Saraki congratulates victorious Eagles

Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on their 4-0 win over Libya in the Match-day 3 of the 2019 AFCON qualifying game on Saturday. ABS FC Proprietor, Saraki, took to his official Twitter handle to express his happiness as Super Eagles humiliated the North African team at the Nest of champions stadium Uyo. “Congratulations to our @NGSuperEagles on their brilliant performance in today’s AFCON qualifier match. #SoarSuperEagles” Super Eagles 4-0 win saw them leapfrog Libya to second position with six points from three matches…

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Osun election protest: Police buckle on Saraki

…insist on Bruce, Melaye’s appearance   The Force Headquarters (FHQ) yesterday, reaffirmed its earlier invitation to Senators Ben Murray-Bruce, to appear for interrogation today. Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki had, last Friday, led the Senators and other stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Force Headquarters, in protest against the failure of authorities to declare Senator Ademola Adeleke winner of the 22 September, 2018 governorship election in Osun State. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the keenly-contested poll as inconclusive, after Adeleke of the PDP had scored…

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PHOTOS: Saraki, Tambuwal, Dogara, others storm INEC office over Osun election

Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to the commission after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja. Among the protesters are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former Niger State Governor and…

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2019: Ahmed denies rift with Saraki

Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfattah Ahmed denied insinuations of a rift between him and Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, following the disruption of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primary in the state on Sunday night. Ahmed while speaking at the resumption of the primary yesterday said the rumours about a face_off between himself and Saraki was unfounded as he remains committed to the political structure led by the Senate President. At the resumption of the primary, three more of the aspirants withdrew from the race. They are Alhaji Saka…

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Saraki calls for more citizens’ participation in governance

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 58th Independence Anniversary and urged them to ensure a more vibrant, constructive and patriotic citizen participation in the governance of the country. Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, noted that one of the key reasons for the non-realization of the dreams of the founding fathers, who fought for the nation’s independence was because the citizens failed to seize control of the fortunes and future of the country,…

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Saraki describes rerun poll as charade

Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate and Chairman, PDP Campaign Council on Osun State Governorship election, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, described the Thursday supplementary election in Osun State, as a charade and an embarrassment to Nigeria’s democracy. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that what Nigerians witnessed on Thursday, was another display of the subversion of the will of the Osun people during the re-run gubernatorial elections in the State. He lamented that the election was characterised by widespread voter intimidation, violence…

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Oshiomhole: We’ve learnt lesson from Saraki, Dogara’s defection

Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the defection of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be a lesson for the ruling party. Oshiomhole, who spoke in Abuja yesterday while addressing members of the screening committee, said the party would not field politicians of “bread and butter” like Saraki and Dogara as candidates. The APC national chairman, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Simeon…

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Task before Senate ahead of plenary

CHUKWU DAVID examines the various issues awaiting the attention of the apex legislative chamber, as it resumes plenary from its annual recess, and reports   As the National Assembly members warm up to resume plenary, after their annual recess which commenced on July 24, there are many pending legislative, political and administrative issues to be attended to immediately on resumption. In the Senate for instance, some of the issues have been heating up the polity since the apex legislative body embarked on its annual holiday. One of such issues which…

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Tinubu, Saraki, others in test of might

For today’s governorship election in Osun State, 48 candidates are expected to take part in the exercise, but there is no doubt that their respective hope of succeeding Governor Rauf Aregbesola is attached to major political gladiators and some eminent personalities within and outside the state. They include Governor Aregbesola; National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; former governors of the state, Chief Bisi Akande and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi;…

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Saraki in Rivers, insists he can revive Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki has stated that he has the capacity to set the country on the path of growth, unity and reconciliation, stressing that the country needs a leader that can carry all groups along and provide a platform for justice and fair play. Speaking at the Government House Port Harcourt when his campaign organisation visited Governor Nyesom Wike, Saraki also stressed the need for the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to be united. He said: “The country is in dire need of a leader that will…

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