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Buhari, Saraki In Closed-Door Meeting At The Presidential Villa

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Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Thursday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

They both held a closed-door meeting that lasted almost one hour. The meeting was described as private according to DailyTrust reports.

The Senate president arrived the Presidential Villa without his usual retinue of aides.

Saraki left the State House without speaking to journalists. The Presidency did not issue any statement on the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has on Thursday, December 3, set February 5, 2016 as the date for judgment in the appeal of Senate President Bukola Saraki against the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The Chief Judge of Nigeria, Mahmud Mohammed, who led a panel of seven judges, announced the date after hearing the brief of the counsels to the plaintiff and the respondent.

The senate president had recently lodged an appeal at the Supreme Court, challenging the Appeal Court judgment that ruled in favour of the continuation of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT over alleged false assets declaration.

Saraki is facing 13 count charges bordering on false assets declaration at the tribunal when he as governor of Kwara state in 2003.

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