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Senate Opposes Sale Of National Assets

Senate Opposes Sale Of National Assets

The Senate this morning votes against the controversial sale of national assets when it rejected an item on the report of a committee on the issue. A post on the Senate Twitter handle quotes Ali Ndume, the Senate leader of saying “The Senate oppose the sale of National Assets to shore up Foreign Reserves.” Since the issue was thrown open by cabinet members and supported by some prominent people in the private sector and Bukola

Saraki Loses Bid To Stop Trial

Saraki Loses Bid To Stop Trial

The trial storm eating into the personality of Bukola Saraki, the Senate president appears far from being calmed, as the the Court of Appeal in Abuja has on Friday dismissed an appeal Saraki challenging the constitutionality of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, to try him for alleged false declaration of assets. Led by Adumein Moore, the court’s three-man panel quashed Saraki’s defense that the CCT has no constitutional jurisdiction to handle the criminal charges preferred

Saraki Loses Bid To Stop Trial

Saraki Appears in Court, to Return October 21

Bukola Saraki, senate president, finally appeared at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT on Tuesday to answer to charges related to his asset declaration. The senate President was accompanied to the tribunal by some of his colleagues, including Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy senate president. The case came up for hearing at 10:32am and was not devoid of theatrics. Justice Danladi Umar, Head of the Tribunal, looking directly at Saraki inquired, “Where is the prosecution, is


Short And Sharp

Buhari should know that being slow and steady is analogue…. one needs to be smart as well. Abimbola Adelakun, columnist with The Punch Newspaper commenting on the President’s style of governance. You should go to [every nook and cranny] of Bayelsa State to sell this good product. Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa State, urging the people of the state to support the current governor for his second term bid         We

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Saraki Names Galaudu, Olaniyonu as Aides

Bukola Saraki, Senate president, has approved the appointment of Isa Galaudu, representative of Kebbi North Senatorial District in the Seventh Senate as his Chief of Staff. The Senate president also confirmed the appointment of Yusuph Olaniyonu, the immediate past Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Ogun State, as his Special Adviser on Media. This was announced on Tuesday in a statement signed by Benedict Effeturi, the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly. According to the


Saraki Vows to Tackle Corruption in NNPC

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has promised to visit the alleged corruption in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. He also promised that the Senate, under his leadership, would fix the amount the corporation could spend to run its operations. Saraki said this when member groups of the Civil Society Situation Room, led by the convener,Clement Nwankwo, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. The Senate president lamented that the non-provision of operational budget for income


NASS Leadership: APC Accepts Saraki and Dogara

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced on Friday that the party has accepted Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as the President of the Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. Odigie-Oyegun, who spoke after the transition committee submitted their report to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Defense house in Abuja, said the reality was that they were duly elected by their colleagues in the National Assembly and the party


Saraki Emerges Senate President

Senator Abubakar Bukola-Saraki has emerged, Senate President of the 8th National Assembly under very controversial circumstance. Meanwhile, erstwhile deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has been re-elected deputy Senator President after defeating Senator Ali Ndume to the position. Elected Senators of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, returned Saraki unopposed on Tuesday as President of the Senate. The group of APC elected Senators became factionalised last


APC Guber Primaries: Gov Ahmed Wins Ticket In Kwara

Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State governor, on Thursday won the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primaries with a total of 3,016 votes. The incumbent governor, who was the sole candidate at the primary, was about two months ago endorsed by Bukola Saraki, his political leader, for a second term of office. Declaring the result of the voting exercise, Azu Uwandu, the leader of the national delegation of APC at the convention, said the incumbent governor scored