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Bukola Saraki
Bukola Saraki


Abubakar Bukola Saraki has been governor of Kwara State, Nigeria since 29 May 2003. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki was a former vice chairman of Societe Generale Bank.

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Bukola Saraki
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Date of Birth: Dec/19/1962
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Nigeria


His father, Olusola Saraki, is a former senator of Kwara State. His sister, Gbemisola Saraki-Forowa, also holds high political office in Kwara as a senator (Kwara Central district).

Bukola Saraki was born on 19th December 1962. He attended King’s College, Lagos from 1973-1978, and Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, London from 1979-1981 for his High School Certificate. He then studied at the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London from 1982 to 1987, when he obtained his M.B.B.S (London).

He worked as a Medical Officer at Rush Green Hospital, Essex from 1988-1989. He was a Director of Societe Generale Bank (Nig) Ltd from 1990-2000. He was appointed special assistant to the President on Budget in 2000.

Governor of Kwara State

Dr. Bukola Saraki contested and won the gubernatorial election of April 19, 2003 in the State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He ran again in 2007, and won again. Ceremonially, he also serves as a tribal nobleman of high rank in his capacity as the Waziri of the Fula Emirate of Ilorin.

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Author: oniemola
Wed Oct 13 09:29:56 2010

I go into temporary sadness when comentators define Nigeria's political life simply along enthnic or religous divides. Put the leadership and the problems of Nigeria side by side. E.G. corruption: where is the boundary line? North or South? Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba? or the so-called ethnic minorities? Is looting, stealing or pjilfering not crossing social, including gender borders? Are we not witnessing higher scale of democratic looting now than the militocratic stealing of the past.

It looks like Nigeria's main political problem is heinous materialism, that is, acquisition of wealth illegimately by any means, now! now!! now!!! and by leadership… [Read Full Text]

Author: deportedbiafra
Fri Oct 15 17:18:11 2010

I would like to let the world know that one Nigeria option didnt bear any good fruit for 50 years. Nigeria is no longer a nation but nations. There will be three nations to come out of nigeria very soon. The Biafran Liberation organasition <> is on the way to be born.Whenever you think or mention nigeria as a nation,please I beg you,just count the Igbos out,we are Biafrans.short and simple. God bless United States of Biafra

Author: kamolak06
Fri Dec 10 05:21:58 2010

Dear fellow Nigerians,

Iam very disapointed with some Nigerians that crys for war or for Nigeria to be devided, Dear fellow Nigerians Igbos were too much in to each others.The Yoruba,Hausa and Igbos cant do without eachothers. Lets look at the most of investments of Igbos in Lagos alone or in Northern Nigeria the Igbos has a lot to loss than the Yorubas or Hausas. The Yorubas and Hausas are not much in Igbos Land but there are millions of Igbos and their investments in Yoruba, Hausa land. The Igbos can not trade without reaching Lagos,Kano,Kaduna etc. Dear… [Read Full Text]

Author: ebeozor
Sat Dec 18 17:40:37 2010

Sir, you are very right in your analogy of the Ibos standing to loose out the most should anyone try to nurse the idea of dividing the country.. we all know that Nigeria is still trying to recover from the Biafra war. We have to suck it up and find a common ground to work together as a nation. We should start seeing eachother as Nigerians, a nation like USA is great today because they are proud to be called Americans. Not until an Hausa man starts names his child Nduka, a Yoruba man names his child Chiamaka, an Igbo… [Read Full Text]

Author: Beebee
Mon Feb 21 01:07:29 2011

Don't let us wait for God's intervension because it will take time.let do something to slove ur problems.

Author: Beebee
Mon Feb 21 00:44:23 2011

My brother/sisters,Nigeria is pluralistic country,which is blessed is natural resource and great people,but where our problems lies is our polluted mind,if that polluted mind could be clean i.e our currpt rulers not leaders can posses the fear of God Nigeria would a better place to live.God bless NIGERIA!

Author: D.J YAYA
Sun Nov 14 12:07:01 2010

It is indeed unfortunate that out of about 140,000,000 or so,nigeria can only present the like of Gusau,Babangida,Ribadu and co. as presidential candidates.Where is our pride?Where is our conscince?It is clear that my beloved country and it citizenry lack the basic senses of purpose and direction that is required for any meaningful progress.No wonder we look toword these so called leaders that are completely blinded by greed and wickedness for 'leadership'.We're already in trouble and GOD save the soul of the unborn.If I have the means,I would send them[the unborn] a message,that they should change their address, may be to… [Read Full Text]

Author: hmshuwaki
Thu Jan 6 19:45:45 2011

Nigeria and Nigerians need a credible leaders like the most populous honest man like General Muhammad Buhari.Therefore we the youth will not accept any election manipulation called rigging that will destroy the future of our country. Nigerians please vote for the person that will serve our father land with love and strength and faith.

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