Emasculating, humiliating the Senate: In whose interest?
Since the proclamation of the Eighth Assembly, I have noticed a consistent effort to emasculate the National Assembly, particularly the Senate. This matter has assumed an alarming intensity...
Saraki tasks KWACCIMA on rice production, processing
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on the Kwara Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KWACCIMA), to take advantage of the state’s competitive edge in rice production by setting up processing mills. Saraki, who stated this when the leadership of KWACCIMA visited him in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press…
Weekly political notes
Saraki Says Police IG Idris Plotting To Frame Him The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has alleged of a plot by the Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris, to frame and implicate him. Saraki said this on Wednesday, telling senators he wanted to call their attention to it. He alleged that the police chief had transferred some criminal…
Family seeks justice over student killed by civil defense in Ibadan
The family of 18-year-old Lateefat Kofoworola Abubakar, who was shot in the head allegedly by an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) last weekend in Oyo State...
Senate explains N57.15b vote for basic healthcare in 2018 budget
The Senate has explained why it prevailed on the executive arm of government to implement the provision of the National Health Act, 2014, which stipulates that a minimum of one per cent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund be set aside for basic healthcare.
Bukola Saraki alleges incriminatory plot by IGP Idris
Senate President Bukola Saraki has alleged a plot by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to implicate him in a criminal case. But the police yesterday warned the Senate President against undue intervention in its investigation of criminal offences.
Saraki seeks review of Nigeria’s primary healthcare system
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has stated that for Nigeria to provide Universal Healthcare for all its citizens, its current disjointed healthcare set-up must be reviewed.
Court nullifies Omo-Agege’s suspension as lawyers hail, criticise action
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central from the Senate for 90 legislative days.Delivering judgement yesterday, which had the Senate as the first defendant, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki...
Senate wants enforcement of age limit in driver’s licence acquisition
The Senate on Tuesday, called for enforcement of age limit in the acquisition of driver’s licence to check reckless driving.
Buhari back to London to see doctor
President Muhammadu Buhari will today begin a four-day trip to the United Kingdom. In the course of a technical stopover for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington, last week, the president had had a meeting with his doctor and had been requested to return.
8th NASS: Legislative primacy dogged by condescending parochialism
Lovers of democracy in Nigeria have Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to thank for the little flashes of legislative independence demonstrated by the eighth plenary of the National Assembly.