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Saraki, JOHESU to Meet Monday Afternoon

2018-05-29T07:48:39+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Health|

As a follow-up to his mediation between Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Federal Government, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is set to meet with the leadership of JOHESU tomorrow (Monday) at 3pm at his office in the Senate. Last week, Saraki began mediating in the ongoing strike action that has [...]

Children’s Day: Safety of the Nigerian Child is Non-Negotiable, Says Saraki

2018-05-29T07:57:20+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Press Releases 
& Statements, Share-Worthy|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has felicitated with children across the country and stated that their safety was non- negotiable. Saraki, in his goodwill message to commemorate the 2018 Children's Day, signed  by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, noted that the Children Day gives the country [...]

Senate Intervenes To End Health Workers’ Strike

2018-05-29T08:03:04+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Health|

...As Saraki Meets Adewole, Ngige, JOHESU The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), in a bid to end the strike and make the nation's hospitals functional once again. The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of [...]

1% Primary Healthcare Fund Is For The Poor,” Says PSN

2018-05-29T08:25:13+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Health|

...As Group Lauds National Assembly https://twitter.com/bukolasaraki/status/999707968538103808 The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Prof. Ahmed Yakassi has reiterated that the one per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) provision by the National Assembly for primary healthcare in the 2018 budget will directly benefit the poor in the country. Yakasai spoke when he led other [...]

Remarks By The President Of The Senate On The 2018 Appropriation Bill, 16th May 2018

2018-05-16T16:39:54+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Budget, Speeches & Remarks|

1. Distinguished colleagues, let me thank you so much for the industry you have put into bringing us to this point. Let me thank the relevant sub-committees, especially, for the patriotism and commitment to the delivery of a more efficiency oriented budget. 2. When we received the 2018 Draft Appropriation Bill, I reiterated the need [...]

CAMA: Senate Passes Most Comprehensive Pro-Business Reform Bill

2018-05-16T16:32:45+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Legislature|

Today, the 8th Senate made history with the passage of the repeal and re-enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which is the biggest business reform bill in Nigeria in over 28 years. The Bill, heralds a new dawn for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development in Nigeria, as the country will now [...]

Saraki to Northern Leaders: Why Killings Must Be Addressed

2018-05-10T12:52:22+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Security|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday told northern leaders to join hands with the Federal Government in finding lasting solution to the incessant killings taking place in the country. Saraki made the call while addressing a delegation of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA) who visited him at the National [...]

PIB: Don’t Induce Lawmakers, Saraki Tells Oil Firms

2018-05-10T13:48:07+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Legislature|

...Urges IOC/OPTS To Report Any Lawmaker Seeking Favours President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday urged the International Oil Companies and Oil Producers Trade Section (IOC/OPTS) operating in the country not to induce lawmakers during the consideration and passage of the Fiscal and Host Communities Bills -components of the Petroleum Industry Bill [...]

Saraki Speaks on Visit To New EFCC Headquarters

2018-05-10T13:22:14+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Share-Worthy|

...Says I am here to Support Building of Institutions President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday inspected the new headquarters building of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and said he will continue to support efforts to build and strengthen the nation's institutions irrespective of any differences. Saraki who spoke to [...]

Communique From Kano Roundtable On Drugs And Substance Abuse

2018-05-01T14:59:37+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

#SenateTacklesDrugAbuse (Monday, December 18th to Tuesday, December 19th 2017) Following expert presentations, analysis and deliberations leading up to, during and following the roundtable, the following key observations regarding the expected outcomes were made: 1. There was a critical paucity of data on drug use, prevalence, trends and patterns in Nigeria, and there is an associated [...]

Drug Abuse: This is Everybody’s Problem

2018-05-01T15:00:10+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commended the BBC Africa, ‘Africa Eye’ documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ that details the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, Saraki stated that documentaries like ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ are real-life attestations on the [...]

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