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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APC REACTS TO SARAKI’S ADVISE TO NEW SENATORS TO PICK THEIR OWN LEADERS

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Sunday Aborisade and Leke Baiyewu The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has advised political party leaders to allow elected federal lawmakers to choose their leaders on the day of inauguration in order to achieve stability of the 9th Assembly. Though he did not mention any political party, observers believed that he was directing the advice to the ruling All Progressives Congress leadership whose members will be in the majority in the 9th National Assembly. Reacting to Saraki’s counsel, the APC on Monday evening told him…

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WHAT THE SENATE ACHIEVED UNDER MY LEADERSHIP- SARAKI

Bukola Saraki on Monday, 1st of April, 2019 listed some achievements of the Red Chamber. The Senate President spoke during the ongoing orientation programme for members-elect of the 9th National Assembly. In his speech, the former Kwara governor stated that he was proud that the 8th Senate is going out on a high. He said: “We have passed 274 Bills in 46 months, and cleared 192 Petitions in the same period. “There were major milestones in the area of the economy, with the passing of landmark legislation such as the…

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