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 […]

National Assembly snatches CCB, CCT powers from President

National Assembly snatches CCB, CCT powers from President

The National Assembly on Thursday transferred presidential powers over the Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal Act (CCB and CCT) to itself. At the conclusion of work on the Bill to amend the CCB and CCT, the Assembly successfully altered section 18 (2) to enable the National Assembly to confer additional powers […]

Why forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu were withdrawn – FG

Why forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu were withdrawn – FG

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government on Friday withdrew the forgery charges it instituted against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others. Lead prosecuting counsel, Mr.  Aliyu Umar (SAN), told the trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Jabi Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, […]

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