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    Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Suspected thugs attack Kwara community

Thugs alleged to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) have attacked the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki family in Ilorin, Kwara state.Two people were reportedly shot and more than 20 cars destroyed in Agbaji, one of the affected compounds.Île Ottan, Sholagberu, Wopa, Olayeri, and Onilemarun families were affected in the attack which is the second in four days.On [...]

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    Buratai ‘entrenching transparency in the army’

Buratai ‘entrenching transparency in the army’

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL) says Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff (COAS), is entrenching transparency in the military.This followed his response to the the freedom of information request made to the Nigerian army by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgITNICreL said it was pleased with the COAS for releasing the [...]

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    Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians should hold Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, responsible if anything happens to him.Saraki said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja.He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges."The usual practice has been that the commissioner of police personally ensures [...]

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    Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai: Commonwealth of Kwara has been cornered by Saraki family for 40 years

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alleged that the Saraki family has cornered Kwara state’s commonwealth in the past 40 years.He said the Saraki dynasty in Kwara had rendered the quality of life of the people to the lowest point.The minister made the allegation on Thursday in Ilorin at a ceremony organised by the Kwara All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Saraki: We must block politicians from buying PVCs ahead of polls

Saraki: We must block politicians from buying PVCs ahead of polls

Senate President Bukola Saraki says politicians seeking to procure permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the general election must be stopped.Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide to Saraki, quoted the senate president as saying this in a statement on Thursday.On Monday, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said the electoral body is aware of the vote-buying tricks [...]

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    Saraki: Buhari’s anti-graft war is more of propaganda

Saraki: Buhari’s anti-graft war is more of propaganda

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari government "is more of propaganda than reality".Saraki said this in an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday.The director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation said the country has relapsed on its indices on corruption.The senate president said if Buhari is truly fighting corruption, he [...]

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    Saraki’s aide tackles Lai over Offa robbery claim, tags him ‘guest politician’ in Kwara

Saraki’s aide tackles Lai over Offa robbery claim, tags him ‘guest politician’ in Kwara

Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser to Senate President Bukola Saraki on media, says the popularity of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in Kwara state is "non-existent".Olaniyonu made the remark in a statement released over a comment credited to the minister.The minister had said Saraki's claim that he offered N10 million for the care of the victims of the Offa [...]

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    Lai: Saraki lied! He didn’t donate a dime after Offa robbery

Lai: Saraki lied! He didn’t donate a dime after Offa robbery

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to stop dancing on the graves of victims of the Offa robbery incident.Mohammed said this while reacting to a comment credited to Saraki's aide.The minister had asked Saraki, who said he donated a sum of N10 million to the victims, not to play politics with the incident.Thereafter, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media [...]

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    Saraki: Police might be planning to stop Melaye from contesting in 2019

Saraki: Police might be planning to stop Melaye from contesting in 2019

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the invasion of the Abuja residence of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, by some police officers could be an attempt to block him from the 2019 polls.On Friday, the police stormed the residence of Melaye, who is seeking reelection, saying they wanted to arrest for culpable homicide.But reacting through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki condemned the action [...]

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    Saraki: I insist 2019 budget is hopeless

Saraki: I insist 2019 budget is hopeless

Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that the 2019 budget proposal of N8.83 trillion presented to a joint session of the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is "hopeless."In an interview with THISDAY, Saraki said the proposal is not only hopeless but deceptive.The senate president first made the comment when he hosted some civil society organisations (CSOs) in Abuja on [...]

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    DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

The national assembly witnessed significant events in the year 2018. Some of these occurrences were also unprecedented following the tides of political happenings during the year. No one ever thought that a senate president would defect from a ruling to an opposition party. It was quite an interesting year and here are some highlights of major events brought to you by [...]

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    Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

From the Kemi Adeosun certificate saga, Abdulahi Ganduje’s bribery allegations to the sex scandal that consumed Richard Akindele, a university professor, the dramas never seized in 2018. Just when you felt you’ve had the last of it, another resurfaced. Each year presents a myriad of issues to be recorded in the country’s history. In 2018, so many events dotted the landscape. [...]

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    Saraki on Adeyanju’s arrest: Have we receded to military rule?

Saraki on Adeyanju’s arrest: Have we receded to military rule?

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it sems like the country has gone back to the period of military rule.Saraki said this while calling for the release of Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians.On December 13, the police arrested Adeyanju for a murder case that he and some of his associates were discharged and acquitted for 2009.He initially stood trial for [...]

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    Lai reacts as Saraki describes Budget 2019 as hopeless

Lai reacts as Saraki describes Budget 2019 as hopeless

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the executive will not exchange words with legislature.Mohammed said this while reacting to a comment Senate President Bukola Saraki made on the 2019 budget.On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N8.83 billion budget to a joint session of the national assembly.Speaking when he hosted some civil society organisations in Abuja, Saraki who is director-general [...]

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    Booing: APC tackles ‘unruly’ lawmakers, blames Saraki, Dogara

Booing: APC tackles ‘unruly’ lawmakers, blames Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the "failure" of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to rein in on "unruly" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers is an indication that they planned to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari was booed by some lawmakers when he presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the [...]

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    Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has expressed worry over the distribution of cash to the public ahead of the 2019 general election.Through its TraderMoni scheme, the federal government has been giving N10,000 loans to petty traders.Speaking at public hearing on vote-buying organised by senate and house of representatives committees on electoral and political party matters, Dogara said [...]

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