Monday, September 24, 2018

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    ‘I’ll lead the fight against poverty’ — Saraki declares presidential ambition

‘I’ll lead the fight against poverty’ — Saraki declares presidential ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared his intention to run for president in 2019.Speaking on Thursday at a meeting with young political aspirants in Abuja, Saraki said he intends running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He promised to lead the fight against poverty and fulfill all his promises if elected."I have decided to answer the call of teeming [...]

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    Eagle Square belongs to all of us, says Saraki on Kwankwaso’s declaration drama

Eagle Square belongs to all of us, says Saraki on Kwankwaso’s declaration drama

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the refusal to allow Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano, use Eagle Square to make the declaration of his presidential ambition.He said the move sends a wrong message about the country’s democracy.Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser on media and publicity to the senate president, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.The senate president said [...]

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    I’m not losing sleep over plan to remove me, says Saraki

I’m not losing sleep over plan to remove me, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not losing sleep over the plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove him.The ruling party has repeatedly called on him to resign or be removed from office over his decision to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But speaking with journalists after meeting with Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Saturday,  Saraki [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki visits Okowa in Delta

PHOTOS: Saraki visits Okowa in Delta

Senate President Bukola Saraki visited Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Saturday.The purpose of the visit was not clear but Saraki who dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared interest in the presidency and been consulting stakeholders across the country.It is unclear if the trip was about Saraki's presidential ambition.Below are some [...]

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    Senators attempting to remove Saraki are ignorant, says Makarfi

Senators attempting to remove Saraki are ignorant, says Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators cannot get the required number to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki.Makarfi said this on Friday while speaking with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state.The ruling party has been mounting pressure on Saraki to step down, with Adams Oshiomhole, its chairman, saying [...]

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    ‘We can’t meddle in the affair of politicians’ — Miyetti Allah distances self from anti-Saraki statement

‘We can’t meddle in the affair of politicians’ — Miyetti Allah distances self from anti-Saraki statement

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has distanced itself from a statement asking Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign or be forcefully removed.Garus Gololo, chairman of the association in Benue state, had said the senate president is working to undermine the presidency. He then asked Saraki to relinquish his position or be forced out.But in a [...]

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    Miyetti Allah says Saraki will be forced out — if he does not resign

Miyetti Allah says Saraki will be forced out — if he does not resign

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign from his office or be forced out.Garus Gololo, the coordinator of MACBAN in Benue state, said this in an interview with PUNCH on Tuesday.He alleged that Saraki is always working to undermine the presidency."It is on this note that we are saying that Saraki ought not [...]

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    APC to Saraki: You’ll rather rule in hell than serve in paradise

APC to Saraki: You’ll rather rule in hell than serve in paradise

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the interest and welfare of Nigerians do not mean anything to Senate President Bukola Saraki.In a statement on Monday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said the only politics Saraki knows, is about himself.Responding to a comment made by the senate president who said he was considering running for the seat of the president [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Saraki deliberately pushing this nation to the edge

Garba Shehu: Saraki deliberately pushing this nation to the edge

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Senate President Bukola Saraki should be solely held responsible for the delay in the approval of the budget for 2019 polls.Saraki had said the presidency's delay in submitting budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows lack of foresight.But Shehu dismissed this, saying the Saraki-led senate deliberately delayed [...]

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    Tinubu: Saraki, Tambuwal defected because they can’t face Buhari in APC

Tinubu: Saraki, Tambuwal defected because they can’t face Buhari in APC

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for automatic tickets.The former governor of Lagos state said both men were afraid to test the strength of their popularity in a primary election.Tinubu said if Saraki had remained in the APC, he [...]

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    Senator Adamu calls for audit of ‘messed up’ n’assembly finances

Senator Adamu calls for audit of ‘messed up’ n’assembly finances

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nassarawa west, says a forensic audit should be carried out on national assembly spending under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Adamu made his position known during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday.According to the lawmaker, the senate president’s refusal to vacate his seat after defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the [...]

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    APC: PDP campaigning for non-existent votes… we’ll win 2019 polls by a landslide

APC: PDP campaigning for non-existent votes… we’ll win 2019 polls by a landslide

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is having sleepless nights because it will win the 2019 elections by a landslide.In a statement on Friday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said this why the PDP is desperate and has started campaigning early "to attract non-existent votes"."Meanwhile, the PDP has realised that the 2019 elections has been [...]

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    Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

BY SUMNER SHAGARI SAMBOSince the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party, all hell has been let loose in Nigeria's polity with the two dominant political parties threatening impeachment against each other.With Saraki's defection and attendance of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP where he was [...]

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    ‘I believe I can make the change’ — Saraki considers running against Buhari

‘I believe I can make the change’ — Saraki considers running against Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Saraki, who had earlier hinted at running for the highest office in the land, told Bloomberg in an interview that he had been consulting widely.In the last one week, the senate President has visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida.Saraki said he would need to win the [...]

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    Saraki’s actions now border on high treason, says APC on n’assembly closure

Saraki’s actions now border on high treason, says APC on n’assembly closure

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the actions of Senate President Bukola Saraki now borders on high treason.The party said this in reaction to the explanation given by Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, over the national assembly's inability to reconvene to consider a request of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had asked the lawmakers to approve N242 [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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