Posts Tagged ‘Senate President Bukola Saraki’

Bank Manager testifying against Saraki says he is oblivious of what the Issues are

‎Nwachukwu Amazu, head of the fund transfer unit of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), on Tuesday, said he did not know much about the documents he testified on. Amazu said this while being cross-examined by Paul Usoro, counsel to Senate President Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Earlier, he had testified that […]

Senator Abaribe Rejects Buhari’s Niger Delta Development Commission Representative Nominee

Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe has rejected the nomination of representatives of the states on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). The names were sent to the Senate last week by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and confirmation. In the letter read last Thursday by Senate President Bukola Saraki, it named Donatus Eyinnah as Abia State NDDC […]

SARAKI | The Nigerian Senate is on Trial – Ben Nwabueze

• Constitutional lawyer says Executive breached constitution Constitutional lawyer and elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has said it is not just the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu who are on trial over forgery allegations but the entire Senate. This is contrary to the position of the Secretary to the Government of […]

I am Prepared to Carry My Cross, Says Saraki

Bukola Saraki, president of the senate, says he is prepared to carry his cross rather than yield to “the nefarious agenda of a few individuals who are bent in undermining our democracy and destabilising the federal government to satisfy their selfish interests”. Speaking after his first appearance in court alongside three others for alleged forgery, Saraki […]

FLASH | Saraki, Ekweremadu Granted Bail

Yusuf Haliru, justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, has granted Senate President Bukola Saraki bail. He also granted bail to Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, and two other accused persons — Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Benedict Efeturi, deputy clerk of the legislature. ‎The judge held that the essence […]

FLASH| Saraki Led Senate Sets a Precedent in Fighting Corruption – NEITI

“The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) did not remit $12.9bn to the federation account between 2005 and 2013,” Waziri Adio, executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), said on Wednesday. Waziri Adio, the NEITI boss, was speaking on the agency’s 2013 audit report of the oil and gas sector, was the first […]