• Saraki honors former Senate president David Mark

    Saraki honors former Senate president David Mark

    Former Senate President, David Mark has been decorated by current Senate president, Bukola Saraki, with the leader of the Decade award.

    This was announced during a National Assembly Press Corps Award in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital.

    Mark is a retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General and politician who was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015 and is the Senator for the Benue State constituency. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party

  • David Mark visits President Buhari at State House Abuja … more photos

    David Mark visits President Buhari at State House Abuja … more photos

    Former Senate President David Mark visited Nigerian President, Mohammad Buhari at the state House Abuja today July 18th. See more photos detailed below:

    Former Senate President David Mark visited Nigerian President, Mohammed Buhari at the state House Abuja today July 18th. See more photos

  • Tribunal Strikes out Onjeh’s Petition against David Mark

    Tribunal Strikes out Onjeh’s Petition against David Mark

    The re-run Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State capital, yesterday struck out the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Daniel Onjeh, against former Senate President, David Mark.

    In her ruling on the application brought before the tribunal by the first, second and third respondents, Justice Chinyere Gloria Anulube held that the petition was filed outside the stipulated 21 days as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    Justice Anulube described the petition as ‘defective […]

  • Nigerians can decide if life under APC is better than that under PDP – David Mark

    Nigerians can decide if life under APC is better than that under PDP – David Mark

    The immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 16 years built the foundation on which the All Progressives Congress, APC, won its election.

    Mark also appealed to Nigerians to remain steadfast for the sake of democracy despite the economic and socio-political challenges they are facing.

    In a goodwill message to Nigerians marking this year’s democracy day, the former Senate President stressed that democracy was unique, “because it is the first time in the […]

  • Former Senate President David Mark Celebrates Birthday With Agatu IDPs

    Former Senate President David Mark Celebrates Birthday With Agatu IDPs

    Former president of the Senate, Senator David Mark, yesterday marked his 68th birthday with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Agatu local government area of Benue State, rendered homeless following the massacre that left hundreds of people dead in the community.

    In a press release signed by Mark’s media aide, Mr Paul Mumeh, Mark was at one of the IDPs camp in Aila community of Agatu LGA where he distributed relief materials , food stuff, clothes and toiletries to them.

    Mark who […]

  • My hands are clean – David Mark disowns offshore companies linked to him in Panama Papers

    My hands are clean – David Mark disowns offshore companies linked to him in Panama Papers

    Senator David Mark, former President of the Senate, said Thursday that his hands are clean over claims linking him to having at least eight offshore shell companies while in office and violation of a federal code of conduct law.

    Reacting to the development, Senator Mark who noted that he was not directly or indirectly connected to any of the companies registered, operated or managed by the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm, said that those behind the story will hear from his lawyers.

    A […]

  • David Mark named in Panama Papers with eight offshore companies

    David Mark named in Panama Papers with eight offshore companies

    David Mark, Former Senate President has been associated with running eight offshore companies registered in British Virgin Island.

    His former wife is also listed as owning shell accounts. Senator Mark (Benue South), who recently won re-election into the upper chamber for the fifth time, is the latest Nigerian to be named in the secret assets leak of files belonging to Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

    The firm, reputed as one of the most secretive companies in the world, helped clients to register […]

  • i will still win if we run the election 100 times – David Mark assures

    i will still win if we run the election 100 times – David Mark assures

    In a statement made by Media Assistant to Paul Mumeh, the immediate past Senate President expressed faith that Senator David Mark will still win if the election was conducted a hundred times.

    It can be recalled that 0Appeal Court voided Senator David Mark’s election by declaring that he “won the election convincingly”.

    The Appeal Court had in its verdict on Saturday ordered a re-run of the Benue South Senatorial election. The appeal was brought by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress […]

  • Respect rule of law, Mark tells Buhari

    Respect rule of law, Mark tells Buhari

    It was gathered that Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday, urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to adhere strictly to the rule of law and respect human rights while discharging his constitutional responsibilities.

    He specifically appealed to him to “do the needful for citizens and anchor his actions on adherence to rule of law, respect for human rights, freedom of expression, equity and justice.”

    The senate president said he anticipated an egalitarian society under the new government where all citizens would be safe […]

  • PDP is in serious coma, David Mark lamented

    PDP is in serious coma, David Mark lamented

    Report gathered that senate President David Mark on Wednesday raised the alarm that the Peoples Democratic Party might be heading for a final destruction if the infighting among its leaders was not immediately resolved.

    Mark, while receiving the Senator Ike Ekweremadu PDP Post – Election Review Committee, in Abuja, said the acrimony between top members of the party was dangerous.

    He said, “The PDP is already haemorrhaging, unless we halt the bleeding and find the necessary therapy, we may be heading for […]

  • David Mark will fall to floor member, as PDP turns Minority Party in the Senate house

    David Mark will fall to floor member, as PDP turns Minority Party in the Senate house

    Sequel to the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, which PDP suffers a crushing defeat, the ruling  Party, PDP, has become a minority party

    Although the Senate President, David Mark, won his election in Benue South Senatorial District, he will return as a floor member because his party, the PDP, is no longer in control of the Senate.

    Mark has been in the Senate since 1999 and has been president of the Senate for several years.

    PDP party has dominated Nigeria’s politics […]