Tag: Saraki

Op-ed EditorAugust 11, 2017

Opinion: Saraki’s pension drama- Who is he fooling?

By Gbenga Odunsi In July, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asked Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and ...

ToluAugust 9, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Kwara govt backs Saraki, says he returned pension payments

The Kwara state government has stepped in to corroborate Senate President Bukola Saraki’s claims regarding pension payment from the state ...

ToluAugust 3, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Here’s how Saraki got the Senate to achieve its “unprecedented success”

It is no longer news that the 8th Senate under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki has achieved feats ...

EzinneJuly 26, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Saraki, Eyo Ekpo, Pius Adesanmi and others

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 20, 2017

Opinion: “Underestimate Saraki at your own peril” | 2019 Presidential elections and the likely contenders (Pt 1)

by Chinyere Akataobi Alignments have started, friends are turning foes, brothers are turning enemies and life-long friendships are being thrown ...

RoqeebahJuly 17, 2017

YNaija Editorial: Yes please, the Presidency may approach the bench immediately

When three weeks ago, Babatunde Raji Fashola decided to take on the National Assembly by himself over the cuts made ...

ToluJuly 15, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: If these three conditions are met, Senate will end its rift with the presidency

That there’s friction between the legislative and executive arms of the government is no longer news. The bulk of the ...

ToluJuly 14, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Your MCM, Bukola Saraki donated one bus to disabled people and he’s not ashamed to flaunt it

One bus! One 15-seater Toyota bus to the Foundation of People Living with Disabilities in Niger Delta. While we can ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 8, 2017

Opinion: Impeachment Axe against Osinbajo- Has the Senate Lost It?

by Jideofor Adibe There is a new test of will between the Senate and the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. ...

ToluJuly 7, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: If Jibrin were Osinbajo, he would have arrested Saraki and Abaribe

There’s tension in Nigeria’s political space. The Executive is at loggerheads with the Legislature over issues that range from the ...

EzinneJuly 5, 2017

The Thread: “Saraki will destroy Nigeria in a day” | Senate’s latest moves trigger anxiety on Twitter

It’s no news that the 8th Senate moved a motion to hand Saraki the keys to Aso Rock and he ...

ToluJuly 5, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: “It’s fake news” | Saraki denies alleged attempt to “create fuel scarcity against Osinbajo”

It’s sad to admit but we are in the era of fake news. So, yesterday when online news medium, Sahara ...

RoqeebahJuly 5, 2017

[The Presidential Blog] Can we all calm down now? The head of government is back

Yesterday, Senators flexed some three-weeks-of-recess worth of muscle when they tried to make Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki Acting President. ...

ToluJuly 5, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Saraki will step into power and yesterday was only the dress rehearsal

While Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo was away in Ethiopia yesterday, the members of the upper legislative chamber had a ...

RoqeebahJuly 2, 2017

Donald Trump “is not mentally equipped”, “Jay Z, common men, admit it” | Our top 10 quotes from last week

Look, there’s only one thing you really need to remember from last week and it’s the words of the two ...

ToluJuly 1, 2017

N300m damages for Evans, 2 billion Facebook users | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

N4 billion – The Ilorin High Court ordered Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore to pay Senate President, Bukola Saraki this ...

RoqeebahJune 25, 2017

“Happy Eid-el-Fitr” – Buhari’s new address to Nigerians, Schwarzenegger and Macron mock Donald Trump | Our top 10 quotes from last week

“I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve ...

RoqeebahJune 25, 2017

TBoss and Kemen make-up, Saraki in Mecca, the 5-months-pregnant runner | See our top 10 photos from last week

From the latest competition to the consultative week that Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had and the Queen’s (alleged) cheeky hint ...

EditorJune 23, 2017

Is the Buhari administration desperate to destroy Saraki?

by Mark Amaza   A little over a week ago, the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code ...

ToluJune 23, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: “FG’s appeal is an exercise in futility” | Five things we learned from Saraki’s rant today

Following Senate President Bukola Saraki’s acquittal at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the Federal Government’s early reaction was one of ...

Op-ed EditorJune 17, 2017

Reno Omokri: Between General Abubakar and president Buhari

by Reno Omokri My dear readers, I am in a celebratory mood. My book, Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story ...

ToluJune 16, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Senate receives 3 bills aimed at strengthening the capital market

The Nigerian Senate has received three draft bills from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Investment and Securities Bill, ...

Op-ed EditorJune 16, 2017

Opinion: 5 grave implications of Saraki’s acquittal for Nigeria

by Bayo Oluwasanmi   The verdict is in: Bukola Abiku Mesujamba Saraki has no case to answer after bribing CCT ...

Op-ed EditorJune 15, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: A footnote to Saraki’s Victory

by Pius Adesanmi Hearty and warm congratulations to Senate President, His Excellency Alhaji Chief Dr. Bukola Saraki, who has, once ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 15, 2017

The YNaija Tracklist: This government won’t take hate speeches lightly – Osinbajo | Nigeria not worth dying for – Policemen say | More stories

From the papers, a tracklist. Nigeria not worth dying for – Policemen say – YNaija This government won’t take hate ...

ToluJune 14, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: “I maintained that I will clear my name”, Saraki speaks on CCT trial judgement

Senate President Bukola Saraki’s nearly two-year long trial with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has taken a major turn. ...

Op-ed EditorJune 14, 2017

Opinion: Nigerian journalism is collapsing. Here is how

by Orukotan Samuel The Press is a business that spans the shared occupational philosophy of the cultural diversity of journalistic ...

ToluJune 12, 2017

See photos of Acting President Osinbajo signing the 2017 budget

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has signed the Appropriation Bill into law. Osinbajo tweeted, “I just signed 2017 Budget into law. ...

Op-ed EditorJune 9, 2017

Open letter to Senate President Bukola Saraki: There’s a conspiracy against Nigeria

by Ariyo-Dare Atoye   Dear Mr. President Shall we continue in this “dangerous jungle” where life has become hellish and ...

ToluJune 8, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Saraki’s response to the Kaduna Declaration drama is intriguing

A faceless group of Northerners have managed to cause outrage with the three-month ultimatum it issued to Igbo people in ...

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