Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, spokesman of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says the dissolution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be in the interest of the country.Commenting on the travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okupe advised the ruling party not to allow the ongoing the trial lead to its break up.He said though he is yet to reconcile with Saraki for [...]

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    Ex-minister asks Saraki to resign

Ex-minister asks Saraki to resign

Kenneth Gbagi, a former minister of state for education in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign over his trial at the code of conduct tribunal. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Gbagi said the senate under the leadership of Saraki, had lost credibility. “We have a problem in Nigeria where we don’t [...]

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    Saraki: I’m being tried because of my position

Saraki: I’m being tried because of my position

Senate President Bukola Saraki has attributed his ongoing trial at the tribunal to his position as the senate president, saying he would not have been singled out if he was" just a senator".Maintaining  innocence, Saraki said actions of the tribunal have proven that there is still disregard for the rule of law in the country.He advised that “the right thing” [...]

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    Pro-Saraki senators: We are solidly behind him

Pro-Saraki senators: We are solidly behind him

The Nigeria senate has expressed support for its president, Bukola Saraki, over his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.Ibrahim Danbaba, representative of Sokoto south constituency at the upper chamber, said the senate was solidly behind Saraki on  his trial for alleged corruption and false declaration of assets."After majority of us, senators of the federal republic of Nigeria, witnessed the [...]

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    Senators desert N’Assembly over Saraki’s trial

Senators desert N’Assembly over Saraki’s trial

An atmosphere of gloom descended on the national assembly on Tuesday as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, faced trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja.According to NAN, activities at the national assembly complex had been at low ebb since the trial saga commenced, with some workers wearing long faces.Although the workers declined to speak with NAN correspondents [...]

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    Saraki’s trial adjourned till Oct 21

Saraki’s trial adjourned till Oct 21

The ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been adjourned to October 21.Saraki pleaded not guilty to all 13 charges of corruption and false declaration of assets when they were read to him.He arrived at the tribunal a few minutes past nine and was put in the accused box, where he made his [...]

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    Saraki: I’ll be at tribunal on Tuesday

Saraki: I’ll be at tribunal on Tuesday

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he will appear at the code of conduct tribunal on Tuesday to defend charges of false declaration of assets.He had failed to obey the summons on Friday on the basis of a motion he filed at an Abuja high court, although he was represented by his lawyers.The tribunal promptly issued a bench warrant, which Saraki has [...]

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    Court refuses to halt Saraki’s trial

Court refuses to halt Saraki’s trial

Ahmed Mohammed, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja on Monday refused to grant the request of Senate President Bukola Saraki to stop his trial.‎He adjourned to September 30 for hearing of the suit filed by Saraki.Last Thursday, the senate president app‎roached the court with an exparte application seeking an injunction to stop the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) [...]

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    Tribunal orders IG to produce Saraki in 24 hrs

Tribunal orders IG to produce Saraki in 24 hrs

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the inspector general of police to arrest and bring Senate President Bukola Saraki before it on Tuesday.Danladi Umar, chairman of the CCT, had ordered his arrest on Friday but Joseph Daodu, Saraki's counsel, promised that his client would show up on Monday but Saraki was still not at the tribunal.In trying to defend his [...]

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    Go and defend yourself, Buhari tells Saraki

Go and defend yourself, Buhari tells Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as unacceptable the attempts to link him to the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Advising Saraki to assemble a team of good lawyers to defend him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Buhari said he was not out to persecute him or anyone.The president said the tribunal was only performing its constitutional function, saying [...]

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    Saraki ‘being persecuted by political opponents’

Saraki ‘being persecuted by political opponents’

The Ilorin Emirate Descendant Progressive Union (IEDPU) has accused the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of persecuting Bukola Saraki, the senate president.The Ilorin-based group described the ongoing travails of the senate president as purely politically motivated.Speaking in an interview with journalists in Ilorin on the recent visit of the body to Saraki in Abuja, Abdulhamid Adi, president of the union, [...]

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    Buhari desperate to remove Saraki, says PDP

Buhari desperate to remove Saraki, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-government is averse to the leadership of the senate, hence its ploy to remove Bukola Saraki, senate president, at all costs.On Friday, the Code of Conduct Bureau ordered the arrest of Saraki for failing to appear before it to answer a 13-count charge of corruption and false declaration of assets.Reacting, the [...]

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    Police ‘still awaiting directive’ to arrest Saraki

Police ‘still awaiting directive’ to arrest Saraki

The Nigeria police is yet to receive the directive to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki, Olabisi Kolawole, acting commissioner of police and police spokesperson, has told TheCable.The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja on Friday specifically ordered the inspector-general of police to arrest the senate president and bring him before the tribunal on Monday.Saraki had failed to appear [...]

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    Court halts Saraki’s trial for ‘false asset claims’

Court halts Saraki’s trial for ‘false asset claims’

The Abuja federal high court has momentarily halted the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for alleged false declaration of assets.Mahmud Magaji (SAN), Saraki's counsel, had filed an ex parte application before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of ‎the court, asking him to halt his prosecution by the CCB.Consequently, the court ruled  that the respondents  (CBB, Code [...]

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    EFCC declares MD of Saraki’s company wanted

EFCC declares MD of Saraki’s company wanted

Kennedy Izuagbe, a former director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Plc and managing director of Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited, a company owned by Bukola Saraki, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Izuagbe (45) who is being investigated in a case of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over [...]

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    Nothing will distract me, says Saraki

Nothing will distract me, says Saraki

Bukola Saraki, president of the senate, on Thursday said the upper legislative chamber would ensure that nothing distracts it in the discharge of its duties.Addressing members of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union in Abuja, Saraki said the red chamber would do its best to meet the yearnings of Nigerians."I solicit your prayers for peace and unity in Nigeria. Those who [...]

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