LET THE LAWMAKERS MOVE ON AND WORK FOR NIGERIA.

LET THE LAWMAKERS MOVE ON AND WORK FOR NIGERIA. By Yusuph Olaniyonu Tuesday resumption of the two chambers of the federal legislature resumed after five weeks suspension of plenary. The recess scheduled for July 21 had been postponed by one week, obviously to allow more time for the reconciliatory process going on then among the legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly. As a result of the media hype and sensationalism surrounding the crisis, obviously fuelled from outside the … read more

Senate Begins Move To Reduce It’s Allowance ‪#‎OPENNASS

‬In response to the recent outcry from Nigerians against perceived huge allowances being paid to federal legislators, the Senate yesterday began moves to reduce its earnings by constituting a committee to draw a roadmap for the review. The move, which is geared towards ensuring accountability in the Senate, is the first of its kind since 1999. It was also in fulfillment of the promise made by Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, last week after a meeting with the leadership of … read more

MISSING #CHIBOK GIRLS, 365 DAYS LATER

Today we pause to remember the kidnapping of the Chibok School girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and communities. A year may have passed since they were taken, but our sympathy and solidarity with their families, remains as strong as ever; and so does our revulsion at the acts of terror committed. I have been emboldened by the character and courage that the families of the girls have shown over the last year. I would like … read more

STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI (CON), ON THE MARCH 28 2015 ELECTIONS IN KWARA CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT, KWARA STATE

Today marks the beginning of a new dawn in Kwara and Nigeria. Having been reelected as Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, I commend all those who turned out to cast their votes. It is indeed the highest civic responsibility a citizen is called upon to do for his or her country. Whilst all gratitude belongs to God, I thank all those who have stood by me and voted for me overwhelmingly. I must commend INEC for conducting a transparent, … read more

THOSE OPPOSING THE USE OF CARD READER ARE AFRAID IT WOULD HINDER THEIR ABILITY TO RIG – SEN. BUKOLA SARAKI

SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, is senator for Kwara Central senatorial district and chairman, Senate committee on Environment and Ecology. He speaks on some of the burning issues of the day, in this interview with journalists in Ilorin. Hammed Shittu brings the excerpts On the walkout staged by APC senators in protest at the confirmation of Musiliu Obanikoro’s ministerial nomination. I think what happened was unfortunate. I believe that in the Senate, the National Assembly, there … read more

BANK LOAN: ATTORNEY GENERAL OF FEDERATION CLEARS @BUKOLASARAKI.

The office of the director of public prosecution of the federation has cleared All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former Kwara State governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of any wrondgoing in the alleged N21billion loan scam. The former governor had approached a Federal High Court to stop the Nigerian Police from harassing and blackmailing him over the alleged loan scam. In a letter written to the Inspector-General of Police by the director of public prosecution, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Fatunde, on behalf of … read more

SARAKI TACKLES NIGERIAN GOVT, INSIST NIGERIA IS BROKE.

Senator, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday insisted Nigeria is broke. Mr. Saraki’s submission contrasts the position of the Federal Government which, via the Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, said the nation is not broke “in spite of the challenges on revenue stream coming from source – the oil sector”. Mr. Yuguda, after the Federation Account and Allocation Committee meeting, said it was mischief makers who were peddling claims that Nigeria is broke. He challenged critics to come up with … read more

POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS, AN OBSTRUCTION OF DEMOCRACY BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN

While we recognise the severity of the security challenges facing Nigeria today, sadly, these challenges are not new. It has been almost a year since Boko Haram kidnapped 200 of our schoolgirls in Chibok. Thousands of men, women, and children have now died at the hands of Boko Haram and thousands are displaced. However, security should not be used as an excuse to delay our elections and obstruct democracy. The delay in elections is an obstruction of democracy led by … read more

Saraki Joins Clinton, Others To Raise $500m For The Global Clean Cookstoves Project

New York, 21st November 2014: The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment & Ecology, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has joined Former US Secretary of States Hillary Clinton to raise about $500m comprising of $286m in grants, $127m in investments and several millions in guarantees for the global clean cooking sector during the Cookstoves Future Summit’s inaugural commitment roundtable last weekend. The aim of the fund raising is to accelerate market-based clean cooking solutions through targeted investment entrepreneur support, and capacity building … read more

FG Accepts @BukolaSaraki’s Position On 2015 Budget Benchmark

Less than three weeks ago, former Kwara governor and current chairman of the senate committee on environment, Bukola Saraki, wrote an opinion piece in which he argued that using an oil benchmark of $78/barrel for the 2015 budget as the federal government proposed to do was unrealistic. Saraki wrote in the piece that: “The current position to put the benchmark for oil price at $78 is inconsistent… This Minister Of Finance/Executive position is hard to justify on any economic modelling … read more