Tag: Senator Bukola Saraki

How CCT Frees, Acquits Saraki on Asset Declaration Discharges

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja has discharged and acquitted the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki in the 18 count charges of false declaration of assets brought against him since September 2015 by the federal government. The tribunal held that the evidence proffered against Saraki by the federal government[Read More…]

Buhari Nominates 27 As INEC RECs, Seeks Lawmakers Confirmation

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, read a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, in which he sought legislative approval for the nomination of 27 Nigerians as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Osinbajo transmitted the nominations to the Senate in February, when President[Read More…]

It Is Not Over: FG Moves To Indict Senate President Saraki

  The Federal Government on Tuesday informed the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, of its interest to amend the charges against the president of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki. Saraki is currently facing a 16-count charge for false asset declaration before the Danladi Umar-led tribunal sitting in Abuja. The Federal[Read More…]

“I Spent Only 30 Minutes At PDP Caucus Meeting” – Saraki Tells Nigerians He Has Not Defected

Bukola Saraki, senate president, has expressed his commitment to the ruling All Progressives Congress and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Bamikole Omishore, special assistant to the senate president, said this in a statement released on Thursday. The statement is coming days after Saraki reaffirmed his loyalty to the APC[Read More…]

Senate Pledges Openness In 2016 National Assembly Budget

By Chris Nomjov The Nigerian Senate has pledged that the 2016 National Assembly budget would be more open and transparent. This news would surely delight accountability group, BudgIT and citizens in general, and increase hopes of reduced salaries and allowances for the legislators. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Channels[Read More…]

Fresh Crisis In Senate As APC Senators Tinubu, Adeyeye, Vow To Stop Ekweremadu From Presiding

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) senators had Wednesday staged a walkout from the chamber in protest of the ascension of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to the platform to preside over the plenary in the absence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki had gone to the Presidential Villa to attend[Read More…]

“We Are Solidly Behind Senator Saraki” Embattled Senate President Gets The Backing Of Senators

Press Releases After majority of us, Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, witnessed the appearance of our President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal this morning, we are happy that he appeared at the Tribunal after availing himself of the opportunity to defend his Fundamental[Read More…]

Nigerian Senators Vow To Stand By Saraki Over Alleged False Assets Declaration

Following a 13-count charge against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the Code of Conduct Bureau, over alleged falsification of assets he declared, Senators of the upper chamber of the National Assembly have vowed to stick by the Senate President as he appears for trial before the tribunal today. According[Read More…]

Elections Tribunal Admits Three Exhibits In Petition Against Saraki

The Legislative Houses Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ilorin at the weekend admitted three exhibits in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for Kwara Central Senatorial district, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Abdulrasak against Senator Bukola Saraki of All Progressives Congress (APC). Abdulrasaq is challenging Saraki’s victory at the National[Read More…]

“There Is Conspiracy To Make Buhari’s Administration Fail” – Saraki, Lawan Groups’ Rift Deepens

The crisis within the ruling All Progressives Congress took a new turn on Sunday with the Senator Ahmad Lawan group in the Senate accusing the Bukola Saraki group of plotting to make President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration fail. “The election of a Peoples Democratic Party senator as deputy senate president is[Read More…]