Conduct Bureau slams 13-count corruption charge on Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Code of Conduct Bureau has slammed a 13-count charge of corruption on the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki.

In charge number ABT/01/15, dated September 11 and filed before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Saraki is accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets in forms he filed before the Code of Conduct Bureau while he was governor of Kwara state.

According to the charges, exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday morning, the Senate President is also accused of failing to declare some assets he acquired while in office as governor.

Among other offences, including allegedly acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings, Mr. Saraki is also accused of operating foreign accounts while being a public officer – governor and senator.

The offences, the charge said, violated sections of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

Mr. Saraki is also said to have breached Section 2 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act and punishable under paragraph 9 of the said Fifth Schedule of the Constitution.

The charges were prepared by M.S. Hassan, a deputy director in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation. It is not clear on Wednesday morning whether the document had been served on Mr. Saraki, Nigeria’s number three man.

He and his aides could not be immediately reached. But a source at the Code of Conduct Bureau told PREMIUM TIMES the Senate President might be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal this week.

Read and download full charges below.

Bukola Saraki Charge sheet
Bukola Saraki Charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet
Bukola Saraki charge sheet

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:WARNING TO MEN: These 3 Foods is Killing Your Erection. Click Here to Know Them...


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • Truthometer

    Has the fire work started?

    • cutebabe2000

      THERE IS NOW NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INCOMPETENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN
      AND THE BLANK-MINDED MUHAMMADU BUHARI, IF JUDGED ON THINKING ABILITY.

      • Arabakpura

        First it was selective because only PDP were answering questions; now an APC stalwart is about to answer questions, it has become blind minded Buhari! Quite interesting!

        • Sulaiman Abdulwahab Sulaiman

          I agree with u.

  • MwaMba5

    Waoooo I love this. Ooo God give the government victory. My honorable Senate President …Will you fight the government you preach you love..yes constitutionally you got it but because of your corrupt past ways in PMB government it will not be in the interest of the Nigerian people for you Dr Sariki to occupied the 8th Senate as the president. If PMB gets this right and proven is a very strong signal to animals in governance without soul. Nigerians saw these governors rule their states and the tricky manner the 8th assembly took in been born needs a rebirth. As long as Dr. Saraki is inchange corruption has not shifted a move! And PMB talk is not been seen by wise Nigerians as on point no matter the political sentiments the are funding. They got cash but we have the system and just like PMB said ” Your file you will answer to and is your file that will Jurge…Focus Focus Baba go slow and steady. That reminds me..my great leader of Blessed Memory (Late Dr. Nandi Azikiwe) will always tell his drive to drive slowly slowly so that the get to there destination on time…life without wisdon , understand , carefulness and pacient is heading to destruction same with a nation. A. Good house need a good fandertion . 16years was not just 16 seconds or hours nor day. Lack of knowledge has been our problem because our leaders don’t have the political will to hurt the move and re direct our affairs back to our earlier focus and national agreements and dream…I beg to be corrected. No nation can be built on sentiment. Nigerians good morning…Is a new down.

  • Mr Igbo Sanity

    I noted on this and other fora, that on Saraki’s betrayal of APC’s cause to control the Senate, that Tinubu and Buhari have the FINAL trump card to remove Saraki and Ekweremadu, at the time of their choosing. No one should underestimate, the Master Strategist Tinubu. I noted that Saraki has so much crime on his name that he will ultimately beg to resign than face charges. That time has come! Good bye Traitor Saraki. Up Tinubu

    • Kickboxer

      no be person wey first call police dey win…..the minds who took over NASS are smart enough to handle any trash thrown their way…..they bat Tinubu and brainless Buhari once and they would beat them again….take it to the BANK!!!

  • Surebanker

    Question For Muhammadu Buhari

    At this rate of selective justice, vendetta and pettiness you can’t ever build a governing reputation.
    Anyone in Nigeria sees insane thefts all over the 36 states. You left those untouched, since 29th May.
    Your priority, instead, is a breach of conduct by BUKOLA SARAKI – the man who defied your APC party.

    • So, when will you start fighting corruption, if you
    are so petty-minded to ignore the 150 billion dollars
    you yourself said was stolen between Obasanjo,
    Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan?

    • cutebabe2000

      THERE IS NOW NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INCOMPETENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN
      AND THE BLANK-MINDED MUHAMMADU BUHARI, IF JUDGED ON THINKING ABILITY.

  • Kickboxer

    WOW….I DID NOT KNOW THAT ICPC/EFCC/CCB WORKERS KNOW HOW TO DO ADDITION, MULTIPLICATION, AND SUBTRACTION? NOW THEY KNOW HOW TO ADD A PERSON’S TENURE OR LIFE SALARY AND THEN SUBTRACT THE TOTAL FROM ALL ASSETS OWNED BY THE PERSON?

    THE SAME CALCULATION MUST BE EXTENDED TO TINUBU, FASHOLA, IBB, OBASANJO, ABDULSALAMI ETC.

    IF NOT ALL WELL-MEANING NIGERIANS MUST KICK AGAINST POLITICAL WITCH-HUNTING OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT & OTHERS IN THE NAME OF FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION.

    NIGERIANS SUPPORT AN ALL-OUT-FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION OR NOTHING, FOR SELECTIVE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION WOULD CAUSE MORE HARM TO OUR CORPORATE EXISTENCE IN THE LONG-RUN THAN ALL-OUT- FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION.

    BRAINLESS BUHARI IS 72 YEARS OLD AND HAVE FEW YEARS TO LIVE, SO HE WOULD CREATE THE WAHALA AND DIE BEFORE HE COULD EXPERIENCE THE POTENTIAL MOTHER-OF-ALL-WAHALA THAT WOULD FOLLOW ANY SELECTIVE WITCH-HUNTING OF OPPONENTS.

    • RudePettie

      Shut up and concentrate… He is brainless as u have ignorantly accused him, yet, you or your unborn generation will never match 0.000001 of his accomplishments .So continue to be brain-fool . The anti-corruption crusade just began, be patient and not to open your mouth and call someone who is old enough to be your grandpa a brainless man. Your attitude shows you r uncultured.

      • Kickboxer

        what accomplishments? Could you name just on? In my part of town brainless Buhari is, well, BRAINLESS. A house slave in my part of town has no accomplishment. Any monkey and baboon can rule Nigeria if he or she is a HOUSE SLAVE…..intelligent Nigerians of his generation had the same options but decided to stand by FREEDOM.

        In my part of town, a guy like brainless Buhari who has no WAEC, got into the army by Quota system, and became a general in an army of cronism has not ACCOMPLISHMENTS, unless you now have your own meaning of the word “accomplishment.”

        Per anti-corruption, brainless Buhari is FEEDING his COWS like you. He can’t do anything to Saraki not his wife. He can’t change the Senate.

        • Arabakpura

          He is brainless and you still feel that he is dealing with you? The brainless one is the one who had no clue. This man is full of clue!

          • Kickboxer

            which clue? Are you brainless too or you are paid to be defending this incompetent man?

          • Arabakpura

            I would love to be a firm president if that defines brainless!

        • Sulaiman Abdulwahab Sulaiman

          U keeping saying in my part of town. Which town was it? Whatever it is; PMB is in charge and moving Nigeria forward. U will continue to remain frustrated for the period of his leadership. Is unfortunate that PMB has u as a subject. An indolent subject.

          • Kickboxer

            no he is not moving Nigeria forward…….no, I am not frustrated…rather I mercy for almajiris who would continue to live an impoverished life even when brainless Buhari must have died…..brainless Buhari is among the architect of NORTHERN POVERTY and he has nothing to offer except BAMBOOZLING semi literates like you who REFUSE TO THINK

      • Ahmad

        Why are u talking like that? Do Baby factory products respect age? Allow him/her/it be.

        • Kickboxer

          I laaaf……Islamists calling other regions “baby factory” while the entire Islamist north is a HUGE BABY INDUSTRY….what else do your people do except PRODUCING OF ALMAJIRIS….go to read your devt. indx. it is the worst in the whole world….SHAMELESS CEO OF ALAMJIRI BABY INDUSTRY (ABI)

          • Ahmad

            Go and ask Olori Shepopotamous of Otouke kingdom how the almajiris dealt with her and her fish head husband. Very soon we will dismantle all your Ashawo and kidnapping ati armed robbery syndicates. Shameless baby factory without a name. Better ask your Ashawo mother to tell who ur father(s) is/are so that u can have a descent name.

  • Guguru

    It is very hard to file 13 charges of this nature against anyone and at least, one of them will not stick. Dr. Saraki has a problem on his hands and his wife also has a case too. Will they go down fighting or will they bow out with grace?

    • KennBest

      Sarathief fight who? He wan die? We have told him that he’s not welcomed as senate president, but he who the gods want to kill, they first make fat.

    • Ahmad

      13 unchewable Guguru nuts for Saraki. I de lafffffu ooh.

      • Guguru

        LOL. Make you dey laff ooo.

  • Pause

    NASS IS INVESTIGATING OBASANJO….then OBASANJO VISITS ASO ROCK TO IGNITE THE PROBE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT…..

    WOULD KHAKI BOYS (Obasanjo, Danjuma, braninless Buhari) & MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD (Tinubu, brainless Buhari etc.) TAKE OVER NIGERIA DEMOCRACY BY TAKING OVER THE LEGISLATURE?

    OR WOULD LOVERS OF OUR DEMOCRACY SEE THE EMERGING GAME PLAN OF RETIRED KHAKI BOYS & MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD AGAINST OUR JUDICIARY & LEGISLATOR?

    NIGERIANS: stop the game plan of those who kept Nigeria in darkness since 1970. Require them to stop selective fight against corruption as a TOOL to divide-and-rule Nigerians. THIS GAME IS NOT ABOUT CORRUPTION. If it is about corruption let brainless Buhari fight all corrupt people in APC and elsewhere.

    STOP EMERGING ANTI-DEMOCRATIC BRAINLESS BUHARI!!!! STOP THE ATTACK ON NIGERIA’S LEGISLATIVE ARM BY BRAINLESS BUHARI!!! STOP THE ATTACK ON JUDICIARY BY BRAINLESS BUHARI.

    THINK, THINK, THINK..NIGERIANS. Brainless Buhari is out to waken Nigerian democracy by attacking CIVILIAN leaders. STOP HIM BY FORCING HIM TO FOLLOW THE LAWS.

    • There is no brain in your head.

      • Pause

        You smack of Yariba slave/Islamist mentality….crawl back to Soka or Sambisa forest whichever is nearer to you.

        • Dr.kay

          Lol Omo ibo Omo biafraud, he dey pain oh , continue to wallow in your self misery

    • Arabakpura

      He is brainless and he is doing his thing! Who then is brainless?

      • Pause

        he is doing his thing? Nigeria is not his….and thinking that he could run Nigeria his own way is a proof that he is BRAINLESS. My only concern is that he would run down our country and then die to have the youths to suffer

        • Arabakpura

          If being in charge and being your own man is being brainless, let me have a part of it!

        • Buhari4Ever

          Your concern should about GEJ’s legacy which is already smouldering in the dustbin of history. He ran Nigeria like a nursery school and ended up with mess everywhere.

    • KennBest

      Another beer parlour opata. You better ‘Pause’ your current life and get a proper education.

      • Pause

        Brainless Buhari can’t do anything to Saraki. He outsmarted them once and would do so again, again, and again. Just like his wife, drug barons in APC can’t do anything to Saraki.

        • tundemash

          This was the way you gave Dumbo false hope until he got to Otuoke.

    • True son of the soil

      Is saraki not Apc ?

      • Pause

        is he, given the way he is being treated? What about Tinubu, Obasanjo, Fashola, IBB? Is Saraki more corrupt that these people? STOP SUPPORTING APC THIEVES who have apparently bamboozled your mind

    • anwari

      Deri aka burning spear aka pause, wake up, its daybreak

  • KAL

    The real change is here … no sacred cows! Nobody is above the laws! Impunity is crime! Stealing is now corruption! I am loving PMB and I love my country Nigeria.

  • Proud Yoruba

    Saraki should have bowed to the demands of his party and installed their principal officers, nobody is going after Dogarat, for now anyway. Saraki made very bad moves fighting his own party and using PDP to get the presidency of senate, and other acts of insubordination. Chickens have come home to roost!

  • Point of correction to the not-too-exposed.
    Tinubu have been charged by code of conduct more than once.
    First about his educational qualification and the last during Jonathan period, was that he run about 5 foreign account while in govt, to siphon Lagos money…that was corrupt charges.
    The result? He was discharged and acquainted for lack of evidence…..wat else to charge Tinubu for now?

    • Patriotique

      Lack of evidence? And what if there was no lack of evidence?

      • Papamayor

        Who is to determine evidence or a lack of it? The massesm or the court?

      • Jamiu Abdulfattah

        Yes lack of evidence. He was prosecuted by Jonathan

  • B.Messi

    “Among other offences, including allegedly AQUIRING ASSETS BEYOND HIS LEGITIMATE EARNINGS, Mr. Saraki is also accused of…”

    ‘AQUIRING ASSETS BEYOND LEGITIMATE EARNINGS”.

    The V.P Osinbajo ‘declared’ N94M and $900,000.
    He was ‘wise’ not to declare in Naira for Naijas to appreciate this amount.
    WHY DID OUR EVER SO ‘INVESTIGATIVE’ MEDIA NOT CONVERT THIS DOLLAR AMOUNT TO NAIRA FOR THE GULLIBLE WHO HAVE BEEN SINGING HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST?

    Converting $900,000 and adding to N94M; THE V.P IS WORTH AT LEAST 300 MILLION NAIRA IN CASH ALONE!
    HOW MUCH WAS HIS ‘LEGITIMATE EARNINGS’ TO HAVE N300M IN CASH EXCLUDING THE COST OF HIS HOUSES???
    WHAT SO CALLED ‘BUSINESSES’ WAS HE SAID TO BE INTO??

    WHAT IS THE WORTH OF THE PRESIDENTS 7 HOUSES(WITH ONE PURPORTED TO BE WORTH N1B)??
    COULD THESE HAVE BEEN AQUIRED THROUGH ‘LEGITIMATE EARNINGS’??

    WHAT HAVE THE CCB AND THE ‘ANTI KWAROPSHUN CRUSADERS’ GOT TO SAY ABOUT THESE? NOTHING…

    • Shineyaeyee

      Yemi Oshinbajo was a classroom teacher. Where did he get 300 million Naira in cash plus houses
      in Ikoyi and Banana Island – the most expensive area of Lagos state. He is presumed very corrupt.

      • Papamayor

        A classroom teacher, a former political appointee, a SAN and a Nigerian pastor etc.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Go back and look at the assets GEJ declared as Vice President, he never declared his assets as a president. Tell us how he spent over $480Bn revenue, $63Bn debt, his share of the fraud called Abuja Centenary City, his $500m dollar farm in Abuja and the $700m cash found in Diezani’s house which she claimed belong to GEJ

      • B.Messi

        Lol! WHY DO YOU ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT GEJ??
        SEE HOW SHALLOW YOU APC MINIONS ARE??
        Anyone who points out inconsistencies in the ‘integrity’ profile of your taskmasters is a GEJ follower?
        DAFTNESS!
        FOR YOUR INFORMATION, I BELIEVE WITHOUT ANY DOUBT GEJ WAS CORRUPT.
        SATISFIED??
        NOW LET’S MOVE ON; WHY DO YOU GUYS LOVE TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT GEJ, SARAKI, AND OTHERS PERCEIVED TO BE AGAINST YOUR ‘gods’; Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, etc..BUT GET UPSET WHEN QUESTIONS ARE RAISED ABOUT YOUR LORDS??
        I advice you to stop worshipping MEN..THEY WILL PUT YOU TO SHAME!
        LIKE FASHOLA HAS.
        I assure you, beam the searchlight closely on all these guys..even buhari who ‘publicly’ declared N30M and 7 houses and shares..etc.
        WHERE ARE THESE HOUSES LOCATED ND THEIR WORTH??
        HOW MANY SHARES AND WHAT IS THEIR WORTH??
        WHERE ARE THESE LANDS ND THEIR WORTH??
        HOW MUCH IS BUHARI WORTH??

        Yaradua gave us an exact copy of his assets form. Buhari ‘reeled’ out half information. Let me tell you, since it appears you ignorant bunch have never set eyes on the declaration form: THERE IS PROVISION IN THE FORM TO DETAIL LOCATION AND WORTH OF ALL THESE LANDS AND PROPERTIES.
        WHY HAVEN’T THEY MADE THIS PUBLIC??
        YOU WILL LIKELY GO INTO COMA IF YOU SEE THE ‘POOR’ BABA’S WORTH!
        NONSENSE!

    • tundemash

      So how does this hogwash exonerate Olubukole Sarathief???? You looting masters are losing the plot daily while you rant online …… isn’t it ?

  • KennBest

    Olubukole Sarathief. This guy is playing with Nigerians. We have told you that you’re not welcomed as senate president, but he who the gods want to kill, they first make fat.

  • Khafilat Adeoye

    WHAT ABOUT BUHARI WASC ….. LET’S TAKE ALL OF THEM ON AT THE SAME FOR A NEW NIGERIA

    • Sulaiman Abdulwahab Sulaiman

      U are not in this Country

    • tundemash

      Sudanese slut ……. you are still stuck in the pre-March 28th era ?

  • Night Crawler

    No body is above the law, Saraki should be prosecuted if found guilty

    • Quadry2000

      @nightcrawler098:disqus
      Yes, i agree with you that Bukola Saraki may even ideally be jailed.
      False declaration is a crime; whether it is of assets or of certificate.
      So, Buhari must now show his own 1961 Wasc/Cambridge certificate.

      • Sulaiman Abdulwahab Sulaiman

        U are not in this Country, Where were you when the Military that was used by GEJ to say PMB has no certificate turned around to say they have found one.

        • JSA1

          GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR GOOD MEMORY. I DON’T KNOW WHY SO MANY NIGERIANS JUST WANT TO INSULT A GOD GIVEN PRESIDENT LIKE PMB. ALL I KNOW IS THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO PROTECT OUR PRESIDENT DESPITE THE EVIL PLOT OF PDP. PDP IS BEHIND BIAFRA AGITATION TO DESTABILIZE PMB GOVT. BECAUSE JONATHAN LOST THE ELECTION. WHERE WAS BIAFRA AGITATORS WHEN JONATHAN WAS IN POWER FROM 2010 TO 2015? BUT GOD WILL DISAPPOINT THEM. AMEN!

  • Gogo

    Raji Fashola exposes Muhammadu Buhari’s blunders

    Twenty five (25) plots of choice land stolen by Raji Fashola in Lekki were seized
    in one minute by Akin Ambode who did not waste 100 days making any threat in
    newspapers, as this confused Muhammadu Buhari is doing. The task now is to
    recover the billions of Naira Raji Fashola stole in Lagos, and then forfeit all other
    stolen assets he hid with his family members. Buhari has that duty as President
    in exclusive control of the Police and the EFCC. Tragedy for Nigeria, President
    Buhari is not doing that, but chasing after dissenting Bukola Saraki with summons
    for not filling his Code of Conduct Bureau Form very well. Muhammadu Buhari
    has no priority, no sense of occasion, no thought-process, no sense of sequence.
    Nothing can be said of Buhari as president of a country in a huge theft epidemic.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Fashola was able to do what he did because GEJ was sleeping. Let the police, the EFCC and Ambode do their job. Buhari’s hands are full with the 42 thieves GEJ employed as ministers. 3months is not enough for the forensic audit of 20,000 bank accounts in 20 banks operated by GEJ’s ministers and heads of MDAs. Saraki is and has been an unrepentant crook. He has dug his grave and will surely enter it, Buhari or not. Every case of theft you hear about today predates Buhari’s presidency. Buhari as an experience leader has to think, articulate and marshal out his plans to his appointees. Do not expect any coordinating minister for the economy. The last one wasted $480Bn revenue, incurred $63Bn debt for the country, stole $2Bn from ECA and established a multi-million dollar hospital at Gwarimpa, Abuja for her family

  • Patriotique

    Where are the regular village town criers like deri orbuka redeem otile burning lier spear who would rather see the evils of the previous administration continue?? Well well change will take you by ur feet. Start to yarn ur lies, insults and propaganda now. By God’s grace we shall not have leaders rigged in or fraudulently installed in our institutions anymore. God bless Nigeria.

    • tundemash

      dem dey amnesty camp dey receive instruction for the day.

    • Julius

      You know to those losers..na Yoruba be the fault. They will come out soon..just watch !

  • Equal Justice

    BUHARI SHOW YOUR 1961 WASC CERTIFICATE. WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE
    IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER. BY ALL MEANS, PROSECUTE BUKOLA SARAKI FOR
    FALSE STATEMENT ON OATH, BUT ALSO SHOW YOUR OWN 1961 WASC/GCE NOW!

    • Papamayor

      Hangover? The rest of the world had left this shore.

    • tundemash

      You are stil stuck at the pre-March 28th era . You need help !

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    HAD THEY KNOWN … WEEP NOT FOR SO CALLED “NEW PDP” …. THEY MAY NOT EVEN RECEIVE THEIR 30 SHEKELS OF SILVER WHICH THEY WORKED SO HARD TO EARN

    From all indications … it is appears that in APC … there is nothing for the so called “New PDP” who joined APC and worked tirelessly to destroy PDP from within … a move that greatly helped APC to victory.

    Just this week … Buhari in an interview told BBC Hausa service that all his appointments are reserved for his trusted associates who had been with him from ANPP days, to CPC days and later to APC days.

    This statement from Buhari clearly indicates that there is no accommodation for Bukola Saraki’s “NEW PDP” … clearly, Bukola Saraki and his co-travelers in “NEW PDP” have been used and dumped.

    • tundemash

      What has this got to do with Saraki’s corruption cases outlined in this story. Abi that Jona hat dey evaporate your brain ?

  • Thepeople

    Change has come to Nigeria.

    • Aquinas O. Ejike (Igbo-Etiti)

      EDITOR SIR,

      I don’t really know how to say what i want to say. It’s the truth i want to say. No lies inside at all. .
      But what i am saying is that sometimes truth is bitter. I don’t even know if your website likes truth.
      Because sometimes, in fact, there are some people who don’t like the truth at all. I’m telling you!

      When you tell such people the truth they will now start to behave somehow as if you offend them.

      The other day, i think two weeks ago or so, i told somebody the truth and he’s not talking to me now.
      I remember that in 1994 the same thing happened between me and my girlfriend around Onitsha.
      Most families don’t even like the truth too. My neighbour’s family is no more united because of that.
      Ehn ehn, what i want to say is that Muhammadu Buhari should just resign and go. He is of no use.

      • B.Messi

        Hmm.
        Hahahahahahaha!

      • share Idea

        lol

      • Julius

        I no go talk to you anymore maself. lol

  • SAM .A

    Now the War Against Corruption is about to consume its first candidate in APC, let no body sympathize or mourn this situation,for Saraki single out himself, now fully the new sheriff in town is Mr Integrity, why will you with all your rotten and stinking past , openly and dubiously contest Senate President’s seat with forged procedural law.Now that he has soaked himsel with oil, The icpc has to do the needful .The New Nigeria we are all looking ahead of us is needs a corruption free and clean hand operators.

  • shineyaeye

    Yemi Oshinbajo was a classroom teacher. Where did he get 300 million Naira in cash plus houses
    in Ikoyi and Banana Island – the most expensive area of Lagos state. He is presumed very corrupt.

    • Jamiu Abdulfattah

      Yemi Oshibajo is not a class room teacher he is a lecture and a lawyer that has defended about 184 local cases and 22 international cases. He is a member of UN defence team. Why can’t you cry foul of Gani fawehinmi N600m law firm. That is from a lawyer who earn based on case defence. Do you realised that SAN earn a lot of money defending cases that other lawyer. Do you know that lawyers charge based on percentages not fixed amount. Soo if you had bad feelings for him open up and if it is just sentiments. Just go and hug transformer or you jump into the lagoon. Just prepare for the sad moment that will soon visit you as your leaders and memtor will soon become prisoner and your source of income cut off MUMU

      • Romberg

        Jamiu, there are other lawyers out there who have won more cases. Sadly they are no where close to what your mentor has. God blesses no doubt, but we need to look a little closer. I saw that you compared his personal income to a law firm. Awful! Gani was a man of the masses. He gave out scholarships. He was known for something. He wrote a sea of legal resources (law reports) – I don’t mean handouts and textbooks. I mean law reports (periodical)! Yet, his entire firm is worth N600m – that is the worth of a firm (tables, books, wigs, shoes, carpets, houses) not Gani’s balance in banks.
        We should all be disappointed that these people are taking us for a ride. they are not clean. if they are, let them prove it – don’t just assume they are. I’d have loved to see what the VP has done for the masses – like Gani; then his source of income….

        • tundemash

          Same as there are spare parts sellers all over the place and have no amnesty computer and internet access yet to upload rubbish as you do and so what ?

          • Romberg

            Were there amnesty computers? A beg a be militant oo. Make I quick go see Orubebe. I’d love awoof PC die.

            Never knew amnesty could hurt people like you. I am happy to convert you… A slave like you won’t think there is freedom of speech. If wishes were horses, beggars like you would want to own the whole country – the only person to read the news, the only person whose opinion matters, the only person whose view is right. You don’t belong to the new Nigeria. Your types are meant to be here. Shame!

          • tundemash

            Yawn ! What exactly r u struggling to say ?
            A mor0n who thinks Gani Fawehinmi was writing law reports…. ode …. Gani Fawehinmi was compiling law reports in Nigerian courts and publishing them. Ode, jumping tinto discussions far deeper his reasoning .

    • Romberg

      No, you are wrong. His declared cash are: N94m, $900,000 (N180m) and 19,000 pound sterling (N5m). This totals N279m, not N300m.
      Let’s check whether a Prof of Law and SAN would have N10m as their lifetime savings. This man has just completed an election. Could he have had close to N1b in cash (as a lecturer and ex commissioner of justice) before the election?
      He has houses and shares. In all, he is worth billions. yet this is the same man admonishing Nigeria’s great man to do well for the people. This preacher does not have an NGO – there is no statement anywhere to indicate what he has done for the masses. That is how hypocritical our people (this very man) can be.
      As I said, the same Saraki phenomenon is common to all of them. Now Saraki will say it is either Tinubu, the president or the PDP that is behind this. Then he will fight back – the president could be impeached for any reason. Just watch out.
      By the way, does anyone know why Saraki left the PDP? Because he was asked to answer for some of these things by the EFCC!!!?

      • Trendy

        No… no one askd him anything in EFCC. We left PDP cos of power..

    • Artful Dodger

      Since you are an illiterate and equally ignorant, when you have read law to the extent he has done, when you write books, they become valuable, when you are invited to speak in forums they earn you money. When you have been a lecturer and you are prudent, you earn and are able to save money. When you serve as commissioner of a state you get wages and allowances. That is how u´hear!

      • anwari

        And as a pastor of a bouyant church, you are likely to receive offerings and other expressions of goodwill from well meaning members of your church.

      • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

        you have time………

      • Utali Mmuo

        RUBBISH from an asshole

    • Trendy

      Falana has much more than him..and he has never serve in d federal cabinet.
      And being Prof at law… He has reach a pinnacle..

    • tundemash

      dumb .. just google Yemi Osibako online !

    • objective

      Wrong sir. Apart from being a Professor of Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Osibajo owns one of the biggest law firms in Nigeria and consult for many foreign corporations, foreign governments and international organisation. SANs don’t charge in thousands sir; they charge in millions.

    • Julius

      He has a law firm ! In the west, such people are millionaires !.

    • SamPsalm

      He has founded two law firms – one of them is probably Nigeria’s only truly international law firm. He was the Ethics Director of African Development Bank. He is a lead legal strategist for the UN. He sits on the board of so many multinational corporation who court his well established legal proficiency and he is paid in cash and stocks. If he was not heavily involved in charity – and if he was not a man of integrity – considering his exposures (including as former AG of Lagos State at a time his twin brother was AG of Ogun State – as well as legal strategists of so many Governors across Nigeria), he would be super-rich. In fact he would have founded his own university like Afe Babalola did

  • Ashibogu

    My call in this matter: APC will soon implode and all its broom sticks will be scattered across the nooks and crannies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The President should prepare for a very long fight. Old corrupt elements of the PDP are going to rally together to fight him. People like Amaechi, Rochas and Kwankwaso. They will deride him and throw most of his bills back at him. He might be seen as incompetent at the end of the day for he will dissipate his energies in fighting battles. We told Jonathan to treat the new PDP with caution when he was harassing them but he refused. Left to me, he should have left Bukola to be. We all know Bukola is not one of the cleanest politicians around but he worked for his ascension to power. He was his chief fund raiser. He will surely have been taken out if he is not God’s choice as Senate President. Playing God is dangerous. Buhari should focus on revamping the economy and strengthening state institutions for greater effectiveness. Buhari is a General and must realize that making many enemies and creating a very long war front is a recipe for failure. A word is enough for the wise!

    • Artful Dodger

      Wrong dude! If the funds is taken away from these criminals, they will not have the potentials to cause anymore mischief. Its as simple as that. Since the Saraki became the senate president by betrayal he has not had the moral standing to be as popular as his predecessors. Take a Nigerian newspaper today you hardly hear of the senate. I remember when Ken Nnamani was senate president, even Obasanjo was always on his toes because he was legitimately elected senate president. David Mark was popular too because even though in the very wrong party he was a good mediator. Saraki has only been a hanging on kinda senate president, the very way not to be a senate president!

    • Trendy

      I beg to disagree.. Your comment is not wise. How can you plan to move the nation forward when there’s much in the hand of the few… I know Nigerian. Once PMB can achieve to jail one.two of this big men.. I promise all the rest wil be running to surrender their looted fund.
      PMB and Jonathan r two pple with different background.. PMB has come with open hand… We Nigerian will stand by him to the end… If this is going to be a situation where d masses r going to stand up to fight corruption even if PMB is relaxing in his fight.. It has started with the labour campaign for death penalty.
      Let’s wait to see…

      • share Idea

        Have we now left the noise about forged senate rule? APC and Buhari are confused bunch of people

    • tundemash

      What you just wrote can be called the “ABC of how Nigeria got to where it is”. You made no point!

      • objective

        You are correct!

  • Romberg

    This is what I mean when I said PMB cannot fight corruption. The same can of worms applies to every chieftain of the APC. If I were Saraki, I will resign. If APC is keen to fight corruption, they should prevail on him to resign. But lo and behold, this will not happen. Afterall, Farouk Lawan of PDP did not. They may even say they are being distracted by the opposition!!!
    EFCC invited his wife, the next thing we heard was a petition against Lamorde – not sure how on earth the poor man would have hidden N1tr! Ridiculous!! Now let’s see what happens to the Head of Code of Conduct Bureau.
    Just wondering, could it be true that Nigeria is taking shape?

    • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

      You are correct! That job is handled by the various law enforcement and Judicial agencies. All the President can do is to ascertain the said agencies are being run by competent and honest individuals. But most importantly, the President can refrain from impeding the work of these agencies by interfering on behalf of “sacred cows”.

      That was not what you meant, was it? You are trying to say Buhari (as the overall head) is incompetent when it comes to fighting corruption!
      What do you think he is doing now? Planting coconuts?

    • tundemash

      Bla! bla! bla ! … what exactly do you require Buhari to do on corruption cases that he hasn’t done?
      APC should prevail on Saraki to resign ….. was a APC a party to his being the Senate President in the first place ? It is likely you have been out of circulation for sometime, i will advise you cross-check what has been hapening since May 29th before you make further comments.

    • Man_Enough

      you oppose yourself. seek logic!

  • wally

    “The harder they come the harder they fall one and all”

  • Artful Dodger

    Counts 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 are weighty and can be verified if indeed the anti graft agencies will be willing to do their job. The next major hurdle here is the judiciary. They have always been the problem because of bribery and the massive corruption in that arm of government. If the case is handled by a competent judge and the anti graft agencies assemble a competent legal team, they can seize some of these properties both in Nigeria and abroad, sell them and return the money back to Kwara state or the federal government. Skyview or Carlisle Nigeria limited under which Saraki operated is not know to be a manufacturing, construction or consultancy company in Nigeria. They are armed chair companies set up to dupe the government and siphon it proceeds which is why Saraki can never account for where the funds for all these transactions actually came from beyond the proceeds of stealing while he was in office.

    • patricity

      Did these companies pay taxes to the Nigerian government?

      • Giwanruwa

        If they did not pay taxes, that would be an even stronger case for sending this chap to jail.

      • New Nigerian

        Also, Trust Lagos state to double-check, Lagos do not joke with anybody when it comes with collecting it’s internal revenues.

    • New Nigerian

      Agreed. For all intent and purposes consider Skyview or Carlisle as Kwara Property Management Company, unless Saraki can prove that he inherited funds he used to make these purchases or he did some business worthy of those proceeds, while out of government…the problem I have always had with these crazy governors everywhere in the country is that they do business of state and put their names on it…God is smiling on pauperized people of Kwara State.

  • Spoken word

    Damn.This is serious.this government means well but there is going to be a lot of distractions with cases like this.

  • Trendy

    APC has never rule the federal govt.. And most corrupt APC members r frm the PDP.
    The logic is simple.. Let each state probe their past govt…and the federal govt probe the corrupt federal govt cabinet… irrespective where they r affiliated…. Since, we voted for change.. Let the change start..
    Buhari can effectively fight corruption to a standstill.. The chance is open for the battle..and the govt will still run.
    Set up a court for Corrupt cases with A class legal men, out of govt circle..with financial forensic expect..! Then the battle is won..!

  • ojays

    Act2 scene 1, act 1 was Saraki’s wife invitation that is rested? Hope this case will be taken to a logical conclusion

  • TRUTH MASTER

    APC! CHANGE!!

  • PEOPLE

    Nothing will happen. They are above the law. The same charges were given to Tinubu and he was set free. We are watching the development. The law of Nigeria is for the masses. All Nigerian leaders are corrupt. None of them is a saint.

    • alhambara

      True. This is the same kind of thing that goes on in EFCC, which is ‘question and release’. Completing month 4 now of Buhari government, and no single corruption arrest, and no single boko haram arrest.

      • Funso Ogunsanya

        Did you say no single Boko Haram arrest?

    • Julius

      That was under the Jonathan admin where stealing is not corruption. Things have changed..even the people in charge of these agencies are now scared..watching what they do.

  • Ashibogu

    The challenges of the now are unquestionably dire. Buhari should not loose sleep over Bukola. Rather, he should focus his efforts on the three areas of security, economy and employment. He is being distracted. Some people feel that their ego has been bruised by his emergence as Senate President hence all that is going on. We all know that Bukola like most Nigerian big men are robbers. From 1960 to date the robbery has continued unabated. Thank God that Buhari has come. We may have a reduction in the level of theft but the trend will still continue a a subdued scale. Surely, Bukola’s sin will find him out. I know Bukola and his group very well, they fight dirty. Let no one be deceived , he is not standing alone. All Buhari needs to do is to tighten the noose around him and make sure he has no room to practice his past time(chua chua). Surely, Buhari lacks the political sagacity to fight this fight. He should remember that corruption fights back when it has its back on the wall. My concern stems from the fact that a Buhari failure could have unimaginable consequences for our national growth and development. President Buhari, leave Bukola alone, constitute your cabinet and give them the matching orders so that Nigerians can begin to feel the dividends of your Administration. Time na money!

    • Dr.kay

      Are you on some hallucinogen or something. Going by his rap sheet he is not fit to be gifted or even dashed a councillor position talk less a senate president , number 3 citizen . Imagine if PMB and Prof. Osinbajo are unavailable , this corrupt thief will be your president , chei chei chei, that’s completely unacceptable !

      • Sanmi Falae

        Good insight, sir. Thank you very much indeed!

    • New Nigerian

      Did you read Buhari in any of the statements we all read, did you not read Code of Conduct Bureau? The institutions are working again…thank God!

  • AbujaKenneth

    Gentlemen, I don’t like APC because they are loud mouthed and full of propaganda but one thing is clear, as a lawyer, Yemi’s assets declaration is a modest one befitting of a pastor. Well positioned and lucky lawyers have money and Yemi is one of them.

  • Kitunde

    You know you are corrupt and people know you are corrupt, interestingly you also know that people know you are corrupt. You take a plunge into a sea of controversy that will ultimately throw up a large chunk of your criminal activities, albeit, thinking that it is business as usual- You got to be simply dumb!

    • Man_Enough

      that is also known as “nyanga de sleep”. saraki stirs the tiger by the tail.

  • Frank Bassey

    Punishment for not towing party lines, and for daring to probe the power sector from 1999 … You can guess who is behind all these.

    • citizenka

      Yes I feel you. Punishment for not towing party lines is to make a man of honesty and integrity like Saraki make false declaration, spend beyond his means, become a glutton for premium properties in Ikoyi and elsewhere.
      Yes this party is really wicked.

    • Julius

      Yes, I can guess….its the Law !

  • David Adeniran

    The chicken has come home to roast

  • Maria

    I was talking to someone lately that Oluwabukola and Dino have gone underground of late… now I know why.

    • Julius

      Yes, because they are feeling the heat , Change is hia !

  • ellen

    well, not all APC are holy politicians… (especially the former PDP converts and funny one in Akwa Ibom)

    Quote:

    ” The APC in Akwa Ibom are also going around town claiming that, the police report was totally in their favour. Ignorantly, these primitive jokers refuse to come to self-realisation that any document presented to the Court can be assessed by any interest group. All it takes , is to apply for authorization. The police report submitted to Akwa Ibom election tribunal is not lopsided; it includes the electoral fraud done by the chieftain of Akwa Ibom State APC that was caught kidnapping NYSC members and electoral material to his private home in Nist Attai Local Government.

    The police report also indicted APC for killing a Peoples Democratic Party member in Ini Local Government by hired thugs brought into Akwa Ibom State by Umana’s men. The police xrays how Austin Mbeh snatched ballot boxes in Obot Akara .
    Though the police report recorded few of these incidents, but did not invalidated election in Akwa Ibom State ,neither did the report recommended that election must be cancelled in the State as touted by lame APC leaders and few supporters in the State.

    The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last Akwa Ibom State governorship race, Obong Umana Okon Umana is deceiving unsuspecting women and youths in villages to dispossess them of their voters card. Investigating the matter, I was told by some petty traders who formed a co-operative women group that the agents of the APC candidate had informed them that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a re-run of the Governorship elections which Governor Udom Emmanuel won and that, they should hand over their cards so that they would enjoy government patronage, employment, financial grants and other benefits when Umana takes over. And these men hand to them forms to fill, that their children will also be given jobs and that, they should pay ten thousand naira each.

    The woman said, they were offered between a paltry 200 and 500 Naira for each card and some of the women who do not understand the fraud have since parted with their cards.

    The Akwa Ibom APC without any structure across the State believe they can use deception and bribery to win elections through the courts and they are spreading false rumours using the social media and some local dailies in the state to galvanise the minds of the people to sympathise with them. Umana should know that lies win no war, but truth prevails forever.”

    http:// insideakwaibom. com/why-akwa-ibom-apc-continues-in-deception/

    This is bloody funny… hahaha! Nigerian politics…

  • Chris1408

    Prodigal son Bukola cup is finally full.

  • B.Messi

    But seriously, has any mortal set eyes on that WASC ‘satipikate’?
    Some loonies say that is ‘pre-may 29’..but are jumping up and down that the CCB is going back 8yrs?
    Something is wrong with their brains..or they are just CORRUPT..pure and simple.
    WHO HAS SET EYES ON THAT CONTROVERSIAL PAPER??

    • Seriously

      Why don’t you use your tears to find the controversial paper? Stop crying.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    a most welcome development

  • Fuzio

    He should be arrested and prosecuted. Anything less is mere propaganda.

  • Yusuf Ismaila

    In kasan kai sata ka gudu!

  • MwaMba5

    Waoooo I love this. Ooo God give this government victory. My honorable Senate President …Will you fight the government you preach you love..Yes constitutionally you got it but because of your corrupt past ways in PMB government it will not be in the interest of the Nigerian people for you Dr Sariki to occupied the 8th Senate as the president. If PMB gets this right and proven in court, is a very strong signal to animals in governance without soul. Nigerians saw these governors rule their states and the tricky manner the 8th assembly was born needs a rebirth. As long as Dr. Saraki is in change corruption has not shifted a move! Nigeria use not allow Dr. Saraki have control over the senate. Is a very strong and powerful Arm of Government that corrupt should not hold if indeed we are ready to nip corruption. And PMB talk is not been seen by wise Nigerians as on point no matter the political sentiments… they corrupt are funding. They corrupt got cash but we have the system and the went to use the senate to protect themselves ..They fight against corruption can only be won by PMB in control of the Senate with a man that is near selfless not an ambitious person like Senator Saraki. See the move of the senate and people their and Nigerians should know the importance of the Senate to what any Democratic government can do. The truth is in all honesty without the senate been in a very strong understanding no Nigerian government can do much because of the political nature of Nigeria. OBJ had the opportunity and misuse it but I don’t think PMB will by God grace. Let peoples file Judge…Focus Focus Baba go slow and steady.(Late Dr. Nandi Azikiwe) will always tell his drive to drive slowly slowly so that the get to there destination on time…life without wisdom , understanding, carefulness and patience is heading to destruction same with any Nation. A. Good house need a good foundation . 16years was not just 16 seconds or hours nor day. It is the people holding the power for this years PMB is standing in the gap for 170 million people to fight with. How tricky he will be to trick the powerful in the society Nigerians should be praying for such knowledge for our president. Shockers will be seen in this government before the end of 4 years. Nigerians, if on the right direction for the libration of the suffering masses I hope we will all be happy. Lack of knowledge has been our problem because our leaders don’t have the political will to hurt the move and stand ground no matter the opposing views to re direct our affairs back to our earlier focus and national agreements and dream which are our peace….When the majority of any nation is at peace things are better. The final war is now at the senate. Lets all join hand and throw away this sentimental fear and support PMB for this 4 years and see what he can do. I beg to be corrected. No nation can be built on sentiment. Nigerians good morning…Is a new down.

  • joe-t

    Can this barking Dog bite?.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Saraki should please answer for his crimes please….