News - Senate President

Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me, Saraki Insists

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has insisted that he has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday,  Mr Saraki noted that the verdict of...

Appeal Court Reverts Saraki Back To CCT To Clear Three Charges

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal has ordered the retrial of three charges out of 18 amendend charges brought against senate president, Bukola Saraki by the federal government before the code of conduct tribunal  In an appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, challenged the decision of the code...

Senate Seeks Solution To Youth Unemployment

2 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on the federal government and the private sector to as a matter of urgency focus more attention on youth unemployment and development challenges crisis facing the country. Saraki said it would do the country no good to continue to shift blames on any individual...

Saraki Seeks Efficient Utilization Of Water Resources

1 week ago /
Nation 

Senate President Bukola Saraki has called for rational and efficient utilization of water resources in Nigeria. Saraki stated this as he officially declared open a public hearing on two separate but related bills namely: "water resources bill 2017 and river basin development authority act, 2016. Saraki who was represented by chief whip of...

Buhari Writes Senate, Requests Confirmation Of CCB Nominees

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Nigerian Senate to request for the confirmation of nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, read the letter to lawmakers during Wednesday’s plenary at the Upper House of the National Assembly in Abuja. President Buhari, who sent the names...

Saraki Expresses Worry Over Return Of Looted Funds

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki is disturbed that Nigeria is finding it difficult to convince other countries to return funds looted from the country. The senate president said the difficulties are as  a result  of the  poor handling of recovered funds; which he reiterated are often stolen again by Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies. Bukola...

I Helped Build APC, Can’t Leave Like Atiku – Adamawa Governor

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governor Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa State says he is one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and will not join former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to exit the party. Bindo said this on Tuesday while after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that the APC is a...

Saraki Pushes For Bold Action By Politicians To Rescue Nigeria

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki wants politicians to be courageous enough to take the right steps that will redirect Nigeria to the path of fairness and equity. Speaking at the fifth memorial lecture in honour  of his father, Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the senate president said rescuing Nigeria from retrogression requires...

EFCC Frees Pius Anyim

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, less than two days after the agency announced that it has secured a court warrant to detain him for 30 days. It was gathered that the former SGF has been...

Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Mourn Ekwueme

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected vice-president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. Saraki in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, lauded the dedication and service of ekwueme to the development of the country. He described Ekwueme...

Maina Files Suit To Stop EFCC From Arresting Him

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Justice Tukur Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court has fixed December 15, 2017 to hear the suit filed by the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or prosecuting him over alleged...

Obaze Rejects Obiano’s Victory In Anambra Governorship Poll

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance coasted home with a landslide victory in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Obiano, who won in all the 21 local government areas of the state, floored his arch rivals, Tony Nwoye of the...

Senate To Begin Consideration Of 2018 Budget Next Wednesday

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

This Nigerian Senate will begin consideration on the 8.6 trillion naira 2018 budget next Wednesday. Senate President Bukola Saraki made this known during Thursday’s plenary session The lawmakers have insisted the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to the national assembly to make the budget available by January is unrealistic, as they need...

Cross River Governance: Mantu,Gana Commend Ayade's Achievements

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, and Ex Information Minister, Prof. Jerry Gana  have described the achievements of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state  as inspiring that should be emulated by other governors in the country. Speaking during a courtesy call on  the governor at the state executive chambers,...

Ndume Returns From 7 Months Suspension

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Suspended Senator Mohammed Ndume resumed on Wednesday after serving out a seven and a half month suspension saying he begrudges nobody. Ndume arrived senate wing of the national assembly at exactly 11:10 am accompanied by many of his supporters and aides. Few minutes after, Ndume announced his arrival through point of order...

CCT Trial: Court Reserves Verdict On FG’s Appeal Against Saraki’s Acquittal

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has on Tuesday, November 14, reserved its judgment on an appeal filed by the Federal Government. The Federal Government has in the appeal challenged the dismissal of the 18-count criminal charges it preferred against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct...

Senate Recalls Ndume After 90-day Suspension

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate has agreed that its former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume can resume duties on Wednesday, November 15th. The Borno, All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator was placed on suspension, ninety days ago, following the recommendation of the ethics and privileges committee of the Senate headed by Samuel Anyanwu. It will be...

PDP National Chairmanship Aspirants Agree To Accept Outcome Of National Convention

1 month ago /
Politics 

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heads to the December 9, 2017 national convention, all the aspirants to the position of national chairman have resolved to accept the outcome of the convention.  They reached this resolution at the government house, Enugu on Sunday night when PDP governor’s forum met with...

Senate Approves Ogun’s $350m Loan Request

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate at plenary on Thursday approved 350 million dollars World Bank loan for Ogun State Development Policy Operation (DPO) as contained in the 2016-2018 Rolling Plan. The approval followed the presentation of a report on the loan by Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Sen. Shehu Sani. Presenting the...

Senate Summons Fashola Over Alleged $35m Spendings

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday began an investigation into the alleged plan by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to secure the release of $350m domiciled in the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority to finance electricity projects. The lawmakers specifically criticised the ministry for allegedly spending $35m out of the money on...


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