Monday, June 18, 2018

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    Tolerate national assembly members as your children, senator tells Buhari

Tolerate national assembly members as your children, senator tells Buhari

Bala Na'Allah, deputy senate leader, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tolerate senators and members of the house of representatives as as his children.He said this on Friday when he led a delegation to pay Buhari sallah homage at Aso Rock.The lawmaker said he stood in for Senate President Bukola Saraki during the visit.Na'Allah said since the return of democracy [...]

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    Saraki: Police have received my response to allegations on Offa robbery

Saraki: Police have received my response to allegations on Offa robbery

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the police have received his response on the allegations concerning the Offa robbery incident.The police had invited Saraki over the hesit which took place on April 5 but later asked him to respond in writing within 48 hours.The attack led to the deaths of 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.While parading suspects [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari’s ‘transmission’ letter sparks laughter among senators

EXTRA: Buhari’s ‘transmission’ letter sparks laughter among senators

The upper legislative chamber erupted in laughter after Senate President Bukola Saraki mentioned "transmission" while reading a letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the senate on Wednesday.Saraki opened the floodgate of laughter for his colleagues as he stopped abruptly and started all over again.Titled "Transmission of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Amendment Bill 2018”, the president asked [...]

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    Drama as senate confirms ‘rejected’ REC nominee

Drama as senate confirms ‘rejected’ REC nominee

The senate on Wednesday confirmed four resident electoral commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but not without a scenario.Sulieman Nazif, chairman of the INEC committee, while presenting his report recommended that Monday Udo Tom, Attahiru Garba Madami and Festus Okoye should be confirmed but Ahmed Bello Mahmud should be rejected.Nazif based his recommendation on a petition received [...]

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    Offa monarch to police: We won’t be party to any attempt to disgrace Saraki

Offa monarch to police: We won’t be party to any attempt to disgrace Saraki

Mufutau Gbadamosi, the olofa of Offa, says his people will not be party to any attempt to ridicule or embarrass Senate President Bukola Saraki.Tajudeen Oloyede, principal private secretary to the monarch, quoted Gbadamosi as saying this in a statement on Wednesday.The police had invited Saraki over a robbery which took place on April 5. The attack led to the death [...]

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    Police back down on invitation, give Saraki 48 hours to respond in writing

Police back down on invitation, give Saraki 48 hours to respond in writing

The police have asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to respond to allegations levelled against him in writing instead of appearing at the force intelligence response team office at Abuja over the robbery that took place in Offa, Kwara state.The police had invited the senate president on Sunday, saying some of the suspects involved in the robbery which led to the [...]

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    AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

On Sunday, the police invited Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery attack which took place in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5.Armed robbers had attacked five commercial banks in the community, killing at least 33 persons, including nine police officers.The police later arrested some suspects. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, paraded them in Abuja on Sunday.Moshood said the force would probe Saraki’s [...]

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    Police invite Saraki over Offa robbery

Police invite Saraki over Offa robbery

The police have invited Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery attack which took place in Offa, Kwara state.On April 5, some armed robbers attacked five commercial banks in the community, killing at least 17 persons, including police officers.In May, Saraki alleged that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), was planning to set him up by altering statements of suspects [...]

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    Saraki: I’m not interested in settling my CCT case out of court

Saraki: I’m not interested in settling my CCT case out of court

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not interested in settling his false asset declaration case outside the judicial process.Saraki said the matter was not brought up when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and members of new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Monday.In a statement on Wednesday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide of the senate president, qouted Saraki as saying that the [...]

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    Saraki warns against persecution of perceived enemies, stifling of free speech

Saraki warns against persecution of perceived enemies, stifling of free speech

Senate President Bukola Saraki has cautioned against actions that are capable of undermining the country’s democracy.Yusuf Olaniyonu, special adviser to the senate president on media, quoted Saraki as warning against such acts in a statement on Tuesday.Saraki said Democracy Day could not be celebrated without canvassing for caution against recent negative developments in the country’s polity."As we celebrate democracy today, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki leads nPDP members to meeting with Osinbajo

PHOTOS: Saraki leads nPDP members to meeting with Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting with members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP).The meeting is holding at Akinola Aguda House, the official residence of Osinbajo in the presidential villa, Abuja.Lawal Shuaibu, deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), are present at the meeting.The nPDP members in attendance are Senate President [...]

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    Oshiomhole: As governor, I didn’t oppress anyone

Oshiomhole: As governor, I didn’t oppress anyone

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says during his eight years as governor of Edo state, he did not oppress anyone.The former governor said this on Tuesday when he met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and senators elected on the platform of the APC.He was at the senate to solicit the support of APC lawmakers [...]

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    Ndume: Saraki betrayed us… I regret supporting him

Ndume: Saraki betrayed us… I regret supporting him

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says he regrets supporting Bukola Saraki to emerge senate president.Speaking on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme, the lawmaker accused Saraki of targetting those who oppose him.In March 2017, the lawmaker was suspended for "embarrassing" Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Ndume had demanded that the upper legislative chamber investigate the allegation that a vehicle [...]

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    When Ibadan interrogated Segun Adeniyi

When Ibadan interrogated Segun Adeniyi

At a time like this when virtually everyone in Nigeria is scrambling for material survival to enable them rise above our numerous problems of existence, if you ever come across those who still lay store by the pursuit of knowledge, please stop by and raise your thumb in their salute.I raised mine on Thursday last week at the Ibadan [...]

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    Saraki accused of choosing recycled PDP members to lead APC in Kwara

Saraki accused of choosing recycled PDP members to lead APC in Kwara

Bunmi Olusona, factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, has asked "loyal party members" to disregard the executives "handpicked" by Senate President Bukola Saraki at the congress in the state.Kwara is one of the seven states where parallel congresses took place during Saturday's exercise.A faction loyal to Saraki and another loyal to Lai Mohammed, minister of [...]

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    Kwara: Suspected cultists did not indict Saraki, Ahmed

Kwara: Suspected cultists did not indict Saraki, Ahmed

The prosecution department of Kwara ministry of justice says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state's governor, were not indicted in statements made by suspected cultists to the police.On Wednesday, Saraki had alleged that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), ordered the transfer of suspected cultists to Abuja where their statements would be altered to implicate him and [...]

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