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Saraki is #Trending on Twitter & Here’s Why

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Senate President Bukola Saraki is the number one trending topic on Twitter NG at the moment.

He is trending for two (similar) reasons:

Senators on Tuesday had tried to declare him as president of the nation.

Senator Eyinanya Abaribe (Abia South), raised a motion that since President Muhammadu Buhari is on medical leave, and the vice (acting) president Yemi Osinbajo is in Addis Ababa for the African Union (AU) summit, the country has no leader and as such Saraki should be declared president.

Senator Kabiru Marafa, citing the constitution also said, “if the President is not around, the Vice President should act, and if the Vice President is not around, the Senate President, who is the number 3 citizen should become acting President.”

Saraki however interfered and ruled Marafa “out of order”.

The senators had earlier turned down Osinbajo’s letter seeking the confirmation of Lanre Gbajabiamila, as the Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission.

It said that since Osinbajo had earlier reportedly said the Senate had no power to confirm nominees, it is subjecting the letter to deliberations.
The second reason is as a result of a series of tweets from @SaharaReporters’ account over a plot to stop Osinbajo from becoming president.

23 Comments

  1. tracy edward

    July 5, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Jesus is in control. God will by Himself Rule Nigeria with the person He choses. God bless Nigeria, in Jesus Namen Amen.

  2. tracy edward

    July 5, 2017 at 12:34 am

    One thing I have to tell you NIgerians, always say a word of blessing upon Nigeria everyday, because the country belong to you, Stop negativ words, it will not bring us foward. Good words is what we need, so that God will raise Men and women who fear God to Lead us in this Country, so bless Nigeria at all time. This is the only way for Nigeria to be blessed. God Bless Nigeria in Jesus Namen Amen. Love you Naija.

  3. Iya ibeji

    July 5, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Whether Osinbajo or Saraki, the problem of Nigeria is widespread; one man cannot effect the change we want. The only way is for people who want to serve to come out in 2019 as lawmakers, governors and president in all regions and we vote for them making them the majority so they can withstand pressure from the few old corrupt politicians that will be re-elected. If not the attitude of “if you can’t beat them, join them” will continue.
    Where do we find these Nigerians who truly want to serve and say we find them where do they get resources to campaign like parties such as PDP, APC, how do we get people in remote areas who take the word of their traditional rulers as the gospel truth to buy into this agenda, how can we tell them not to sell their future for 5000 and vote for our oppressors despite their poverty since they make up a large portion of voters and we need their votes to get to our desired destination as a people?
    Can we look beyond tribal, religious lines and work towards this goal? We may not get it right across board the first time, but we have to try and keep trying. I sometimes wonder what we did to deserve all that’s happened to us and my neighbour will tell me we all deserve it, I remember asking him if his daughter who’s 9months deserves it because I dont think my children did anything to deserve this fate. I’m beginning to think he’s right about those of us who are adults, why can’t we see what is clearly in front of us.
    Sorry for the long epistle,

  4. Patty boo

    July 5, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Please whoelse gets angry when they get information on nigeria’s politics? Saraki rules them out of order? #scripted#
    I still ask myself how we got to this stage.
    God I KNOW YOU ARE LISTENING PLS CAN WE TASTE GOOD GOVERNANCE BEFORE YOU COME? Atleast make we 2 experience the feeling.

  5. dupsy

    July 5, 2017 at 1:16 am

    These people are playing with deadly fire! They had better just stop all this cabal nonsense and look at the current situation of the country! It is not by fire or force for them to still hold on to power if the writing is plain on the wall! Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb because of our useless and extremely selfish leaders who only think about themselves and their ethnicity! How do you think the country ( Yorubas and Igbos) who voted for Buhari and Osinbajo will be feeling right now? Do you think you can thwart the very visible process of law ( I don’t care if you go to the moon to have your clandestine meetings) in the presence of an already frustrated and visibly angry over 250 million Nigerians? You are playing with fire and I urge all people to pray for our beloved country Nigeria.

    • igbo geh

      July 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Igbos did not vote Buhari oh. It was a yoruba-hausa conspiracy so trust me we won’t feel bad if Saraki becomes president what will actually make us feel bad is if Osibanjo is officiallymade president. Why are you being tribalistic now, is Saraki not a Nigerian? please we are all one Nigeria so Saraki is okay

  6. Wale Vintage

    July 5, 2017 at 2:15 am

    When a person is as ruthlessly greedy as Saraki is death by mob is what often ends the ambition. Saraki wants to do a coup he will be surprised. We know where is family is and who they are…he went from being a grifter to a murderer to a vote rigger to a judicial briber, every evil deed is in his hands now with everything going on in nigeria he wants to take over a democratically elected Prez and vprez after he himself was rigged into the position he is currently is….we will burn down his Ikoyi residences and we the people will take over. This is the very point we will make it all end. He is testing waters, we the people are not stupid we too can calculate ahead. Enough of the bastards we have as senators- death to Saraki, Dino and the rest of the greedy souls pulling us back in Nigeria.

    • FasholasLover

      July 5, 2017 at 7:56 am

      BN Warrior. Can you kill? You had better vote wisely next time. 2019 is not too far away. We may not get it right the next time but, Nigerians must keep trying and with constant education we will get it right someday.

  7. Dhoney

    July 5, 2017 at 3:51 am

    PMB ran away from Jagaban and ended up with Jagbajantis ahahah . If I were PMB, I will prefer to stick with one who has been able to run a state successfully to one who could not only manage a mere bank. The politicians have taken our mumuism to another level. Irrespective of where you come from, we have a common enemy ..POLITICIANs. Until Nogerians are smart enough to know that the politicians are using divide and rule tactics to create problem amongst us, we will continue to have problems. Mention any politicians that do not have any properties in Abuja, Lagos or PH ?… The politicians are united cos they speak the same language…STEALING…and u would expect the masses that speak the same language which is POVERTY to be united but for where?. How many of the politicians have voiced out (both from PDP and APC) that their annual take home is just ridiculous ($2m) ?none I think. And you would see a man with 18k monthly salary running and supporting these crooks. Melanesia has no other source of income and yet he has a collection of exotic cars running to billions of naira and nobody cares to ask questions but to hail him. Naija people una mumuism never do.? SMH

  8. Nv

    July 5, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Wow, pls any Political scientists in the house? Is this constitutionally possible?

  9. Jani

    July 5, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Oh dear, BN comment section has become a magnet for fake pastorian dullardeens? The guttersnipes.

  10. Omoba salemokun

    July 5, 2017 at 7:18 am

    All these jokers will soon find their levels. I hope the sleepy, docile citizens of Nigeria should wake up from slumber and take their country back from the evil cabal. We, as Nigerians have been enslaved by some few idiots,who thinks Nigeria is their plantation, Nigeria belongs to us all please wake up and boot these thieves out

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    July 5, 2017 at 7:59 am

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  12. TEE

    July 5, 2017 at 8:16 am

    If Saraki becomes president ,I will support and sponsor Biafra … that’s the lowest Nigerian existing

  13. Ezinne

    July 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Slowly but surely, it is happenings as my friend said. They are finding a way to impeach Osinbajo and keep power in the north. It’s only about power in the north, it has never been about the people. I see Osinbajo as a great leader, and if he becomes president I see efforts to frustrate his government just like GEJ. I see a Nigeria where things are going awry and only the masses are suffering. This is not a joke, they will try to sideline Osinbajo, but will they succeed? Remember how Saraki became senate president… Like play like play.

    • DIN DIN

      July 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      you sound like a FOOL! Is saraki from the NORTH? ANUMANU!

  14. tell em

    July 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Saraki’s behaviour is really shocking? yo…….. i see why PMB tried to resist him…He (saraki) can compromise to any extent to get what he wants….He hates Osinbajo and would Never want him as president so he will use his northern and islamic connections to oust him .

  15. BEAUTIFUL

    July 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    What are you people complaining about?? I direct this question to the Yorubas .. you people eeh, I have no words for you.. you supported a well known despot, a religious bigot and unrepentant tribalist (nothing noble has ever been credited to his name and very unintelligent ) to become the President of the most populous nation in Africa just to spite the South East and South South … well you haven’t seen anything yet .. and that one up there who is thinking that it looks politically impossible for either Saraki or Atiku to become President, I say hell no you are wrong.. in fact it looked more politically impossible few years back for Buhari to become President.. I maintain that if Buhari can become President, nothing stops anybody including Saraki and Atiku from becoming President!!!!

    • Iya ibeji

      July 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Im Yoruba and i didn’t support nobody. Grow up please! Yorubas who voted for Buhari didnt do it to spite any SS/SE. If you go around with the mind o spiting others, don’t think another tribe sleeps and wake thinking spite SS/SE, you are only projecting your insecurities on others.
      Both Jonathan and Buhari were not it for me, so I didn’t vote but I’m no better than those of who voted for either parties, we are all feeling the pain together. If I could redo, I still wouldnt have voted for JJonathan, so bite me!
      Finally, everybody has a right to vote for whosoever they want, all you can do is get people on your side. The similarity between you and Buhari is you can’t respect people’s choices; he can’t be fair to a group because majority didn’t vote for him and you can’t just let go because things didn’t work out in your favour.

    • Dhoney

      July 7, 2017 at 2:39 am

      Who is this daft and empty headed soul?. So what made GEJ a better president. Stealing was taken to another level during his regime. His wife has over $15m in her accounts, accounts that belong to houseboy sand housemaids. He himself is saddled with corruption case…collected up to $200m from Malabu oil deal. Tell me the source of that money. It’s only in Nigeria that people want to eat their cake and have it. So you think those years of stealing will just pass by like a breeze without any impact on the economy?. Yes APC has not performed well and they will be voted out next election. If you had posted in Igbo language, I would have pardoned your stupidity but to think you have a expo assisted certificate sold you out. Onyiara ..! + mumusco

    • uyai

      July 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

      @beautiful I agree with you. Yorubas havent seen anything yet,I am from Rivers and I bet you if osibanjo dares come out for election in 2019 ,I will personally vote for a northener than a yoruba person. So yes , yoruba has succeeded in dividing the south with their legendary cowardice and betrayal ,so from now on Se/ Ss will only vote for the north if they are contesing with a yoruba person ( a popular belief in the streets not just my opinion). I guess the north has finally gotten what they always want . All this is even if Nigeria hasn’t break up by then

  16. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    July 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Moving a motion to declare Bukola Saraki as the de facto President of Nigeria will certainly be a Constitutional breach. This is another living proof to show that most of our legislators do nor understand or have not read the Nigeria Constitution. The Senate President is the their in position to be President. Firstly, the President Mohamodu Buhari has not been declared dead yet by the republic. So what is all these hullabaloo all about. Secondly, before the President left for his medical treatment in London. Power was transferred appropriately. A piece of advice for you all the naysayers. The only time Bukola Saraki can be made the President is God forbid if both the President and the Vice President happened to die mistiriously. Or both be impeached. Then Bukola Saraki can be President before a new election takes place. For you Bukola Saraki a word of advice for you.””……………………..Dream on. Dream on. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

  17. Tracy Edward

    July 6, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Nigeria Belong to Jesus, it is well with Nigeria. God love Nigeria. The right leader will come either from the south, east north or west, God Almight will by Himself provide a good Leaders for Nigeria in Jesus Namen Amen. All is well with our Nation Amen.

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