Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Senate President Bukola Saraki"

    Court dismisses suit against reconvening of senate without Saraki’s approval

Court dismisses suit against reconvening of senate without Saraki’s approval

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit kicking against the reconvening of the senate without the approval of Senate President Bukola Saraki.At its sitting on Thursday, Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge, struck out the suit after the lawyers representing the plaintiff failed to show up in court.Two senators loyal to Saraki – Rabiu Adebayo (Kwara south) and Isa [...]

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    Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Senate President Bukola Saraki met with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Wednesday.The purpose of the meeting is not yet known but it is believed to be connected with Saraki's speculated presidential bid.Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were among those who accompanied Saraki to meet with Jonathan.The visit comes after the senate president met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo and [...]

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    Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of treating the national assembly with contempt.He said this on Monday, while responding to the criticism of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The senate president also seized the opportunity to respond to some of the allegations which Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had earlier [...]

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    ‘Why always blame someone for your failure?’ — pro-Saraki senators tackle APC

‘Why always blame someone for your failure?’ — pro-Saraki senators tackle APC

Senators loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki have accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of abandoning its mandate of bringing positive change.Isah Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim, senators representing Bauchi central and Kwara south respectively, asked the ruling party to stop blaming the senate president as he is “not the cause of their woes".The APC and Saraki have been on a [...]

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    Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the national assembly is committed to ensuring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is well funded to conduct the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday in reaction to the claim of the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) that he was slowing down the approval of the budget request for the elections.In a statement by Olu Onemola, [...]

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    Kofi Annan’s humility and love for humanity set him apart, says Buhari

Kofi Annan’s humility and love for humanity set him apart, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogised the late Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations.The Nobel peace laureate died on Saturday after a short illness. He was aged 80.In a statement issued by the presidency, Buhari praised Annan’s “humility, nobility and love for humanity” which he said set the late global icon apart while he was alive.“President Buhari, who called [...]

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    Report: EFCC probing Saraki, Ahmed over N17bn Kwara bond

Report: EFCC probing Saraki, Ahmed over N17bn Kwara bond

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is reportedly probing Senate President Bukola Saraki over the use of N17 billion bond secured by the Kwara state government.Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara, is also being investigated.According to The Nation, the EFCC suspects that the bonds raised in 2009 when Saraki was governor of the state may have been misappropriated by both [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    Pro-Saraki senators insist PDP now majority in senate, to call for head count

Pro-Saraki senators insist PDP now majority in senate, to call for head count

Isa Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim, senators representing Bauchi central and Kwara south respectively, have warned against any move to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.They said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the senate outnumber those of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Saraki left the APC for PDP after the ruling party lost 15 of its members in the upper legislative chamber.The leadership [...]

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    FLASHBACK: When Speaker Tambuwal defected from PDP in 2014, APC kicked against his removal

FLASHBACK: When Speaker Tambuwal defected from PDP in 2014, APC kicked against his removal

Since Senate President Bukola Saraki left the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party has been calling for his resignation, arguing that he cannot lead the senate while in the minority.The ruling party has more senators than Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where Saraki has pitched his tent.On Wednesday, Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, asked the senate president to, as “a [...]

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    Tambuwal: We’ll roll out our forces if APC attempts to impeach Saraki

Tambuwal: We’ll roll out our forces if APC attempts to impeach Saraki

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will resist any illegal move to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.Following Saraki’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, some lawmakers and APC chieftains have asked him to step down.On Wednesday, Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, said it is “a matter of honour” for [...]

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    PDP reps ‘take over’ national assembly, raise the alarm on ‘plot to impeach Saraki’

PDP reps ‘take over’ national assembly, raise the alarm on ‘plot to impeach Saraki’

Members of the house of representatives in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have raised the alarm over an alleged plan to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki “through the back door”.The lawmakers said some All Progressives Congress (APC) senators were plotting to invade the senate chamber and impeach Saraki on Wednesday night.Saraki defected from the APC to the PDP on Tuesday, [...]

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    Shehu Sani: How PDP-led legislature and presidency can work together

Shehu Sani: How PDP-led legislature and presidency can work together

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has bared his mind on how Nigeria can move forward amid the recent political developments.Various lawmakers and governors have left their party to another in the last two weeks.Senate President Bukola Saraki leads the retinue of lawmakers that left the All Progressives Congress (APC) while governors Samuel Ortom and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Benue and [...]

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    Siege at Saraki’s residence stage-managed, says Jimoh Moshood

Siege at Saraki’s residence stage-managed, says Jimoh Moshood

Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, says the siege at the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki was "stage-managed for public sentiments".Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Moshood said the force had no hand in the incident.In the early hours of Tuesday, some police vehicles and officers were seen stationed at the entrance of the senate [...]

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    Saraki: My discussion with APC isn’t for personal benefit

Saraki: My discussion with APC isn’t for personal benefit

Senate President Bukola Saraki says reports about “juicy offers” made to him to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are mere speculations.Saraki is believed to be among the aggrieved ruling party chieftains considering pulling out of the APC before the 2019 elections.The presidency and the party are making last-minute efforts to have the nation's number three citizen in their [...]

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    Buhari on CCT trial: Some destroy the judiciary to save themselves but Saraki took a tortuous path

Buhari on CCT trial: Some destroy the judiciary to save themselves but Saraki took a tortuous path

President Muhammadu Buhari says Senate President Bukola Saraki's acquittal at the supreme court shows the country's judicial system is “working”.The supreme court had on Friday dismissed the false assets declaration charges against Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The apex court had upheld the ruling of the CCT that the senate president has no case to answer.A court of [...]

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