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Saraki: APC senators, PDP lawmakers draw battle lines as National Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi and Leke Baiyewu There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress senators and their Peoples Democratic Party counterparts are heading for a showdown as the National Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday. Saturday PUNCH reliably gathered on Friday that the bone of contention bordered on what should be discussed at […]
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