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  • 22 Sep 2017

    RT : This meeting is a part of 's ongoing engagements to emphasize the need for and across

  • 22 Sep 2017

    Today, at the 1st Jummah Service in the new Islamic year at the National Mosque, Abuja.

  • 20 Sep 2017

    RT : Senate President with South East Senators

  • 20 Sep 2017

    Glad that after our intervention, students will be returning back to school. Kudos to the an

  • 20 Sep 2017

    I am glad that after Nigerian Senate's intervention, students will be returning back to school. Kudos to the Oyo and Osun State governments! http://dailypost.ng/2017/09/14/lautech-re-open-friday/

  • 18 Sep 2017

    RT : Nigerian economy finally feeling the impact of bills passed by Surely, this will continue to strengthen the

  • 18 Sep 2017

    It's been great to read about how the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act and the Credit Reporting Act -- which we passed at the National Assembly -- is supporting the growth of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) across Nigeria through increased bank lending. Read here: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/09/05/credit-to-private-sector-rises-to-n22-2tn/

  • 18 Sep 2017

    It's great to read that the Secured Transactions and Credit Reporting Acts are encouraging lending to SMEs.Link:

  • 18 Sep 2017

    PRESS STATEMENT: Saraki: National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-east

    PRESS STATEMENT September 18, 2017   Saraki: National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-east   1. Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis.   2. Our brothers and sisters in the South-east, in particular, should continue to maintain peace and tranquility and go ... read more

  • 18 Sep 2017

    National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-east1. Following the clash between the military and members...

  • 18 Sep 2017

    National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-east 1. Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis. 2. Our brothers and sisters in the South-east, in particular, should continue to maintain peace and tranquility and go about their lawful business. This crisis will not benefit anybody but would only expose innocent people to unwarranted danger. 3. At this point, Nigerians outside the South-east who have worked to ensure that the crisis does not spread to other parts of the country deserve our commendation. I therefore call for continued efforts to sustain peace, unity and stability in all our communities so as to ensure that all residents, no matter their religion, tribe and creed remain protected and safe under the law. 4. It is also important that commentators and purveyors of information on all media platforms should be conscious of the need, at all times, to maintain the unity of the country. Therefore, they must refrain from circulating information that has the potential for aggravating the crisis. We should all realize, as individuals and as a collective, that Nigeria is all we have and it is in our individual and collective interests that we do not stoke the fire of crisis and fan the ember of discord through the message we are spreading. We must all protect and strengthen our country rather than contributing to her collapse and disintegration. 5. I also wish to state that the announcement of the proscription of the group known as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by Governors of the South-east states and the categorization of the group as a 'terrorist organisation' by the Nigerian military are unconstitutional and does not follow due process. Our laws make clear provisions for taking such actions and without the due process being followed, such declaration cannot have effect. I am sure the President will do the needful by initiating the right process. This will go a long way in demonstrating to the world at large that we are a country that operate by laid down process under every circumstance. So, those who have been hammering on this point should maintain their cool. 6. We must commend the military for their efforts in restoring peace to different parts of the country and sustaining the unity of the country. However, in the face of provocation, the military should allow themselves to be guided by their training which emphasizes respect for human rights, even in war. Also, giving the nature of this particular situation, the military has every reason to be hesitant in the use of force. 7. Also, it is my view that we should not over-stretch the military. We need to protect our military against dissipation of their fighting strength. And this means we need to strengthen the police and equip them with the capacity to deal with civil crisis. That is why we, in the aNational Assembly, are already reviewing the Police Act and also looking at the possibility of enabling other para-military agencies to help in curbing civil unrest and maintenance of law and order. 8. I want to also make it clear that the National Assembly intends to embark on a fact-finding investigation aimed at determining what actually happened during the period of the military exercise in the South-east. We want to be able to sift the facts from the fiction and determine who did what. It is quite clear that all the facts are not yet known. We assure Nigerians that there will be no cover up. We intend to lay the facts bare. 9. On a long term, we want to remind Nigerians that the reason for embarking on constitution review by the National Assembly was to enable us look into issues that are agitating the minds of Nigerians and creating tension among us. We have promised that the exercise would be continuous. We intend to keep that promise by further taking decisions that would strengthen and improve on our structures. The Eighth National Assembly, on resumption, will play its constitutional role by addressing all those issues that are agitating the minds of our people and over which they feel so strong. I appeal to all our people to always direct their grievances to the right channels. 10. Let me further reiterate the need for all leaders of thought -political. religious and traditional- to continue to engage with our people on the need to maintain peace and be our brothers' keepers. Signed Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON President of the Senate September 18, 2017

  • 15 Sep 2017

    It’s great to be back in Kano today for the Wedding Fatiha of Senator Ahmed Yerima’s son, Abba!

  • 14 Sep 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Seeks Full Registration of Births, Deaths, IDPs, Prisoners

    Press Release  September 14, 2017   Saraki Seeks Full Registration of Births, Deaths, IDPs, Prisoners       President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for full registration of all births, deaths, Internally Displaced Persons and prisoners in the country.   Saraki represented by his wife, Toyin, stated this in his good will message at the launch of a book: “The Challenges of Criminal Justice Administration in Nigeria,” by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad – Speaker ... read more

  • 13 Sep 2017

    The President of the Senate is just the first amongst equals. However, what always motivates me is this drive to leave this institution better than we met it; stronger than I met it, and; more capable to deliver on its constitutional role and functions than how it was before I got there. The difference between democracy and dictatorship is parliament. This is why I always tell people that it is not about who the Senate President, the President, or the Chief Justice of Nigeria is, we must always work to strengthen all our institutions to meet the needs of all Nigerians. Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/will-leave-behind-effective-impactful-senate-saraki/

  • 12 Sep 2017

    Press Release : I want to leave behind a more effective, impactful Senate, Says Saraki

    Press Release  September 12, 2017   I want to leave behind a more effective, impactful Senate, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated, ahead of the resumption of the Senate from its annual recess, that his focus since he assumed office as the presiding officer of the 8th Senate on the 9th of June 2015, has been to build an effective and efficient legislature that directly impacts the lives of all Nigerians.   In ... read more

  • 10 Sep 2017

    My prayers are with Sen. Gilbert Nnaji on the loss of his dear wife Mrs. Anne N. Nnaji.May the Almighty grant her eternal rest.

  • 10 Sep 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with Sen. Gilbert Nnaji and family on the loss of his dear wife Mrs. Anne Nnenna Nnaji. May the Almighty grant her eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear this great loss.

  • 10 Sep 2017

    In order to ensure that all Nigerian workers are protected in the event of injuries in their work place, over the next few weeks, at the Nigerian Senate, we will give accelerated consideration to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200). This Bill will stipulate that employers must provide preventive mechanisms and procedures for their employees that will limit accidents and injury at places of work. Read more here: https://ynaija.com/senate-will-consider-accelerated-passage-occupational-safety-bill-saraki/

  • 09 Sep 2017

    Press Release: Senate to Prioritize Passage of Occupational Safety Bill, Says Saraki

    Press Release September 9, 2017 Senate to Prioritize Passage of Occupational Safety Bill, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the 8th Senate will give accelerated consideration to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200), once the National Assembly resumes from its annual recess later this month. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President emphasized that with the nation’s focus on economic growth ... read more

  • 06 Sep 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: New Collateral Registry, Credit Reporting Law, A Boost For MSMEs

    Press Release September 6, 2017   Saraki: New Collateral Registry, Credit Reporting Law,  A Boost For MSMEs Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the new legislations – Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act and the Credit Reporting Act – passed by the National Assembly last June and immediately signed into law by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will support the growth of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) through increased bank lending and reduce bank exposure to ... read more

  • 06 Sep 2017

    Happy Birthday to my dear wife, best friend and extraordinary mother of our children! Toyin Saraki, we love you dearly!

  • 06 Sep 2017

    Happy Birthday to my dear wife, best friend and extraordinary mother of our children! , we love you dea

  • 05 Sep 2017

    RT : Update: The has celebrated the performance of our against Cameroon in the

  • 05 Sep 2017

    Press Release: Senate Welcomes Improvement in Nation’s Economy

    Press Release September 5, 2017   Senate Welcomes Improvement in Nation’s Economy The Eighth Senate, on Tuesday, applauded the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that showed Nigeria’s economy finally staging a comeback. In a statement signed by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, its spokesperson and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, the Senate emphasized that it was truly commendable that after five consecutive quarters of contraction, the Nigerian economy grew by 0.55% in the ... read more

  • 05 Sep 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Lauds Super Eagles Performance …Urges Them to Remain Focussed

    Press Release September 5, 2017 Saraki Lauds Super Eagles Performance …Urges Them to Remain Focussed President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria over their superlative performance in the ongoing World Cup qualifying series which has put them at a vantage position to qualify for the 2018 tournament. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja lauded the Eagles for defeating the Indomitable Lions of ... read more

  • 04 Sep 2017

    Kwara today! It's great to be back home to meet with my constituents after performing Hajj.

  • 04 Sep 2017

    I'm glad to be back home in Ilorin, Kwara State with my constituents after performing Hajj and meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

  • 03 Sep 2017

    RT : I still applaud for being the one to have realised the irregularities during the subsidy regime and raised

  • 02 Sep 2017

    RT : Missing 20 Billion Dollars. I remember when this all started in 2013. remains only Senator that spoke ag

  • 01 Sep 2017

    My prayers and thoughts are with the thousands of Nigerians affected by the in . In line...

  • 01 Sep 2017

    My prayers and thoughts are with the thousands of Nigerians affected by the in . In line with the Statement I Issued last week, August 22nd 2017 for states to take proactive steps that will minimize or prevent the loss of lives and damage to properties, the National Assembly is committed to working with NEMA and other stakeholders to immediately provide relief materials and support for those affected. I will also like to use this opportunity to reemphasize the need for comprehensive re-evaluation of our nation’s dams, especially those located close to residential areas, channelling water into towns. Read more at: http://www.abubakarbukolasaraki.com/press-release-flooding-states-stakeholders-should-take-proactive-measures-says-saraki/

  • 01 Sep 2017

    Eid Mubarak! I felicitate with Muslims in Nigeria and all across the world as we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir!

  • 01 Sep 2017

    RT : Eid Mubarak!Eid-El-Kabir: The has felicitated with Muslim faithful on the occasion of

  • 01 Sep 2017

    Eid Mubarak! I felicitate with Muslims both at home in Nigeria, and across the world, on the occasion of this year's Eid-el-Kabir. I urge all Nigerians, irrespective of religion, to use today as an opportunity to pray for greater glory for our nation. It is truly significant that the Eid-el-Kabir and Jummat will be celebrated on the same day. May all our prayers that are offered during this solemn day command the double mercies of the Almighty towards us all. This is a time that we must look out for -- and be there for -- those around us that are in need. We must work to be our brothers' keepers by sharing our worldly goods with them. This is a time we must pray for our leaders, especially President Muhammadu Buhari and all those saddled with the responsibilities of leadership at all levels across our country. With prayers, I have no doubt that God will inspire and guide our nation to attain guaranteed peace; security for all; economic growth; political stability, and; social cohesion in our communities. Therefore, as we commemorate today, I call on all our brothers and sisters, to be law-abiding and support the present administration in its bid to tackle our collective problems. Again, I wish you all a peaceful, rewarding and blessed Eid-El-Kabir. May Allah continue to accept our supplications. -ABS

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Press Release   August 31, 2017   Eid-El-Kabir: Saraki Seeks Rededication to Nation Building   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, called on all Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the dreams and aspirations of building a strong, united, economically sound and politically stable country.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, felicitated with Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s Eid- El-Kabir, while urging all Nigerians irrespective of ... read more

  • 31 Aug 2017

    RT : : The has charged pilgrims at this year's Hajj to pray for Nigeria and its leaders.

  • 31 Aug 2017

    On this Day of Arafat, I join all Nigerian Muslims to pray and seek Allah's intervention to restore peace in the troubled parts of our nation; help our economy to recover; guide our leaders at all levels to deliver on their promises; and, solidify the unity and stability of our country. https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/arafat-saraki-urges-pilgrims-to-pray-for-nigeria-buhari.html

  • 30 Aug 2017

    RT : Actually, blew whistle on Corruption in Oct 2011. Then granted Interview in 2012 h

  • 30 Aug 2017

    RT : Thank you. SP is always open to suggestions from all stakeholders on how we can improve the sector and g

  • 30 Aug 2017

    RT : Video clip of Senator 's motion that exposed the in Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria cc http

  • 29 Aug 2017

    Press Release:Saraki Off to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

    Press Release August 29, 2017   Saraki Off to Saudi Arabia for Hajj   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday (Monday) night flew out of Abuja to Saudi Arabia to join the two million Muslim faithful gathered in the holy land for this year’s hajj.   In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, the President of the Senate will spend the period of the pilgrimage to pray for the unity, stability and ... read more

  • 29 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Ex-Senator Kanti Bello

    Press Release August 29, 2017   Saraki Mourns Ex-Senator Kanti Bello   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the death of former Senate Chief Whip, Muhammad Kanti Bello, who passed away on Tuesday.   The deceased who served in the Senate for two terms represented Katsina North Senatorial District between 2003 and 2011 under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph ... read more

  • 29 Aug 2017

    Saraki Off to Saudi Arabia for HajjSenate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday (Monday) night flew...

  • 29 Aug 2017

    Saraki Off to Saudi Arabia for Hajj Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday (Monday) night flew out of Abuja to Saudi Arabia to join the two million Muslim faithful gathered in the holy land for this year's hajj. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President will spend the period of the pilgrimage to pray for the unity, stability and development of Nigeria as well as better health for the leader of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari. He will also spend the period of the holy pilgrimage to pray for more success for the Eighth National Assembly in the execution of its Legislative Agenda which is aimed at helping to improve the standard of living of the citizenry and positively transform the national economy. The Senate President is expected back early September when the Hajj rites would have been completed by pilgrims. Signed Yusuph Olaniyonu Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President

  • 28 Aug 2017

    Today, I met with a United States (U.S) Congressional Delegation to discuss security, the humanitarian crisis in the North East and ways to build a better working relationship between the Parliaments of Nigeria and the U.S. From all indications, the members of the U.S. delegation were very excited about Nigeria and what the future holds for the country. We hope that following this visit, the sale of arms to our armed forces by the U.S government will become a reality. This is because the commitment that we have from the delegation is that the fight against terrorism should not be left to Nigeria alone. Moving forward, it is my hope that we will continue to work with our partners abroad to strengthen the efforts of our armed forces in the fight against terrorism through the acquisition of proper equipment, training methods, surveillance techniques and intelligence gathering. We will also continue forge stronger bilateral partnerships through our respective legislatures.

  • 28 Aug 2017

    Press Release: N/Assembly, US Congress Men Meet on North East, Security Crises

    Press Release August 28, 2017   N/Assembly, US Congress Men Meet on North East, Security Crises   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki led a team of National Assembly members on Monday in a meeting with a United States (U.S) Congressional Delegation to discuss issues around security, humanitarian crisis in the North East, and ways to build a better working relationship between the Parliaments of both countries.   The U.S. delegation led by Senator Christopher Coons included Senators ... read more

  • 28 Aug 2017

    RT : Today, President of Senate received congressional delegation made up of US Senators and members of House

  • 28 Aug 2017

    RT : Today, met with a US Congressional Delegation at the .

  • 28 Aug 2017

    Thank you. Rest assured that i will continue to put in my best effort.

  • 27 Aug 2017

    This model has shown, it can encourage local farmers in surrounding area. We will continue to work on replicating t

  • 27 Aug 2017

    Glad to see that despite current economic conditions, decisions we took years ago in Kwara still standing the test

  • 27 Aug 2017

    RT : Community-Based Approach Best Way To Fight Drug Abuse | Via

  • 27 Aug 2017

  • 27 Aug 2017

    RT : Missing $20billion Oil Money: Again, Denies Signing Finance Committee Report |

  • 26 Aug 2017

    Press Release: UBEC Act Amendment: Queens College Alumni Association Commends Senate

    Press Release August 26, 2017   UBEC Act Amendment: Queens College Alumni Association Commends Senate   The Queens College Old Girls Association (QCOGA), has commended the Senate, under the leadership of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, for passing the amendments to the 2004 Universal Basic Education Act.   In a statement signed by its President, Dr. Frances Ajose and the Chair of its Advocacy Pressure Group, Mrs. Abieyuwa Eke Sanyaolu, the Queens College Alumni lauded the UBEC amendment ... read more

  • 25 Aug 2017

    When we resume in September, the Nigerian Senate will be giving accelerated consideration to the Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill. This country belongs to every Nigerian, and as such, all vacancies that exist in the Federal Civil Service must be properly advertised to give every Nigerian that meets the requirements a chance to apply. This is why the Existing Vacancies Bill will put in place clear-cut procedures that will curb the trend of ‘silent or underground recruitment.' Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/08/illegal-recruitment-senate-accelerate-passage-existing-vacancies-bill-saraki/

  • 25 Aug 2017

    RT : Illegal Recruitment: to Accelerate Passage of Existing Vacancies Bill, Says

  • 24 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Illegal Recruitment: Senate to Accelerate Passage of Existing Vacancies Bill, Says Saraki

    Press Release August 24, 2017   Illegal Recruitment: Senate to Accelerate Passage of Existing Vacancies Bill, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will accelerate the passage of the Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill, once it resumes in September.   In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said that the Bill, which is currently due for Second Reading, will ... read more

  • 23 Aug 2017

    We have to take this issue of flooding very seriously. We can end this fire-brigade approach of dealing with crisis situations by taking proactive steps. Read more here: http://thenationonlineng.net/states-must-take-proactive-measures-on-flooding-saraki/

  • 23 Aug 2017

    RT : Flooding: urges states, stakeholders to take proactive measures

  • 22 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Flooding: States, Stakeholders Should Take Proactive Measures, Says Saraki

    Press Release August 22, 2017   Flooding: States, Stakeholders Should Take Proactive Measures, Says Saraki   As the raining season is underway across Nigeria, President of the Senate has called on States across the Federation to take proactive measures to mitigate against and minimize the risk of flooding in their areas.   In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki stated that recent reports show that as many as 30 of ... read more

  • 21 Aug 2017

    I have received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the Senate that he has returned to the country. I have also acknowledged the letter.

  • 20 Aug 2017

    We have passed Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Between Nigeria and Other Foreign Countries also whistle

  • 20 Aug 2017

    is committed to fast tracking the anti jungle justice bill that was introduced by Senator

  • 20 Aug 2017

    RT : Revenue scam: Senate recovers N120bn, gives BUA, Dana, Huawei deadline to appearSenate Joint Committee on...

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Senate Warns PenCom, CBB, ICPC Nominees Not to Resume Before Confirmation

    Press Release August 19, 2017   Senate Warns PenCom, CBB, ICPC Nominees Not to Resume Before Confirmation   The Senate has advised the nominees into the headship of three Federal Government institutions whose names were recently announced not to resume work until their nominations are confirmed in accordance with the provision of the constitution and the establishment laws of the affected institutions.   The nominees affected by the Senate directive are Alhaji Ali Usman who has been nominated to become ... read more

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Saraki Welcomes Buhari, Says: "President "ll Resume With Greater Vigour"President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar...

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Saraki Welcomes Buhari, Says: "President "ll Resume With Greater Vigour" President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki thanked God for the safe return and recovery of the President, and reaffirmed the commitment of the National Assembly to continue working alongside the President in achieving objectives aimed at improving the standard of living of Nigerians and overall development of the country. “I thank Almighty Allah for bringing President Muhammadu Buhari back whole, hale and hearty. I am thoroughly delighted that President Buhari has returned home after his medical vacation", the Senate President said, “I was privileged to have met him twice in London during the period of the vacation. After our first meeting, I told Nigerians there was no cause for alarm. After our recent lengthy meeting on Thursday this week, I informed Nigerians that Mr. President's return home was imminent. "In all, we must thank Almighty God for sparing all our lives and granting Mr. President a most remarkable recovery. His return marks a new lease of life for this administration. I am confident that Mr. President will resume with even more vigour to pursue an economic agenda that will improve the welfare of all Nigerians. " On our part, the Senate is ready to work closely with the Executive and bend over backwards to support Mr. President. I congratulate all Nigerians on Mr. President's return "We thank the Acting President for his hard work in holding fort and steering the ship of governing the nation during this period." ‎ “May the Almighty Allah continue to bless our nation, and give our President, Muhammadu Buhari, the strength and wisdom to lead us successfully ” the Senate President said. Signed: Yusuph Olaniyonu Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the Senate President

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Saraki Welcomes Buhari, Says: “President “ll Resume With Greater Vigour”

    Saraki Welcomes Buhari, Says: “President “ll Resume With Greater Vigour”     President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria.     In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki thanked God for the safe return and recovery of the President, and reaffirmed the commitment of the National Assembly to continue working alongside the President in achieving objectives aimed at improving the standard of living ... read more

  • 19 Aug 2017

    At the Nigerian Senate, we have been working to anticipate the future challenges that the country will face, while also balancing that out with listening to the needs of our constituents. Read more here: https://www.today.ng/news/politics/5914/proactive-responsive-governance-key-senates-performance-saraki

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Civilians Should Never Be Targets of Violence, Says Saraki

    Press Release August 19, 2017   Civilians Should Never Be Targets of Violence, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today joined other world leaders and international organizations like the United Nations (UN) to insist that civilians must never be targets in conflict situations in commemoration of this year’s World Humanitarian Day   Through the official Twitter page of the Office of the Senate President — @SPNigeria — Saraki stated that the 8th Senate will continue ... read more

  • 19 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Proactive, Responsive Governance Key To Senate’s Performance, Says Saraki

    Press Release August 19, 2017   Proactive, Responsive Governance Key To Senate’s Performance, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that proactive and responsive governance are key to the performance of the 8th Senate.   In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki who spoke on the past and upcoming activities of the 8th Senate stated that governments at all levels should work to emulate the strategy of ... read more

  • 17 Aug 2017

    I therefore confidently look forward to Mr. President's imminent return home.

  • 17 Aug 2017

    It is clear that Mr. President's insistence on following his doctors' advice ha

  • 17 Aug 2017

    We must give thanks to God for this highly welcomed recovery.

  • 17 Aug 2017

    International issues were also discussed and Mr. President informed us that he

  • 17 Aug 2017

    We then considered the steps to be taken in the preparation of the 2018 budget

  • 17 Aug 2017

    In particular, we talked about the Virement request by the Presidency which is

  • 17 Aug 2017

    It was a meeting of substance where we discussed important matters of state. We

  • 17 Aug 2017

    Mr. President exhibited remarkable recovery and was very conversant with all th

  • 17 Aug 2017

    Today, myself and Speaker met with in London.

  • 17 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: IBB, A Major Part of Nigeria’s Political History

    Press Release August 17, 2017   Saraki: IBB, A Major Part of Nigeria’s Political History   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida as a major part of Nigeria’s political history.   In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, to congratulate the former Head of State on the occasion of his 76th birthday, the Senate President described IBB as one of Nigeria’s most ... read more

  • 16 Aug 2017

    RT : FactCard 03: Saraki, thru the establishment of , created jobs & increased foreign exchange. http

  • 15 Aug 2017

    Anti-Hate Speech, Jungle Justice Bills: Saraki Promises Quick PassageAs the 8th Senate lays out its agenda for...

  • 15 Aug 2017

    Anti-Hate Speech, Jungle Justice Bills: Saraki Promises Quick Passage As the 8th Senate lays out its agenda for the next 22-months, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has highlighted that due to the rising tensions in the polity, the passage of Bills to mitigate against hate speech and jungle justice will comprise a major part of the Senate’s social impact agenda when it resumes in September. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that the Senate is ready to give the Hate Speech Bill accelerated consideration when it is presented by the Executive. “At this point in time, when people are heating up the political and social space with their utterances, the Hate Speech Bill will help to mitigate against verbal attacks or expressions against individuals or groups on the basis of ethnicity, religion, and even gender. “This will help to send a clear message with accompanying punitive measures to those negative elements in our society that are fond of distasteful comments that hurt, offend and provoke retaliation,” the President of the Senate said. Saraki also stated that the Anti-Jungle Justice Bill (SB. 109), which is sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye, (APC-Kogi), will also help to curtail, protect and prohibit Nigerians across the country from meting out extra-judicial justice to perceived offenders without recourse to statutory legal channels. “There have been many cases of extrajudicial executions across the nation. We all remember the "Aluu Four" incident, and several other notorious cases of phone and food thieves being set ablaze. We cannot have a situation where people feel that they can take the law into their hands,” Saraki said, “Therefore, we must put in place careful stopgaps and penal measures to protect the sanctity of our communities.” The Senate President also stated that the Committee on Judiciary and the Rules and Business Committees of the Senate would work to ensure that Anti-Jungle Justice Bill is quickly passed and sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence. END Signed: Yusuph Olaniyonu Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President of the Senate

  • 13 Aug 2017

    Saraki Outlines Priorities in the Next 22 Months President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola...

  • 13 Aug 2017

    Saraki Outlines Nigerian Senate Priorities in the Next 22 Months President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the passage of both the Administrative and Fiscal Policy Bills for the Petroleum Industry as key parts of the priorities for the 8th Senate when it resumes after its annual recess. Speaking on the issues that will take up the Senate’s time over the next 22-months, the Senate President also stated that it will focus on developing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit through appropriate legislation; looking at more Bills aimed at repositioning the national economy so as to enable it address the rising unemployment and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy through legislative oversight on government establishments. He added that other issues that would pre-occupy the upper chamber of the Federal Legislature are the need to entrench transparency in governance at all levels, creating universal health coverage law and strengthening the institution of the Senate by ensuring that people begin to understand the role of parliament in the governing of the nation. “From Day One, this Senate had its own legislative agenda. You will see that some of the things we have been doing, are working our way through this agenda, in order to cross items off our list and deliver on our promised change,” the President of the Senate said, “This has allowed us to treat more petitions than any other parliament in our nation’s history, and pass more Bills at the mid-term mark. “This is why, as we return in September, we will be finalizing on our infrastructure and social intervention pieces of legislation. These are laws that will not only make it easier for small and medium enterprises across the nation to do business. We will make laws that would create ample opportunities for all Nigerians to realize their potentials. “Additionally, the Host Community component of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which looks at the ecological debt incurred against communities where petroleum exploration happens, and the community participation and security of these communities will also be on the front-burner of our affairs. This is something Nigerians can watch out for. “Similarly, the Industry Administration component of the PIB, which seeks to open up the industry for investment and growth, as well as create the much-needed expansion of the industry by allowing new entrants into the operations of the industry is now at the committee stage at the Senate. We will work to quickly pass the bill”, Saraki said. The Senate President emphasized that even though the Senate only had less than 22-months to complete its term, with several noteworthy achievements already recorded, it would not take its foot off the pedal. “Yes, a lot has been done. However, many of the positive effects of our work might still take some time to be felt. This is why we will continue to keep pushing and keep pressing for the people that we represent. So that one day, they will look back and say that “Yes, truly, the 8th Senate really worked hard for us.”

  • 12 Aug 2017

    : We Must Embrace the Fiery Ingenuity of Our Young People Today, on International Youth Day, we celebrate the endless potential and constant innovativeness of Nigeria’s young people, both at home and abroad. This day provides an opportunity for all of us, both youth and adults alike, to reflect on the future of our nation; to decide on the active and participatory role that we want our young people to play in the governance of our country; and to work towards building a nation that the upcoming generation would be proud of. The 8th Senate remains committed to furthering the opportunities of our young people. Through our work on educational initiatives like the amendment of the UBEC Act, we hope to develop the minds of our young ones — to make them competitive internationally. With our push to restructure our existing access to finance laws, we hope to provide more opportunities for young people — to make them self-sufficient and employers of labour. Additionally, last month’s passage of the Bill as part of the Constitutional Amendment, is a clear indication that this Senate is ready and willing to welcome more young Nigerians into positions of government. This has been done because now more than ever, with the state of our present-day economy, our nation must bridge its generational divides and work together to forge a new Nigeria. For Nigeria to work for all its citizens, the fiery ingenuity of our youth must be blended with the dependable experience of our older generation. In this regard, I urge all young Nigerians, to continue contributing their quota to the upliftment our nation. I also urge the older generation to see this day as a turning point — when they embrace the recommendations that our young people have to proffer to move our nation forward. -ABS

  • 12 Aug 2017

    RT : Good news from Nigeria. Thank you to and the Senate!

  • 11 Aug 2017

    Press Release: International Youth Day: Saraki Calls for Youth Inclusion in Governance

    Press Release August 11, 2017   International Youth Day: Saraki Calls for Youth Inclusion in Governance   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for the creation of sustainable opportunities and empowerment programmes for young Nigerians to enable them play their role in the governance of the country.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Adiviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, gave the charge in his goodwill message to commemorate the International Youth ... read more

  • 10 Aug 2017

    Press Release: More States Will Soon Access UBEC Funds, Says Saraki

    Press Release August 10, 2017   More States Will Soon Access UBEC Funds, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Senate’s amendment of the Act that establishes the Compulsory Universal Basic Education, will provide all 36 States of Nigeria with needed funds to enhance the quality of education in the country.   In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said that for many years, many States ... read more

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  • 09 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Senate Frowns At Police Brutality Against Protesters

    Press Release  August 9, 2017   Senate Frowns At Police Brutality Against Protester   The Senate has condemned the action of the Nigeria Police in using force to disperse a group of protesters in Abuja campaigning against the medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari.   In a statement by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate stated that while it condemned the subject of the protest which is aimed at forcing President ... read more

  • 09 Aug 2017

    We must align what our youth are learning in the classrooms, with what employers expect in the workforce. This is because many of our university graduates from Nigeria, are currently not being equipped with the appropriate skills that they need to perform in employed capacities. This means that what we have on our hands is an influx into our workforce of many graduates who are unable to meet the demands of both the public and the private sectors. This is unacceptable. In order to reduce the incidence of unemployment and make our country more competitive going into the future, we must immediately work to ensure the careful and constant realignment of what our young people are learning in the classrooms, with what the employers expect from them in the workplace. Read more here: http://www.nta.ng/news/20170808-industry/

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Leave Buhari Alone, He Violated No Law, Says Senate

    Press Release August 8, 2017   Leave Buhari Alone, He Violated No Law, Says Senat08   The Senate has cautioned the sponsors and participants in the protests by a coalition of civil society organizations, operating under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo, and demanding for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his medical vacation in the United Kingdom to stop heating up the polity with their unreasonable demands.   In a statement signed by its spokesman, Dr. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the ... read more

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Seeks Alignment of Education Curriculum With Industry Requirements 

    Press Release  August 8, 2017   Saraki Seeks Alignment of Education Curriculum With Industry Requirements  President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday stated that Nigeria’s university curriculum and teaching methods must be upscaled to reflect the demands of employers from both the public and the private sectors. Speaking on the need for the country to urgently reposition its educational system to reflect current domestic and global realities like rising unemployment and the need to strengthen the economy ... read more

  • 07 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: Access to Finance Key to Curbing Youth Unemployment

    Press Release August 7, 2017 Saraki: Access to Finance Key to Curbing Youth Unemployment President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that youth unemployment in Nigeria can be curtailed with a collaborative policy and legislative thrust that would help improve access to finance and develop basic infrastructure. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja on Monday, noted that the inability to access finance, inadequate power supply and the ... read more

  • 06 Aug 2017

    Press Release: Anambra Massacre: Saraki Condoles with Families of Victims

    Press Release August 6, 2017     Anambra Massacre: Saraki Condoles with Families of Victims – Says “Perpetrators Must be Brought to Justice”   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed deep sadness over the massacre that occurred at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Anambra State on Sunday.   In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that the killing of worshippers represents the purest kind of evil, and the ... read more

  • 02 Aug 2017

    Press Release: I Stopped Kwara Pension on My Own Volition, Says Saraki

    Press Release August 2, 2017   I Stopped Kwara Pension on My Own Volition, Says Saraki   Contrary to reports that it was the agitations by certain groups that prompted Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to stop the payment of his pension, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President of the Senate, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, has clarified that on August 20th, 2015, Saraki wrote to the Kwara State Government to stop the payment of his pensions. ... read more

  • 28 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Pledges To Support Surgery For 6-Year Boko Haram Victim

    Press Release July 28, 2017   Saraki Pledges To Support Surgery For 6-Year Boko Haram Victim   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged to contribute to the spinal cord corrective surgery for a six-year old boy, Ali Ahmadu, ran over by Boko Haram terrorists.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Mohammed Isa, made the pledge when the victim was presented to him in Abuja by officials of the Global ... read more

  • 28 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Reiterates Commitment to Freedom of Speech

    Press Release July 28, 2017   Saraki Reiterates Commitment to Freedom of Speech   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday reiterated his commitment to freedom of speech and the use of social media.   In a series of tweets on his personal account @BukolaSaraki, the President of the Senate, was responding to a story carried by some publications that a civil servant was being allegedly vilified for criticizing him.   “I use social media, so I ... read more

  • 27 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Three PIB Related Bills Scale Second Reading in Senate

    Press Release  July 27, 2017   Three PIB Related Bills Scale Second Reading in Senate   In keeping with its promise to fast-track the passage of all relevant laws that will reposition the nation’s oil industry in line with global best practices, the Senate on Thursday, passed to second reading stage three Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) related Bills.   The three Bills are aimed at providing legal frameworks and other critical aspects of the petroleum industry not captured in the ... read more

  • 26 Jul 2017

    Closing Remarks by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, President of Senate after the conclusion of the Constitution Amendment Process.

    Closing Remarks by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, President of Senate after the conclusion of the Constitution Amendment Process on the floor of the Senate.   I want to thank all our colleagues. I want to really commend and appreciate the efforts of our Deputy Senate President and all members of the Constitution Review Committee. This is an exercise for which we gave a promise and we have kept to it. Definitely, we have made history this afternoon with the exercise ... read more

  • 25 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Financial Intelligence Bill Scales Second Reading in Senate

    Press Release  July 25, 2017   Financial Intelligence Bill Scales Second Reading in Senate   Today, the Nigerian Senate passed the Second Reading of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency Bill.   The Bill was referred to the Committee on Anti-Corruption, which is Chaired by Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North). The Committee has been asked to present its report to the plenary on Wednesday, July 26th.   Recall that on Wednesday, July 19th, the Senate resolved to pass a law to ... read more

  • 25 Jul 2017

    Press Release: National Assembly Committed To Accountability, Transparency, Says Saraki

    Press Release  July 25, 2017 National Assembly Committed To Accountability, Transparency, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday reiterated that the 8th National Assembly remains committed to accountability and transparency in the discharge of its legislative and oversight functions.   Saraki who stated this during the opening session of the 16th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference (CSPOC), in Abuja, added that the National Assembly recognizes that there is wide spread public distrust of ... read more

  • 24 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Universal Health Coverage A Right, Says Saraki

    Press Release July 24, 2017   Universal Health Coverage A Right, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a right of all Nigerians, irrespective of their stations in life.   Saraki who disclosed this during the launch of the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage in Abuja on Monday, according to a statement by his chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, also added that government at all levels must strive ... read more

  • 24 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Constitution Review, Another ‘Promise Kept’, Says Saraki

    Press Release July 24, 2017   Constitution Review, Another ‘Promise Kept’, Says Saraki   As both chambers of the National Assembly begin the clause-by-clause consideration of the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution on Tuesday, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the process as another ‘Promise Kept’ by the 8th National Assembly.   In a statement by his Media Office, the Senate President described the constitution amendment process as the fulfillment of a major commitment the 8th Senate ... read more

  • 24 Jul 2017

    SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE LEGISLATIVE NETWORK FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

    SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE LEGISLATIVE NETWORK FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE,ON MONDAY 24TH JULY, 2017.   Protocols;   1. It gives me great pleasure to be here at this occasion for the launching of the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This platform is indeed remarkable as it aims to strengthen institutional cooperation to advance legislative activities on health ... read more

  • 23 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Social Media Potent Tool In Checking Excesses In Government, Says Saraki

    Press Release    July 22, 2017   Social Media Potent Tool In Checking Excesses In Government, Says Saraki       The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described social media as a potent tool which put leaders on their toes and help to checkmate excesses in government.   Saraki stated this in his goodwill message at the maiden public lecture titled: “Building Parameters for Trust to Achieve Political and National Growth,” ‎organised by the Penpushing – ... read more

  • 21 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Senate Vows To End LAUTECH Crisis

    Press Release July 21, 2017   Senate Vows To End LAUTECH Crisis   The senate has vowed to bring to an end the crisis bedeviling the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that led to the closure of the institution for almost two years.   Speaking while receiving a delegation led by the president of LAUTECH Alumni Association, Professor Adewale Sunday, in Abuja, the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, described the continuous closure of the school as ... read more

  • 20 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Senate to Partner Refugee Commission on IDPs, Migrants

    Press Release July 20, 2017   Senate to Partner Refugee Commission on IDPs, Migrants   The Senate has expressed its total commitment to collaborate with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to ensure effective coordination of intervention efforts geared towards protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of migrants and IDPs in the country.   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, made the remarks when the Federal Commissioner for Refugees, Migrants & Internally Displaced Persons, Ms. Sadiya Umar ... read more

  • 19 Jul 2017

    8th Senate Passes Another Anti-Graft Bill —This is a Promise Kept, says Saraki

    8th Senate Passes Another Anti-Graft Bill —This is a Promise Kept, says Saraki   The 8th Senate today, passed the Whistleblower Protection Bill.   The Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru, the member representing Niger East in the 8th National Assembly.   Otherwise known as “An Act to Protect Persons Making ... read more

  • 19 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Anti-Corruption: Senate Moves to Strengthen Financial Intelligence Unit

    Press Release July 19, 2017   Anti-Corruption: Senate Moves to Strengthen Financial Intelligence Unit   In-line with its commitment to support the anti-corruption agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, on Wednesday, the Senate resolved to pass a law to establish a substantive and autonomous Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), following the suspension of Nigeria from the EGMONT Group.   The EGMONT Group is a network of 152 Member Countries that share information relating to criminal intelligence and financial ... read more

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Smuggling, Greatest Threat To Buhari’s Economic Policy, Says Saraki

    Press Release July 17, 2017   Smuggling, Greatest Threat To Buhari’s Economic Policy, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has identified smuggling of goods into the country as the greatest threat to the realization of the economic policies of the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.   Saraki stated this on Monday while declaring open a public hearing on tackling smuggling in the country organized by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariffs at the ... read more

  • 12 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Akande’s Wife, Omowunmi

    Press Release July 12, 2017   Saraki Mourns Akande’s Wife, Omowunmi   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Madam Omowunmi Akande, wife of former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late Omawunmi as a good role model who demonstrated compassion, integrity, and character and lived a fruitful life dedicated ... read more

  • 11 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Senate Passes Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill

    Press Release July 11, 2017 Senate Passes Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill   On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The Bill, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot wounds receive necessary treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies.   Speaking on the passage of the Bill, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, ... read more

  • 10 Jul 2017

    Press Release: National Assembly, ACBF Sign $1.1m Capacity Project Agreement

    Press Release June 10, 2017   National Assembly, ACBF Sign $1.1m Capacity Project Agreement   The National Assembly and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), have signed a $1.1million project grant agreement for the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) to enhance the legislative capacity of lawmakers in the West African Sub-region and their staff.   The President of the Senate and Chairman of the NILS Governing Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who signed on behalf of the National Assembly, ... read more

  • 10 Jul 2017

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES (NILS), HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE SIGNING OF PROJECT GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN NILS, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION, (ACBF) ON MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017.

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES (NILS), HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE SIGNING OF PROJECT GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN NILS, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION, (ACBF) ON MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017.   Protocol;   1. On behalf of the Governing Council of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), National Assembly, Nigeria, I wish to welcome our esteemed partners from the ... read more

  • 06 Jul 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Tasks ECOWAS Electoral Body On Credible Elections

    Press Release July 6, 2017   Saraki Tasks ECOWAS Electoral Body On Credible Elections   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that elections in the sub-region reflect the genuine wishes of the people at all times.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, gave the charge when the Chairman of the ... read more

  • 03 Jul 2017

    Maitama Sule: Nigeria Has Lost A Nationalist, Says Saraki

    Maitama Sule: Nigeria Has Lost A Nationalist, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has received with deep shock the news of the death of elder statesman, the Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji (Dr.) Yusuf Maitama Sule, and said that with his death, Nigeria has lost a great nationalist.   Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late Sule as a detribalized Nigerian who spoke truth to power at all times ... read more

  • 29 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Ex-Governor Danbaba Suntai

    Press Release June 29, 2017   Saraki Mourns Ex-Governor Danbaba Suntai   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sorrow over the death of a former Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, and said he was a man of peace.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said the demise of Suntai has robbed the country of a worthy leader and a gentleman.   He commiserated with the ... read more

  • 24 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki Canvasses Tolerance, Patriotism, Unity Among Nigerians

    Press Release June 24, 2017 Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki Canvasses Tolerance, Patriotism, Unity Among Nigerians     Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of a month-long Ramadan fast while urging all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace, patriotism and love for one another as a way of building a strong and united nation.     In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, to commemorate the Eid-el-Fitri ... read more

  • 24 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Congratulates New Saudi Crown Prince

    Press Release June 24, 2017   Saraki Congratulates New Saudi Crown Prince   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, on his appointment by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as the Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that Mohammad bin Salman’s appointment as the heir apparent ... read more

  • 23 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Unperturbed By FG’s Appeal Against CCT Ruling

    Press Release June 23, 2017 Saraki Unperturbed By FG’s Appeal Against CCT Ruling Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declaration preferred against him, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki wishes to reiterate his earlier position that he remains unperturbed by the development. Dr. Saraki is confident that the ... read more

  • 19 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Senate Orders Committee to Start Treating Petitions on Corruption

    Press Release June 19, 2017   Senate Orders Committee to Start Treating Petitions on Corruption   The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country.   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who stated this in his speech at the 11th Annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association – Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) in Lagos, ... read more

  • 18 Jun 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON), AT THE 11TH ANNUAL BUSINESS LAW CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION- SECTION ON BUSINESS LAW

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON), AT THE 11TH ANNUAL BUSINESS LAW CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION- SECTION ON BUSINESS LAW PROTOCOLS   1. It is a great pleasure to be in your midst today. I’d like to take a moment to thank the organizers and also express my sincere gratitude for the invitation extended to me to be with you here today to ... read more

  • 17 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Senate Vows To End Discrimination Against Albinos

    Press Release June 17, 2017   Senate Vows To End Discrimination Against Albinos Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the commitment of the Senate to bring to an end all forms of discrimination against people with albinism, known as Albinos.   Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Mohammed Isa, further promised to provide equal opportunities for the albinos to enable them contribute their quota to national development.   The Senate President gave the ... read more

  • 16 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Capital Market: Senate Receives 3 Bills from SEC

    Press Release June 16, 2017   Capital Market: Senate Receives 3 Bills from SEC   The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), on Thursday, presented three draft bills to the Senate, aimed at enhancing the operations of the capital market and reposition it as a dependable catalyst for economic recovery.   The Director General of SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, said the bills were in response to the challenge thrown to the Commission by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, during a ... read more

  • 14 Jun 2017

    Statement By Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on The CCT Decision

    Statement By Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on The CCT Decision   Today, June 14, 2017, the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja discharged and acquitted me on a case of false declaration of assets, which started in September 2015.   You would recall that at the beginning of the trial, I maintained that I will clear my name. The conclusion of this trial has vindicated my position. With the outcome of this case, our faith is renewed in our ... read more

  • 13 Jun 2017

    REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE TO ADDRESS INCREASING INTEREST RATES IN NIGERIA.

    REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE TO ADDRESS INCREASING INTEREST RATES IN NIGERIA. TODAY TUESDAY THE 13TH JUNE 2017, 2PM AT THE SENATE CONFERENCE RM 022, SENATE NEW BUILDING.   Protocol:   1. It is a pleasure to be here with you today to discuss this very important national issue – our rising interest rate regime.   2. I am especially gladdened ... read more

  • 12 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Senate Will Partner ILO To Combat Child Labour, Says Saraki

    Press Release June 12, 2017   Senate Will Partner ILO To Combat Child Labour, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the 8th Senate to work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to eliminate all forms of Child Labour in the country.   Saraki, who spoke in Abuja, when the Country Director of the ILO, Dennis Zulu, visited him as part of activities to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, reassured the ... read more

  • 12 Jun 2017

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

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE HIS EXCELLENCY, SEN. DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING ORGANISED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY , HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS ON FOUR BILLS ON MONDAY 12TH JUNE 2017. PROTOCOL; It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this public hearing organized by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters. Today’s Public Hearing is significant for certain reasons one ... read more

  • 11 Jun 2017

    Press Release June 11, 2017 Saraki: 10.5m Out-Of-School Children A Ticking Time Bomb

    Press Release June 11, 2017   Saraki: 10.5m Out-Of-School Children A Ticking Time Bomb   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the statistics that over 10million children in the country were out of school as not only alarming but a ticking time bomb. He also expressed the readiness of the National Assembly to partner with stakeholders like the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to drastically reduce the numbers.   Addressing a UNICEF delegation, led by its Country Representative, ... read more

  • 10 Jun 2017

    Press Release: KCOBA Seeks Senate’s Intervention to Save Unity Colleges

    Press Release  June 10, 2017   KCOBA Seeks Senate’s Intervention to Save Unity Colleges   The national leadership of the King’s College Old Boys’ Association (KCOBA) has called on the Senate to urgently cause its Committee on Education to investigate and review the current management model for Federal Unity Colleges in the country in order to save them from total collapse.   The National Secretary of KCOBA, Mr. Lucky Idike, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to ... read more

  • 09 Jun 2017

    REMARKS BY H.E. (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 8TH SENATE TODAY JUNE 9TH 2017.

    REMARKS BY H.E. (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 8TH SENATE TODAY JUNE 9TH 2017.   PROTOCOL     1. Distinguished colleagues, our invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am immensely pleased to welcome you to this special session on the second anniversary of the 8th Senate. Let me begin by thanking all of you my wonderful colleagues for the exemplary and unflinching support you have ... read more

  • 08 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Senate Moves To Combat Unfair Business Practices, Promote Competition.

    Press Release June 8, 2017   Senate Moves To Combat Unfair Business Practices, Promote Competition    …Passes Federal Competition and Consumer Protection  Commission Acts   With the passage of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act, the Senate has moved the country one step closer to establishing a legal framework to combat unfair business practices, promote competition and protect the rights of consumers.   The Consumer Protection Commission Act, according to a statement by the Media Office the Senate ... read more

  • 07 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Ethnic Agitations: Saraki Appeals For Tolerance Among Nigerians

    Press Release  June 7, 2017   Ethnic Agitations: Saraki Appeals For Tolerance Among Nigerians   Amid rising ethnic agitations in some parts of the country, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians to tolerate each other and display understanding because there is strength in unity.   Saraki spoke when the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja, led by its Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam, visited him at the ... read more

  • 06 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Smuggling of Agricultural Products Economic Sabotage, Says Saraki

    Press Release June 6, 2017   Smuggling of Agricultural Products Economic Sabotage, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the high rate of smuggling of agricultural products into the country and described the practice as “economic sabotage.”   This is even as he mandated the Senate Committee on Agriculture to investigate why the Federal Ministries of Agriculture and Finance are yet to pay compensation to all poultry farmers who lost their birds during the recent outbreak ... read more

  • 06 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Osotimehin

    Press Release June 6, 2017   Saraki Mourns Osotimehin   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed deep sorrow over the death of a former Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, at age 68.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the death of Osotimehin as a monumental loss, not only to Nigeria but to the international community.   Saraki said: “Osotimehin was a doctor’s doctor. He was one of ... read more

  • 04 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: New Bill Won’t Lead to Fuel Price Increase

    Press Release June 4, 2017   Saraki: New Bill Won’t Lead to Fuel Price Increase ***Senate to Discuss Motion on Interest Rates President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the contrary to wrong interpretations in the media on a recommendation by tue Senate Committee on Works, the proposed National Road Fund Bill would not lead to any increase in the current price of fuel.   Speaking with reporters in Ilorin on Saturday after the breaking of ... read more

  • 02 Jun 2017

    Saraki Represents Greater Ideals Than Many Nigerians Know Of’

    Saraki Represents Greater Ideals Than Many Nigerians Know Of’ A Senior Advocate, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Alli today in Ilorin, Kwara State said Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki represents great ideals which only those who interacted with him and observe him closely would know about.   Alli who spoke while receiving the Senate President and his entourage who paid him a visit to commiserate with him on the death of his father added that it was always a surprise each ... read more

  • 02 Jun 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: How To Achieve Energy Security In Nigeria

    Press Release June 2, 2017 Saraki: How To Achieve Energy Security In Nigeria   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday, listed steps that need to be taken to achieve energy security in the country that would lead to safe environment and uplift the social economic wellbeing of the people.   Saraki gave the recommendations in his speech at a one day workshop on the State of Energy Security in Nigeria, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) climate ... read more

  • 31 May 2017

    Saraki’s Media Office Replies African Confidential Re – Ambitious Men

    Saraki’s Media Office Replies African Confidential Re – Ambitious Men This letter comes to directly refute the information reported in your most recent publication whereby in an article titled ‘Ambitious Men’ you wrote that the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, was one of “those who stood against Muhammadu Buhari for the All Progressives Congress nomination in 2014”. The story also mentioned erroneously that Dr. Saraki has “retained London Communications consultants Aequitas, ... read more

  • 31 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki to IDPs: Government Will Not Forget You

    Press Release May 31, 2017   Saraki to IDPs: Government Will Not Forget You …Visits Camp In Abuja   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has assured Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in some parts of the country that government will continue work to ensure their security, social and economic wellbeing as well as safe return to their homesteads.   Saraki who said the government will not forget the displaced persons was speaking when he led a Senate delegation on a ... read more

  • 30 May 2017

    Press Statement: Saraki: My Relationship With Buhari Cordial

    Press Statement May 30, 2017   Saraki: My Relationship With Buhari Cordial …. Nigeria not ripe for Muslim-Muslim Presidential Ticket, Says Islamic Cleric   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday said that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remains cordial despite false claims in some social quarters.   He spoke when the National Executive of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali (JIBWS) led by its President, Sheikh Mohammed Sani Yahaya Jingiri visited him at the National ... read more

  • 28 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: Let’s Sustain Democracy by Building a Strong Economy

    Press Release May 28, 2017   Saraki: Let’s Sustain Democracy by Building a Strong Economy   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted and united effort by all Nigerians to build a strong economy as a means of sustaining the nation’s democracy.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, to commemorate the 2017 Democracy Day celebration, said the real challenge to the sustenance of the democracy which ... read more

  • 27 May 2017

    Press Release: Ramadan: Saraki Seeks Prayers For Buhari, Help For IDPs

    Press Release May 27, 2017   Ramadan: Saraki Seeks Prayers For Buhari, Help For IDPs    Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to dedicate the Ramadan period to offer prayers for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and the prosperity of the country.   Saraki in a message personally signed by him, said that the Holy Month presents another opportunity for Nigerians to show love to the less privileged, especially those ... read more

  • 26 May 2017

    Press Release: Children’s Day: Saraki, CSOs Canvass Domestication of Child Rights’ Law

    Press Release May 26, 2017   Children’s Day: Saraki, CSOs Canvass Domestication of Child Rights’ Law   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and a group of Civil Society Organization (CSOs) have advocated the complete domestication and strict implementation of the Child Rights Act (CRA) across the country.   This consensus, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Sanni Onogu, was reached at a roundtable on “Advancing the Rights of the Nigerian Child” organized ... read more

  • 24 May 2017

    Press Release : North East: Saraki Seeks More EU Support For Humanitarian Situation

    Press Release  May 24, 2017   North East: Saraki Seeks More EU Support For Humanitarian Situation   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the European Union and other donor agencies for more support to solve the humanitarian crisis foisted by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.   Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, made the call when the President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and ... read more

  • 24 May 2017

    Press Release: National Assembly, NESG, NBA To Mark NASSBER

    Press Release May 24, 2017 National Assembly, NESG, NBA To Mark NASSBER  The National Assembly will next week (Monday June 5), commemorate the first year anniversary of the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (NASSBER), with activities that include an interactive session to explore and discuss legislative interventions to actualise the theme: “Creating Opportunity through Legislation” for local businesses. The Special Assistant (New Media) to the Senate President, Bamikole Omishore, in a statement, said the event is being organized by the 8th National Assembly in partnership ... read more

  • 23 May 2017

    Press Release: Senate To Investigate Increase in Rape and Sexual Assault

    Press Release​ 23 May 2017 Senate To Investigate Increase in Rape and Sexual Assault   The Senate on Tuesday passed a motion to investigate the increase in rape and sexual assault across the country. The motion titled: “Urgent need to investigate the alarming rate of Rape and Sexual Assault against Women, Children and Vulnerable people across the country” was introduced by Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah (Kebbi South).   Na’Allah in his lead debate called for urgent attention ... read more

  • 23 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Channels TV Reporter, Chukwuma Onuekwusi

    Press Release  May 23, 2017   Saraki Mourns Channels TV Reporter, Chukwuma Onuekwusi   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of the State House Correspondent of Channels Television, Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi, in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Onuekwusi as a hardworking, passionate and conscientious reporter who left nobody in doubt ... read more

  • 21 May 2017

    My interview with @MaupeO of Channels TV on the program Hard Copy

    My interview with @MaupeO of Channels TV on the program Hard Copy, where I discussed about #OpenNASS, the fight against corruption led by President Mohammadu Buhari, Electronic Voting in National Assembly and need to strengthen institutions to sustain the fight against corruption.

  • 18 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: Electoral Act Amendment To Check Malpractices, Violence

    Press Release May 18, 2017   Saraki: Electoral Act Amendment To Check Malpractices, Violence   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed confidence that the recent amendments to the electoral law will strengthen the nation’s electoral process and make it conform with the international best practices.   Saraki stated that when assented to, the amendments will eliminate rigging, violence and other malpractices associated with the voting process.   The Senate President according to a statement by his Special Assistant ... read more

  • 17 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Seeks Global Action Against Terrorism, Illegal Migration

    Press Release May 17, 2017 Saraki Seeks Global Action Against Terrorism, Illegal Migration Senate President. Dr.Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for a concerted international effort to tackle terrorism, poverty and illegal migration, even as he described the menace as a global challenge. Saraki spoke yesterday when a delegation of students of the Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom, led by Major General Lawrence Craig visited him at the National Assembly in Abuja. Responding to an address by the leader ... read more

  • 16 May 2017

    Press Release: Senate To Partner US Chamber of Commerce on ICT For Job Creation

    Press Release May 16, 2017 Senate To Partner US Chamber of Commerce  on ICT For Job Creation The Senate has pledged its preparedness to work with the US Chamber of Commerce African Business Centre to develop the nation’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector towards diversifying the nation’s economy and creating jobs. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki made the pledge in Abuja when the Group led by Ms. Leila Ndiaye visited him ahead of the launch of the ICT ... read more

  • 15 May 2017

    Press Release: How To Win The War Against Corruption, by Saraki

    Press Release    May 15, 2017   How To Win The War Against Corruption, by Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advocated the need to prioritize deterrence rather than punishment in other to permanently win the ongoing war against corruption.   Saraki gave the charge in his speech at the Public Presentation and Book-Signing ceremony of Senator Dino Melaye’s book titled: “Antidotes For Corruption – The Nigerian Story”, held in Abuja on Monday, according to a statement ... read more

  • 15 May 2017

    SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE BOOK, ‘ANTIDOTES FOR CORRUPTION’ BY SENATOR DINO MELAYE

    SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE BOOK, ‘ANTIDOTES FOR CORRUPTION’ BY SENATOR DINO MELAYE, AT THE SHEHU YAR’ADUA CENTRE, ABUJA, MAY 14, 2017.    A couple of years ago, I read an interesting article in The Economist that tried to argue that there is direct correlations between corruption and development. I thought this was pretty obvious. What set me thinking more about the subject however was the graphics. ... read more

  • 12 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Tasks Nurses, Midwives on Reduction of Maternal, Infant mortality

    Press Release  May 12, 2017 Saraki Tasks Nurses, Midwives on Reduction of Maternal, Infant mortality  Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nurses and Midwives in the country to rededicate themselves to quality service delivery in order to boost healthcare and reduce the high prevalence of infant and maternal mortality in the country. Speaking during a courtesy call on him by a delegation nurses and midwives to mark this year’s International Nurses Day, led by his wife, Mrs. Toyin Saraki ... read more

  • 11 May 2017

    Full line by line details of the National Budget as promised #OpenNass #PromiseKept

    Full line by line details of the National Budget as promised #OpenNass #PromiseKept Download 1 Download 2 Download 3 Download 4 Download 5 Download 6 Download 7 Download 8 Download 9 Download 10

  • 10 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Urges ECOWAS Leaders To Resist Trade Policy Manipulation

    Press Release  May 10, 2017   Saraki Urges ECOWAS Leaders To Resist Trade Policy Manipulation    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, called on leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to resist ongoing manipulation of its well intended trade polices by other countries to the detriment of the sub-region.   Saraki who gave the advice in his speech at the opening session of the 2017 First Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, also ... read more

  • 09 May 2017

    Press Release: Ease of Doing Business: Saraki Charges Technical Committee on CAMA, ISA

    Press Release May 8, 2017   Ease of Doing Business: Saraki Charges Technical Committee on CAMA, ISA     Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Saraki has inaugurated an 18-man Technical Committee on the amendment of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and the Investment and Security Act (ISA) with a charge to improve the ease of doing business in the country.   The Senate President also urged the Committee to work out modalities to halt the exodus of manufacturing companies ... read more

  • 07 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Condoles Families of Lagos-Ibadan Highway Accident Victims

    Press Release  May 7, 2017 Saraki Condoles Families of Lagos-Ibadan Highway Accident Victims  *Restates Senate’s plan to Intervene on speedy completion of reconstruction work President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the road accident which claimed about 26 lives at the weekend on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Saraki, in a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the tragic loss of lives on ... read more

  • 07 May 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Hails Buhari, Security Forces on Release of 82 Chibok Girls

    Press Release  May 7, 2017   Saraki Hails Buhari, Security Forces on Release of 82 Chibok Girls President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, security operatives, and the international Red Cross on the release of 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls, that were part of the group abducted by Boko Haram in 2014. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki expressed delight ... read more

  • 04 May 2017

    Press Release: Pharmaceutical Group Lauds Saraki Over Import Adjustment Tax Policy

    Press Release May 4, 2017 Pharmaceutical Group Lauds Saraki Over Import Adjustment Tax Policy  The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has commended the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for his intervention which led the Federal Government to introduce an Import Adjustment Tax policy last year that has encouraged pharmaceutical industries in the country to thrive. The National President of PMG-MAN, Mr. Okey Akpa, gave the commendation when he led other national executive members of the ... read more

  • 03 May 2017

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, TO THE SENATE PRESS CORPS ON THE OCCASION OF THE ‘WORLD PRESS FREEDOM

    REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, TO THE SENATE PRESS CORPS ON THE OCCASION OF THE ‘WORLD PRESS FREEDOM’ DAY 2017 ON WEDNESDAY, MAY  3, 2017 PROTOCOLS. 1. Good afternoon, Gentlemen of the Press. 2. Although we usually interact in various capacities during the course of our respective duties, today, it gives me great pleasure to be here again with all of you at the refurbished Senate Press Centre. 3. As we all ... read more

  • 03 May 2017

    Press Statement: Senate Moves to Harmonise Child Adoption Laws

    Press Statement  May 3, 2017   Senate Moves to Harmonise Child Adoption Laws    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has pledged that the 8th Senate will harmonise all child adoption laws in the country to make it easier for Nigerians wishing to adopt children do so without hindrance.   Saraki spoke when the South East Professional Women Association of Nigeria and the Diaspora (SEPWAND), visited him at the National Assembly in Abuja.   He also said that the objective ... read more

  • 01 May 2017

    Saraki to FG: Set Up Review Panel on Workers’ Demands

    Saraki to FG: Set Up Review Panel on Workers’ Demands   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advised the Federal Government to immediately constitute a panel consisting of stakeholders to work on demands of Nigerian workers for increased wages and arrears of pension, promotion and allowances.   Saraki while speaking with newsmen at the Eagles Square, Abuja, venue of the May Day Celebration said if the workers had allowed the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, to ... read more

  • 01 May 2017

    Press Release: May Day: Workers Are the Lifeblood of Our Nation, Says Saraki

    Press Release April 30, 2017   May Day: Workers Are the Lifeblood of Our Nation, Says Saraki   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described Nigerian workers as the life-‘blood and driving force of the nation’s development in view of their invaluable contributions.   In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration, Saraki lauded the resilience and commitment of workers in both the formal and ... read more

  • 30 Apr 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Congratulates NGE’s President, Egbemode

    Press Release April 30, 2017 Saraki Congratulates NGE’s President, Egbemode Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, congratulated Mrs. Funke Egbemode, on her reelection as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), during the guild’s Biennial Convention in Lagos. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, noted that the choice of Egbemode, who is the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, New Telegraph Newspapers, is a clear testimony that she has successfully ... read more

  • 27 Apr 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Urges Nigerians To Embrace Preventive Healthcare Strategies

    Press Release April 26, 2017 Saraki Urges Nigerians To Embrace Preventive Healthcare Strategies …Leads Senate Leadership to Immunize Children Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on communities to embrace preventive healthcare strategies like immunization, in order to prevent the outbreak of preventable diseases. Saraki gave the charge while speaking to reporters at the National Assembly Clinic, where he led the Senate leadership to administer Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) on babies as part of ... read more

  • 27 Apr 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Prof. Borishade …Says He Was An Academic Per Excellence

    Press Release April 27, 2017   Saraki Mourns Prof. Borishade …Says He Was An Academic Per Excellence   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has received with shock the news of the death of a former Minister of Education, Prof. Babalola Borishade, who he described as an academic and public servant par excellence.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the former Minister as a dynamic administrator and great reformer.   He ... 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 STATEMENT September 18, 2017   Saraki: National Assembly Will Investigate Crisis in South-east   1. Following the clash between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I hereby call for calm and restraint by all Nigerians so that we would all jointly find the right solution to the current problem rather than worsening the crisis.   2. Our brothers and sisters in the South-east, in particular, should continue to maintain peace and tranquility and go … read more

  • Press Release  September 14, 2017   Saraki Seeks Full Registration of Births, Deaths, IDPs, Prisoners       President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for full registration of all births, deaths, Internally Displaced Persons and prisoners in the country.   Saraki represented by his wife, Toyin, stated this in his good will message at the launch of a book: “The Challenges of Criminal Justice Administration in Nigeria,” by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad – Speaker … read more

  • Press Release  September 12, 2017   I want to leave behind a more effective, impactful Senate, Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated, ahead of the resumption of the Senate from its annual recess, that his focus since he assumed office as the presiding officer of the 8th Senate on the 9th of June 2015, has been to build an effective and efficient legislature that directly impacts the lives of all Nigerians.   In … read more

  • Press Release September 9, 2017 Senate to Prioritize Passage of Occupational Safety Bill, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the 8th Senate will give accelerated consideration to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200), once the National Assembly resumes from its annual recess later this month. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President emphasized that with the nation’s focus on economic growth … read more

  • Press Release September 6, 2017   Saraki: New Collateral Registry, Credit Reporting Law,  A Boost For MSMEs Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the new legislations – Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act and the Credit Reporting Act – passed by the National Assembly last June and immediately signed into law by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will support the growth of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) through increased bank lending and reduce bank exposure to … read more