Showing posts with label Mark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nigeria is destined for greatness – Mark

Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to have faith and remain steadfast in promoting peace and unity no matter the challenges.  Mark in a goodwill message to Nigerians to mark this year’s Independence Day anniversary said the indivisibility of our nation is not negotiable because there’s no better place than Nigeria.

He recalled the nation’s chequered political history since 1960, during which Nigeria went through 30 months old fratricidal civil war, various ethno-religious conflicts and assured that our crisis are surmountable.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Nigeria Remains The Hope Of Africa- Senate President David Mark

The Nigerian senate president, David Mark, on Thursday reiterated that Nigeria remains the hope of Africa despite her current security challenges.

This was made known during this year’s Democracy Day special church service at the St. Mulumba’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja, as contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh.

Mark urged Nigerians not to feel bad about the challenges associated with democracy because it remained the best and acceptable form of government, noting that there was no other option to democracy as it offers the opportunity for participatory and representative government. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PDP Crisis deepens: Saraki, 10 others shun meeting with Mark

Former Kwara State Governor  Bukola Saraki and 10 other  Peoples Democratic Party senators,  who  defected  to the All Progressives Congress,   twice  shunned  their scheduled   meeting with Senate President  David Mark on Monday.  The other senators are    Adamu Abdulahi, Shaba Lafiagi, Ibrahim Gobir, Aisha Al-Hassan, Magnus Abe, Wilson Ake, Jibrilla   Bindowo,  Danjuma Goje, Ali Ndume and Umar Dahiru.   The Senate President had arrived  in his office at about 10am, which was the initial time for the meeting   and waited till 2.05pm before he left for his residence when it was obvious that the aggrieved senators would not turn up. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Senate President David Mark Pleaded with Beijing To Release 490 Nigerian Prisoners

Senate President David Mark has pleaded with Beijing to release 490 Nigerians languishing in Chinese prisons. He begged the Chinese leader, Mr. Zhang Dejiang to review the cases of  366 Nigerians in Chinese prisons, 120 awaiting trial and four already sentenced to death under the transfer of prisoners arrangement.

Continue after the break.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Don’t Impose Your Daughter As New Market Leader, Lagos PDP Warns Tinubu

daughter is a full time market woman.
The Lagos State PDP has warned former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, to rescind his decision to impose his young daughter, Shade Tinubu-Ojo, as the new Leader of Market Women in the State.
The former governor had announced this choice during the 8th day Firdau prayer for his late mother and former national leader of Nigerian market women, Abibat Mogaji.In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, the Lagos state PDP said it noted “that the much touted democrat should allow the simple tenets of democracy to prevail in the selection of a new leader for the market women, more so as there is no cogent evidence that his nominee and 
The statement claimed that Mr Tinubu plans to confirm this choice to market leaders at a meeting he has summoned to hold on Tuesday at his residence.

Friday, June 14, 2013

We are Not Going Back On Same S-èx Marriage..Don't Disturb Us - Mark Speaks

Senate President David Mark has said the decision of the National Assembly to ban same-s-èx marriage in the country was irreversible. Mark, according to a statement, said this at a dinner hosted in his honour by the Nigerian Community in Prague, Czech Republic, yesterday.
The Senate president explained that the bill, which has been approved by both chambers of the National Assembly, would not in any way infringe on the rights of Nigerians. He said: “The law against same-s-èx marriage is an approval of the wishes of the generality of Nigerians who are desirous of living within our cultural bounds. “The law is not designed to infringe on the human rights of Nigerians in any way.
Also, wherever you go in our country today, our people are completely in support of the National Assembly because the practice of same-s-ex, as you all know, is alien to us.”

Friday, June 7, 2013

Nigeria can’t survive another civil war –Mark ( Do You Agree ?)

The President of the Senate, David Mark, on Thursday said those beating the drums of war ahead of the 2015 elections, should realise that no nation survives two civil wars. Mark said this in Abuja while addressing his colleagues during a special plenary session to mark the end of the Second Legislative Session of the 7th Senate.
He said, “Those beating the drums of war should realise that no nation can survive two civil wars in one lifetime.
“These trends must stop, and we must all remember that the nation is greater than the sum total of its parts.”
Mark said this just as he lashed out at elected public officeholders whom he accused of abandoning governance in pursuit of their personal ambitions ahead of the elections.
According to him, the vaulting personal ambitions among politicians was over-heating the polity and distracting officeholders from the onerous task of governance.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jonathan to critics - ''Develop your marking scheme and mark us''

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday challenged observers and critics of the administration to develop a marking scheme to appropriately grade the performance of his administration. At the same time the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Minister of National Planning, Shamsudeen Usman, highlighted the performance of the Jonathan administration.

The president said this at the presentation of his midterm scorecard to Nigerians and the global community.

Mr. Jonathan said his two years performance should be compared with those of previous Nigerian leaders and other African leaders.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Terrorists May Over-Run Nigeria, Mark Warns

The Senate President David Mark warned, Sunday, that unless everybody comes together to tackle the security challenge, the perpetrators might over run the country.
This came as the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday, directed the AIG in charge Zone 4, Mike Zuokumor, to relocate to Lafia, Nasarawa State, following last Wednesday’s killing of scores of Policemen in the state by the Ombatse sect group and the delay in investigation to apprehend the culprits.
The Senate President who expressed grave concern over the continued killings and wanton destruction of property in the country argued that foreigners who might be accused of being sponsors of members Boko Haram sect currently terrorising some parts of the country would not succeed if Nigerians were not involved internally as willing tools for the deadly act.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg To Visit Akwa Ibom Next Month

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is to visit Akwa Ibom in next month, the Niger Delta Young Professionals, a non governmental group, has said.Facebook is a social networking service launched in February, 2004, with over one billion active users.The Chairman of the Niger Delta Young Professional, Mr Moses Siasia, made the announcement when he paid a courtesy visit on Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom on Friday.Siasia said that Zuckerberg had been invited as one of the guest speakers during his groups youth economic summit, scheduled to hold in Uyo from May 28 to May 29.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

David Mark, Tambuwal Lock Out Of Office In Abuja

Hundreds of protesters, who were wrongfully disengaged by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) stormed the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, in the early hours of Tuesday and grounded all activities, locking out the President of the Senate, David Mark, Speaker of the House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal, other lawmakers, staff and visitors to the complex.

TON gathered that the angry protesters who stormed the assembly complex with sleeping mats, beddings and their kids, vowed not to vacate the premises until their demands were met.  
They are, among other issues, demanding that President Goodluck Jonathan sack the DG of the NIMC, Chris Onyenema over the sack of over 4,000 staff without following due process, their reinstatement or payment of their full benefits.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NFF pressured Keshi to accept foreign boss —Mark

Coach Stephen Keshi resignation saga is throwing up more facts as the Senate President David Mark on Tuesday revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation had pressured him into signing a fresh clause to his contract that would have placed a new foreign technical adviser above him.Mark made the revelation in Abuja while addressing the Senate on his trip to Africa Nations Cup and the crisis that hit the Nigeria camp immediately after winning the trophy on Sunday.
President of the Senate said that he spoke to Keshi on the phone on Tuesday morning and confirmed that the coach had actually resigned, and cited reasons of interference for his decision.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

David Mark Implicated In SSS Recruitment Scandal

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service or State Security Services (SSS) has been hit by arecruitment scandal involving the violation of the principle of federal character.  Senate President David Mark is also implicated in the sordid affair.
Impeccable sources close to the SSS told News Express that during the last recruitment exercise embarked upon by the Service “David Mark alone sent in over 40 names of his kinsmen in clear and flagrant violation of the Federal Character principle.”


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