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Opening Remarks By The President Of The Senate At The 3-Day Public Hearing On The Petroleum Industry Bills

2018-06-22T18:24:38+00:00June 4th, 2018|Legislature|

OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE 3-DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILLS, HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA – JUNE 4, 2018. PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this 3-Day [...]

Saraki List Gains of 3 New Petroleum Industry Bills

2018-06-22T18:17:21+00:00June 4th, 2018|Education, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the three new Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) being considered by the Senate will boost economic growth and lead to a more efficient oil sector that is globally competitive. Saraki who stated this while declaring open a 3-day public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill [...]

Saraki Lauds Buhari on Assent to ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’

2018-06-04T12:26:37+00:00June 1st, 2018|Legislature, Share-Worthy|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the 'Not Too You go to Run Bill', which is one of the constitution amendment bills passed by the National Assembly last year. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the signing of [...]

Saraki to Youth: “NotTooYoungToRun” is Only the First Phase

2018-06-04T12:22:41+00:00May 30th, 2018|Legislature, Share-Worthy|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the passage and assent to the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, will be the first phase in the journey for more youth inclusion in politics. The President of the Senate, according to his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, said this at a meeting with the [...]

CAMA: Senate Passes Most Comprehensive Pro-Business Reform Bill

2018-05-16T16:32:45+00:00May 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 [...]

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

2018-05-10T13:48:07+00:00May 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 [...]

Communique From Kano Roundtable On Drugs And Substance Abuse

2018-05-01T14:59:37+00:00May 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+00:00May 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 [...]

National Assembly to Work for Improved Welfare for Workers

2018-05-01T14:29:06+00:00April 30th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Monday saluted the resilience, dedication and contributions of Nigeria workers to national development. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also described workers as the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. "They (workers) form the bedrock on which [...]

Why Local Government Autonomy Is Imperative

2018-04-16T14:14:55+00:00April 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+00:00April 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 [...]

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