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Saraki’s trial: Don’t amend anti-corruption law – NLC, Group warns Senate

  The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has c alled on the Nigerian Senate to jettison its ongoing effort to change the country’s anti-corruption laws. A civil society group, Transition Monitoring Group, also pushed a similar position. In separate statements released on Sunday, the groups said even though the National Assembly has the constitutional duty to amend laws, they found it ...

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Senators divided over distribution of exotic cars

  The secret distribution of the first batch of the brand new 108 Sport Utility Vehicles to 36 senators last Thursday has started generating tension and ill-feelings among members of the upper chamber. In a recent investigation by Punchng, it was revealed that each senator from the 36 states had collected the keys to the Land Cruiser jeeps. A senator ...

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Court reject Saraki’s application to stop CCT trial

  Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out the application by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking nullification of his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Saraki had in his application before the Justice Kafarati-led court requested that his ongoing trial at the Tribunal be stopped, claiming it’s an infringement ...

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Saraki CCT Trial: Senate moves to amend CCB Act

  The Senate having resumed from two weeks recess on Tuesday has moved to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau Act and that of Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, suggesting an effort towards killing the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Rising from over an hour closed door meeting, the Senate President announced at the commencement of Tuesday’s ...

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EFCC, Interpol probe Saraki, Mark, others over Panama Papers

The Federal Government has opened a file on all Nigerians whose names have been mentioned in the Panama Papers as operating offshore accounts in notorious tax havens. Some of the individuals listed in the papers so far are the current Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and his predecessor, David Mark. Others listed include Africa’s richest man, Mr. Aliko Dangote; his cousin, ...

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Senators vowed to resist every attempt to impeach Saraki

Following the incriminating evidence reeled out against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Wednesday, Senators loyal to the Senate President have sworn to resist his impeachment. Addressing newsmen at the CCT during the trial of Saraki, the senators represented by Senators Rafiu Ibrahim and Samuel ...

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Bukola Saraki, Dogara To Engage Civil Society Groups On 2016 Budget

President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House Of Representatives, Honorable Yakubu Dogara are set to meet with civil society organizations CSOs, and non-governmental organizations NGOs, next week on budget. According to Special Assistant News Media to Saraki, Bamikole Omishore, the aim of the meeting is to afford civil society and non-governmental organizations an “opportunity to ...

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