Buhari Forwards Names Of 5 Nominees For CBN’s Non-Executive Directors To Senate

Following the president, Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at the yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting which was presided over by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, President Buhari has forwarded five names of nominees for the non-executive directors of the CBN to the National Assembly. Recall that the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed had revealed that the president……

The Fall and “Rise” of Saraki

A number of weeks ago, I had posted a very brief analysis of the on-going struggle for power within the Nigeria’s rapacious political elite on my Facebook page. In the brief but cold analysis, I had put aside my dislike for Senator Bukola Saraki and noted that from information this writer is able to garner…

My trial at CCT will collapse, Saraki says; pledges loyalty to Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the federal government’s case against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal is so weak that he would not be seeking a political solution to stave off conviction. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust Newspaper, published on Sunday, 9th of April, 2017, Mr. Saraki said though he……

The False Binary Between Saraki and Buhari

By Farooq A. Kperogi… President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki are at loggerheads again, and Buhari apologists are erecting annoyingly false Manichean binaries between an “evil” National Assembly and a “benign” Aso Rock! I’m going to be blunt: Both Aso Rock and the National Assembly are equally evil, corrupt, obtuse, and inept. Saraki…

FRSC Not involved In Speed Limiter Sale ~ Spokesman

FRSC On Speed Limiter The Federal Road Safety Corps (FSRC) has reaffirmed its position of non-involvement in the marketing speed limiting devices for vehicles in the country. Spokesman of the agency, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told the newsmen in Abuja on Friday that accredited vendors were in charge of sale and calibration of the device, and…

Presidency clears air on alleged ‘rift’ between executive and legislature

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr. Ita Enang, has insisted there is no tension between the Executive and the Legislature and further said disagreement was normal and should not be misinterpreted as a rift. Enang stated this while answering questions from State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa……

INEC boss Mahmood presents beyond 2019 strategic plans

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Yakubu Mahmood, has presented a 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Mahmood, who visited Saraki in company of some national commissioners and the secretary of the Commission, said the plan would guide the commission on what needs to be done even…

INEC is excited over passage of Electoral Act by the senate, says Prof Yakubu

Sanni Onogu, ABuja: Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, on Thursday said the commission is “excited” over the speedy and timely passage of critical amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, “two clear years before the next general elections.” Prof. Mahmud Yakubu,INEC Chairman Yakubu made the remarks when he led other…

Withdraw your summons or I fight you legally – Sagay dares Senate

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), has written to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asking that the Senate resolution summoning him to appear before it be withdrawn. He further said should the Senate fail to do so, he would challenge the summons in court once they were served…

APC national leaders induced PDP against Saraki – Kwara chapter

Some national leaders of the All Progressives Congress and a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have been accused by the Kware state chapter of the APC of plotting against President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. A statement on signed by State Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, however expressed confidence that the……

I can’t reverse Ali Ndume’s suspension – Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, said he had no power to reverse the suspension of a former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume. Saraki said this in an interview with State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said he would only convey the……

There is no rift between the Presidency and Senate – Saraki

The Senate president and Chairman of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki has denied any rift between the legislative and executive arms of government. Saraki made the denial via his Twitter handle on Monday. He said all reports of a fight between the two arms of government were exaggerated, adding that what have been going are just……