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BREAKING: Akpabio consolidates as APC axes Ndume as senate whip

The controversial Senator is now faced with a decision to either resign from the APC or face a possible suspension from the party.   The All Progressives Congress (APC) has removed Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) from the position of senate chief whip. The party also directed Ndume’s replacement with Senator Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno North), a move that was complied with by senators of the ruling party on Wednesday during plenary.   The...

“This is not a Chamber, this looks like a conference hall” – Ndume laments poor condition of Senate chamber

Senator Ndume lamented over the tight sitting position, poor sound system and unavailability of a clock in the chamber.  The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has rejected the arrangements of the Senate Chamber. Ndume during Tuesday’s plenary lamented over the poor condition of the Chamber which according to him is not a chamber but similar to a conference hall. He called for an urgent need to address the poor...

“It is wrong timing” – Senator Ndume condemns hike in electricity tariff

The Senate Chief Whip, Ndume, called for the suspension of the hike to carry out further consultation. Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has rejected the recent hike in electricity tariff arguing that it comes at the wrong time, as Nigerians are yet to recover from the removal of fuel subsidy.  The Federal Government, through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), recently approved an increase in electricity tariff for customers under the Band A classification...

EXCLUSIVE: Citizens express concern over increased Hajj fare

Senator Ali Ndume had earlier condemned the increase, describing it as unfair and a calculated attempt to prevent Nigerian Muslims from taking part in the pilgrimage. The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has paid N500,000 each for 2,900 intending Kano pilgrims who will perform this year’s Hajj under the umbrella of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board. Governor Yusuf disclosed this on Wednesday in a post on his Facebook page, which according to him,...

Ndume condemns hike in Hajj fees, urges Tinubu, Governors to pay for pilgrims

Pilgrims, who had previously paid the commission N4.9 million each for the 2024 hajj, have been instructed to pay an extra N1.9 million no later than March 28, while the cost of registration is now N8.5 million. Senator Ali Ndume APC, Borno South), has condemned the increase in the rate for the 2024 Hajj by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), describing it as unfair and a calculated attempt to prevent Nigerian Muslims, particularly...

Senators trade words over N29 trillion Ways and Means funds

The ways and means debate had gone on seamlessly until Senator Ali Ndume began accusing the Senate of lacking powers to approve funds already spent. There was a heated argument between Senators over the N29 trillion Ways and Means funds by the immediate past administration. This argument began during the debate of a report submitted to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday by the Joint Committees on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Finance,...

CBN Relocation: Ndume clears air, urges apex bank to focus on monetary stability, inflation

Ndume said he doesn’t speak for the North, nor Northern senators, but in the interest of Nigerians and President Tinubu who he has enormous respect for. Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South), has stated that he has no resentment for opposing the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to relocate some of its units from the Abuja headquarters to Lagos State as his intervention was based on reality and the irrelevance of...

Ndume, Karimi trade words over Relocation of agencies from FCT to Lagos

Karimi had described Ali Ndume’s reaction to the relocation as “personal and does not in any way represent a position taken by the Senate.” The Chief Whip of the Senate, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has said that it is unpatriotic not to tell President Bola Ahmed Tinubu the truth about the happenings in the country.  This was in response to Senator Sunday Karimi (APC, Kogi West), who had earlier described Ndume’s reaction to...

BETTAGATE: Ndume hails Tinubu for suspending minister

Ndume says certain difficult choices must be made and some misdeeds of the administration must be reduced for President Tinubu to be successful and carry out his renewed hope agenda. Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately restrict the misconduct of a newly formed political cartel which is threatening to escalate if left unsupervised.  Ndume, who is presently performing the Hajj in Saudi Arabia however, praised President...

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