Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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    EXTRA: Marafa offers Saraki another wife

EXTRA: Marafa offers Saraki another wife

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has offered Senate President Bukola Saraki another wife.Marafa made the offer while thanking his colleagues for approving a N10 billion intervention fund for Zamfara owing to the insecurity in the state.Speaking on the floor of senate on Thursday, the lawmaker said there is room for another wife in Saraki's house because its size [...]

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    Court orders Saraki, Melaye to honour police invitation

Court orders Saraki, Melaye to honour police invitation

"They issued the letters dated October 6 and 8 inviting the applicants for questioning over their roles in the procession of the Peoples Democratic Party that held on October 5, 2018. The Police acted in public and national interests," the judge ruled."Where crime is alleged, the police have a duty to invite. The court cannot restrain the police from carrying out their [...]

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    Saraki to Buhari: You’ve been misinformed about debts payable to states

Saraki to Buhari: You’ve been misinformed about debts payable to states

Senate President Bukola Saraki has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he must have been misinformed about debts payable to some states.The senate president said this on the back of a statement attributed to the president that the national assembly inflated debts meant to be paid to deserving states.The president had on Tuesday said the total amount approved by the national [...]

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    N’assembly transmits CAMA to Buhari

N’assembly transmits CAMA to Buhari

The national assembly has transmitted the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Bukola Saraki, the senate president, made this known in a series of tweets on Sunday.The bill, which is designed to improve the ease of doing business, will make it possible to register a company from any part of the world."The 8th @NASSNigeria's Bill [...]

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    Group tips 32-year-old activist to join Buhari’s cabinet 

Group tips 32-year-old activist to join Buhari’s cabinet 

The Benue Elite Development Network has tipped Philip Agbese, public affairs commentator, as a possible replacement for Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture. The group made the call at an event where Agbese was decorated with an award of excellence on Monday.The group particularly hailed Agbese who has joined hands with other Nigerians to "assist in curbing the humanitarian issues in the [...]

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    Nabena accuses PDP of plotting to hijack leadership of 9th n’assembly

Nabena accuses PDP of plotting to hijack leadership of 9th n’assembly

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of trying to hijack the leadership of the 9th national assembly.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Nabena alleged that the outgoing senate president and the PDP were making moves to woo new APC lawmakers into [...]

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    Saraki cheers PDP losers in Kwara, congratulates  APC winners

Saraki cheers PDP losers in Kwara, congratulates APC winners

Senate President Bukola Saraki has congratulated Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara, who emerged winner of the gubernatorial election in the state.Abdulrasaq was declared governor-elect on Sunday after polling 331,546 votes to defeat Razak Atunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who garnered 114,754 votes.The senate president took to his official Twitter account to [...]

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    Saraki has been buried politically, says Oshiomhole

Saraki has been buried politically, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki's loss shows that he has been buried politically. Oshiomhole spoke with state house correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday. Although the national chairman did not mention any name, it was clear he was referring to the senate president. Saraki, who  represents Kwara central senatorial district [...]

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    Katsina senator: Saraki should resign immediately

Katsina senator: Saraki should resign immediately

Abu Ibrahim, senator representing Katsina south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign immediately.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Ibrahim said the defeat Saraki suffered is an indication that he should vacate his position because "there is nothing left for him to cling to". Saraki, who is representing Kwara central senatorial district under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to [...]

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    Saraki, Ajimobi, Oloriegbe — biggest winners and losers so far

Saraki, Ajimobi, Oloriegbe — biggest winners and losers so far

It’s been three days since Nigerians cast their ballots in the presidential and national assembly elections. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently announcing results for the presidential election in the 36 states and the federal capital territory, results for the national assembly have been trickling in from the commission’s collation centres across the country.The results, so far, has [...]

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    ‘I wish my people the best’ — Saraki breaks silence on ‘shocking’ defeat

‘I wish my people the best’ — Saraki breaks silence on ‘shocking’ defeat

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to his loss in Saturday's election, wishing the people of the state the best.Ibrahim Oloriegbe, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had defeated Saraki who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The APC also cleared seats in the house of reps and senate.In a statement on Tuesday, Saraki said those who [...]

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    EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caucus meeting assembly as a "Nollywood meeting."The APC NEC had an emergency meeting on Monday over the postponement of the general election.Speaking at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting on Tuesday, Saraki said the ruling party did not want the elections to hold last Saturday.The senate president said the [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

A letter Brain Ballard, a top US lobbyist, purportedly wrote to Senate President Bukola Saraki, predicting the loss of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in circulation.Saraki is the director general of the campaign of Atiku.In the letter dated February 5, the firm of allegedly said its survey on the presidential election demonstrated that [...]

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    Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu is angry with him because he opposed Tinubu's ambition for the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2015 presidential election.It was believed that Tinubu wanted to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari but that would have presented an all-Muslim ticket thought to be politically insensitive.Saraki said this in [...]

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    HLSI debunks allegation of jamming phones, funding campaigns

HLSI debunks allegation of jamming phones, funding campaigns

HLSI Security Firms and Technologies has debunked reports that it is sponsoring the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign and also planning to jam telephone networks during the elections.In a statement on Friday,  the Israeli company said its operations in Nigeria have been for more than 12 years and at no time has it been accused of any form of integrity [...]

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    Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says it is time for Nigerians to choose competent leadership over outdated one.Saraki, who is also the director general of the PDP presidential campaign council, said this on Sunday, in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity.The senate leader called on Nigerians to come out en masse and vote for [...]

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