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PDP plots Danjuma Goje-Ike Ekweremadu Senate leadership ticket

The horse-trading for the leadership of the 9th Senate intensified yesterday with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spearheading negotiation with some aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the office of the President of the Senate.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Witness: How billions of Naira loans were written off for Senator Saraki’s company, others

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has been told how billions of Naira loans taken by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and others from the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, were written off by Dr. Erastus Akingbola’s successor, Lai Alabi.
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.

Minimum wage: Issa Aremu urges Senator Saraki to emulate father’s legacy

Trade Union activist and labour leader, Issa Aremu has admonished Senate President Bukola Saraki to emulate the legacy of his late father Olusola Saraki on passage of the new National Minimum Wage Bill.
Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Tinubu tells APC supporters to liberate Kwara from clutches of Bukola Saraki

National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged the mammoth crowd and party supporters at the Ilorin rally to liberate Kwara from the clutches of Bukola Saraki, in the forthcoming general elections.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

IGP: No political undertone in CP Egbetokun’s deployment to Kwara

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the posting of Kayode Egbetokun to Kwara State as Commissioner of Police has no political undertone.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has advised the Federal Government to ensure that its plans to put on trial the nation’s chief judicial officer, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, follows due process.

Senator Saraki: Kwara North will produce governor in 2023

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday assured the people of Kwara-north that their zone will produce the governor of the state in 2023.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari urged to prevent workers’ strike by implementing minimum wage

Issa Aremu, a governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Kwara State, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevent Tuesday, January 8, planned industrial action by the organized labour over the non-implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage.
Lai Mohammed

Bye-election: Berlin Wall of Kwara broken – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has broken the “Berlin Wall” of Kwara politics following its victory in the state’s bye-election.
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).

Bukola Saraki: Adams Oshiomhole has no moral ground to remain in office

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has no moral ground to remain in office over his alleged collection of kickbacks in dollars levelled against him by some members of his party during the last APC primaries in the country.
Senate President and PDP presidential aspirant Bukola Saraki says Nigeria needs a president that is “mobile, digital and has the capacity to plan for its people”.

PDP primary: Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, others jostle for delegates

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last night met again with its 12 aspirants jostling for its presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections, in a bid to ensure a rancour-free outcome for its national convention holding tomorrow in Port-Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

Moshood Mustapha: I’ll probe Kwara PDP if elected governor

A governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Moshood Mustapha, has said that his administration would probe the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state if he emerges APC candidate and voted into office in the 2019 general elections.
Kabiru Tanimu Turaki

Tanimu Turaki: PDP has not zoned presidential ticket to North West

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not zoned its presidential ticket to the North West as being speculated in some quarters.

Community stages heroic reception for Governor Ahmed’s ex-aide for staying in APC

A mammoth crowd trooped out on Thursday in Kaiama, Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State for a heroic reception for Malam Abdullahi Danbaba, an aide of Governor Abdullahi Ahmed, who resigned to his appointment to remain in the All Progressives Congress.

Senator Saraki: Why I won’t quit as Senate President

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that he will not yield to calls for him to leave his post.
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki: Nigerian politician with big ambitions

As the leader of Nigeria's Senate, Bukola Saraki is third in the political hierarchy behind President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Charles Idahosa: Remember what Bukola Saraki did to his own father in Kwara

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Hon. Charles Idahosa, has reminded Nigerians how the Senate President disrespected his (Saraki’s) father, Olusola Saraki, because of his personal ambition in Kwara State.

Senator Ibrahim: How I became Yobe governor in 1992 with N20,000

A former Governor of Yobe State and senator representing Yobe East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, on Monday, unveiled a book which he said would redefine Nigerian politics.

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President Buhari congratulates new National Assembly presiding officers

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