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    ‘APC playing dirty, cheap politics’ — Saraki, Atiku deny link to Hushpuppi

‘APC playing dirty, cheap politics’ — Saraki, Atiku deny link to Hushpuppi

Bukola Saraki, a former senate president, has described a statement comparing him to Hushpuppi, a suspected cyber-criminal, as an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to play "dirty, cheap, and irresponsible politics".  The police authorities in Dubai had earlier shared footage of how Hushpuppi was busted in a special operation over alleged cyber-fraud involving 1.9 million victims to the tune of [...]

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    Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, says Oshiomhole is about to meet his waterloo

Saraki welcomes Obaseki to PDP, says Oshiomhole is about to meet his waterloo

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is about to meet his "waterloo." In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to Saraki, quoted the former senate president as saying this while welcoming Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Exactly one week ago, Obaseki [...]

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    Saraki’s houses not bought illegally, court tells EFCC

Saraki’s houses not bought illegally, court tells EFCC

A federal high court in Lagos has refused an application by the federal government for the final forfeiture of two properties belonging to Bukola Saraki, the immediate past senate president. The court had in October 2019, ordered the temporary forfeiture of the two properties located at 17A, McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state. In the suit, the [...]

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    ‘Ile Arugbo’: Saraki returns to court as dialogue with Kwara govt collapses

‘Ile Arugbo’: Saraki returns to court as dialogue with Kwara govt collapses

The family of Olusola Saraki has returned to the court after collapse of the talks with the state government over the demolition of "Ile Arugbo". "Ile Arugbo", known to be the political home of Olusola Saraki, father of the ex-Senate president, was demolished by the state government following the revocation of the land. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara governor, had said the land originally [...]

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    Sarakis’ lawyers dilly dally over ‘Ile Arugbo’ negotiation as legal matters arise

Sarakis’ lawyers dilly dally over ‘Ile Arugbo’ negotiation as legal matters arise

The law firm representing the family of Olusola Saraki, second republic senate leader, over the "Ile Arugbo" dispute has written the Kwara state government to postpone a negotiation meeting between the two parties. The government had demolished "Ile Arugbo", the political home of the Sarakis in Ilorin, following the revocation of the land which the government said was illegally allocated to [...]

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    Kwara, Saraki to settle dispute over ‘Ile-Arugbo’ out of court

Kwara, Saraki to settle dispute over ‘Ile-Arugbo’ out of court

The Kwara state government and the Saraki family have considered settling the dispute over the demolition of 'Ile-Arugbo' out of court. 'Ile Arugbo', known to be the political home of Olusola Saraki, father of Bukola Saraki, former senate president, was demolished by the state government after the land was revoked. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, Kwara governor, had said the land, originally designated for the construction [...]

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    Kwara govt pulled down ‘Ile Arugbo’ to ‘frustrate court process’

Kwara govt pulled down ‘Ile Arugbo’ to ‘frustrate court process’

A group known as Saraki Legacy Forum has berated  the Kwara state government for demolishing the Saraki’s political home better known as "Ile Arúgbó" in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement on Thursday, Bibire Ajape, chairman of the forum, said the Sarakis had sued the government over the land where the home is situated, but the state carried out the [...]

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    ‘You honoured my late father’ — Saraki hails those who tried to resist ‘Ile Arugbo’ demolition

‘You honoured my late father’ — Saraki hails those who tried to resist ‘Ile Arugbo’ demolition

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has reacted to the demolition of "Ile Arugbo", referred to as the political home of his late father, in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. Some protesters had trooped to the building shortly before it was pulled down on Thursday morning. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, governor of Kwara, had earlier announced his decision to revoke the land owing to alleged illegality [...]

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    Kwara govt: Why Saraki’s ‘political home’ was pulled down before dawn

Kwara govt: Why Saraki’s ‘political home’ was pulled down before dawn

The Kwara state government says it demolished the home of Olusola Saraki, father of Bukola Saraki, former senate president, at dawn to avoid needless confrontation from community members. The state government had demolished Sarakis’ political home better known as "Ile Arúgbó" in Ilorin, the state capital, on Thursday morning. Some community members had earlier planned to stage a protest against the demolition. In [...]

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    Saraki, Melaye, Shehu Sani — Buhari’s critics whose ambition hit the rocks in 2019

Saraki, Melaye, Shehu Sani — Buhari’s critics whose ambition hit the rocks in 2019

July 24, 2019, began like any other day at the national assembly, but something remarkable happened not long after the senate resumed sitting. 14 senators in the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced they were leaving the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At that time, the APC was experiencing challenges within its fold in the legislature.  Five months after that [...]

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    Kwara gov can’t destroy my father’s legacies, says Saraki on revocation of land

Kwara gov can’t destroy my father’s legacies, says Saraki on revocation of land

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, says the main objective of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, is to wage war against his family. Saraki said this on Saturday while reacting to the governor's decision to revoke a land occupied by his family in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement on Friday, Rafiu Ajakaiye, chief press secretary to the governor, had said the [...]

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    Court orders senators to refund pensions collected as ex-govs

Court orders senators to refund pensions collected as ex-govs

A federal high court in Ikoyi has asked the federal government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as ex-governors. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) disclosed the ''landmark judgement'' in a tweet on Wednesday. The group sued the federal government in 2017 over its “failure to stop former governors from receiving double pay and life pensions”. BREAKING: We’ve obtained [...]

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    EFCC only intimidating a perceived enemy, says Saraki on forfeiture of houses

EFCC only intimidating a perceived enemy, says Saraki on forfeiture of houses

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, says the order given for the forfeiture of his property in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, is an abuse of the court process and a violation of a subsisting order of the federal high court in Abuja. A federal high court in Lagos had ordered the forfeiture of two houses of Saraki in Ilorin based on an application [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to approve multi-billion dollar loan request rejected under Saraki

Buhari asks senate to approve multi-billion dollar loan request rejected under Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari has again sent a request to the senate to approve the federal government’s 2016-2018 external borrowing plan. The president made the request via a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday. The president first sent the loan request originally estimated at $29.960 billion in 2016, but it was rejected by the senate under the leadership of Bukola [...]

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    Saraki: EFCC misled court to grant forfeiture order

Saraki: EFCC misled court to grant forfeiture order

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, says the court which granted a temporary forfeiture order on his houses in Ikoyi was misled. A federal high court sitting in Lagos had ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties of Saraki in the Ikoyi area of  Lagos state following an ex-parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). But speaking through Yusuph Olaniyonu, [...]

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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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