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Uwajumogu was an advocate of unity – Lawan

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Friday, said Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu until his death, was a detribalised Nigerian who believed strongly in unity among majority and minority ethnic groups in Nigeria. Lawan, while describing the lawmaker, who represented Imo North Senatorial District, as a nationalist figure, said Nigeria would miss Uwajumogu for his contributions to good governance. The Senate President Read More

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Happening Now: Senators grill Police IG over insecurity

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

In line with the resolution of the Senate last week Wednesday, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu , is currently before the upper legislative chamber where he is being grilled on the worsening security situation in the country. The Senate had in it’s resolution on Wednesday last week, summoned the Police boss to appear before it for detailed explanation Read More

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Happenning Now: Senate President, Speaker in villa, meet Buhari over insecurity

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, are currently at the Presidential Villa, and are meeting President Muhammadu Buhari. The details of the meeting are not yet disclosed, but feelers have it that the essence of their meeting is connected to killings and insecurity in the country. Details loading…

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Governor Bello congratulates Lawan at 61

January 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has sent his hearty felicitations to the President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan on the occasion of his 61st birthday. In a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor,  Onogwu Muhammed, and made available to news men in Lokoja Sunday ,  the governor described Senator Lawan as a “beacon Read More

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Fire guts Mark’s Benue residence

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

The residence of former Senate President David Mark in Otukpo, Benie state, was Thursday gutted by fire. Sources said the inferno was caused by fire from a nearby bush bordering the fence of the lawmaker’s residence, burning the two ambulance vehicles as well as over 15 motorcycles within the premises. Efforts by some domestic staff to put out the fire Read More

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Lawan pledges non-partisan leadership

December 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, has pledged to run non-partisan leadership in the National Assembly. Speaking at the ‘Grand Reception’ ceremony in his honour and Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, Lawan said the leadership of the National Assembly was determined to ensure party affiliation does not come between  them and national interest. Read More

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Nigeria’s economy’ll witness significant boost next year –Lawan

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the passage of the 2020 Budget by the National Assembly and its prompt assent by President Muhammadu Buhari would have significant impact on the country’s economy starting from January next year. Lawan stated this Friday shortly after the Senate passed a N278.3 billion budget for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Read More

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Eid-el- Maulud: Senate President Lawan Preaches love, peace and tolerance among Nigerians

November 9, 2019 Editor 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Muslim faithful on the commemoration of this year’s Eid-El-Maulud. Lawan in a goodwill message issued Saturday in Abuja, urged Muslims  and Nigerians in general,  to imbibe the virtues of peace, tolerance, justice and love for one another as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad. Lawan said the birthday of the Holy Prophet should be Read More

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Breaking: Fresh trouble for Saraki as Court orders forfeiture of his Lagos properties

October 21, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, Monday ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the Federal Government. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in an ex parte application filed by the Commission’s Lawyer Nnaemeka Read More

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Breaking – $9.6bn Judgement: Senate summons AGF, others

September 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate Tuesday summoned the Attorney – General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and other relevant government officials for explanations on the $9.6bn court judgement against Nigeria in London in favour of P&ID firm. Senate’s action in this respect, was sequel to a notion moved to that effect by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele ( APC Ekiti Central ). Details loading…

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NASS ready to work for Nigerians – Lawan

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said, with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the 9th National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians. Lawan spoke to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly on his return from pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the early hours of Thursday. “The ninth Read More

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Eid- el- Kabir: Lawan felicitates with Nigerians, calls for commitment on nation building

August 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir . Lawan in a Sallah message released Saturday, by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, also congratulated all Muslims who have joined their brothers and sisters from across the world in participating in the rites of the Hajj in Read More

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Killing of 118 Nigerians in S/Africa unacceptable – Senate President

July 15, 2019 Editor 0

Barely five days after condemning the wanton killings of Nigerians resident in South Africa and warning that “enough is enough”, the Senate, Monday, reiterated its position to South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Bobby Moroe. Moroe had led a delegation of South African diplomats in Nigeria to brief the Senate leadership on his government’s investigations to unravel the causes of the xenophobic Read More

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I’m not executive rubber stamp – Senate President

July 12, 2019 Editor 0

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable.” Lawan made this known in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, when addressing a group, Women Parliamentarians, led by Senator Joy Emordi in Abuja. He noted that his belief in Read More

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Breaking: Buhari writes Senate, wants Tanko confirmed as substantive CJN, approval for appointment of 15 SA’s

July 11, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate, request for confirmation of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) , Justice Mohammed Tanko as substantive CJN.  The President in another request, also sought approval for appointment of 15 Special Advisers . In separate letters written and read on the floor of the Senate Thursday, by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Read More

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Breaking: Buhari’s ministerial list out before weekend – Senate

July 10, 2019 Editor 0

Much expected ministerial nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation by the Senate will be made this week, said the President of the  Senate, Ahmad Lawan. Senator Lawan stated this in his remarks to a motion moved to that effect by Senator Albert Bassey Akpan ( PDP Akwa Ibom North East). Senator Akpan had in the motion anchored on order 43 Read More

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Updated: Senate gets Principal officers

July 2, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate Tuesday completed composition of its leadership positions with announcement of eight principal officers by both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Announcing the composition from caucuses of the two parties before plenary, the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said as stated in a letter forwarded to that effect, the APC caucus Read More