What Must Be Done for 'More Prosperous' Nigeria - Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki spoke to AllAfrica during a visit to Washington DC to promote Nigeria's interests. He led a National Assembly delegation that met with members of the U.S. Congress, business leaders and the Council on Foreign Relations. His return to Nigeria has been met with high drama. Control of the senate shifted to the political opposition, when senators defectrd from the governing party, and members of the house also switched allegiences. On the same day, Saraki was given a revived summons on charges of multiple murders of police and civilians and armed robbery of several banks and his house was blockaded by police vehicles. In the exclusive interview, Saraki said the charges, which he denies, are "a distraction" from delivering peace and prosperity to Nigeria's people.  

Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki


The police public relations officer has denied blockading the house of Senate President Bukola Saraki. However, AllAfrica has confirmed that this photo was taken in the street outside his residence in the capital Abuja.


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