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    EXCLUSIVE: Saraki strikes deal with senators to stop impeachment move

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki strikes deal with senators to stop impeachment move

Senate President Bukola Saraki has struck a deal with senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop moves to remove him from office, TheCable understands.Saraki defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in July and since then he has been under pressure to resign.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, said Saraki would be removed "according to the law and [...]

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    APC wallowing in confusion, says Saraki

APC wallowing in confusion, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is wallowing in confusion.Saraki said this while reacting to the ruling party's reaction to his performance at the convention of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Saraki had placed a distant third behind Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, and ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar who clinched the PDP ticket.Responding to this, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman [...]

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    APC senators ignore party’s directives, seek reconciliation with Saraki

APC senators ignore party’s directives, seek reconciliation with Saraki

Although the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its members in the senate to oust Senate President Bukola Saraki, TheCable understands that the senators are more interested in restoring peace to the upper legislative chamber than doing this.Saraki has been under pressure to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the [...]

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    APC mocks Saraki’s PDP primary performance, asks senators to reject him

APC mocks Saraki’s PDP primary performance, asks senators to reject him

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says senators should reject Senate President Bukola Saraki just like delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did at the weekend.The national assembly will resume Tuesday after more than seven weeks of recess.During the recess, the APC repeatedly called on Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to vacate their offices.At the [...]

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    Police invite Saraki, Melaye over protest on Osun poll

Police invite Saraki, Melaye over protest on Osun poll

The police have invited Senate President Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, and Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, over alleged disturbance of public peace.Saraki, Melaye, Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other leaders of the party stage a protest to the headquarters of INEC in Abuja over the outcome of Osun poll.The [...]

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    How they stand: The 12 aspirants vying for PDP’s presidential ticket

How they stand: The 12 aspirants vying for PDP’s presidential ticket

The 2019 presidential election is just about four months away and various political parties have been working round the clock to present a candidate that will challenge President Muhammadu Buhari during the polls. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is at the forefront of this.On Saturday, the party will hold its presidential primary election in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Determined to [...]

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    Confusion over winner of PDP primary in Saraki’s senatorial district

Confusion over winner of PDP primary in Saraki’s senatorial district

The national assembly primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on Wednesday in many states but was moved to Thursday in  Kwara.The reason for the postponement was not given and the venue of the exercise in the three senatorial districts was not known to many journalists and party members.But by Thursday evening, reports emerged that Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor of [...]

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    Kwara PDP primary: Saraki did not betray me, says Bolaji Abdullahi

Kwara PDP primary: Saraki did not betray me, says Bolaji Abdullahi

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki did not betray him.Abdullahi said this in reaction to reports that the senate president worked against his governorship ambition.An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, Abdullahi withdrew from the race on Monday.In a statement, Abdullahi said though the outcome of the primaries may have [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day parade — first time in three years

Saraki, Dogara absent at Independence Day parade — first time in three years

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, were conspicuously absent at the Eagle Square, Abuja, during the 2018 Independence Day parade.Since 2015, this is the first time that both men would miss the programme orgamised on an annual basis.President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), all attended [...]

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    Saraki: Osun rerun is an embarrassment to democracy

Saraki: Osun rerun is an embarrassment to democracy

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the supplementary governorship election in Osun state is an embarrassment to Nigeria’s democracy.Some observers have faulted the credibility of the election which was marred by violence.In a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki said the rerun was an avenue for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to commit electoral fraud.He accused the ruling party of [...]

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    Issa-Onilu: We’re working to end the dynasty of Saraki in Kwara

Issa-Onilu: We’re working to end the dynasty of Saraki in Kwara

Lanre Issa-Onilu, former group political editor of  THISDAY, is a leading corporate and political communications expert in Nigeria. A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Issa-Onilu contested the position of the national publicity secretary of the APC at the last convention of the party but lost to Bolaji Abdullahi, an ally of Senate President Bukola Saraki.He had said [...]

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    Osun rerun: Saraki storms Ife, woos Omisore for PDP

Osun rerun: Saraki storms Ife, woos Omisore for PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki met with Iyiola Omisore, governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun governorship election, on Monday.The meeting took place 24 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had cried foul, asking INEC to declare Ademola Adeleke, its candidate, who secured the highest votes in [...]

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    ‘INEC’s reputation is at stake’ — Saraki reacts to Osun poll

‘INEC’s reputation is at stake’ — Saraki reacts to Osun poll

Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the Osun governorship election inconclusive.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had polled 254,699 ahead of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 254,345 votes.But Joseph Fuwape, INEC’s returning officer, said a winner could not emerge because the [...]

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    Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has asked supporters of the president to ignore the attacks Senate President Bukola Saraki is directing at Buhari.Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been very critical of Buhari in recent times.Two days ago, he told some PDP delegates that most world leaders [...]

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    Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Senate President Bukola Saraki says though Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, a cabal is now in charge of the country.Saraki who is one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited members of the party in Oyo state, to solicit support ahead of the primary election.He alleged that Nigeria lacked the [...]

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    Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

BY JUDE NDUKWEEver since his emergence as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has been the undeserved target of mudslinging, character assassination, frivolous court cases, undue media trial, executive harassment and humiliation, propaganda, half-truths and outright falsehood among other shenanigans aimed at cowing and arm-twisting him to force him to bow to the whims and caprices of a powerful cabal operating [...]

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