Lawan felicitates Yobe gov Buni @55

November 18, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, on his 55th birthday. Lawan, in a statement released in Abuja Friday, applauded Governor Buni for “living a life of service for his people and for promoting good governance in his state.” “It is with utmost pleasure that I congratulate my friend and brother, Read More

The Constitution, Electoral Act 2022, Lawn, Akpabio, Falana, INEC and next year’s elections

October 24, 2022 Mohammed Haruna 0

The trigger for this rather longish article is the controversy that has surrounded recent party primaries for candidates for next year’s two-part general election which will begin with those of the president and members of the National Assembly on February 25, 2023, and end with those of state governors and members of state Houses of Assembly two weeks later, i.e., Read More

Lawan bags Parliamentary Excellence award

October 21, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, was on Friday conferred with the “Distinguished Award for Parliamentary Excellence.” President Muhammadu Buhari presented the award to him at the Nigeria Excellence Award in Public Service (NEAPS) ceremony held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, was also conferred with the Distinguished Award Read More

Court verdict: End of the road for Senate President, Lawan?

October 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Chances of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, returning to the red chamber may have been closed by the court verdict upholding Bashir Sheriff Machina as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District. Is this the end to the road for the lawmaker’s political journey? KEHINDE OSASONA asks. The legislature is one of the tripods on which Read More

[email protected] 62: Lawan urges Nigerians to remain resolute in defence of national unity

September 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to remain resolute in the defence of national unity and promote fairness, justice and peace. In his message to Nigerians on the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary, Lawan said the National Assembly would “continue to work for good governance and to strengthen our bond as a nation.” The message read in Read More

NASS renovation’ll affect Buhari’s physical presentation of 2023 Budget – Lawan

September 16, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

Presentation of the proposed N19.76 trillion 2023 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly next month “is not certain due to the on-going renovation of Hollow Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives.” The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this to journalists Friday in Abuja after inspecting Room 022 being put Read More

2023: Senate President’s rival debunks withdrawal from senatorial race

September 5, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Yobe state Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bashir Machina, has debunked notice of withdrawal from the senatorial race. A letter obtained by Blueprint, allegedly written by Machina and addressed to the APC National Chairman reads in part, “I write to notify you of my resignation from the All Progressive Congress and my withdrawal from the Yobe North Read More

Lawan felicitates Boss Mustapha @66

September 3, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his felicitations to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on the occasion of his 66th birthday. Lawan in the felicitation signed by his Special Adviser on Media , Ola Awoniyi, described the SGF as an erudite lawyer, public administrator par excellence and amiable politician. “I share Read More

Lawan celebrates with Yobe State @31

August 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, sent his felicitations to the government and people of Yobe state on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the creation of the state. Lawan in a personally signed statement, acknowledged the contributions of the past and present leaders to the development of the state and urged the people to continue to promote Read More

Lawan felicitates with Abdullahi Adamu @76

July 22, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, on the occasion of his 76th birthday. Abdullahi Adamu, who was born on July 23, 1946 , clocks 76 Saturday. Lawan in a statement in Abuja Friday joined Senator Adamu’s family, friends, political associates and members of APC in Read More

Don’t cease to pray for Nigeria, Lawan charges faithful

July 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has urged Nigerians, especially the Muslims, not to cease praying for Nigeria or waver in their belief that the purpose of Allah shall prevail for the country. He made the call in his Eid el-Kabir message to the Muslims. He assured Nigerians that the Ninth National Assembly would continue to work assiduously and collaborate Read More

Gbajabiamila a worthy ally in service to the nation – Lawan

June 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Lawan, in a congratulatory message, noted his smooth working relationship with Gbajabiamila, describing him as “a worthy ally in the service to the nation.” The message read, “I join the family, friends and political associates Read More

Senator Lawan’s 7th term bid

June 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

To begin with, the seventh term bid of Senate President Ahmad Lawan for the National Assembly should and or must follow the due process of law. As the third citizen in the land and a lawmaker, he must make sure that due process is followed. Anything short of due process will make one fault his bid. As politicians, both Senator Read More

Lawan and the last cake, Machina and auguries of success

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Between a clear vision and muddled thinking, when someone points fingers at you, no matter how fierce he is, you too, point your fingers at him with sure-footedness. This is not a tug-of-war, it’s an open play. In the just concluded presidential primaries there was speculation on the fate of Senate President Ahmed lawan. After being outclassed in the presidential Read More

Lawan condemns massacre of worshippers in Ondo church

June 7, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the heinous killings of worshippers by terrorists Sunday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state. Lawan described the callous attack on innocent worshippers as shocking and reprehensible. “My heart goes out to the families of the victims, the government and entire people of Ondo state. “This incident should be painstakingly Read More

NASS determined to enhance efficiency in Judiciary – Lawan

May 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable it discharge it’s mandate. Lawan who stated this in Abuja on Monday at a capacity building workshop organised for Judges and Justices by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the federal lawmakers were determined Read More

2023 presidency: Lawan promises knowledge-based economy

May 20, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

President of the Senate and presidential aspirant Ahmad Lawan has said he would ensure a knowledge-based economy to push the country into achieving its full potential and unemployment a thing of the past. Senator Lawan, who is seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this in Calabar on Friday while addressing delegates. He said, “We need a Read More

Lawan celebrates Osinbajo @65

March 7, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of his 65th birthday on Tuesday. Lawan in a congratulatory message in Abuja Monday, joined compatriots across the country to offer best wishes to the Vice President. According to him, it is a thing of joy for the Vice President to be marking the day in Read More

Let’s keep faith in Nigeria – Lawan, Southern senators

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

In separate messages to Nigerians for the new year, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Southern senators have urged Nigerians to keep faith in the Nigerian project as the “challenging phase will be a thing of the past.” Lawan in a statement said though 2021 was challenging for people all over the world, “it is praiseworthy that beyond Read More

Budget padding: CSOs want Sen. Jibrin sacked as committee chair

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Some civil society organisations Thursday, called on Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, to sack the chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin. The groups, Guidance of Democracy and Development Initiative (GDDI) and Partners for Legislative Agenda in Nigeria (PLAN), stated that he cannot remain the chairman of the committee in the face of the on his involvement in budget Read More

NASS budget office must be strengthened for efficiency – Lawan

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said efforts must be made to strengthen the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO) to ensure efficiency in the discharge of its functions. Lawan stated this Wednesday after a bill seeking to provide for the establishment of the National Assembly Budget and Research Office scaled second reading during plenary. He said such Read More

Lawan commissions’ hospital named after Buhari in Gashua

November 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Saturday commissioned a 120-bed capacity Mother and Child Hospital named after President Muhammadu Buhari. The health facility which was facilitated by the Senate President was constructed by the federal government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals(OSSAP-SDGs) and located in Gashua, Yobe North Senatorial District Read More

Argungu emirate honours Lawan with Ganuwan Kabi Nov 5

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera and the Argungu Emirate Council, Kebbi state will on Friday, November 5, honour President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with the Ganuwan Kabi traditional title. Lawan will be honoured with the Defender of Kabi Kingdom as part of the activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the emir’s coronation. Leader of the Read More