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  • 17 Jul 2018

    Todays homecoming is to thank my people who stood by me for these past three years. I thank all of them who did n

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Today’s homecoming is to thank my people who stood by me for these past three years. I thank all of them who did not waver at any time and believed in my innocence throughout the trial.

  • 17 Jul 2018

    RT : Kwarans love their leader. Pure and undiluted love. Everywhere I turn, chants of Oloye, Oloye, Oloye. Sai Leader. Sa

  • 17 Jul 2018

    RT : Kwarans welcome their leader! Shouts of Oloye and Sai Bukky! everywhere!

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Back at home in Kwara. I thank the people of Ilorin for this rousing welcome after our victory at the Supreme Court

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Back at home in Kwara. I thank the people of Ilorin for this rousing welcome after our victory at the Supreme Court. Because of your support, we remain resolute and undeterred.

  • 16 Jul 2018

    I am hopeful that during , many more citizens will be able to understand the work that we do; the bill

  • 16 Jul 2018

    Findings show that 80% of Nigerians actively support open government policies. We in the 8th National Assembly are

  • 16 Jul 2018

    Findings show that 80% of Nigerians actively support open government policies. We in the 8th National Assembly are directed by the voice of the people. This is why, today, it was great to interact with all the participants who joined us for the first-ever .

  • 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

  • 15 Jul 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Governor-elect of Ekiti State on your victory in yesterday's gubernatorial election. May the Almighty guide you as you prepare to assume Office, and may your tenure bring more development to the State and improve the lives of its people.

  • 15 Jul 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Governor-elect of Ekiti State on your victory in yesterday's gubernatoria

  • 12 Jul 2018

    Yesterday, we had a great meeting with the US Chamber of Commerce, where I spoke about business opportunities in Ni

  • 12 Jul 2018

    Yesterday, we had a great meeting with the US Chamber of Commerce, where I spoke about business opportunities in Nigeria and increasing private sector participation in all spheres of our economy.

  • 12 Jul 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje and the entire Baraje family on the loss of their mother, late Hajiya Aisha Omoagba Baraje. Hajiya Baraje lived a fulfilled life as a mother and wife, which is evident from the fact that she helped to raise one of Nigeria’s finest patriots and statesmen. She will be dearly missed. We pray that the Almighty Allah, who granted her a long and prosperous life, may bless, guide and continue to protect the family that she has left behind. We also pray, that the Almighty Allah in his infinite mercies and grace, grants her a place amongst the righteous ones in Al Jannah Firdaus. Amin.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The NFIU Act will help to further institutionalize our fight against corruption by promoting the exchange of inform

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Big day tomorrow, I will be showcasing opportunities within the Nigerian economy in my meetings with the US Chamber

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Big day tomorrow, I will be showcasing opportunities within the Nigerian economy in my meetings with the US Chamber of Commerce and the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    At our meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, we discussed ways o

  • 10 Jul 2018

    At our meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch, the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, we discussed ways of deepening the parliamentary relationship between the United States Congress and Nigeria’s National Assembly.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    RT : VIDEO: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, meeting with Senator Orrin Hatch, The President Pro Tempore

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Great meeting with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, who chairs the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department a

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Great meeting with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, who chairs the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development; and is a member of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    RT : Today, the passed Second Reading stage at the 8th Senate. Here are 7 things that you need to know about th

  • 10 Jul 2018

    At yesterdays roundtable discussion at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), we discussed fostering increas

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Yesterday, the National Assembly parliamentary delegation, held a roundtable discussion at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), hosted by Ambassador Johnnie Carson. The meeting, which had representatives from Fund Peace, Global Financial Integrity, CSIS Africa, Committee on Foreign Relations and the US State Department, discussed ways of fostering increased cooperation between both the United States and Nigeria.

  • 09 Jul 2018

    RT : The President of Senate and members of delegation at the US Institute of Peace

  • 08 Jul 2018

    RT : PRESS RELEASE: President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Leads National Assembly Delegation on Parliamentary Visi

  • 07 Jul 2018

    It was great to be in Rivers State today, for the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Train 2 of the Indorama Eleme

  • 07 Jul 2018

    It was great to be in Rivers State today, for the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Train 2 of the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer Plant at Eleme LGA and to commission the Obiri Ikwerre - Airport Road. From my interactions with the people of Rivers State, I have come to understand that the Obiri Ikwerre — Airport Road, will not only improve access but also free up the inner city and decongest connecting roads while reducing total travel time. While the success of the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer Plant will lay the groundwork that other states can emulate across the agriculture value-chain, so as to not only strengthen their respective internally generated revenues but also create employment and support the agro movement in the country. I thank my host, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, for the marvelous reception and hospitality I have been accorded so far today in the Garden City. Read more: https://medium.com/@SPNigeria/remarks-by-president-of-the-senate-dr-4540ab75c860

  • 07 Jul 2018

    RT : PICTURES: President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has just commissioned the Obiri Ikwerre - Airport Road, in Ri

  • 07 Jul 2018

    RT : Remarks by President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Train 2 of the In

  • 07 Jul 2018

    RT : PICTURE: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the foundation stone laying of the Second Train of the

  • 07 Jul 2018

    RT : PICTURE: The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the invitation of the

  • 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

  • 06 Jul 2018

    The overwhelming support of so many, and the insistence on ensuring that due process and truth prevailed, has made

  • 06 Jul 2018

    We all have to canvas for fairness in the fight against corruption. We should see this verdict as an inspiration to

  • 06 Jul 2018

    To my supporters, yes, there is a reason to rejoice, but our celebration must be tempered with the sobering lessons

  • 06 Jul 2018

    My immense gratitude also goes to the international community for their interest in this case. The Nigerian press h

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I thank my family for enduring this trial with their usual grace and fortitude.

  • 06 Jul 2018

    My gratitude to all my friends, political associates, supporters and the good people of Kwara State all of whom h

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I thank my legal team for their determined and principled stance, and for their knowledge and diligence, which saw

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I am most grateful for the support of my Distinguished Colleagues and the Honourable Members for their unflinching

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I thank Nigerians for standing by me through the difficult period of this trial. The support of ordinary Nigerians

  • 06 Jul 2018

    As a Senator on the platform of the ruling party at that time, I sponsored a motion on the floor of the Senate call

  • 06 Jul 2018

    In the history of this country, the highest fraud, the most brazen corruption has been the Fuel Subsidy scam. No on

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I was the first governor to establish the Price Intelligence Unit which later metamorphosed into the Bureau of Publ

  • 06 Jul 2018

    As a presidential aide, I initiated the process that led to the enactment of the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I believe in fighting corruption and I have made my own humble contributions to the fight against corruption in this country.

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I believe in the need to fight corruption, but I will never be party to the selective application of the law or the

  • 06 Jul 2018

    As many have rightly observed, it is plain to see that the anti-corruption fight is being prosecuted with vindictiv

  • 06 Jul 2018

    It is my hope that those who are behind my persecution will see the handwriting on the wall and leave me to do the

  • 06 Jul 2018

    Three years that would have been devoted to tackling issues affecting Nigerians, including: economic recovery, inse

  • 06 Jul 2018

    As a result of the war of attrition, various arms of government have wasted resources needlessly. It has been three

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I maintain that, above all else, my CCT trial has been a flagrant vilification of my person, and shows that some pe

  • 06 Jul 2018

    What we have seen is the opposite. Instead of working together in the interest of the nation and to seek to do bett

  • 06 Jul 2018

    Ordinarily, I doubt anyone would be interested in the asset declaration form I filled over 15 years ago.

  • 06 Jul 2018

    As I said in my first appearance at the CCT, this was a politically motivated case. The case was trumped up in the

  • 06 Jul 2018

    I have always believed in the infallibility of our Judiciary, secure in the knowledge that our courts the last re

  • 06 Jul 2018

    Through it all, I refused to be shaken, knowing, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, that the arch of the moral uni

  • 06 Jul 2018

    This outcome has gladdened my heart and further strengthened my belief in this country and as well as my faith in A

  • 06 Jul 2018

    The court also observed that certain agents took over the responsibility of the Code of Conduct Bureau in this tria

  • 06 Jul 2018

    At the end of a tortuous journey of 1018 Days counting from September 22, 2015 when the case began at the Tribunal,

  • 06 Jul 2018

    At the end of a tortuous journey of 1018 Days counting from September 22, 2015 when the case began at the Tribunal, I am happy that I have been vindicated. The Supreme Court has affirmed that there is no evidence of false declaration of assets. The court also observed that certain agents took over the responsibility of the Code of Conduct Bureau in this trial, and one can infer that this was done towards a pre-determined end. This outcome has gladdened my heart and further strengthened my belief in this country and as well as my faith in Almighty Allah, who is the righter of all wrongs. God has vindicated me today before the judgement of man, and I am most thankful and humbled at His grace and infinite mercies. Through it all, I refused to be shaken, knowing, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, that the arch of the moral universe may be long, but it bends towards justice. I knew the day would come when justice would prevail and I would be exonerated. I have always believed in the infallibility of our Judiciary, secure in the knowledge that our courts – the last refuge of the oppressed - would never condemn the innocent. This outcome is also a vindication of my belief in the rule of law. As I said in my first appearance at the CCT, this is a politically motivated case. The case was trumped up in the first instance because of my emergence as the President of the Senate against the wishes of certain forces. Ordinarily, I doubt anyone would be interested in the asset declaration form I filled over 15 years ago. What we have seen is the opposite. Instead of working together in the interest of the nation and to seek to do better for our people, we are fighting one another and using legal instruments to mount baseless accusations against one another. Instead of exhibiting the need for unity and working day and night for that purpose, we are stoking the fire of division and rancour. I maintain that, above all else, my CCT trial has been a flagrant vilification of my person, and shows that some people are after their personal interests rather than the national interest. As a result of the war of attrition, various arms of government have wasted resources needlessly. It has been three wasted years across board in this country. Three years that would have been devoted to tackling issues affecting Nigerians, including: economic recovery, insecurity, youth unemployment and strengthening national institutions – were wasted on malicious prosecution. People were ready to trade off three years that would have been devoted to fostering cooperation, unity and economic progress for their selfish ends. It is my hope that those who are behind my persecution will see the handwriting on the wall and leave me to do the work for which I was elected, so I can continue to give my all to this great country of ours. As many have rightly observed, it is plain to see that the anti-corruption fight is being prosecuted with vindictiveness, to target perceived political opponents. I believe in the need to fight corruption, but I will never be party to the selective application of the law or the rhetoric of an insincere anti-corruption fight. I believe in fighting corruption and I have made my own humble contributions to the fight against corruption in this country. As a presidential aide, I initiated the process that led to the enactment of the Fiscal Responsibility Act. I was the first governor to establish the Price Intelligence Unit which later metamorphosed into the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) at the federal level. In the history of this country, the highest fraud, the most brazen corruption has been the Fuel Subsidy scam. No one wanted to talk about it or confront entrenched powers. As a Senator on the platform of the ruling party at that time, I sponsored a motion on the floor of the Senate calling for investigation that led to the unprecedented exposure of the massive corruption in the fuel subsidy regime. That was my only point of departure with the former President. My antecedents speak for themselves. I thank Nigerians for standing by me through the difficult period of this trial. The support of ordinary Nigerians and their faith in me, as well as their sophistication and discernment in seeing this case for what it was, has been a source of strength to me. I am most grateful for the support of my Distinguished Colleagues and the Honourable Members of the 8th National Assembly for their unflinching support and regular attendance at the various proceedings. They were unfairly criticised for accompanying me on court appearances, but it is now clear that they did so because they believed that injustice to one, is injustice to all. They have been the true embodiment of esprit de corps. I thank them for banding together in the face of an unconscionable attack on the institution of the legislature. I thank my legal team for their determined and principled stance, and for their knowledge and diligence, which saw this case to its just conclusion. My gratitude to all my friends, political associates, supporters and the good people of Kwara State – all of whom have been solidly behind me. I thank my family for enduring this trial with their usual grace and fortitude. My immense gratitude also goes to the international community for their interest in this case. The Nigerian press have kept watch and I appreciate their vigilance in ensuring that all the facts were held up to scrutiny. To my supporters, yes, there is a reason to rejoice, but our celebration must be tempered with the sobering lessons of the attempted injustice from Day One of this trial. We all have to canvas for fairness in the fight against corruption. We should see this verdict as an inspiration to champion the rule of law, promote democracy and its institutions as well as tolerance of divergent views. The overwhelming support of so many, and the insistence on ensuring that due process and truth prevailed, has made this verdict possible. Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON) PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

  • 05 Jul 2018

    Tonight, I spoke to Chinenye, Linda Igwetu’s sister. Such a tragedy. They deserve justice and I commit to doing my best to achieve this. May her soul Rest In Peace.

  • 05 Jul 2018

    The passing of Mallam Adamu Ciroma is a monumental loss to the country. Although death is painful, it gladdens my heart that late Ciroma lived a worthy and successful life. We shall miss him greatly. https://medium.com/@SPNigeria/adamu-ciroma-nigeria-has-lost-a-legend-says-senate-president-dr-abubakar-bukola-saraki-4f09a5b23f90

  • 05 Jul 2018

    Today, the Senate resolved to look into the death of the young NYSC Corper, Miss Linda Angela Igwetu. Accordingly, we have directed our Committees on Youth and Sports, Health, and Police Affairs to investigate the incident and report back to plenary in 2-weeks. Every Nigerian life is important. Especially those of our young people who are about to start their lives and careers. May the soul of the dear and departed Linda be granted a place amongst the righteous ones. Amin

  • 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

  • 05 Jul 2018

    I am in full support of the Kwara State House of Assembly considering a Bill that would support our locally-made fabrics being used to make school uniforms for students of our great state. We must do all that we can to give our full support to all endeavors and initiatives that will ensure that goods and services that are made in Nigeria, are utilized and patronized by governments at all levels. I hope that the Kwara State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad, considers this initiative on its merits and works towards developing this into a Bill. Doing this would help to create jobs for the makers of Aso-Oke, our local tailors, and hundreds of thousands of other people who fall within the entrepreneurial value chain — many of them who are youth and women

  • 04 Jul 2018

    In-line with our commitment to find solutions to the insecurity in the nation, today in plenary, we adopted 20 recommendations from the Report of the which held earlier this year. I thank the Senate Leader and the members of the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of the Nation’s Security Infrastructure for the comprehensive report. Moving forward, we will continue to work hard to ensure the implementation of the Security Summit Report, in order to ensure that we find solutions to address the existing cases of criminality and insecurity across the nation. Read more here: https://medium.com/@SPNigeria/senateonsecurity-20-recommendations-from-the-report-of-the-nigerian-senates-security-summit-1b4dbc2010df

  • 04 Jul 2018

    LIVE: I am now meeting with representatives of Amnesty International to discuss the report on the sexual assault and violence in the North East.

  • 03 Jul 2018

    Today, my colleagues and I in the 8th Senate resolved to begin the process of amending the Constitution to allow for the creation of State and Community Police. This is following our debate on solutions to the killings across the country.

  • 03 Jul 2018

    LIVE VIDEO: I am now meeting with the Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, which comprises of the Speakers of the 36 State Houses of Assembly.

  • 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

  • 02 Jul 2018

    The security and welfare of the people is primary purpose of government. This is what the Constitution we all swore to uphold says. At no time whether in the past or in the present is it okay to lose even one Nigerian life. We MUST all put aside our political, personal, and ideological differences and work together to stop the bloodshed.

  • 01 Jul 2018

    As part of my ongoing drive to boost the patronage of , I met with the Association of Aso Oke Practitioners in Kwara, led by its Chairman, Abdulrasak Alfa earlier today. We discussed the possibility of state-owned schools adopting Aso Oke materials and other locally made fabrics for their school uniforms — instead of continuing to rely on foreign-sourced fabrics and an increasingly costly supply chain. Adopting such a policy would help to create more jobs for the makers of Aso-Oke, our local tailors, and hundreds of thousands of other people who fall within the entrepreneurial value chain.

  • 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

  • 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

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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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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