the Yoruba born female Senator representing Adamawa South senatorial district can never go unnoticed wherever she is. If not her fashionable style then her outspokenness would give away the trendy and trenchant Senator in any gathering.Read More
It was a constitutional milestone that ordinarily should have been accorded worthy headlines in the dailies. However, the passage of the first amendments to the 1999 Constitution was buried in the aftermath of the commotion that followed the alleged return of President Umaru Yarâ€˜Adua to the country last Wednesday.Read More
It is remarkable that as the Senate basks in accolades of commendation over its seeming positive role in stabilizing the polity that mention is today being made of its equally very efficient â€œmortuaryâ€. That is the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.Read More
Last Tuesdayâ€™s resolution which captured President Umaru Yarâ€˜Aduaâ€™s BBC interview as a transmission to the National Assembly of his medical incapacitation may have stretched the limits of reasoning. But it undoubtedly was a definite solution to the constitutional logjam that befell the country.Read More
The Senate has in recent years expressed its intellectual prowess through the oratorical expertise of its spokespersons.
The concept of Senate spokesperson was conceived by the Anyim Senate which appointed Senator Jonathan Zwingina as its official spokesman.
It was the first time President Shagari would be known to have publicly visited the National Assembly in Abuja.
The letter handed over to Senator Mark echoed the resolution adopted by the Senate the day before urging President Yarâ€˜Adua to comply with constitutional provisions requiring him to handover to his deputy while on holiday or medical vacation.
The collaboration between Senate Presidents and their deputies in the fourth republic has until the Mark â€“ Ekweremadu dispensation been a cat and mouse affair.Read More
It is just like yesterday. But it was twenty seven years ago that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as head of the then ruling military junta proclaimed democracy unrealistic in the immediate future in Nigeria.Read More
The Evan Enwerem Senate is remembered for being a rubber stamp of the executive. The Chuba Okadigbo Senate is hailed for among others, its sound articulation of legislative procedures, flamboyant ventilation of parliamentary cadence, but also, for the contract scandal that eclipsed it.Read More
Senator David Mark should today have been receiving the esteemed title of Olorogun of The Source from His Majesty, Oba Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife.Read More
Without Omisore or Omoworare to represent Ife East in the Senate there is no doubt that the real losers would be the people of Osun East who would be deprived of the privileges that a Senator would otherwise fight for them. In Omisoreâ€™s case, some colleagues accused him of cornering some major water projects for the South in the 2009 budget to Osun East for his constituency!Read More