SARAKI REACTS TO EFCC DECISION TO ARRAIGN HIM.OVER 12BILLION NAIRA DIVERSION FROM KWARA GOVT ACCOUNT

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that he is innocent of fraud allegations against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Igbere TV reports. Saraki, in a statement by his media adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, made available to Igbere TV on Monday said he was not engaged in any media war with the EFCC. The commission had claimed that Saraki withdrew N12 billion in cash from the treasury of the Kwara State Government while he was governor of the state between 2003 and 2011. In reaction, Saraki said…

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8TH ASSEMBLY: WHAT SARAKI WOULD BE REMEMBERED FOR BY SENATORS

Senators, on Thursday at the valedictory session of the 8th Senate, graded performance under the leadership of the Senate President Bukola Saraki. Sen. Kabiru Marafa (APC) speaking during valedictory session at the Upper Chamber on Thursday thanked God for seeing them through the turbulence that characterised the 8th Senate. He thanked the lawmakers for approving the sum of N10 billion for Zamfara, following the security situation. He said, “I will always remember Saraki as a person that respects loyalty and pays for loyalty.” “To the leadership let me say a…

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SARAKI’S DYNASTY WILL BOUNCE BACK IN KWARA- OUTGOING ASSEMBLY SPEAKER

•EFCC’s style cannot stop corruption •What we expect from incoming govt The outgoing Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad, is a lawyer. He was a lecturer in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria when Dr Bukola Saraki invited him to join his government when he was elected as governor in 2003.He was Special adviser and commissioner for Justice at different times during the eight years of Dr Bukola Saraki as the governor of kwara state. He was afterwards elected into House of Representatives, representing Ilorin East/Ilorin South federal…

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SENATE PRESIDENCY: PLOT TO WEAKEN OPPOSITION TO LAWAN THICKENS, SARAKI MAY BE DETAINED BY EFCC

EFCC may arrest, detain Saraki The plot to weaken opposition to the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan, the preferred choice of the All Progressives Congress for the position of Senate President, has reached an advanced stage, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. Saturday PUNCH gathered in Abuja on Friday that the ruling party was leaving nothing to chance as it was prepared to take full advantage of pending cases before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to whip uncooperative lawmakers into line. It was learnt that the party’s strategists had reached a…

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COURT RESTRAINS EFCC, ICPC, DSS FROM PROBING SARAKI

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other agencies  involved in  the probe of  Senate President Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations. Saraki  on Friday   filed two separate fundamental rights enforcement suits before the court to challenge the decision of the EFCC to seize  his houses. Ruling on an ex parte application filed along with the substantive suit by Saraki, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Tuesday ordered the  anti-corruption body  and the other five respondents to the suit to stay…

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SARAKI BEGINS EXIT PLANS, DEMANDS HANDOVER NOTES FROM AIDES

Senate president, Bukola Saraki Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has activated his exit plan ahead of the valedictory session of the Eight Assembly scheduled for the first week of June. Findings showed that Saraki has already directed his legislative aides to turn in their handover notes. It is also gathered that the Senate President stimulated his exit plan from the upper chamber to ensure “a smooth transfer of power to his successor next month.” It is learnt that the valedictory session to mark the end of the Eight Senate will be…

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EFCC ANNOUNCES PROBE OF SARAKI’S ACTIVITIES IN 16 YEARS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is indeed probing Senate President Bukola Saraki dating back to 2003 when he was elected governor of Kwara State. The EFCC said in a Facebook post that it was probing Saraki not because of his new appointment as the ambassador at large by the International Human Rights Commission. However, the commission did not state why it was probing the former Kwara State governor. The commission had written a letter to the Kwara State Government requesting information on all of Saraki’s earnings during…

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SARAKI LAMBASTS TINUBU OVER ALLEGATION THAT HE PADDED THE BUDGET FOR FOUR YEARS AS SENATE PRESIDENT

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has replied the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, challenging him to provide proof for Tinubu’s allegation that the National Assembly had padded the national budget for four years. Saraki said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu. The statement partly read, “Yesterday, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu released another of his now well expected quarterly vicious attack on the person of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President of…

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SEE WHY SARAKI, DOGARA MAY BE REMOVED BEFORE THE END OF THEIR TENURE

Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, adjourned until April 30, a suit seeking the sack of Senate President, Bukola Saraki , Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and 52 other lawmakers. An advocacy group, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, (LEDAP) dragged the lawmakers to court seeking a declaration that they were no longer members of the National Assembly having defected to other political parties before the expiration of their tenure. The defendants comprise 17 Senators, 37 members of the House of Representatives, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Attorney-General of…

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SARAKI HOSTS IHP OVER POLICE REFORM BILL, SEE PICS

PoliceReform SARAKI HOSTS IG OF POLICE OVER The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is now meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammad Abubakar Adamu and his crew over the PoliceReformBill and the Police Trust Fund Bill which is getting utmost attention in national assembly. Details soon. Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2019/04/saraki-hosts-igp-over-police-reform.htm

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