• Saraki, Oyegun others meet over crisis rocking APC

    Saraki, Oyegun others meet over crisis rocking APC

    Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday led some main officers of the Senate to a critical meeting with the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), led by the party chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.

    He was escorted to the meeting by the Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, his deputy, Bala Ibn Na’Allah and the Whip, Prof. Sola Adeyeye.After the meeting, which lasted for over two and a half hours, both Saraki […]

  • Oyegun, Saraki to Meet on Wednesday

    Oyegun, Saraki to Meet on Wednesday

    The much anticipated meeting between the leadership of  the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the chairmanship of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the party’s conclave  in the Senate led by Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been rescheduled to Wednesday.

    The meeting would have been the first time since the induction of the National Assembly on June 9, 2015, that the party leadership and  the party’s group  in the Senate led by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki met and discussed at an official […]

  • Saraki Explains why Budget Allocation to Health Sector Remains Small

    Saraki Explains why Budget Allocation to Health Sector Remains Small

    Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki  has made his opinion on state of health facilities in the country known while addressing a gathering of health advocates, market women and school children at a forum jointly organised in Abuja by the One Campaign, Code and Wellbeing Foundation Africa.

    Saraki  on Thursday said for as long as government spends money on road construction, power generation, railway and other infrastructural facilities which could be invested in by the private sector, the votes for health […]

  • Saraki assures Nigerians of speedy passage of 2017 budget

    Saraki assures Nigerians of speedy passage of 2017 budget

    Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed faith that the 2017 budget will be passed sooner than the 2016 budget was, and without any drama.

    Saraki gave his assurance while speaking with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari‎ at the Presidential Villa.

    ‎Saraki, who was in the Villa to consult with the President on a number of national issues, including the budget, also said the National Assembly is expecting to pass the budget in the next 10 days.

    The […]

  • Telecoms Tariff Hike: Why senate rejected plan -Saraki

    Telecoms Tariff Hike: Why senate rejected plan -Saraki

    Senator Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s senate president has revealed why the Senate today rejected the plan by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to increase the price of internet data, adding that the Senate will continue to make sure Nigerians had access to affordable Internet.

    He said, “Today, the Senate condemned the proposed increase of data tariffs by Service Providers, in line with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

    “We strongly believe that we must protect the Nigerian people that sent us to […]

  • ASUU Strike: Saraki’s deal gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to settle outstanding issues

    ASUU Strike: Saraki’s deal gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to settle outstanding issues

    Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President, on Thursday brokered a time-frame for the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to settle three outstanding issues remaining.

    The resolution of the three issues would avert a nation wide strike planned by ASUU.

    Saraki personally participated in resumed negotiation between the Federal Ministry of Education and the leadership of ASUU held at the National Assembly on Thursday.

    Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, also took part in the negotiation.

    The three outstanding issues yet […]

  • NASS tired of passing annual budgets FG won’t fully implement, says Saraki

    NASS tired of passing annual budgets FG won’t fully implement, says Saraki

    Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday night in Abuja, said lawmakers were tired of passing annual budgets which are not fully implemented.

    Saraki, while presenting a keynote address at the 2016 Awards/Dinner for Senators and Journalists covering the Senate, organised by the Senate Press Corps, called for close collaboration between the parliament and journalists.

    “I think we are all tired of having budget documents that, at the end of the day, when it comes to implementation, they don’t mean anything. But, when […]

  • National Assembly to complete constitutional amendment early 2017, says Saraki

    National Assembly to complete constitutional amendment early 2017, says Saraki

    Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the on-going process of amending the 1999 Constitution being undertaken by the 8th National Assembly would be completed early next year.

    Dr. Saraki spoke Wednesday when the National Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud (SAN), visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja.

    According to the Senate President, “on the issue of Constitution Amendment, we started very early on this because we know it can be a […]

  • Saraki honors former Senate president David Mark

    Saraki honors former Senate president David Mark

    Former Senate President, David Mark has been decorated by current Senate president, Bukola Saraki, with the leader of the Decade award.

    This was announced during a National Assembly Press Corps Award in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital.

    Mark is a retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General and politician who was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015 and is the Senator for the Benue State constituency. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party

  • Saraki Is Responsible For My Disqualification As A Non-Executive Commissioner, Says Former Speaker Of Kwara

    Saraki Is Responsible For My Disqualification As A Non-Executive Commissioner, Says Former Speaker Of Kwara

    Mr. Yissa Benjamin, a former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has accused the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of being behind the disqualification of his nomination as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission by the Senate.

    Speaking during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Saturday, Benjamin claimed that some of Saraki’s loyalists had already told him that since his nomination was not from Saraki, he would be rejected by the Senate.

    Benjamin also […]

  • Police submit fresh report indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu in senate forgery

    Police submit fresh report indicting Saraki and Ekweremadu in senate forgery

    There are strong indications that the police have submitted to the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, another report on the investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015.

    It was gathered that in the fresh report, the police indicted the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu.

    It was gathered that the Special Investigation Panel, headed by the retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, explained that a former Clerk to the National Assembly, […]