SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF BUKOLA SARAK

‎KWARA CENTRAL SENATORIAL SEAT; SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF BUKOLA SARAKI In another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today, in the pending appeal filed by Alhaji L.A.. K Jimoh challenging the nomination of the former Governor of Kwara Sate, Senator Bukola Saraki to the Upper Chamber of National Assembly, the apex court unanimously held that the appeal is unmeritorious and it is hereby dismissed. The Court while dismissing the suit with Apeal . No. Sc. 493/2013. Apeal. No. CA/. … read more

OIL BENCHMARK PRICE OF $78 FOR 2015 BUDGET IS UNREALISTIC- SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI

These are troubling times for the Nigerian economy. Our revenue base is caving in under the stress of falling price of oil in the international market. Due to the drastic and persistent nature of this fall from the highs of $115 in June of this year, it is my considered view that we can’t continue to give the impression that it is business as usual. The fact that the free fall in the international oil market price has seen it … read more

SENATE ACTIVITIES FOR TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER, 2014

Today, Tuesday the 21st of October 2014, the Senate was in receipt of an executive communication on the request of Mr President to increase the amount of the Diaspora Bond from USD 100 lion to a maximum of USD300 from the International Capital Market. The request was, as is the tradition of the Senate, referred to its Standing Committee on Local & Foreign debts and Finance. The Senate also approved and adopted the Conference Committee Report on Review of the … read more

Senator Saraki Suspends 2015 Presidential Bid in interest of country and party

After months of wide but careful deliberations and consultations with my family, friends, political associates and supporters, today, I am announcing the suspension of my Presidential Bid in the interest of our country and party. As it stands, I have been deeply humbled by the spark that my prospective candidacy has ignited among Nigerians across Nigeria and abroad; Young people, youth groups, and stakeholders from all geo-political zones have sought the change that they wish to see. These young people … read more

INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY; TODAY WE STAND FOR CHIBOK GIRLS

Across the globe, today has been set aside to celebrate our girls. Today isn’t set aside to celebrate them alone, but to reflect on our responsibilities as a family, clan, group, state and nation to protect and preserve the rights of girl child in order to open them to opportunities that will reveal the value in them. On this International Girls’ Day, we stand with girls across the nation, particularly the kidnapped school girls who have been abducted since April; … read more

INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY; TODAYW E STAND FOR CHIBOK GIRLS

Across the globe, today has been set aside to celebrate our girls. Today isn’t set aside to celebrate them alone, but to reflect on our responsibilities as a family, clan, group, state and nation to protect and preserve the rights of girl child in order to open them to opportunities that will reveal the value in them. On this International Girls’ Day, we stand with girls across the nation, particularly the kidnapped school girls who have been abducted since April; … read more

SENATOR SARAKI CONGRATULATES GOV AHMED ON DAC PRIZE

On behalf of my Kwara Central constituents, and the people of the great state of Kwara, I would like to send a hearty congratulations to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on his work with the Kwara Community Health Insurance Scheme, which has earned him the recognition as one of the global top-ten finalists for the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Prize organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This noteworthy poverty alleviation scheme that was started in 2003 has been … read more

Statement by Senator @BukolaSaraki on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Happy Eid-Fitr to all Muslim faithful in Nigeria; an illustrious celebration that marks the success of the Holy Month of Ramadan among Muslims across the world. The Holy Month of Ramadan affords us the golden opportunity of renewal in thoughts and deeds towards our Creator and humanity by prioritizing core themes of Islam which include peace, boundless love for one another, sincerity, holiness and respect for humanity.Importantly, the fore mentioned themes should not end with the month of Ramadan but … read more

THREE YEARS IN SENATE: CONSTITUENCY ACHIEVEMENTS RECORDED BY SENATOR @BUKOLASARAKI

S/N EDUCATION PROJECT YEAR NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES LOCATION OF BENEFICIARIES 1 Free UTME forms distribution 2012 1225 Across Kwara state 2 Free Extra Mural Classes (2centers) 2012 862 Ilorin and Offa Centers 3 Facilitates admission opportunity for qualified applicants into various institutions in the state. 2012 Numerous Across the state 4 Free JAMB/UTME forms 2013 1525 Across the state 5 Free JAMB coaching programmes 2013 1640 Ilorin Ajase-Ipo Okuta Lafiaji 6 Distribution of Instructional materials to the students-UTME past question … read more

Senate Activities for Tuesday May 27th, 2014.

Today, the Senate in plenary received as laid before it, the report of the Committee on Interior, in respect of a motion on “the Tragic Nationwide Aptitude Test and Physical Examination on 15th March 2014 into the Nigerian Immigration Service. The Senate also celebrated and congratulated the Nigerian Children as they mark their Children’s day today. The request of Mr President was received, for the confirmation of Mr Stanley Lawson and Prof. Dahiru Hassan Balami for appointment as a Non-Executive Member … read more