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

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

Nigerians In US Commend Senate For Passing Diaspora Commission Bill

Nigerians In US Commend Senate For Passing Diaspora Commission Bill Nigerians in the United States have commended the 8th National Assembly for keeping to its promise by passing the Diaspora Commission Bill. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had vowed during a courtesy visit by the group to the National Assembly last year for the Diaspora day, that his leadership would ensure the bill is passed without further delay. Persistently, Nigerians in the Diaspora have been contributing money in billions … read more

Two-year Observance of The Abduction of Chibok School Girls.

#BringBackOurGirls Two-year Observance of The Abduction of Chibok School Girls. Today, the Senate passed a motion on the two year observance of the abduction of the 276 Chibok School Girls that were taken at gunpoint from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2012. This abominable event, unforgettable in its own right – as one of the greatest mass abductions of young people in the history of the world – marked a crucial turning point in Nigeria’s … 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

81 SENATORS PASS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON SARAKI

81 SENATORS PASS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON SARAKI The Senate on Tuesday passed a Vote of Confidence on Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s presidency, putting to bed insinuations in some quarters that it is divided. The motion, which was moved by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Imo east), had a wide range of support base and acceptance of majority of the Senate, as 81 Senators supported the motion. The passage of the Vote of Confidence on Saraki’s leadership as President of the Senate … read more

SAHARA REPORTERS AND ITS SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST SARAKI

SAHARA REPORTERS AND ITS SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST SARAKI Attention of the Senate President’s media office has been drawn to a malicious fabrication by an on-line publication (Sahara Reporters) aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki. First, as a Senator in the 7th National Assembly, the Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki never signed the report of the Ahmed Makarfi led Finance Committee investigation into the alleged non-Remittance by NNPC of $20 into the federation … read more

SENATE: MOVING ON TO ECONOMIC ISSUES

SENATE: MOVING ON TO ECONOMIC ISSUES Source: The Sun By Yusuf Olaniyonu Sunday July 12, 2015 Though the institution is on recess due to the formal suspension of its plenary on June 25 for about a month, but the Sen­ate had lived up to the promise made by its President, DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI that the members will continue to carry out differ­ent assignments and that plenary will resume anytime there is an urgent issue of national im­portance. In the … read more

“LIES SPONSORED AGAINST ME WON’T CHANGE MY FOCtUS TO DELIVER” ~ SEN. @BUKOLASARKIr

“LIES SPONSORED AGAINST ME WON’T CHANGE MY FOCtUS TO DELIVER” ~ SEN. @BUKOLASARKI Senate President, Saraki on Friday reassured Nigerians to deliver on his mandate in making sound legislations that will impact their lives for good, while stressing that the many lies sponsored against his person will not change his focus. He made the remark on his Twitter handle in reaction to activities of some undisclosed online platforms which he accused of being sponsored by mischief makers. The tweets reads: … read more

SARAKI: EKWEREMADU WILL MAKE MY WORK DIFFICULT

SARAKI: EKWEREMADU WILL MAKE MY WORK DIFFICULT Source: Thisday By Agency Reporter Tuesday July 02, 2015 Almost a month after his emergence as the Senate President, SENATORBUKOLA SARAKIat the weekend broke his silence in an interview with journalists in Abuja, where he spoke on circumstances surrounding his emergence and the emergence of a PDP senator as Deputy Senate President, among other issues. Omololu Ogunmade presents the excerpts‎: On June 9, when you were elected as Senate President, what happened inside the chamber … read more