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Offa Robberies: Gang Leaders’ Evidence Enough to Prosecute Saraki – Police

2018-11-23T10:21:27+00:00

The police have said the death in custody of a leader of the Offa bank robbery gang, Michael Adikwu, will not affect the outcome of the case. The force stated that the evidence of the other gang leaders were enough to prosecute Senate President Bukola Saraki. The police had arraigned the gang leaders – Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran – at a Kwara State High Court for involvement in the April, 2018 bank robberies during which over 31 persons, including nine policemen, were killed. The police spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, in a statement in Abuja on [...]

Offa Robberies: Gang Leaders’ Evidence Enough to Prosecute Saraki – Police 2018-11-23T10:21:27+00:00

Row in Senate over $3.8bn subsidy payment probe

2018-10-17T12:15:55+00:00

The Senate has begun a fresh investigation into the alleged illegal subsidy payment on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The probe, however, divided members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the chamber on Tuesday. Earlier, the Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti-South), raised a point of order, urging the Senate to probe the NNPC for paying subsidy on petrol without the approval of the National Assembly. Olujimi said, “Since 1999, there has always been a budget for subsidy but this has been jettisoned by the current government. What is happening now is that there [...]

Row in Senate over $3.8bn subsidy payment probe 2018-10-17T12:15:55+00:00

APC, PDP senators unite, give Buhari’s polls budget speedy passage

2018-10-11T14:19:12+00:00

Less than 24 hours after the warring All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party’s senators reached a truce, President Muhammadu Buhari’s requests for the 2019 polls budget and borrowing plans enjoyed accelerated consideration in the upper chamber on Wednesday. The lawmakers had resumed from their annual recess on Tuesday to suspend the leadership tussle between the caucuses to attend to “urgent issues of national importance.” On Wednesday, the Senate considered Buhari’s request for approval of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for the 2019 general elections at the plenary, with the plan to pass the aspect [...]

APC, PDP senators unite, give Buhari’s polls budget speedy passage 2018-10-11T14:19:12+00:00

Melaye, others ask court to set aside police summon, demand N500m damages

2018-10-09T11:03:47+00:00

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and two other senators, Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce have filed a suit asking the Federal High Court to set aside the police summon following their involvement in a protest last week. The senators have asked the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the police from any further unlawful harassment, intimidation or attempt to arrest and detain them in connection with their peaceful demonstration. In the fundamental rights suit filed on October 8, 2018, counsel to the plaintiffs, Mahmud Magaji SAN, asked the court to declare that the threat, intimidation and unlawful harassment [...]

Melaye, others ask court to set aside police summon, demand N500m damages 2018-10-09T11:03:47+00:00

Osun Election: Saraki faults INEC, asks PDP to seek legal redress

2018-09-24T12:28:57+00:00

Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the result of the Osun State governorship election was inconclusive. In a statement issued by him on Sunday, he said INEC’s decision was wrong because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled. The electoral body had earlier explained that the reason for the decision was because the number of cancelled votes were higher than the margin between the two top candidates. The Peoples Democratic Party candidate Ademola Adeleke led the race with 254,698 votes, 353 votes more than his closest rival, Gboyega Oyetola [...]

Osun Election: Saraki faults INEC, asks PDP to seek legal redress 2018-09-24T12:28:57+00:00

Impeachment: APC Dares Saraki to Reconvene Senate

2018-08-27T10:58:01+00:00

The All Progressives Congress has dared the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to reconvene the Senate if indeed he was not perturbed about moves to impeach him. The APC spoke through its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, said the party’s position was its response to Saraki’s declaration that he was not losing sleep over threats to unseat him following his decision to dump the APC to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Nabena made the party’s position known to Punch via the telephone. in Abuja on Sunday. Saraki had told reporters in Asaba the Delta State capital on Saturday that [...]

Impeachment: APC Dares Saraki to Reconvene Senate 2018-08-27T10:58:01+00:00

BREAKING: Saraki Meets Chairmen of 45 Political Parties

2018-08-10T18:48:36+00:00

Senate President Bukola Saraki is meeting with chairmen of 45 political parties in his office at the Senate. This was contained in a message on his verified Twitter handle, Bukola Saraki @bukolasaraki. He had tweeted: “I am now meeting with the National Chairmen of 45 political parties at my office in the Senate.”

BREAKING: Saraki Meets Chairmen of 45 Political Parties 2018-08-10T18:48:36+00:00