Tag "Senate President Bukola Saraki"

    No harm must befall Saraki, says PDP on fresh probe

No harm must befall Saraki, says PDP on fresh probe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the fresh probe launched against Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Accused the Buhari administration of being behind the investigations which it described as sign of witch-hunt, the opposition party said "no harm must come to Senator Saraki or any member of his family".It said the administration [...]

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    EFCC launches yet another probe against Saraki

EFCC launches yet another probe against Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a fresh probe against Senate President Bukola Saraki.The probe, which comes a week after the commencement of an earlier probe against Saraki, was announced on Tuesday.In a statement, Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesman to the senate president, said the anti-graft agency wrote to the clerk of the senate "late last week", requesting among [...]

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    Report: EFCC launches fresh probe against Saraki

Report: EFCC launches fresh probe against Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a fresh probe against Senate President Bukola Saraki over allegations of money laundering.According to THISDAY, the anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki's earnings during his time as governor of Kwara state.Saraki governed the state between 2003 and 2011 before proceeding to the senate.In a letter quoted by THISDAY, the EFCC said it [...]

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    Saraki: Why Magu was never confirmed as EFCC chairman

Saraki: Why Magu was never confirmed as EFCC chairman

Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained why the senate did not confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Saraki gave the explanation on Monday at the orientation programme organised for senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect ahead of the inauguration of ninth national assembly in Abuja.The country’s number three citizen said having rejected Magu's nomination [...]

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INCOME INEQUALITY: Lawmakers to earn N1.3bn severance package while pensioners languish for pay

With less than two months left for the 8th assembly to be dissolved, over two hundred members of the national assembly will be entitled to severance pay of over N1.3 billion, according to figures obtained from the Certain Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances, etc) (Amendment) Act, 2008.Prominent among these in the upper legislative chamber are Senate  [...]

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    End of the Saraki dynasty? How ‘O to ge’ and Offa robbery caused a revolt in Kwara

End of the Saraki dynasty? How ‘O to ge’ and Offa robbery caused a revolt in Kwara

In 2011, Bukola Saraki retired his father, Olusola, from politics by backing Abdulfatah Ahmed against Gbemisola, his own younger sister, in the governorship race. Their father had been the godfather Kwara politics for decades and the popular saying was: "Anywhere Saraki goes, Kwara goes."After controversially installing Bukola, his first son, as governor in 2003, Saraki - who was senate leader [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Oloriegbe, the medical doctor who ‘drowned’ Saraki

CLOSE-UP: Oloriegbe, the medical doctor who ‘drowned’ Saraki

When he clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to vie for the Kwara central senatorial election, many waved his ambition aside. The people of Kwara state have seen him lose the same contest in the past but that didn’t deter him. Ibrahim Oloriegbe vowed he would retire Senate President Bukola Saraki and true to his words, he did exactly [...]

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    VIDEO: Aggrieved national assembly workers boo Saraki

VIDEO: Aggrieved national assembly workers boo Saraki

Members of staff of the national assembly booed Senate President Bukola Saraki as he appealed for calm over protest rocking the legislative chamber.While addressing the workers, the senate president appealed for calm but was repeatedly booed with chants of "no (credit) alert, no sitting."The workers had stormed the complex on Tuesday morning to protest their witheld entitlement including consolidated salary [...]

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    PDP convention: Saraki holds final consultation with lawmakers, David Mark seeks OBJ’s endorsement

PDP convention: Saraki holds final consultation with lawmakers, David Mark seeks OBJ’s endorsement

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention, presidential aspirants are making final arrangements to get a chance at the party's ticket.Two of the aspirants — Senate President Bukola Saraki and David Mark, his predecessor — met with key stakeholders vital to their success, on Friday night.While Saraki met with members of the national assembly in Port Harcourt, Mark [...]

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    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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