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It was tough uprooting Saraki’s political structure in Kwara – Oshiomhole

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole said Monday that the party faced tough hurdles before it dismantled the political structure of the former President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.  Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Oshiomhole described Saraki as a “smartest political player, seasoned smart Read More

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Breaking: Court strikes out suit on defection of Saraki, Dogara, others

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

Federal High Court has struck out the suit filed by the Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEDAP), challenging the defection of 53 lawmakers for lack of locus standi to file the suit. Delivering judgment on Friday, Okon Abang, the presiding judge, held that the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), the body which instituted the suit,  lacked the legal right Read More

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After senate presidency tenure, EFCC ‘lays siege’ for Saraki

May 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared that it has launched daring probe on Senate President Bukola Saraki. It said the probe would date back to 2003 when he was elected governor of Kwara State. The EFCC said in a Facebook post that it was probing Saraki not because of his new appointment as the ambassador at large by Read More

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Breaking – Pictures: Inspector General storms Saraki’s office over #PoliceReformBill

April 3, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, a while ago received the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu over lingering Police Reform and the Police Trust Fund Bill . This was disclosed via the Senate President’s twitter handle @SPNigeria on Wednesday. The tweet reads: ” The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has just met with Read More

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Kwara: Abdulrasaks’ long walk to upstaging Saraki dynasty

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

Alhaji AbdulGaniy Folorunsho Abdulrazak (AGF), former Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, holds the enviable record of being the first SAN from the northern region. Against the backdrop of his son’s victory as the governor-elect of Kwara state, TOPE SUNDAY chronicles past efforts by the family to halt the Saraki dynasty’s political dominance in the  state. After over 40 years of Read More

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#Nigeria Decides: New political era opens in Kwara as Oloriegbe floors Saraki; Akpabio, Shehu Sani, Olujinmi also lose

February 25, 2019 Editor 0

Shout of O to gee (Enough is Enough), the electioneering slogan of  All Progressives Congress(APC) Sunday filled the air in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital as the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe winner of the Kwara central senatorial district elections. It was wild jubilation as supporters of APC took to the streets of Ilorin Read More

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Threat to life: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me, others – Saraki

January 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The Senate President and the Director General of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO), Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has alerted the world that his life, that of his family and supporters are under threat and if anything happened to him the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris should be held responsible. Addressing an emergency press conference Read More

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2019: Saraki swims in troubled waters

June 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

As 2019 general elections draw closer, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, appears to be in a quandary following his alleged implication by suspected armed robbers even as he battles the on-going trial at the Code of Conduct Bureau. In this report CHIZOBA OGBECHE, EZREL TABIOWO, KEHINDE x-rays the Saraki’s travails and implications in the forthcoming elections. For the Read More

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Help Nigeria out of present political darkness, Frank begs Theresa May

June 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has urged the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, and her country to prevail on the government of Nigeria on the alleged human rights abuses and persecution of some perceived opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari. Frank, while describing the situation of things in Nigeria, said “as Read More

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Saraki, Melaye, others: APC chieftain writes United Nations, alleges govt’s persecution

June 4, 2018 Blueprint 1

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has written another open letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Antonio Guterres, alleging that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been persecuting some perceived to oppose the government. Those mentioned in the letter include Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye, Kwara state Read More

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How Saraki’s intervention ended JOHESU strike

June 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel was reached by Nigerians and all stakeholders of the Health Sector on Thursday as the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) called off it’s six weeks strike action following the well thought out intervention of Senate President, Bukola Saraki after series of meetings with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union. Read More

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APC: Defection looms as nPDP threatens to pullout

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

One of the building blocks of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has fired a letter to the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, alleging marginalization. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARI’YAU examines the issues that are threatening to implode the ruling APC For a long time, the move has been widely anticipated because all seems Read More

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Senate working to grow digital financial technology – Saraki

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has assured that the Senate is working to ensure the growth of digital Financial Technology (FinTech) popularly known as digital financing in Nigeria. According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, he gave the assurances while speaking before the Africa Finance Forum, organised by the Corporate Council Read More

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APC NEC: Saraki, Dogara absent as Oyegun, others get tenure elongation

February 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved one year tenure elongation for the current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and other executive committees at various levels for another twelve months, starting from June 30th. This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the fracas between his Federal Executive Council and the Read More

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HEDA to Saraki: Non-confirmation of nominees hampering good governance

February 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Human and Environmental Developmental Agenda (HEDA Resource Center) has urged the National Assembly to commence confirmation process of nominees submitted to it by the executive, saying the delay is incapacitating government agencies. In a petition sent to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and signed by the Resource Centre’s chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, HEDA said the failure of the Read More

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CCT: APC youths celebrate Saraki’s Court of Appeal victory 

December 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

…Says allegations fictitious A registered youths organisation on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Youth Connect, has commended the Court of Appeal over the decision not to uphold the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on 15 count charges against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. While commending the judiciary, the youth group described Read More

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Buhari proposes N8.6trn 2018 budget, Saraki seeks proper implementation

November 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed N8.6trn for the 2018 financial year. Buhari made this known at the Joint Session of the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja, during the presentation of the 2018 Budget Proposal. The President assured that the 2018 budget would be a consolidation of the earlier ones, noting that 2018 is expected to be a year of Read More

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Saraki’s N4bn suit against Sahara Reporters continues Sept 14

September 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye of an Ilorin High Court has adjourned the ongoing case to quash the N4 billion suit slammed against online portal, Sahara Reporters, over series of stories allegedly published against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Th e court had granted the plea of the Senate President and ruled against the online paper. It is recalled that the state Read More

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Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

August 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

* President’s health has improved tremendously – Reps Speaker The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday visited ailing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja house in London. Dogara through his official Twitter handle @Yakubdogara, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health has tremendously improved. He urged Nigerians to continue to pray Read More

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Senate to hasten passage of anti hate speech, jungle justice Bills

August 15, 2017 Blueprint 1

    Ahead of laying out its agenda for the next 22-months, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has highlighted that due to the rising tensions in the polity, the passage of Bills to mitigate against hate speech and jungle justice will comprise a major part of the Senate’s social impact agenda when it resumes in September. In Read More

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Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari on ‘national interest matters’

March 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have disclosed that they visited President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, to discuss matters of “national interest.” The leaders of the National Assembly met with the president behind close-doors for 40 minutes. Saraki told State House correspondents that the president “engaged them very well.” Read More