Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Saraki: It’s the turn of north-central to produce president

Saraki: It’s the turn of north-central to produce president

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it's the turn of the north-central to produce president of the country.Saraki, who is seeking to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited delegates and party executives in Benue state to seek their support.An indigene of Kwara state, the number three citizen said [...]

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    APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease the alleged plan to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Following Saraki's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party had asked him to step down as senate president.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, on Wednesday said Saraki must return the crown to the house [...]

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    Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

A court sitting in Abuja has served a service of summons on Senate President Bukola Saraki over the April 5 robbery incident in Offa, Kwara state.According to The Nation, Abdullahi Ogbede of the Grade 1 area court, ACO estate, issued the summons following a complaint made against Saraki by Oluwatosin Ojaomo, an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist.Ojaomo filed the suit over [...]

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    I did everything possible to reconcile with APC, says Saraki as he returns to PDP

I did everything possible to reconcile with APC, says Saraki as he returns to PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he tried his best to reconcile with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he was shown the way out.Saraki said this while announcing his defection from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The number three citizen described his defection as “difficult but inevitable”.He blamed this on some members who allegedly “ensured [...]

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    Saraki: Senator Adamu has become presidency’s attack dog

Saraki: Senator Adamu has become presidency’s attack dog

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he has had enough of the “constant attack” on him by Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west.Adamu had accused Saraki of “playing a game of betrayal” in the All Progressives Congress (APC).He was also alleged to have said Saraki referred to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, as a clown.Responding to his allegations in a [...]

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    The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

The law meant for rich and poor, says Garba Shehu on Saraki’s police invitation

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says every Nigerian, irrespective of his or her social class, is answerable to the law.He said this in reaction to criticisms on the police invitation of Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.On Monday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), asked Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) [...]

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    APC chieftain tags Saraki ‘double agent’

APC chieftain tags Saraki ‘double agent’

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has challenged Senate President Bukola Saraki to make his intentions clear on whether he wishes to remain with the party or not.The APC has been faced with some realignments, with some members hinting on leaving the party.The reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC ), a faction iwithin the ruling [...]

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    Sowore vows to liberate Kwara, says ‘Saraki will be jailed’

Sowore vows to liberate Kwara, says ‘Saraki will be jailed’

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential aspirant for the 2019 election, says Senate President Bukola Saraki will be sent to jail and that Kwara will be "liberated".Sowore said this on Friday when he visited Ilorin, Kwara state capital, for a town hall meeting.Saraki is from Kwara state.Sowore said the number three citizen had turned himself into a "demigod" [...]

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    Saraki and I have no link with ‘cultists’, says Kwara gov

Saraki and I have no link with ‘cultists’, says Kwara gov

Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara governor, says neither him nor Senate President Bukola Saraki have any link with the suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, Kwara.During plenary on Tuesday, Saraki had accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of plotting to implicate him in the activities of the suspects.The senate president had said Ahmed called to inform him of the alleged plot of the IGP.Speaking via Muyideen [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Saraki, Dogara at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Saraki, Dogara at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari hosted Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representative, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The lawmakers said they discussed a wide range of issues with Buhari.See pictures of the meeting which Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, in attendance: [...]

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    Mace theft: N’assembly has defied those seeking to undermine it, says Saraki

Mace theft: N’assembly has defied those seeking to undermine it, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and members of the national assembly for their reaction to the theft of the mace during plenary on Wednesday.Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended senator from Delta, had stormed the red chamber with unidentified persons who made away with the mace.The house had produced a spare mace and continued with the sitting. Omo-Agege was later [...]

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    ‘Unexplained wealth’: Saraki listed as owner of £15m London mansions

‘Unexplained wealth’: Saraki listed as owner of £15m London mansions

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been listed as one of the five owners of “unexplained wealth” in London.According to Transparency International, the report was conducted by Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), a new investigative power designed to help law enforcement agencies act on corrupt assets.Two buildings, located at 7 and 8 Whittaker street, Belgravia, London, are allegedly owned by Saraki.The houses are [...]

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    Saraki leads senators on three-day trip to Germany

Saraki leads senators on three-day trip to Germany

Senate President Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a five-man delegation on a three-day visit to Bundestag, the German parliament.Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser on media and publicity to the senate president, disclosed this in a statement.Olaniyonu said the visit is aimed at promoting economic relations between Nigeria and Germany, as well as for the purpose of peer review.He added that [...]

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    Osinbajo inspects toilets, carousel during surprise visit to Lagos airport

Osinbajo inspects toilets, carousel during surprise visit to Lagos airport

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday.Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation.Ephraim Nwodo, general manager, mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), conducted Osinbajo round the airport.The facilities inspected by the acting president [...]

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    Saraki launches made-in-Nigeria contest to counter imported goods

Saraki launches made-in-Nigeria contest to counter imported goods

Bukola Saraki, president of the senate, has launched a contest to promote made-in-Nigeria products.The contest, scheduled to run for three months, is aimed at showcasing the process and raw materials used in producing locally-made goods.In a statement that Saraki personally signed, he said that the contest would identify the good products that could be matched with investors and government agencies.He [...]

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    I have other important things to do, says CCT judge as he adjourns Saraki’s trial to Jan

I have other important things to do, says CCT judge as he adjourns Saraki’s trial to Jan

‎Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on Tuesday adjourned the trial Senate President Bukola Saraki to January 11.Announcing the adjournment after sitting for only 30 minutes, Umar said he had "other important thing to attend to".Before his announcement, Umar allowed Paul Usoro, Saraki's counsel, to finish cross-examining Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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