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Resign Honourably Or Be Forced Out Of Office – Akpabio Threatens Saraki

Former minority leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio has advised the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to honourably resign rather than be forced out of office. He made this known while addressing a press conference after Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja. He said, it was a norm the world over

Reflecting on the choice of Saraki as DG of Atiku’s campaign

BY THANKGOD UKACHUKWU Nowadays, rumours in Nigerian politics most likely turn out to be true. As this article was written to appraise Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s brilliant and innovative presidential primary campaign, the National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party announced that Saraki has been appointed the Director General Alhaji Atiku

Saraki strikes deal with senators to stop impeachment move

Senate President Bukola Saraki has struck a deal with senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop moves to remove him from office, TheCable understands. Saraki defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in July and since then he has been under pressure to resign. Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC,

APC Senate Leader Reveals Why Lawmakers Won’t Impeach Saraki

The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Friday gave indication that Senate President Bukola Saraki might not be impeached by lawmakers. According to This Day, prior to the reconvening of the National Assembly on Tuesday, Lawan had declared at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention at the Eagle Square on Saturday night

Real reason PDP delegates rejected Saraki – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has again lashed out at the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. This time, the ruling party said the lawmaker lost out on his bid to contest for presidency next year because even members of his party were fed up with his style of leadership. Saraki came third

Saraki speaks on Atiku’s victory plunging PDP into crisis

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will not disintegrate following former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s emergence as the Presidential flag bearer of the party, at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt. Saraki in a statement signed by

PDP Convention: Can Saraki Pull Another Surprise?

In this report, Tope Fayehun of the Leadership Newspaper x-rays the chances of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in the presidential primaries of the main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the party holds its national convention in Port Harcourt this Saturday. The stage is

Saraki Under Intense Pressure To Step Down For Atiku

Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, is under “intense pressure” to withdraw his presidential ambition and support the aspiration of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, to secure the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general election. SaharaReporters had earlier reported how the camp of Aminu

Police Reportedly Shoot At Saraki, Ben Bruce, Tambuwal, Others At INEC Office

Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki and other Peoples Democratic Party chieftains protesting against the result of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja have been reportedly attacked by the police who shot in the air and used teargas on them. The

Confusion over winner of PDP primary in Saraki’s senatorial district

The national assembly primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on Wednesday in many states but was moved to Thursday in  Kwara. The reason for the postponement was not given and the venue of the exercise in the three senatorial districts was not known to many journalists and party

Saraki: How thugs broke into venue of Kwara PDP primary

Senate President Bukola Saraki has narrated how the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was disrupted on Sunday. TheCable had reported that the PDP cancelled its guber primary following a confrontation between supporters of two leading aspirants. The exercise had been going on smoothly at Banquet Hall, opposite government

‘INEC’s reputation is at stake’ — Saraki reacts to Osun poll

Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the Osun governorship election inconclusive. Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had polled 254,699 ahead of Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 254,345 votes. But Joseph Fuwape, INEC’s

Saraki Is A Dangerous Person – Presidency

Presidency has said the political career of Sen. Bukola Saraki, has shown that he is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests. The language of the campaign of the PDP’s presidential aspirant is such that could not be used against a domestic help. “Is he

Allow Saraki drown in his own water, Garba Shehu tells Buhari’s supporters

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has asked supporters of the president to ignore the attacks Senate President Bukola Saraki is directing at Buhari. Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been very critical of Buhari in recent times. Two days

Saraki: Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge

Senate President Bukola Saraki says though Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, a cabal is now in charge of the country. Saraki who is one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited members of the party in Oyo state, to solicit support

I’ll Teach You How To Defeat Tinubu In Lagos, Saraki Tells Lagosians

Senate President and presidential aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday, excited members of the party in Lagos as he assured them that he will do everything within his reach to ensure PDP produced the next governor of the state. Saraki, who spoke at the PDP secretariat in

Nigeria Divided Under Buhari – Saraki

Speaking while meeting with PDP delegates in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday, the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, described Nigeria under the control of President Muhammadu Buhari as a divided nation, where citizens don’t have a sense of belonging. According to Vanguard, the 2019 presidential aspirant of the Peoples’

Offa Robbery: Court Summons Saraki Over Fresh Criminal Complaint

A Grade I Area Court in Aco Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to serve a summons on the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to compel him to face a criminal complaint initiated against him by a private lawyer in respect of the bloody

I’m Not Afraid Of Impeachment Threat – Saraki To APC

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that he is not afraid of any impeachment threats, according to Channels Television. Saraki made this known on Sunday when he visited Minna, the Niger State capital. He also stated that those agitating for the resumption of the Senate are only doing it for

Saraki: APC’s nightmare, presidency’s mortal fear

BY JUDE NDUKWE Ever since his emergence as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has been the undeserved target of mudslinging, character assassination, frivolous court cases, undue media trial, executive harassment and humiliation, propaganda, half-truths and outright falsehood among other shenanigans aimed at cowing and arm-twisting him to force him to bow

Saraki, Atiku, Kwankwaso Disagree Over Presidential Ticket

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has set up a committee to liaise with all the presidential aspirants to discuss the possibility of having a consensus candidate. The BoT also warned its members against campaigning for any of the aspirants in order not to polarise the party. The BoT

Nigerians Must Vote Out Buhari For National Unity – Saraki

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Friday urged Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in order to ensure national unity and security. According to him, Nigeria needs a president who will unite all parts of the country, respect national character, grow local businesses and support entrepreneurial skills. Speaking in Owerri,

APC challenges Saraki to debate on national TV

The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has accepted Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s challenge to debate national issues on any national television. Saraki,in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Yusuph Olaniyonu, had said: “Mr Yekinni Nabena should know by now

Kwara Youth Group Organises One-Million March For Saraki

A Kwara-based youth group, The Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum, will on Sunday, September 16, send a strong signal of support towards the presidential ambition of Senate President Bukola Saraki with a one million man march around the state. Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, the Convener of the forum, Olanrewaju Oba, said

Five Reasons Saraki Won’t Get PDP Presidential Ticket

The voting strength of Kwara is 1,115,665 — greater only than that of Niger that has 721,478 in the geopolitical zone. The total number of registered voters in the zone is7,675,369. These are paltry figures compared to the 2,931,668 of Katsina the sitting president’s State and the 18,900,543 total number of

2019: Not Too Young To Run Dissociates Self From Saraki’s Declaration

The Not Too Young To Run movement has dissociated itself from Senate President Bukola Saraki’s declaration of his intention to run for the presidency in 2019. The Senate President announced that he was joining the race on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at a town hall for youths and young

Saraki Urges PDP Members To Unite For Victory In 2019

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday called on old and returning members of the Peoples Democratic Party to unite and work for the party’s victory in 2019. Saraki made the call while addressing members of the party in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. “I implore everyone to work together for the progress

2019: PDP will win presidential election – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Wednesday boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the 2019 presidential election. Saraki said this in Ilorin at a meeting with PDP members, who came from the 16 local government areas of the state, NAN reports. He also expressed his confidence that his new

Dogara speaks on ‘fight’ with Saraki

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has rubbished stories claiming that he is at loggerheads with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Dogara made this clear in a statement signed by Turaki Hassan, his Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs) and made available to DAILY POST. “Please beware of evil people,

Saraki Is No Oba: 55 Senators Can Force The Doors Open

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has come alive. It barks endlessly these days. That is some consolation for many of its disillusioned supporters. They can begin to hope again that this enthusiasm and energy would yield a strong party with a firm democratic tradition. Time will tell if the party can

Court stops Saraki from declaring Akpabio’s seat vacant

An FCT High Court has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or taking any action aimed at “overreaching his privileges

How 25 Senators Can Impeach Saraki – Abuja Legal Practitioner

The recent upheavals in the National Assembly has further brought to the fore the argument of what is the constitutionally required number of Senators or members of the House of Representatives to remove any of the presiding officers or their respective deputies. By this, I mean the President of the Senate,

Saraki, Ekweremadu’s impeachment: PDP rebukes APC, Presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it planned to attack APC senators as “laughable, childish.” It said the allegation “shows that the Buhari Presidency and the ruling party have come to a wits end in their plot to illegally impeach Senate

Why I met with Obasanjo – Saraki

Saraki, speaking to newsmen after the meeting on Monday evening, said he was with Obasanjo to make up for his absence during the formal inauguration of the Presidential library held last year. He said: ”You know I missed the official opening of the library and that is why I have decided

Senator Saraki Visits Babangida In Minna (Photo)

Sen.President Bukola Saraki, has arrived Minna, capital of Niger State to hold a private meeting with the former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The meeting is taking place at the Hilltop residence, of the former military ruler. This is coming shortly after Saraki addressed a World Press Conference where he commended Osinbajo

Saraki Addresses World Press Conference, Denies Giving DSS Order To Invade NASS

Following Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly complex by the operatives of the State Security Services, the Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently holding a world press conference (Wednesday) at the National Assembly. The lawmaker has called on the Federal Government to hold accountable agencies and heads of government establishments who

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