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Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Ezenwammadu(m): 9:55am On Mar 30, 2017
The Senate has reacted to the setting up of a committee by the Federal Executive Council to settle the rift between it and the National Assembly with five conditions that must be met for peace to reign.

The Senate through a ranking senator (name withheld) who is close to the leadership of the senate identified five conditions for peace to reign between the executive and the legislative arm of government, Daily Trust reports.

He said for peace to prevail between the presidency and the senate, the trial of the senate president, Bukola Saraki should be discontinued forthwith.

“The trial of Saraki is central to the crisis because it is believed that they came up with it because he ‘violated’ the interest of the presidency and the party (APC) to emerge the senate president. If his trial is stopped, there would be peace,’’ he said.

He added that irrespective of the peace moves by the executive, the camps within the presidency must be united, otherwise they will continue to use the senate against each other.



“A camp in the presidency is using the senate against another. This is the second issue that must be addressed for peace to reign. Buhari should dissolve the camp, otherwise no serious progress would be made,” he added.

He also said, the head of government agencies including ministers must be made to respect senate resolutions. “If a resolution is passed, the executive doesn’t respect it, there is general contempt against us. This must stop,” he said.

He said there was urgent need for the president to engage the leadership of the APC for proper coordination of the party’s caucus at the senate.

“The president must be talking to the party for it to be talking to caucus. If the president is bringing anything to the senate, the party should be involved.

“The fifth one is that there is no personal communication between the senators and the president. There is need for this,” he said.



When Daily Trust contacted the spokesperson of the senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, he said: “You are just telling me now. I’m not aware of such committee and I don’t know its terms of reference.”

Another source disclosed that there are issues between the presidency and the two chambers of the National Assembly, not only the Senate.

“Frankly speaking, there are issues with both chambers. Yes, that of the Senate may be pronounced, but there are issues with the House as well. How can you increase the budget of the judiciary by N30bn without increasing that of the legislature? The lawmakers are not happy with this.

“Again, the president doesn’t see them as anything. He treats them with disdain, and it’s the fault of his aides. He doesn’t meet lawmakers privately to discuss issues, which wasn’t the case in the past. They’re only managing to work with him.

“There were instances that the president would travel to a place with the Senate President and the Speaker, but he would be distanced from meeting the National Assembly leaders. All these things may be small, but they’re important as far as their relationship is concerned. The House is only managing the relationship, while that of the Senate seems to go out of hand.



“As I speak with you, there are lawmakers that are not principal officers, but they have unfettered access to the Villa, while principal officers don’t. If anything comes up, those lawmakers that are just committee chairmen can’t do anything to defend the president.

“For me, the way out is for the president to open up and make himself accessible to the lawmakers. He should know that it’s not a one-man show. He should respect them the way they respect him,” the source said.

But another lawmaker said there are no serious issues between the House and the presidency but that the attitude of some heads of government agencies toward the lower chamber was unbecoming.

“There are no real issues that one can say are pronounced. The issues we have mostly have to do with heads of agencies. Sometime when we invite them, they don’t want to appear until we now summon them.

“As a parliament, we have powers to invite anybody to appear before us on an issue, but they give flimsy excuses here and there. That notwithstanding, we don’t have issues with the presidency currently.

“The real issues are in the Senate. In fact, at some point, the speaker was trying to mediate between the Senate and the presidency, that’s to tell you we don’t have issues with them. May be the presidency sensed that the suspension of Ndume may lead to other things, that is why they quickly swung into action,” the lawmaker said.

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to head the committee set up by the presidency to resolve the rift with the lawmakers.

Other members of the committee include all ministers who were former senators.

These are Chris Ngige (Labour), Udoma Udoma (Budget and National Planning), Heineken Lokpobiri (State, Agriculture), Hadi Sirika (State for Aviation) and Aisha Alhassan (Women Affairs).

Other members are the Senior Special Assistants to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang (Senate) and Samaila Kawu (House of Representatives).

Members of the committee met at the vice president’s office after the cabinet meeting.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, told reporters that the cabinet expressed concern over the strained relationship between the executive and the Senate in particular.

He said: “The executive is also concerned that the relationship between the two arms of government is not as smooth as it is supposed to be.

“In any democracy, it is a continuous struggle for balancing between the executive and the legislature because each of them is a creature of the law.

“We must strive at all times to ensure that there is that balance, amity and smooth relationship.

“Just today (Wednesday) at the Federal Executive Council meeting, the issue was discussed and a committee is already working on ensuring that we resolve all these outstanding issues,” the minister said.

The Senate Tuesday put off the confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission for two weeks.

It took the decision to protest continued presence in office of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, even though his nomination was rejected twice by the senate.

The upper chamber had also expressed displeasure at the refusal by the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, to wear uniform.

The Senate had earlier this year called for the removal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, following allegation of misappropriation of funds meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the northeast.

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/03/30/senators-give-5-conditions-peace-buhari-osinbajo-heads-reconciliation-committee/

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by kizzyblazee: 9:58am On Mar 30, 2017
I think from the onset the president is not a politician but jus a leader that is keen on wanting to get things done on his own, without consultation of his co-leaders(the Senate). I think he should come down from his highly elevated throne and see the likes of Saraki and Dogara as a bitter fact, that he has no option than to work with them if the country must make progress. IF I see him I will have this idiom for him"Treat Saraki and likes, like a 'mad cow in the market'. If u use iron hand to drive it away it may cause more damage than u preempted."So the only way to drive it out is 'wisdom' not coercion/force. or best deal with it,as 'reality'. #EGOHASNEVERPAIDOFF.
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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Ezenwammadu(m): 10:01am On Mar 30, 2017
The 8th senate is nothing but a few of thieves and rogues not that bubu executive branch is any better


Both the executive and legislative arms are useless

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Nobody: 10:01am On Mar 30, 2017
Lolzzzz, peace no reign jooor, so that they will be exposing themselves everyday

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Sunnymatey(m): 10:20am On Mar 30, 2017
The senate is not to be blame, they only notice some crack in the presidency and decided to use it to their own advantage.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Buharimustgo: 10:24am On Mar 30, 2017
Bukola Saraki is one of the best politicians in Nigeria in recent time

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by modath(f): 10:27am On Mar 30, 2017

“The fifth one is that there is no personal communication between the senators and the president. There is need for this,” he said.


This is the only point they really want to pass, the other 4 are just mere distraction.....

Bubu over to you, package the Ghana must go.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Sunnymatey(m): 10:29am On Mar 30, 2017
See why Buhari is not fit for president? A president in a contemporary society must be a political mathematician. It goes beyong sitting in one big office giving orders. See how they have been humiliated by the Senate.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by omenkaLives(m): 10:31am On Mar 30, 2017
Now look at all that and ask yourself which one of the conditions takes into consideration the needs of the common man?

Such a hopeless situation we find ourselves in today.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by menxer: 10:32am On Mar 30, 2017
That #1 condition killed my urge to read the epistle any further.

That is technically admitting that Saraki is guilty.

Is the court not where cases are supposed to be judged guilty or otherwise?

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by kizzyblazee: 10:35am On Mar 30, 2017
I think from the onset the president is not a politician but jus a leader that is keen on wanting to get things done on his own, without consultation of his co-leaders(the Senate). I think he should come down from his highly elevated throne and see the likes of Saraki and Dogara as a bitter fact, that he has no option than to work with them if the country must make progress. IF I see him I will have this idiom for him"Treat Saraki and likes, like a 'mad cow in the market'. If u use iron hand to drive it away it may cause more damage than u preempted."So the only way to drive it out is 'wisdom' not coercion/force. or best deal with it,as 'reality'. #EGOHASNEVERPAIDOFF.
Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by omenkaLives(m): 10:36am On Mar 30, 2017
It is high time we occupied NASS and gave them conditions they must fulfil to be allowed in and out of the premises, the first of which is a FULL DISCLOSURE of their budget! angry

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by CyberWolf: 10:36am On Mar 30, 2017
The presidency is just super confused and absolutely clueless... Why on earth will DSS indict Magu and advised against his confirmation as EFCC chairman? DSS is suppose to be under the NSA which directly takes order from the President. To me, Senate is not to be blamed, the President should take all the blame... This shows that the president is not in-charge!

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Sunnymatey(m): 10:42am On Mar 30, 2017
A good and sharp leader will cut the excesses of these rogues to size but bubu can't cus he's brain dead. Nigeria on stanby mode since 2015.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by MyMouth(m): 10:53am On Mar 30, 2017
Anytime I remember I supported this President from the very first day he joined politics I feel disappointed in myself. This can't be the same Buhari I used to know. Smh

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by genearts(m): 10:57am On Mar 30, 2017
Nonsense


Its the weakass PMB that I blame

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by genearts(m): 11:00am On Mar 30, 2017
MyMouth:
Anytime I remember I supported this President from the very first day he joined politics I feel disappointed in myself. This can't be the same Buhari I used to know. Smh

In 2011 election I was the only person that voted for him my polling unit in Benin despite the huge popularity of gej then. I have always thought he's smart, wise and decisive, but I'm totally disappointed in him right now.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by MyMouth(m): 11:11am On Mar 30, 2017
genearts:


In 2011 election I was the only person that voted for him my polling unit in Benin despite the huge popularity of gej then. I have always thought he's smart, wise and decisive, but I'm totally disappointed in him right now.
Honestly, its so unfortunate!

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by dunkem21(m): 11:16am On Mar 30, 2017
cheesy The two people above should clean their tears and stop pouring saliva everywhere angry

Imagine one is saying he is the odd man out in his polling unit ..

Wailers grin

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by gbeseun(m): 11:44am On Mar 30, 2017
Saraki and dogara should better thread softly because if obj advised buhari on what to do to impeach them, they won't escape O,they should. Just go and ask the former sp both living and dead.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by dunkem21(m): 11:45am On Mar 30, 2017
The executive will later find out that the Senate is more united than they thought ..

What the Senate is saying is that the President should engage in one on one interpersonal relationship with the Senate principal officers. It is a good work ethics.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by sarrki(m): 11:46am On Mar 30, 2017
I weep for my country

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by BrutusOj(m): 12:05pm On Mar 30, 2017
Sunnymatey:
See why Buhari is not fit for president? A president in a contemporary society must be a political mathematician. It goes beyong sitting in one big office giving orders. See how they have been humiliated by the Senate.
He thought it's still the military regime when he will be giving orders from his office and the officers under him obeys before complain. He never see anything, Saraki and Dogara will soon plot his impeachment if he continue like this

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Jodforex(m): 12:49pm On Mar 30, 2017
That one na una biz

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by obembet(f): 12:49pm On Mar 30, 2017
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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Nobody: 12:50pm On Mar 30, 2017
The Senate finally got buhari by his balls.

Honestly, the way Buhari has handled these senators, I am tempted to infer that he must have been a cook in the army. Nothing to show tact, subterfuge, intelligence, attack and counter-attack.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by voicelez: 12:51pm On Mar 30, 2017
The conditions are:
1. share the money
2. give us the contracts
3. amend the budget to suit us
4. share more money
5. infact bring all the money
THIEVES

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Tazdroid(m): 12:51pm On Mar 30, 2017
So, these are the alleged bulshevik terms of the ransom? And why is the name of the Senator withheld? E dey fear? Anyway, the real Baba we used to know would not have allowed this mess to have compounded this much. It is a terribly unfortunate situation

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Ermacc: 12:51pm On Mar 30, 2017
Buhari is not a team leader.

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by steppins: 12:51pm On Mar 30, 2017
O dikwa egwu.
Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by Tazdroid(m): 12:52pm On Mar 30, 2017
Ezenwammadu:
The 8th senate is nothing but a few of thieves and rogues not that bubu executive branch is any better


Both the executive and legislative arms are useless
don't be modest, ALL THE ARMS ARE INEFFECTIVE AND USELESS! angry

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Re: Senate Gives 5 Conditions For Peace With Buhari by nicerichard05: 12:53pm On Mar 30, 2017
Those we call our Leaders have let us down big time and they are not ashamed of that. They point their fingers at us and call us fools. We; what do we do? We clap for them, run after them and fight for them. We abuse ourselves for them. We know what is right but we just live in denial that things will change for the better and when things get worse, we settle for the crumbs and say "at all, at all nain bad pass". If we sit and do nothing, we will soon get to that point of " e no dey at all".If only we can stop creating meme's, doing funny videos about their misbehaviour and focus on how best we can let these people know that we are not fools; then we just might have a head way on how to move forward. We are a laughing stock in the comity of nations and even though some of our business men are on the Forbes List and we have Professors of Nigerian origin making waves abroad; we are still basically called backward. This is because every time we make the mistake of sending a group of people practically unprepared into governance and leadership. Good afternoon. #speakout #standuptobecounted

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