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Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN

2019-01-29T10:54:27+00:00

The Senate on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court praying for among others, an order reinstating Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The Senate action came after it cancelled its scheduled plenary earlier billed for Tuesday (today). The Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayewoh, who announced the cancellation in a statement signed by him, did not give reasons for the action. He only explained that the federal lawmakers would resume on February 19. But the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement explained that the cancellation was due to [...]

Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN 2019-01-29T10:54:27+00:00

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

Saraki questions death of Offa robbery suspect, demands investigation

2018-11-22T10:33:06+00:00

Senate President Bukola Saraki has questioned the death of Michael Adikwu, the principal suspect in the deadly bank robbery attacks in Offa, Kwara State, demanding an investigation. Saraki in a statement signed on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, urged the Presidency to institute a judicial inquiry into how and when the principal suspect died in police custody. “Following eventual disclosure by the Police that Michael Adikwu, the principal suspect in the deadly bank robbery attacks in Offa, Kwara State, on April 5, 2018, is dead, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has [...]

Saraki questions death of Offa robbery suspect, demands investigation 2018-11-22T10:33:06+00:00

Saraki’s Presidential Aspiration, a Huge Joke – APC

2018-09-06T10:37:06+00:00

The All Progressives Congress has again lashed out at the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, saying his presidential aspiration is a huge joke. The acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, said this in a statement in Abuja, on Wednesday. The party said although it was the right of every Nigerian citizen to aspire to be President of the country, it was concerned about issues of integrity, competence and capability to preside over the affairs of the country. The APC said it was not unaware of reports that Saraki’s presidential declaration was part of a gimmick to divert [...]

Saraki’s Presidential Aspiration, a Huge Joke – APC 2018-09-06T10:37:06+00:00

Saraki Heads PDP Campaign Team For Osun Gov Poll

2018-09-04T09:48:49+00:00

The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, as the Chairman of the 85-member campaign council for the September 22 Osun State governorship election. The party also described the All Progressives Congress as a haven for corrupt people. Saraki, in his remarks, asked Buhari to stand on the commitment he made recently to two world leaders who visited the country that he would conduct a free, fair and credible election and use Osun as an example. Saraki said aside from the popularity of the PDP candidate in Osun State, the people were yearning for change [...]

Saraki Heads PDP Campaign Team For Osun Gov Poll 2018-09-04T09:48:49+00:00

Saraki Replies Not Too Young To Run, Says Declaration ‘Made In Good Faith’

2018-08-31T10:15:35+00:00

Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to a statement by the Not Too Young To Run movement in reaction to the declaration of his intention to run for the presidency in 2019 His response was contained in a statement signed on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, a day after the movement condemned his action. Senator Saraki said his action was not to put the group in any position but that he made the declaration in good faith. “It is true that the Not Too Young To Run leadership had no prior knowledge of the content [...]

Saraki Replies Not Too Young To Run, Says Declaration ‘Made In Good Faith’ 2018-08-31T10:15:35+00:00