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Onnoghen: Senate Heads to Court, Suspends Plan to Reconvene

2019-02-04T07:14:10+00:00January 28th, 2019|Press Releases 
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Earlier today, the Senate filed a case in the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court, seeking its interpretation on whether President Muhammadu Buhari acted within the provision of the constitution in his suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Walter Nkannu Onnoghen or whether the action of the President does [...]

Onoghen’s Suspension, A Coup Against Democracy, Says Saraki

2019-02-04T07:19:24+00:00January 25th, 2019|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter Onoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari, as a coup against democracy and a deliberate attempt to endanger our hard-won democracy. Saraki, in a statement personally  signed by him stated that the suspension was another act of desperation [...]

Minimum Wage Bill Scales First, Second Reading In Senate

2019-02-04T07:31:42+00:00January 24th, 2019|Legislature, Press Releases 
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The National Minimum Wage Bill (2019) on Thursday scaled both first and second reading in the Senate after which it was committed to a Special Adhoc Committee for further legislative work. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, noted that the Senate decided to give the National Minimum Wage Bill presented to it [...]

Saraki To FG: Due Process Should Not Be Short-Circuited In Move To Try CJN

2019-02-04T07:45:35+00:00January 13th, 2019|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advised the Federal Government to ensure that its plans to put on trial the nation’s chief judicial officer, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, does not cause chaos in the judicial system and that the due process is not compromised. Saraki in a statement in Ilorin today noted that he [...]

Engage With Stakeholders To Neutralise PVC Buyers, Saraki Tells INEC

2019-02-04T07:48:53+00:00January 10th, 2019|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advised the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to immediately call a meeting of stakeholders in the next month’s general elections with the sole aim of formulating plans and ideas on how to render useless the intention of politicians who he claimed are [...]

Late Shagari Was The Last Of The First And Second Republic Titans

2019-02-04T07:52:44+00:00December 28th, 2018|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of the first elected President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari who he described as the last of the First and Second Republic titans. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Ilorin, [...]

Koffi Annan’s Death Symbolises End of Golden Era in Global Politics

2018-08-27T11:37:40+00:00August 18th, 2018|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the demise of a former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Koffi Annan, as the end of a golden era in global politics and international relations. Saraki in a statement signed on his behalf by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described [...]

Statement By The President Of The Senate & Speaker Of The House Of Representatives At A World Press Conference

2018-08-27T12:01:13+00:00August 8th, 2018|Legislature, Press Releases 
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STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018. 1. It is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by [...]

Saraki Congratulates Fayemi

2018-07-16T12:16:00+00:00July 15th, 2018|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his victory in the just-concluded Ekiti gubernatorial election. Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the Governor-elect of Ekiti State should use his second-coming to continue [...]

Saraki Mourns Kawu Baraje’s Mother

2018-07-13T18:35:13+00:00July 12th, 2018|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condoled with Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, and the entire Baraje's family, on the death of their mother, Hajiya Aisha Omoagba Baraje. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki spoke glowingly of the late Hajiya Baraje and stated that [...]

Nigerians Should Not Be Complacent About Democracy

2018-06-04T12:17:50+00:00May 29th, 2018|Press Releases 
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The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the 2018 #DemocracyDay Lecture holding at the International Conference Center, Abuja. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised Nigerians not to take for granted the continued democratic dispensation the country has been enjoying for the past 19 years but guard against actions, statements and [...]

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