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  • 17 Oct 2018

    RT : Senate President, on the Illicit and excessive charges by Nigerian banks on customers accounts, particularly

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Today, at the Senate, we passed a resolution calling on to suspend the excessive ATM card maintenance char

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Today, at the Senate, we passed a resolution calling on CBN to suspend the excessive ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers. For me, this is a major step that we have taken. This is because while in the private sector, I introduced the first ATM machine, which came into Nigeria over 25 years ago. All these years later, I believe that we should have grown out of these exorbitant charges. This is why I believe that today’s resolution is necessary, because it affects every Nigerian — irrespective of what part of the country you come from or whatever political affiliation you might have. This Senate has done this many times before. When there was a hike in the mobile telecommunication data charges, we intervened and put an end to that. When there were discrepancies and increases in electricity prices, we also took action. This is why we are here: to always defend and protect the interests of the Nigerian people. I thank Senator Gbenga Ashafa, for sponsoring this important piece of legislation, and all my Distinguished Colleagues who contributed to the debates. -ABS

  • 17 Oct 2018

    RT : BREAKING: Today, the Nigerian Senate passed a resolution calling on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the ATM car

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Congratulations to our dear . We are top of the table in Group E! Lets build on the successes of t

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Today at the Senate, we called on the Federal Government to utilise all resources within our disposal to guarantee the freedom of high school student, Leah Sharibu and Alice Loksha, the abducted Red Cross aid worker. We have also directed all Senate committees that deal with defense, security and intelligence to meet with our security agencies to find out if there are any issues that need to be addressed to end the abduction of aid workers and bring about the freedom and safe return of Leah and Alice.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    We have also directed all Senate committees on security and intelligence to meet with our security agencies to find

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Today at the Senate, we called on the Federal Government to utilise all resources within our disposal to guarantee

  • 16 Oct 2018

    RT : Senate President, on the $3.5 billion earmarked as subsidy recovery funds by the NNPC. h

  • 16 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Nigerian Senate began an investigation into the $3.5billion spent under the Subsidy Recovery Fund of the Nigeri

  • 16 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Nigerian Senate observed a 2-minute silence in honour of Hauwa Liman, the humanitarian worker that was kill

  • 16 Oct 2018

    RT : Awful news that Hauwa Leman has been murdered despite urgent appeals to leave no stone unturned for he

  • 15 Oct 2018

    I join Nigerians and the international community in condemning the murder of Hauwa Leman- an aid worker with the Red Cross, by Boko Haram. As I said on the 18th of September 2018, humanitarian workers, who go into troubled spots to alleviate people’s suffering are the most courageous and selfless people on the planet. They are . To harm aid workers in any way is a most callous and ungodly act. We need to do better with our national security operations in order to prevent the endangering of lives of humanitarian workers and ordinary citizens in crisis areas. My colleagues and I in the Nigerian Senate remain committed to continue working with our Armed Forces to find a lasting solution to these senseless killings by insurgents and improving our national security infrastructure. https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-boko-haram-executes-another-aide-worker-says-leah-will-live-as-slave/amp?__twitter_impression=true

  • 15 Oct 2018

    My colleagues and I in the Nigerian Senate remain committed to continuing working with our Armed Forces to find a l

  • 15 Oct 2018

    As I said on the 18th of September 2018, humanitarian workers, who go into troubled spots to alleviate peoples suf

  • 15 Oct 2018

    I join Nigerians and the international community in condemning the murder of Hauwa Leman- an aid worker with , by Boko Haram.

  • 13 Oct 2018

    Congratulations to our on their brilliant performance in todays AFCON qualifier match.

  • 12 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Senate passed a Motion that called on NEMA to immediately send relief materials to victims of flooding in states

  • 12 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Senate continued the process of confirming the appointments of the Chairman and Members of the Independent Corrup

  • 12 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Nigerian Senate approved the funding request for 's 2019 election budget.

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Today, I swore-in two new senators; Senator Lawal Gumau representing Bauchi South and Senator Ahmed Baba-Kaita representing Katsina North. I wish both Distinguished Lawmakers success as they serve their constituents in the National Assembly.

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Today, I swore-in two new senators; Senator Lawal Gumau representing Bauchi South and Senator Ahmed Baba-Kaita repr

  • 10 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Mr. Banire, Muiz Adeyemi (Ph.D, SAN) as Chairman of the Governing Board of th

  • 10 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Amendment Act of 2010 passed Second reading at the Senate. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Sar

  • 10 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the Senate continued consideration of the Executive Communication from President Muhammadu Buhari, on the request to

  • 10 Oct 2018

    Last night, my dear wife, Toyin, and I attended the Service of Songs for the late Hon. Funke Adedoyin. In my remarks, I remembered Funke as a courageous public servant, who always put the needs and interests of the people over her own. She will be dearly missed — and her service to the nation will not be forgotten.

  • 09 Oct 2018

    Today at the Senate, we paid our respects to our late colleagues, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. B. U. Nzeribe and Hon. Funke Adedoyin. May the Almighty grant these dear and departed legislators eternal rest. Amin.

  • 09 Oct 2018

    Today at the , we paid our respects to our late colleagues, former Speaker of the House of Representative

  • 08 Oct 2018

    RT : To the team that drove and made it the most vibrant and issues-based campaign. To the brains behind stra

  • 07 Oct 2018

    Thank you everyone for supporting our vision to .

  • 07 Oct 2018

    Today is a great day for our party, PDP, because it has shown what men and women of our party can do. Today has shown that the interest of our party is more important than our individual interests. I want to thank Governor Okowa for planning and organizing this transparent, free and fair Presidential Primary and Convention. I congratulate our Presidential Candidate, Your Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for your victory. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory. We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge. On behalf of all the aspirants, I want to assure His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that we will work with you to ensure that come 2019, you emerge as Nigeria’s next President.

  • 07 Oct 2018

    Thank you everyone for supporting our vision to .

  • 07 Oct 2018

    We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge. On behalf of all the aspirants, I want to assure Al

  • 07 Oct 2018

    I congratulate our Presidential Candidate, Your Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar, for your victory. You have stay

  • 07 Oct 2018

    I want to thank Governor Okowa for planning and organizing this transparent, free and fair Presidential Primary and

  • 07 Oct 2018

    Today is a great day for our party, , because it has shown what men and women of our party can do. T

  • 07 Oct 2018

    RT : Supporters of Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki in high spirits as collation of votes commence at the

  • 06 Oct 2018

    RT : Full of Life. Full of Spirit! for the win!

  • 06 Oct 2018

    A few moments ago, I stood on the stage with a young man, a youth, who represents the millions of youth in our nation who are asking: “Where is my future?”

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  • 06 Oct 2018

    I promise all our delegates and all Nigerians, I will work hard to grow our economy, provide more opportunities for

  • 06 Oct 2018

    Let us all work together to find somebody who will unite this nation, improve our economy, and address our insecuri

  • 06 Oct 2018

    If you are looking for a courageous leader, who will lead from the front and unite this nation, I urge our delegate

  • 06 Oct 2018

    We must move away from the past. We cannot vote on sentiment. We must vote for somebody who is capable and someone

  • 06 Oct 2018

    A few moments ago, I stood on the stage with a young man, a youth, who represents the millions of

  • 06 Oct 2018

    Tonight, millions of Nigerians watch us as we carry their aspirations, their dreams and their hopes.

  • 06 Oct 2018

    Tonight, I am humbled, hopeful and determined as I see the faces of the delegates of our great party,

  • 06 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, met with delegates with disabilities on the sidelines of th

  • 06 Oct 2018

    RT : What does mean to you? We asked some Nigerians and these are their responses.

  • 06 Oct 2018

    RT : More statements from Nigerians at on what means to them

  • 06 Oct 2018

    RT : Front runner in the PDP Presidential Race Dr. Abubakar Bukola () Saraki looking happy, confident and enco

  • 06 Oct 2018

    RT : President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, meeting with delegates on the sidelines of the .Loo

  • 05 Oct 2018

    RT : The message is strong in as the prepares for the

  • 05 Oct 2018

    RT : Spokesman of the Dr Abubakar campaign, Ilemona Onoja says the happening

  • 05 Oct 2018

  • 05 Oct 2018

    RT : Today, Dr. and other Presidential aspirants on the platform of were teargassed by the Nigeria

  • 05 Oct 2018

    Today, I joined other leaders of our great party, PDP, on a protest from our party headquarters to the INEC headquarters to protest against the outcome of the Osun State election and to demand for the continued independence of INEC.

  • 05 Oct 2018

    Today, I joined other leaders of our great party , on a protest from our party headquarters to

  • 04 Oct 2018

    Today, and I paid a condolence visit to late Hon. Funke Adedoyins father, Prince Samuel Adedoyin.

  • 03 Oct 2018

    At my meeting with delegates and party leaders from Taraba State today, I emphasized that to we must create new jobs, we must allow our youth to have a say in the governance of our nation and we must forego sentiments — and push for competence in the selection of our leaders.

  • 03 Oct 2018

    Today, I spent time speaking to delegates and party leaders in Akwa Ibom State, about my plan to with doggedness, determination and conviction, so that we can rebuild our economy and restore pride in our nation.

  • 01 Oct 2018

    ‪I spent today, speaking to Kogi State party leaders and delegates about my plans to into a united, peaceful, economically strong and internationally respected nation, with a robust military, a well-motivated workforce, ambitious youth and fulfilled citizens.‬

  • 01 Oct 2018

    I congratulate all Nigerians on the occasion of this year's Independence Day anniversary and pray that our country will continue to exist in peace and unity, with continuous development across the nation. At this point in our collective history, democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. All Nigerians should see today, the occasion of our nation’s 58th Anniversary, as an opportunity to redefine what really constitutes “the Nigerian dream.” We must rally around this dream and support leaders who are capable, competent and prepared to realise this dream for all Nigerians. All of us must not neglect to participate in politics by leaving the political choices to only the politicians and manipulative elements who choose to invoke religious, ethnic and geo-political sentiments to impose leadership that is only supported for the purpose of serving the interests of those who put them in office. As Nigerians, we must re-dedicate ourselves to the ideals of defining our personal interests in line with the realisation of our national objectives. Our national objectives should be to build a united, peaceful, economically strong and internationally respected nation, with a robust military, a well-motivated workforce, ambitious youth and fulfilled citizens. These ideals are what we, as Nigerians, should aspire after. Nigerians should not allow government officials and politicians to continue manipulating them in pursuit of narrow interests. It is only manipulation that will allow voters to ignore the competence, experience, suitability and temperament of aspirants for public office and rather focus on where they come from and how they worship their God. Today, as we celebrate our 58th Independence Anniversary, Nigerians should vow that the leader who will lead the country when it is celebrating its 60th anniversary must be one who would have set this country on the path of genuine socio-economic development and political greatness. Nigerians, we must not be complacent. Voters should be ready at all times to intervene when government starts to derail from our national objectives. Voters should intervene when government places personal and group interests above national interests. Never again, must we allow leaders who behave as emperors, maximum rulers or messiahs and their cabals to seize control of our government and its machinery. With a vigilant citizenry that is well-informed and involved in monitoring government activities, officials and programmes, the prospect of good governance and improved standards of living for all Nigerians will be guaranteed. Again, Happy Independence Day to you and your families. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki President of the Senate

  • 29 Sep 2018

    My prayers are with the government and people of the communities in Plateau State that have been affected by the recent spate of violence that has led to the killing of many innocent people. I am immensely saddened to hear that one family alone lost nine people in these reprehensible attacks. I pray that the affected family and community will find the strength to bear this irreparable loss, and ask that they also find in themselves, the forgiveness that will not perpetuate another cycle of violence. Our nation has experienced such needless attacks over the past few months. Again, as a country that is founded upon the fear of the Almighty, we must all come together to collectively condemn such acts and continue to insist that such senseless and malicious violence must have no place in Nigeria. I commend Governor Lalong for the immediate measures that he has taken to forestall further violence in the State as the Chief Security Officer. At the national level, our security agencies must do all that they can to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute all the perpetrators of this violence. We must send a message out to all those that wish to disturb the peace across our nation that Nigeria and Nigerians will not stand for it. We must respond with the full weight and force of the laws and the institutions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/09/gunmen-attack-jos-metropolis-wipe-out-family-of-9/

  • 28 Sep 2018

    Hon. Funke Adedoyin was a courageous and patriotic public servant. Over the years, as a Minister and later on, as the legislator, representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-ero Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Funke always dedicated herself to the service of the Nigerian people. I pray that the Almighty, in his infinite mercies and wisdom, gives her family, her constituents and all those that she has left behind the strength and fortitude to bear this loss. She will be remembered for her service to the nation and humanity. She will be dearly missed.

  • 28 Sep 2018

    Today, at the 82nd National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), I emphasized that Nigerians are looking to our great party to provide the right leadership. This is why we must all continue to stand firm, and be united and courageous as we approach the 2019 General Elections.

  • 28 Sep 2018

    On () Yesterday, we witnessed another display of the subversion of the will of the Osun people during the re-run gubernatorial election in the State. The election was characterised by widespread voter intimidation, violence and harassment. Accredited observers were denied access to polling units and duly registered voters were prevented from participating in the electoral process by thugs and compromised security agents. Like I said a few days ago, this needless re-run election was only designed as an avenue for the ruling party to perpetrate electoral fraud. The nature of these elections is an embarrassment to our democracy and casts an alarming pall on the institutions responsible for protecting the will of the Nigerian people as stated through their votes. That was why for more than ten hours, INEC could not collate and announce results in seven polling units where just over 2000 votes were cast. It is surprising that the election where the two leading candidates were running neck-to-neck on Saturday -- with the PDP candidate having an edge -- four days later, as a result of manipulation and impossible conditions, the APC candidate has now been credited with most of the votes, while a paltry number of votes has been recorded for the PDP candidate. It is important for Nigerians and the international community to insist that the hands of the clock should not be turned back in terms of the achievements we recorded in the last general elections. We should not make a mockery of our democracy by conducting elections in the manner that the Osun Polls were conducted. The Osun election is a clear indication of how the 2019 election will be conducted. It demonstrates that if we cannot conduct free, peaceful and fair elections in seven polling units spread across four local government areas of a state, then the conduct of the general elections in 774 local government areas across 36 states of the country is already endangered. I therefore call on the government, INEC, security agencies and development partners to ensure a radical change in the way and manner the next set of elections will be conducted. The Osun 2018 polls is a very low point in our electoral system. In the 2015 elections, Nigeria witnessed several gains in its electoral processes. The process was transparent and people's votes counted. These gains made it possible for the then opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to win at the centre and in many states of the nation. That election highlighted a fine moment in Nigeria's democracy. It is disheartening that the major beneficiaries of those credible processes are now the ones subverting the basic principles of our democracy in every way possible. It is appalling that these people are willing to destroy our institutions in their quest to circumvent the desires of the people. It is important to once again reiterate that the re-run election in Osun State is not only about Osun State. It serves as a reflection of our country and the way we are viewed by the world. This theft of the mandate given to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the elections, will not stand. Our party will immediately commence the legal process aimed at reclaiming the sacred mandate of the people of Osun State. I would like to reassure members and supporters of our party, the PDP candidate, Senator Adeleke and the good people of Osun State that light shall always overcome darkness. We have come this far after several months of dedication and hard work. I ask that we remain of good cheer, steadfast and committed to the cause. Victory, no matter how delayed, will not be denied. -ABS

  • 28 Sep 2018

    Last night, I was in the Centre of Learning, Kaduna State, to discuss my plans to by ending the hunger, extreme poverty and lack of opportunities by building a fair, equal and just society that works for all Nigerians — regardless of where they come from.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    While in Jigawa, I visited the home of fellow PDP Presidential Aspirant, and former Governor of Jigawa State, His Excellency, Sule Lamido.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    I am now in Jigawa State, the New World where I am speaking to delegates about my vision to power a Nigerian renaissance by tapping into the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit of our young people, to into a country where everyone can realise their full potential.

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Thank you to our party leaders and delegates from the Land of Equity, Kebbi State, for keying into our vision on how we can ensure that our young and vibrant population can join us to and tackle the problems of today, as we prepare for the future.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Thank you to the PDP Delegates and Party Leaders in Katsina State, who keyed into our vision to today. As I said, our collective vision should remain on working to build a Nigeria where our youth play major roles at all levels, not only in government, but also in the private sector and indeed in every area of Nigerian life.

  • 26 Sep 2018

    ‪I am now in Katsina State, the Home of Hospitality. Here, I am speaking about my plan to protect all Nigerians and defend their constitutional rights and freedoms while upholding the rule of law and working to for all Nigerians.‬

  • 23 Sep 2018

    Saraki Faults INEC Verdict on Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters to Remain Firm

    Saraki Faults INEC Verdict on Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters to Remain Firm   President of the Senate and Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on Osun State Gubernatorial Election, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the election results were inconclusive.   Saraki, in a statement signed by him, expressed dismay over the decision by INEC to declare as “inconclusive” an election in which a candidate won the highest ... read more

  • 05 Sep 2018

    Saraki Condemns Police Raid on Edwin Clark’s Home, Calls for Probe

    Saraki Condemns Police Raid on Edwin Clark’s Home, Calls for Probe Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has condemned the unwarranted search in the Abuja home of nonagenarian, Chief Edwin Clark, by the police, and called for an open, comprehensive investigation into the incident. Saraki while reacting to the incident described it as “unwarranted harassment of the statesman” who is known for being very vocal in expressing his views on national issues and stated that the incident must not be ... read more

  • 31 Aug 2018

    OUR RESPONSE TO THE NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN STATEMENT

    OUR RESPONSE TO THE NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN STATEMENT   It has been brought to our attention that YIAGA have issued a statement in relation to the announcement made by the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, whilst addressing the PDP members and aspirants of the group.   The occasion was first in a series of Dialogues organised by the Not Too Young To Run along Party lines. The first one is for young PDP aspirants. The ... read more

  • 30 Aug 2018

    SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT A DIALOGUE WITH YOUTH AND YOUNG ASPIRANTS HELD AT SHERATON HOTEL, ABUJA, ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018.

    SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT A DIALOGUE WITH YOUTH AND YOUNG ASPIRANTS HELD AT SHERATON HOTEL, ABUJA, ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018.   PROTOCOL.   1.​Let me say, once again, how wonderful it is to see so many talented and purposeful young people at this first edition of the Public Dialogue Series with Political Parties on Youth Candidacy and Party Primaries. Looking at you, I ... read more

  • 08 Aug 2018

    STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018.

    STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018.   1. It is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of the Department of State Services (DSS). All entries to the Complex were blocked as early as 6.30 am. The ... read more

  • 02 Aug 2018

    Saraki to PDP: Let’s Work Together in Defence of Democracy

    Saraki to PDP: Let’s Work Together in Defence of Democracy   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has enjoined all members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to work together in defence of democracy and with the aim of providing good governance to Nigerians.   Speaking at the 81st National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party, Saraki, who recently moved back to the PDP, emphasized the need for inclusiveness, justice, equity and sacrifices in order to ensure ... read more

  • 31 Jul 2018

    PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, ON JULY 31, 2018. 

    PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, ON JULY 31, 2018.    I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).   This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant ... read more

  • 30 Jul 2018

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY THE SENATE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER: Saraki, Dogara: Current Situation in Benue is a Desecration of Legislative Sanctity

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY THE SENATE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER July 30, 2018   Saraki, Dogara: Current Situation in Benue is a Desecration of Legislative Sanctity   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have described as “a desecration of the legislative sanctity”, the on-going situation in Benue State in which eight out of the 30 members of the State House of Assembly have commenced impeachment process against the Governor and with ... read more

  • 23 Jul 2018

    Police Invitation is a Mere Political Game, Says Saraki

    Police Invitation is a Mere Political Game, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that the invitation to him by the Police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation is a mere afterthought which is designed to achieve a political purpose.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that he has it on good authority that the Police had already decided on ... read more

  • 23 Jul 2018

    Story Of Juicy Offers Not True, Says Saraki

    Story Of Juicy Offers Not True, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the speculations about juicy offers being made to him and his associates as part of the on-going discussions with the Presidency and leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is untrue.   He said what is at stake is the future of the country and its democracy and that it will be myopic for anybody to be talking about whether certain offers ... read more

  • 22 Jul 2018

    Speech Delivered by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Fourth Convocation Ceremony of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State. July 22nd, 2018.

    Speech Delivered by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Fourth Convocation Ceremony of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State. July 22nd, 2018.   PROTOCOLS.   It is a special pleasure to be here with you all on this great occasion which is the Fourth Convocation Ceremony of Adeleke University, one of the shining private institutions of learning that are helping to restore pride in tertiary education in our country. It is a day filled with the ... read more

  • 20 Jul 2018

    Press Release: Nigeria To Host 73rd Meeting Of The APU In October

    Press Release  July 19, 2018 Nigeria To Host 73rd Meeting Of The APU In October   Nigeria will in October host the 73rd Meeting of the African Parliamentary Union (APU), in Abuja, it was learnt yesterday.   The Secretary-General of the APU, Mr. Nzi Koffi, disclosed this during a meeting with the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the leadership of the National Assembly, in Abuja.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, ... read more

  • 15 Jul 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Urges U.S. To Take Its Rightful Place In Trade, Investment In Nigeria

    Press Release July 15, 2018 Saraki Urges U.S. To Take Its Rightful Place In Trade, Investment In Nigeria President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Government of the United States (U.S.) to take its rightful place in trade and investment relationship with the country.   Saraki made the call while addressing the United States Chamber of Commerce on ‘Doing Business and Opportunities in Nigeria’ as part of a parliamentary visit to Washington DC by a ... read more

  • 15 Jul 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Congratulates Fayemi

    Press Release  July 15, 2018 Saraki Congratulates Fayemi   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his victory in the just-concluded Ekiti gubernatorial election.   Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the Governor-elect of Ekiti State should use his second-coming to continue the people-centered policies and programmes of his first term, while urging him to also work ... read more

  • 06 Jul 2018

    Saraki Hails Supreme Court Verdict, Says Trial Politically Motivated

    Saraki Hails Supreme Court Verdict, Says Trial Politically Motivated Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has reiterated his confidence in the judicial process and the ability of the Judiciary to do justice to all manner of men and in all circumstances.   In a statement personally signed by him after the judgement of the Supreme Court which upheld the earlier decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal discharging and acquitting him of all 18 charges instituted against him, Saraki expressed ... read more

  • 05 Jul 2018

    Press Release: Senate’ll Investigate Alleged Sexual Abuse, Violence at IDP Camps

    Press Release July 5, 2018 Senate’ll Investigate Alleged Sexual Abuse, Violence at IDP Camps   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will continue to do all within its power to ensure that alleged sexual abuse and violence against Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) at camps in the North East and across the country are not covered up.   Saraki according to a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, said this ... read more

  • 03 Jul 2018

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON TUESDAY, ON JULY 3, 2018.

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, TO SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE ON TUESDAY, ON JULY 3, 2018. PROTOCOL. 1. Distinguished colleagues, I welcome you all back to the Senate Chambers after the short recess. I trust that the break has afforded each and every one of us the opportunity to cast our minds back over the last three years, to take stock and assess our performance thus ... read more

  • 27 Jun 2018

    Press Release: Plateau Killings: “Working Towards Peace is Everybody’s Responsibility” says Saraki

    Press Release June 27, 2018 Plateau Killings: “Working Towards Peace is Everybody’s Responsibility” says Saraki   The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that working towards peace in Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole, must remain the primary responsibility of all Nigerians.   Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said this, during a condolence visit to Plateau State, over this weekend’s killings. The Senate President was ... read more

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Assures Russian Investors’ of Conducive Business Environment 

    Press Release  June 21, 2018 Saraki Assures Russian Investors’ of Conducive Business Environment  President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has assured the Russian Government that Nigeria is conducive for investors especially in the oil, gas, agriculture, mining and power sectors of the economy. Saraki stated this during a meeting with the leadership of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament – Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation –  in Moscow, led by its Chairperson, ... read more

  • 21 Jun 2018

    #SarakiInRussia: Assures Russian Investors’ of Conducive Business Environment

    #SarakiInRussia: Assures Russian Investors’ of Conducive Business Environment President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has assured the Russian Government that Nigeria is conducive for investors especially in the oil, gas, agriculture, mining and power sectors of the economy. Saraki stated this during a meeting with the leadership of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament – Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – in Moscow, led by its Chairperson, Ms. Valentina Matviyenko. “Russia could ... read more

  • 18 Jun 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Leads Senate Delegation on Visit to Russian Parliament

    Press Release June 18, 2018 Saraki Leads Senate Delegation on Visit to Russian Parliament President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will on Tuesday (tomorrow) lead a Senate delegation on a three day parliamentary visit to Russia, aimed at deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship between both countries. During the visit, the President of the Senate is expected to address the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Senate of Russia) and hold ... read more

  • 15 Jun 2018

    Press Release: Eid-el-fitr: Saraki Congratulates Muslims, Calls For Sustained Prayers

    Press Release June 14, 2018 Eid-el-fitr: Saraki Congratulates Muslims, Calls For Sustained Prayers President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Muslim faithful across the country on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fast and called for sustained prayers for peace in the country. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, to commemorate the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations, the President of the Senate said in spite of Federal Government’s appreciable efforts in combating ... read more

  • 11 Jun 2018

    Press Release: 3rd Anniversary: Saraki Thanks Nigerians …Says Economic Bills are Beginning to Make Positive Impact

    Press Release  June 11, 2018 3rd Anniversary: Saraki Thanks Nigerians …Says Economic Bills are Beginning to Make Positive Impact   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has thanked Nigerians all over the country for their support and encouragement towards the work of the 8th Senate, since it was inaugurated three years ago.   In a statement issued from Saudi Arabia where he is on lesser hajj, Saraki acknowledged that the achievements of the Senate would not have been ... read more

  • 08 Jun 2018

    Press Release: Saraki Lauds THISDAY Editors, Nwogwugwu, Adebiyi, Momodu, Others Over New Appointment, Promotion

    Press Release June 8, 2018 Saraki Lauds THISDAY Editors, Nwogwugwu, Adebiyi, Momodu, Others Over New Appointment, Promotion President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Editor of THISDAY Newspaper, Ms. Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, on her appointment as the pioneer Managing Director of ARISE News Channel Africa. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also lauded the elevation of the Sunday Editor, Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi to the position of Editor ... read more

  • 04 Jun 2018

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE 3-DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILLS, HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA – JUNE 4, 2018.

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, AT THE 3-DAY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILLS, HELD AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA – JUNE 4, 2018.pub, PIGB,    PROTOCOL.   1. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this 3-Day Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on the Downstream Petroleum Sector for the consideration of the Petroleum Industry Bills.   2. ... read more

  • 03 Jun 2018

    Press Release: Saraki: Our Response to Claims By Police

    Press Release  June 3, 2018 Saraki: Our Response to Claims By Police   The attention of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been drawn to a story circulating online and apparently derived from a Press Conference addressed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moshood Jimoh, linking him (Saraki) to the Offa robbery.   Dr. Saraki will want the entire public to disregard this claim as a baseless allegation and another ploy by the Police to implicate him ... read more

  • 03 Jun 2018

    Press Release  June 3, 2018 Saraki: Justice Akanbi’s Death, A Personal Loss 

    Press Release  June 3, 2018 Saraki: Justice Akanbi’s Death, A Personal Loss    President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the death of a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, and said the incident was a personal loss to him.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Akanbi as an indefatigable, honest and principled jurist who upheld the ... read more

  • 31 May 2018

    Press Release: #NotTooYoungToRun: This is Only the Beginning for Youth Inclusion, Says Saraki

    Press Release May 31, 2018 #NotTooYoungToRun: This is Only the Beginning for Youth Inclusion, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, reacted to the signing of the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill# by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the occurrence as a historic moment that young people will look back on someday.   In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said: “More than half of our over 180 million population ... read more

  • 30 May 2018

    Press Release: My CCT Trial Never Came Up At nPDP Meeting With Osinbajo, Says Saraki

    Press Release  May 30, 2018 My CCT Trial Never Came Up At nPDP Meeting With Osinbajo, Says Saraki   The attention of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been drawn to the front page headline in the May 30, 2018, edition of The Nation newspaper – ‘Ex-nPDP: stop Saraki’s trial’. The body of the story was contained on Page 6 of the newspaper.   Ordinarily, Dr. Saraki would have ignored the story as he has done in the ... read more

  • 30 May 2018

    Press Release: Saraki to Youth: “NotTooYoungToRun” is Only the First Phase

    Press Release  May 30, 2018 Saraki to Youth: “NotTooYoungToRun” is Only the First Phase   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the passage and assent to the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, will be the first phase in the journey for more youth inclusion in politics.   The President of the Senate, according to his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, said this at a meeting with the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), led ... read more

  • 29 May 2018

    Press Release: Saraki: Nigerians Should Not Be Complacent About Democracy 

    Press Release  May 29, 2018 Saraki: Nigerians Should Not Be Complacent About Democracy    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised Nigerians not to take for granted the continued democratic dispensation the country has been enjoying for the past 19 years but guard against actions, statements and moves which can truncate the political process.   While congratulating Nigerians on the 19th anniversary of unbroken elected government in the country, Saraki advised the people to always be vigilant and speak ... read more

  • 27 May 2018

    Press Release: Saraki, JOHESU to Meet Monday Afternoon

    Press Release  May 27, 2018 Saraki, JOHESU to Meet Monday Afternoon   As a follow-up to his mediation between Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Federal Government, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is set to meet with the leadership of JOHESU tomorrow (Monday) at 3pm at his office in the Senate.   Last week, Saraki began mediating in the ongoing strike action that has crippled Nigeria’s healthcare facilities for the past 40 days, with a meeting ... read more

  • 27 May 2018

    Press Release: Children’s Day: Safety of the Nigerian Child is Non-Negotiable, Says Saraki

    Press Release  May 26, 2018 Children’s Day: Safety of the Nigerian Child is Non-Negotiable, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has felicitated with children across the country and stated that their safety was non- negotiable.   Saraki, in his goodwill message to commemorate the 2018 Children’s Day, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, noted that the Children Day gives the country an opportunity to celebrate the young ones ... read more

  • 25 May 2018

    Press Release: Senate Intervenes To End Health Workers’ Strike

    Press Release  May 25, 2018 Senate Intervenes To End Health Workers’ Strike …As Saraki Meets Adewole, Ngige, JOHESU   The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), in a bid to end the strike and make the nation’s hospitals functional once again.   The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of JOHESU yesterday (Thursday) where he listened to their grievances and demands, ... read more

  • 25 May 2018

    Press Release: 1% Primary Healthcare Fund Is For The Poor,” Says PSN

    Press Release  May 25, 2018 1% Primary Healthcare Fund Is For The Poor,” Says PSN …As Group Lauds National Assembly     The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Prof. Ahmed Yakassi has reiterated that the one per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) provision by the National Assembly for primary healthcare in the 2018 budget will directly benefit the poor in the country.   Yakasai spoke when he led other executive members of PSN on a thank you ... read more

  • 24 May 2018

    Press Release: Saraki to Public Complaints Commissioners, Tame Injustice, Abuse Of Power

    Press Release  May 24, 2018   Saraki to Public Complaints Commissioners, Tame Injustice, Abuse Of Power   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has charged the newly inaugurated Commissioners of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), to prevent acts of injustice and abuse of power among Nigerians in order to make the nation a better place for all.   Speaking when he officially inaugurated the Chief Commissioner, Hon. Chileh Igbawua and other Commissioners of the PCC from the 36 ... read more

  • 24 May 2018

    Press Release: Passage of CAMA by Senate A Lifeline To Small Businesses, Says LCCI boss

    Press Release  May 24, 2018   Passage of CAMA by Senate A Lifeline To Small Businesses, Says LCCI boss   President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase has lauded the passage of the Companies and Allied Matters (CAMA) Act amendment Bill by the Senate, and said the development will greatly boost and increase the viability of small businesses in the country.   Ruwase gave the commendation when he led other executive members of ... read more

  • 21 May 2018

    Press Release: 2018 Budget: Why NASS Included Additional Funding for Primary Healthcare, By Tejuoso

    Press Release  May 21, 2018 2018 Budget: Why NASS Included Additional Funding for Primary Healthcare, By Tejuoso   Senator Lanre Tejuoso, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, has revealed why the National Assembly, included funding for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) in the 2018 Appropriations Bill.   In a press statement delivered to newsmen in Abuja, Senator Tejuoso stated that: “While the Executive did not include the BHCPF in the 2018 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly, the Senate ... read more

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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

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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.
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