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Code Of Conduct Tribunal Freed Senate President Bukola Saraki Over False Assets Declaration Charges

Bukola Saraki and Justice Danladi Umar

The Code of Conduct Tribunal today discharged Senate President Bukola Saraki in a stunning ruling delivered by the Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar. Mr. Umar in a ruling delivered on the “no case” submission by Mr. Saraki held that the Code of Conduct Bureau had not established a prima facie case against Saraki relating to his false declaration of assets. It was learnt ...

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Ali Ndume Removed As Senate Majority Leader

Ali Ndume was removed from his position as Majority Leader of the Senate

The All Progressives Congress members of the Senate have removed Ali Ndume as their leader. The development was conveyed by Senate President Bukola Saraki who read a letter he claimed was sent to him by the caucus. The caucus elected to replace Mr. Ndume with Ahmed Lawan, the letter read by Mr. Saraki said. Addressing journalists after the Senate’s plenary, ...

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Senate Fails to Screen Magu For EFCC Chairmanship


The Nigerian Senate on Thursday failed to screen the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, Punch reports. The Presidency had six months ago forwarded a letter to the National Assembly nominating Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency. The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, had announced at plenary on Wednesday that the confirmation ...

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Saraki debunk defecting rumour

Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki has debunked social media rumour that alleges that he has defected to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Saraki, he is still committed to the APC; a party that he helped midwife and worked for its victory in the 2015 elections. A statement issued by his Special Assistant on New Media, Bamikole ...

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EFCC: President Buhari writes to Senate to screen Ibrahim Magu

The Senate have been informed to screen and confirm the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. This was conveyed in a letter sent to the Senate President Bukola Saraki by the President, Muhammadu Buhari. The letter was signed by Vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, when Buhari was on a 10-day vacation in the United Kingdom. This was made known ...

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Ramadan: President Buhari cancels breaking with Saraki, others

For those who are waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) to host the breaking of Ramadan fast with embattled  Senate President, Bukola Saraki; PMB has ruled out all possibilities of breaking the fast with Saraki, his deputy, and other leaders of the National Assembly. It was however scheduled that the President will host the leaders of the two chambers of the ...

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APC Kwara State chapter attack Buhari, accuses Adesina

  The Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s claim that there are some forces working against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari have been supported by some fraction of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State. The APC chapter in Kwara State said the Senate President was right when he said, “there is a government within the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.” In a statement released ...

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Saraki ready to be jailed

In a statement signed by Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Senate President said he was ready to be jailed and stablise governance in the country. According Saraki, the trial against him was an onslaught on the legislature, adding that it posed a great danger to the democracy Nigerians fought hard to win and preserve. “The suit suggests that perhaps, some forces in ...

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Senate forgery case: Saraki, Ekweremadu, others plead not guilty as court grant them bail

The conspiracy and forgery case against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and former clerk to the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasua began today, and all the accused pleaded not guilty after the two count charge against them were read to Bukola Saraki, Ike Ekweremadu and the former clerk, Maikasua in the presence of Justice Halilu at the Abuja FCT High court today, ...

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The President not involved in Saraki, Ekweremadu forgery case – Femi Adesina addresses issue

The Presidency have denied being behind the forgery case brought up against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. According to his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he said the President Muhammadu Buhari has no hands in the court charges Saraki and Ekweremadu are facing. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and ...

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