The Senate Tuesday resolved to have Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President until President Umar Musa Yar'Adua returns from his medical trip abroad and is fit to return to his position.

The senate resolution Tuesday was the climax of intensive lobbying by both Pro-Jonathan Senators and the Pro-Yar'Adua group in the upper legislative House.

It would be recalled that the Governors Forum, the Arewa Consultative Forum and even the Information Minister Prof. Dora Akunyili, have all called for the official recognition of Jonathan Goodluck as acting President pending the full recovery of ailing President Yar'Adua who has been away for over 70 days on medical trip in Saudi Arabia. Details later...

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Comment by NGOZI AJAEGBU on February 9, 2010 at 2:56pm
At last the Senate have performed the rightfull duty! To God be the glory. I wonder what the Minister of Justice (Aodoaka) will say. I WISH YARDUA QUICK RECOVERY.
Comment by Amuche Ngozi on February 9, 2010 at 2:50pm
The Nigerian senate waisted time in doing the right thing because of the golden opportunity they had in milking the treasure of the nation. Who says Nigeria can not be good if our leaders want. corruption has eaten deep into the fibers of our leaders or politicians. The density of surffering of the masses has drastically increased. i move along the streets in Lagos and weep at the expression of poverty on people. The only solution to this anomaly i believe is to hold unto GOD. Why has the senate suddenly woken up from their slumber?
Comment by charles chike on February 9, 2010 at 2:44pm
Comment by King Odok on February 9, 2010 at 2:43pm
Good luck to this nation Nigeria..........
Comment by John Akin Sodipo on February 9, 2010 at 2:43pm
First, Sanni you can name all your children Goodluck, but pray that they are not deprived of the LUCK. Secondly, its really a show of shame that a country of ours is into this kind of mess. I used to think Yar' adua is reasonable until the events that unfolded. I dont wish and will never want to be a politician, i think that is where his problem started. anyway, let's countinue to pray and watch as events take turn concerning Goodluck's matter. I feel sad for this country Nigeria, especially in the manner our leaders direct the affairs. Thank you all
Comment by IKPORO STEVEN on February 9, 2010 at 2:42pm
It is at a point like this that the real patriotism come into play. it is the time we the Nigerians know who loves cares about Nigeria as a nation who nuture and cloth her in cold moment of hers like this. We as well have seen so many of them who only want to since the little opportunity in their office and capitalize on the President sickness to milk the our nation to death. God forbid it will soon cut up with them. I pray they will see no leave to cover their nakedness like Adam in his own time so that they will reap the devidends of their selfishness.
Comment by Bikawei Ese on February 9, 2010 at 2:40pm
Comment by Ozidi on February 9, 2010 at 2:35pm
So what next President Goodluck... is better you talk of breaking up this failed states call Nigeria for the betterment of every body and also to save life's that are about to be massacre by the northerners soon.
Comment by Gori ogunyemi on February 9, 2010 at 2:31pm
Is this for real or another money sharing gimmick? We all know the Senate and indeed the entire House of Assembly hardly take decisions without having something to show for it in their bank accounts. For those of us who still believe in this country, this House/Senate can't save us. We have to find other means of freeing ourselves and that means must not include the Military.
Comment by shokunbi olalekan iskilu on February 9, 2010 at 2:27pm
its long overdue,thank God it happen atlast.

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