Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    Saraki, Dogara direct n’assembly management to address grievances of workers

Saraki, Dogara direct n’assembly management to address grievances of workers

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, have directed Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, to resolve issues that led to workers strike on Tuesday.The workers, protesting the non-payment of outstanding salaries and allowances, prevented the lawmakers from sitting on Tuesday.In a statement, Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to the senate president on media, said Saraki [...]

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    Saraki loses as appeal court overturns N4bn judgment against SaharaReporters

Saraki loses as appeal court overturns N4bn judgment against SaharaReporters

An appeal court in Ilorin, Kwara state, has dismissed the judgment which awarded N4 billion to Senate President Bukola Saraki in a libel suit against Sahara Reporters and Omoyele Sowore, the publisher.Saraki had accused the news medium of publishing malicious stories against him, and in in June, 2017, Sikiru Oyinloye, a judge at the Kwara state high court, who heard [...]

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    We have tried Buhari but he failed, says Saraki

We have tried Buhari but he failed, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians have tried President Muhammadu Buhari and he has failed the country.Saraki said this at the kick off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in Sokoto state.He asked the people of the north-west state to be ready to cast their votes for the PDP presidential candidate."Today is a great day, today we are [...]

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    Saraki to police: Don’t divert attention from death of Offa robbery suspect

Saraki to police: Don’t divert attention from death of Offa robbery suspect

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the police is diverting attention from the death of Michael Adikwu, principal suspect in the Offa robbery incident.Saraki, who was invited by the police in connection to the robbery, has called for an inquiry into the death of the suspect.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, had responded by saying the testimony of the remaining suspects is enough to [...]

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    Police speak on death of Offa robbery suspect, say Saraki not off the hook

Police speak on death of Offa robbery suspect, say Saraki not off the hook

The police say Michael Adikwu, principal suspect in the Offa robbery incident, slumped and died in detention.Months after TheCable's report on the matter, Kamaldeen Ajibade, Kwara commissioner of justice, on Wednesday confirmed Adikwu's death.Following the confirmation, Senate President Bukola Saraki called for an inquiry into the development.In a statement on Thursday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, shed light on the circumstances surrounding Adikwu's demise.He said [...]

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    British envoy urges senate to pass PIGB, electoral reform act before 2019 polls

British envoy urges senate to pass PIGB, electoral reform act before 2019 polls

Harriet Thompson, British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, has urged the national assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and other critical bills before the expiration of its tenure.Thompson made the call when she paid a courtesy visit on the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, on Monday in Abuja.She also called for the passage [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Saraki will be buried politically by February 2019

Oshiomhole: Saraki will be buried politically by February 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki will be "buried politically" by February 2019.He said this in reaction to the APC's victory in the bye-election conducted on Saturday in Kwara, the senate president's home state.Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja, the APC chairman said: "They went on to say that Oshiomhole should vacate [...]

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    Thank God I delivered for APC, says winner of  Kwara house of reps bye-election

Thank God I delivered for APC, says winner of Kwara house of reps bye-election

Raheem Olawuyi, winner of the Kwara house of representatives bye-election, says he was able to secure victory at the polls because the All Progressives Congress (APC) believe in him.He said this on Sunday while speaking with reporters at Omu-Aran, Kwara state.Olawuyi polled 21,236 votes to defeat Saheed Alatise of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second with 18,095 votes.The [...]

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    Saraki’s aide says trending audio of senate president was doctored

Saraki’s aide says trending audio of senate president was doctored

Olu Onemola, aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki on new media, says a trending audio recording of his principal is fake.In the recording, Saraki was quoted as saying he spent between N200 million and N400 million in each of 30 states on the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.The senate president also purportedly accused Buhari of punishing the people of [...]

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    ‘APC sending wrong signals about 2019 polls’ — Saraki reacts to Kwara bye-election

‘APC sending wrong signals about 2019 polls’ — Saraki reacts to Kwara bye-election

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the "open intimidation and harassment of voters" in the Kwara house of representatives bye-election is sending a wrong signal ahead of the 2019 general election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Raheem Ajuloopin, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election in Ekiti/Oke-Ero/ Irepodun/Isin federal constituency.He polled 21,236 votes to defeat his closest [...]

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Saraki: Nigerians eager to see how Buhari will handle allegations against Oshiomhole

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians are eagerly waiting to see how President Muhammadu Buhari will handle allegations against Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while responding to the threat of the APC chairman to sue him.Saraki had said the APC chairman did not have the moral stand to remain in politics following allegations [...]

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    Oshiomhole dares Saraki to name anyone he collected bribe from

Oshiomhole dares Saraki to name anyone he collected bribe from

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dared Senate President Bukola Saraki to name one aspirant he collected money from or face legal action.Saraki had called on Oshiomohole to resign from politics.The senate president said the APC chairman does not have the moral stand to remain in politics following allegations by some APC governors that he [...]

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    Saraki asks Oshiomhole to resign

Saraki asks Oshiomhole to resign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to quit politics.Saraki made the statement in Ilorin on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a remembrance ceremony held in honour of his late father.On Sunday, the Department of State Services (DSS) had detained Oshiomhole after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during [...]

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    Oshiomhole: It will be strange for us to have graveyard peace in APC

Oshiomhole: It will be strange for us to have graveyard peace in APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it will be strange if the ruling party is experiencing "graveyard peace".While appearing on Arise Television on Tuesday, the party chairman said the APC is prone to controversies because it is a large party.Last week, the party chairman was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) and grilled [...]

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    Senate adjourns over lack of quorum

Senate adjourns over lack of quorum

The senate on Tuesday adjourned over a low turnout of lawmakers.Philip Aduda, senator representing the federal capital territory (FCT), moved a motion for adjournment citing order 10 (3) which states that the lawmakers could not sit if they do not form a quorum.Thirty-eight senators are required to form quorum in the upper legislative chamber.Aduda explained that the chamber was "empty" [...]

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    What are our senators doing?

What are our senators doing?

Countless times, the senate, particularly the current one led by Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been accused of being a clog in the wheel of the country's progress. Such accusations often arise when the senators differ with the executive on issues.The current senate has disagreed with the executive on issues ranging from the approval of loans, summoning of appointees and confirmation [...]

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