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Why Local Government Autonomy Is Imperative

2018-04-16T14:14:55+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated his support for local government autonomy in the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this during a visit by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), led by its National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil. [...]

2019: Saraki Vows to Work for Increased Participation of Women in Politics

2018-04-12T07:21:17+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday pledged to work with relevant political stakeholders to ensure that a greater number of women are given the opportunity to vie and occupy elective offices during the 2019 general elections. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, gave [...]

Saraki Inaugurates Technical Committee on Tax Reforms

2018-03-29T10:23:08+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Legislature|

...Calls for Efficient, Productive Tax System President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday called for the urgent review of the nation's tax laws to make for a more efficient and productive tax system in the country. Saraki who gave the charge while inaugurating the Technical Committee on Reforming Nigeria's Tax System at [...]

Electoral Act Amendment: Saraki, Dogara on the Same Page

2018-03-22T16:14:29+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Legislature|

Our attention has been drawn to reports in a national daily insinuating that there was a disagreement  between Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, over how both chambers of the National Assembly will react to the withholding of assent by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. [...]

Senators’ Salary: Shehu Sani Said Nothing New

2018-03-13T11:37:05+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Legislature|

Senate spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi has said the statements made by his colleague from Kaduna State, Senator Shehu Sani, on the salaries and funds for running of offices of Senators did not disclose anything new as the figure he gave out about running cost of the offices of Senators were contained in various line [...]

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 [...]

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