Showing posts with label Senate President. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Senate President. Show all posts

Monday, 17 July 2017


Sahara Reporters in its story written by Abdulrazaq Hamzat,  published on July 16, 2017 with the title: Recall of Senate President Saraki will commence on August 1st Despite Threat of Violence, Group Insists projected that the people of Kwara Central will begin the recall process of Senator President Bukola Saraki  on August 1st 2017. This story so far is baseless, false and has no bearing on Saraki.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Saraki names Ndume chairman senate committee on INEC

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Thursday named former senate leader, Ali Ndume as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Saraki, Odigie-Oyegun meet over APC crisis

Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday led some principal officers of the Senate to a crucial meeting with the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.

This is the first time Saraki is holding such consultation with the party’s national leadership since his emergence last year, against the party’s preferred choice of Ahmed Lawan for the post.

He was accompanied to the meeting by the Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, his deputy, Bala Ibn Na’Allah and the Whip, Prof. Sola Adeyeye.After the meeting, which lasted for over two and a half hours, both Saraki and Odigie-Oyegun, however, admitted to journalists that the end might not be in sight of the internal crisis within the party. But they agreed that the process of getting the issues resolved had begun with the meeting yesterday.

Saraki said: “We told ourselves the hard truth, but at the end of the day we accepted that certain things were not done but we agreed to move forward, work closely with the party for the interest of building APC because of Nigerians that believe in us.

We need to work closely together and we are hopeful that the new chapter is being opened today.”Odigie-Oyegun admitted that the party had not come near resolving its internal crisis yet, but said the process had just begun.

His words: “There is an end in sight. We have started the process, but there are issues to be resolved. We accept that things have gone wrong and we are determined to right those wrongs.

“It has been a very rewarding meeting. As far as the party is concerned, we commend the Senate and the National Assembly for the way they worked so far with the executive. We are determined to address some of the issues that still exist, the relationship between the National Assembly and the executive.

“We want to assure the public that they will see results that will lift their spirit in the next few weeks and months.”Odigie-Oyegun acknowledged that the meeting was coming late, but stressed that it was better late than never. He pledged that such consultations would hold regularly.


Friday, 14 August 2015

Senate President in Confusion as Senators Reject Salary Pay-Cut

After about two hours of closed door session by all the senators, a possible adoption of salary pay-cut instructed by the senate president, was turned down by senators.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Saraki in quandary as Senators reject pay-cut

ABUJA—SENATE President, Bukola Saraki, appears to be currently in a state of confusion, as his plans to considerably reduce the salaries and allowances of senators apparently hit a brick wall yesterday.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tinubu tamed, PDP regroups, Buhari baffled… and other takes from Tuesday Thriller

It was a development foretold but it was equally an eloquent testimony to the veracity of that ageless axiom: history has a way of repeating itself.

Before appraising the emergence of Abubakar Bukola Saraki as senate president and the crowning of Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the house of representatives, you have to rewind to early June 2011. The then ruling PDP had zoned the speakership to the south-west.