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Sahara Reporters Claims “Saraki is Not Even a Nigerian Citizen” | Accuses Him of Theft

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Controversial publication Sahara Reporters, took to Facebook on Sunday to declare that Senate President, Bukola Saraki is not a Nigerian. The publication also accuses him of theft.

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The photo is captioned Bukola Saraki: The President of the Nigerian Senate Is not Even A Nigerian Citizen.”

Saraki2 Saraki3 Saraki4 Saraki 5In the second post, the above documents are displayed, along with caption “Some police officers found out that Bukola Saraki, who is Nigeria’s Senate President, was a petty thief as of 1990, he was actually charged with theft of N510,000 at Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria. The officers warned in a report that Saraki was about to liquidate the bank by looting it, but no one listened until his siblings, cronies and relatives eventually did.”

56 Comments

  1. ola

    June 28, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Na today?things will surely remain the same until after a revolution by the people……a serious and bloody one,without that believe me we will just continue like this till forever

  2. Lola

    June 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I have said that Sahara reporters are not professionals and of course Nigerians believe every rubbish they print. How can you say someone is not Nigerian because he holds another country’s passport? Smh…*walks on….no longer interested in the fraud allegations.

    • Nuna

      June 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Are u minding the retards. Very silly set of people

    • Pea

      June 29, 2015 at 3:41 am

      Per the Nigerian constitution, you can’t hold a public (president, senate, house) office if you have another citizenship. NOI had to denounce her american citizenship. In most countries, that’s the norm.

    • Jaygirl

      June 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Where in the constitution is this stated?????

    • Really?

      June 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Should we discuss the number of APC governors, commissioners etc with dual citizenship? And please where is it in the constitution?

    • polypoly

      June 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      LOLA – big mouth you could easily search google for the Nigerian constitution before you started mess….smh

      NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION – (pay attention to 66. (1) (a), (d), (h)

      C – Qualifications for Membership of National Assembly and Right of Attendance

      66. (1) No person shall be qualified for election to the Senate or the House of Representatives if:

      (a) subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, has made a declaration of allegiance to such a country;

      (b) under any law in force in any part of Nigeria, he is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind;

      (c) he is under a sentence of death imposed on him by any competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria or a sentence of imprisonment or fine for an offence involving dishonesty or fraud (by whatever name called) or any other offence imposed on him by such a court or tribunal or substituted by a competent authority for any other sentence imposed on him by such a court;

      (d) within a period of less than 10 years before the date of an election to a legislative house, he has been convicted and sentenced for an offence involving dishonesty or he has been found guilty of a contravention of the Code of Conduct;

      (e) he is an undischarged bankrupt, having been adjudged or otherwise declared bankrupt under any law in force in any part of Nigeria;

      (f) he is a person employed in the public service of the Federation or of any State and has not resigned, withdrawn or retired from such employment 30 days before the date of election;

      (g) he is a member of a secret society;

      (h) he has been indicted for embezzlement or fraud by Judicial Commission of Inquiry or an Administrative Panel of Inquiry or a Tribunal set up under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act, a Tribunals of Inquiry Law or any other law by the Federal or State Government which indictment has been accepted by the Federal or State Governments respectively; or.

      (i) he has presented a forged certificate to the Independence National Electoral Commission.

      (2) Where in respect of any person who has been-

      (a) adjudged to be a lunatic;

      (b) declared to be of unsound mind;

      (c) sentenced to death or imprisonment; or

      (d) adjudged or declared bankrupt,

      any appeal against the decision is pending in any court of law in accordance with any law in force in Nigeria, subsection (1) of the section shall not apply during a period beginning from the date when such appeal is lodged and ending on the date when the appeal is finally determined or, as the case may be, the appeal lapses or is abandoned, whichever is earlier.

  3. babajide

    June 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Honestly i wonder why this had never come up until he has issues with his party!

  4. me

    June 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Stupidity…. is he the only citizen with dual citizenship…. I see this Sahara guy his nose is up his ass

  5. Marlvina

    June 28, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    People are just lame! Have they never heard of Dual Citizenship? Msheww!

    • Lara

      June 29, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      They must be dumb ni. Do they know one that if one of your parent is Nigerian, that gives you claim to citizenship. Obama’s father is Kenyan can’t they learn from that?

  6. olu

    June 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Well said lola……because he’s holding another country passport he’s no more a nigerian…pls bella post reasonable things.

  7. FasholasLover

    June 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Bull. Credibility is not a word you mention in d same breath with SR. Na now day break to realise that Bukola Saraki is not a Nigerian. Bukola do d wizards and witches in APC strong thang! I don’t very much care for BS but he is now the SP just like Buhari is the C in C. Let’s move on. Enough with this politics with bitterness.

  8. Hejenn

    June 28, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I think what they’re trying to do is make his position illegal because the constitution forbids a political holder of having dual citizenship. It automatically disqualifies anyone that intends to vie for political office.

    • me

      June 28, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      That’s a lie

  9. or

    June 28, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Tinubu want to turn Sahara reporters against Saraki?
    @ Lola great to hear Sahara reporters is a propaganda media from you! But few months ago it was professional when the went against GEJ?
    The chicken has come home to roost.
    APC against Saraki? Every thing must go in Tinubu way.
    I keep telling my friends that Tinubu himself will sabotage this govt.

    • Lola

      June 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

      @or …my thoughts were simple and articulate enough for anybody to understand…except you….I said “I have said” meaning that has being my position about them. I didn’t care about their propagandas that people like you were swallowing hook line and sinker. You don’t know me so don’t come here and make yourself shine on my account.

    • Khalifa

      June 29, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      And we don’t want to know you. A begi comot for road. Who you be? You no want fight, you com blog? You are unserious.

  10. JTSola

    June 28, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    These Sahara people are just acting like they are not intelligent or worldly. Like they do not know anything about dual citizenship. Its like saying the nigerian who became a mayor in the UK is a fraud because she won the election. I am beginning to get dissapointed with these Sahara guys. There is no objectivity in their reporting. Its as if they are on witch hunch. They are just a bunch of razz people to me at this point – that its like cant take them seriously. Even the Sowore guy, while we were in Unilag was razz and seems to lack international or any type of worldly exposure. I don’t want to take away from how far he has come but for goodness sake, he needs to try and have some finesse. I get money cant buy class but with all that he has done so far, I would have expected a little bit more than the nonsense they are publishing about Saraki. Please focus on the real issues. Saraki though can be crazy is of a different pedigree and unless you understand the TRUE history of where he is coming from and how he got where he is, be carefule what you publish and get your research right…

  11. i no send

    June 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    What does the constitution of nigeria say about members of national assembly and the mare of dual citizenship???

    • Wale

      June 29, 2015 at 3:29 am

      You asked the perfect question…most of the other comments are based on mere emotions. What does the constitution say? His the senate lresident alloqed to hold dual citizenship? If not then he as a lawmaker must honor and pass in the mantle. Saraki has been throwing stones while he knows he himself lives in a glass house. We have to hold everyone, especially our lawmakers and enforcers to a standard. SR’s have never claimed they are journalists. They are citizen reporters almost the same has being a BN or LI. Saraki is a crook, we’ve all always know that, there are still lawsuits hanging over his head. If he was smart he would have at least met his party half way and allowed the junior leadership positions to go to them. Abah! He absolutely doesn’t want to give any concessions and wants his way all the time. But life actually doesn’t work that way-not on a national platform. He is a spoilt greedy over ambitious pedigreed crook. Same cloth bankole comes from. This has nothing to so with Tinubu. Saraki needs to recalculate his strategy or he WILL be crushed. Buhari is a Fulani man. They don’t respond to pressure. They are patient and Buhari will crush Saraki.

    • Wale

      June 29, 2015 at 3:30 am

      Excuse the autocorrect typos

    • Khalifa

      June 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Wale forget the Fulani myth. If Buhari wants to rule, he had better leave Saraki alone. You know when fights start you never know how it will end. Pray dat you do not come across an opponent that wakes you up the next morning asking that you continue from where you stopped last night. A word is enough for the wise.

    • kay

      June 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      U are just one of d very very few sensible people around here.

  12. Reverse

    June 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    BAT and his attack dogs SR are out in full force! So they just discovered this info from their ‘out of the world’ investigative journalism after Sarakis decades in politics? That’s all these ‘changers’ know, vendetta propaganda… So change agents, knock yourselves out! Ringside seat booked… 🙂

  13. Mii

    June 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Tinubu at work……lol, old man go and rest. You are now being chased by your own demon.

  14. IYASE IDOWU

    June 28, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Why are people talking like baby here, u cannot use evil means to archive good deals…… If you guys (Nigerians) really want change, this is where you guys should start, first you guys should demand an investigation into this matter of him not been a Nigeria citizen, 2ndly you should check if Nigeria Law permit dual citizenship then if the law don’t permit this then ask yourself the big question WHY????? Why did he do it, why didn’t he report this on his CV and what is he trying to gain in all this? believe me the answer is not too far from you, I am not APC nor PDP or even leaving in Nigeria. what i am trying to say is, I don’t belong to any political part. but i am writing this for people to understand that for true change to come we must believe in the rule of law and to SR and the investigative reporter that did this, CHEERS

    • Peyton

      June 29, 2015 at 12:54 am

      Oh we knew all about Saraki nothing new here. But change agents were drunk with hypocrisy they could not see. I would have praised Sahara reporters but if Saraki had not emerged senate president and had a rift with Tinubu. This will not be news. Hypocrisy stinks hypocrisy is the mantra of Apc. The courts have decided on this issue you should do well to read up on A jo m obi ‘ s case he has dual citizenship too. And the law does not frown on this. So this is another move by Tinubu to get Saraki out. I don’t care for Apc or Tinubu or Saraki. I despise hypocrisy.

    • Warizdiz

      June 29, 2015 at 2:10 am

      Shat app my friend. Half of those in the senate, house of rep, almost all Nigerian elite even Tinubu all have dual citizenship. Na today? If we are asking for confirmation of Saraki’s citizenship at this point, then there is a PROBLEM. Saraki, two term Governor, Second term senator and we just realize he is not Nigerian? Just like the silly Buhari certificate issue. SR#CHANGE!

      This na Shugaba style. ( if u don’t understand the Shugaba story then, l can’t help you) Politics of bitterness. Tinubu will be the ruin of this govt. Drug head, Cocaine dealer alias bobo Chicago.

    • Larry

      June 29, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Every animal always has a piece of shit in it’s anus. If they lay a damning allegation, the will need something more concrete. Nigerians are immune to such pedestrian moves. Majority of the reactions have proven this! Say something more catchy.

  15. Okechukwu Ofili

    June 28, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    When Saraki was obeying APC+Tinubu he was a Nigerian Hero. The moment he stopped obeying he became a British Rogue! #SameShitDifferentToilet

  16. Tope

    June 28, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    You are lame, a senator is not allowed to hold a dual citizenship, how can he be a citizen of another country yet make laws for nigeria #compromise

  17. mywifeisfiiiiiiine

    June 28, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Buhari did not submit his WASC certificate, yet Nigerians chose him as president. Sahara reporters praised him to high heavens and his certificate was a non issue; Bukola Saraki as one of the PDP rebels was an agent of change; and a patriotic Nigerian. Today he is no longer a Nigerian, Sowore is a useless man and he will get what is coming to him if he keeps this up.

    • FasholasLover

      June 29, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      You mind them? At the time, They even said if Buhari presented NEPA bill as certificate, it was acceptable. Now this? I hope Buhari is wise enough to know that not all battles are worth fighting.

  18. Jamce

    June 29, 2015 at 12:09 am

    @IYASE IDOWU, why did APC not verify his citizenship status before admitting Saraki to APC and fielding him as Senatorial candidate? What of Tinubu’s “CHICAGO” and his U..S. drug case which he settled?. Where is BUHARI’s School Certificate? Was BUKOLA SARAKI convicted of the crime of theft. CHANGE should start from Tinubu being honest and accept that SARAKI has played him “SUPERIOR POLITICS” (per Okadigbo to OBJ). He should accept that the younger SARAKI outmanoeuvred, outsmarted and demystified him, ASIWAJU. TINUBU, the Jagaban jaguda. We are having a very good laff at the drama.

  19. OKON UDO EFFIONG

    June 29, 2015 at 12:12 am

    SARAKI WILL SURVIVE BECAUSE LOOTERS LIKE GODSWILL AKPABIO WILL DO EVERYTHING INCLUDING RITUAL KILLINGS TO SUSTAIN HIM IN POWER

    • Young and Confused

      June 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

      I don’t understand the relationship.. Kindly illuminate me,

  20. Adebayo

    June 29, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I learnt Sraki is a Malien. Nice, being born and bread in Nigeria qualifies him Nigeria citizenship; but his fraudulent way of wining in the senate has proved him a true malien. They are known for fraud and not telling the truth.

  21. Gbande j shiekuma

    June 29, 2015 at 12:17 am

    this is very funny,i believe since the innocent Dr sarki was Born here in Nigeria, and he lived here ,by constutionanal means of citizenship by birth equaly qualifies him to be a citizen of Nigeria,sorry to say this but if saharah reporters should become so low to accept an image tanishing contract like this then its a pity,i believe every body involve in the Apc as a political party has a past, apart from saint tinubu who did nothing to drug trafficking in chicago and was deported back to Nigeria, who also claimed to study in chicago bt lies,if all this heat doesnt calm you should be held resposible Mr tinubu, yes we all knw you claim you have nothing to loose bt,you can only send people and No longer yourself ,you just went ahead to show us here boldly that you are a liar,mr tinubu,Sarki has a future he is better than you already,i now understand that the old man has loosed interest abt the hausas , saharah repoters of false hood,you people will soon tell us Mr president is from Niger, and Tinubu was a druggadist in chicago, politics of uniformity is killing the countries democracy,if we truely need change. instead of baseless accusations ,rather we should all sagaciously behave ourselves for the interest of the nation .

  22. Pretty girl

    June 29, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Nigerian journalist they don’t do their resarche before they publishe anything. And these Sahara reporters are just something else until someone sues them their eye go open.

  23. GOK

    June 29, 2015 at 2:04 am

    He who is coming to equity must come with clean hands. Saraki should know that they will go after him!

    • GOK

      June 29, 2015 at 2:08 am

      With his scheming game at the national assembly he should expect that he will pay the price darely. ..

  24. babygiwa

    June 29, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Iyase Idowu, you are a learner. Cheers!

  25. Oluchi

    June 29, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Actually, I’ve read the portion of the constitution that outlines the eligibility criteria for members of the national assembly. Dual citizenship is not allowed. Just to clarify.

  26. Wait-O

    June 29, 2015 at 4:16 am

    So, the head of Nigeria’s Legislative Arm of Government hold a British Passport!? Hmm, even if the Nigerian law permits such, common sense will call such situation a conflict of interest. So the man who seats at at apex of Nigeria’s Law making process he has the freedom to escape to another country, out of the reach of the Nigerian Authority, if anything was to go wrong!? Some might argue that the British Authorities will try him if he is found wanting of any crimes in Nigeria. Honestly, do you reaally want to take your chance with that. This Nigeria eh, na real Tales by Moonlight. If I wasnt Nigerian and someone told me this thing happens in some countries i will call the person a liar. Na Wa!

  27. Tayo

    June 29, 2015 at 7:58 am

    But that passport copy looks fake to me, the “Olubukola” name has a Y, instead of U, what if the passport copy is a fake?…what if all this docs are fake?…..even the passport number gives different bio data with completely different names when verified with U.K’s background verification tool, …confused!

  28. Consumery

    June 29, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Now that SR and its sender have finally exposed SARAKI, I think it is time the Senate impeach SARAKI and let Ekweremadu take over just like GEJ took charge from Yaradua. As far as Nigerians are concerned, SARAKI was elected constitutionally, we can now impeach him likewise.

    For the Juduciary arm, the Political Party that presented such a CROOK, CRIMINAL must be sanctioned, investigated and if possible INEC should disband or delete the party for producing such and being a CRIMINAL’s DEN.

    I RISE !!! COURT !!!
    I-Remain-Naija-For-Life.

  29. David Akharume

    June 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Guys, whether we like it or not, there is no substitute for the truth. You might not agree with the motives of SR but if it is proven that the Senate President has dual citizenship, then we have a problem. The Nigeria constitution is very clear about eligibility to be members of the National Assembly. It does not permit dual citizenship. We cannot have en the desired change if we allow our emotions to cloud our sense of reasoning. SR is acting as a whistle blower, which should be encouraged in Nigeria. It is now left to us as a people to investigate and act appropriately. We all have a role to play in the change process. Let’s encourage more whistle blowers to provide useful information for us to work on Instead of condenming them.

  30. jwezee

    June 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

    It’s a simple matter if APC r saying Saraki is not Nigerian because he has dual citizenship then all Oga Senate President has to do is recall his British citizenship…otan! Which he can get bac at anytime..NEXT

    • FasholasLover

      June 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you jare. What does he need British citizenship for at this age? His wife is British and their children too. Nothing do Saraki l beg. He can renounce British citizenship anytime and get it back anytime. Period.

  31. Zeal

    June 29, 2015 at 11:27 am

    It is possible, after all Nigerians don’t check the caliber of people who illegally come into the country. I even heard he is not from Kwara State sef. They had better investigate this thing o asap. But this country sha, SMH

  32. jamce

    June 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Those who are questioning the dual citizenship of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, should go and examine the provisions of Sections 28, 65 and 66 of the 1999 Constitution very well before they go gotcha. Section 28(1) exempts a Nigerian citizen “by birth” from forfeiture of his Nigerian citizenship on the basis of dual citizenship. Section 65 refers to qualifications of Nigerian citizens generally (whether by birth, by registration or by naturalization). Section 66(1)(a) on disqualification from the senate on grounds of dual citizenship makes it subject to the provisions of Section 28 of the Constitution.

    Thus, if Section 28 exempts “citizens by birth” from forfeiture of Nigerian citizenship of grounds of dual citizenship, it stands to reason, and logically too, that Nigerian citizens by birth cannot be disqualified from being senators. It is only citizens by registration or by naturalization that are affected by that provision of section 66(1)(a) because they are truly foreigners who do not have natural root or ties to the Nigerian nation.

    For the avoidance of doubt, Section 28(1) states that “Subject to the other provisions of this section, a person shall forfeit forthwith his Nigerian citizenship if, NOT BEING A CITIZEN OF NIGERIA BY BIRTH, he acquires, or retains the citizenship or nationality of a country, other than Nigeria, of which he is not a citizen by birth.” See Section 25(1) of Citizenship by Birth.

    Tinubu and his propaganda dogs should look for something else to do with their time. Better still go and hug the nearest transformer. Bukola Saraki is here to stay as Senate President and Tinubu is a dying political power brand.

  33. fikayomi

    June 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    This is absolute unprofessional journalism. Ever heard of ‘dual citizenship’? This is the lowest blow SR have ever done. I’m disappointed.
    Moving on to better things….

  34. makop masok

    June 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    lts not about citizenship or not, but saraki and his co travellers are out to derail PMB from given Nigerians the needed change we have yearn for. I am pretty sure they will fail woefully, because he cannot gang up with people that milk the country dry to punish Nigerians again, so that they will say PMB fail. PDP! Your plans have fail.

  35. Jamce

    June 30, 2015 at 3:40 am

    @makop masok, so the likes of Tinubu, George Akume and Lawan did not milk the country dry? Where is your reasoning faculty?

  36. victor

    June 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

    i hate SR. They are a political party’s instrument of mischeif. Big fat lairs.

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