News - Senate President

Absence of Prosecution Witness Stalls Saraki’s CCT Trial

9 hours ago /
Nation 

The trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged false declaration of assets has been stalled for the third time. The trial was on Thursday adjourned to May 3, 2017 after the prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs, said his remaining witness, a banker to the Senate...

 

Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

11 hours ago /
Politics 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Reps, Senate Summon IGP Over Invasion Of Goje’s Home

13 hours ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police over the raid on the home of Senator Danjuma Goje. The House reached the resolution after a debate on a motion raised by a lawmaker, calling on it to check the excesses of security agents. The Senate on the...

Buhari Writes National Assembly On Loan Request

13 hours ago /
Nation 

President Mohammadu Buhari has written to both chambers of the National Assembly, seeking approval for a 6.926 billion dollar loan by the Federal Government. The letter was read in both chambers, by the Senate President in the Senate and the Speaker in the House of Representatives. According to the President, 5.851 billion...

Accept Adeleke’s Death As God’s Will, Saraki Urges Supporters

2 days ago /
Nation 

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, ‎has asked the family and supporters of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke to embrace peace and accept his demise as the will of God. The Senate President said this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ede, Osun...

Senate President Promises Passage Of Climate Change Bill

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President of the Global Legislators Organisation, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has asked the Senate President to support the Climate Change Bill and ensure expedited passage in the Senate. Senator Ibrahim made the request at a meeting between the parliamentary advocacy group and the Senate President in the National Assembly. He said the...

APC Chairman Calls For Ceasefire Between Senate And Executive

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has called for a ceasefire between the Senate and the Executive. Mr Oyegun, made the appeal after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee with the APC caucus in the Senate. The meeting which lasted for more than three hours, sought...

Saraki, Dogara In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met separately, behind closed doors, with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and the Senate President Bukola Saraki. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president first met with the Speaker before meeting the Senate President for about 40...

Senate President Saraki Pledges Speedy Approval For Meningitis Victims

3 weeks ago /
Health  Nation 

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis (CSM) which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017. In a series of tweets on his handle @BukolaSaraki, the Senate’s President pledged that the upper...

Buhari Meets Saraki, Dogara At Presidential Villa

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa. The President had earlier met the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara behind closed-doors at noon. The focus of the meetings is not known. But when Hon. Dogara came out of the meeting,...

Senate Passes Amendment To INEC's Act

4 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Senate has passed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections.  ‎ It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent...

Physically Challenged Persons Call For Socio-Economic Inclusion

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Issues of disability rights and social inclusiveness have brought together a group of physically challenged persons who staged a protest at the National Assembly. The disabled persons used the opportunity to demand the passage of the “Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities Bill.” They explained that if Nigeria must become a truly global...

ASUU Urge Federal Government To Pay Outstanding Arrears Of Its Members

4 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has urged the Federal Government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July, 2017. The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this during a news conference at the University of Abuja on Wednesday. Ogunyemi said that ASUU insisted on a framework...

Paris Club Refund Was Fully Utilised For Infrastructure Projects – Kwara State Government

1 month ago /
Nation 

Recent reports indicate that the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki may not have benefited from the Paris Club Loan Refund as has been alleged in media reports credited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to the report, Saraki’s aides and Robert Mbonu, his associate, diverted N3.5...

EFCC Probes Saraki’s Aids For Alleged Diversion Of Paris Club Loan Refund

1 month ago /
Nation 

Three aides of Senate President Bukola Saraki are being probed by  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) over the alleged diversion of N19 billion out of the London-Paris loan refund of N522.7 billion. According to a report by The Nation, 15 accounts of some individuals and companies have been frozen...

Presidency Sends 27 REC Nominees For Senate Confirmation

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday read a letter seeking the confirmation of 27 nominees for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The letter was dated February 27, 2017, and signed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, while acting as...

Senate Refuses To Engage Customs CG For Failure To Wear Uniform

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate has refused to engage with the Comptroller General of Customs,  Rtd Colonel Hameed Ali, because of his failure to wear the Customs uniform as directed by lawmakers. The Senate has asked him to reappear before it next week Wednesday in uniform. The Customs CG defied the Senate and appeared before...

Customs CG Honours Senate’s Invitation, Appears In Mufti

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Retired Colonel Hameed Ali has finally honoured the invitation of the Nigerian Senate to appear before lawmakers on Thursday. The Customs boss arrived at the Senate around 9.30 a.m and went straight to the office of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The Customs boss...

Saraki Meets With Business Community In Germany

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has met with German businessmen as part of efforts to attract German investments into Nigeria and improve economic relations between both countries. Senator Saraki and his team have assured investors that the Nigerian government is removing inhibitions to doing business in Nigeria and the Nigerian parliament is...

Saraki Congratulates Osinbajo @60

1 month ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 60th birthday anniversary.  Saraki in a statement, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also wished Osinbajo good health, great wisdom and enduring grace to to serve the nation and humanity....


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