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  • 20 May 2018

    RT : PART 1: We asked Nigerians in Wuse Market and UTC, Area 10, Abuja how they felt about passage of .

  • 20 May 2018

    Congratulations Sadeeq Alabi. We are proud of you.

  • 19 May 2018

    RT : I salute the Kwara State APC delegates for the peaceful and orderliness exhibited at today's congress, it has further demo

  • 19 May 2018

    RT : Under the leadership of Dr , the state congress today was a huge success. Smooth, serene with great le

  • 19 May 2018

  • 19 May 2018

    I am glad that most of our elected ward executives in Kwara State are youths. We have started a new trend by ensuri

  • 19 May 2018

    As we proceed with the , it gladdens my heart that most of our elected ward executives in Kwara State are youths. We have started a new trend — by ensuring that young people are actively involved in the political processes in our state — I am sure that soon, other States in Nigeria will follow this trend.

  • 19 May 2018

    Addressing delegates at the .

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  • 18 May 2018

    Back at home in Kwara.

  • 18 May 2018

    Back at home in Kwara.

  • 17 May 2018

    As we commence this period of prayer and fasting, may we be aware of the presence of Almighty Allah (SWT) in every moment and every situation of our lives. Let us use this period to reflect on all that binds us together and to pray for our unity and for the strength to work together to bring about peace and stability in our nation.

  • 17 May 2018

    With the right collaboration, we are one step closer to achieving universal healthcare coverage for all Nigerians.

  • 17 May 2018

    RT : PICTURES: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on a condolence visit to Alhaji Nafiu Rabiu and other mem

  • 17 May 2018

    RT : PICTURES: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on a condolence visit to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanu

  • 17 May 2018

    RT : PICTURES: Today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is in Kano with a delegation of Distinguished Sena

  • 17 May 2018

    Press Release: Ramadan: Saraki Urges Muslims Ummah to Pray For Peace, Unity

    Press Release May 17, 2018 Ramadan: Saraki Urges Muslims Ummah to Pray For Peace, Unity President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the country for another opportunity afforded by the commencement of the Ramadan which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also urged the entire Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray ... read more

  • 17 May 2018

    #1% of our CRF for BasicHealthCare

  • 17 May 2018

    The commencement of provides us with another opportunity to fervently pray over the security situation of

  • 17 May 2018

    The commencement of provides us with another opportunity to fervently pray over the security situation of the country and call on the Almighty Allah (SWT) to help us restore sanity and love among our country men and women. Nigerians, Muslims in particular, should make use of this opportunity to pray for the end of the insecurity in our nation. Ramadan is a unique and special period for Muslims around the world to renew their faith in the Almighty, deepen their worship and practice the teachings of the Holy Quran. Apart from being a time to assist the weak, vulnerable and less fortunate among us, let us utilize this period to pray for the continuous peace and unity of our nation -- because by the grace of the Almighty, all our individual and national challenges are surmountable. Amin. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON) President of the Senate

  • 16 May 2018

    Nigeria accounts for 10% of the worlds maternal mortality and 8% for infant mortality. These statistics are unacceptable for a nation like ours. This is why, today, the National Assembly passed the with the stipulation that 1% of the CRF must be used to fund healthcare across the nation in the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). We promised, and we have delivered. This is a happy day for those of us who come from the medical profession because this 1% budget towards healthcare will go a long way in helping to build a healthier nation. On behalf of all medical professionals, I want to thank the National Assembly for this.

  • 16 May 2018

    Another 87 people abducted off our nation’s highways. We cannot continue like this! We have once again requested the presence of the IGP, together with the SSS and the Army to explain to us, your representatives, why this continues to happen.

  • 16 May 2018

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ON THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL, 16TH MAY 2018.

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ON THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL, 16TH MAY 2018.   1. Distinguished colleagues, let me thank you so much for the industry you have put into bringing us to this point. Let me thank the relevant sub-committees, especially, for the patriotism and commitment to the delivery of a more efficiency oriented budget.   2. When we received the 2018 Draft Appropriation Bill, I reiterated the need for us to reassess the relationship between oil ... read more

  • 16 May 2018

    This is a happy day for those of us who come from the medical profession because this 1% budget towards healthcare

  • 16 May 2018

    We have just passed the with the stipulation that 1% of the CRFmust be used to fund healthcare across

  • 16 May 2018

    Another 87 people abducted off our nations highways. We cannot continue like this! We have once again requested th

  • 16 May 2018

    STATEMENT BY SENATE PRESIDENT INTIMATING SENATORS OF PLOT AGAINST HIM BY IGP

    STATEMENT BY SENATE PRESIDENT INTIMATING SENATORS OF PLOT AGAINST HIM BY IGP   1. My Distinguished colleagues, there is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently.   2. Last night,  my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been in police cells for several weeks for cultism and whose investigation had been concluded with prosecution about to commence under the State law based ... read more

  • 15 May 2018

    Today's passage of the repeal and re-enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act () is a significant milestone in our legislative agenda. This is by far the most far-reaching legislation ever passed by any legislature in our country. With the passage of this Bill, we have now put in place a regulatory framework that will promote the ease of doing business in Nigeria and reduce all the unnecessary regulatory hurdles. https://medium.com/@NGRSenate/7-benefits-of-the-senates-new-cama-act-bbfddc197f30

  • 15 May 2018

    With the passage of , we are reshaping Nigeria and we changing how Nigerians do business. I thank my colleague

  • 15 May 2018

    is a pro-business law. Its passage will show the world that 'Nigeria is ready for business.' By passing this

  • 15 May 2018

    With the passage of , we have now put in place a regulatory framework that will promote the ease of doing busi

  • 15 May 2018

    Today's passage of the repeal and re-enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act () is a significant mil

  • 15 May 2018

    RT : UPDATE: The Nigerian Senate has received the Report of the 2018 Appropriations Bill. The Report was laid on th

  • 15 May 2018

    RT : UPDATE: The Nigerian Senate will be laying the Report of the 2018 Appropriation Bill today.

  • 15 May 2018

    The National Assembly is the heart of our democracy. It represents our diversity but also our unity. It has the duty under the Constitution to act on behalf of the people and hold public officers and institutions to account.

  • 15 May 2018

    The National Assembly is the heart of our democracy. It represents our diversity but also our unity. It has the dut

  • 13 May 2018

    RT : This week, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, challenged to work on creating more access to finan

  • 13 May 2018

    RT : Great news!The Chartered Institute of Nigerian Bankers () has accepted challenge to

  • 12 May 2018

    Happy Birthday to my dearest daughters Ola and Ayo who turn 18 today. As we celebrate the both of you, I wish you many happy returns! Enjoy your day.

  • 12 May 2018

    Happy Birthday to my dearest daughters Ola and Ayo who turn 18 today. As we celebrate the both of you, I wish you m

  • 11 May 2018

    This is why the National Assembly is earmarking 1% of our CRF towards healthcare. More importantly, we need to deal

  • 11 May 2018

    Given our doctor to patient ratio, technology is key. I would love to know what

  • 11 May 2018

    I agree that we need a system that works for us and ensures that every Nigerian has access to basic and affordable

  • 11 May 2018

    I certainly hope take this into consideration when developing their proposal.

  • 10 May 2018

    I have committed to ensuring that 1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund goes to providing primary healthcare to you and your children. Every Nigerian deserves universal, accessible and affordable healthcare. Our doctor to patient ratio is 1 to 6000, significantly lower than the WHO recommendation. This poses a significant barrier to healthcare delivery. As Governor of Kwara, one of the challenges I faced was the reluctance of doctors to go to the rural areas. Thousands of doctors leave the country every year. As a follow on from my discussions with representatives of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency yesterday, I would like to see as soon as possible a proposal for a system which is sustainable and brings together Government, the private sector and multilateral agencies/donors.

  • 09 May 2018

    As a follow on from my discussions with the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agenc

  • 09 May 2018

    Our doctor to patient ratio is 1 to 6000. This poses a significant barrier to healthcare delivery. As Governor of K

  • 09 May 2018

    I have committed to ensuring that 1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund goes to providing primary healthcare for you

  • 09 May 2018

    I am now meeting with a delegation from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency led by Dr. Faisal Shuai

  • 09 May 2018

    I am now meeting with a delegation from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency led by Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

  • 09 May 2018

    I am now meeting with a delegation of the Northern Elders Stakeholders Assembly led by Alhaji Tanko Yakasai

  • 09 May 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Late Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u

    Press Release May 9, 2018 Saraki Mourns Late Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u   Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has decribed the death of Khalifa Isiyaku Rabi’u as a great loss to the nation particularly the Muslim community.   Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he received the news of the death of the late Islamic cleric with sadness.   “The death of this outstanding religious leader and an icon of ... read more

  • 09 May 2018

    RT : UPDATE: Today, the Senate resolved that the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is unfit to hold public office.

  • 09 May 2018

    The passing of Khalifa Isiyaku Rabi'u is a great loss to the nation -- particularly the Muslim community. As leader of Tijaniyya sect in West Africa, Khalifa Rabi'u was an outstanding religious leader and an icon of entrepreneurship, philanthropy and humility.

  • 09 May 2018

    The passing of Khalifa Isiyaku Rabi'u is a great loss to the nation -- particularly the Muslim community. As leader

  • 09 May 2018

    To be honest, impact comes with the right legislation followed by good execution.

  • 09 May 2018

    My focus is to help turn these problems into opportunities for private sector investment. That is why we have worke

  • 09 May 2018

    All businesses should be able to access startup and growth capital. We will work with to ensure busines

  • 08 May 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Speaks on Visit To New EFCC Headquarters  …Says I am here to Support Building of Institutions 

    Press Release  May 8, 2018 Saraki Speaks on Visit To New EFCC Headquarters  …Says I am here to Support Building of Institutions    President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday inspected the new headquarters building of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and said he will continue to support efforts to build and strengthen the nation’s institutions irrespective of any differences.   Saraki who spoke to journalists after a tour of the edifice, according to a ... read more

  • 08 May 2018

    Press Release: WHO Commends Saraki on Commitment to Universal Healthcare 

    Press Release May 6, 2018   WHO Commends Saraki on Commitment to Universal Healthcare    Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has commended the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on his commitment towards ensuring that Nigeria’s primary healthcare system is strengthened by the inclusion of one per cent (1%) of the country’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) to be used to provide basic primary healthcare services across the country.   According to Olu ... read more

  • 08 May 2018

    Press Release: PIB: Don’t Induce Lawmakers, Saraki Tells Oil Firms …Urges IOC/OPTS To Report Any Lawmaker Seeking Favours

    Press Release  May 8, 2018   PIB: Don’t Induce Lawmakers, Saraki Tells Oil Firms …Urges IOC/OPTS To Report Any Lawmaker Seeking Favours   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday urged the International Oil Companies and Oil Producers Trade Section (IOC/OPTS) operating in the country not to induce lawmakers during the consideration and passage of the Fiscal and Host Communities Bills -components of the Petroleum Industry Bill – now before the National Assembly.   Saraki who stated ... read more

  • 08 May 2018

    We must ensure that everything is above board because the Host Community Bill and the Fiscal Responsibility Bills a

  • 08 May 2018

    The National Assembly leadership has made it clear to everyone involved that the passage of the Fiscal and Ho

  • 08 May 2018

    At my meeting with the IOCs, I emphasized that there must not be any attempt to induce lawmakers during the conside

  • 08 May 2018

    This afternoon, I met with a delegation of International Oil Companies (IOCs) and the Oil Producers Trade Section (

  • 08 May 2018

    This evening, I met with a delegation of International Oil Companies (IOCs) and the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), led by the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum and Chairman of the OPTS, Mr. Osagie Okunbor. At the meeting, I emphasized that IOCs must not attempt to induce lawmakers during the consideration of the Petroleum Industry Fiscal and Host Communities Bills — which are currently before the 8th National Assembly. On our part, the the leadership has made it clear to all the members involved that this must be a transparent process. We are doing this in the interest of the country. Therefore, we are not going to tolerate any hanky-panky. No favours. No gifts. Nothing must be given to get this work done. We must ensure that everything is above board because the Host Community Bill and the Fiscal Responsibility Bills are laws that will impact the lives of many generations of Nigerians. Therefore, we must make sure that in our time it is done properly.

  • 08 May 2018

    It was a pleasure receiving a delegation from the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. The banking sector is critical to enabling economic growth and reform. The economy is one of the priorities of the 8th Senate with 15 major economic reform bills.We also have 7 bills aimed at improving ease of doing business in Nigeria. With a population that is 70% youth it is important to create inclusive growth for our young people. Government cannot provide employment for all so we need to support micro, small and medium enterprises who generate more income and employment than all the multinationals and publicly quoted companies but lack access to finance. The Senate under my leadership is working to ease access to finance. We passed the Credit Bureau Services bill which helps reduce the risk of lending and the Secured Transactions in Moveable Assets bill allowing Nigerians use invoices and receipts to get loans and working capital. I challenged the Chartered Institute of Bankers to develop a document suggesting bills to further improve access to finance for SMEs. We cannot have the growth that we seek with so many Nigerians lacking access to financial services. I am keen to see how can improve access to financial services. I would welcome proposals for legislation that would encourage the growth of and improve access to financial services for the majority of Nigerians.

  • 08 May 2018

    I am keen to see how can improve access to financial services. I would welcome proposals for legislation t

  • 08 May 2018

    I challenged the Chartered Institute of Bankers to develop a document suggesting bills to further improve access to

  • 08 May 2018

    The Senate under my leadership is working to ease access to finance. We passed the Credit Reporting Act which helps

  • 08 May 2018

    Government cannot provide employment for all. This is why we must support the micro, small and medium enterprises w

  • 08 May 2018

    We also have 7 bills aimed at improving ease of doing business in Nigeria. With a population that is 70% youth it i

  • 08 May 2018

    REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE SENATE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCT OF THE SENATE CHAMBER INVASION ON WEDNESDAY THE 18TH OF APRIL, 2018.

    REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE SENATE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENCT OF THE SENATE CHAMBER INVASION ON WEDNESDAY THE 18TH OF APRIL, 2018.   1. It is my honour, distinguished colleagues to inaugurate the Senate Ad Hoc Committee to investigate the Incident of the Senate Chamber Invasion on Wednesday the 18th of April 2018.   2. The events of the 18th of April ... read more

  • 08 May 2018

    LIVE VIDEO: I'm now meeting with a delegation from the Chartered Institute of Bankers at my office in the Senate

  • 06 May 2018

    I took some time to inspect the ongoing community mosque in Agbaji, Ilorin West. I was pleased to see that we have made significant progress on this project.

  • 06 May 2018

    This afternoon, I paid a courtesy visit to Alhaji Sulyman Maja at Ojuekun-Sarumi Ward in Ilorin West LGA, to congratulate him on the wedding of his daughter, Suqrah to Hussein Dikko.

  • 06 May 2018

    Last night, as part of our community engagement efforts, I received leaders of the Fulani Community in Kwara State at my home in Ilorin. From our deliberations at the meeting, I am sure that we are on the right path towards building lasting peace in our State.

  • 05 May 2018

    I am pleased to hear that the Ward Congresses in Kwara State have been conducted peacefully with a very impressive turnout and participation by party members. Well done all.

  • 03 May 2018

    Press Release: South, Middle-Belt Leaders Condemn Executive Disregard For N’Assembly …Canvass Respect for Constitution

    Press Release  May 3, 2018   South, Middle-Belt Leaders Condemn Executive Disregard For N’Assembly …Canvass Respect for Constitution   Leaders of the South and Middlebelt on Thursday condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive for their flagrant disregard for the legislative arm of government.   The South and Middlebelt Leaders Forum stated this when a high level delegation of group led by Chief Edwin Clark visited the leadership of the Senate in Abuja.   Speaking on behalf of the body, ... read more

  • 03 May 2018

    We know that there are many amendments that did not pass the first time the National Assembly embarked on the process. This is why we have already laid a new Report to revisit those areas that Nigerians across the country are clamouring for.

  • 03 May 2018

    I let the South and Middle Belt Leaders Forum know that we must all work together to improve our economy and our national security in order to create more confidence across the nation.

  • 03 May 2018

    At my meeting with the South and Middle Belt Leaders Forum this afternoon, we spoke about why we must continue to defend and strengthen the institution of the National Assembly in order for us to build a stronger democracy.

  • 03 May 2018

    This afternoon, it was an honour to receive a high-level delegation of the South and Middle Belt Leaders Forum -- many of whom, were friends and associates of my late father, Oloye.

  • 03 May 2018

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF 58TH ANNUAL GENERAL AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA) HELD AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE (ICC), ABUJA, ON 3 MAY, 2018.

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF 58TH ANNUAL GENERAL AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA) HELD AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE (ICC), ABUJA, ON 3 MAY, 2018.   PROTOCOL.   1. It gives me great pleasure to be with you all today at this gathering, which is the 58th Annual General & Scientific Conference of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), here in ... read more

  • 03 May 2018

    Press Release: National Assembly to Set Aside 1% of CRF For Primary Healthcare, Says Saraki

    Press Release  May 3, 2018   National Assembly to Set Aside 1% of CRF For Primary Healthcare, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, said the National Assembly will ensure that one per cent (1%) of the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) is set aside in the 2018 Budget to boost the provision of Basic Primary Healthcare services across the country.   Saraki revealed this in his address at the 58th Annual General & Scientific ... read more

  • 01 May 2018

    COMMUNIQUE FROM KANO ROUNDTABLE ON DRUGS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE #SenateTacklesDrugAbuse (Monday, December 18th to Tuesday, December 19th 2017)

    COMMUNIQUE FROM KANO ROUNDTABLE ON DRUGS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE #SenateTacklesDrugAbuse (Monday, December 18th to Tuesday, December 19th 2017)   Following expert presentations, analysis and deliberations leading up to, during and following the roundtable, the following key observations regarding the expected outcomes were made:   1. There was a critical paucity of data on drug use, prevalence, trends and patterns in Nigeria, and there is an associated near absence of institutional structures to collect, analyze and report such data. There are ... read more

  • 01 May 2018

    PRES RELEASE – MAY DAY: Saraki: National Assembly to Work for Improved Welfare for Workers 

    PRES RELEASE – MAY DAY April 30, 2018   Saraki: National Assembly to Work for Improved Welfare for Workers    President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Monday saluted the resilience, dedication and contributions of Nigeria workers to national development.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also described workers as the mainstay of the Nigerian economy.   “They (workers) form the bedrock on which the building blocks ... read more

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Announces Special Panel to Strengthen Security in National Assembly

    Press Release  April 24, 2018 Saraki Announces Special Panel to Strengthen Security in National Assembly   Today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, announced that the National Assembly will be constituting a joint committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives to investigate Wednesday’s invasion.   The Committee will also be tasked with coming up with recommendations that will ensure that such security breaches do not reoccur in both the Senate and the House.   “We ... read more

  • 22 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Visits Female Sergeant-At-Arms Injured by Senate Invaders

    Press Release  April 22, 2028 Saraki Visits Female Sergeant-At-Arms Injured by Senate Invaders   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, visited a female Sergeant-At-Arms, Mrs. Sandra Davou – injured on Wednesday as she and her colleagues struggled to stop thugs who invaded the Senate and stole its Mace.   According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, Mrs. Davou who lives in Bwari Area Council ... read more

  • 20 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Premium Times Should Have Known Better: Response to False Publication from Online Platform

    Press Release April 20, 2018 Premium Times Should Have Known Better: Response to False Publication from Online Platform   Again, our attention has been drawn to a publication by Premium Times which unethically alleges without any proof, reference, attribution or justification that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was involved in receiving or sharing any unauthorized funds.   The article, entitled “EXCLUSIVE: Minister Adeosun, Saraki, Dogara, Accountant General in N10 billion fraud scandal”, in both its style, ... read more

  • 20 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Senate Working to Grow Digital Financial Technology In Nigeria, Says Saraki

    Press Release  April 1 3 , 2018 Senate Working to Grow Digital Financial Technology In Nigeria, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said that the Senate is working to ensure the growth of digital Financial Technology (FinTech) popularly known as digital financing in Nigeria.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this in his address before the Africa Finance Forum, organized by the Corporate ... read more

  • 19 Apr 2018

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE AFRICA FINANCE FORUM ORGANISED BY THE CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA IN WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE AFRICA FINANCE FORUM ORGANISED BY THE CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA IN WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON APRIL 18, 2018.   PROTOCOL.   It gives me great pleasure to be among you here at the Africa Finance Forum. It is always time well spent when we come together like this to share ideas on ... read more

  • 18 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Attack on Senate: Saraki Commends Colleagues, House Members for Defending Democracy 

     Press Release  April 18, 2018 Attack on Senate: Saraki Commends Colleagues, House Members for Defending Democracy  Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and all members of the Senate for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law with their decision to defy those who machinated an attack on the Red Chambers of the National Assembly in which the mace was forcefully taken away. Saraki, speaking from Washington where he is attending the ... read more

  • 17 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Saraki to Attend World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting

    Press Release  April 17, 2018 Saraki to Attend World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday night left for Washington, United States, to attend this year’s Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).   He will also participate in the African Finance Forum organized by the Corporate Council on Africa. The forum is expected to “bring together more than 100 project developers, financiers and African government representatives to address how ... read more

  • 15 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Rescue Of Chibok Girls, Leah Sharibu, A Must, Says Saraki

    Press Release April 15, 2018 Rescue Of Chibok Girls, Leah Sharibu, A Must, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders, to rescue the remaining 112 Chibok Girls and the Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko Haram’s captivity.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said even though four years have elapsed since the ... read more

  • 14 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Why Local Government Autonomy Is Imperative, Says Saraki

    Press Release  April 14, 2018 Why Local Government Autonomy Is Imperative, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated his support for local government autonomy in the country.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this during a visit by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), led by its National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil.   He said that the Senate and the National Assembly ... read more

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Press Release: 2019: Saraki Vows to Work for Increased Participation of Women in Politics

    Press Release April 11, 2018 2019: Saraki Vows to Work for Increased Participation of Women in Politics President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday pledged to work with relevant political stakeholders to ensure that a greater number of women are given the opportunity to vie and occupy elective offices during the 2019 general elections. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, gave the pledge when the Conference of Nigeria Female ... read more

  • 10 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Tasks MTN on Quality Service Delivery

    Press Release April 10, 2018 Saraki Tasks MTN on Quality Service Delivery President of the Senate has called on the authorities of the MTN Group to ensure that Nigerian subscribers enjoy top quality voice and data services from their network. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, made the call when the Chairman of MTN Nigeria

  • 04 Apr 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Senator Mustapha Bukar

    Press Release April 4, 2018 Saraki Mourns Senator Mustapha Bukar President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday expressed deep sorrow over the death of the Senator representing Katsina North, Senator Mustapha Bukar, after a brief illness in Abuja. In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki described the death of Senator Bukar as one too many coming a few weeks after the Red Chamber lost Senator Ali Wakili. “I am ... read more

  • 30 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Late Jibrin Championed the Interest of His People, Says Saraki

    Press Release March 30, 2018 Late Jibrin Championed the Interest of His People, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the passing of Rt. Hon Umar Buba Jibrin, the Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, who died in the early hours of Friday. In posts on his social media pages, Saraki said that Nigeria has lost another seasoned legislator and champion of the common man. “My thoughts and prayers are with the ... read more

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki At Easter: Let’s Emulate Virtues of Christ

    Press Release March 29, 2018   Saraki At Easter: Let’s Emulate Virtues of Christ   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Christians and Nigerians across the nation to work towards emulating the virtues of Jesus Christ as epitomized by his passion, persecution, death and resurrection during Easter.   In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki also stated that all Nigerians must remain constant in their ... read more

  • 27 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Advocates Priority for Human Capital Development

    Press Release March 27, 2018 Saraki Advocates Priority for Human Capital Development President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the country needs to prioritize human capital development in national spending even as it embarks on various infrastructure projects. Saraki stated this when he declared opened a two-day public hearing on the 2018 budget, organized by the Joint National Assembly Committee on Appropriation. The event is being attended by ministries, department and agencies (MDAs), international development partners, ... read more

  • 27 Mar 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2018 BUDGET, HELD ON MARCH 27, 2018.

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2018 BUDGET, HELD ON MARCH 27, 2018.   PROTOCOL.   1. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Joint National Public Hearing on the 2018 Budget. When the first joint session took place last year, the conclusion was indicative of our intention to make this an annual event, and we are keeping to ... read more

  • 24 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Sofola SAN

    Press Release March 24, 2018   Saraki Mourns Sofola SAN   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the death of a foremost legal luminary and former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA), Chief Idowu Sofola SAN at the age of 84.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Sofola as a counsel of counsel who bestrode the nation’s legal space for almost six decades ... read more

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Press Release: APP Chairman Has Nothing to Do With “Saraki”

    Press Release March 19, 2018 APP Chairman Has Nothing to Do With “Saraki” Our attention has been drawn to reports by some news platforms that described Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, the Chairman of a political party known as “APP” as an aide to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Please note, that in a letter of resignation addressed to President of the Senate, and dated October 3, 2017, Ugochinyere, who was then President of the National Youth Council ... read more

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Electoral Act Amendment: Saraki, Dogara on the Same Page

    Press Release March 17, 2018 Electoral Act Amendment: Saraki, Dogara on the Same Page Our attention has been drawn to reports in a national daily insinuating that there was a disagreement between Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, over how both chambers of the National Assembly will react to the withholding of assent by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. We wish to inform the public that there is no such ... read more

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Senator Ali Wakili, Visits Family

    Press Release  March 17, 2018   Saraki Mourns Senator Ali Wakili, Visits Family   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Saturday expressed deep sadness over the sudden death of the Senator representing Bauchi South, Senator Ali Wakili.   A tearful Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Senator as a vibrant lawmaker and public servant who was very passionate about his assignment and engagements in ... read more

  • 12 Mar 2018

    Press Release: ICC Presidency: Saraki Congratulates Eboe-Osuji

    Press Release  March 12, 2018   ICC Presidency: Saraki Congratulates Eboe-Osuji   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Mr. Chile Eboe-Osuji (a Nigerian), on his election as the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC).   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the development as positive for Nigeria coming a few days after his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was appointed a Professor by the Southern ... read more

  • 11 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Lauds Ekweremadu’s Appointment As Professor

    Press Release  March 11, 2018 Saraki Lauds Ekweremadu’s Appointment As Professor   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday congratulated his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on his appointment as a Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies, by the Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the appointment as well deserved in view of Ekweremadu’s academic ... read more

  • 08 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day

    Press Release  March 8, 2018   Saraki Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday joined world leaders and people around the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2018.   In a series of tweets on his @BukolaSaraki handle, the Senate President emphasized the role and significance of women in both the development of Nigeria, and the world.   “Today, on International Women’s Day, I join the world to celebrate ... read more

  • 07 Mar 2018

    Press Release: EGMONT Group: National Assembly Passes NFIU Bill to Save Nigeria from Expulsion

    Press Release March 7, 2018   EGMONT Group: National Assembly Passes NFIU Bill to Save Nigeria from Expulsion   …Only 13 Executive Nominees Have Been Rejected in two years, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday said the prompt passage of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Bill by the National Assembly will not only facilitate the country’s readmission into the EGMONT Group rather than being expelled.   He said that the Bill when ... read more

  • 05 Mar 2018

    ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, TO THE PARLIAMENT OF GHANA AT A SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING 25 YEARS OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY, ON ‘THE FUTURE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA’ – MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018

    ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, TO THE PARLIAMENT OF GHANA AT A SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING 25 YEARS OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY, ON ‘THE FUTURE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA’ – MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018.   PROTOCOL.   1. It is wonderful to be here in solidarity with lawmakers of the Parliament of Ghana for the symposium commemorating 25 years of parliamentary democracy. I bring warm ... read more

  • 05 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Directs Senate Panel to Conduct Assessment of Zamfara Killings

    Press Release    February 5, 2018 Saraki Directs Senate Panel to Conduct Assessment of Zamfara Killings …Commends UN Scribe on Northeast Efforts President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has directed the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security, to visit Zamfara and conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the killings that recently occurred in the State. In a tweet on his personal @BukolaSaraki handle, Saraki said: “I have directed the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security to visit Zamfara on Tuesday in ... read more

  • 04 Mar 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Departs Nigeria Aboard Arik Air To Address Ghanaian Parliament on “Good Governance in Africa”

    Press Release March 4, 2018 Saraki Departs Nigeria Aboard Arik Air To Address Ghanaian Parliament on “Good Governance in Africa”   President of the Senate. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, this evening, departed Abuja, Nigeria to Accra, Ghana aboard an Arik Air commercial flight.   Saraki, who is the Chairman of the Nigerian National Assembly, has been invited by the Speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, to address the parliament on the commemoration of the country’s parliaments ... read more

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki, Obaseki, Stakeholders Vow Action To End Human Trafficking

    Press Release February 26, 2018 Saraki, Obaseki, Stakeholders Vow Action To End Human Trafficking President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and other stakeholders during the Senate Roundtable on Migration and Human Trafficking in Benin City, on Monday resolved to do more action to end irregular migration and human trafficking across the country. The stakeholders include the Minister of Interior, Abduraman Dambazzau, the European Union (EU), United Kingdom, International Organization on Migration, the ... read more

  • 26 Feb 2018

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE SENATE ROUNDTABLE ON MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NIGERIA, HELD IN BENIN CITY, EDO STATE ON FEBRUARY 26, 2018

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE SENATE ROUNDTABLE ON MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NIGERIA, HELD IN BENIN CITY, EDO STATE ON FEBRUARY 26, 2018.   PROTOCOL.   1. Let me extend warm greetings to everyone here, especially my distinguished colleagues in the Senate, representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), our international partners, dignitaries, speakers and invited guests. You are all ... read more

  • 22 Feb 2018

    Press Release: IPI World Congress: Saraki Seeks Partnership between the Press and Parliament

    Press Release February 22, 2018 IPI World Congress: Saraki Seeks Partnership between the Press and Parliament Ahead of the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress being hosted by Nigeria in June this year, the President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday called for a closer collaboration between the press and the parliament in the overall interest of the nation’s democracy and better dividends for the people. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni ... read more

  • 21 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Condemns Attack on Yobe Girls’ School

    Press Release February 21, 2018 Saraki Condemns Attack on Yobe Girls’ School President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Saraki in statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the attack as one too many even as he urged the security agencies to get to the root of the matter, bring ... read more

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Illicit Drug Use: Senate Moves to Establish Rehabilitation Centers Across the Country

    Press Release  February 20, 2018   Illicit Drug Use: Senate Moves to Establish Rehabilitation Centers Across the Country   Following its December Roundtable, which was aimed at addressing the Drug Use Epidemic across the nation, the Senate, today, passed a Motion calling on the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health to establish rehabilitation centers in each of the 36 States of the Nation.   In a Motion sponsored by Senator Jeremiah Useni and nine other Senators, the Senate noted ... read more

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Constitution Review: Saraki Expresses Excitement, Praises State Houses of Assembly

    Press Release  February 19, 2018   Constitution Review: Saraki Expresses Excitement, Praises State Houses of Assembly   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, took to his social media accounts to express his excitement that 25 out of 36 states had voted on the Constitution Review amendments that were passed by the National Assembly in July 2017.   Saraki stated that the passage of the amendments by the 25 States was a testament to the fact that ... read more

  • 15 Feb 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR ON FOUR PRISON REFORM BILLS ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR ON FOUR PRISON REFORM BILLS ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018.   PROTOCOL,   1. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this Public Hearing organized by The Senate Committee on Interior on four Bills which are of significant importance to the reformation ... read more

  • 15 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Aftermath of Kano Round-Table, Senate Unfolds Plans to Tackle Drug Menace

    Press Release February 15, 2018 Aftermath of Kano Round-Table, Senate Unfolds Plans to Tackle Drug Menace   Arising from its roundtable conference on drug abuse in Kano last month, the Senate on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive framework aimed at providing effective leadership and governance for cases of mental health and substance abuse in the country.   The plans, according to a statement from the Media Office of the President of the Senate, include formulating, developing, and implementing national policies, strategies, ... read more

  • 14 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Reiterates Senate’s Commitment To Tackle Drug Abuse

    Press Release  February 14, 2018 Saraki Reiterates Senate’s Commitment To Tackle Drug Abuse   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the resolve of the 8th Senate to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country, even as he pledged that the Red Chamber will continue to ensure that women and children are respectfully treated both in the schools and work places.   Saraki spoke yesterday when he received a delegation from the Federation of Muslim ... read more

  • 12 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Gen. Shagaya

    Press Release February 12, 2018 Saraki Mourns Gen. Shagaya   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a member of the sixth Senate and former Minister of Internal Affairs, Brigadier General John Nanzip Shagaya, on Sunday.   Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late Shagaya as a “fine officer and gentleman” who during his lifetime, gave his all in the service of ... read more

  • 11 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Condoles With Buhari Over Death of Two Family Members

    Press Release  February 11, 2018   Saraki Condoles With Buhari Over Death of Two Family Members   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of two members of his extended family – Hajiya Halima Dauda and Hajiya Ai’sha Alhaji Mamman.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, also condoled with Buhari’s Uncle, Mallam Mamman Daura over the death of his younger sister.   ... read more

  • 11 Feb 2018

    Press Release: NSA, Top Security Chiefs to Address Security Summit’s Day 2

    Press Release  February 11, 2018   NSA, Top Security Chiefs to Address Security Summit’s Day 2   The Summit on National Security being organized by the National Assembly in collaboration with the Executive will on Monday receive presentations from heads of military and para-military organizations in the country including the National Security Adviser (NSA) and other Service Chiefs.   Also expected at the Day-Two of the summit are traditional rulers, cultural groups and religious leaders who are expected to give ... read more

  • 11 Feb 2018

  • 09 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Urges Assembly Clerks To Be Accountable, Transparent

    Press Release February 9, 2018 Saraki Urges Assembly Clerks To Be Accountable, Transparent President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday, urged Clerks to the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly, to live above board in order to strengthen the legislature and restore confidence in the institution. Saraki who gave the charge in his remarks while declaring open the 9th Meeting of Clerks to National and State Houses of Assembly in Abuja, also reiterated that the strength ... read more

  • 09 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Veteran Broadcaster, Baba-Ahmed

    Press Release February 9, 2018 Saraki Mourns Veteran Broadcaster, Baba-Ahmed Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the death of veteran broadcaster, Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed, as not only a loss to the journalism profession but to the entire nation. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the late ace broadcaster, writer and media manager had contributed immensely to the growth of journalism profession not only in the North but the entire nation. ... read more

  • 09 Feb 2018

    ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, MBBS, CON, AT THE 9TH MEETING OF CLERKS OF THE NIGERIAN LEGISLATURES, HELD IN CONFERENCE HALL NO. 231, SENATE NEW BUILDING, ABUJA, ON FEBRUARY 9, 2018.

    ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, MBBS, CON, AT THE 9TH MEETING OF CLERKS OF THE NIGERIAN LEGISLATURES, HELD IN CONFERENCE HALL NO. 231, SENATE NEW BUILDING, ABUJA, ON FEBRUARY 9, 2018. PROTOCOL. 1. Let me on behalf of the Senate and the entire 8th National Assembly welcome you all to the National Assembly and to Abuja for the 9th Meeting of Clerks of the Nigerian Legislatures. ... read more

  • 08 Feb 2018

    #SecuritySummit: Remarks by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Summit on National Security, Held at NAF Conference Center, Abuja.

    #SecuritySummit: Remarks by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Summit on National Security, Held at NAF Conference Center, Abuja. PROTOCOLS.   1.         You are welcome to the Summit on National Security, a 2-Day dialogue convened as a matter of national urgency. We are here because, in the face of escalating threats to the peace and security of our dear country, it becomes necessary to put heads together, share ideas and map out strategies to see ... read more

  • 05 Feb 2018

    CHAN 2018: Saraki Lauds Super Eagles….Says Learn From Setback

    CHAN 2018: Saraki Lauds Super Eagles….Says Learn From Setback Despite the inability of the home-based Super Eagles to lift the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) cup, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, applauded the lads for playing in the finals of the championship held in Morocco. Saraki, in a statement signed by his Media Office, stated that all Nigerians will remain proud of their performance in Morocco even though the boys failed to convert their ... read more

  • 04 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki: Education Reforms Key To Africa’s Development

    Press Release February 4, 2018 Saraki: Education Reforms Key To Africa’s Development President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged African leaders to shift emphasis from the current theoretical system of impacting knowledge in her education system to practical skills based approach in order to radically turn around the fortunes of the continent. Saraki made the call while delivering a keynote address at the 2018 Georgetown Africa Business Conference in Washington DC, United States of America. The conference ... read more

  • 03 Feb 2018

    Keynote Address by Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference 2018 (GTABC2018). Washington D.C., USA.

    PROTOCOLS. A very good morning to you all. Let me start by thanking the organizers of the Georgetown Africa Business Conference for the opportunity to be part of this conversation, which I see as crucial to the social and economic development of Africa. My thanks also to Banze Nadia Ilunga, the GTABC Head of Content, for inviting me to deliver this keynote address on ‘The African Value Chain: Harnessing Local Talent and Opportunity’. It was important for me to come and ... read more

  • 01 Feb 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Delivers Lecture in Washington on Saturday

    Press Release February 1, 2018 Saraki Delivers Lecture in Washington on Saturday President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will on Saturday, February 3, participate and deliver a lecture at the 2018 Georgetown Africa Business Conference in Washington DC, United States of America (USA). The conference is being hosted by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s African Studies Program. According to the organizers, “the purpose of the event is to showcase ... read more

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Insecurity: Saraki Tasks PSC On Police Professionalism, Commitment

    Press Release January 31, 2018 Insecurity: Saraki Tasks PSC On Police Professionalism, Commitment …Says Senate Will Fastrack Passage of Police Academy Bill President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, urged the Police Service Commission (PSC), to work to ensure a return to “professionalism and commitment” by men of the Nigeria Police Force, in view of the disturbing security crisis in some parts of the country. Saraki, who made the call when the Chairman of the PSC, Dr. ... read more

  • 30 Jan 2018

    LECTURE DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, ON ‘SEPARATION OF POWERS AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL’ AT THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

    LECTURE DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, ON ‘SEPARATION OF POWERS AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL’ AT THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018. PROTOCOL. 1. It is my honour to be delivering this lecture at the NationalDefence College (NDC), an important institution in the nation’s security architecture, and a crucible in which thebest of our military and paramilitary officers ... read more

  • 29 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Tasks Immigration Boss on Availability of Passport booklets

    Press Release January 29, 2018 Saraki Tasks Immigration Boss on Availability of Passport booklets President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, urged the authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service to work to ensure the availability of the international passport in view of the hardships often encountered by Nigerians who daily apply for the document. Saraki who gave the charge while commissioning a new passport office at the National Assembly, described as worrisome a situation where Nigerians who ... read more

  • 29 Jan 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, DISTINGUISHED SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM DOWNSTREAM ON THE SUBSIDY PAYMENT BY NNPC ON MONDAY 29TH JANUARY 2018.

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, DISTINGUISHED SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, MBBS, AT THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM DOWNSTREAM ON THE SUBSIDY PAYMENT BY NNPC ON MONDAY 29TH JANUARY 2018. It is my pleasure to be declaring open this very critically important public hearing by the Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream on the Subsidy Payment by NNPC. For years, our country has ... read more

  • 28 Jan 2018

    The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Remembers Dr. Alex Ekwueme

    The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Remembers Dr. Alex Ekwueme Tonight, it was a great honour to speak at the Night of Tribute and Songs to celebrate the life and achievements of the late former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme (GCON). This is because, my first encounters with Dr. Ekwueme were during my teenage years, when I used to run around the house — he was very close to my late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Both men formed the ... read more

  • 25 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Laments Funding Constraints in National Assembly

    Press Release January 25, 2018 Saraki Laments Funding Constraints in National Assembly President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that despite the widespread perception that the National Assembly is being overfunded, it is actually grappling with funding constraints in carrying out it statutory functions. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, disclosed this when he paid a working visit to the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Service Commission ... read more

  • 25 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Empanels Conference Committee on Electoral Reforms Bill

    Press Release January 25, 2018 Saraki Empanels Conference Committee on Electoral Reforms Bill President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with the version passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate’s conference committee has the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Suleiman Nazif, as Chairman. Other members of the committee are Senators Shehu Sani, Biodun ... read more

  • 24 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Pledges Quick Passage of CAMA, ISA Bills

    Press Release January 24, 2018 Saraki Pledges Quick Passage of CAMA, ISA Bills President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of the 8th National Assembly to swiftly consider and pass required amendments to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and the Investment and Securities Act (ISA). Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the remarks when the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on CAMA and ISA led by ... read more

  • 24 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki pays tribute to music legend, Hugh Masekela

    Press Release January 24, 2018 Saraki pays tribute to music legend, Hugh Masekela President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has paid tribute to the late South African music legend, Hugh Masekela, calling him a statesman of African music. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, noted that with Masekela’s death at the age of 78, the world had lost a boundless creative spirit, one who made immense contributions to the body of ... read more

  • 23 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Ex-CJN, Musdapher

    Press Release January 23, 2018 Saraki Mourns Ex-CJN, Musdapher President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Dahiru Musdapher, and described him as a respected jurist who spent his life in the service of his state, country and humanity. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the passage of the legal giant was a monumental loss ... read more

  • 23 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Ex-CJN, Musdapher

    Press Release January 23, 2018 Saraki Mourns Ex-CJN, Musdapher President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Dahiru Musdapher, and described him as a respected jurist who spent his life in the service of his state, country and humanity. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the passage of the legal giant was a monumental loss ... read more

  • 23 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Senate Working to Improve Electoral Process, Says Saraki

    Press Release January 23, 2018 Senate Working to Improve Electoral Process, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said the Senate is working to improve the nation’s electoral process by building on the gains of the 2015 general elections. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the remarks when he played host to a United Nations (UN) Electoral Needs Assessment Mission Team in Abuja. He welcomed the team, led by ... read more

  • 23 Jan 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, MBBS, CON, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING ORGANIZED BY THE JOINT SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (BASIC AND SECONDARY), TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS AND TETFUND, AND COMMUNICATIONS HELD ON JANUARY 23, 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, MBBS, CON, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING ORGANIZED BY THE JOINT SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (BASIC AND SECONDARY), TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS AND TETFUND, AND COMMUNICATIONS HELD ON JANUARY 23, 2018. PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to be invited to declare open this Public Hearing on Innovative Education Technology: E-Learning and Blended Learning in the Education Sector in Nigeria. I thank the Chairman and members of this Joint ... read more

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki: Passage of PIGB By National Assembly ‘ll Help Curb Future Fuel Scarcity

    Press Release January 18, 2018 Saraki: Passage of PIGB By National Assembly ‘ll Help Curb Future Fuel Scarcity President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, following the Senate’s passage of the Bill last May, represents a historic milestone in Nigeria. In a video address posted on his Facebook page, Saraki also emphasized that the PIGB will help to address the ... read more

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Benue Killings: Mark, Others Commend Senate’s Intervention

    Press Release January 16, 2018 Benue Killings: Mark, Others Commend Senate’s Intervention Former President of the Senate and the Senator representing Benue South, Senator David Mark, has commended his successor, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on his timely directive to the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Infrastructure to cut short its recess and investigate the New Year killings in Benue state. Mark who gave the commendation while contributing to the debate on the interim report of the committee submitted to ... read more

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki to Politicians: Don’t Allow 2019 to Overshadow Governance

    Press Release January 16, 2018 Saraki to Politicians: Don’t Allow 2019 to Overshadow Governance President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday urged all political leaders in the country to remain committed to delivering good governance to the people by not allowing preparations towards the 2019 general elections to overshadow their responsibility. Saraki who made the call in his address to welcome Senators from their end of year recess, also said it would be a high level of ... read more

  • 16 Jan 2018

    8 Things Saraki said to the Senators in the Senate’s 2018 Resumption Speech

    8 Things Saraki said to the Senators in the Senate’s 2018 Resumption Speech On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, the 8th Senate resumed its plenary activities for the year. The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in his resumption speech, discussed the work of the Senate and the way forward. These are 8 of the major things that he said. 1. On the Fuel Scarcity: “When one part of the body is hurting, the whole body hurts, and this holds true ... read more

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Resumption Speech Delivered by the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency (Dr.) Abubakar Bukola Sarak (CON), to Senators of the 8th Senate on Resumption from the 2017 End-Of-Year Recess on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018.

    Resumption Speech Delivered by the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency (Dr.) Abubakar Bukola Sarak (CON), to Senators of the 8th Senate on Resumption from the 2017 End-Of-Year Recess on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018. PROTOCOL. Distinguished colleagues, it is a privilege and an honour to welcome you all back to work as we embark on the legislative endeavour that will define our country in the year 2018. Let me take this opportunity to wish ... read more

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Seeks Enhanced Welfare for Military, Nigerian Legion

    Press Release January 15, 2018 Saraki Seeks Enhanced Welfare for Military, Nigerian Legion President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Federal Government and military authorities to prioritize the welfare of both their serving and retired personnel, in view of the enormous sacrifices they render to sustain the peace and security of the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, made the call after laying a wreath at ... read more

  • 11 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Missing Drug Containers: NDLEA Responds To Saraki’s Query

    Press Release January 11, 2018 Missing Drug Containers: NDLEA Responds To Saraki’s Query Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammed Abdallah (rtd) has responded to the allegations of missing containers impounded by the agency raised by some stakeholders during the Senate Round-Table On Substance Abuse held in Kano City last December. The response was as a result of a directive by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that a formal report on the ... read more

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Benue Killings: Saraki Orders Senate Panel to Suspend Recess, Expedite Action

    Press Release January 10, 2018 Benue Killings: Saraki Orders Senate Panel to Suspend Recess, Expedite Action In response to the recent killings in Benue and Rivers States, President of the Senate,Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has directed members of the Senate Adhoc Committee on Security to immediately resume sitting and work through the weekend to ensure they have an interim report ready for the consideration of members by next week. Saraki, while responding to the situation in Benue State, especially, re-emphasized ... read more

  • 08 Jan 2018

    APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTORS FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY’S OFFICE

    APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTORS FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY’S OFFICE His Excellency Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki CON, President of the Senate has approved the appointment of the following Directors for ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI Constituency’s Offices: *DIRECTORATE* 1. Garba Ibrahim Dare Dir/Adm. & finance Ilorin East. 2. Yinka Saliu Ibrahim Project/Empowerment ilorin west. 3. ALH. Isiaka Moh’d Danmairomo Non Governmental ilorin west. 4. HAJIA. Afusat Alaro Women Affairs 5. ALH. Abdullahi B.A. Oganija Director Publicity 6. Suleiman Oba Yahaya /Research & Monitoring 7. ... read more

  • 04 Jan 2018

    New Year Killings: We Must Remain United Against Violence, Says Saraki

    New Year Killings: We Must Remain United Against Violence, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the recent killings in Benue, Rivers and Kaduna States that left countless Nigerians dead, describing the attack on the affected communities as ‘heinous’ and ‘reprehensible’, and called on all Nigerians to remain united in their condemnation of violence. He said: “The recent killings in this new year that have left many families without their loved ones, and several communities ... read more

  • 03 Jan 2018

    Press Release: Kaita’s Death, A Great Loss to the Nation, Says Saraki

    Press Release January 3, 2018 Kaita’s Death, A Great Loss to the Nation, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the death of a former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, as a great loss not only to Katsina and Kaduna states but to the entire nation. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki described late Kaita as a courageous, experienced and consummate politician, who was ... read more

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki to Nigerians at New Year: Let Us Pray for an Improved Economy in 2018

    Press Release December 31, 2017 Saraki to Nigerians at New Year: Let Us Pray for an Improved Economy in 2018 President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has extended his heart felt good wishes to all Nigerians in the New Year, with a clarion call on them to pray for a full recovery of the economy in 2018. Saraki in a New Year message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said a strong economy ... read more

  • 29 Dec 2017

    Boko Haram: Saraki Lauds US over Sale of Fighter Jets to Nigeria

    Boko Haram: Saraki Lauds US over Sale of Fighter Jets to Nigeria President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the United States government for its support for Nigeria’s bid to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east zone through the approval of the sale of A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force. Saraki was responding to Wednesday announcement by the Nigeria Air Force that the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington had ... read more

  • 28 Dec 2017

    Press Release: *Fuel Crisis: Saraki Directs Senate Committee to Suspend Recess*

    Press Release December 28, 2017 *Fuel Crisis: Saraki Directs Senate Committee to Suspend Recess* ….As Senate Summons Kachikwu, NNPC’s GMD, Others In a bid to end the ongoing fuel crisis and the untold hardship it is presently unleashing on Nigerians, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with industry stakeholders. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), ... read more

  • 24 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Greets Christians At Christmas, Urges Prayers for Peace, Unity

    Press Release December 24, 2016 Saraki Greets Christians At Christmas ….Urges Prayers for Peace, Unity President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, felicitated with all the Christian faithful in the country and the world over as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as symbolized by the Christmas festivities. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also urged Christians to use the festive occasion to pray for unity, peace ... read more

  • 23 Dec 2017

    Chief Imam Thanks Saraki for Saving His Life

    Chief Imam Thanks Saraki for Saving His Life The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Imam Mohammed Soliu Bashir, today thanked the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for saving his life. The Chief Imam said this while receiving the Senate President on a courtesy visit to his home at Princess Road, Agaka Area, Ilorin. “If you revive a sick person, you have served God and humanity,” Imam Bashir said, “The interpretation of it, from the Islamic perspective is if ... read more

  • 21 Dec 2017

    Press Release: We Need a Strong, Effective NAFDAC, Says Saraki, Tasks New DG to Reposition Agency To Fight Drug Abuse

    Press Release December 21, 2017 We Need a Strong, Effective NAFDAC, Says Saraki …Tasks New DG to Reposition Agency To Fight Drug Abuse Following the Senate’s Roundtable on Drug Use Crisis in Nigeria, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, reiterated that the country needs a strong and effective National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to safeguard the health of the nation and eliminate the production and distribution of drugs and other ... read more

  • 20 Dec 2017

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE JOINT COMMITTEE ON POLICE AFFAIRS AND JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS.

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE JOINT COMMITTEE ON POLICE AFFAIRS AND JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS ON A BILL TITLED THE NIGERIAN POLICE DEVELOPMENT FUND (ESTABLISHMENT, ETC) BILL, 2017 (SB. 433) ON WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER, 2017. PROTOCOL, 1. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this public hearing by the Senate ... read more

  • 18 Dec 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE SENATE ROUNDTABLE ON THE DRUG USE CRISIS IN NIGERIA.

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE SENATE ROUNDTABLE ON THE DRUG USE CRISIS IN NIGERIA, HELD AT BRISTOL PALACE HOTEL, KANO -DECEMBER 18, 2017 PROTOCOL. 1. A warm welcome to my Distinguished Colleagues, dignitaries, our international partners, speakers, invited guests and indeed all who have joined us at this Senate Roundtable on the Drug Use Crisis in Nigeria. We are here to wake ... read more

  • 16 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Senate Moves to Tackle Drug, Substance Abuse

    Press Release December 16, 2017 Senate Moves to Tackle Drug, Substance Abuse Following the Senate’s resolution in October on the state of drug and substance abuse around the nation, the Upper Chamber has moved to address the widespread use of drugs and other illegal substances through a stakeholder roundtable with state governments, local governments, traditional rulers, the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria and NGOs. The objective of the Roundtable which will hold in Kano on Monday and Tuesday, is to bring ... read more

  • 16 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Gidado, Says We Have Lost an Elder Statesman

    Press Release December 16, 2017 Saraki Mourns Gidado, Says We Have Lost an Elder Statesman President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Gidado Idris, who passed away on Friday night. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said with the death of Alhaji Gidado Idris, Nigeria has lost an Elder Statesman and a bridge ... read more

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Saraki: Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me

    Saraki: Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me We noted the verdict of the Court of Appeal Court today in which it agreed with the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government. We believe that upholding the no case submission by Dr. Saraki with regards to 15 of the 18 counts charges vindicates the innocence of the ... read more

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Press Release: 5 Ways to Achieve Restructuring, Says Saraki

    Press Release December 12, 2017 5 Ways to Achieve Restructuring, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has listed five ways the National Assembly can help restructure the country for the good for the overall benefit of all Nigerians. Saraki, who spoke while declaring open a retreat organized by the Northern Senators’ Forum (NSF), in Katsina on Tuesday, also harped on the need to keep the country united while working to ensure that all regions get their ... read more

  • 12 Dec 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE NORTHERN SENATORS FORUM Retreat.

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE NORTHERN SENATORS FORUM RETREAT HELD IN KATSINA ON DECEMBER 12, 2017. PROTOCOL. 1. My Distinguished Colleagues, it is wonderful to be in Katsina, the Home of Hospitality itself. I feel very welcome indeed, and it is particularly gratifying that the Northern Senators Forum Retreat is taking place in this historic city, a seat of leadership in Nigeria ... read more

  • 11 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Advocates Central Coordination For FG’s Job Creation Programs

    Press Release December 11, 2017 Saraki Advocates Central Coordination For FG’s Job Creation Programs President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for closer coordination between agencies of the government that are in-charge of youth development and job creation in order to ensure that Federal Government’s policies and programs on job creation are aligned across the board. Speaking at a one-day Special Public Hearing on Youth Job Creation and Entrepreneurship, the Senate President stated that it is imperative ... read more

  • 05 Dec 2017

    Press Release:Budget Passes 2nd Reading, “Timetable Must be Followed” Says Senate President

    Press Release December 5, 2017 2018 Budget Passes 2nd Reading ….“Timetable Must be Followed” Says Senate President The 8th Senate has passed the Second Reading of the 2018 Appropriation Bill. The Bill has been forwarded to the Committee on Appropriations and its various sub-committees for further consideration and budget defence by the various ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Speaking on the passage of the Second Reading of the Budget, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola ... read more

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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
  • Press Release May 17, 2018 Ramadan: Saraki Urges Muslims Ummah to Pray For Peace, Unity President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the country for another opportunity afforded by the commencement of the Ramadan which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also urged the entire Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray … read more

  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ON THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL, 16TH MAY 2018.   1. Distinguished colleagues, let me thank you so much for the industry you have put into bringing us to this point. Let me thank the relevant sub-committees, especially, for the patriotism and commitment to the delivery of a more efficiency oriented budget.   2. When we received the 2018 Draft Appropriation Bill, I reiterated the need for us to reassess the relationship between oil … read more

  • STATEMENT BY SENATE PRESIDENT INTIMATING SENATORS OF PLOT AGAINST HIM BY IGP   1. My Distinguished colleagues, there is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently.   2. Last night,  my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been in police cells for several weeks for cultism and whose investigation had been concluded with prosecution about to commence under the State law based … read more

  • Press Release May 9, 2018 Saraki Mourns Late Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u   Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has decribed the death of Khalifa Isiyaku Rabi’u as a great loss to the nation particularly the Muslim community.   Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he received the news of the death of the late Islamic cleric with sadness.   “The death of this outstanding religious leader and an icon of … read more

  • Press Release  May 8, 2018 Saraki Speaks on Visit To New EFCC Headquarters  …Says I am here to Support Building of Institutions    President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday inspected the new headquarters building of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and said he will continue to support efforts to build and strengthen the nation’s institutions irrespective of any differences.   Saraki who spoke to journalists after a tour of the edifice, according to a … read more