Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
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The Leader of the forum, Chief Yandev Amaa-Bai, made the remark at a news conference in Makurdi on Friday.
The former governor of Benue State made the call at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, invited the Minister after his panel met with the lottery operators and the regulatory agencies handling their affairs.
Director General of the commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila who made the disclosure in Abuja on Sunday, said that with the new system, all the loopholes and drains in the lottery business would be blocked so that the entire taxes and revenues payable to government are fully collected and remitted to government coffers.
Senator George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made this known when he inaugurated an 11-man ministerial taskforce committee in his office in Abuja, for the recovery of such funds across the country.
Ortom made the announcement on Wednesday shortly after some youths in the state stopped him from attending to the summon by the leadership of the APC for a reconciliation meeting with Senator George Akume
The summon followed the pronouncement by Ortom on Monday that the party had shown him the red card and he was shopping for another political platform
Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Shimbe, who replaced Titus Zam, sacked on July 8.
The Senate decision was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator George Akume, who expressed dissatisfaction with the continued unbated killings in Benue State since January.
He said that he was impressed with what he saw at the two schools, which lost official recognition for the past three years, but with the help of the governor they regained accreditation
Saarki had in welcome address to senators on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to sell some national assets, including refineries and the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited, to enable the country to come out of recession
The APC has become divided over the primaries for the leadership of the National Assembly
Briefing newsmen in company of both Senator Lawan and Senator Gorge Akume, Senator Barnabas Gemade explained the group’s endorsement is to ensure stability in the Senate
According to a statement issued and signed by Senators Robert Ajayi (South West), Bukar Abba Ibrahim (North East), Barnabas Gemade (North Central) and Abu Ibrahim (North West), the endorsement was done in the overall interest of the party
While 35 out of the 59 APC senators-elect led by Dino Melaye endorsed Senator Bukola Saraki (APC Kwara-Central), another faction led by Senator Barnabas Gemade endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC Yobe-North)
While some serving senators who have won their return bid to the Red Chamber are rooting for Akume to succeed Mark, others, especially some newly elected ones, are supporting Saraki for the position
Obanikoro had been allegedly involved in the controversial Ekiti State governorship election audio tape, which is now popularly called Ekitigate, and series of petitions have been submitted against him seeking his disqualification
The APC senators said only dishonest politicians will want Jega to be removed
Speaking on Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate, Jega said the Commission had done its part of the job and was now waiting on the military to give the go ahead for the elections to be conducted