ABS signs partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy

August 25, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki yesterday signed a developmental partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy. Senator Bukola Saraki who is one of the few private owners of Nigerian football clubs, reemphasized his desires for the continued growth and development of the Nigerian youth in the pact between his team, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club ( ABS) and Read More

2023: APC woos back Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

August 2, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all those who left the ruling party to return now, assuring that the current caretaker committee led by governor Mai Mala Buni has provided mechanism to resolve all the grievances. Among the prominent members who left the APC included former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, governor Samuel Ortom Read More

APC didn’t prepare to rule Kwara – LG chairmanship aspirant

July 8, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Hon. Akeem Amao is a former governorship aspirant of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kwara State. Also he served as the Senior Legislative Aide to the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The Ojoku-born politician, who is a People Democratic Party (PDP) local government chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Kwara state, in this interview Read More

No Image

Ile-Arugbo demolition: Judge urges parties to explore out of court settlement

January 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state Wednesday advised all parties in Ile-Arugbo demolition to explore all avenues of out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice. Justice Abiodun Adebara gave the advice while addressing counsel and parties in the case. Ile-Arugbo building, demolished on January 2, belonged to ASA Investment Limited believed to be owned by the Read More

No Image

We can’t afford to miss Ile-Arugbo weekly meetings- Aged Women

January 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

Despite the demolition of Ile Arugbo ,the (old people’s charity home )of the late Dr Abubakar Olusola Sarak iin Ilorin, by agents of Kwara state government, the aged women Friday still thronged the place to receive ​ gifts. The aged women said they cannot miss going to Ile Arugbo every Friday ,, because according to them, that is where their Read More

No Image

Kwara govt takes over Saraki’s land

December 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kwara state Government has taken over a piece of land owned by the Saraki family in Ilorin. It will be used for a new secretariat for civil servants. Chief Press Secretary to Kwara Governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye announced the decision Friday. Ajakaiye said the land was originally meant for Government Secretariat and parking space of the Civil Service Clinic, but Read More

No Image

Timi Frank blasts EFCC for embarrassing Saraki with ‘frivolous probe’

May 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned in strong terms, a renewed effort by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to embarrass and ridicule the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, through a frivolous probe. Frank in a statement in Abuja described the move Read More

No Image

Updated: Protesters hit NASS, demand open balloting to elect Saraki, Dogara’s successors

April 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

A group under the aegis of Advocates for Good Governance (AGG) Wedneaday took protest to the main entrance of the National Assembly, demanding the use of open voting in the election of leaders of the incoming 9th Assembly. The protesters numbering hundreds are carrying placards with inscriptions such as “No To Secret Voting in NASS,” “Enough of Secrecy in NASS Read More

No Image

We ‘re not oppose to Lawan’s lobby of PDP Senators- APC

April 14, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressivea Congress (APC) said one of the reasons it preferred Senator Ahmed Lawan as the next Senate President is his ability to carry everyone along, adding that reaching out to members of the opposition party for support is within the prism which the party is not oppose to. The ruling party also declared that it will soon make Read More

No Image

End visa ban on Nigerians, Saraki tells Qatar govt

April 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged the government of Qatar to end its visa restriction on Nigerians. Saraki, according to a statement by his Media Office, made the request during a meeting with the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in Doha. The Senate President, who led a National Assembly delegation Read More

No Image

APC’s decision on choice of 9th Assembly’s leaders supreme -Nabena

April 3, 2019 Editorial II 0

The decision of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the selection and zoning of principal offices in the incoming 9th National Assembly is supreme and must be respected by the party’s legislative caucus and opposition federal lawmakers, APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena has said. Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, on the heightened political activities Read More

No Image

Pro-Buhari’s group mocks Saraki over election defeat

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

A pro-President Muhammadu Buhari’s group, Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said that the Senate President Bukola Saraki has lost so much in the power equation, adding that the Kwara born politician “is fast on his way to political extinction, he is also the biggest loser in the 2019 general election.” In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its Chairman, Read More

No Image

Again, Presidency says Buhari won’t interfere in emergence of NASS leadership

March 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Presidency on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t interfere in the emergence of new leadership of the 9th National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Ita Enang, disclosed this while addressing parliamentary reporters in Abuja. He said the President believes so much in the rule of law and would allow each arm Read More

No Image

At budget presentation: Buhari, NASS hostility deepens

December 20, 2018 Editor 0

The simmering face-off between the Executive and the Legislature, again, came to the fore yesterday, during the presentation of the 2019 Budget proposals to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The event was characterised by some altercations between the pro-Buhari lawmakers and those against him. Signs that all might not be well became obvious, when the event initially scheduled Read More

No Image

As Workers shut NASS: Aggrieved Staff cut off power, water supply

December 18, 2018 Editor 0

Aggrieved workers of the National Assembly yesterday took their grievances a notch higher, as they cut off water and power supply to the seat of legislature, paralysing business activities in the process. With this development, there are ominous signs that the presentation of the N8.7trillion 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, to the joint sitting of the National Assembly tomorrow, may have come Read More

No Image

Senate steps down confirmation of EFCC, ICPC Nominees

December 11, 2018 Editor 0

The confirmation of nominees for appointment as members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been steeped down by Senate till further notice . The decision followed a complaint by some lawmakers that the nominees were not spread across the six geopolitical zones – a situation they Read More

No Image

Electoral Law Crisis: Buhari, NASS face off imminent

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

Between February this year and today, four different versions of Amendments to the 2010 Electoral Act were drafted by the National Assembly and forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, but the president on Friday declined assent to the Bill, about 70 days to the next year’s general elections. TAIYE ODEWALE, ISE-OLUWA IGE, BODE OLAGOKE, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU and KEHINDE OSASONA, Read More

No Image

Senate confirms Kaduna nominee as NPC commissioner

October 19, 2018 Editorial III 0

After initial refusal to approve his nomination for appointment as a commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC), the senate on wednesday  gave Dr. Abdulmalik Mohammed Durnnguwa a clean bill of health to serve in the commission. This followed the presentation of the report of the committee on National Identity Card (NIC) and National Population Commission (NPC) by its Chairman, Read More

No Image

2019: RATAWU mulls workshop to curb hate speech

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Union of Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) said it is organizing a workshop for members to curb hate and dangerous speeches amongst broadcasters in Nigeria. National president of the union, Comrade Kabir Garba Tsanni disclosed this in Ilorin while speaking with our correspondent at the just concluded 11th edition of RATTAFEST 2018 , Read More

No Image

PDP BOT condemns call for Saraki’s resignation

August 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sarkin Fulani of Nasarawa state and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Walid Jubrin, yesterday condemned the call by the National Coordinator, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Benue state, Alhaji Garus Gololo, asking President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki to resign his position immediately or be forced out. Speaking with newsmen n Abuja, Jibrin Read More

No Image

Atiku deplores persecution of NASS leadership

July 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has deplored the siege on the homes of the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, early yesterday morning. Describing the development as troubling and unsettling, Atiku said no democratic nation treats the leadership of its parliament like common criminals over some political disagreement. In a statement issued by his Read More

No Image

nPDP grouse: In whose interest?

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

…We’re not bothered – Oshiomhole …Party threatens legal action The All Progressives Congress (APC) is enmeshed in crisis following the formation of the Reformed APC, by some aggrieved members of the nPDP block within the party over allegations of being sidelined and unjustified persecution of its members. Emergence of nPDP In 2013, the political ally of the Senate President, Alhaji Read More

No Image

Saraki lauds Buhari on assent to ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’

June 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’, one of the constitution amendment bills passed by the National Assembly last year. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the signing of the bill which lowered the age qualifications for Read More

No Image

Strike: JOHESU thanks Saraki for intervention

June 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has expressed appreciations to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for his prompt intervention during the six weeks nationwide strike. Chairman of the union, Josiah Biobelemoye, said in a communiqué issued at the end of the National Executive Council meeting in Abuja that the suspension of the strike was sequel to Saraki’s and sympathy for Read More