Saraki Receives the Report on Doing Business in Nigeria

Today, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki received a report from Adam Smith International on the institutional, regulatory, legislative and associated instruments affecting businesses in Nigeria. The 10-page report, which can be accessed on the Senate President’s website highlights at least 25 high-priority legislative interventions and 5 medium-priority legislative interventions that the National Assembly can take to improve the business environment in Nigeria. Additionally, the report highlights 23 high-priority bills, 10 medium-priority bills, and over 15 low-priority bills that can … read more

Saraki Assures On Sustainable Economic Policies

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the 8th Senate will collaborate with the Executive to ensure that the policies and programmes of the present administration aimed at reviving the economy are sustained on a  long term basis. Saraki according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this  when he received the national executive of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) led by its President, Professor Olugbenga Okunola. He said the … read more

Saraki To Receive Report On Business Environment In Nigeria

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will on today formally receive the Business Environment Legislative Review Report developed by a team of Legal Advisers to the ENABLE-DFID programme, led by Prof Paul Idornigie (SAN). A statement from the Office of the Senate President in Abuja stated the report initiated by the Senate President was in fulfilment of the Legislative Agenda of the 8th National Assembly geared towards creating a business friendly environment in the country. The statement added that: “Following the legislative … read more

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