Senate President Bukola Saraki has pleaded not guilty to the amended 18-count charges brought against him by the federal government before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
The Nigerian Senate has expressed worry over the refusal of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sign four bills passed by the National Assembly into law.
The leadership of the National assembly, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are billed to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London where the President is currently observing a medical vacation.
A three-day joint public hearing into the 2017 budget proposal began on Monday at the National Assembly to further scrutinize the document which was presented to the lawmakers by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.
The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal has stalled following the filing of amended charges against him by the Federal Government.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that government was totally to blame for the failure of the Nigerian power sector, despite the enormous resources committed to it in the last 14 years, stressing that the government must get it right this time around.
The Senate has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for deploying Nigerian troops to the Gambia without first seeking and obtaining the approval of the National Assembly.
The trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has been adjourned to January 17 to afford the prosecution enough time to assemble its witnesses.
A letter announcing Ndume’s removal as Senate’s majority leader was read out during plenary on Tuesday by Senate President Bukola Saraki as the lawmakers’ resume sitting following the Christmas and New Year recess.
President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated that he will present the 2017 budget before the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 14.