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    #SexForGrades: Saraki asks n’assembly to consider bill on sexual harassment prohibition

#SexForGrades: Saraki asks n’assembly to consider bill on sexual harassment prohibition

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has asked the national assembly to revisit the bill on sexual harassment prohibition in tertiary institutions.Although the bill was passed in the senate in 2016, it was rejected in the house of representatives.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker who was house leader at the time, argued that the bill did not cover all spheres of society.Yakubu Dogara, [...]

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    YIAGA study: Too many committees hurting national assembly’s oversight function

YIAGA study: Too many committees hurting national assembly’s oversight function

There are too many committees in the senate and house of representatives -- and this is impacting negatively on the oversight function of the national assembly, a study has said.The report of the study, which assessed the national assembly between 2015 and 2019 and drew lessons for the current set of federal legislators, was undertaken by YIAGA Africa Centre for Legislative [...]

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    Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

The senate has confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communcations Commission (NCC).The upper legislative chamber under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had rejected him.Abubakar (north-east) was confirmed alongside Millionaire Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central) as non-executive commissioners.Also, Abu Galadima was confirmed as NIPSS director-general.The nominees were confirmed after Teslim Folarin, senator representing Oyo central, presented [...]

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    Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

The Kwara state house of assembly has commenced investigation into the alleged transfer of the ownership of a four-bedroom chalet to Bukola Saraki, former senate president.The house, on Tuesday, directed its committee on land, housing and urban development to investigate the transfer and report back in two days.The building named Alimi lodge is located on Alimi road in GRA, llorin, [...]

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    Buhari is persecuting Saraki, says Atiku

Buhari is persecuting Saraki, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the current administration of persecuting Bukola Saraki, immediate past senate president.Atiku said this while reacting to the ongoing investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki’s tenure both as governor of Kwara state as well his time at the senate.But Atiku said the issues the EFCC [...]

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    You are on a wild goose chase, Saraki replies EFCC

You are on a wild goose chase, Saraki replies EFCC

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on a "wild goose chase."Saraki spoke in response to a statement credited to the EFCC.On Sunday, the anti-graft agency alleged that the former Kwara governor is behind a media campaign against Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman.But in a statement on Monday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki's [...]

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    Campaign against Magu won’t save you, EFCC tells Saraki

Campaign against Magu won’t save you, EFCC tells Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against Ibrahim Magu, its acting chairman, will stop the prosecution of Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate.In a statement on Sunday, Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, alleged that Saraki made a false claim against Magu.He said the anti-graft agency would not be distracted by such claims.“We wish [...]

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    Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has donated his severance pay to families of three victims of Boko Haram insurgency.They are Leah Sharibu, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki directed that part of the allowance, said to be at above N7.5 million, should also be used to establish a trust [...]

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    Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it is clear that either Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, or Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, will succeed him.Saraki spoke during the valedictory session of the 8th senate which held on Thursday.He highlighted the achievements of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and thanked the senators for their support."Distinguished colleagues, let me thank [...]

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    PDP senator says Saraki is just like Abacha

PDP senator says Saraki is just like Abacha

Obinna Ogba, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Ebonyi, says Senate President Bukola Saraki is just like Sani Abacha.Abacha is the military dictator who ruled Nigeria between 1993 and 1998. His government was poorly rated in so many areas but Ogba said the retired army general was a good man.He said under Abacha, the rate of insecurity was not as [...]

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    Saraki ‘not bothered’ about withdrawal of international appointment

Saraki ‘not bothered’ about withdrawal of international appointment

Senate President Bukola Saraki is not bothered about the reported withdrawal of an international appointment given to him by the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a source said.The IHRC had appointed Saraki as its ambassador-at-large but there are reports that it had been revoked.Speaking with TheCable on Sunday, the source in the senate president's office, who did not want [...]

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    Power vacuum: Osinbajo thanks Saraki for ‘not doing anything funny’

Power vacuum: Osinbajo thanks Saraki for ‘not doing anything funny’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has thanked Bukola Saraki, senate president, for not taking advantage of a power vacuum, shortly before he and President Muhammadu Buhari were sworn in for another term.NAN quoted Osinbajo as saying this while speaking at a dinner held in honour of him and Buhari at the Aso Rock villa on Wednesday.The vice-president represented Buhari, who is billed [...]

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    Yakubu Lame, ex-police affairs minister, is dead

Yakubu Lame, ex-police affairs minister, is dead

Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, a minister of police affairs during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead.Lame, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to have died on Saturday night, at a Turkish hospital in Abuja, where he had been on admission for some weeks.He has since been buried in the federal capital territory (FCT), according [...]

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    Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have asked the leadership of the national assembly to speedily pass the national tobacco control regulations.In a statement co-signed by Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director of ERA/FoEN, and Oluseun Esan, alliance coordinator of NTCA, the groups pleaded with Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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    Buhari: My relationship with current n’assembly is not what we deserve

Buhari: My relationship with current n’assembly is not what we deserve

President Muhammadu Buhari says his relationship with the leadership of the current national assembly is not what the country deserves.Speaking on Tuesday during the breaking of fast with the leadership of the national assembly, the president said he hopes to have a better working relationship with the leadership of the incoming 9th national assembly.The president had hosted the leadership of [...]

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    Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Sources: Saraki considering turning down invitation to Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki is said to be considering turning down an invitation to break fast with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.During Ramadan, the presidency invites dignitaries to break fast with Buhari. On Monday, the president hosted members of his cabinet and it is the turn of federal lawmakers on Tuesday."The villa has invited [...]

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