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IPI World Congress: Saraki Seeks Partnership between the Press and Parliament

2018-02-23T05:54:06+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Events, Share-Worthy|

Ahead of the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress being hosted by Nigeria in June this year, the President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called for a closer collaboration between the press and the parliament in the overall interest of the nation's democracy and better dividends for the people. Saraki, according [...]

Saraki Condemns Attack on Yobe Girls’ School

2018-02-23T05:53:45+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Security|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Saraki in statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the attack as one too many even as he [...]

Illicit Drug Use: Senate Moves to Establish Rehabilitation Centers Across the Country

2018-02-20T14:40:36+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Health|

Following its December Roundtable, which was aimed at addressing the Drug Use Epidemic across the nation, the Senate, today, passed a Motion calling on the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health to establish rehabilitation centers in each of the 36 States of the Nation. In a Motion sponsored by Senator Jeremiah Useni and nine [...]

Constitution Review: Saraki Expresses Excitement, Praises State Houses of Assembly

2018-02-20T14:44:57+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, took to his social media accounts to express his excitement that 25 out of 36 states had voted on the Constitution Review amendments that were passed by the National Assembly in July 2017. Saraki stated that the passage of the amendments by the 25 States [...]

Saraki Mourns Death of 21 Bauchi Students, 3 Teachers, Driver

2018-02-23T06:12:56+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Share-Worthy|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed deep grief over the untimely death of 21 students of Government Secondary School Misau, Bauchi State. The accident also claimed three teachers and a driver. The students and their teachers were on excursion to Kano when they got involved in the crash near Gaya village [...]

Aftermath of Kano Round-Table, Senate Unfolds Plans to Tackle Drug Menace

2018-02-15T11:13:10+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Health|

Arising from its roundtable conference on drug abuse in Kano last month, the Senate on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive framework aimed at providing effective leadership and governance for cases of mental health and substance abuse in the country. The plans, according to a statement from the Media Office of the President of the Senate, include [...]

Saraki Reiterates Senate’s Commitment To Tackle Drug Abuse

2018-02-15T08:56:49+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Health|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the resolve of the 8th Senate to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country, even as he pledged that the Red Chamber will continue to ensure that women and children are respectfully treated both in the schools and work places. Saraki spoke yesterday [...]

NSA, Top Security Chiefs to Address Security Summit’s Day 2

2018-02-15T09:20:18+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Events, Security|

The Summit on National Security being organized by the National Assembly in collaboration with the Executive will on Monday receive presentations from heads of military and para-military organizations in the country including the National Security Adviser (NSA) and other Service Chiefs. Also expected at the Day-Two of the summit are traditional rulers, cultural groups and [...]

Senate Seeks Improved Trade Relations With Finland

2018-02-15T09:05:38+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Economy|

...As Institute of Directors Honours Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the 8th Senate will work to improve trade relations and investment in the country by the Republic of Finland as part of its focus to improving the economy and ensure a better business environment in the country. This [...]

Keynote Address by Senate President at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference 2018

2018-02-15T09:20:32+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Economy, Events, Press Releases 
& Statements|

Keynote Address by Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference 2018 (GTABC2018). Washington D.C., USA. PROTOCOLS. 1. A very good morning to you all. Let me start by thanking the organizers of the Georgetown Africa Business Conference for the opportunity to be part of this conversation, which I see as [...]

Education Reforms Key To Africa’s Development

2018-02-15T09:28:33+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Education|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged African leaders to shift emphasis from the current theoretical system of impacting knowledge in her education system to practical skills based approach in order to radically turn around the fortunes of the continent. Saraki made the call while delivering a keynote address at the 2018 [...]

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