SARAKI EMERGES NEW SENATE PRESIDENT
Former Kwara State governor and leading contender for the post, Dr Bukola Saraki, has emerged the Senate President.
His emergence followed his nomination by former governor of Zamfara state, Sani Yarima, which was seconded by Dino Melaye from Kogi state.
Clerk of the national assembly, Abubakar Sani, declared Bukola the duly elected president of the senate after he called for more nominations and none was forthcoming.
The preferred candidate of the APC, Ahmad Lawan, was not nominated by anyone.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President in the 7th Assembly has also been elected the Deputy Senate President.
YAKUBU DOGARA EMERGES SPEAKER HOUSE OF REPS
Member of the House of Representatives have elected Yakubu Dogara, who represents Bogoro/ Tafawa Balewa federal constituency in Bauchi state, as the Speaker of the 8th Assembly.