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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: Separation of Powers Key to Survival of Democracy, National Security

2018-02-05T13:11:19+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Legislature, Security|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, said that full adherence to the principle of Separation of Powers was crucial to the survival of the democracy, good governance and enhanced national security. Saraki stated this in his lecture entitled: 'Separation of Powers and National Security in Nigeria: An Appraisal’, presented to Course [...]

Saraki Laments Funding Constraints in National Assembly

2018-01-29T16:12:07+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that despite the widespread perception that the National Assembly is being overfunded, it is actually grappling with funding constraints in carrying out it statutory functions. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, disclosed this when he paid a [...]

Saraki Empanels Conference Committee on Electoral Reforms Bill

2018-01-29T16:14:59+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the Senate's version of the amended Electoral Act with the version passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate's conference committee has the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Suleiman Nazif, [...]

Saraki Pledges Quick Passage of CAMA, ISA Bills

2018-01-25T08:32:12+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of the 8th National Assembly to swiftly consider and pass required amendments to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and the Investment and Securities Act (ISA). Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the remarks [...]

Senate Working to Improve Electoral Process, Says Saraki

2018-01-25T08:50:24+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said the Senate is working to improve the nation's electoral process by building on the gains of the 2015 general elections. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the remarks when he played host to a United Nations (UN) Electoral [...]

Saraki: Passage of PIGB By National Assembly ‘ll Help Curb Future Fuel Scarcity

2018-01-25T09:39:18+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, following the Senate’s passage of the Bill last May, represents a historic milestone in Nigeria. In a video address posted on his Facebook page, Saraki also emphasized that [...]

Saraki Commends Buhari For Signing NEDC Bill into Law

2017-10-26T06:01:29+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu described the Presidential Assent as a "major development in the efforts by the present administration to restore peace and normalcy [...]

Saraki Leads NASS Delegation to 137th IPU in Russia

2017-10-12T22:53:03+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today (Thursday) led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: "Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue." Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to [...]

Existing Vacancies Publication Bill Scales Second Reading in Senate

2017-10-12T23:10:01+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Jobs, Legislature|

The Senate on Wednesday considered and passed for second reading a Bill for an Act requiring regular publication of existing vacant positions in Federal Government offices to ensure transparency and equal opportunities to all Nigerians in the recruitment of new personnel. The Bill entitled: "Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Publication) Bill" is in [...]

Senate Highlights Priorities Ahead of Resumption

2017-09-26T09:41:34+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Legislature|

The 8th Senate has highlighted some of its legislative priorities as its resumes from its annual recess. In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media & Public Affairs, Senator (Dr.) Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate stated that it would look to prioritize the passage of the three petroleum industry bills that [...]

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