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Saraki Restates readiness for FG's Appeal Against CCT Ruling

2 days ago /

Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declaration preferred against him, Senate President, Bukola Saraki says he remains unperturbed...

FG Appeals CCT Acquittal Of Senate President Saraki In False Asset Declaration Trial

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has appealed a court ruling that acquitted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of charges of corruption and false declaration of assets. The Court of Conduct Tribunal last week cleared the Senate President of 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him. The government yesterday at the Court of Appeal Abuja...

Senate Orders Committee to Treat Petitions on Corruption

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country.Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who stated this in his speech at the 11th Annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian...

 

2019: I’ll Never Endorse Sen. Abe’s Governorship Ambition – Amaechi

1 week ago /
Politics 

The leadership crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a turn for the worse with the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, asserting that not even President Muhammadu Buhari, can make him endorse the governorship aspiration of Senator Magnus Abe. Amaechi told some stakeholders...

Alleged Graft: EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe

1 week ago /
Nation 

There were strong indications on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would reopen investigation into   allegations of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Usman. Sources at the anti-graft agency in Abuja said the commission had started screening all outstanding petitions against the CCT...

National Assembly Won’t Be A Rubber Stamp, Lawmakers Reply Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The National Assembly has said its Constitutional powers are unambiguous with regards to appropriation and warned the Executive that it will not be a rubber stamp for it. In separate plenary sessions, the Senate and House of Representatives considered points of privilege by lawmakers who queried alleged statements by Acting President,...

Kwara APC Supporters Jubilate Over Saraki’s Aquittal

1 week ago /
Nation 

Supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kwara State have thronged the party’s secretariat, jubilating over the ruling by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) acquitting the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. While some were seen distributing t-shirts bearing the name of the Senate President, others could not hold back...

Saraki’s Victory A Testimony Of Incorruptibility – Governor Ahmed

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has lauded the victory of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Earlier, the CCT ruled that the Senate President had no case to answer in the 18 charges of non-declaration of assets levelled against him by the Federal Government. The Tribunal...

My Vindication Calls For Celebration, Says Saraki

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki,  has hailed the verdict of Code of Conduct Tribunal, dismissing the charges of false declaration of assets against him. Dr Saraki said the verdict of the CCT offered Nigerians a reason to celebrate as it showed that the judiciary remains a sanctuary for all those...

Saraki’s Acquittal An Indictment On FG’s Anti-Corruption War – CACOL

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has described the acquittal of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki in the 18 charges of non-declaration of assets brought against him by the Federal Government as a big indictment on the anti-corruption drive. In its ruling on Wednesday, the Code of Conduct...

False Asset Declaration: Saraki Discharged, Acquitted

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has discharged the case of false asset declaration against Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki. In the ruling, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, said the prosecution had failed to prove its allegations. Details later..  ...

Hate Speech Won’t Be Tolerated, Osinbajo Warns Arewa Youths

1 week ago /
Nation 

Against the backdrop of recent threats issued by Arewa youths to the South East, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has warned that the Federal Government will take very seriously and prosecute any attempt by anyone to promote violence and disrupt the peace in the country. Professor Osinbajo read the riot...

Acting President Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law. Mr. Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers...

Osinbajo To Sign Budget At 3PM Today

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 budget at 3pm on Monday, TheCable has learnt. Bamikole Omisore, media aide of Senate President Bukola, told TheCable that his principal and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, would join the acting president at the presidential villa for the exercise. The budget...

Supreme Court Rules Against Granting Stay In Criminal Trials

1 week ago /
Judiciary  

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the provisions of Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Section 40 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, which prohibit courts in the country from granting stay of proceedings in criminal trials. A five-man panel of...

Ooni, Others Preach Peaceful Co-existence Among Nigerians

1 week ago /
Nation 

Some prominent Nigerians have called on all ethnic nationalities to stop hate speeches in order not to compromise Nigeria’s unity. Speaking in an interview with reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, noted that the country is better united than being apart. “Our...

8th Assembly: Most Opened Arm Of Government In Nigerian History – Saraki

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bujola Saraki, has said that the Senate is the most opened arm of  government in the history of Nigeria till date. He stated that the 8th Assembly is laying a foundation for a new Nigerian economy to emerge and empower the private sector. Dr. Saraki aslo said that the...

Senate Reads Riot Act To Milk Producers

2 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian Senate President,  Bukola Saraki, has decried the failure of dairy companies in the country to produce milk locally for their operations, warning that the situation where they resort to importation is no longer acceptable.Saraki gave the warning on Wednesday when a delegation from Friesland Campina Group, manufacturers of...

Senate Passes Consumer Protection Act To Abolish Unfair Businesses

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has moved the country one step closer to establishing a legal framework to combat unfair business practices, promote competition and protect the rights of consumers.In a statement by the media office of the president of the senate, The Consumer Protection Commission Act, will significantly aid the nation's economy...

Judicial Protection: Senate Passes Bill To Protect Witnesses In Court

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Thursday moved to provide protection for witnesses in Nigerian courts when it considered and passed a bill titled: Witness Protection Programme.The bill is sponsored by late Senator Isiaka Adeleke. The bill proposes 2 years imprisonment; with an option of a fine of N500,000 or both for witnesses...


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