Celebrating Oloye Abubakar Olubukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) @50

Published:19 Dec, 2012

Celebrating Oloye Abubakar Olubukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) @50 – Compiled by Wale Bakare


The Man, Bukola Saraki

Oloye Bukola Saraki was born on  the 19th December 1962 to the family  of Late Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the Turaki of Ilorin.  In recognition of his obvious talents, particularly in the area of budgeting and finance management, the Federal Government appointed him as Special Assistant to the President on Budget in the year 2000. He worked closely with the Ministry of Finance and actively involved in all negotiations with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf Nigeria.

In 2003, he was elected the eighteenth Governor of Kwara State, holding  office from 29 May 2003 to 29 May 2011. He is an influential member of the People’s Democratic Party, and the party leader in Kwara State. After the demise of the Senior Saraki, he was bestowed the new “Oloye” by his followers and consented to by His Royal Highness Alhajii Ibrahim Zulu-Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin.

 

Background 

Bukola Saraki  attended Corona School, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 1966 to 1977 for his primary school education and King’s college, Lagos, from 1973 to 1978 for  his West African Senior  Secondary School Certificate. Saraki went to the United Kingdom in 1982, he attended London Hospital  Medical College, University of London where he obtained his M.M.B.S (London) in 1982. Between 1988 to 1989 Saraki worked as a medical officer at Rush Green Hospital in London and came home to serve as the Director and later Executive Director of Societe General Bank from 1989 to 2000. He also attended various courses both at home and abroad, including ’Advanced Credit Analysis’ at D.C. Gardner, London (1992) ; Executive Management Program at American Express, London (1993) and Nigeria in the Global Situation at the Lagos Business School in 1998.

 

Early Political Career

The Saraki’s have been actively involved in politics for decades. Headed by the late Waziri and Generalissimo of Kwara politics Dr Olusola Saraki fondly referred to as Oloye. Under Oloye’s tutor, Dr. Bukola Saraki contested and won the gubernatorial election of April 19, 2003 in the State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He ran again in 2007, and won. He pulled 78,799 votes ahead of his closest rival the Action Congress who pulled 53,058 and ACPN with 32,499. He became the first Governor to govern the state for two terms consecutively. Following in the line of his father as a former Senator of the Republic, he was elected to the Senate in 2011 representing Kwara Central, a position he holds  till date.

 

Towering Achievements as Kwara Governor

When Bukola Saraki assumed office in May 2003, the mood of the nation was high, the subsequent expectations of the new government were even higher. Those who had voted for him looked to the new government to right the wrongs of the past and to heal the wounds and scars left on their psyche by the past injustices. The young and dynamic Bukola Saraki having identified the brazen challenges ahead made a promise to the people of Kwara to focus on Nine projects namely – The State Travel Plaza, the Aviation College, the Asa Dam development project, the new secretariats, the Commercial Agricultural Project phase II, Kwara State University, the Ilorin Water Distribution project, irrigations support, the building of new medical centres and various mixed developments. Most of these projects are visible in Kwara State, while the uncompleted once as a result of the 2009 global recession which hit Nigeria and subsequently affected the promised private sector support are taking upon by his  successor. Notwithstanding the daunting challenges. Kwara is an agrarian State, his administration made agriculture the hub of the State which prompted several awards and recognition from the Federal Government as the most Agriculturally developed State. This follows the eradication of polio,  massive investments in health and education sector amongst others.

 

A true Democrat

Bukola Saraki believes in politics practiced along with the best international standards. After the successful completion of his tenure, he demonstrated his  penchant for democracy and the rule of law by supporting a candidate who emerged from the party primaries besides imposing a candidate against the people’s wish. This gesture was acknowledged by all and sundry as most Kwarans  turned out en mass to vote the candidate of their choice to continue in the  era of a peaceful transition.

 

Oloye Saraki & Barrister Oluwatoyin Saraki

Behind of every great man, they say, is a greater woman. Mrs Oluwatoyin Saraki’s unflinching support of her husband during and after his tenure as the governor has birthed many  philanthropic gestures. She ensured the passage of the Kwara State Safe Maternity Service Act. Her love for children and downtrodden is unequalled – with the Alaafia Kwara, catering for the specific needs of the Kwara people and the WellBeing Foundation (WBF) a national organisation that has become one of the strongest voices on the national and international stage in advocating and providing support for  improved maternal, newborn and child health.

 

His philanthropy and Love for Sports

Before he became the governor of Kwara Sate he has been involved in a number of charities, donating to non-governmental organisation and sponsoring the indigent students to achieve quality education. He has used his position to affect positively the lives of those around him and his immediate environment. He will be strongly appreciated for his role in stemming the oil spillage in the Niger-Delta and his timely visit and donation to the flood victims.

Bukola Saraki has demonstrated his strong affection sport most especially the round leather game, his administration’s greatest investments in young people remain the Kwara Football Academy. The academy has produced young budding talents, it boasts of potentials that has been  imported to other European clubs. He also reiterated the dearth  of sport infrastructure in the game, citing corruption as a major obstacle to the development of the game. He spoke in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun Stadium during the finals of the2012 Shell/NNPC Cup “We need to clean up Nigerian football because it is corrupt and stinks,” Saraki, who owns the only privately run club in the Nigeria Premier League, ABS FC, said.“The NPL (board) should go and sort itself out. We can’t change the system from outside; we must do that from the inside. I am now a stakeholder and I am happy that I can contribute my quota to the development of football in Nigeria.

 

Achievements & Membership

A firm believer in the immense progressive possibilities of Nigeria and has continued to work with Nigerian democrats from all walks of life towards achieving his goals.The brilliance he showed as a governor endeared him to be elected as the Chairman of Governors forum,  during his stint at the helms of affair he took up a number of initiatives notably the joint partnership with the United State on capacity building. He instilled discipline in the board and gave every member a sense of belonging. Dr Saraki’s  tenure also pushed for the establishment of a Relief Fund for the crisis in Jos in January 2010, which saw all the members of the forum pledge N5 Million each to alleviate the hardship and suffering.   He is a member of many professional bodies such as the Nigeria Medical Council, the British Medical council, World Young Presidents Organisation, Board of Trustees, John Kennedy Performing Arts Centre, Washington, and FITC Governing Council.

 

Awards & Honours

Bukola Saraki’s achievements over the years have been noticed and acknowledged both locally and internationally by private and public agencies and institutions. Some his awards include: ‘Governor  of the Year’ by This Day Newspapers (2004), ‘Best Governor of the Year in Agricultural Development 2004/2005 by City People, KSNG; Leadership Award in appreciation of commitments and outstanding leadership qualities (2005). Harvard Business School Africa Club Award 2005; Kenneth Kaunda Foundation Best Governor in Africa 2006; Osun State Broadcasting Corporation Man of  the Year and a host of other awards too numerous to mention.

 

The Golden Cheers

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age”

As he demonstrated uncommon political sagacity, wisdom and selflessness by identifying and firmly supporting the emergence of a competent successor capable of carrying aloft the banner of continuity, progress and transformation in the State of harmony, the widely acknowledged servant leader,  Abubakar Olubukola Saraki, deserves some respect even from his enemies. He remains the conscience of Kwarans and indeed Nigerias.

Bukola Saraki is 50, therefore it is time to celebrate a leader on the account his many political accomplishments. No amount of celebration or merry making will be too much to honour one of Nigerias’ finest senator. We wish you success and many more years on earth years as you forge ahead towards the reclamation of our dear country.

The Birthday celebration had begun since Friday with the special Jumat prayer in Ilorin to launch the newly built  Ilorin Central  Mosque and Kwara State Diagnostic Centre.

 

– Compiled by Wale Bakare

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Khloe supports her sisters like no other..Amidst photos of Scott Disick flirting with his ex in France, Khloe decided to remind him who's the baddest..She shared the pic above with caption: #TBT to the baddest in the game... Then and now. My ace for life @kourtneykardash Khloe is very close to Scott but when it comes to her sisters, she draws the line..

Abandoned Mother of Triple Twins Speaks: “I Will Take My Runaway Husband Back”

It was easy locating the storey building where Ruth Uche, the woman whose husband fled home when he learned she was expecting another set of twins after previously giving birth to two sets of twins, resides. The dark-brown building at 32, Awori/Morica Street, Agege, Lagos stands out like a sore thumb, but locating the single room where she currently takes refuge with her three sets of twins is a bit more challenging. Gaining access to the room situated at...

Simon Cowell Loses His Mum

Simon Cowell's beloved mother Julie Brett has died. The 89 year old passed away recently after a lengthy health battle. She died of a stroke. Simon is said to be devastated. X Factor auditions which were supposed to start today have been cancelled. May her soul rest in peace, amen.

ISIS Executes 2 Media Activists For ‘Working Against Them’ In Syria

ISIS over the weekend released a horrific video showing the execution of two media activists in Raqqa, for allegedly being 'informants', speaking against them and handing out anti-Shariah leaflets. In the video, the two men identified as Bashar Abdul Atheem and Faisal Hasan Al Habib, who were local residents in Raqqa, were first interrogated before they were tied to a tree and shot dead. ISIS says it's a warning to other activists working against them. More photos...

Fuel Scarcity To Continue As Importers Run Out Of Bank Credit!

The scarcity of refined petroleum products, especially petrol, may continue across the country for the unforeseeable future because marketers have stopped importing the product due to the reluctance of the banks to provide them with credit. It was also learnt that as of May 29, 2015, the amount being owed all the oil marketers by the Federal Government was N291.7bn. Our correspondent gathered that the refusal of the banks to provide credit to the marketers had adversely affected the...

Borno Residents Caution FG Against Dialogue With Boko Haram

Some residents of Borno on Monday cautioned the Federal Government against rushing into dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgents as a way of ending their violent campaign. Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Monday advised government to concentrate on military action against the insurgents. Shieikh Musa Usman, a Maiduguri based Islamic scholar, advised government to equip the military with the necessary weapons to face...

How To Be A Nigerian By Ololade Ajekigbe

Nigerians are a very special breed of people who possess unique qualities that only they could have been blessed with. Today, I will be attempting to help you recognize a full blooded Nigerian when you see one. If you are a Nigerian who has lived mostly in the diaspora, especially if you didn't spend your formative years here, you may not be able to relate with the characteristics I will be highlighting, sorry... but that only suggests...

On The Ball : The Rise Of Dele Alli By Edward Okaro

In this piece, I'll be talking a little bit about the two things I absolutely adore as an avid football/soccer fan: (a)The Barclays Premier League (The most watched league in the world) and (b) My beloved Nigerian National Men’s Football team (or the Super Eagles as they are fondly called) The subject to which these two things are centred around is none other than promising Nigerian born starlet Bamidele ‘Dele’ Alli and I’ll be...

One Minute Extra With Jess : Jess Says Thank You

This episode is to say thank you to everyone for the feedback, corrections and especially to my viewers and subscribers. We are closely coming to the end of the first season of One Minute Extra With Jessica and I look forward to a more informative and entertaining season two.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yMAauCC_AQ&feature=youtu.be

Kidnapped Wife Of Former Bayelsa Acting Governor Regains Freedom

The kidnapped wife of the former acting governor of Bayelsa State, Madam Martha Nestor Binabo, has been released. According to a family source, the 48-year- old woman was handed over to a negotiator at Buguma area of Rivers State in the early hours of Sunday. According to the source, the family adhered to the strict instructions by the kidnappers not to involve the police. She was released with a transport fare of N18,000 and a...

Army Plans More Court-Martial To Fight Indiscipline

The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, on Sunday said that the Nigerian Army would continue to set up court-martial to check indiscipline among troops within its ranks. The Army boss, who made the statement while speaking during the an Interdenominational Church Service to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2015, NADECL, added that the Army is taking all proactive measures to restore sanity and battle confidence to troops. “I must set up court-martial and...

Cross River State To Host MBGN Pageant In October

Cross River State Government and Silverbird Group have signed a 4-year management contract for the hosting of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), at the prestigious 5,000 seat capacity Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC). According to the agreement, Calabar will play host to both the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) and the maiden edition of Miss Africa Beauty Pageant owned by the Cross River State Government. Speaking shortly after the signing ceremony at...

Free Man : Delta State Policemen Rescue Pastor From Kidnappers’ Den

A joint team of police operatives from Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli South Local Government Area and NNPC area in Warri have rescued a pastor of a new generation church in Effurun from kidnappers’ den after he had spent some days in captivity. It was gathered that the victim was rescued from a bush along ECN road, Otu-Jeremi following a tip-off. The victim, our correspondent also learnt, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at about 8:30 pm, along Keme...

Pope Francis Begins South America Trip In Ecuador

Pope Francis has arrived in Ecuador, in his first visit since becoming pope to the Spanish-speaking part of South America, bringing a message of solidarity with the poor in the region, while trying to rally his church amid dwindling numbers. Francis, history’s first South American leader of the Catholic church, arrived in the capital Quito at 19:40 GMT on Sunday for a week-long tour of the continent, which also includes stops in Bolivia and Paraguay.

Suswam Denies Beating Wife In London, Says He’s In Germany

Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswan, Sunday said he was not arrested in London for wife beating. His lawyer, P.H. Ogbole, who spoke in Abuja yesterday called on friends and family of the former governor to disregard the publications claiming that Suswam was arrested in the United Kingdom for beating up his wife, Yemisi. While threatening to take legal action against those behind the falsehood, Suswam described publication alleging that he beat his wife as...

NEMA Releases Official Report On Jos Bomb Attacks, Contradicts State Govt’s Report

The Director in charge of the North-Central zone of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mohammed Abdulsalam, has put the number of deaths in Sunday night’s bomb attacks on Jos at 44. Mr. Abdulsalam also told journalists via telephone on Monday morning that 48 others were badly injured, and are currently hospitalized in various hospitals in the Plateau state capital. But the Plateau state government insisted that only 18 people died in the incidents, with 18...

Shettima Urges Fleeing Residents Of Attacked Villages To Return Home

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has urged fleeing residents of attacked Zabarmari and Hadamari villages to return, as troops will provide protection against any Boko Haram attacks or bombings on the affected farming and herding communities in the state. The governor, while addressing surviving residents of Zabarmari, urged the fleeing villagers trooping to Maiduguri to return to their respective houses. “Since the military have repelled the insurgents from destroying this village, the people should not...

President Buhari To Revisit Unbanning Of Textiles

President Muhammadu Buhari is to revisit the recent decision of the Jonathan Administration which removed the importation of textile products from the list of banned items. A highly placed government official  said the decision by the last administration to remove textile from the list of banned items to be imported into the country was “unconscionable” ?in view of larger implications on the unemployment situation in the country. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity...

Why We Invited Ekweremadu For Questioning- Police

The Nigerian Police Force has given reasons for inviting the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to its headquarters for questioning. The police explained on its Facebook page that it received a petition from a senator who alleged unauthorized substitution of senate document. It said in line with the policy of the police leadership on evidence gathering, the matter was referred to the Force CID in Abuja for investigation. Following the investigation, a...

Youths Block Highways In Kaduna To Protest Appointment Of Interim Council Chair

There is currently tension in Kaduna as youths, predominantly Gbagyi, blocked the ?major roads leading to Chikun local government area of Kaduna State in protest of the appointment of Hajiya Hadiza Yahuza as interim chairman of the local government. The situation attracted heavy traffic jam? as workers were prevented from accessing the road to their work places. Meanwhile, heavily armed policemen are? presently using tear gas to disperse the angry youths.  About five youths have...

Yero left Kaduna in deficit, says KDSG

The Kaduna State Government has dismissed claims that the former government left over N8 billion in the accounts. Former deputy governor, Mr. Nuhu Audu Bajoga, made the claim  over the weekend. A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the governor said the Mukhtar Ramalan Yero government actually left the state in deficit. “The Kaduna State Government had N228,333,371.67 in its central account on 29 May 2015....

Man Pictured Draped In Isis-Like Flag Near Big Ben And Houses Of Parliament In London

Police have confronted a man draped in what appeared to be an Isis flag, as he walked past the Houses of Parliament with a young child on his shoulders waving a miniature version of the parchment. Startling images of the incident shows the man walking past a group of scouts with a black flag around his shoulders as he...

Boko Haram Members Sell Seized Goats To Owners To Raise Money To Buy Petrol

A survivor of Boko Haram attack on a Borno town made a startling revelation that Boko Haram insurgents were selling goats and other livestock seized from owners during se­ries of attacks on the communities to buy pet­rol. Danladi Umar who fled the troubled Kukawa town, north of Borno following the Wednesday Boko Haram at­tack disclosed to Sunday Sun. “They took away our goats, chicken and other livestock after attack on Kukawa and other neighbouring villages. They also...

Photos: Femi Fani-Kayode’s Daughter Weds

The traditional wedding of Temi, the daughter of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to her beau, Jaiye Randle, the son of Lagos Chief, Bashorun J.K Randle, took place today July 5th in Lagos. Congrats to them...

What I Told Nicki Minaj When She Broke Up With Safaree – Meek Mill

Meek Mill has opened up on his role in Nicki Minaj's break up with Safaree ...It was reported he was instrumental in their breakup,by setting Safaree up on various occasions .Speaking with Sway of Sirius FM, Meek said all he did was tell her: ‘Do what’s best for you really. I’m not no hater,‘Do what’s best for you. Whatever you feel in your heart.‘Cause I don’t want to be in the middle of something and that ain’t...

‘Negotiate With FG And Stop The Killing’ – Saraki Tells Boko Haram

Senate president,Bukola Saraki has called on Boko Haram to accept president Buhari's offer of negotiation.This comes as it was revealed the FG is ready to negotiate with the insurgents to bring an end to insurgency ..In a statement released by his media office, Saraki condemned the killing of 6 at the Redeemed church in Yobe today...His statement reads My heart is with individuals and families who were directly or indirectly affected by this ungodly, sadistic and evil...

I Did Most Of The Work In The EME Album – Skales Reveals

 Its no news that Skales and Wizkid had a huge social media fight over somethings the former said...Skales had alleged he wrote most of Wizkid's hit songs,he also said Wizkid was avoiding a collaboration with him.. Now,Skales has moved on to a new record label but tells whoever cares to know,he wasn't unproductive during his time at Banky W' led EME records..In a new interview with RubbingMinds today,Skales...

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Just Got Married

According to People magazine, the stars tied the knot this weekend, reps have not yet responded to requests for comment. There were several rumours they had been married earlier this year but they are finally married now. Kutcher, 37, and Kunis, 31, met while playing love interests on the Fox sitcom, which ran from 1998 to 2006. "My first real kiss ever was with him on the show," she said in W magazine's August issue, adding, "We all get movie star crushes....

Dangote Explains Why He Wants To Buy Arsenal

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has disclosed his reason for seeking to acquire a stake in English Premier League team, Arsenal. Few weeks ago, Dangote, 58, attracted widespread criticism from various quarters in Nigeria when he re-iterated his interest in acquiring the Premier League team. Many Nigerians called him out, insisting that his money would be better spent by acquiring a local Nigerian football team and promoting the Nigerian Premier League rather than...

See the Moment ISIS Child Killers Brutally Shot Dead 25 Syrian Soldiers In Front Of Bloodthirsty Crowd

ISIS has released a significant new execution video from the historic city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert. Child executioners are shown in the video being forced to brutally slaughter a group of more than 25 regime soldiers. The video shows the soldiers lined up on their knees on the stage of the Roman amphitheatre, which had formerly been used for an annual festival in the city. A baying crowd of men and boys gathered in the restored...

Graphic Photo From The Jos Bomb Blast At Yan-Taya Mosque Yesterday

This is a photo from the deadly bomb blast that rocked the Yan-Taya mosque in Jos yesterday.  The blast had happened as a sermon on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was going on. Another blast occurred at Bauchi Road, a major thoroughfare in Jos that is also in an area where many Muslim families reside. At least 15 people were killed and 20 others were injured...

Best Foods For Weight Loss & Quick Results

Listed below are a few of the best food categories to promote healthy digestive health. They each have helpful functions to cleanse your body of harmful toxins and promote overall wellness: 1. Foods that are Rich in Fiber You are probably going to notice one recurring theme throughout this article. That theme is the use of healthy dietary fiber. This is an important dietary staple to focus on since our current diets tend to lack...

Ministerial Appointments: Delay Aimed At Assembling Best Hands – Al-Makura

Nasarawa State governor Tanko Al-Makura has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s seeming delay in the appointment of ministers and other key government officials has nothing to do with the leadership crisis rocking the party. He added that it also has nothing to do with insinuations that the president is finding it difficult to take action because he is torn between patronising those who contributed to his victory and those who can really deliver the goods.

PMB Should Address Nigerians On Insurgency – BBOG

Expressing concerns over the resurgence of suicide bombings in the North-East, the #BringBackOurGirls(BBOG) group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking during the group’s sit-out, Aisha Yesufu, noted that Nigerians, especially those affected by the bombings, would want to know government’s efforts towards ending the nightmare that had been terrorizing the nation over the years. According to her, the president's’ silence on the issue was unacceptable,...

Police Arrest Ikorodu Bank Robbers

Four members of the robbery gang that raided two banks in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on 24 June, have been arrested, the police claimed. The gang had robbed First Bank and a new generation at Ogolonto and carted away huge sums of money. The police in Lagos in the aftermath of the public outrage triggered by the robbery and the manner of escape via the Ikorodu lagoon, offered a N5 million reward for information.

Buhari Reacts To Criticisms On Appointing More Northerners

Following criticisms that trailed the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari which many argued were lopsided in favour of the north, the president, yesterday, dismissed insinuations that he was implementing a northern agenda in his appointments. It will be recalled that President Buhari since taking over the reins of power on May 29 has, so far, made 11 appointments, out of which only one came from the South West. Although some people considered...

USA Women Team Wins World Cup For The Third Time

The female team of USA showed once more they are great by defeating Japan 5-2. Carli Lloyd was the star of the day as she became the first woman to score a hat-trick in world cup final. USA lifts the world cup once again in 16 years, since their last title in 1999.

Ben Affleck Denies He Has Serious Feelings’ For Margot

Fans of 'Bennifer' were left heartbroken earlier this month when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner called time on their 10 year marriage. And in the days that followed, the rumour mill went into overdrive. The latest claims to plague the 42-year-old actor are reports that he's 'developed serious feelings' for his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie.

Greek Finance Minister Announces Resignation

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned after Greek voters delivered an overwhelming "No" vote in a referendum on whether to accept more austerity measures in return for new bailout cash. In a statement published on his personal blog on Monday, Varoufakis said he was stepping down to allow Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to reach a new deal with European creditors. "Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made...

Nigeria Can’t Be Fixed Overnight – David Umaru

Senator David Umaru representing Niger East Senatorial District in the National Assembly has said that the 16 years of destruction of Nigeria by the former ruling party cannot be fixed in a short period. The senator who spoke over the weekend at a Thanksgiving service organised by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Shiroro District Church Council (DCC) at Gwada area of the state, called for patience from Nigerians. David Umaru assured that the present...

We Have No Hand In Ekweremadu’s Police Invitation- APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it has nothing to do with the reported police invitation of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, over which the PDP has released an “outlandish” statement containing all sorts of imaginary claims. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said it neither wrote a petition to the police nor is it aware that any petition was written against the Deputy Senate...

Fraudsters Alert: Chibok Girls’ Parents Warn Nigerians

The parents of the abducted female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, on Sunday alerted the public on the activities of some fraudsters using their names to defraud Nigerians and corporate bodies. Yakubu Maina, the chairman of the association of parents of the abducted girls, raised the alert at a news conference in Maiduguri. “We wish to alert Nigerians and corporate organisations on the existence of some individuals and organisations masquerading as parents of...

APC Southwest Chairmen Vow To Never Acknowledge Saraki, Dogara

Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Southwest have vowed not to recognize the emergence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara until the crisis revolving around the National Assembly contest is sufficiently resolved by the party. Chairman of the Ekiti State chapter of the party, Chief Jide Awe disclosed this yesterday as his counterpart in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke insisted that the two presiding officers of the...

Hundreds Defect From PDP To APC In Kogi

It was celebration galore in Onyedega, headquarters of Ibaji local government in Kogi State, as thousands of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the local government defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The leader of the decampees, Engineer John Ibrahim Ocheje, who led all the 10 former councillors, PDP ward chairmen and their supporters to the venue of their defection at Onyedega, said that the decision of the people to dump PDP for APC...