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EFCC’s response to Saraki laughable- Timi Frank

May 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) response to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as “laughable”. Saraki had dismissed the anti-graft body’s latest investigation of his tenure as Governor of Kwara State between 2003 – 2011 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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Pictures: Gloomy moment for Saraki? With just 2 months left before power changes hands at NASS

April 1, 2019 Editor 0

At a dinner organised for incoming Senators at incoming senators of the 9th Assembly at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, outgoing Senate President Bukola Saraki was pictured appearing unhappy with just two months left before he hands over to an incoming Senate henchman. The situation is even more sophisticated for Saraki who couldn’t earn a re-election ticket back home in Kwara, after Read More

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At Senate, hearing on new minimum wage suffers setback, budget debate set to begin, 3 months after

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to commence debate on general principles of the N8.83trillion 2019 budget on Wednesday, nearly three months after its presentation to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is as the Upper legislative chamber postponed final consideration of the N30,000 minimum wage to Tuesday next week on account of absence of Read More

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N8.83trn Budget: Security, Education top allocation

December 20, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday proposed N8.83trillion for 2019 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly. The president, in the N8.83trillion budget estimates, which is about N300billion lesser than the N9.12trillion aggregate budget expenditure, earmarked N4.04trillion for recurrent expenditure which is about N500billionn higher than the N3.512trillion appropriated in the 2018 budget. He explained that the increase in the Read More

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2019: PDP raises alarm over plot to clampdown Atiku, Obi, others

December 11, 2018 Editor 0

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has alerted Nigerians and the  Chairman of the Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu that the country could explode any moment if he continues in his alleged impunity. He said “the country is in a keg of a gunpowder at the moment as a result of Read More

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Court remands Saraki’s deputy chief of staff, others over N3.5bn ‘fraud

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

In what appears a fresh trouble for Senate President Bukola Saraki, his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gbenga Makanjuola, and one Obiorah Amobi were yesterday, remanded in prison over a N3.5 billion fraud related charges. The duo were docked alongside Melrose General Services Limited on an 11-count charge bordering on fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Read More

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Defection: Saraki, others’ plan failed in NASS – Buhari

August 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, expressed confidence that the recent defections of Senate President Bukola Saraki and other party chieftains, won’t affect the party’s fortune in 2019 general elections. The President who described the current structure of the ruling party as “super,” also said the intervention of the Adams Aliyu Oshiomholeled National Working Committee stopped the defectors from “pulling down the Read More

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Lead us out of party, Kwara APC chairs tell Saraki

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ilorin Three senatorial chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state yesterday urged Senate President Bukola Saraki to take them to another party where the aspirations and yearnings of Kwarans would be met. The three chairmen, Alhaji Jimoh Balogun (Kwara South), Alhaji Jimoh Adesina (Kwara Central) and Alhaji Isiaka Oniwa (Kwara North), said the call has become necessary Read More

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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

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Gunmen hit Abuja, kill 7 cops

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

The spate of killings in parts of the country is taking a frightening dimension, with some gunmen hitting Abuja, the nation’s capital city on Monday night, killing seven policemen and injuring one other. The tragic incident occurred at the Galadimawa roundabout, an Abuja suburb very close to the ever-busy Airport Road, at about 10.00 pm. A breakdown of the casualties Read More

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Buhari’s second term bid: Mind your business, Tinubu warns Obasanjo

June 25, 2018 Blueprint 1

For daring to stop Muhammadu Buhari from his second term ambition, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was yesterday warned to stay off the ruling All Progressives Congress and mind his own business. National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who described the ex-president as an “election rigger and busybody”, said Obasanjo lacked moral right to dictate what APC and Read More

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Senate President Bukola Saraki, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker, House of Rep and Chairman, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region, Hon. Yakubu Dogara during CSPOC

July 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

From left: Senate President Bukola Saraki, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker, House of Representatives and Chairman, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Cameroon, Hon. Emilia Monjowa Lifaka, during the 16th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Offi cers Conference (CSPOC) Africa Region, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Ayuba Raji