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Bukola Saraki’s Aide, Accused Of N3.5 Billion Fraud, Gets Bail

Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, standing trial for alleged N3.5 billion fraud charge, has been granted a N250 million bail by a Lagos Federal High Court, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Also granted bail in the same sum by the court are Melrose General Services Ltd.,

Saraki Speaks On ‘Stepping Down’ For Atiku

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has made it clear he will not step down for former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to hold its presidential primary this weekend, according to Daily Post. This is coming after it was speculated that Saraki is under pressure to withdraw from

Saraki Speaks On What Drives His Presidential Aspiration

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that his presidential aspiration was driven by an obsession for justice, fairness and respect for the rule of law. “I want to be President so that I can ensure justice and fairness for everyone; I want a country where the rule of law will be

Nigeria deserves a President with proven capability – Saraki

Senate President and Presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that Nigerians deserve a President with proven capacity and capability in 2019. Saraki made the assertion in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, during the commencement of his nationwide “Meet the delegates”

Use Osun governorship election as example – Saraki tells Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a free, fair and credible governorship election in Osun State. Saraki, who was recently appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Chairman of the 85-member campaign council for the governorship election in Osun asked Buhari to stand on

Senate President, Saraki Condemns FG Over Eagle Square Denial For Aspirant

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the last minute cancellation of the approval granted to Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to use the Eagle Square for his 2019 presidential declaration. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki stated

Senate President, Saraki Makes New Appointment To His Office

59-year old Earl Osaro Onaiwu, has been appointed as liaison officer on state matters to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. In a short statement by Saraki’s media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Tuesday, the senate president described Onaiwu as an experienced politician.   “Onaiwu, an experienced politician and public administrator will help to co-ordinate

Senators ask court to stop AGF, IGP, DSS from backing Saraki’s removal

The Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to among other things, restrain the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from supporting any effort to sack the Senate President Bukola Saraki through means other than that

Plan To Arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki And Ekweremadu Uncovered

The Peoples Democratic Party claims it has again uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress and a group in the Presidency to use security agencies and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to invite, arrest and detain the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. According

Bukola Saraki Under Fire After His Defection From APC To PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki came under fire yesterday, 24 hours after he announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Partry (PDP), according to The Nation. This comes after APC queried him on Tuesday for alleged breaching of Article 21 of the party’s constitution, asked him

Saraki reacts to judgment affirming NASS powers on election sequence

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has praised the judgement of the Court of Appeal which upheld the powers of the National Assembly to make laws, including the bill amending election sequence. The judgement dismissed the earlier verdict of the Federal High Court, which stopped the National Assembly from overriding the

How I was pushed out of APC – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, in a statement issued on Tuesday explained why he had to dump the All Progressives Congress after he announced his defection through his social media accounts. He stated, “This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried

BREAKING: Saraki finally dumps APC

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has finally dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC. Saraki announced this via his verified Twitter page on Tuesday. He wrote “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).” Details later….  

Police Grill Senate President Saraki Over Role In Offa Robberies

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been grilled by the police over the role he played in the Offa robberies that killed 31 people. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the police in a short statement on Thursday night reported the Senate President  “made cautionary statement to the Police Investigation Team

Police Investigators Storm Bukola Saraki’s Office Over Offa Robbery

Mr Bukola Saraki, Nigeria's Senate President, has met with the team of police officers investigating the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, in April. In a tweet, Olu Onemola, special assistant to Saraki on new media, said the senate president met with the team of investigators in his office at

Saraki Absent As President Buhari Meets With APC Senators In Abuja (Photos)

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki was conspiciously absent as President Muhammadu Buhari met with senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress in Abuja yesterday. According to reports, Saraki is believed to be hobnobbing with the Peoples Democratic Party as plans for him to join the party thickens. Senator Shehu Sani from

Siege: Senate President’s Wife, Toyin Saraki Calls Out The Police

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday denied sending a detachment of its men to the residence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Recall that some security operatives had blocked Saraki's convoy at his Apo residence with a view to preventing it from leaving the house. But Saraki managed to drive

How I Escaped Seige Laid By Security Operatives – Bukola Saraki Reveals

While speaking on Tuesday during plenary on the floor of the senate, the nation's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, narrated his experience in the hands of security operatives, who laid siege to his house. Recall that Proudly Yoruba  had reported early today that security operatives earlier this morning laid siege on the

Confusion at NASS as whereabouts of Saraki, Ekweremadu unknown

It is an unsafe time for the country’s lawmakers as early this morning heavily armed security operatives besieged the residences of both the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. It is even said that the whereabouts of Saraki is largely unknown. It could be recalled that midnight yesterday, the

Why Police Blocked Saraki’s House – Spokesman

The Special Adviser to the President of the Senate on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu said the invasion of the resident of Bukola Saraki was to prevent defection of some members of the National Assembly from the All Progressives Congress( APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today. Olaniyonu in

Police Block Saraki’s Convoy In Abuja, Preventing Him From Moving. Photos

According to reports, the police have blocked the Senate President Bukola Saraki’s convoy at Lake chad junction on his way to report to the police headquarters upon the last night invitation by the police. Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to report at the Intelligence

Bukola Saraki reacts to his invitation by Police IG

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to appear at the office of intelligence response team (IRT) office in Abuja today Tuesday July 24th, over the robbery incident that took place in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5th. The attack claimed the lives of over

BREAKING! Offa Bank Robbery: Police Invite Saraki Again

The police have invited the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, for questioning over the deadly robbery attack on six banks in Offa town of Kwara State. The letter of invitation dated Monday, July 23, was personally signed by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris. More to follow…

2019: Saraki speaks on being offered automatic ticket, oil well

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has reacted to reports making the rounds that he was made juicy offers by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to remain in the ruling party. Last week, the Senate President and other aggrieved members of the APC met the President

President Buhari Advises Saraki On Defection

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday made deft moves to avert an impending exodus of its bigwigs to the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The peace initiative, ThisDay gathered, was being spearheaded by President Muhammadu Buhari, who Thursday met with Senate President Bukola Saraki, believed to be the

Saraki, Tambuwal, Ortom, Abdulfatah, To Dump APC Next Week

Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the PDP; Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State and n-PDP’s Baraje were among the notable PDP leaders who received Saraki and the renegade APC team on Wednesday. Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal are in their final days in the All Progressives

Saraki Opens Up On Dumping APC, Says ‘Don’t Push Me’

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, returned to the waiting hands of large crowd of supporters who welcome him to Ilorin, his hometown, yesterday, 10 days after the Supreme Court cleared him of allegations of false asset declaration instituted against him by the Federal Government. As early as 6:35am, supporters of the

Electric Atmosphere As Bukola Saraki Returns Home To Ilorin (Photos)

Many Nigerians trooped out to welcome Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki at Ilorin International Airport. Saraki is undoubtedly the most popular politician in Kwara State where he was governor for 8 years. He is also from an influential family that has influenced political affairs in the state. The pictures here are

Saraki has betrayed trust reposed on him – APC spokesman

Senate President Bukola Saraki must declare now where he belongs, whether he is for APC or other political interests, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Yekini Nabena, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. Nabena said the declaration was necessary in view

President Muhammadu Buhari Writes UK Government To Probe Senate President Bukola Saraki And His Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu Over Properties Acquired In The UK

The United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), SaharaReporters has learned, is on the verge on launching an investigation under the Unexplained Wealth Order into how the Messrs after receiving a letter from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, President and Deputy President of the Senate


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