Saraki holds secret meeting with Buhari again

Buhari and Saraki President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday met behind closed-door to discuss national issues. Channels television reports that after the meeting, Dr. Saraki told reporters that there was no crisis in the Senate over the removal of Senator Ali Ndume as Leader of the upper chamber. The…

Saraki’s Opening Speech As The Senate Resumes From Recess

Distinguished colleagues, it is heartwarming for me to see you back in good health, refreshed and energized for the work ahead. Let me on behalf of myself and the entire leadership wish you and all Nigerians a very happy new year. 2016, was a very challenging year for all of us. But I assure you…

Saraki pays tribute to late Kure

Abdulkadir Kure, former Governor of Niger State. The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has expressed shock over the death of the former Governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Kure. In a statement signed by Bamikole Omisore, Special Assistant (New Media) to the Senate President, Saraki described Kure as a man who sacrificed all he…

I won’t condone aides breaking law- Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Friday said that he would not condone any of his aides that broke the law. This is contained in a Press Statement signed by Saraki’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu. “The attention of the Senate President has been drawn…

Breaking: Saraki’s trial at Code of Conduct Tribunal continues

Senator Bukola Saraki in the dock The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki continued before Justice Danladi Umar at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday in Abuja. The trial followed the dismissal of Saraki’s application seeking to stop the trial by the Appeal Court in Abuja. The embattled Senate President had filed a petition…

Senate forgery trial: FG not ready for Saraki’s case – Lawyer tells Judge

Federal Government on Wednesday failed to open its forgery case against the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Saraki, Ekweremadu, former clerk of the national assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and the deputy clerk, Benedict Efeturi are facing two count charges of alleged criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate…

Senate to investigate food diversions in IDP camps — Saraki

The Senate will investigate the severe hunger crisis in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North-East, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity and made available to newsmen on Saturday in…

Senate to investigate hunger crisis in IDPs camps

Senate President, Bukola Saraki The Senate will investigate the severe hunger crisis in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North-East, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity and made available to…

CCB Fixes New Dates for Saraki’s, Orubebe’s Trials

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed September 21 for judgment in the case of non-declaration of assets against former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godswill Orubebe. A statement by the CCT’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Ibraheem AL-Hassan ,said ‎the tribunal has also announced a date, October 5th, for ruling on…

There must be a Trust Fund for Nigerian athletes – Saraki

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has advocated trust fund to cater for Nigerian athletes while alive and after their demise. Saraki represented by Alloy Chukwuemeka, his club’s Director of Football, made this known in Ilorin on Sunday. “When you look at what is happening around our heroes in sports, you will agree with me…

Saraki advocates trust fund for Nigerian athletes

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has advocated trust fund to cater for Nigerian athletes while alive and after their demise. Saraki represented by Alloy Chukwuemeka, his club’s Director of Football, made this known in Ilorin on Sunday. “When you look at what is happening around our heroes in sports, you will agree with me…

Saraki hires nurse, maid for Rashidi Yekini’s mother

•FLASH BACK…Former Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, celebrating Nigeria’s first World Cup goal at USA ‘94 Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rasheed Yekini’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini. Saraki, represented by the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this…

Saraki hires nurse, maid for Rashidi Yekini’s mother

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rasheed Yekini’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini. Saraki, represented by the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this on Friday in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state. He also donated a tricycle…

Senate President hires maid, Nurse for late Rasheed Yekini’s mother

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rasheed Yekini’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini. Saraki, represented by the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this on Friday in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state. He also donated a…

Senate President hires maid, Nurse for late Rasheed Yekini’s mother

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rasheed Yekini’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini. Saraki, represented by the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this on Friday in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state. He also donated a…

Senate Sets Up Committee To Review Budget Processes

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday, inaugurated Budget Reform Committee of the Senate, with a charge to it to review budget processes in the country. Saraki expressed concern that budget processes over the years were marred with several irregularities, leading to inadequate implementation of approved estimates. He said that the establishment…

Saraki urges NFF factions to settle

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has appealed to warring factions in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sheathe their swords in the interest of football development in the country. Saraki gave this charge when President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick, led President of Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, and Secretary General,…

Tinubu – Melaye Saga: Saraki Reacts

Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki has intervened in the ongoing row between Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Senator Dino Melaye. Saraki has reportedly met with both Tinubu and Melaye separately for a period of two hours each, according to the Vanguard. It will be recalled that Senator Tinubu, who represents the Lagos central senatorial district in…

Saraki, not Senate on trial, says Lawyer

A Legal practitioner, Mr Remi Agwuezie, has called on the Nigerian Senate to face the business of law making rather than dissipate energy on the trial of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. Agwuezie made the call on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. “They should allow the Senate…

Buhari Urges Senate To Confirm Magu

The Presidency, yesterday, requested the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A letter to that effect, read at plenary by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, also sought the confirmation of Messrs Nasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam, and Adeleke Rafiu as members of…

EFCC Chairman: Senate receives request for Magu’s confirmation

The Presidency on Thursday, requested the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A letter to that effect, read at plenary by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, also sought the confirmation of Messrs Nasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam, and Adeleke Rafiu as members…

Senate receives request to confirm Magu as EFCC Chairman

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) The Presidency on Thursday requested the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A letter to that effect, read at plenary by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, also sought the confirmation of Messrs Nasule…

Gov. Ahmed, Saraki absent at Ilorin Eid Prayers

Ilorin –  Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki as well as top government functionaries were conspicuously absent at the Eid-el-Fitri prayers on Wednesday in Ilorin. The Nigerian Observer  reports that both the governor and Saraki were usually present at the Eid praying ground during Sallah celebrations. No reason was given…

Ahmed, Saraki absent at Ilorin Eid Prayers

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state and Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki as well as top government functionaries were conspicuously absent at the Eid-el-Fitri prayers on Wednesday in Ilorin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both the governor and Saraki were usually present at the Eid praying ground during Salah celebrations. No reason…

Gov. Ahmed, Saraki absent at Ilorin Eid Prayers

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara and Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki as well as top government functionaries were conspicuously absent at the Eid-el-Fitri prayers on Wednesday in Ilorin. Our correspondent  reports that both the governor and Saraki were usually present at the Eid praying ground during Sallah celebrations. No reason was given for their absence although…

Senate Forgery: AGF Shuns Senate’s Invitation For Second Time

Circumstance surrounding the alleged forgery of Senate Standing Rules which the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike […] The post Senate Forgery: AGF Shuns Senate’s Invitation For Second Time appeared first on Independent Newspapers Limited.

Forgery suit: Saraki, Ekweremadu may face tough bail conditions 

•Senate President, deputy to be arraigned on Monday From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Ahead of Monday’s planned arraignment of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu over alleged forgery  of the Senate Standing Rules, there  are strong indications that the duo may be handed stringent bail conditions . Both are scheduled to be…

‘Forgery’: AGF tells Saraki, Ekweremadu to face trial

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) yesterday advised Senate President Bukola Saraki and three others accused of forging Senate Order 2011 to defend themselves before the court rather than blame the executive. He was responding to the claim by the Senate that the charge of forgery against Saraki,…

AGF to Saraki, others: Offer your explanation to court

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) has responded to claim by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and others that the charge of forgery against them amounted to an abuse of the principle of separation of powers The AGF, who justified his decision to initiate criminal proceedings against…

Saraki, Ekweremadu may face tough bail conditions

(Iheanacho Nwosu, ABUJA) Ahead of Monday’s planned arraignment of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu over alleged Senate Rules forgery and Conspiracy, there are strong indications that the duo may be handed stringent bail conditions. Both are scheduled to be arraigned before Justice Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High…

Alleged Senate rules forgery and conspiracy of scavengers

By Nwobodo Chidiebere The  8th Senate recently celebrated its one year in office. The political machination and hullaballoo that heralded the emergence of its bipartisan leadership, is gradually settling down in the eyes of the observing public. I will wish to use this medium to extend my deep congratulations to the leadership of Senate under…

Alleged Forgery: Ekweremadu Absolves Self

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has exonerated himself from the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Order 2011. This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Uche Anichukwu, yesterday, in Abuja. Ekweremadu was reacting to his purported invitation by the police and the charges reportedly preferred against…