Tag "Ahmad Lawan"

    PRP: N37bn to renovate n’assembly? APC doesn’t care about the hungry!

PRP: N37bn to renovate n’assembly? APC doesn’t care about the hungry!

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) says the approval of N37 billion for the renovation of the the National Assembly Complex shows the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) does not care about the masses.There has been a nationwide outrage for the N37 billion allocated for renovation of the complex. The money is not part of the N128 billion budget of the federal [...]

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    Buhari, is N37bn largesse to n’assembly reward for being rubber stamp legislature?

Buhari, is N37bn largesse to n’assembly reward for being rubber stamp legislature?

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is one person who has felt the sting of the avarice of the national assembly. At different points, he described the institution in blackened terms. Though the former president may hold a provincial grudge against the legislature for ‘’obvious reasons’’ – the botched third-term agenda -- the institution is just as he has daubed it.On November [...]

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    ‘Initially, it looked impossible’ — Lawan speaks on Jan-Dec budget cycle

‘Initially, it looked impossible’ — Lawan speaks on Jan-Dec budget cycle

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says initially, the January-December budget cycle looked impossible.He said this while speaking with reporters after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2020 appropriation bill into law.The senate president expressed optimism that the government would get the needed revenue to fund the budget."I take this opportunity to thank distinguished members of the National Assembly who committed and engaged [...]

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    Senate to investigate ‘discrimination against Nigerian businesses’ in Ghana

Senate to investigate ‘discrimination against Nigerian businesses’ in Ghana

The senate has asked its committees on foreign affairs, trade and investments to investigate the alleged discrimination of Nigerian businesses in Ghana.In a statement in Abuja, Ezrel Tabiowo, special assistant on press to senate president, said the decision was reached during plenary on Tuesday.Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, had moved the motion on the need to investigate alleged [...]

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    Senate begins work on Buhari’s $30bn loan request

Senate begins work on Buhari’s $30bn loan request

The senate has begun work on the $30 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari.This is coming a day after Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the president's request will be approved.At the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday, the request was referred to the senate committee on local and foreign loans after Yahaya Abdullahi, the senate leader, moved a motion on it."That [...]

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    Lawan: Senate will approve Buhari’s $30bn loan request rejected under Saraki

Lawan: Senate will approve Buhari’s $30bn loan request rejected under Saraki

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will grant a multi-billion dollar loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari.Lawan said this on Monday while speaking with journalists at a luncheon in Abuja. He spoke on the achievements of the ninth senate since its inception in June.The loan request estimated at $29.960 billion was rejected by the senate in 2016 [...]

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    Lawan: Power generation may fall below 4,000MW if urgent action isn’t taken

Lawan: Power generation may fall below 4,000MW if urgent action isn’t taken

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says if nothing is done to address the challenges in the power sector, the 4,000 megawatts the country currently enjoys may "become a challenge".Lawan said this on Monday in Abuja at a roundtable entitled: "Addressing Nigeria’s Power Problems." The event was organised by the senate.The senate president said the privatisation of the country's power sector was [...]

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    Buhari: We’ve made a lot of progress working with this n’assembly

Buhari: We’ve made a lot of progress working with this n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari says a lot of progress has been made working with the current national assembly.Speaking at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Friday, Buhari said the national assembly led by the current senate president has shown "so much commitment" to issues."I was constrained to tell you yesterday (at caucus [...]

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    Before Lawan and our senators do Buhari’s bidding

Before Lawan and our senators do Buhari’s bidding

"Democracy depends on strong institutions and it's about minority rights, checks and balances and freedom of speech." Those are the words of former US President Barack Obama when he visited South Africa in June 2018.Now a quick question. Is the system of government practised today in Nigeria a democracy? I'm not sure how you will answer that but let me [...]

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    Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Lawan: Any request from Buhari will make Nigeria a better place

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says any request that comes from President Muhammadu Buhari will make the country a better place.Lawan said this on Thursday when he received Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), at his office in Abuja.Sagay had appealed to the senate president to ensure that Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and [...]

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    Hate-speech bill: How do we exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s senate? 

Hate-speech bill: How do we exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s senate? 

The senate marshalled by Ahmad Lawan has been convincing in confirming the stereotypes and assumptions about the institution. In July, I wrote about Lawan’s obsequiousness and desperation to please President Buhari whom he described as his ‘’close friend’’.I say again, Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking ‘’rubber-stamp’’ on the senate. Soon after he became senate president, he [...]

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    ‘My signature was forged’ — man denies writing petition against Osun REC nominee

‘My signature was forged’ — man denies writing petition against Osun REC nominee

Abideen Oyegbade, an indigene of Osun state, has denied writing a petition against Olalekan Raheem, a resident electoral commissioner (REC) nominee from the state.When he appeared before the senate committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for screening last week, Raheem was under fire over the petition that he is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He had told the [...]

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    Lawan: N’assembly to pass 2020 budget on Nov 28

Lawan: N’assembly to pass 2020 budget on Nov 28

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will pass the 2020 budget on November 28.Lawan said this on Tuesday shortly after the commencement of legislative business at the senate.The senate president said following the work done by the various committees, a report on the budget proposal is expected to be laid in the upper legislative chamber on November 26."All [...]

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    Lawan: With insecurity, it’s a pipe dream to think investors will come to Nigeria

Lawan: With insecurity, it’s a pipe dream to think investors will come to Nigeria

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says investors will avoid Nigeria if insecurity is not tackled decisively.Speaking on Wednesday, Lawan said there is a collaboration between the national assembly and security agencies to seek ways of finding solutions to the issue of kidnapping and insecurity across the country.He said funding was a major setback in the fight against insecurity, but that the [...]

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    Bill to increase VAT passes second reading — but senators don’t know its details

Bill to increase VAT passes second reading — but senators don’t know its details

A bill seeking to raise value added tax (VAT) to 7.5% from 5% has passed second reading at the senate -- but not without some drama.The federal executive council (FEC) approved an increase in VAT in September.The bill entitled: 'Nigeria tax and fiscal law, 2019', is sponsored by Yahaya Abdullahi, senate majority leader.After Abdullahi moved a motion for the commencement [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Buhari can sign laws anywhere — we have passed Mungo Park era

Oshiomhole: Buhari can sign laws anywhere — we have passed Mungo Park era

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over Nigeria from wherever he is, maintaining that Nigeria has passed the "Mungo Park era".The president is currently on a private visit to the UK.Oshiomhole was speaking on the signing amended deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) act by the president.Buhari signed the [...]

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