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    Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

Tinubu freed, Orubebe convicted — remembering the CCT cases of five prominent Nigerians

History was made when Walter Onnoghen, embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was charged with false assets declaration exactly two years after the CCT discharged and acquitted Saraki of similar charges.In the heat of the trial, Onnoghen turned in his resignation but that did not save him from the hammer [...]

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    Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Senate President Bukola has blamed the postponement of the presidential and national assembly polls on the alleged incompetence of the government.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the postponement in the wee hours of Saturday.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had explained that the logistics challenge caused the inability of the commission to proceed with the electoral process.Commenting on the development, Saraki, in [...]

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    Eurasia Group: Atiku has gained momentum but Buhari will win

Eurasia Group: Atiku has gained momentum but Buhari will win

Eurasia Group, reputed as the world’s largest political-risk consultancy, says President Muhammadu Buhari will win the February 16 presidential election.In its final Eurasia Group Politics First election forecast seen by TheCable, the group, which was founded in 1998 by American political scientist Ian Bremmer, said Buhari has a 60 percent probability to win."Opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has regained some momentum [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Atiku take ‘battle against Buhari’ to Island Club

PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Atiku take ‘battle against Buhari’ to Island Club

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took the campaign for next month's presidential poll to Island Club in Lagos on Wednesday.Both men, who were in charge of the nation's affairs between 1999 and 2007, took time in convincing members of the club on why they should vote against President Muhammadu Buhari.Senate [...]

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    Secondus, Saraki: Why Atiku must emerge president in 2019

Secondus, Saraki: Why Atiku must emerge president in 2019

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senate President Bukola Saraki say Atiku Abubakar must be elected president to save Nigeria's democracy.Both men spoke in Abuja when they inspected the party's presidential campaign office in Maitama on Tuesday.The senate president was accompanied on the inspection of the campaign office by members of the national working committee [...]

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    2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring  summit

2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring summit

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar are expected to speak on restructuring at the "Handshake across Niger" summit ahead of 2019 general election. Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Abubakar is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.Also expected to speak at the summit scheduled to take place [...]

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    Ita Enang to lawmakers: Consider the requests before you… Nigerians are crying

Ita Enang to lawmakers: Consider the requests before you… Nigerians are crying

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), has asked the national assembly to consider the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as soon as it resumes.In an interview with journalist in Abuja on Monday, Enang said Nigerians were crying because the approval for borrowing and other requests before the lawmakers have not been [...]

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    Omo-Agege: We’ll remove Saraki at the slightest opportunity

Omo-Agege: We’ll remove Saraki at the slightest opportunity

Ovie Omo-Agege, lawmaker representing Delta central senatorial district, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators are waiting for the slightest opportunity to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.Following Saraki's defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leaders of the ruling party have been mounting pressure on him to step down.But Saraki has vowed  to retain his position, saying [...]

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    ‘Masters of rigging’ — Keyamo mocks PDP leaders over anti-INEC protest

‘Masters of rigging’ — Keyamo mocks PDP leaders over anti-INEC protest

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, has described those who protested at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as "known  masters of rigging".On Friday, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, led a protest to INEC headquarters over the Osun governorship election.Among those who joined the protest were Uche Secondus, [...]

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    Senate has failed Nigerians, says Ndume

Senate has failed Nigerians, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the upper legislative chamber has failed in its responsibility to Nigerians.Speaking during a NAN forum on Sunday in Abuja, Ndume blamed this on the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki.He also said Saraki could not be in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and still be the head of the senate.Ndume said as minority [...]

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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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