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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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, […]