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FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

The rise and fall of Saraki dynasty

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday.

Offa robbery: Absence of defence counsel stalls continuation of trial

Justice Halima Saleeman, the presiding judge of the Ilorin High Court in the trial of five accused persons in the April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery case, has adjourned the hearing on the matter till March 14 and 15, 2019.
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Police denies attacking Senator Saraki’s family, supporters

Nigerian police has debunked the allegations by Nigeria’s Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, that its men supervised an attack on his family house and his supporters after the ruling All Progressive Congress rally in Kwara state on Thursday.

Offa robbery: We’re trying to recover stolen cash, guns used – Police

Nigeria Police Force says it is making strident efforts at recovering the huge cash stolen from six banks by armed robbers who attacked Offa in Kwara State on April 5 this year.
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Police: How Offa robbery suspect died in detention

The Nigeria Police Thursday said an armed robbery and murder suspect in the infamous Offa robbery who died in detention was not murdered, rather he slumped and died.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Offa Robbery: Your prosecution is inevitable – Police tell Bukola Saraki

The Nigeria Police Force has pointedly told Senate President Bukola Saraki not to entertain any sense of relief over the death of Michael Adikwu, a major suspect arrested in connection with the deadly multiple robberies in Offa last April.
Kamaldeen Ajibade

Offa robbery: Principal suspect Michael Adikwu is dead – Kwara attorney-general

Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN, disclosed this at a Kwara State High Court on Wednesday, when five of the six principal suspects were brought to court.

Offa bank robbery: Kwara not involved in suspects’ arraignment

Kwara state government has said that it was not involved in arraignment of five of the suspected Offa bank armed bandits in Ilorin last week Tuesday.

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Offa bank robbery: Court refuses bail for Kwara governor’s chief of staff

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday rejected the application for bail filed by Yusuf Abdulwahab, the Chief of Staff to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State.

Offa robbery: Kwara elders call for justice

Kwara elders, under the auspices of Kwara Elders’ Unity Forum, have called on the Inspector General of Police to carry out thorough investigation into the Offa robbery case so that justice will be done on the matter.

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Offa robbery: We can’t be cowed, we’ll bring Senator Saraki, others to justice –...

The Police on Wednesday said it cannot be cowed in its current investigation into the April 5, 2018 robbery in Offa area of Kwara State.

Police: Two more Senator Saraki thugs arrested

The Nigeria Police Force said today Senate President Bukola Saraki is still under investigation, as it also announced the arrest of two out of the three suspects mentioned by one of the gang leaders of the Offa bank robbery.

CACOL hails arraignment of suspended SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo

Anti-graft group, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has commended the Independent Corrupt Practices and Raelated Offences Commission (ICPC) over the arraignment of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), before an Abuja Federal High Court over corruption charges.

Senator Saraki: State of the Nation discussed in Senate executive session

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said national issues and issues affecting the workings of the Senate were discussed in Tuesday’s closed-doors session of the upper legislative chamber.

DSS restores Senator Saraki’s security aides

Recall that half of the DSS operatives attached to the senate president’s office were withdrawn on Sunday — the day police invited Saraki to answer questions over the Offa bank robbery of April 5, 2018 in which 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.

Police: Why we invited Senator Saraki over the Offa bank robberies

The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, has stated why it invited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over the Offa bank robberies of April 5, 2018, in which 30 people, including nine policemen, died.

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