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Senate President Congratulates Ghanaian President-elect

2016-12-16T15:45:18+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, on his victory in the recently concluded Ghanaian general elections. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, also lauded both the outgoing President, and the people of Ghana for a successful electoral process. The [...]

Senate President to Ghanaian Parliament: Review $120 Residency Fee on Nigerians

2016-12-15T13:57:12+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appealed to the Ghanaian Parliament to review the $120 Residency Fee imposed on Nigerians living in Ghana. The Senate President made the appeal Wednesday when he granted audience to the visiting Ghanaian parliamentarians that paid a courtesy visit to him at the [...]

Saraki Lauds New UN Boss, Antonio Guetteres

2016-12-15T13:57:12+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the newly elected Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guetteres and described him as a global citizen and statesman. Saraki in a personal letter to the new UN boss, also expressed optimism that the tenure of Guetteres would foster greater collaborations and partnerships between the National Assembly [...]

#WorldTeachersDay: S​enate President Saraki Makes Case For Teacher’s Welfare

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday called on government at all levels to prioritise the payment of salaries and general welfare of teachers at all levels in order to secure the future of the country. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, to mark this [...]

Recession: Senate to fast-track passage of PIB, Other Critical Laws

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Press Releases 
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The Senate has resolved to prioritize and fast track the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and other legislations capable of contributing to the quick recovery of the national economy, and provide favourable level playing environment for both local and foreign investors. This was part of the 20 points resolution passed by the Senate [...]

Senate Probes FG’s Spending On North-East Crisis

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Press Releases 
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To Hold Public Hearing Senators to donate N33m to IDPs The Senate on Tuesday set-up an adhoc committee to probe spendings by the Federal Government on the humanitarian crisis in the North-east in view of the allegation of massive diversion of relief materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The Adhoc Committee chaired by [...]

Senate To Support Upward Review of Amnesty Program Fund

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today (Saturday) said the Senate will support any proposal from the executive to increase the fund slated for the amnesty programme in the 2016 Appropriation Act. Saraki who was speaking to journalists at the Presidential Villa after the Change of Guards ceremony to mark the nation's 56th Independence Anniversary [...]

Happy Independence Day Nigeria: The Senate President’s Message

2016-10-01T07:06:24+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians from all walks of life to collaborate with the Federal Government in order to ensure the nation emerged from the current economic recession stronger, more united, developed and self reliant. Saraki in his message to mark the nation's 56th Independence Anniversary signed by [...]

Ex-IGP Inyang was a dutiful Officer, Says Saraki

2016-10-01T17:48:17+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Releases 
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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the late former Inspector General of Police, Obong (Sir) Etim Okon Inyang, as a dutiful and patriotic officer who served the nation meritoriously. Saraki in a condolence message to the immediate family of the deceased, the government and people of Cross Rivers State said the [...]

Edo Polls: Saraki Congratulates Obaseki

2016-10-01T17:35:17+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Releases 
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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his victory in yesterday's gubernatorial election. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Obaseki's success as well deserved and expected by those who [...]

Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill Passes Second Reading in Senate

2016-12-15T13:57:13+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Press Releases 
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...Saraki: “We are a gender-friendly Senate, Adeyeye: “Like Federal Character, Nigeria needs Gender Character” The Senate on Thursday approved the second reading of the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) Bill. The Bill, which seeks to promote the importance of women in the Nigerian society, was re-introduced for its First Reading on June 15th, 2016, after [...]

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