Buhari, Saraki, Dogara in closed-door meeting

Buhari, Saraki, Dogara in closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representative Speaker Yakubu Dogara. The meeting is being held inside the president’s office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. This is the first meeting Buhari is having with Saraki and Dogara since he resumed office on Monday after his […]

Saraki earned N254,000 monthly as governor, made N77m payments in two days

Saraki earned N254,000 monthly as governor, made N77m payments in two days

An official of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr Samuel Madojemu, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday, that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, while being Governor of Kwara State, made cash lodgment of N77m in his account in August 2007. Madojemu, who is the Head, Intelligence Unit of the CCB, said as […]

Defect to retain post, Senate APC caucus tells Ekweremadu

Defect to retain post, Senate APC caucus tells Ekweremadu

Twenty-four hours after the All Progressives Congress caucus in the Senate sacked Senator Ali Ndume as Majority Leader and replaced him with Senator Ahmed Lawan, a plot by the lawmakers to reclaim the seat of the Deputy Senate President emerged at the chamber during plenary on Wednesday. Two members of the caucus specifically called on […]

Ekweremadu may lose position after me – Ndume

Ekweremadu may lose position after me – Ndume

A former Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume, has said the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, may be the next to lose his leadership position in the Senate. Ndume, who was sacked by the All Progressives Congress caucus in the Senate on Tuesday, made the claim during plenary on Wednesday while decrying the way he […]

Senate to investigate Southern Kaduna killings

Senate to investigate Southern Kaduna killings

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that the senate would commence investigation into the latest killings in Kaduna State. Saraki made the announcement in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on New Media, Mr. Bamikole Omishore, on Tuesday. According to Saraki, the issue is a priority for the Senate which will on […]

Forgery: FG dumps fresh police probe indicting Saraki, deputy

There were indications on Saturday that the Federal Government is no longer interested in pursuing the case of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, allegedly masterminded by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.

Forgery: FG dumps fresh police probe indicting Saraki, deputy

There were indications on Saturday that the Federal Government is  no longer interested in pursuing the case of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, allegedly masterminded by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH revealed that the Federal Government might have closed the case despite a fresh report […]

Senate forgery: Police submit fresh report, indict Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate forgery: Police submit fresh report, indict Saraki, Ekweremadu

  There are strong indications that the police have submitted to the National Prosecution Coordination Committee, another report on the investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that in the fresh report, the police indicted the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Dr. Ike […]

I stand by Senate’s rejection of Buhari’s $30bn loan – Saraki

I stand by Senate’s rejection of Buhari’s $30bn loan – Saraki

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has stated that his recent meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari have nothing to do with the President’s $29.96bn external borrowing plan rejected by the Senate. He also stated that the rejection was not personal but in the interest of the country. In a statement on […]

Buhari, Saraki meet again over $30bn loan

Buhari, Saraki meet again over $30bn loan

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Friday met behind closed door again in continuation of consultations on the President’s $30bn loan request which was rejected by the Senate recently. That was the third time the two leaders will be meeting within one week on the issue. […]

Saraki lied over Lagos property — Witness

Saraki lied over Lagos property — Witness

Prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, in the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, said on Monday that the claim by Saraki that he bought a property in Lagos with proceeds of sale of rice and sugar was false. Wetkas, who was being cross-examined for the 13th […]

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