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Saraki, Ekweremadu, others granted bail over forgery allegation

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others, accused of forgery, have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. They were granted bail after their arraignment but Justice Haliru Yusuf ruled that they should be detained at the Kuje Maximum Prison in Abuja...

Forgery of Senate Rule: Saraki, Ekweremadu, others plead not guilty

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and former clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasua have all pleaded not guilty to a two count charge leveled against them. Saraki alongside his deputy and the former clerk of the National Assembly took their plea at an Abuja FCT...

Untold story of Senate Rules Forgery Scandal involving Saraki and Ekweremadu

  The 8th Senate led by Senate President Bukola Saraki is enmeshed in a protracted crisis that has divided the chamber since inauguration on June 9, 2015. The two groups that fought hard to secure leadership of the Senate last year have remained at loggerheads over allegations of illegal amendments...

Fogery scandal: AGF shuns Senate invitation

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday, shunned the invitation extended to him to appear before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters. The senate had at plenary on Tuesday, after a two-hour closed session, asked Malami to appear before it...

Saraki and Ekweremadu’s forgery case takes surprising twist

The forgery case against Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu brought before an Abuja High Court has been stalled. Court officials have confirmed that the two presiding officers of Senate have not been properly served with the charges. Through the office of the Attorney General, the Federal Government...

Saraki is behaving like a baby – Prof. Sagay reacts to proposed life pension

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has expressed his strong disapproval of the proposed life pension for principal officers of the National Assembly. The Constitutional lawyer particularly condemned the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki for wanting additional privileges from the nation knowing fully...

Forgery case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, a coup –Senate

The Senate on Sunday described the forgery case initiated by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, against principal officers of the Senate as a coup against the legislature. It claimed the move was aimed at subjecting the National Assembly to the...

FG charges Saraki, Ekweremadu, others for forgery

Fresh trouble for Senate President Bukola Saraki is on the way with the resolve of the Federal Government to press forgery charges against him and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. The suit against the two presiding officers of the Senate, which flow from last year’s Senate leadership election, is coming...

Saraki files fresh motion to disqualify CCT Chairman

The Senate President, Bukola Sark, has filed a fresh application, asking the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, from further presiding over his ongoing trial. The fresh application is the second filed by the Senate President asking the CCT chairman to withdraw from his trial. The Umar-led CCT...

Saraki finally opens up on activities of the Niger Delta Avengers

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has urged the Niger Delta Avengers to embrace dialogue with the federal government. Saraki stated this in his speech to mark the 1st year anniversary of the 8th Senate on Thursday, June 9. He said: “I cannot end this address without a note on the on...

Robbers stole N12m from my Ilorin home — Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said on Sunday that some robbers burgled his home in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, about two weeks ago and stole N12m cash. Saraki, who gave the explanation in Abuja through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, also explained that the money...

EFCC exposed Saraki’s London property worth N375m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in continuation of its prosecution against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has uncovered a property in London owned by Saraki. The first prosecuting witness in the the trial and a detective of EFCC, Mr. Michael Wetkas,...

CCT Trial: Tribunal judge orders Saraki’s case to commence by 12pm

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar Wednesday stood down the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki till 12pm. This followed an application by a member of the prosecution team, A. Atolade, who urged the tribunal to stand down the trial due to the absence...

Saraki, witness disagree over asset forms

  The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, was worth $22m, £12m, €2.6m and N4bn in cash, movable and landed assets before he became the Governor of Kwara State in 2003, his lawyer, Mr. Paul Erokoro (SAN), told the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday. Erokoro said this while cross-examining the first...

CCT Chairman to be investigated by Senate, House

The Chairman of Code of Conduct, Mr. Danladi Umar is to be investigated by the Senate on allegations of corruption leveled against him. The Senate is to proceed on the probe of Mr. Umar following petition submitted by Senator Obinna Ogba in the interest of group, Anti-Corruption Network which raised the...

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