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  • 17 Jan 2019

    RT : This industry is a rapidly growing industry and is virtually driven by our own young men and women which means it reflects the i

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Our youth demographic is transforming every sphere of life in our country, especially with regard to entrepreneurship, sports, arts and entertainment. Nigeria also has the second largest film industry in the world; and contemporary Nigerian music has gone global. This is why, yesterday, it was a pleasure to join the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates of our party, Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Governor Peter Obi, at the event, where we set out a comprehensive vision for the industry.

  • 16 Jan 2019

    The New Year has met our countrymen and women in an anticipatory mood. Spirits are high, because in this year 2019, Nigeria has a date with destiny. But we also know that despite all of this, the work of leadership must go on; governance must not suffer. We must trudge on and fulfill our mandates as legislators subject to the Nigerian Constitution and the will of the people. As legislators, we will continue to ensure that we work to address issues affecting Nigerians, and concerning which they seek our intervention. Issues such as unemployment, lack of economic opportunities, insecurity and so on – these still require the attention of the National Assembly. Every action that we can take to address these issues through the legislative function, we must take; everything that we can do, we must do.

  • 16 Jan 2019

    To those of us who are contesting, let us remember that our biggest offer is to serve. Ultimately, the Nigerian peo

  • 16 Jan 2019

    To all Nigerians, I say this: we must have a country after the elections. We still have to live among ourselves whe

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Looking ahead to the General Elections, I wish all contestants and aspirants luck in the forthcoming elections, inc

  • 16 Jan 2019

    The integrity of the constitution must be preserved at all times; and service to the people in a unified country sh

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Everyone in the political value chain should therefore do nothing that could raise tensions in the country. Nigeria

  • 16 Jan 2019

    I wish to lay emphasis on the role of the Judiciary in promoting justice and bringing respect to the country. If th

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Expectations of the Executive are also palpable, particularly with regard to the need to uphold the Constitution an

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Nigerians want to see leaders who will not succumb to the partisan instinct in lawmaking. They want to see leaders

  • 16 Jan 2019

    The 2019 Elections are just over a month away, and the expectations of Nigerians as the dates draw near, is that we

  • 16 Jan 2019

    The legacy of the 8th Senate will be written in the legislative footprints that we leave. Therefore, we must ensure

  • 16 Jan 2019

    This is an epoch making Senate that had, by the end of 2018, passed an unprecedented 257 bills, many of which are g

  • 16 Jan 2019

    The New Year has met our countrymen and women in an anticipatory mood. Spirits are high, because in this year 2019,

  • 16 Jan 2019

    RT : : Welcome Back Speech by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to Senators on Resumption fr

  • 15 Jan 2019

    RT : President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has decried the gruesome killing of dozens of Nigerians by bandits in

  • 15 Jan 2019

    RT : Pictures of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, from .

  • 15 Jan 2019

    Today, we honour our servicemen and women — who go over and beyond their call of duty everyday to keep our nation safe and preserve our peace and unity. We thank you and your families for your service and sacrifice for Nigeria.

  • 15 Jan 2019

    Today, we honour our servicemen and women who go over and beyond their call of duty everyday to keep our nation s

  • 14 Jan 2019

    Thank you Ondo, the Sunshine State for the warm reception! As we prepare for the General Election, know that you ha

  • 14 Jan 2019

    Thank you Ondo, the Sunshine State for the warm reception! As we prepare for the General Election, know that you have a clear choice between a with Atiku/Obi and the PDP, or 4 more years of insecurity, job losses and the unfriendly economic policies of this administration.

  • 14 Jan 2019

    Thank you Ekiti State for believing in our vision for a with Atiku and Obi! With your support, we will create new jobs across the country and work to ensure that more women and youth participate in politics and governance at all levels.

  • 14 Jan 2019

    Thank you Ekiti State for believing in our vision for a with and ! With your suppo

  • 14 Jan 2019

    RT : The factional APC in Kwara State must understand that its violent activities negatively impact the lives of citizens.

  • 13 Jan 2019

    Earlier today, I assessed the level of damage done to my family quarters and community today in Agbaji, Ilorin by the thugs of a factional All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state. I have urged my family members and all the people of Agbaji to remain calm and not be provoked into retaliation or reprisal attacks. One thing is clear: Nigerians are tired of the lawlessness and impunity under the APC government and no amount of intimidation will change their resolve to vote for the PDP.

  • 13 Jan 2019

    We stand strong!

  • 13 Jan 2019

    One thing is clear: Nigerians are tired of the lawlessness and impunity under the APC government and no amount of i

  • 13 Jan 2019

    I have urged my family members and all the people of Agbaji to remain calm and not be provoked into retaliation or

  • 13 Jan 2019

    I just finished assessing the level of damage done to my family quarters and community today in Agbaji, Ilorin by t

  • 13 Jan 2019

    A little while ago, I was at Ilorin General Hospital to meet the victims of last Thursday’s coordinated attack on PDP supporters by APC Thugs in Agbaji, Ilorin, Kwara State and surrounding communities. Violence and bloodshed must have no place in our politics. I urge all the people of Ilorin and our supporters to remain calm and not retaliate. We will continue to run an issues-based campaign across the state and the nation. Let us all strive for peace in this election season.

  • 13 Jan 2019

    Violence and bloodshed must have no place in our politics. I urge all the people of Ilorin and our supporters to re

  • 13 Jan 2019

    A little while ago, I was at Ilorin General Hospital to meet the victims of last Thursdays coordinated attack on P

  • 13 Jan 2019

    RT : Lets vote for a ! Lets vote for PDP!The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the

  • 13 Jan 2019

    RT : SP Dr. , Executive Governor of Kwara State , , DG Atunwa Campaign Org., Prof. Abubakar Suliem

  • 13 Jan 2019

    This trial definitely has implications for the principle of separation of powers and the concept of checks and bala

  • 13 Jan 2019

    The entire country and the international community will be watching every step in this trial closely because it is

  • 13 Jan 2019

    There are already suggestions that this plan is set to disorganize the judicial arm after constant attempts by agen

  • 13 Jan 2019

    All these subjective actions politicize the anti-graft fight. They weaken national institutions. The CJN is not abo

  • 13 Jan 2019

    This trial, coming just about a month to the commencement of the presidential elections, the aftermath of which the

  • 13 Jan 2019

    Whereas there are pending cases where the individuals involved have been indicted some months ago but no prosecution is being considered.

  • 13 Jan 2019

    The haste with which this trial is being pursued leaves a lot to be desired. From last Wednesday when the so-called

  • 13 Jan 2019

    As somebody who has travelled this route before, we should refrain from any media trial and political players shoul

  • 13 Jan 2019

    The proposed trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has once again opened up the debate on the transparency an

  • 13 Jan 2019

    My deepest condolences to all the families affected by the Iworoko, Ekiti roadside market accident that claimed man

  • 12 Jan 2019

    We visited the Bukuru IDP Camp in Plateau State on our arrival. Insecurity issues pose a great threat to our dear country in countless ways; hence, it is clear that Nigerians are ready for a government that will prioritize the security of lives and property. .

  • 12 Jan 2019

    We visited the Bukuru IDP Camp in Plateau State on our arrival. Insecurity issues pose a great threat to our dear

  • 12 Jan 2019

  • 12 Jan 2019

    RT : Theres no doubt that IDPs resident at the camp in Bukuru,Jos were pleasantly surprised as paid them a visit.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Plateau State is ready for to create jobs and end the insecurity across the nation.

  • 12 Jan 2019

  • 12 Jan 2019

    RT : Jos people!!! Abubakar don land.Come and join the train to get Nigeria working again.

  • 11 Jan 2019

    A little while ago, I briefed Pressmen at Legacy House about the sad development in my home state, Kwara State, and the role of the security agencies in giving cover to people who are unleashing violence on our people. The APC in Kwara State are surprised and cannot understand how and why the people continue to give massive and overwhelming support to the PDP across the state. The police have continued to show undisguised hostility to me and my supporters in Kwara State and this latest round of violence is part of efforts to jeopardise and undermine my personal security and that of my immediate and larger family. Three incidents will illustrate what I am saying to you... 1. Yesterday, after the APC concluded their campaign in Ilorin, some of their supporters and thugs moved around town and in areas like Adewole/Adeta, Ile Otan and Ubandawaki/Pakata where they saw our people gathered holding their weekly ward meetings. The APC supporters immediately disrupted the meetings by shouting their party slogan and when our people responded by mentioning our own slogan, they fired gun shots into their midst in Adewole/Adeta. The APC supporters also inflicted matchete cuts on some of our supporters. As a result of this attack, two people suffered bullet wounds. 2. Yesterday, these same APC thugs shielded by policemen went to my family quarters in Agbaji, Ilorin, and vandalized houses, shops and inflicted wounds with matchete on three people. All this destruction took place in the presence of policemen who came with the thugs. The officers simply watched as the APC thugs and supporters unleashed violence on our people. The decision to attack people and properties in my family ancestral compound is a direct affront and attack on my person. Whatever signal these APC elements with the support from the police believe they are sending is definitely sinister and uncivilized. Our people have filed reports of the incidents in relevant police stations in Ilorin but we have doubts that anything tangible and constructive will come out of these reports. 3. The same Police under the directive of Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Kpotum Idris yesterday commenced the transfer of Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) out of Kwara State. While the police are free to take decisions on the deployment of their personnel, we found the postings in Kwara State strange and more than a mere coincidence. It should also be noted that IGP has posted three different Commissioners of Police to Kwara State in the last six months. In fact, the previous and current Commissioner of Police in the State got strict instructions from the IGP not to relate or engage with the Senate President. The usual practice has been that the Commissioner of Police personally ensures the security of the Senate President whenever he visits his home state. That was the practice during the period of my predecessor and in my first year in office. We need to make it clear to the entire world that now that ward to ward campaigns are about to begin in the state and I am set to participate in these grassroots campaign — as I have always done; nobody is sure what instructions Mr. Idris has given to the police command in Kwara. Therefore, the whole world should hold the IGP responsible if anything untoward happens to members of my family and myself. Do not forget that before now, this same IGP has tried several tricks to implicate me in some criminal charges. First, he arrested some cultists and was about to compel them to claim that they worked for me until the media pointed out holes in his story. Later, he went on to the Offa robbery case and politicized the investigation in order to rope me in. In the process of forcing suspects to implicate me, the principal suspect died in their custody. He has also not succeeded with that plot. Who knows what else the IGP may have planned? Now, that the campaigns season is fully underway, which requires my going round, I want the world to hold the IGP personally responsible if anything happens to me. It is important for Nigerians and members of the international community to note that this IGP, Idris Ibrahim does not believe that his job is to protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians, irrespective of political, religious and cultural beliefs. A situation where political thugs and operatives attack opponents of the APC under the watch and protection of law enforcement agents does not present Nigeria well in the comity of nations. -ABS

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Today, I joined the Presidential Candidate of our great party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the 2019 PDP National Women’s Conference, where we reiterated our position to increase women inclusion in politics and governance. There, we called on women across the nation to come out in large numbers on February 16th to vote for a .

  • 11 Jan 2019

    A situation where political thugs and operatives attack opponents of the APC under the watch and protection of law

  • 11 Jan 2019

    It is important for Nigerians and members of the international community to note that this IGP, Idris Ibrahim does

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Later, he went on to the Offa robbery case and politicized the investigation in order to rope me in. In the process

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Who knows what else the IGP may have planned? Now, that the campaigns season is fully underway, which requires my g

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Do not forget that before now, this same IGP has tried several tricks to implicate me in some criminal charges. Fir

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Therefore, the whole world should hold the IGP responsible if anything untoward happens to members of my family and myself.

  • 11 Jan 2019

    We need to make it clear to the entire world that now that ward to ward campaigns are about to begin in the state

  • 10 Jan 2019

    Today, Nasarawa State showed that it is ready for a . Together, with the , we can create more jobs, end the pervasive unemployment and solve the insecurity across the nation.

  • 10 Jan 2019

    Happy 53rd Birthday to my brother and friend, the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Mutawallen Sokoto. I pray that Almighty Allah will continue to bless, guide, protect and preserve you now, and always! Amin.

  • 09 Jan 2019

    The APC promised to create 3 million jobs annually, however, today the reverse is the case as over ten million of our people have lost their jobs. They promised to fight corruption, but today, there is more corruption in the nation than before 2015. We deserve a .

  • 09 Jan 2019

    At the , I re-emphasized the stand of the campaign organization to focus on our vision for a , which includes: security of lives and property, job creation and fighting corruption. This administration has failed on all three of these points. When the APC came into power in 2015, insecurity in the North was limited to only the North-east. Today, all the 3 zones in the north have insecurity challenges. The PDP will fix this.

  • 09 Jan 2019

    Thank you Niger State for keying into the for a . Together, we can .

  • 08 Jan 2019

    Today, we flagged off our campaign to usher in another PDP-led Government in Kwara State in 2019! From all indications, one thing remains clear to all Nigerians: in 3-years, the APC government has plunged our nation into severe hunger and poverty; while insecurity remains at an all time high. This is why we need a .

  • 08 Jan 2019

    Today, I visited the family of Mr. Ogbonna Azuikpe, my Special Assistant on Education Matters who passed away late last week. During the time we worked together, Mr. Azuikpe left an indelible mark on our organization — demonstrating a high level of commitment, competency and dedication in his work. I pray that the soul of Mr. Azuikpe rests in perfect peace; he will be greatly missed. I pray that the Almighty God gives his family the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen.

  • 07 Jan 2019

    Thank you for the warm reception Kogi State! Together, we can create a .

  • 07 Jan 2019

    Happy Birthday to Senator Dino Melaye. As you celebrate another year, I wish you good health, blessings and the grace of the Almighty.

  • 03 Jan 2019

    Alhamdulilahi Robil al-alamin. I just completed the Umrah rites in the Holy Mosque. May the Almighty Allah (SWT) accept our prayers and grant Nigeria, our dear country, continued peace, strength and prosperity.

  • 03 Jan 2019

    My prayers are with the families of Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas; Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim; Lance Corporal Adamu Nura; and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael on the loss of these great men. ‬ ‪May the Almighty grant these dear and departed heroes — who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation and its people — eternal rest. Amin. -ABS

  • 01 Jan 2019

    Every New Year gives us another opportunity to take steps that will lead us to our desired destination as a nation. One thing remains clear, we can only overcome our present challenges if we remain resolute in fighting for what is right. Moving forward, as a nation, we must ensure that the coming general elections are peaceful, free, fair and credible. We all have a role to play in making this happen. As we celebrate today with our friends and families, let us remember our fellow countrymen and women in troubled areas. Let us also pray for our armed forces on the frontlines and ask God to restore peace in every nook and cranny of Nigeria. Happy New Year!

  • 31 Dec 2018

    I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! Let’s get ready for a

  • 31 Dec 2018

    As we bid 2018 farewell and usher in a new and exciting year that is full of hope, I urge all Nigerians to remain optimistic that soon we will have a .

  • 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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