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Magu: Senate slams Osinbajo over nominees confirmation

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been criticised by the senators for questioning their constitutional jurisdiction in confirming appointees nominated by the executive. The upper chamber legislators also expressed their displeasure over the executive refusal to substitute Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), after...

APC reacts to Saraki’s 2019 campaign banners

Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked rumours going round with banners of Senate President Bukola Saraki's intention for 2019 presidency. Saraki who was recently in Ilorin had also reacted that he would make his intention known to the people in May 2018. Until then, he said...

Saraki’s acquittal unconstitutional and without jurisdiction, FG noted while appealling

Not satisfied with the no-case submission acquitting the Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on June 14, 2017, the Federal government has on Tuesday filed an 11-ground notice against the judgement. Mr Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, was brought before the CCT late 2015...

Assets Declaration: Saraki discharged by CCT

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been discharged and acquitted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegation of false assets declaration. Mr Saraki, who was charged by the Federal Government over 16-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets, has been standing trial since late 2015. But the case was...

Forgery case withdrawal: Saraki, Ekweremadu celebrate

The Federal Government on Friday withdrew the forgery case against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The prosecuting counsel had said there was a similar case filed with the Federal High Court in Abuja. The two lawmakers celebrated with their supporters at the premises of the court. See Photos:

Recession: To save cost, I still live in my old house- Saraki

Dr. Bukola Saraki has made it known that he has been living in the same old house he lives even before he emerge Senate President of Nigeria. The interaction broke between Saraki and a Twitter user, who urged the Senate President to drop his official mansion in a bid to relieve...

Saraki reshuffles senate committee chair, makes Remi Tinubu, Marafa chairmen of ‘juicy’ committees

Senate President Bukola Saraki today reshuffled the chairmanship positions of the various committees in the senate. He announced Remi Tinubu as the new Chairman of Environment while one of his major critic in the senate and former chairman of the Committee on National Population, Kabiru Marafa, was appointed chairman...

I was moved to tears last time Saraki, Ekweremadu went to court – Ex-Senate President

A former President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara has disclosed that he was moved to tears when he watched the last time one of his successors, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu reported to the court for the alleged forgery of Senate Rules...

Immunity: Saraki, Dogara won’t benefit from it- Reps

THE House of Representatives yesterday explained that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu as well as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and his deputy, Yakubu Dogara and Yussuff Lasun respectively will not be beneficiaries of the proposed immunity for the presiding officers of...

Why I re-opened Senate forgery case – AGF reveals

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has said that his decision to reopen the alleged case of 2015 Senate Standing Rules forgery was in public interest. He stated that while the Senate had powers to regulate its procedures, the case was instituted because there was alleged breach...

Senate passes Bill to prohibit Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities

The Senate today passed a bill which prohibits any form of discrimination against persons with disabilities. Although the bill was passed in the 6th and 7th Assembly, it was not signed into law for one reason or the other, and the Senate however hopes there will be a change...

Why Saraki’s CCT trial was adjourned

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has deferred the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki till September. Saraki is currently standing trial before the tribunal on a 16-count charge bordering on false and anticipatory assets declaration when he was the Governor of Kwara State. Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar,...

Saraki was not voted as Senate President – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial district has revealed that Senator Bukola Saraki was not voted for, but was unanimously elected as Senate President. Senator Melaye stated this in a recent interview on the Osasu Show. The Senator disclosed that the rules that were amended concerned the Open-Secret Balloting...

CCT adjourns Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Yakubu Umar, on Tuesday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki and all trials scheduled for this week and those to come within July and August. Saraki who is standing trial over his alleged false declaration of assets while...

Rowdy Session in House of Reps over immunity for Saraki, Dogara

The House of Representatives descended into a rowdy session on Tuesday as members debated the planned immunity for the Senate president and the Speaker of the house of representatives, the Vanguard is reporting. The Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor, who presented the bill,  canvassed for the inclusion of...

Forgery of Senate Rules: Trial of Saraki, Ekweremadu stalls

The trial of President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and others at an Abuja Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High court sitting in Jabi was on Monday stalled due to the ongoing vacation of judicial workers. Saraki, Ekweremadu, former clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa and...

Ex-Kano justice commissioner leads Saraki, Ekweremadu’s trial today

A four-man team will today take over the prosecution of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others on charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders used for the presiding officers’ elections of the 8th Senate in June 2015. The Federal Government, through the...

Saraki’s forgery case: FG set up 80 lawyers ahead of prosecution

The forgery case against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his Vice, Ike Ekweremadu and others, is to be prosecuted by a team of 20 teams consisting of 80 lawyers, some of which are from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The teams which is set up by the Federal...

Saraki has not a Kobo in our institution – Heritage Bank shareholder

A mid-size banking institution in Nigeria, Heritage bank has appealed to the national and international business community to deny reports alleging the Saraki family hold ownership in the financial institution. A leading shareholder of the bank, Alhaji Musa Ibrahim Misau  at a briefing in Abuja yesterday repudiated claims by an online...

I have not made any comments on forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says he has not made any comment on the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu by office of the Attorney General of the Federation. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, noted...

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