2019 Presidency: PDP North Central Leaders to Settle For Consensus Candidate

Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the North-Central zone have resolved to present a consensus candidate for the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Elections. They also said the time was ripe for the zone to produce the next President of Nigeria since it has competent, capable and experienced aspirants that can improve the fortune of the country and her people. The resolution was taken at a meeting held Wednesday evening at Grand Ibro Hotel, Abuja, attended by party leaders from the region, which consisted of former governors, former and serving…

How Persecution Made Saraki Face Of Democracy By Law Mefor

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has come through some meandering trail; a rugged pathway chosen for him by the forces forging the nation’s past and present. Forced to the wall, the only way has since been fighting back or be silenced. Dr. Saraki’s story is reminiscent of the hunting dog and the hunter who sets out on a hunting expedition. The hunter knows his dane gun would only do little. He needed the ferocious hunting dog. It has prowess and ways with wild animals. It can follow theirs…

BREAKING : Saraki Declares Presidential Ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki had on Thursday declared his intention to vie for President in 2019. Senator Bukola Saraki while addressing young political aspirants at a meeting in Abuja, said he intend running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Saraki said he had what it takes to secure inclusive growth for Nigeria and Nigerians.He also promised to lead the fight against poverty and fulfill all his promises if elected.   Read his full speech :   SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, PRESIDENT…

Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Ortom, Ahmed, Scores Of Legislators Set To Move To PDP

Realignment of political forces to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from office has intensified with the imminent movement of Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara; and Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara State), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), THISDAY learnt Tuesday. The political bigwigs are dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with scores of federal and state legislators shortly before the July 27 scheduled recess of the National Assembly, THISDAY further learnt. Six other APC…

Saraki Denies Link to Offa Robbery, Says He will honour police Invitation

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reacted to a story circulating online, apparently derived from a Press Conference addressed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moshood Jimoh, linking him (Saraki) to the Offa robbery.   Dr. Bukola Saraki, in a release signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) Yusuph Olaniyonu urged general public to disregard the claim as a baseless allegation and another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means.   He said “Let it be known that there is no way I…

Saraki Meets Magu, Describes EFCC’s New Head Office as Fantastic

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 commended the quality of infrastructure put in place at the new head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing the edifice as the best one can get anywhere. “I don’t think any project has been funded like this in Abuja. The facilities have been impressive. The structural work and level of finish is satisfactory, and considering the important role the EFCC plays in the fight against corruption, I think the agency deserves the best”, he said.…

NASS INVASION : Saraki Announces Special Panel to strengthen Security in National Assembly

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today announced that the National Assembly will be constituting a joint committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives to investigate Wednesday’s invasion. The Committee according to Saraki will also be tasked with making workable recommendations that will ensure that such security breaches do not reoccur in both the Senate and the House. “We have also directed our security agencies, head of services and the Inspector General of Police to look at how to strengthen the security of the National…

Desperate Dino Melaye Flees Nigeria, Warns Saraki To Fight For Him Or Risk Being Exposed

Dino Melaye, the Kogi State senator facing the humbling possibility of recall by his constituents, SaharaReporters learned, has fled Nigeria and vowed not to return until there is a new government at the federal level as well as a new one in his home state of Kogi. He also left a stern warning for the Senate President, Mr. Bukola Saraki, and the entire upper legislative chamber to their failure to fight his corner will bring down at least 30 senators. Sources told SaharaReporters that on Saturday, Mr. Melaye called two…