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December 2021

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, calls on the National Assembly to act quickly and outlines options for the bill's passage now that the President has decided to decline assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. I am confident that I speak on behalf of millions of Nigerians in urging the National Assembly to act swiftly. This is because we cannot afford to allow a single contentious clause to undermine all the positive aspects of the proposed Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill.

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former President of the Senate, has called for stronger political will among politicians and policymakers to achieve universal basic healthcare in Nigeria. Speaking on Thursday, December 16th, at the Universal Health Coverage Summit organized by Chatham House and held at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Saraki emphasized that to prioritize healthcare and health security coverage, Nigerian leaders at both national and subnational levels need to take healthcare delivery for all citizens more seriously. 'To achieve development, the Nigerian population must

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has mourned the passing of one of his predecessors in office, 2nd Republic Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas, whom he described as a true statesman and father figure. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki condoled with the Wayas family, the people of Cross River State, and Nigerians in general over the passing of the erstwhile Senate President, saying that Nigeria had lost one of its most illustrious sons. “My prayers

It is a great honor for me to be invited to speak at this esteemed gathering of some of the most  enlightened minds in our country. Although my training is in medicine, I assure you that I feel very comfortable to be in the midst of so many lawyers. After all, for the past 30-years, the first person I see every morning is a lawyer. And like most lawyers, she has further complicated my life by giving birth to: mother lawyer.  And, perhaps more than

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the immediate past Senate President, has extended his congratulations to Nigerians, particularly the people of Anambra State, for the successful completion of the gubernatorial elections in Anambra State. This follows the uncertainty and fear that the election would either not take place or be marred by violence. He also urged the people not to overlook or ignore the crucial lessons signified by the election results. Saraki, in a statement signed on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, the head of his

BEING THE OPENING SPEECH PRESENTED BY DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE ON THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE ‘GROW NIGERIA CONVERSATION’ WITH THE THEME: ‘REVERSING THE FLOURISHING ECONOMY OF KIDNAPPING AND BANDITRY: IMMEDIATE AND LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS’ 1. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Let me welcome you to the maiden edition of this Grow Nigeria Conversation. This platform was conceived as a non-partisan, solution-driven, real time Dialogue series designed to bring pragmatic authenticity to the people’s concerns by engaging young people,

SPEECH DELIVERED BY IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, ON THE COMMISSIONING OF THE STATE HOUSE CLINIC ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING, PORT HARCOURT, BUILT BY THE RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ON MARCH 4, 2021 PROTOCOL… 1. Today, I have several reasons to be happy. Many of you present here do not know that just a few hours ago, the Federal High Court, Lagos, gave judgement against EFCC and proclaimed that my property in Lagos was not acquired from the proceed of any crime and

I have watched with concern the recent development in Oyo and Ondo States in which quit notices were given to Fulani herders and there were subsequent burning of the property of the Fulani herdsmen in some parts of Oyo State. These happenings have increased tension and unduly raised the temperature in the country. The ugly development in these two states are symptomatic of the continued threat to the unity of our country that we have witnessed on a higher scale in recent times and in