SERAP seeks UN-backed Commission against Impunity over Saraki’s CCT’s acquittal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has stated that, “the acquittal yesterday of the Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of corruption charges suggests serious shortcomings in the criminal justice system, and means that a complementary and supportive mechanism in the form of a UN-backed commission against corruption and impunity in Nigeria is urgently needed to achieve President Muhammadu Buhari’s oft-stated anti-corruption agenda.”

SERAP seeks UN-backed Commission against Impunity over Saraki’s CCT’s acquittal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has stated that, “the acquittal yesterday of the Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of corruption charges suggests serious shortcomings in the criminal justice system, and means that a complementary and supportive mechanism in the form of a UN-backed commission against corruption and impunity […]

CCT discharges, acquits Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday discharged and acquitted the Senate President, Dr. Bulola Saraki, of all the 18 charges of false asset declaration and other related offences preferred against him.

CCT discharges, acquits Saraki

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday discharged and acquitted the Senate President, Dr. Bulola Saraki, of all the 18 charges of false asset declaration and other related offences preferred against him. The two-man panel of the CCT led by its Chairman, Danladi Umar, unanimously upheld the no-case submission which Saraki filed after […]

PDP senators protest as Saraki fails to sack Uba

PDP senators protest as Saraki fails to sack Uba

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus will soon protest against the continued chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee by Senator Andy Uba, SUNDAY PUNCH has reliably learnt. The minority lawmakers are planning to take their protests to President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, who has not removed Uba since his defection on February 21, 2017. […]

Sagay, SERAP, CACOL berate Saraki for attacking EFCC, ICPC

Sagay, SERAP, CACOL berate Saraki for attacking EFCC, ICPC

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, took a swipe at the Federal Government’s anti-graft agencies, saying they preferred showmanship. He said this was the reason why the agencies had failed to ensure conviction of suspects in court. The anti-graft agencies in the country include the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent […]

Saraki, El-Rufai told Buhari not to pick me as running mate – Bola Tinubu

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, worked against the plan to make him President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election.

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, worked against the plan to make him President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election. Tinubu stated that Saraki, El-Rufai and other stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic […]

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 […]

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