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Ndume reluctant to apologize to Saraki

Ali-Ndume in court

Suspended senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume has said that he will not apologize to the senate president Bukola Saraki. Ndume was slammed with a six-month suspension after he called for an investigation into allegations brought against Saraki and Dino Melaye, a lawmaker representing the Kogi west senatorial district. The senate president was accused of owning a bulletproof SUV that …

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Saraki condemns Buhari’s use DSS in anti-corruption fight


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has criticized the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, for the way they use the Department of State Services (DSS) in the fight against corruption. Saraki, while speaking on Thursday at the Presidential Villa during a National Dialogue on the Fight against Corruption, specifically condemned the DSS raid on the homes of some judges last October. The Senate …

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Saraki Awards Scholarship to 73 Kwara Indigenes to Mark Birthday


Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday awarded scholarship to 73 First Class graduates who are indigenes of Kwara State to mark his 54th birthday. Saraki had hosted the graduates and their parents to a dinner on Sunday’s night at his GRA residence, Ilorin which lasted till 12 midnight. Speaking at the ceremony, Saraki said it was high time Nigerians began …

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Guess what!! Saraki’s Trial adjourned till Next Year


The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki for two months. The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, fixed January 11 for continuation of the asset declaration trial after the defence concluded its cross examination of prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas. Wetkas, an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, made his 14th appearance at …

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Tinubu speaks on Saraki trial. See more


Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leader of  the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the withdrawal of forgery charge against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu. In  a statement by Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said the withdrawal of the charge was timely and will enable the National Assembly focus on the important work ahead. “To bring the progressive change the APC …

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Charges droppedagainst Saraki, Ekweremadi and oother . Typical Nigeria


The Federal Government of Nigeria yesterday withdrew the forgery charges it instituted against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others. The FG through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation AGF, had in June this year filed a-two count charge of criminal conspiracy and forgery of the senate standing rules 2015 against Dr. Saraki, Ekweremadu, Maikasuwa and Efeturi. At the resumed trial yesterday, the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Aliyu …

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Saraki Trial: Date fixed by tribunal


The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, on Monday fixed October 5, 2016, for a ruling on a motion by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Mr. Saraki had on June 14 filed the motion seeking to halt hearing on the criminal charges pending against him, alleging lack of confidence in the impartiality of Mr. Umar. …

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Saraki: CCT to rule on motion for trial suspension October 5


  The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has fixed October 5 to deliver ruling on the fresh motion seeking to suspend hearing on the 16-count criminal charge pending against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.   The Federal Government had alleged that Saraki made false/anticipatory declaration of assets and operated foreign accounts while in office as Kwara …

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Corruption: EFCC goes after Orji Kalu, Saraki, Akume, Alao-Akala, others


  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commsision, EFCC, is set to investigate Senate President Bukola Saraki, factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff; and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio for alleged corruption while serving as governors in their respective states. The anti-graft agency will revisit other cases of corruption hanging around the necks of 31 other former …

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Saraki moves to pacify opponents, gives Marafa, Tinubu juicy positions


  Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reshuffled some chairmanship positions in Senate committees. Kabiru Marafa, his most vicious critic has been appointed chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. He previously headed the Committee on National Population. Also, Oluremi Tinubu, a key member of the anti-Saraki Unity Forum, was named chairperson of the Committee on Environment. She was moved from Committee …

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Ex-Kano justice commissioner leads Saraki, Ekweremadu’s trial today


  A four-man team will today take over the prosecution of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others on charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders used for the presiding officers’ elections of the 8th Senate in June 2015.   The Federal Government, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, …

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80 special prosecutors to try Saraki’s forgery case, others


  The Federal Government has set up 20 teams of prosecutors, comprising 80 lawyers, who will handle a number of high profile criminal cases investigated by law enforcement agencies, including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.   The PUNCH learnt that each of the teams had four lawyers with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria as the leader.   The identities …

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The prosecution travails of Senator Saraki

Bukola Saraki

The arraignment of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu over the alleged forgery of Senate rules when the 8th National Assembly was proclaimed has understandably provoked some controversy in Nigeria. The allegation of forgery of Senate rules was made in the wake of the election of the two principal officers last year June. A year after, …

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