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Atiku, Saraki call for concerted efforts to address sexual assault against students

Atiku, Saraki call for concerted efforts to address sexual assault against students

2019-10-07 22:23:48

Following the video exposing a lecturer making sexual demands from an admission seeker, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has charged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National assembly to revisit the sexual harassment bill. Saraki made this call after a UNILAG lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker. Reacting via his verified Twitter handle today, Saraki said he is appalled by the actions of lecturers captured in the #SexForGrades exposé, stressing that such should not be allowed to fester. He also urged the institutions concerned to conduct… continue reading


Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

2019-07-02 18:06:01

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the current administration of persecuting the immediate past senate president Bukola Saraki. Atiku said this while reacting to the ongoing investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki’s tenure both as governor of Kwara state as well his time at the senate. But Atiku said the issues the EFCC is probing have all been investigated in the past. In a statement today, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said while he supports prosecuting the corrupt, it is wrong to use the instruments of state… continue reading


Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

2019-07-02 18:05:57

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the current administration of persecuting the immediate past senate president Bukola Saraki. Atiku said this while reacting to the ongoing investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki’s tenure both as governor of Kwara state as well his time at the senate. But Atiku said the issues the EFCC is probing have all been investigated in the past. In a statement today, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said while he supports prosecuting the corrupt, it is wrong to use the instruments of state… continue reading


Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

2019-02-25 08:00:24

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday became one of the major casualties of the 2019 general elections as he lost his bid to return to the Senate. Apart from Saraki, the other two senatorial candidates of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, lost to the All Progressives Congress. Saraki lost to the Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate of the APC, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, in what election observers described as a major upset. Oloriegbe polled 123, 808 votes to defeat the Senate President who scored 68, 994 votes in the four local government areas of the Kwara Central Senatorial… continue reading


Bye-election: Oshiomole mocks Saraki over PDP’s defeats in Kwara

Bye-election: Oshiomole mocks Saraki over PDP’s defeats in Kwara

2018-11-20 08:35:51

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, said the victories recorded by the party in the three bye-elections held on Saturday in Katsina, Kwara and Bauchi states were pointers to the impending defeat of the PDP in the 2019 general elections. According to him, the most outstanding of the victories was the humiliating defeat the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, suffered in the hands of the people of Kwara State. Oshiomhole said he was excited that the people of Kwara made a statement to Saraki that he would be retired from politics next February. He said, “For… continue reading


PDP senators warn APC, Lawan over plot to impeach Saraki

PDP senators warn APC, Lawan over plot to impeach Saraki

2018-10-09 08:20:47

Senators from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have warned their colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) against plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki. Senate Minority leader,Biodun Olujimi, said in an interview yesterday that Nigerians should hold Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, responsible should crisis erupts in the upper chamber.The call became necessary following the tension in the upper chamber as it convenes from its long break. Lawan was reported to have threatened that the APC senators would remove Saraki, through an impeachment process when it reopens for legislative activities today. Olujimi said: “The Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan, should not… continue reading


Saraki, Dogara, Obasanjo absent at Independence day rally

Saraki, Dogara, Obasanjo absent at Independence day rally

2018-10-01 14:55:20

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were today conspicuously absent at a parade organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary. The strictly military event held at the Eagles Square, Abuja, was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Recall that Saraki and Dogara recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Also in attendance at the parade was the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was also absent at the event attended by two former military… continue reading


Buhari lacks vision, capacity to develop Nigeria –Saraki

Buhari lacks vision, capacity to develop Nigeria –Saraki

2018-09-21 08:14:31

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, lacks the vision, capacity and the patience to develop the country. Saraki made the comment on Thursday when he led his Presidential campaign team on a courtesy visit to Governor Seriake Dickson at Government House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The Senate President asked Nigerians to replace the current leadership provided by the APC, saying that the party had caused disunity in the country. Saraki stressed that the country was in dire need of a leader like him with a… continue reading


Cracks in PDP BoT over support for presidential aspirants

Cracks in PDP BoT over support for presidential aspirants

2018-09-21 08:10:27

All is not well among the members of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party over their support for the party’s presidential aspirants. The Board had, at its meeting last week, directed its members to be neutral and not declare any private or public support for any of the party’s 13 presidential aspirants. The Chairman of the Board, Senator Walid Jibrin, who spoke after the meeting, said members of the BoT should remain as the conscience of the party. He said they would be the one to adjudicate on matters brought before the board by any of the… continue reading


Custom boss will not honour Senate invitation

Custom boss will not honour Senate invitation

2017-03-22 06:59:57

The Comptroller-General (CG) of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) has said he would not appear before the Senate today following a court order, which restrained him from honouring the lawmakers’ summon.

Addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja yesterday, the embattled customs chief ?said ?the case is already subjudice.

According to Ali, “The case is in court already. Somebody has sued us. I have gotten my writ of summons and they said the status quo ante should remain, which means nothing moves until the court makes… continue reading


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