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  • 20 Jan 2018

    RT : on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill ():Did you know that the passed by introduc

  • 19 Jan 2018

    RT : From the passage of the by ; to response to the and the , heres

  • 18 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 18 Jan 2018

    In May 2017, took the first step in passing the into law.Yesterday, took it another st

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Yesterday, after nearly two decades of back-and-forth, near-misses and “near-passages”, the 8th National Assembly finally reached a milestone with the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill — otherwise known as the . This is historic.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    With yesterday's proceedings in , we have finally crossed a bridge as a country. The passage of the

  • 17 Jan 2018

    RT : , the took the investigation of the one step further with the presentation of

  • 17 Jan 2018

    RT : The second is:"The amount of PMS that is allegedly coming into Nigeria cannot be consumed by Nigerians. We consume about 2

  • 17 Jan 2018

    RT : The first is:"Even as we speak now, there are still queues. The issue of the ongoing scarcity is one problem that the Comm

  • 17 Jan 2018

    RT : that the interim report on the which was presented to the plenary today by 's Downstream

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Today, at plenary, we debated the interim report of the Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum on the

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Today, the Senate debated the interim report of the Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum on the Fuel Scarcity Crisis in the country. This interim report stirred up a debate on the Floor about the ongoing scarcity, the subsidy regime and ways to make the oil and gas sector more efficient. I spent a lot of time on this fuel subsidy issue during the Seventh Senate (2011 to 2015). It was my Motion that brought this topic to the national discourse — hence, it is something that I know a lot about. There are three issues here that we need to separate: The first is, even as we speak now, there are still queues. The issue of the ongoing scarcity is one problem that the Committee needs to go back to look into so that Nigerians can be reassured that this will not reoccur. The second problem is that based on the figures that have been presented, it is clear that there is a bigger fraud that is being perpetrated with the subsidy. Additionally, the amount of PMS that is allegedly coming into Nigeria cannot be consumed by Nigerians. We consume about 27 million litres a day, while it has been alleged that 40 million litres a day of PMS is being brought in. There is a discrepancy somewhere. At the end of the day, it is Nigerians that are paying for this subsidy fraud because it is not transparent, and it is only being run by one MDA. The third problem has to do with the principle of MDAs incurring expenditures without the necessary approval by the legislature. Therefore, in order to get to the bottom of these pressing issues, we will be breaking them up: -The issue of the subsidy and how it came about; as well as the issue of the scarcity that is still ongoing and the fraud in the volume of importation will go back to the Downstream Committee for a more comprehensive report; -While, the issue of unauthorized public spending in the sector will be looked into by the Public Accounts Committee.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    RT : 7 things the said to the senators in the Senates 2018 resumption speech

  • 17 Jan 2018

    One thing is clear: the are a wake-up call that we must urgently re-assess and address the issue of

  • 17 Jan 2018

    I commend my Distinguished Colleagues for their sincerity and patriotism during the course of the debate on the Benue killings. These killings are another wake up call for all of us to put all hands on deck to address this crisis. We appreciate Mr. President’s actions for meeting with Speaker Yakubu Dogara and I on Sunday night to brief us on the actions that have been taken to address the killings till date. Hence, we owed it to him to tell him what we discussed at the Senate yesterday. This is why, last night, I briefed Mr. President alongside members of the Senate Leadership on the resolutions that we adopted yesterday at the Senate plenary on the killings in Benue. We want to see immediate action. One point raised by many Senators is the issue of justice. Without justice we cannot see unity. Hence, justice stands as one of our recommendations. In the next 14-days, the Inspector General of Police must find the perpetrators, arrest them, and the Attorney General of Benue State must prosecute them. That is a minimum requirement — and it must happen. One thing is clear: Benue is a wake-up call that we must urgently re-assess and address the issue of security. We cannot continue to allow this violence to keep going on from one state to another. Those responsible for the planning and execution of these acts against humanity must be held accountable. We must also have long-term solutions. The military cannot be the solution all the time. This is because sometimes they are overstretched. We are hoping that our Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Reform urgently comes up with recommendations on what we need to do to strengthen the police — apart from more man-power. There have been calls for a review of the recommendations to create state and/or community policing systems — and we will look into this seriously. Moving forward, we must all begin to take concrete steps to re-assure Nigerians that we are not at the parliament to just talk. We are there to impact the lives of our people positively. In this regard, all those that are responsible for perpetrating such violence in Benue and across the country must know that this kind of mass slaughter must never happen again.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Yesterday at the Senate, we adopted the following resolutions on the killings that have occurred in Benue State: -Give the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force 14-days to investigate and arrest the perpetrators of the killings in Benue State and other parts of the nation; - Direct the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to urgently empower its officers to enforce documentation protocols, quarantine animals and livestock movement at our borders; -Mandate the Senate’s Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of Nigeria’s Security Infrastructure to carry out a thorough reconsideration of the creation of state and/or community police and report back to the Senate; - Urge the Federal Government to review and revamp the security infrastructure of the Nation; -Urge the Federal Government to ensure that those living in IDP camps are properly taken care of; and -Convene a National Security Summit to address strengthening the domestic security of the nation. Additionally, I was mandated by my colleagues to convey our recommendations to the Executive, which I did last night in a meeting with Mr. President and members of the Senate Leadership.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Yesterday at the Senate, we adopted the following resolutions on the .

  • 16 Jan 2018

    RT : Members of the Senate Leadership, led by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki have just left the Presidential Vi

  • 16 Jan 2018

    RT : the took action on the by approving the report of the investigative visit by

  • 16 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 16 Jan 2018

    As we begin our legislative activities for the new year, we must not allow the upcoming 2019 elections to overshado

  • 16 Jan 2018

    As we begin our legislative activities for the new year, we will not get caught up in the political fray before due season. Each and every thing under the sun has its own time. This is Nigeria’s time. We will devote ourselves to her service. In this regard, we will speed up consideration on the various bills on which legislative work remains outstanding – particularly economic bills. We will also focus on the other parts of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) related bills still to be passed, namely: the Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill and the Petroleum Host Community Bill. Our legislative duty to Nigeria and its people must be uppermost in our minds. We must not allow the upcoming 2019 elections to overshadow our work for the people that elected us - or distract us from that which we are mandated to do by the constitution and the trust reposed in us by the people. Therefore, I appeal to all political actors that it is too early for 2019 politicking to override the legislative agenda and the larger work of governance.

  • 16 Jan 2018

    The 8th Senate has continued its historic run, because by the end of 2017, we had passed 140 Bills over a period of 30 months. Additionally, the landmark Economic Bills we passed, helped to propel the country’s emergence from recession, powering us upwards in the Ease of Doing Business Report. While the legislative feats of the year gone by shall go down in the annals of lawmaking in this country, what is also true is that we cannot lose momentum...

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Human life is sacred. Today, my colleagues and I in condemned the killings in Benue State and declared t

  • 16 Jan 2018

    The Senate condemns the killings in Benue State in the strongest terms, and we declare that mindless bloodletting has no place in our society. I offer our sincerest condolences to the people of Benue, and indeed to all who have suffered the loss of their loved ones as a result of these wanton acts. Human life is sacred. We state without equivocation that Nigerian life must become sacred. When we fail in our duty to protect Nigerian lives, it is a tragedy and an indictment on us all. We as the 8th Senate stand ready to help find solutions to assuage the hurt to affected parts, to bring the perpetrators to justice and to enthrone peace in all four corners of this country. Let me state that the 8th Senate is disturbed by these unfortunate incidents, and we have been for some time. We were concerned enough to have inaugurated the Ad-Hoc Committee on Security in November of last year. And so it was that, with the shocking reports from Benue, Rivers and other places, the Security Committee members also cut short their recess to resume sitting, with a view to fast-tracking their investigations, in order to present an interim report for the Senate’s consideration immediately onresumption. I really must commend the committee for their swift action in this regard; and I am happy to note that the Interim Report is ready for the consideration of this chamber. We are a people-oriented Senate, and I believe I speak for us all when I pledge that we shall continue to demonstrate similar dedication to our duties this year, as worthy representatives of the people who voted us into office.

  • 16 Jan 2018

    As representatives of the people, we feel the pain of the people. This is why we directed members of the Senate Inv

  • 16 Jan 2018

    We have all been witnesses to the hardships which many Nigerians saw in the new year, stuck on fuel queues at petrol stations in many of our cities. It has been disheartening to see, especially during the festive period when Nigerians should have been enjoying carefree time with their loved ones, with enough petrol in their tanks to make that cherished journey to their various hometowns. We, as representatives of the people, feel the pain of the people. This is why I had to direct members of the Senate Investigative Panel on Fuel Scarcity to cut short their recess to commence hearings into the lingering problem; and that work is ongoing. I commend the committee for their prompt response and the work carried out. We seek the cooperation and understanding of Nigerians as we try to get to the bottom of this issue. My own estimation of the fuel scarcity phenomenon is that it is man-made. We thought we had left the problem of fuel queues firmly in the past in this country, but sadly, that appears not to be the case. In any event, there is a problem, and it must be solved. We await the findings of the Investigative Panel on Fuel Scarcity, firm in our resolve that whoever is responsible must pay the price for visiting this needless hardship upon our people.

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Today, the Senate resumed to embark on our legislative agenda for the year 2018. As we begin our activities, I am n

  • 16 Jan 2018

    Today, the Nigerian Senate resumed to embark on our legislative agenda for the year 2018. As we begin our activities, I am not unmindful of the sobering fact that this new year has met many citizens in a reflective mood. Many were on the queue for petrol; many households are grief-stricken. This mood of reflection is also one from which no lawmaker is immune; what affects one, affects all. When one part of the body is hurting, the whole body hurts, and this holds true for the entire nation.

  • 16 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 16 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 16 Jan 2018

    RT : Today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, addressed the Distinguished Senators in his 2018 resumption

  • 16 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 15 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Today, we honour the dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces and their families. We celebrate their service and thank them for their commitment to keeping our nation safe.

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Today, we honour the dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces and their families. We celebrate their service an

  • 14 Jan 2018

    RT : PHOTOS: President meeting with Senate President

  • 14 Jan 2018

    RT : Senator Saraki urges engineers to use quality materials for projects via

  • 13 Jan 2018

    RT : Today, I am representing His Excellency the President of the at the installation of the 15th

  • 12 Jan 2018

    RT : NDLEA responds to Sarakis query over alleged missing drug containers Read more:

  • 11 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 11 Jan 2018

    I join all Kwarans, and indeed, all football loving Nigerians to thank the Almighty for sparing the lives of the players and officials of Kwara United F.C. yesterday. I pray for the quick and full recovery of all those that were hurt. I hope to see you guys back on the field soon. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/accident-god-faithful-us-says-kwara-united-president/

  • 11 Jan 2018

    I join all Kwarans, and indeed, all football loving Nigerians to thank the Almighty for sparing the lives of the pl

  • 10 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 10 Jan 2018

    We must support the executive in solving this problem. We cannot continue with this needless blood letting. We must

  • 10 Jan 2018

    With recent developments, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Security must fast track its schedule and sit through the weekend

  • 10 Jan 2018

    We are quite aware of the fact that security is the first and prime responsibility of any government. This is why e

  • 10 Jan 2018

    This is why in November, the Senate set up a special committee led by Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan to work with sec

  • 10 Jan 2018

    The sad situation in Benue State shows some fundamental faults in our security system. There is a clear failure of

  • 10 Jan 2018

    The sad situation in Benue State shows some fundamental faults in our security system. There is a clear failure of intelligence gathering, analysis and response time. Our security agencies must be totally overhauled in terms of equipment, specialization, funding, training and staffing. This is the reason why in November, the Senate set up a special committee led by Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan to work with security agencies and review the entire system with a view to identifying what is required in terms of laws, process, procedure, funding and other necessities for us to have a solid security system which can be pro-active in identifying potential threats, responding to them on time and preventing any breach. We are quite aware of the fact that security is the first and prime responsibility of any government. That is why since early last week I have directed the Lawan committee to take into consideration the sad developments in Benue and Rivers in their deliberations. Now, we cannot wait for the time they planned to conclude their recommendations. They must fast track their schedule . They must sit through the weekend and get an interim report ready for the Senate when we resume plenary on Tuesday. We must immediately support the executive in solving this problem. We cannot afford shedding of blood and we are already moving into the election year with the potential for the aggravation or escalation of these problems. We must decisively resolve the problem of needless blood letting. Read more here: http://www.abubakarbukolasaraki.com/press-release-benue-killings-saraki-orders-senate-panel-to-suspend-recess-expedite-action/

  • 10 Jan 2018

    Today, we join family members, friends, associates, supporters and all the good people of Sokoto State in congratulating our brother and friend, the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Mutawallen Daular Usumaniyya (CFR), on his 52nd Birthday. As the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 7th National Assembly, you proved your worth as a leader that always chose the national cause over your own personal comfort. Your contributions to the growth of the legislature and your performance as the Governor of Sokoto State are well-recorded. As you mark your birthday today, it is our prayer that the Almighty Allah will grant you the grace to continue to serve Him, our country, and humanity for many more years. Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!

  • 09 Jan 2018

    RT : Did you know that the 8th has already passed 140 Bills in 30 months?

  • 09 Jan 2018

  • 08 Jan 2018

    APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTORS FOR ABS CONSTITUENCY’S OFFICE

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

  • 05 Jan 2018

    RT : We must remain united against violence, says Saraki

  • 04 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 04 Jan 2018

    New Year Killings: We Must Remain United Against Violence, Says SarakiPresident of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar...

  • 04 Jan 2018

    New Year Killings: We Must Remain United Against Violence, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned the recent killings in Benue, Rivers and Kaduna States that left countless Nigerians dead, describing the attack on the affected communities as ‘heinous’ and ‘reprehensible’, and called on all Nigerians to remain united in their condemnation of violence. He said: “The recent killings in this new year that have left many families without their loved ones, and several communities in distress was a reprehensible act of violence. As Nigerians, we must all remain united in our condemnation of violence. Such actions have no place anywhere in our culture . The killers and perpetrators of this callous act must be caught and brought to justice. The Senate will continue to render all necessary support to ensure that this happens. “I call on our security forces to continue to work around the clock to ensure the safety of the affected communities — and all communities across the nation. Such random and widespread acts of hate and disorder are part of the reasons why last year, we inaugurated an Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Nigeria’s Security Infrastructure for better delivery across the board. “The committee is still at work, however, now it is clear that we need to review, re-vamp and reposition our security apparatus across the nation to be able to respond to the diverse nature of the crises and concerns of various communities. I still believe that the intelligence gathering aspects of our security system is not measuring up to standard. "We need to ensure that our security system could gather relevance intelligence and analyse them to prevent activities of hoodlums and insurgents so that we don't always cry after the milk is split. These killings, like those that occurred in Benue, Rivers and Kaduna are becoming too recurrent and the relevant Senate committees will hold discussion with the Senators from the affected states with a view to having a proper understanding of what the issues are and make appropriate recommendations to the executive", he stated. The Senate President further Commiserated with the families who lost their loved ones as well as the government and entire people of Benue, Kaduna and Rivers States on the sad incident. Signed Yusuph Olaniyonu Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President

  • 04 Jan 2018

    I join all Nigerians in grieving and praying for all that have been affected. Such actions have no place in Nigeria

  • 04 Jan 2018

    Tuesdays heinous killings in Benue State that has left countless families without their loved ones was a reprehens

  • 03 Jan 2018

    This is great news. I thank the FG and Kwara State government for remaining committed to the Kishi-Kaiama Road project -- and the people for being patient throughout this process. The APC government will continue to work to meet our promises. http://www.kwaralefro.com/2018/01/just-in-kishi-kaiama-road-kwsg-receives-n615m-reimbursement-from-fg/

  • 03 Jan 2018

    This is great news. I thank the FG and Kwara State government for remaining committed to the Kishi-Kaiama Road proj

  • 03 Jan 2018

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

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

  • 03 Jan 2018

    RT : The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the death of a former governor of old Kaduna State, Al

  • 03 Jan 2018

    The death of former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, is a great loss not only to Katsina and Kadun

  • 03 Jan 2018

    My condolences to Alhaji Lawal Kaita's family, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Emir of Katsina and the people and government of Katsina and Kaduna States on the death of the former governor of old Kaduna State. Alhaji Kaita's death is a great loss not only to Katsina and Kaduna states but to the entire nation. Alhaji Kaita’s demise is not only a great loss to Katsina and Kaduna states, it is a loss to the entire nation, and a personal loss to my family and I — considering his long and mutual relationship with my late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. His death has robbed the nation of a gentleman, and a fearless and honest politician who thrived on building good relationships for the purpose of better serving his people. As such, he will be dearly missed. May the Almighty grant the late elder statesman a place in Aljannah Firdaus.

  • 02 Jan 2018

    RT : The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians across the nation to join the fight against

  • 01 Jan 2018

    RT : Happy New Year! I wish you all happiness as we begin 2018 together.Yes, we all know that the end of one year...

  • 01 Jan 2018

    RT : Happy New Year from the 8th .Although we still have much to achieve individually and collectively -- in 2018, le

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Happy New Year! I wish you all happiness as we begin 2018 together.Yes, we all know that the end of one year...

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Happy New Year! I wish you all happiness as we begin 2018 together. Yes, we all know that the end of one year and the beginning of another is a time that is full of hope for the future and reflections on the past. While 2017 was a challenging year for many families across the country, we must all look forward with the simple understanding that better days lie ahead. Although we still have much to achieve individually and collectively, in this new year, let us all rise up with the courage and determination to make Nigeria better. Every Nigerian deserves a chance to live a better life. This is why the Senate, and the 8th National Assembly as a whole, will continue to collaborate with the executive to ensure that all the policies and programmes of the present administration that are targeted at making life more meaningful for people across the country become actualized. We will not spare any efforts in passing laws that will serve as catalysts for our economic stability and growth. We will always continue pushing to pass pieces of legislation that will help make Nigerian businesses thrive across the nation. We will also continue to work hard to pass Bills that will help to put more money back in the pockets of every Nigerian man and woman — as well as create more jobs and opportunities for all our young people. God has blessed Nigeria with all the potential that it needs to have a strong economy that can take care of its growing population. However, it is unfortunate that there is still much underdevelopment in the country. Most of the problems that are now threatening the unity, progress and peace of Nigeria are rooted in the poor state of the economy. Therefore, there is a need for governments at all levels and to citizenry to work together this year to ensure the success of policies that have been set-up to rebuild the economy, attract more foreign investment, and make the nation more self-sufficient. You can read more here: http://www.abubakarbukolasaraki.com/press-release-saraki-to-nigerians-at-new-year-let-us-pray-for-an-improved-economy-in-2018/

  • 31 Dec 2017

    RT : Last month, a certain development caused a scare amongst the international oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria... un

  • 31 Dec 2017

    It’s great to see the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) taking an active stance against the abuse of codeine and other drugs after the Roundtable. This is a welcome development. As the PCN constitutes this group to control the distribution of codeine and other drugs in Nigeria, my colleagues and I in the 8th Nigerian Senate will continue working to provide the necessary legislative interventions to fight across the nation. As we begin a new year, I call on other groups to join this fight to curb the widespread abuse of drugs in communities across the country. The more people that we have saying no to drugs — the more multifaceted Nigeria’s approach to fighting will be. Read more here: http://www.nan.ng/news/pharmacists-yield-to-senates-intervention-forms-drugs-control-group/

  • 31 Dec 2017

    As we begin a new year, I call on other groups to join this fight to curb the widespread abuse of drugs in communit

  • 31 Dec 2017

    As the PCN constitutes this group to control the distribution of codeine and other drugs in Nigeria, my colleagues

  • 31 Dec 2017

    Its great to see the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) taking an active stance against the abuse of codeine and

  • 31 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 30 Dec 2017

    Congratulations to Senator Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi (OON) on the occasion of his turbaning as the Mallamawan Kabi by the Emir of Argungu, HRH Alhaji Sama'ila Muhammadu Mera (CON).

  • 30 Dec 2017

    Congratulations to Senator Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi (OON) on the occasion of his turbaning as the Mallamawan Kabi

  • 29 Dec 2017

    Congratulations to Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah. Your remarkable ascent to power heralds the dawning of a brave new era for Liberia and indeed all of Africa's youth.

  • 29 Dec 2017

    Congratulations to Liberias President-elect, George Weah. Your remarkable ascent to power heralds the dawning of a

  • 29 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 29 Dec 2017

    I commend the United States government for approving the sale of the A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force. This demonstrates their continued support in Nigeria's bid to defeat Boko Haram and stamp out the insurgency. Read more here: https://goo.gl/K6i1N8

  • 29 Dec 2017

  • 29 Dec 2017

    Happy Birthday to My Governor: Today, I join family members, friends, associates and all the good people of Kwara State to celebrate with our Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ahmed, as he marks his 54th Birthday. We thank Almighty Allah for preserving and elevating you to the esteemed post of Chief Executive of our dear state while also helping you to bear the onerous responsibilities that serving the people entails. It is my prayer that Almighty Allah will grant you good health and the special grace to serve Him, the good people of Kwara State and entire mankind for many more years. Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns. -Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON), President of the Senate

  • 28 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 26 Dec 2017

    On behalf of the Distinguished Members of the Nigerian Senate, I wish the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, a Happy 50th Birthday. I pray for continued wisdom, grace and good health for you — now and always!

  • 25 Dec 2017

    Today, I felicitate with the Christian faithful in Nigeria and across the world as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I urge Christians, and indeed, every Nigerian, to use this festive occasion to pray for the unity, peace and prosperity of our great nation. At this time, we must all re-dedicate ourselves to the service of humanity — in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ that emphasize tolerance, patience, care for those in need and love for one another. Nigerians should be rest assured that the 8th Senate and the National Assembly will continue to work towards making life more meaningful for all Nigerians. On this note, I wish you all a Merry Christmas! -Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON), President of the Senate

  • 24 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 23 Dec 2017

    Chief Imam Thanks Saraki for Saving His Life

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

  • 21 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 20 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 18 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 16 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Senate Moves to Tackle Drug, Substance Abuse

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

  • 16 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Saraki: Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me

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

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Press Release: 5 Ways to Achieve Restructuring, Says Saraki

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

  • 12 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 11 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 05 Dec 2017

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

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

  • 04 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Commiserates with Omu-Aran People over Passage of Olomu

    Press Release December 4, 2017 Saraki Commiserates with Omu-Aran People over Passage of Olomu President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bokola Saraki, has expressed his condolences to the people of Omo Aran over the transition of a first class traditional ruler in Kwara State, the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Charles Oladele Ibitoye. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the death of the revered royal father has left a great vacuum that ... read more

  • 03 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Mourns Late Adesoye

    Press Release December 3, 2017 Saraki Mourns Late Adesoye President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye, the Asiwaju of Offa. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Adesoye as a worthy son of Kwara State, who used his wealth, knowledge and enterprise for the growth and development of the state and Nigeria in many spheres. “Chief ... read more

  • 01 Dec 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Felicitates With Muslims At Eid El Maulud

    Press Release December 1, 2017 Saraki Felicitates With Muslims At Eid El Maulud President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday congratulated all Muslim faithful on the celebration of Eid El Maulud which is principally to commemorate the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Saraki, who is the Baba Adinni of Ansar-ul-Islam Worldwide, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, thanked all muslims across the country for their steadfastness and prayers for ... read more

  • 29 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Senate Seeks Urgent End to Alleged Slave Trade Activities in Libya

    Press Release November 29, 2017 Senate Seeks Urgent End to Alleged Slave Trade Activities in Libya …It is a ‘Slap in the Face’, Says Saraki The Senate on Wednesday, called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to invite the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria and discuss how to end the ongoing Libyan slave trade which allegedly involves the sale of Africans, some of them of Nigerian descent, as slaves. In a motion titled: “Urgent Need to Protect Nigerian Citizens from the ... read more

  • 24 Nov 2017

    Press Release Restructuring: Nigeria’s Unity Must Be Our First Focus, Says Saraki

    Press Release November 24, 2017 Restructuring: Nigeria’s Unity Must Be Our First Focus, Says Saraki President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola, has emphasized that unity is a prerequisite for Nigeria’s development, stability and greatness. Speaking in Calabar, at the retreat held by the Southern Senators’ Forum, Saraki insisted that “we must always put Nigeria first” in the ongoing debate about restructuring of the country and other similar agitations. “As a nation, unity is a prerequisite for development, stability and ... read more

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Urges India to Invest in Health Sector to Reduce Medical Tourism

    Press Release November 23, 2017 Saraki Urges India to Invest in Health Sector to Reduce Medical Tourism President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Indian authorities to partner with the Federal Government in encouraging investors to build and maintain world class health facilities in the country. Saraki who made the call when the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nagabruihana Reddy, visited him in Abuja, said such partnership would drastically reduce the number of Nigerians who ... read more

  • 22 Nov 2017

    Press Release November 22, 2017 SARAKI TO COALITION: YOUR STATEMENT IS PREJUDICIAL, NOT BASED ON FACTS

    Press Release November 22, 2017 SARAKI TO COALITION: YOUR STATEMENT IS PREJUDICIAL, NOT BASED ON FACTS Our attention has been drawn to a statement signed by a group of journalists under the aegis of The Coalition for Press Freedom and Whistleblower Protection (CPFWP). We are concerned about a number of erroneous assertions in the statement, to the effect that a media organisation, Sahara Reporters, is subject to intimidation at the behest of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. The ... read more

  • 21 Nov 2017

    SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SECOND ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ECOWAS PARLIAMENT IN ABUJA – NOVEMBER 21, 2017.

    SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SECOND ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ECOWAS PARLIAMENT IN ABUJA – NOVEMBER 21, 2017.     PROTOCOL.   On behalf of the entire members of the Nigerian National Assembly and the Nigerian Community Delegation, I bid you all welcome to the Second Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African ... read more

  • 21 Nov 2017

    GOODWILL MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI C.O.N AT THE NIGERIAN SPORTS SUMMIT 2017, HELD AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM, LAGOS, ON 21ST NOVEMBER 2017.

    GOODWILL MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI C.O.N AT THE NIGERIAN SPORTS SUMMIT 2017, HELD AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM, LAGOS, ON 21ST NOVEMBER 2017. PROTOCOL. I am especially pleased to be here with you today for The Nigerian Sports Summit 2017 on the theme, ‘Nigerian Sports And Its Economic Diversification Into Entrepreneurial Investment To Enhance Talents, Empowerment and Employment, Security Tool To Make Sport More Productive’. I thank the ... read more

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Press Release November 20, 2017 Saraki Mourns Ekwueme, Commiserates With Nigeria, Family

    Press Release November 20, 2017 Saraki Mourns Ekwueme, Commiserates With Nigeria, Family President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also lauded the dedication and service of Ekwueme to the development of the country. He described Ekwueme as a rare personality and an exceptional leader while praying to ... read more

  • 17 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Urges Auditors-General to Block Revenue Leakages in Public Service

    Press Release November 17, 2017 Saraki Urges Auditors-General to Block Revenue Leakages in Public Service President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Auditors-General in the country, particularly at the Local Government level, to partner with the Senate in its current effort to block financial leakages and ensure that maximum revenue accrues to government at all levels in the Federation. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, gave the charge when the ... read more

  • 16 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Saraki: Senate to Partner NBA To Ease Passage Of Bills

    Press Release November 16 2017   Saraki: Senate to Partner NBA To Ease Passage Of Bills   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged the cooperation of the Senate with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to ensure easy passage of bills before the Upper House.   He also immediately directed that all pending and prospective bills before the Senate be made available to the NBA for their input which he said would improve the quality of such bills.   ... read more

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Healthcare Reform: Senate Canvasses Implementation of One Percent Clause in 2014 Health Law

    Press Release November 15, 2017 Healthcare Reform: Senate Canvasses Implementation of One Percent Clause in 2014 Health Lawn The Senate, on Wednesday, called for the implementation of the one per cent clause in the 2014 National Health Act, aimed at ensuring that one percent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund is devoted to restoring and revitalizing the nation’s health sector. The demand came during the consideration of a Motion sponsored by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano Central), on the alarming upsurge ... read more

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Congratulates Emir of Ilorin on 22nd Anniversary

    Press Release November 11, 2017   Saraki Congratulates Emir of Ilorin on 22nd Anniversary   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday congratulated the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR, on attaining 22 years on the throne of his forebears.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the Mai-Martaba Sarkin Ilorin, as an exceptional royal father whose reign has witnessed peace and phenomenal development in ... read more

  • 09 Nov 2017

    Press Release: UN Scribe Lauds NASS Relationship with Executive

    Press Release November 9, 2017 UN Scribe Lauds NASS Relationship with Executive  The United Nations has commended the good relations between the Executive and the 8th National Assembly as exhibited by the lawmakers at the joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, during the presentation of the 2018 Budget by  President Muhammadu Buhari. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambers, gave the commendation ... read more

  • 07 Nov 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (C.O.N) ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL – 7TH NOVEMBER, 2017

    SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (C.O.N) ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL – 7TH NOVEMBER, 2017.   PROTOCOL.       1. Mr. President, on behalf of my colleagues, Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Honourable Members of the House of Representatives, I welcome you and members of your Executive team to this joint session of the National Assembly.   2. ... read more

  • 07 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Congratulates New NASFAT’s Chief Missioner, AbdulAzeez

    Press Release November 7, 2017 Saraki Congratulates New NASFAT’s Chief Missioner, AbdulAzeez President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, congratulated the newly appointed Chief Missioner of the Nasrul-Lahi-Li- Fathi Society (NASFAT), Imam Maruf Onike AbdulAzeez. Saraki, who is the Baba Adinni of Ansar-ul- Islam Worldwide, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the appointment was well deserved and described Imam AbdulAzeez as a consummate scholar, highly educated and enlightened religious ... read more

  • 06 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Paradise Papers: Saraki Hides No Asset and Violates No Law

    Press Release  November 6, 2017   Paradise Papers: Saraki Hides No Asset and Violates No Law   Once again, the issue of offshore company registration which was first raised in 2016 is being revived and thrown to the public space. As a responsible public officer, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will continue to explain his position. We know this is the period of politics when mudslinging is a common trick in the game.   However, we will like to ... read more

  • 06 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Executive, Legislature Not in Competition, Says SGF ….Pledge Closer Collaboration with National Assembly

    Press Release November 6, 2017 Executive, Legislature Not in Competition, Says SGF ….Pledge Closer Collaboration with National Assembly Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Monday said that the Executive and the Legislature are not in competition but would work together to deliver on the promises of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Nigerians. Mustapha according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate, Sanni Onogu in Abuja, stated this ... read more

  • 06 Nov 2017

    SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,; AT THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES OTUKPO (ESTABLISMENT, ETC.) BILL 2017 – 6THNOVEMBER, 2017.

    SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI; AT THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES OTUKPO (ESTABLISMENT, ETC.) BILL 2017 – 6THNOVEMBER, 2017.     PROTOCOL.   1. My sincere thanks to the Chairman and members of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND for the invitation to declare open this Public Hearing on the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo (Establishment, Etc.) Bill 2017 ... read more

  • 03 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Senate to Partner EU in Fight Against Illegal Migration 

    Press Release  November 3, 2017   Senate to Partner EU in Fight Against Illegal Migration    President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed the willingness of the National Assembly to support efforts being made by the Federal Government and the European Union (EU) to mitigate the rising incidence of illegal migration into European countries.   Saraki who stated this when the new EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, visited him in Abuja, also stressed the need for ... read more

  • 02 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Senate Commiserates With Tinubu Over Son’s Death

    Press Release November 2, 2017 Senate Commiserates With Tinubu Over Son’s Death The Senate has expressed sadness over the death of Mr. Jide Tinubu, son of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after a brief illness on Wednesday. President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who earlier paid a condolence visit to commiserate with Tinubu in Abuja, in a statement he personally signed on behalf of his colleagues described the death as ... read more

  • 01 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Directs MDAs to Submit Outstanding Scholarships to Senate …Calls for Review of Scholarship Policy

    Press Release November 1, 2017 Saraki Directs MDAs to Submit Outstanding Scholarships to Senate …Calls for Review of Scholarship Policy President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday met with representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the welfare of Nigerian Students on scholarships abroad now stranded due to non-payment of their living allowances and tuition fees by relevant government agencies. The Senate in plenary had mandated the President of the Senate to intervene and know ... read more

  • 01 Nov 2017

    Press Release: Senate Seeks Adequate Financial Provision for NEDC in 2018 Budget

    Press Release  November 1, 2017   Senate Seeks Adequate Financial Provision for NEDC in 2018 Budget   The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to make adequate financial provision in the 2018 Budget for the take-off of the North East Development Commission (NEDC).   The Senate also affirmed its commitment to the implementation of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Act following the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari on 26th October, 2017, to the NEDC Bill passed by the National ... read more

  • 30 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Senate Mourns Danjuma Goje’s Late Wife

    Press Release October 30, 2017   Senate Mourns Danjuma Goje’s Late Wife   The Senate has commiserated with one of its members, Senator Danjuma Goje, who lost his wife, Hajia Yelwa Danjuma Goje, in the early hours of Monday.   In a statement personally signed by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate expressed shock and sadness over Mrs. Goje’s death, and described the deceased as an exemplary pillar of support, a dedicated partner and mother ... read more

  • 26 Oct 2017

    Press Release Saraki: NASS Working to Increase Private Sector Participation in Economy

    Press Release October 26, 2017   Saraki: NASS Working to Increase Private Sector Participation in Economy   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, stated that one of the primary objectives of the 8th National Assembly is to increase private sector participation in all spheres of the economy in order to make the country viable.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this while welcoming the Board of ... read more

  • 25 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Commends Buhari For Signing NEDC Bill into Law

    Press Release October 25, 2027   Saraki Commends Buhari For Signing NEDC Bill into Law   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill.   Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu described the Presidential Assent as a “major development in the efforts by the present administration to restore peace and normalcy in the North East and making the harrowing ... read more

  • 25 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Bama Emirate Lauds National Assembly ‘s Role in Rebuilding of North-East

    Press Release October 25, 2017 Bama Emirate Lauds National Assembly ‘s Role in Rebuilding of North-East The Bama Emirate on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the Senate and indeed the National Assembly over their unflinching commitment to the rebuilding of the North East Region, following the devastation visited on the area by the Boko Haram insurgents. The Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Umar Ibn El-Kanemi, gave the commendation when he led a delegation comprised of eminent sons and daughters of the ... read more

  • 15 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Canvases International Conference on the North East, Boko Haram Threat

     Press Release October 15, 2017 Saraki Canvases International Conference on the North East, Boko Haram Threat President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the international community to organize a global conference aimed at galvanizing international resources to  mitigate the  devastation and the humanitarian situation in the North East  of the Country as well as the continuous threat posed by the Boko Haram terrorists.  It could be recalled that Saraki on Thursday led a National Assembly delegation ... read more

  • 12 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Leads NASS Delegation to 137th IPU in Russia

    Press Release October 12, 2017   Saraki Leads NASS Delegation to 137th IPU in Russia   Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today (Thursday) led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: “Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue.”   Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni ... read more

  • 11 Oct 2017

    Press Release: International Day of the Girl: Saraki Celebrates Nigerian Girls​

    Press Release  October 11, 2017   International Day of the Girl: Saraki Celebrates Nigerian Girls​   The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has joined the world in celebrating the 2017 commemoration of the International Day of the Girl (IDG2017).   In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki stated that IDG2017 is an opportunity for law and policy-makers, community leaders and families to re-evaluate, highlight and scrutinize ... read more

  • 11 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Senate to Partner PSN to Combat Drug Abuse

    Press Release October 10, 2017 Senate to Partner PSN to Combat Drug Abuse President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the 8th Senate to work with relevant agencies like the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to curb increasing incidence of drug abuse in the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, spoke when the leadership of the PSN visited him at the National Assembly in Abuja. ... read more

  • 09 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Senate, MDAs, CSOs Proffer Solution to Youth Unemployment Challenge

    Press Release October 9, 2017 Senate, MDAs, CSOs Proffer Solution to Youth Unemployment Challenge The Senate, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on Monday convened a roundtable dialogue on the alarming rate of youth unemployment in the country. The event which was attended by the President of the Senate, Principal Officers of the Senate, Senators and CSOs, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate, Sanni Onogu, ... read more

  • 07 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Russia 2018: Saraki Congratulates Supers Eagles

    Press Release October 7, 2017   Russia 2018: Saraki Congratulates Supers Eagles   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, congratulated the Nigerian Super Eagles and all Nigerians on the nation’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup, scheduled to hold in Russia next year.   Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that being in Uyo to witness firsthand the dedication, poise and consistency of our players has ... read more

  • 05 Oct 2017

    Press Release: Saraki Inaugurates Nigeria/Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group

    Press Release October 4, 2017   Saraki Inaugurates Nigeria/Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday inaugurated the Nigeria-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group and described the body as a veritable instrument to deepen integration among nations globally.   According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the President of the Senate on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, Saraki also said that the integration process in Africa is a process that its time has come. ... read more

  • 04 Oct 2017

    GOODWILL MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA-MOROCCO PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP.

    GOODWILL MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA-MOROCCO PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP AT SENATE CONFERENCE ROOM 0.22, WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2017.   Protocol, 1. I am highly delighted to deliver a goodwill message on the occasion of the inauguration of the Senate Committee on Nigeria-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group. I welcome all members to this important event. ... read more

  • 01 Oct 2017

    Press Release: 57th Independence Anniversary: Saraki Preaches Unity Among Nigerians

    Press Release September 30, 2017   57th Independence Anniversary: Saraki Preaches Unity Among Nigerians President of the Senate,  Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Nigerians on the 57th anniversary of the country’s independence and for sustaining her status as a united and progressive country. In a goodwill message to mark this year’s Independence Anniversary, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki also urged Nigerians irrespective of creed and tribe to continue to work ... read more

  • 29 Sep 2017

    Press Release September: Saraki Pledges Support to ACP Countries on Cotonou Agreement

    Press Release September 29, 2017   Saraki Pledges Support to ACP Countries on Cotonou Agreement   ….Assures UNDP of Quick Passage of Gender Bill   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged the support of the National Assembly to the Cotonou Agreement of the African, Carribean and Pacific (ACP) countries ahead of its meeting in Cotonou, Benin Republic to fashion out a unified terms of agreement with the European Union (EU).   In a similar vein, the ... read more

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Press Release: Youth Inclusiveness Key to Good Governance, Devt., Says Saraki

    Press Release September 27, 2017   Youth Inclusiveness Key to Good Governance, Devt., Says Saraki   President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday said that giving young persons the opportunity to partake in leadership is crucial to good governance and economic development.   Saraki, according to statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the remarks in his opening speech at the African Regional Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) at the ... read more

  • 27 Sep 2017

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE IPU AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE IPU AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, ABUJA, 27TH – 28TH 2017.   Protocol;   I am delighted to deliver this keynote address on the regional conference of young Parliamentarians in Africa under the auspices of the Young Parliamentarians Forum of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).   The memories are still fresh on how ... read more

  • 26 Sep 2017

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) ON THE 8TH SENATE’S RESUMPTION OF PLENARY FROM THE 2017 ANNUAL RECESS

    WELCOME BACK SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON) ON THE 8TH SENATE’S RESUMPTION OF PLENARY FROM THE 2017 ANNUAL RECESS ON TUESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2017.   PROTOCOL   Distinguished colleagues, it a great pleasure to see you all back from our annual recess. In truth, it has always been a special privilege to welcome you my colleagues into this chamber, and today is no exception. I believe the recess afforded us, opportunity ... read more

  • 25 Sep 2017

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE ON TAX INCENTIVES MANAGEMENT

    OPENING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, ON THE OCCASION OF A ONE DAY PUBLIC HEARING BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE ON TAX INCENTIVES MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPARENCY BILL, COMPANIES INCOME TAX ACT 2004 (AMENDMENT) 2017 AND CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS ( BUDGETARY PROVISION) BILL, 2016) ON MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017 .   PROTOCOL; It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this public hearing organized by the ... read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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”

    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

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Meet The Senator

As the Senate President of the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Senator representing Kwara Central, I am proud to lead by example as the first Senator in Nigeria to post weekly activities on the Upper Legislative Chambers. I do this because:

  • I believe that all Nigerians deserve to observe, understand, and give inputs into the activities of our representatives in government;
  • I believe accountability and transparency are essential to government, and;
  • I also strongly believe in two-way communication channels where I can get direct unfiltered feedback from the people of my constituency, and Nigerians as a whole.
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