I have no power to reverse Ndume’s suspension, says Saraki

I have no power to reverse Ndume’s suspension, says Saraki

Abuja—Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said he was not in a position to reverse the suspension of the senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume. Saraki said he lacked the powers to unilaterally recall Ndume, saying the suspension was a decision of the Senate. Similarly, speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said crisis was […]

What Buhari discussed with Dogara and Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met separately, behind closed doors, with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

What Buhari discussed with Dogara and Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met separately, behind closed doors, with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and the Senate President Bukola Saraki. The president first met with the Speaker before meeting the Senate President for about 40 minutes each. It was gathered that the two meetings were part of […]

Buhari in close door meeting with Saraki, Dogara

Buhari in close door meeting with Saraki, Dogara

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has arrived the presidential villa for a meeting with President Muahammadu Buhari. Mr. Buhari is currently meeting with the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Mr. Dogara went into the president’s office at about 11:57 a.m. Sources at the villa had said Mr. Saraki was also expected to […]

2017 budget: Senate committees must submit reports today, says Saraki

2017 budget: Senate committees must submit reports today, says Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Thursday, said the chamber will not extend today’s deadline for the standing committees to submit their reports on the 2017 Appropriation Bill. Senate committees are expected to submit their reports to this Committee on Appropriations after their interface with ministries, departments and agencies. The […]

Saraki, Magu and the Phantom War on Corruption

Saraki, Magu and the Phantom War on Corruption

By Jude Ndukwe Wednesday, 15th of March was the day Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was hoping to have his appointment confirmed by the much vilified Nigerian Senate after having been rejected the first time over a report written against him and sent to the Upper Chamber […]

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 […]

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