he Senate passed the 3rd and Final Reading of the Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities Prohibition) Bill

President of the Senate receiving Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD)

President of The Senate

President of The Senate

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE 10TH ABUJA HOUSING SHOW

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE 10TH ABUJA HOUSING SHOW

Senate President at NILS FELLOWSHIP CEREMONY

HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, PRESIDENT OF SENATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE MATRICULATION AND ENDOWMENT OF NILS FELLOWSHIP CEREMONY HELD ON 18 JULY, 2016 AT THE AUDITORIUM OF THE SENATE, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA

Senate President with representatives of Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO)

Senate President with representatives of Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO)

Senate President

Towards Open and Transparent Government


Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Meet The Senator

As the Senate President of the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Senator representing Kwara Central, I am proud to lead by example as the first Senator in Nigeria to post weekly activities on the Upper Legislative Chambers. I do this because:

  • I believe that all Nigerians deserve to observe, understand, and give inputs into the activities of our representatives in government;
  • I believe accountability and transparency are essential to government, and;
  • I also strongly believe in two-way communication channels where I can get direct unfiltered feedback from the people of my constituency, and Nigerians as a whole.
Full Biography

Activity Timeline

TODAY
  • 26 Apr 2017

    RT : Pictures of President of Senate administering meningitis vaccine to a patient this morning at

  • 26 Apr 2017

    RT : Request for approval of federal government 2016 - 2018 external borrowing (Rolling) plan cc h

  • 26 Apr 2017

    I told these mothers at clinic: "Any healthcare reform in Nigeria must emphasize prevention, rather t

  • 26 Apr 2017

    We've lost about 800 people to Meningitis - this should not be the case. We must encourage families to take their c

  • 26 Apr 2017

    As we mark , we must all encourage our families and communities to embrace vaccines as a prev

  • 25 Apr 2017

    RT : Earlier, the Speaker of visited to commiserate with on the death of Senator

  • 25 Apr 2017

    RT : Today at plenary, the led the in a moment of silence in honour of the late Senator

  • 25 Apr 2017

    60% of hospital outpatient visits in Nigeria are malaria-related. If we our healthcare system wi

  • 25 Apr 2017

    World Malaria Day: Saraki Reiterates Call for Nigeria to Access $300milllion Malaria BondThe Senate President,...

  • 25 Apr 2017

    World Malaria Day: Saraki Reiterates Call for Nigeria to Access $300milllion Malaria Bond The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the Senate’s call for the Federal Government to fast-track access to the $300million malaria bond. This was revealed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on the occasion of 2017 World Malaria Day, which has the theme, “Push for Prevention.” The Senate President cited the March 2017, Senate Motion, entitled “Urgent need for the Federal Government to access a $300 million Malaria Bond through the Innovative Financing for Malaria Prevention and Control Project (IMPACT)” which called on the Federal Government to fast-track access to the 300 million dollar malaria bond by the Global Fund to fight malaria, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and tuberculosis. “Again, it is necessary that we do our utmost best to access this global fund,” Saraki said, “With 97% of Nigerians being susceptible to malaria it means that we are all at risk — hence, we have to work to bring down these numbers.” “This year’s theme demonstrates the need for us to also look at ways to push for prevention, as opposed to treatment. If we continue with our current healthcare model that focuses more on treatment, with 60% of our country’s outpatient visits being malaria-related, we will continue to overburden our healthcare system,” the Senate President said. He also said: “Moving forward, the 8th Senate will continue to work with the Federal Government to ensure that we access this fund. With 300,000 Nigerians dying from malaria every year, this is not only a duty, it is a priority.” Studies by health organizations show that Nigeria has more reported cases of deaths due to malaria than any other country in the world. END

  • 25 Apr 2017

    97% of Nigerians are susceptible to malaria. We are all at risk. We must continue to .

  • 25 Apr 2017

    With up to 300,000 Nigerians dying from malaria each year, preventing malaria is a priority. on

  • 24 Apr 2017

    RT : Today, the led a delegation of Senators to commiserate with Mrs. Nike Adeleke and the family of the late Senator

  • 24 Apr 2017

  • 24 Apr 2017

    We also commiserated with Dr. Deji Adeleke, the younger brother of the late Senator .Rest in Peace

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Today, myself and a few Senators paid a condolence visit to Mrs. Nike Adeleke, the wife of the late Distinguished S

  • 24 Apr 2017

    With the recession and widening social inequality, we must ensure that all Nigerians are well equipped for the future that lies ahead. This is why, as the Senate looks into restructuring our education system for better delivery, we must all acknowledge that any reform in education can no longer be business as usual — it must involve government, academia, and the private sector. We all want to see is an educational system that is meeting the demands of employers in both the public and private sectors. Therefore, fixing education goes beyond just reforming our school systems, we must tackle this problem from the root -- from primary to tertiary education. Right now, basic education is the primary responsibility of the local governments. This needs to be reviewed. Hence, we must look into and redesign the current education model that has domiciled the most important tier of education in the weakest tier of government. This will help to give our children better basic education.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    We have to redesign the current education model that has domiciled the most important tier of education in the weakest tier of government.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Right now, basic education is the primary responsibility of the local governments. This needs to be reviewed.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Fixing education goes beyond reforming our school systems, we must tackle this problem from both legislative and social perspectives.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    We all want to see an educational system that is meeting the demands of employers in both the public and private sectors.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Any reform in education can no longer be business as usual it must involve government, academia and the private sector.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    With the recession and widening social inequality, we must ensure that all Nigerians are well-equipped for the future that lies ahead.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    RT : The has described the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke as a sad personal loss."He was a formidabl

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Saraki Mourns Senator AdelekeThe President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death...

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Saraki Mourns Senator Adeleke The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the death of two-term serving Senator, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, a development he described as a sad personal loss. Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Adeleke — the first elected Governor of Osun State — as an important figure in the Eighth Senate. “My heart goes out to the family of Senator Adeleke, and the people of the great State of Osun,” Saraki said, “Adeleke was a leader in every right, a formidable colleague, patriotic statesman, good family man and complete gentleman whose contributions to the development of the of Osun State in particular and the nation in general will never be forgotten.” The Senate President went on to eulogize Adeleke, who served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Market as a consummate reformer, courageous public servant and grassroots politician whose love for his people and commitment to national service remains unparalleled. “From his track-record as a second term Senator, it is clear that Adeleke was a man who his people trusted to carry out their mandate in the Senate,” he said, “He was always passionate about his work in the legislature, and showed competence, dedication and an ability to work with everyone to bring about the greater good. He will be sorely missed.” He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the larger Adeleke family, Osun West Senatorial District, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and the entire people of the State of Osun, the Vice Chairman and members of the Senate Committee on Capital Market, the Senate, and indeed, the 8th National Assembly. Saraki prayed to Almighty Allah to grant Adeleke a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah firdaus. END

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Senator Adeleke was always passionate about his work. He always exhibited a distinct dedication and an ability to work with everyone.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Senator Adeleke's contributions to the development of Osun State in particular and the nation in general will never be forgotten.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Senator Adeleke was a leader in every right, a formidable colleague, patriotic statesman, good family man and complete gentleman.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    My heart goes out to the family of Senator Isiaka Adeleke and the people of the great State of Osun. Rest in Peace Distinguished Senator.

  • 22 Apr 2017

    I was just conferred with the traditional title of Dan-Iya of Kaura Namoda by the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad Asha, MFR

  • 22 Apr 2017

    I was just conferred with the traditional title of Dan-Iya of Kaura Namoda by the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Muha

  • 22 Apr 2017

  • 21 Apr 2017

    Saraki Laments Death Of Football Fans In Calabar

    Saraki Laments Death Of Football Fans In Calabar Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed shock over the death of football fans through electrocution at a viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital and described the incident as tragic. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, commiserated with the immediate families of the victims, the government and people of Cross River State and football enthusiasts across the country ... read more

  • 21 Apr 2017

    Saraki Laments Death Of Football Fans In Calabar -

  • 21 Apr 2017

    Saraki Laments Death Of Football Fans In CalabarSenate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed...

  • 21 Apr 2017

    Saraki Laments Death Of Football Fans In Calabar Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed shock over the death of football fans through electrocution at a viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital and described the incident as tragic. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, commiserated with the immediate families of the victims, the government and people of Cross River State and football enthusiasts across the country over the sad incident. While calling on local and state government authorities to ensure that football viewing centers and other public spaces are made safe and conducive across the country, he urged the Cross River State government to ensure that the recommendations of its Commission of Inquiry empaneled to investigate is not only made public but implemented to prevent a repeat occurrence. He commended the prompt response of the Cross River State government and other relevant emergency agencies to the sad occurrence while praying for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives, and quick recovery for the injured. "This is clearly an unfortunate and avoidable loss of precious young Nigerians. As a government, we have a duty to ensure that our citizens are safe and protected, whether during leisure hour or work period. We must ensure that what is necessary to make our people secured in both public and private spaces is given the deserved priority at all times," he said. END

  • 20 Apr 2017

    RT : "Without the PIB bill,the State of Oil Sector will Continue to be in Comatose "Sen Stella Odua Anambra North.

  • 20 Apr 2017

    Saraki Mourns Chanchangi Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of the Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines and foremost businessman, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, who he described as an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the late Chanchangi would be missed for his philanthropy, diligence, management finesse and humble lifestyle. He said Chanchangi would be remembered as one of the nation's great men who grew from a humble beginning to become a highly respected international figure through dint of hard work. He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, especially his son, Honourable Rufai Chanchangi, a member of the 8th House of Representatives, the people and governments of both Kaduna and Taraba States. While praying Allah to grant the soul of the departed a place in Aljanah Firdaus, Saraki called on his family to take solace in the fact that Chanchangi lived a highly impactful life worthy of emulation. END

  • 19 Apr 2017

    In this interview with Arise Tv News Night, I discussed steps we are taking in Nigerian Senate to improve the...

  • 19 Apr 2017

    In this interview with Arise Tv News Night, I discussed steps we are taking in Nigerian Senate to improve the economy and other national issues. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ZGPl0U2vM

  • 18 Apr 2017

    RT : Saraki: Nigerians deserve to know the owner of monies seized in Ikoyi | TheCable

  • 18 Apr 2017

    RT : The reveals his thoughts on the Nigerian economy and the way forward.

  • 18 Apr 2017

    RT : The discusses Nigeria's relationship with the United States under .

  • 18 Apr 2017

    4 bills in 1)Special court, now referred to constitution amendment 2) Whistleblower bill laid 3) money laundering withdrawn by FG

  • 18 Apr 2017

    RT : The sheds more light on the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill ().

  • 18 Apr 2017

    RT : The discusses the relationship between and the Executive branch.

  • 18 Apr 2017

    In this interview with Arise TV's News Night, I discuss , the economy and other national issues.Link:

  • 18 Apr 2017

    RT : wbwafrica: If you found yourself in a abusive relationship would you have the

  • 17 Apr 2017

    "We must focus on those issues that affect the lives of our people and make their lives better."

  • 17 Apr 2017

    "The has met a lot of targets. The PIB hasn't been at this level in 17-years. We repealed the Railway Ac

  • 17 Apr 2017

    We must continue to focus on economic diversification, so that we have an economy that is less dependent on oil.

  • 17 Apr 2017

    Catch my live interview with Arise TV.Live stream YouTube link:

  • 17 Apr 2017

    Please send through contact on my website.

  • 17 Apr 2017

    Eventful weekend in Kwara! From my meeting with my constituents and various stakeholder groups at home this weekend, it is clear that everyone is still active, everyone is still energized, and everyone is still working for the success of this government. I learnt a lot from my interactions with former State Assembly members, young local organizers, and Youth Empowerment Coordinators across the state. All the feedback that I received will be looked into and worked on over the next few weeks. Additionally, from my meeting with the local and Zimbabwean farmers, I was truly encouraged to see the level that commercial agriculture has attained in Kwara. We must continue to build on this, not only in Kwara, but all over Nigeria. Now, I’m back to Abuja and ready to get back to working to make all of this happen. Thank you all for your support and Happy Easter

  • 17 Apr 2017

    I thank everyone I met from Ansarul Islam, to the farmers, to the youth groups for their feedback. All your concerns will be looked into.

  • 17 Apr 2017

    From meeting with Former State Assembly members to Local Organizers to Youth Empowerment Coordinators, it's great to see everyone energized!

  • 17 Apr 2017

    From my meeting with local and Zimbabwean farmers in Kwara, I am really encouraged with the progress of commercial Agriculture back home.

  • 17 Apr 2017

    Back in Abuja! Back to work! As always, it was great interacting with and learning from various stakeholder groups in Kwara this weekend.

  • 16 Apr 2017

    Don't Stop Supporting Govt in the Education Sector, Saraki Urges Religious Bodies Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today in Ilorin urged religious groups to continue to support government in providing sound education for the youths in Nigeria. He said religious groups pioneered the funding, establishment and nurturing of educational institutions from pre-colonial periods. Saraki who spoke in Ilorin during the 75th Anniversary of the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria where he was turbaned as the Baba Adinni of the Society said it has become obvious that government alone cannot run the vital sector successfully and that the deep involvement of religious groups is necessary. "Religious groups like Ansarul Islam have critical role to play in revamping the education sector. In fact you have more experience that government at all levels in the operation of educational establishments and you need to intensify your involvement in this all-important sector. "All is not well with our education sector. Most of the problems we have now in the running of the private and public sectors can be traced to the decay in the education of our children. There is the talk of disconnect between the classrooms and the industries. We also see that our public schools which produced graduates that could compete with their colleagues across the world are no longer being reckoned with in world rating. We spend so much on education of Nigerian youths in foreign schools. Our religious societies should come to the aid of government", he said. He said the Senate will review laws relating to the education sector and ensure that they are made to measure up to world standard while adding that the plan by the legislature to enact laws that will make the private sector get involved in funding of infrastructure so as to free funds for important social services like education. The Senate President while acknowledging that schools under Ansarul Islam have produced many scholars advised that the society should continue to ensure that Muslim clerics preach peace, unity, tolerance and spread the gospel of development. Saraki further promised that he would do all within his powers to ensure that the proposed Kamalud- deen. University which is one of the cherished legacies of the renowned founder of the society, Sheikh Habeebulahi Al-Adabiy, gets the license for operation by the National University Commission ( NUC). Also turbaned at the ceremony witnessed by dignitaries including Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, was the former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Aderoju Ojikutu who became the Iya Adinni of the society.

  • 15 Apr 2017

    Press Release: Don’t Stop Supporting Govt in the Education Sector, Saraki Urges Religious Bodies

    Press Release April 15, 2017 Don’t Stop Supporting Govt in the Education Sector, Saraki Urges Religious Bodies Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today in Ilorin urged religious groups to continue to support government in providing sound education for the youths in Nigeria. He said religious groups pioneered the funding, establishment and nurturing of educational institutions from pre-colonial periods. Saraki who spoke in Ilorin during the 75th Anniversary of the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria where he was turbaned as ... read more

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Easter: Saraki Calls For Mutual Respect Among Nigerians As Christians celebrate Easter, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for mutual respect among adherents of various faiths in the country, as this is the only guarantee for peaceful coexistence among different religions in the country. In his Easter message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki urged all Nigerians to unite in confronting the development challenges facing the nation and urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the service of God, the nation and humanity. “I implore Nigerians to use the Easter period to renew their faith in God and strengthen the bond of friendship and brotherhood that has held the country united since the amalgamation in 1914. “Among the essence of Easter is sacrifice, love for humanity and total submission to the will of God. These virtues should not be lost on us as Nigerians. Let's continue to pray for a peaceful Nigeria that will be a pride to us and the future generation,” he added. Saraki further reiterated the commitment of the Senate in supporting the efforts of the present administration to build a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. The Senate, he said, is committed to the enactment of legislations that will turn around the nation's economy and called for the support of all Nigerians for President Muhammadu Buhari. End

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Saraki Calls for Concerted Efforts to #BringBackOurGirls

    Saraki Calls for Concerted Efforts to #BringBackOurGirls Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for concerted efforts to bring back the over 200 school girls that were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State three years ago. Speaking on the third year anniversary of the abductionof the girls, Saraki pledged that the Senate will continue to do everything within its power to advocate for the return of the remaining Chibok girls — stating ... read more

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Saraki Calls for Concerted Efforts to Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for concerted efforts to bring back the over 200 school girls that were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State three years ago. Speaking on the third year anniversary of the abductionof the girls, Saraki pledged that the Senate will continue to do everything within its power to advocate for the return of the remaining Chibok girls — stating that their safe return will signify the closure of a dark chapter in Nigeria’s history. “I speak on behalf of all Nigerians who truly care, mothers and fathers especially, who cannot imagine the pain of not knowing whether or not one's abducted child is alive or not,” the Senate President said, “I know that this government is continuing to explore all options to secure the release of the remaining girls. We will continue to support the administration's efforts in every way that we can.” The Senate President also expressed optimism that one day, all the Chibok Girls will be returned back to their loved ones, while reassuring Nigerians and the international community that Nigeria will not stop looking for its missing school girls. “They are our daughters. We will not stop looking for them. We will not give up the fight until they return back home to us,” he said, “Until that day, we will all continue to watch and pray for their safe return.” END

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Saraki Tasks GLOBE Nigeria on Climate Change Bill

    Saraki Tasks GLOBE Nigeria on Climate Change Bill Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday tasked the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) Nigeria, to tackle the challenges of the climate change, gas flaring and other challenges of the sustainable development goals in Nigeria. The Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE) is an international organization comprising national parliamentarians from over 80 countries committed to developing and overseeing the implementation of laws in pursuit of sustainable development. According to a statement by the Special ... read more

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Saraki Celebrates Dangote at 60 The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on the occasion of his 60th birthday. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki described Dangote as a business guru, philanthropist, role model, and Africa’s biggest industrialist. “Alhaji, you are Nigeria's flagbearer across Africa as you make success of different industries across the continent and we are proud of you,” the Senate President said, “It is our prayer that Almighty Allah (swt) will continue to endow you with more wisdom, great energy, good health and immeasurable grace to serve humanity for many more years. “Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns.”

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Saraki Tasks GLOBE Nigeria on Climate Change Bill Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday tasked the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) Nigeria, to tackle the challenges of the climate change, gas flaring and other challenges of the sustainable development goals in Nigeria. The Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE) is an international organization comprising national parliamentarians from over 80 countries committed to developing and overseeing the implementation of laws in pursuit of sustainable development. According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, Saraki urged the members of the organisation not to relent in their effort to address the challenges posed by the climate change, gas flaring and sustainable development in Nigeria through the provisions of purposeful legislations. The Senate President urged the group to fashion out legislations that would address issues of climate change as is the situation all over the world. He said: "A lot of pronouncements have been made by the government, and by the last National Assembly without legislative backing and we will just continue to see this as mere pronouncements. Am aware that as legislators that meet and discuss issues on Climate, we are the first country in West Africa and am happy with the kind of report the network is receiving. "We want Nigeria to become the major hub of Globe Worldwide, to provide leadership in Africa. Some of the things we see here, even in the sub-Sahara Africa, countries have gone so far in some of these legislations on the Climate Change and sustainable developments. "Am very happy of what I heard today on the close work between the Senate and the House of Representatives to see that Climate Change is addressed through legislative processes. "In Nigeria, we need to know that we have lots of work to do and I think that it can only be done with an organisation like this which is non-political or seeking the interest of one party, so that we can do what is best for our country", Saraki said. Earlier, the President of the Globe Nigeria, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, appealed to the Senate President to support the Climate Change Bill which will be introduced concurrently soon at both chambers of the National Assembly. Ibrahim said: "You may recall our unique and desperate situation regarding the effect of Climate Change on our people. Very recently, Nigeria recorded more than 300 deaths as a result of meningitis outbreak; this epidemic cannot be unconnected to our worsening climate and heat waves. "As a purpose-driven caucus of the Nigerian parliament, we have a responsibility to protect our people through effective legislation and oversight on climate-induced diseases, migration, conflicts and food insecurity. "Climate Change is one of the flagship issues the GLOBE Organization has been advocating support for since its establishment and we will be happy to pull some political support from you for the upcoming Climate Change Bill", he stated. Other bills lined up for the Senate President's support, he said, includes the Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill, Access to Clean Energy Services and Technology Bill as well as an intervention on natural capital and sustainable development. Senator Ibrahim assured the Senate President that the vision with which he established GLOBE Nigeria would be pursued with utmost dedication and commitment. He said that the GLOBE Nigeria would ensure that funds approved and released to the group is judiciously used and in the spirit of engaging with only the things that will uphold the Nigerian legislature and associated social impact on the lives of the people. END

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Loyalty is not what you do in front of people, it is what you do behind their back - follow the link to read about loyalty to President Buhari and other issues. https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/why-we-deferred-screening-of-27-recs-saraki/192664.html

  • 07 Apr 2017

    World Health Day 2017: Saraki Raises Alarm Over Withdrawal of International Funding for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

    World Health Day 2017: Saraki Raises Alarm Over Withdrawal of International Funding for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called for increased global attention for HIV/AIDS funding in Nigeria. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, on the occasion of World Health Day 2017, Saraki, who is a medical doctor by training, stated that with the decision by major foreign donors to suspend funding for ... read more

  • 07 Apr 2017

    World Health Day 2017: Saraki Raises Alarm Over Withdrawal of International Funding for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called for increased global attention for HIV/AIDS funding in Nigeria. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, on the occasion of World Health Day 2017, Saraki, who is a medical doctor by training, stated that with the decision by major foreign donors to suspend funding for Nigeria’s HIV/AIDs programs, the fate of over 3.4million Nigerians living with the infection would remain uncertain. “Information at our disposal reveals that significant global support for HIV/AIDs in Nigeria has been withdrawn,” the Senate President said, “In order not to jeopardize the treatment of the millions of Nigerians that are living with HIV and AIDS, at this point, government at all levels must continue to work with our international partners to identify alternative sources of funding. “Without careful planning now, the negative impact of the funding decrease in HIV/AIDs programming is not far off. The fire brigade approach will not work on this issue, foresight, preparation and strategies must be put in place to mitigate against the potential threat to human life. “Additionally, we must assemble a team of prominent medical professionals and eminent Nigerians both at home and abroad to create a campaign to persuade the donor community to reconsider their decision to stop HIV/AIDs funding," he said. The Senate President also stated that the Senate would work to ensure that there are no gaps in the HIV/AIDS funding regime. In a similar regard, Saraki expressed optimism about the fact that the government’s external funding requests and the 2017 budget contain provisions to fund initiatives aimed at rolling back the spread of polio and cholera, which have experienced gradual resurgence in the Northern part of the country. “With the various challenges facing Nigerian's health infrastructure, now is not the time to retreat on HIV/AIDS. The loss of funding will create immediate stress on an already overburdened system. We can overcome the the threat, but what will be the unforeseen price?" END Signed: Yusuph Olaniyonu Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the President of the Senate

  • 06 Apr 2017

    Today, the INEC Chairman reminded me that last year, when himself and the other Commissioners came to the Senate for a stakeholder interactive session on election reform, I assured them that this Senate would do everything within its power to fast-track electoral reform before the political season. Last week, we did just that. With two clear years before the 2019 general elections, the 8th Senate has passed the most comprehensive electoral reform bill in the history of Nigeria! These reforms include several technological advances, that makes it possible for INEC to conduct elections using new technologies that will combat voter fraud and election manipulation. These amendments are also aimed at increasing citizen participation in the democratic process at all levels. I thank my colleagues and the general public for their support and encouragement throughout this entire process. -ABS

  • 06 Apr 2017

    I congratulate the members of Nigerian Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream and Gas) for fast-tracking the and laying it which was not possible in the last 17 Years. Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki. President of Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • 06 Apr 2017

    Just reviewing today's Order Paper. What a historic day! Petroleum Industry Governance Bill will be laid today for passage after 17 years, we are getting there.

  • 05 Apr 2017

    CSOs Commend Senate Over Meningitis Response

    CSOs Commend Senate Over Meningitis Response A coalition of over 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), that work to ensure equitable access to vaccines in Nigeria, has commended the 8th Senate for its resolution, which called for meningitis vaccination to be made free in public healthcare facilities across the country. In a statement signed by Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, the national convener of the coalition – Women Advocates for Vaccine Access (WAVA) – the CSOs “noted with pleasure, the motion on the ... read more

  • 05 Apr 2017

    It is a good thing that the economic recovery plan has now been launched by President Buhari. We all should work together to ensure the successful implemetation to the benefit of all our people

  • 05 Apr 2017

    Last week, Nigerian Senate passed a major amendment to our electoral act that will forever change the way we do elections in Nigeria. Watch my comments on the amendment. Feel free to also shoot a video and post using hashtag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku1Dm3mSG5c

  • 04 Apr 2017

    Watch the Senate President, Bukola Saraki explains the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill that was passed by the Nigerian Senate on Thursday 30th of March 2017

    Senate President, Bukola Saraki explains the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill that was passed by the Nigerian Senate on Thursday 30th of March 2017  

  • 04 Apr 2017

    Senate President, Bukola Saraki explains the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill that was passed by the Nigerian Senate on Thursday 30th of March 2017

  • 04 Apr 2017

    Meningitis: Senate Urges Health Ministry to Make Vaccines Free

    Meningitis: Senate Urges Health Ministry to Make Vaccines Free • “We will provide ample funding for healthcare”, Saraki Says On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled: “Outbreak of Meningitis and the Urgent Need to Curb its Spread & Stop Further Deaths” sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa and 16 other Senators. The ... read more

  • 04 Apr 2017

    We will provide ample funding for healthcare On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled: “Outbreak of Meningitis and the Urgent Need to Curb its Spread & Stop Further Deaths” sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa and 16 other Senators. The Senate noted the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in five States, while also stressing the need for an increase in the budget of the Federal Ministry of Health, in order to ensure that the Ministry and its parastatals are able to better fund healthcare-related activities in the country. The Senators also resolved that meningitis vaccinations should be made free across the country, citing the need for agencies of the federal government to continue to collaborate with the World Health Organization and UNICEF to make the scarce inoculations against meningitis readily available. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, noted that with Lassa Fever, Cholera and Meningitis outbreak in parts of the country, there was a need for increased coordination and funding for regular and specialized healthcare in the 2017 budget. He assured Nigerians that the Senate is prepared to promptly pass any supplemental appropriation request to combat disease outbreaks. For more information, follow the Twitter updates from the Senate on @NGRSenate. END

  • 02 Apr 2017

    N310m Was Never Stolen From Saraki’s House, Aide Insists

    N310m Was Never Stolen From Saraki’s House, Aide Insists The attention of the Media Office of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been drawn to a rehash of mischievous and concocted allegations aimed at misleading the public with spurious claims that the Senate President allegedly owned the sum of N310million said to have been stolen  from a Bureau de Change operator in November 2015, by suspected operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and some army personnel. This ... read more

  • 31 Mar 2017

    Nigerians In US Commend Senate For Passing Diaspora Commission Bill

    Nigerians In US Commend Senate For Passing Diaspora Commission Bill Nigerians in the United States have commended the 8th National Assembly for keeping to its promise by passing the Diaspora Commission Bill. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had vowed during a courtesy visit by the group to the National Assembly last year for the Diaspora day, that his leadership would ensure the bill is passed without further delay. Persistently, Nigerians in the Diaspora have been contributing money in billions ... read more

  • 31 Mar 2017

    Read below to get details of the Electoral Act Passed by Nigerian Senate The Senate passed the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017 into law. The passage of this Bill in the Senate is a bold, innovative and common sense step on Electoral Reforms designed to guarantee free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria. Without much ado, these are some of the highlights of the Bill: 1. There shall now be full biometric accreditation of voters with Smart Card Readers and/or other technological devices, as INEC may introduce for elections from time to time. 2. Presiding Officers must now instantly transmit accreditation data and results from Polling Units to various collation centers. Presiding officer who contravene this shall be imprisoned for at least 5 years (no option of fine). 3. All Presiding Officer must now first record accreditation data and polling results on INEC’s prescribed forms before transmitting them. The data/result recorded must be the same with what they transmitted. 4. INEC now has unfettered powers to conduct elections by electronic voting. 5. Besides manual registers, INEC is now mandated to keep Electronic registers of voters. 6. INEC is now mandated to publish voters’ registers on its official website(s) for public scrutiny at least 30 days before a general election and any INEC staff who is responsible for this but fails to act as prescribed shall be liable on conviction to 6 months’ imprisonment. 7. INEC is now mandated to keep a National Electronic Register of Election Results as a distinct database or repository of polling unit by polling unit results for all elections conducted by INEC. 8. Collation of election result is now mainly electronic, as transmitted unit results will help to determine final results on real time basis. 9. INEC is now mandated to record details of electoral materials – quantities, serial numbers used to conduct elections (for proper tracking). 10. A political party whose candidate dies after commencement of an election and before the declaration of the result of that election now has a 14-day window to conduct a fresh primary in order for INEC to conduct a fresh election within 21 days of the death of the party’s candidate; 11. Political parties’ Polling Agents are now entitled to inspect originals of electoral materials before commencement of election and any Presiding Officer who violates this provision of the law shall be imprisoned for at least1 year. 12. No political party can impose qualification/disqualification criteria, measures or conditions on any Nigerian for the purpose of nomination for elective offices, except as provided in the 1999 Constitution. 13. The election of a winner of an election can no longer be challenged on grounds of qualification, if the he (winner) satisfied the applicable requirements of sections 65, 106, 131 or 177 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and he is not, as may be applicable, in breach of sections 66, 107, 137 or 182 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. [For example, a person’s election cannot be challenged on the ground that he did not pay tax, as this is not a qualifying condition under the Constitution.] 14. All members of political parties are now eligible to determine the ad-hoc delegates to elect candidates of parties in indirect primaries. The capacity of party executives to unduly influence or rig party primaries has been reasonably curtailed, if not totally removed. 15. Parties can no longer impose arbitrary nomination fees on political aspirants. The Bill passed prescribes limits for each elective office as follows: (a) One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000) for a Ward Councillorship aspirant in the FCT; (b) Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N250,000) for an Area Council Chairmanship aspirant in the FCT; (c) Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) for a House of Assembly aspirant; (d) One Million Naira (N1,000,000) for a House of Representatives aspirant; (e) Two Million Naira (N2,000,000) for a Senatorial aspirant; (f) Five Million naira (N5,000,000) for a Governorship aspirant; and (g) Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) for a Presidential aspirant. 16. Relying on the powers of the National Assembly in Paragraph 11 of Part II (Concurrent Legislative List) of the Second Schedule (Legislative Powers) to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the Senate also passed measures reforming procedures regulating Local Government Elections. State Independent Electoral Commissions can no longer conduct elections that do not meet minimum standards of credibility. 17. Any INEC official who disobeys a tribunal order for inspection of electoral materials shall be imprisoned for 2 years, without an option of a fine.

  • 30 Mar 2017

    Senate Passes Amendment To Electoral Act

    Senate Passes Amendment To Electoral Act …Approves Electronic Voting …Says Collated Results to be Electronically Transmitted The Senate Thursday passed amendments to the  Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections. It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on a Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act ... read more

  • 30 Mar 2017

    Today, the 8th Senate passed several long-awaited electoral reforms to the INEC Amendment Bill of 2017. With the passage of the INEC Bill today, the Senate has taken one more step towards strengthening Nigeria's democracy. The Bill checks the impunity of candidates and election officials, and makes party elections more inclusive. It also guarantees voter accreditation using Smart Card Readers. It ensures freer and fairer elections — enshrining “one man, one vote!” This is why, after many months of intense consultations and negotiations, I’m proud to let you all know that the Senate has passed much needed electoral reform! You should all be rest-assured and confident, we are working for your interest. Next up, Petroleum Industry Bill and Economic Priority Bills. ABS

  • 27 Mar 2017

    Building Strong Institutions is Beneficial Than Strengthening Individuals

    Building Strong Institutions is Beneficial Than Strengthening Individuals  Today is another great day in the history of our growing democracy, as I present myself before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on allegation of non Payment of customs duty on an Official Vehicle by Senate. As the President of the 8th Senate and Senator from Kwara Central, I am proud of the Senate as an institution and its Constitutional role to represent the interests of the Nigerian ... read more

  • 27 Mar 2017

    Today is another great day in the history of our growing democracy, as I present myself before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions on allegation of non Payment of customs duty on an Official Vehicle by Senate. As the President of the 8th Senate and Senator from Kwara Central, I am proud of the Senate as an institution and its Constitutional role to represent the interests of the Nigerian people. Further, I am proud to honor and respect the Senate Rule Book that guides our conduct and activities, which is why today I am presenting myself before the Nigerian Senate Committee. We must continue to strenghten all our Institutions so that they can carry out their mandates. This is preferable and beneficial than strengthening individuals. We must find ways to guard the institution and ourselves against those who wish to diminsh or rubbish institutional and individual’s reputation because of 5 minutes of fame. They try to bring everyone else down while grandstanding. I did not import any vehicle, I did not ask anybody to act on my behalf. The vehicle is not my personal car. We raised the issue on the customs policy based on interest of Nigerians. But those who want to fight the Senate for raising the issue against the retroactive application of the newly introduced policy on duty, chose to fight back using this channel. I urge the ethics committee to protect this institution of the Senate so that it is not ridiculed for political reasons.

  • 21 Mar 2017

    Saraki Has Nothing to Do With Importation of Vehicle, Says Aide

    Saraki Has Nothing to Do With Importation of Vehicle, Says Aide Special Adviser to Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu has stated that the allegation raised today by Senator Ali Ndume linking Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki to the importation of vehicle lacks basis as it was outright falsehood. In a press statement, Olaniyonu said from the facts and documents about the seized vehicle, it is obvious that the Senate President has nothing to do with the importation of ... read more

  • 21 Mar 2017

    @NGRSenate is now in session for Tuesday 21st March 2017. Follow live tweets or watch live on Facebook or YouTube https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1287894631265876&id=900594889995854

  • 20 Mar 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON), PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE OPENING OF A RETREAT FOR THE MANAGEMENT STAFF OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON), PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE OPENING OF A RETREAT FOR THE MANAGEMENT STAFF OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. PROTOCOL It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to this year’s National Assembly Management retreat and I thank the organisers for putting together this retreat. The National Assembly has been established not only as the highest law-making institution but more important, as the enabler ... read more

  • 18 Mar 2017

    Regional Partnership Panacea To African Challenges, Says Saraki

    Regional Partnership Panacea To African Challenges, Says Saraki Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has identified regional cooperation and partnership as the only  solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the African continent. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Mohammed Isa, made this known in a keynote address at the opening session of the on going Crans Montana Forum of Africa and South South Cooperation For Africa’s Development holding at Dakhla, Morocco. He noted that, ... read more

  • 17 Mar 2017

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION OF THE CRANS MONTANA FORUM OF AFRICA AND SOUTH SOUTH COPERATION FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION OF THE CRANS MONTANA FORUM OF AFRICA AND SOUTH SOUTH COPERATION FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT I thank the Crans Montana Forum for the opportunity to speak at this highly prestigious event and to this distinguished audience. I must also commend the Forum and everyone associated with its work for providing this platform for us ... read more

  • 11 Mar 2017

    ‘Why Germany Should Support Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Effort’

    ‘Why Germany Should Support Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Effort’ Head of Bundestrat, the upper chamber of the German Parliament, Ms Malu Dreyer, has said that Nigeria as the leading country in Africa must be economically strong and therefore deserved the support of a European giant like her country.Dreyer who spoke at the weekend while receiving a delegation of the Senate led by its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in Berlin said Germany attached great importance to the strong relationship with Nigeria ... read more

  • 07 Mar 2017

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL MARKET ON THE NEED TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF UNCLAIMED N90 BILLION DIVIDENDS IN SECURITIES FOR NIGERIA INVESTORS AND THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF CAPITAL MARKET REGISTRAR’S (ESTABLISHMENT, ETC.) BILL 2016, HELD ON TUESDAY 7THMARCH, 2017.

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL MARKET ON THE NEED TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF UNCLAIMED N90 BILLION DIVIDENDS IN SECURITIES FOR NIGERIA INVESTORS AND THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF CAPITAL MARKET REGISTRAR’S (ESTABLISHMENT, ETC.) BILL 2016, HELD ON TUESDAY 7THMARCH, 2017.     Protocol;   1. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this important occasion today of this Public Hearing organized by the Senate Committee on ... read more

  • 07 Mar 2017

    Press Release: SARAKI CONGRATULATES OSINBAJO AT 60

    Press Release: SARAKI CONGRATULATES OSINBAJO AT 60 Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, congratulated the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 60th birthday anniversary.   Saraki in a statement, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also wished Osinbajo good health, great wisdom and enduring grace to to serve the nation and humanity.   “On behalf of all members of the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic, I wish our Acting President, ... read more

  • 06 Mar 2017

    #MadeInNigeria My Remarks at the 4th Edition of the Made IN Aba Trade Fair that was held in Abuja today

    #MadeInNigeria My Remarks at the 4th Edition of the Made IN Aba Trade Fair that was held in Abuja today   Protocols;   1. It gives me great pleasure to be here today to declare open this session of the Made in Aba Trade Fair. 2. I would like to congratulate, my friend, and colleague, Distinguished Senator Abaribe, for his foresight and devotion for continuing this renowned event. The dedication to continue this initiative, has taken the Made in Aba ... read more

  • 06 Mar 2017

    Saraki Leads Senate Team to German Parliament

    Saraki Leads Senate Team to German ParliamentSenate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a five-man delegation bbbbon a three-day visit to the German Parliament, the Bundestag, to promote improved economic relations between Nigeria and Germany as well as for the purpose of peer review.A statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President stated that the delegation which includes Senate Deputy Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Monsurat Sunmonu, Chairman, ... read more

  • 04 Mar 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Seeks Peaceful Coexistence Among Nigerians

    Press Release March 4, 2017 Saraki Seeks Peaceful Coexistence Among Nigerians   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday called on all Nigerians to strive for peaceful  and harmonious coexistence to facilitate the developmental agenda of the present administration across the country.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, gave the charge in his speech during the coronation of the Tor Tiv the 5th, His Royal Highness, Prof. James Ortese Ayatse, in Gboko, ... read more

  • 03 Mar 2017

    REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE SENATE JOINT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE TRANSPORT SECTOR REFORM BILLS, ON FRIDAY 3RD MARCH,

    REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE SENATE JOINT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE TRANSPORT SECTOR REFORM BILLS, ON FRIDAY 3RD MARCH, 2017.   Protocol;   1. This Senate has made the passage of the various transport sector infrastructure bills, a critical aspect of our legislative agenda. These bills include;   a. The Railway Bill; to reform our rail systems;   b. The Port and Harbour Bill; for the efficient running of the ports;   c. The National Transport Commission Bill; to serve as ... read more

  • 03 Mar 2017

    Sahara Reporters’ Tendency to Fabricate Lies Against Me Now an Obsession, Says Saraki

    Sahara Reporters’ Tendency to Fabricate Lies Against Me  Now an Obsession, Says Saraki Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the desire by Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, to fabricate lies and and create phantom information designed to libel him is so legendary and has turned to an obsession. In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it is from that prism that he viewed recent stories by Sowore accusing ... read more

  • 27 Feb 2017

    FACEBOOK COMMENDS SARAKI FOR OPENING UP NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

    FACEBOOK COMMENDS SARAKI FOR OPENING UP NATIONAL ASSEMBLY   The Office of the President of the Senate is indeed delighted at the endorsement of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for opening up the activities of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly through various channels, especially the daily Facebook Live Video streaming from Senate Plenary.   The Chief Product Officer and Company Lead on Product Management and Development of Facebook, Christopher Cox, gave the commendation while speaking at The Future ... read more

  • 25 Feb 2017

    SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, SEN. (DR.) BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING AND HANDING OVER OF THE 80-BED HOSPITAL BUILT BY SEN. HASSAN AND DONATED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT POTISKUM, YOBE STATE

    SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, SEN. (DR.) BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING AND HANDING OVER OF THE 80-BED HOSPITAL BUILT BY SEN. HASSAN AND DONATED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT POTISKUM, YOBE STATE. PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to be with all of you today to commission this grand 80-bed hospital that my brother Sen. Hassan Mohammed has built for you, the people of Potiskum. Let me start by thanking the Almighty Allah for making this event possible and congratulate Sen. Hassan Mohammad and the entire people of Potiskum, for such great ... read more

  • 20 Feb 2017

    OPENING ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, ON THE OCCASION OF A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE NEED TO INVESTIGATE THE PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION OF EXPORT ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA, ON MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY, 2017.

    OPENING ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, ON THE OCCASION OF A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE NEED TO INVESTIGATE THE PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION OF EXPORT ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA, ON MONDAY  20TH FEBRUARY, 2017.   Protocol;   It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this investigative public hearing organized by a Joint Committee of the Senate Committees on Finance, Trade and Investment, Gas, ... read more

  • 13 Feb 2017

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELENCY, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SENATOR (DR.) BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 2017 BUDGET HEARING, 13TH FEBRUARY, 2017.

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELENCY, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SENATOR (DR.) BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 2017 BUDGET HEARING, 13TH FEBRUARY, 2017.   1. Protocols.   2. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this 3-day National Assembly’s 2017 Budget hearingorganized by the Joint Committees of Appropriations.This is the first public hearing on the Budget that brings together all stakeholders involved in the budget process.   3. Distinguished Guests,   We are at a crucial stage in ... read more

  • 11 Feb 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY SENATE PRESIDENT, DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND TURAKIN ILORIN ON THE OCCASION OF THE FORMAL CLOSING CEREMONY FOR THE 31ST NATIONAL QURANIC MEMORISATION COMPETITION ON SATURDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY 2017.

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY SENATE PRESIDENT, DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND TURAKIN ILORIN ON THE OCCASION OF THE FORMAL CLOSING CEREMONY FOR THE 31ST NATIONAL QURANIC MEMORISATION COMPETITION ON SATURDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY 2017.     1. Ahusu Billahi Minna Shaiton Rajiim. Bismillah Rahamon Rahim. All praises be to Almighty Allah, the owner of today, the owner of yesterday and the designer of our tomorrow. May His blessing be on our Holy Prophet Muhammmed, ... read more

  • 10 Feb 2017

    Saraki Laments Abandonment of Critical Projects

    Saraki Laments Abandonment of Critical ProjectsSenate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has lamented the abandonment of critical infrastructural projects after investing huge amount of money on them.Receiving the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who paid him a visit today in Abuja, Saraki said the action has resulted in a waste and left the country with little options in times of eventualities.He noted that the non-completion of re-modeling projects of Minna airport has left the Federal Government with no option ... read more

  • 09 Feb 2017

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT PUBLIC HEARING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS & LEGAL MATTERS, THE COMMITTEE ON ANTI-CORRUPTION & FINANCIAL CRIMES AND THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ON

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT PUBLIC HEARING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS & LEGAL MATTERS, THE COMMITTEE ON ANTI-CORRUPTION & FINANCIAL CRIMES AND THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ON 9TH FEBRUARY, 2017.   Protocols;   1. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this public hearing jointly organised by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights & Legal Matters, the Committee on Anti-Corruption & Financial Crimes and the Committee ... read more

  • 07 Feb 2017

    MY SPEECH AT A 2-DAY STAKEHOLDERS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE/ WORKSHOP ON THE NIGERIAN POWER SECTOR FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

    MY SPEECH AT A 2-DAY STAKEHOLDERS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE/ WORKSHOP ON THE NIGERIAN POWER SECTOR FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.    PROTOCOL   I am very delighted that we are gathered together today to seek a solution to one of, if not the most significant challenge to our quest for economic development; the issue of providing adequate power for our economy.   The Nigerian power sector in spite of the enormous resources committed to it within the last 14 years has remained ... read more

  • 03 Feb 2017

    Saraki: Senate Working To Reposition Transport Sector

    Saraki: Senate Working To Reposition Transport SectorSenate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate is presently working on critical legislation to reposition the nation’s transportation sector.Saraki disclosed this when the National Executive Committee of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), led by its National President, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq visited him in Abuja.The Senate President who was decorated as the Grand Patron of the association by Sadiq, during the visit, according to a statement by his ... read more

  • 27 Jan 2017

    Senate Will Fast-Track Diaspora Commission Bill

    Senate Will Fast-Track Diaspora Commission Bill   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has pledged that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Bill currently before the National Assembly would be given accelerated passage to enable Nigerians living outside the country the opportunity to participate in events within the country.   The  Nigerians In Diaspora Bill when passed would facilitate the establishment of the Diaspora Bond for the in-flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into Nigeria among other benefits.   The Senate ... read more

  • 25 Jan 2017

    Leave Me Out of Baseless Rumour, Says Saraki

    Leave Me Out of Baseless Rumour,  Says Saraki   My attention has been drawn to a speculation on some online media about supposed meeting of some Governors who held Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to ransom and sought for Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki to take over the Presidency.   My first initial reaction was to ignore this empty rumour but after being inundated with calls from across the country and abroad, it became necessary for me to make clarifications ... read more

  • 25 Jan 2017

    Saraki Urges North-east Leaders to Make the NEDC Work

    Saraki Urges North-east Leaders to Make the NEDC Work       Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday appealed to elders and leaders of the North-east region to make the North-east Development Commission (NEDC) work and beneficial to the generality of the people when the recently passed bill is signed into law by the President.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, made the appeal when the Governor of Borno ... read more

  • 24 Jan 2017

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NGIERIA AT ADINNER EVENT WITH THE THEME “INVESTING AND LOCALISATION, ORGANISED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) AND THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND INVESTMENT AS PART OF A RECEPTION FOR JEFF IMMELT, CHAIRMAN GE GLOBAL, TODAY, MONDAY 23RD JANUARY 2016

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NGIERIA AT ADINNER EVENT WITH THE THEME “INVESTING AND LOCALISATION, ORGANISED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) AND THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND INVESTMENT AS PART OF A RECEPTION FOR JEFF IMMELT, CHAIRMAN GE GLOBAL, TODAY, MONDAY 23RD JANUARY 2016   Protocol;   1. It gives me great pleasure to be with you tonight for many reasons. First, I am passionately committed to the idea of encouraging our ... read more

  • 20 Jan 2017

    MY REMARKS FROM THE FLAG-OFF CEREMONY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAURAN-BIRNIN, TSABA BIRNIN & MAGAJI-KAURAN NAMODA ROADS ON 20TH JANUARY 2017,IN ZAMFARA STATE

    MY REMARKS FROM THE FLAG-OFF CEREMONY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAURAN-BIRNIN, TSABA BIRNIN & MAGAJI-KAURAN NAMODA ROADS ON 20TH JANUARY 2017,IN ZAMFARA STATE     Protocol; It gives me great pleasure to flag off this important road construction which will open and connect 14 local government areas in Zamfara state. I must commend His Excellency, Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar for this bold and massive project. Indeed, to take up such a gigantic project in this period with such limited ... read more

  • 17 Jan 2017

    Saraki Condoles with Victims of IDP Camp Accident

    Saraki Condoles with Victims of IDP Camp Accident   The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has conveyed his deep regret over the accidental bombing of the Rann Community in Borno State.   Saraki, in a statement on his social media handles said:   “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of today’s accident in Rann Community of Borno State.   I pray that the souls of the victims may rest in peace. I wish ... read more

  • 16 Jan 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Condemns UNIMAID Bomb Blast …Seeks Strict Security Measures to Curb Trend

    Press Release January 16, 2017   Saraki Condemns UNIMAID Bomb Blast …Seeks Strict Security Measures to Curb Trend   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday condemned the bombing of a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri during which a Professor of Veterinary Medicine was reportedly among the casualties.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicly, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, decried the loss of valuable human lives and destruction of property during the ... read more

  • 13 Jan 2017

    Press Release: We Appreciate Contributions of Armed Forces to Nation Building, Says Saraki

    Press ReleaseJanuary 13, 2017We Appreciate Contributions of Armed Forces to Nation Building, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended officers and men of the nation’s armed forces for their tremendous contributions to the survival and development of the country.Speaking today (Friday) at the National Mosque, Abuja, where he represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the Jummah service held to commemorate the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Saraki said the nation and her leaders will continue to appreciate ... read more

  • 11 Jan 2017

    Press Release: Senate’s Economic Bills Target 7.5m Jobs, Says Saraki

    Press Release January 10, 2017   Senate’s Economic Bills Target 7.5m Jobs, Says Saraki   ….To Reduce Poverty by 16.4%   The 11 economic bills now receiving accelerated consideration by the 8th Senate will help to create 7.5million jobs and reduce poverty by 16.4 per cent when passed into law, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said.   Saraki who disclosed this in his welcome address to Senators on resumption from their Christmas and New Year recess, urged the ... read more

  • 10 Jan 2017

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM 2016 END OF THE YEAR RECESS ON TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY, 2017.

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM 2016 END OF THE YEAR RECESS ON TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY, 2017.   Protocol: 1.   Distinguished colleagues, it is heart warming for me to see you back in good health, refreshed and energised for the work ahead. Let me on behalf of myself and the entire leadership wish you and all ... read more

  • 03 Jan 2017

    Senate to Investigate Southern Kaduna Killings, says Saraki

    Senate to Investigate Southern Kaduna Killings, says Saraki Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday pledged that the Nigerian Senate, upon resumption, will look into the crises that have led to the wanton loss of lives and property in the Southern part of Kaduna State, in recent times.   The Senate President made this known while responding to the cry of a concerned Nigerian on Twitter on Monday, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, ... read more

  • 31 Dec 2016

    Press Release: Saraki Calls For Collective Efforts To Grow Economy in New Year

    Press Release December 31, 2016   Saraki Calls For Collective Efforts To Grow Economy in New Year   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigerians for witnessing the New Year in spite of the hard times and called for collective efforts to end the current recession and grow the economy.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the nation’s challenges are surmountable “but we need to approach them with unity ... read more

  • 25 Dec 2016

    Saraki Felicitates With Christians At Christmas

    Saraki Felicitates With Christians At Christmas   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday  felicitated with the Christian faithful in the country as they celebrate Christmas.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, also urged Nigerians to use this yuletide season to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasizes selflessness,  piety,  brotherly kindness and love towards one another.   ... read more

  • 21 Dec 2016

    Saraki To Launch Made in Nigeria Challenge in January

    Saraki To Launch Made in Nigeria Challenge in January. In his continued quest to provide a platform for the promotion of Made in Nigeria products in order to boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the country, Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has informed of his plan to launch ‘Made in Nigeria Challenge’ in January 2017. Saraki, in a statement signed by Bamikole Omisore, his special assistant on New Media, stated that the ‘Made in Nigeria Challenge’ initiative will ... read more

  • 14 Dec 2016

    Press Release: Budget Must Ease Burden of Our People, Says Saraki

    Press Release December 14, 2016 2017 Budget Must Ease Burden of Our People, Says Saraki Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday called on the executive arm of government to work to ensure that the 2017 budget truly ease the burden of Nigerians. Saraki in his welcome address during the formal presentation of the presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, said there is no hiding the fact ... read more

  • 14 Dec 2016

    ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI TO THE JOINT SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2017 DRAFT APPROPRIATION BILL BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

    ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI TO THE JOINT SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2017 DRAFT APPROPRIATION BILL BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.   Protocol:   1. It is my pleasure on behalf of my Distinguished and     Honourable colleagues to warmly welcome you Mr. President and your entourage ... read more

  • 10 Dec 2016

    Press Release: Saraki Commiserates With Victims Of Adamawa Bomb Blast

    Press Release  December 10, 2016 Saraki Commiserates With Victims Of Adamawa Bomb Blast Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Saturday commiserated with victims of the twin bomb blast in Adamawa State. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the incident which took place in spite of the Armed Forces avowed determination to  put to rout the insurgents, shows that “evil continues to fight back. But we will not be deterred.” He ... read more

  • 10 Dec 2016

    Press Release: Saraki Congratulates Ghanaian President-elect

    Press Release December 10, 2016Saraki Congratulates Ghanaian President-elect. 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 stated that by conceding victory,  President John Dramani Mahama, demonstrated that democracy in Africa has ... read more

  • 08 Dec 2016

    Press Release: Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Senate Donates N12m To Ex-Servicemen

    Press Release November 8, 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Senate Donates N12m To Ex-Servicemen  The Senate yesterday donated N12 million to the Nigerian Legion towards the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations. Announcing the donation while being decorated with the remembrance emblem, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said the gesture was to appreciate the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces in providing and maintaining peace and security in the country. Apart from the N12 million, Saraki, according to ... read more

  • 07 Dec 2016

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY GOVERNANCE BILL

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY GOVERNANCE BILL (PIGB) 2016 ORGANISED BY THE SENATE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY GOVERNANCE BILL, ON WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2016.   Protocol;   1. The petroleum industry remains the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. Oil and gas have been, and will likely remain for the foreseeable future, Nigeria’s most important non-renewable energy source. The industry contributes over 90% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings. ... read more

  • 05 Dec 2016

    My remarks at the public hearing organized by Senate Committee on Works on Federal Roads Authority Bill, The Infrastructure Development Commission Bill and Motion on the need for the establishment of toll gates on our highways.

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON), PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE PUBLIC HEARING ORGANISED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON WORKS ON THE FEDERAL ROADS AUTHORITY BILL, THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT COMMISION BILL AND THE MOTION ON THE NEED FOR THE ESTABLISHEMENT OF TOLL GATES ON OUR HIGHWAYS.   PROTOCOLS   It gives me great pleasure to be with you today for the Public Hearing on:   A Bill For An Act ... read more

  • 05 Dec 2016

    My Speech at the public hearing organised by the Senate committee on Banking, Insurance And other financial institutions on the Bill for the Establishment of the National Development Bank of Nigeria.

    My Speech at the public hearing organised by the Senate committee on Banking, Insurance And other financial institutions on the Bill for  the Establishment of the National Development  Bank of Nigeria.    PROTOCOL   It is my pleasure to welcome you all to today’s public hearing organized by the Senate committee on Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions on The National Development Bank (Establishment bill).   The 8th Senate has remained unflinchingly committed to using substantial legislative time and energy ... read more

  • 04 Dec 2016

    Press Release; Senate Begins Final Work on Economic Recovery Bills This Week

    Press Release December 4, 2016   Senate Begins Final Work on Economic Recovery Bills This Week    This week the Senate  will move a step closer to passing half of its historic and much needed economic reform package as six of the 11 priority economic growth and reform bills are slated for public hearings between December 5 and 8.    The legislation scheduled for public hearing on December 5 includes the National Development Bank of Nigeria Bill which is intended to provide short, medium and long term financing to participating financial institutions ... read more

  • 27 Nov 2016

    Saraki Congratulates Akeredolu, Says Ondo Could Not Have Made a Better Choice

    Saraki Congratulates Akeredolu  …Says Ondo Could Not Have Made a Better Choice Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, congratulated the Governor-Elect of Ondo State, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, over his victory in the Saturday governorship election in the State. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, said Akeredolu’s victory did not come to him as surprise going by his excellent credentials and years of preparedness for the business of governance. He urged the Governor-elect ... read more

  • 25 Nov 2016

    AWARD ACCEPTANCE/RECONVENING SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELENCY, SENATOR DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF THE RECONVENING OF GLOBE NIGERIA IN THE 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THURSDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER, 2016 AT SHEHU YAR’DUA CENTRE

    AWARD ACCEPTANCE/RECONVENING SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELENCY, SENATOR DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF THE RECONVENING OF GLOBE NIGERIA IN THE 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THURSDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER, 2016 AT SHEHU YAR’DUA CENTRE PROTOCOL It gives me great pleasure to be among my colleagues, international experts and a vast array of our national leaders, to accept the Green Economy Award and Reconvene GLOBE Nigeria Members in ... read more

  • 18 Nov 2016

    GOODWILL MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE 1ST NATIONAL CHEVENING ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

    GOODWILL MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE 1ST NATIONAL CHEVENING ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SUMMIT   Protocols,   1. Your Excellency, distinguished alumni; let me start by thanking you for the honour of your invitation to me to say a few words at this illustrious gathering of some of the best minds in our country; the First Chevening Alumni Leadership Summit in Nigeria.   2. I understand that ... read more

  • 14 Nov 2016

    Press Release: Saraki Urges State Assemblies to Adopt Amended Procurement Law

    Press ReleaseNovember 14, 2016Saraki Urges State Assemblies to Adopt Amended Procurement LawSenate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advised State Houses of Assembly in the 36 states to adopt the recently amended Public Procurement Act and enact it in order to help local manufacturers in their respective states.Saraki who was addressing the first set of beneficiaries of the Skill acquisition Training and Empowerment Programme (STEP) initiated by him to empower youths in his home state, Kwara, said the adoption of ... read more

  • 11 Nov 2016

    Press Release: Let’s Redouble Efforts to Empower Youths, Says Saraki

    Press Release  November 11, 2016   Let’s Redouble Efforts to Empower Youths, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has  said that “government, the private sector and academia must redouble its effort to empower Nigerian youth for entrepreneurship and greater self-reliance.” Speaking in his National Assembly office about the upcoming technology and skills building training programme that will be launched in Kwara State on Saturday, November 12,  the Senate President said one of the greatest challenge the country has to grapple ... read more

  • 10 Nov 2016

    #Video. Senate President Bukola Saraki receive a delegation of bitumen markets and distribution of Nigeria.

    #Video.   Senate President Bukola Saraki receive a delegation of bitumen markets and distribution of Nigeria.      

  • 10 Nov 2016

    #Video. Senate President Bukola Saraki Receives delegate of FRSC .

    #Video. Senate President Bukola Saraki Receives delegate of FRSC .        

  • 10 Nov 2016

    #Video. Senate President Receives a delegation of Leather and Allied Product Manufacturers.

    #Video. Senate President Receives a delegation of Leather and Allied Product Manufacturers.  

  • 09 Nov 2016

    Press Release: Women Society Commends Senate For Initiatives On Economy

    Press ReleaseNovember 9, 2016Women Society Commends Senate For Initiatives On EconomyThe National Council of Women Societies in Nigeria (NCWS) has commended the Senate for giving priority to legislations, oversights and advocacy that focused on economic revival, revitalizing businesses and creating employment.The NCWS, an umbrella organization of women groups in Nigeria noted that, “the vision of Nigeria is evident to us, through the fact that the Senate is targeting three critical sectors; economic revival, social development and youth employment.”Speaking while on ... read more

  • 09 Nov 2016

    Congratulating U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump

    Congratulating U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump   Senate President (Dr.) Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON November 9, 2016     November 9, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria—On this day, I wish to extend my sincerest congratulatory remarks to U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump, on his remarkable victory in yesterday’s national election in the United States.   Mr. Trump persevered through a very challenging Republican primary election cycle, where he defeated sixteen (16) professional and well-organized candidates.  While many career politicians tried to write off Mr. Trump’s candidacy ... read more

  • 05 Nov 2016

    Press Release: VC Lauds Saraki for Kwasu’s Strong Foundation

    Press Release November 5, 2016VC Lauds Saraki for Kwasu’s Strong FoundationFollowing the ranking of the Kwara State University (KWASU) as 15th among over 140 Universities in the Country, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah has attributed the achievement to the excellent foundation laid by the former Governor of the State and now Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.Prof. Na’Allah in a letter of commendation to the Senate President, said the university has continued to thrive on the ... read more

  • 05 Nov 2016

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Pa Olaniwun Ajayi

    Press Release   November 5, 2016     Saraki Mourns Pa Olaniwun Ajayi     Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the demise of a chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, at the age of 91 as a sad  loss of one of the surviving nationalists whose counsel is needed at this point to solidify the nation’s democracy.     Saraki in a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph ... read more

  • 04 Nov 2016

    Press Release: PIB: Senate Set to Introduce Host Community Development Legislation

    Press Release   November 3, 2016   PIB: Senate Set to Introduce Host Community Development Legislation      Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2016, stated that the Senate would be introducing a Host Community legislation to complement the Governance and Institutional Framework Bill of the revised PIB that passed Second Reading at the Senate on Wednesday.     In a statement signed by Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser on Media & Publicity to the ... read more

  • 04 Nov 2016

    Press Release: Presidency Lauds Saraki Over Reform of Budget Process

    Press Release   November 3, 2016   Presidency Lauds Saraki Over Reform of Budget Process     The Presidency on Thursday commended the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. for initiating the reform of the nation’s budgeting process.  It said the executive fully supports the move.     Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Udoma Udo Udoma, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Sanni Onogu, disclosed this during the formal presentation of ... read more

  • 04 Nov 2016

    Press Statement: Saraki Condemns Attack on Makkah, Urges Quick Solution to Yemeni Crisis

    Press Statement   November 3, 2016   Saraki Condemns Attack on Makkah, Urges Quick Solution to Yemeni Crisis   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has joined the international community in condemning the recent launch of missile attack targeting the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia by the Saleh-Houthi militias over the on-going Yemeni crisis.   Saraki who described such targeted attack on Makkah as an assault on the entire Muslims Sent from my iPad   In statement signed ... read more

  • 02 Nov 2016

    Saraki: Social Injustice, Corruption in IDP Camps Inexcusable

    Saraki: Social Injustice, Corruption in IDP Camps Inexcusable Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki Tuesday said that increasing cases of social injustices like rape, diversion of food items and other corruption related cases within the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps are inexcusable. He also pledged the cooperation of the Senate in ensuring the quick passage of bills to help address the crisis of the IDPs in the country. Dr. Saraki spoke when the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) ... read more

  • 30 Oct 2016

    Saraki Lauds Army for Buying Aba Made Shoes

    Saraki Lauds Army for Buying Aba Made Shoes Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended the Nigerian Army for its decision to purchase 50,000 pairs of shoes from local manufacturers in Aba for the use of officers and soldiers as he said the move shows that the military is living up to its billing as an institution that can play vital roles in boosting the national economy.   In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, ... read more

  • 24 Oct 2016

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE 135TH ASSEMBLY OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION AND RELATED MATTERS HELD IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. OCTOBER, 2016

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY  HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI,  AT THE 135TH ASSEMBLY OF THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION AND RELATED MATTERS HELD IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. OCTOBER, 2016 PROTOCOLS: I bring you greetings from the Parliament, Government and People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am highly honored to share with you the stand of my Parliament on the important issue of human rights abuses, its relationship with conflicts and the role of Parliament in checking such abuses. 2. The entrenchment ... read more

  • 23 Oct 2016

    Press Release: Saraki Leads NASS Delegation To IPU Assembly in Geneva

    Press Release October 22, 2016 Saraki Leads NASS Delegation To IPU Assembly in Geneva Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will on Sunday lead a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 135th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, with the theme: “The Role of Parliaments in Protecting Human Rights of Citizens.” Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, ... read more

  • 21 Oct 2016

    Saraki Seeks Incentives For Girl Child Education

    Saraki Seeks Incentives For Girl Child Education Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called on all tiers of government in the country to encourage girl-child education by through the use of special incentives. He also said that government need to lay more emphasis on achieving qualitative education for all Nigerian children rather than concentrating on the quantity of students enrollment alone. Saraki according to a statement by Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this during an ... read more

  • 18 Oct 2016

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, (CON) PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AT THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT AT THE NIGERIAN AIRFORCE CENTER TODAY THE 18 OF OCTOBER 2016, ABUJA

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, (CON) PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AT THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT AT THE NIGERIAN AIRFORCE CENTER TODAY THE 18 OF OCTOBER 2016, ABUJA PROTOCOL For more than 40 years now, the ‘anti-corruption’ fight has remained a major policy thrust of successive administrations. While this is true, it is also unfortunately true that not much traction has been achieved in preventing corruption in our public life. There is no doubt that corruption has significantly ... read more

  • 17 Oct 2016

    Press Release: Buhari to Declare Open N’Assembly Seminar on Corruption

    Press Release October 17, 2016 Buhari to Declare Open N’Assembly Seminar on Corruption In line with the anti-corruption stance of his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Tuesday declare open a two day seminar aimed at formulating a legislative framework for the anti-corruption fight  in the country. The seminar  which is being organised by the Senate and House of Representatives committees on Anti Corruption has as it’s theme: ‘The role of the legislature in the fight against corruption in Nigeria’ ... read more

  • 14 Oct 2016

    Press Release October 13, 2016 Saraki Decries Bomb blast in Maiduguri, Clashes in Kaduna, Kano, Katsina

    Press Release October 13, 2016 Saraki Decries Bomb blast in Maiduguri, Clashes in Kaduna, Kano, Katsina Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday condemned the bomb blast in Maiduguri and the reported clashes between security agents and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shiites in some parts of Kaduna, Kano and Katsina States on Wednesday. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, commiserated with victims of the ... read more

  • 13 Oct 2016

    Bukola Saraki Lauds Release of 21 Chibok Girls

    Bukola Saraki Lauds Release of 21 Chibok Girls Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, todaycommended President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Security Services, the government of Switzerland, and the International Community for the combined efforts that led to the release of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls. Senator Saraki said: “We join all Nigerians to rejoice on the return of our daughters. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of those who have returned, and those girls who remain in the hands ... read more

  • 13 Oct 2016

    Bukola Saraki Seeks Increased Use Of Clean Cooking Energy By Nigerians

    Bukola Saraki Seeks Increased Use Of Clean Cooking Energy By Nigerians Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for an increased usage of clean cooking energy by Nigerians  as a veritable way to save the environment. The Senate President who  spoke Wednesday when Executive Director, International Centre For Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), Eawh Otu Eleri and members of the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in Nigeria visited him, said Nigerians need to improve and increase her  patronage of clean ... read more

  • 13 Oct 2016

    North East Spending Probe: There ‘ll Be No Cover-up, Says Bukola  Saraki

    North East Spending Probe: There ‘ll Be No Cover-up, Says Bukola  Saraki Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has inaugurated the Senate Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the use of the fund that has been allocated to the Humanitarian Crisis in the North East and promised that all the facts of the case will be exposed. Speaking at the event, Saraki stated that the committee led by Senator Shehu Sani is being assigned a task to act on behalf of the 4.5 ... read more

  • 12 Oct 2016

    Bukola Saraki: Tax Laws Will Be Examined to Improve Ease of Doing Business

    Bukola Saraki: Tax Laws Will Be Examined to Improve Ease of Doing Business President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday stated that the 8th Senate will work to streamline Nigeria’s multiple taxation system to improve the ease of doing business in the country. Speaking at a dialogue at the 22nd Edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, the Senate President, while answering questions from the audience, stated that Nigeria’s corporate taxation system needed to be reformed ... read more

  • 12 Oct 2016

    Bukola Saraki: 11 Economic Recession Bills Will Pass by End of 2016

    Bukola Saraki: 11 Economic Recession Bills Will Pass by End of 2016 President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday stated that the 8th Senate will work to meet a 2016 deadline for the passage of all the 11 economic-priority Bills that it has scheduled to tackle the economic recession. Speaking at a dialogue at the 22nd Edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, Saraki said since the beginning of the year, the Senate has worked to ... read more

  • 10 Oct 2016

    Bukola Saraki Commends NESG

    Bukola Saraki Commends NESG Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended the Economic Summit Group (NESG) on the theme of this year’s summit which focus on promoting Made in Nigeria goods. Saraki who will be a guest at the summit tomorrow noted that the choice of theme put the private sector group on the same page with the Senate which has since last year identified the need to promote local manufacturers and service providers as champions of the efforts ... read more

  • 07 Oct 2016

    Press Release: We Welcome the Development, Say Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Press Release October 7, 2016 We Welcome the Development, Say Saraki, Ekweremadu Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu today described the verdict of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory dismissing the charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 and their subsequent discharge as a welcome development and a vindication of their position from the beginning of the case that they are innocent of the accusations leveled against them. In a statement ... read more

  • 07 Oct 2016

    Press Release: 8th Senate Pro-business, Saraki Assures Traders Union

    Press Release October 6, 2016 8th Senate Pro-business, Saraki Assures Traders Union President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday assured traders in the various markets across the country not to panic as a result of the present harsh economic conditions as the Senate will always take decisions that will protect the interests of business and ensure the stability of the economy. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, stated this when the ... read more

  • 06 Oct 2016

    #TBT Video on what Senate is doing as part of our oversight function to ensure the economic management team and other economic stakeholders are working together”

    #TBT Video on what Senate is doing as part of our oversight function to ensure the economic management team and other economic stakeholders are working together”   saraki-on-what-the-senate-is-doing-to-revive-the-economy

  • 06 Oct 2016

    #TBT: Video of my Answer to the question of what the Senate is currently doing about the economic recession

    #TBT #Video of my Answer to the question of what the Senate is currently doing about the economic recession Click here to Watch the Video

  • 06 Oct 2016

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AMNESTY PROGRAMME, ON THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER, 2016.

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AMNESTY PROGRAMME, ON THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER, 2016. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the public hearing by the Senate Committee on Niger Delta on the activities of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AMNESTY PROGRAMME. The Nigerian Senate recognizes the importance of the Amnesty programme to the sustenance of peace ... read more

  • 05 Oct 2016

    Press Release: Teachers’ Day: Saraki Makes Case For Teacher’s Welfare

    Press Release October 5, 2016   Teachers’ Day: Saraki Makes Case For Teacher’s Welfare   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 year’s Teachers’ Day, also congratulated Nigerian teachers and their ... read more

  • 05 Oct 2016

    Press Release: Senate Probes FG’s Spending On North-east Crisis *To Hold Public Hearing *Senators to donate N33m to IDPs

    Press Release October 4, 2016 Senate Probes FG’s Spending On North-east Crisis *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 Senator Shehu Sani from Kaduna State is also to hold a public hearing ... read more

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Press Release: Nigeria @ 56: Saraki Canvasses Join Efforts, Prayers to End Recession

    Press Release September 30, 2016 Nigeria @ 56: Saraki Canvasses Join Efforts, Prayers to End Recession 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 his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity),  Yusuph Olaniyonu, also ... read more

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Press Release: Recession: Senate Seeks Harmonization of Financial, Monetary Policies

    Press Release September 29, 2016 Recession: Senate Seeks Harmonization of Financial, Monetary Policies The Senate has urged the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to harmonize the Federal Government’s financial and monetary policies as one of the ways to end the current economic recession. The Upper Chamber also enjoined the Executive to urgently negotiate external concessionary borrowing to finance aspects of deficit in the 2016 Appropriation Act. These were part of the recommendations adopted by the ... read more

  • 29 Sep 2016

    Press Release: Edo Polls: Saraki Congratulates Obaseki

    Press Release  September 29, 2016 Edo Polls: Saraki Congratulates Obaseki 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 have keenly followed the electioneering campaigns in the state in the last few months. “Godwin ... read more

  • 23 Sep 2016

    #floreat @kcoba My address at the 2016 Kings College, Lagos, Founders Day Lecture

    #floreat @kcoba My address at the 2016 Kings College, Lagos, Founders Day Lecture The Principal of Kings College, Mr. Oluseyi A. Thomas; staff and students of this great institution; eminent guests; fellow alumni and Kingsmen. I say a big thank you to the President Kings College Old Boys Association for the invitation to speak at this Founders Day lecture. The last time I was here was during the Centenary celebrations in 2009. Witnessing that occasion, made me really proud to ... read more

  • 20 Sep 2016

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM A SENATE ANNUAL RECESS ON TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2016.

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON RESUMPTION FROM A SENATE ANNUAL RECESS ON TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2016.   Protocol:   Distinguished colleagues, I am greatly pleased to welcome you back to the hallowed Chamber of the Senate after our annual recess. To our Muslim colleagues, I wish you all Eid Mubarak.   I hope that the recess has ... read more

  • 19 Sep 2016

    Press Release: Recession: Saraki Takes Buy-Made-In-Nigeria Campaign To Manufacturers

    Press Release September 19, 2016 Recession: Saraki Takes Buy-Made-In-Nigeria Campaign To Manufacturers In furtherance of his resolve to promote Made in Nigeria products as one of the ways out of the current economic recession, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured the nation’s manufacturers that the National Assembly would do all it takes to ensure maximum patronage for their goods and services by government agencies and Nigerians alike. According to Saraki who spoke while receiving the President of ... read more

  • 11 Sep 2016

    Press Release: Eid-el- Kabir: Saraki Urges Muslims To Pray For Peace, Economic Recovery

    Press Release September 11, 2016 Eid-el- Kabir: Saraki Urges Muslims To Pray For Peace, Economic Recovery   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday felicitated with Muslims faithful in the country as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festivities and urged them to pray for peace and accelerated recovery of the nation’s economic. Saraki in his Sallah message  signed by his Special Adviser, (Media and  Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also urged Nigerians to remain steadfast and committed to ... read more

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Saraki Laments Death Of Football Fans In Calabar Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed shock over the death of football fans through electrocution at a viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital and described the incident as tragic. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, commiserated with the immediate families of the victims, the government and people of Cross River State and football enthusiasts across the country … read more

Press Release April 15, 2017 Don’t Stop Supporting Govt in the Education Sector, Saraki Urges Religious Bodies Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today in Ilorin urged religious groups to continue to support government in providing sound education for the youths in Nigeria. He said religious groups pioneered the funding, establishment and nurturing of educational institutions from pre-colonial periods. Saraki who spoke in Ilorin during the 75th Anniversary of the Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria where he was turbaned as … read more

Saraki Calls for Concerted Efforts to #BringBackOurGirls Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for concerted efforts to bring back the over 200 school girls that were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State three years ago. Speaking on the third year anniversary of the abductionof the girls, Saraki pledged that the Senate will continue to do everything within its power to advocate for the return of the remaining Chibok girls — stating … read more

Saraki Tasks GLOBE Nigeria on Climate Change Bill Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday tasked the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) Nigeria, to tackle the challenges of the climate change, gas flaring and other challenges of the sustainable development goals in Nigeria. The Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE) is an international organization comprising national parliamentarians from over 80 countries committed to developing and overseeing the implementation of laws in pursuit of sustainable development. According to a statement by the Special … read more

World Health Day 2017: Saraki Raises Alarm Over Withdrawal of International Funding for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called for increased global attention for HIV/AIDS funding in Nigeria. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, on the occasion of World Health Day 2017, Saraki, who is a medical doctor by training, stated that with the decision by major foreign donors to suspend funding for … read more





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