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Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Date of Birth: 19/12/1962


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The stayaway election

Two of them Bukola Saraki of Kwara and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano lost their Senate races...


Governors get set

The governorship election in Kwara State is shaping up to be a test of strength for the state's best-known political gladiator Senate President Bukola Saraki (AC Vol 50 No 25 Nigeria's succession: the candidates)...


A poll without passion

Although the ruling party has broadly united behind Buhari's candidacy – all the serious challengers such as Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal and the former state governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Bukola Saraki (Kwara) have defected to the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) – there are big political fights at state level...


Now the race looks serious

Senate President Bukola Saraki despite losing his bid to be the PDP presidential candidate has already used his considerable influence to swing Kwara in 2018 and perhaps Kogi state in 2019 to the PDP while Benue state is also likely to flip to the PDP...

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Blame game scuppers reform

Ibe Kachikwu the current State Minister for Petroleum Resources who was a lawyer with ExxonMobil until 2015 came up with a new strategy together with Bukola Saraki the currently embattled Senate President: to break an unwieldy bill into four components...

Campaigning and the end of policy Aside from his central role in the fight over oil industry reform Senate President Bukola Saraki sees himself as contender for the presidency next year...


Barbarians at the gate

At the centre of events is Senate President Bukola Saraki who after long consultations with Buhari and his rivals defected to the opposition People's Democratic Party...


The probity contest

There were serious efforts in December last year to remove Magu and replace him with the Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of operations at Police College Kaduna Ahmad Abdulrahman – who was generally regarded as the preferred candidate of Bukola Saraki President of the Senate...


A split by any other name

Led by Alhaji Buba Galadima a strong Buhari supporter since 2003 it is said to have the backing of former governor of Kano and now Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara...


Cracks spread in APC alliance

Parallel congresses were also held in Kwara where Senate President Bukola Saraki and Information Minister Lai Mohammed are locked in a battle for supremacy...


Friends with benefits

With luminaries such as Bukola Saraki now Senate President Yakubu Dogara Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as Rabiu Kwankwaso and Olagunsoye Oyinlola the former Governors of Kano and Osun States respectively they formed a powerful faction...


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