Honour Senate’s invitation if you have nothing to hide, Saraki tells IGP

By Henry Umoru ABUJA—SENATE  President Bukola Saraki said yesterday that the Inspector- General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris must respect himself by appearing before the Senate Ad-hoc Committee investigating allegations  against him if he had nothing to hide. Bukola Saraki   Speaking yesterday at plenary while commenting on the Point of Order raised by the […]

Dabiri-Erewa applauds Saraki’s intervention in plights of stranded Nigerian students abroad

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has commended the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for intervening in the plights of stranded Nigeria students on government scholarship abroad. Bukola Saraki In a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Special Assistant on Media to Hon. Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja on Thursday. […]

Saraki directs MDAs to submit outstanding scholarships to Senate

…Calls for Review of Scholarship Policy President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday met with representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the welfare of Nigerian Students on scholarships abroad now stranded due to non-payment of their living allowances and tuition fees by relevant government agencies. The Senate in plenary […]

2018 budget: We’ll receive Buhari when he’s ready – Saraki

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – SENATE President, Bukola Saraki last night said that the National Assembly was ready to receive President Muhammadu Buhari whenever he was ready for the presentation of the 2018 Appropriation Bill. From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; Senate Presient, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara during the dinner […]

Breaking: Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu in closed-door meeting

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Monday held a closed-door meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the APC leader, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulaziz yari of […]

SERAP wins legal battle to compel Saraki, Dogara to account for N500bn ‘running cost’

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing how exactly the National Assembly is run may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Senate President Dr Bukola Sakari and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Dogara Yakubu to account […]

Saraki commends Buhari for signing NEDC bill into law

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill.  President Buhari with Senate President Bukola Saraki  Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu on Wednesday, described the Presidential Assent as a “major development in the efforts […]

SERAP to Saraki, Dogara: Withdraw directives ordering banks to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s accounts

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara to “Urgently withdraw the patently unconstitutional directives to some banks to unfreeze former First Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s accounts.” SERAP The organization said that, “the directives to […]