Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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    Senate shuts down for two weeks over coronavirus

Senate shuts down for two weeks over coronavirus

The senate has adjourned plenary for two weeks over the coronavirus pandemic. The country has so far recorded 40 cases and one death. Speaking after a one-hour closed-door session on Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the senate would be on hand to attend to any urgent matter. Lawan said citizens should adhere to the guidelines put in place by the Nigeria Centre [...]

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    Lawan: Nigerian leaders need prayers to perform well

Lawan: Nigerian leaders need prayers to perform well

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigerian leaders need prayers to discharge their duties. Lawan said this on Monday while speaking at a mass held for the late Ignatius Longjan, senator representing Plateau south. Longjan died in Abuja in February. He was 75. Speaking during the mass, Lawan said the country needs prayer because "we need to have a very peaceful, secured and safe [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked. Lawan said this on Thursday while speaking on a motion sponsored by Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno. The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone. But some senators [...]

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    Lawan to MDAs: We’ll take action if you fail to submit audit reports

Lawan to MDAs: We’ll take action if you fail to submit audit reports

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will take action against ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that fail to submit their audit reports. Lawan said this on the floor of the upper legislative chamber after the budget of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) was passed on Tuesday. The sum of N238 billion was passed as the customs' budget for 2020. While [...]

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    Opinions are divided on service chiefs, says Gbaja after meeting with Buhari

Opinions are divided on service chiefs, says Gbaja after meeting with Buhari

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says opinions are divided on the continuous stay of service chiefs in office despite rising insecurity. The speaker said this on Monday after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Gbajabiamila said during the meeting, the president opened up about the challenges associated with insecurity. "The question of security is uppermost in his [...]

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    Insecurity: Abaribe asks Buhari to resign

Insecurity: Abaribe asks Buhari to resign

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the spate of insecurity in the country. The minority leader said this in reaction to a statement credited to the president where he expressed surprise over the country's insecurity. Abaribe, while contributing to a debate on a motion on the country's insecurity, said those in charge of the country's [...]

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    We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will "vigorously" pursue the implementation of community policing. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address to welcome back his colleagues from a six-week recess. The senate president said community policing could tackle the growing spate of killings and kidnappings across Nigeria. "The senate is going to pursue the implementation of community policing vigorously. To [...]

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    Buhari writes senate, says NDDC interim management will remain till after audit

Buhari writes senate, says NDDC interim management will remain till after audit

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially communicated his decision on the interim management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the senate. In December, the president in a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, said the interim management would remain until the forensic audit of the commission is completed. Buhari had said when the audit is completed, the NDDC board would [...]

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    Lawan: Nigeria’s security has deteriorated, loss of lives unacceptable

Lawan: Nigeria’s security has deteriorated, loss of lives unacceptable

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the country's security has deteriorated. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address of welcome on the floor of the senate. While stating the effect of insecurity on the economy, the senate president said the continuous loss of lives is unacceptable. He said there is a need for the senate "to speedily seek for solutions to fix the [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Lawan: We’ll pass PIB before end of year

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is working towards passing the petroleum industry bill (PIB) before the end of the year. He said this while speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday. "Whatever the mystery, we are determined to pass the PIB before the end of this year by the grace of God. The PIB is so important because until you [...]

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    Lawan: We won’t be silent if Buhari’s govt breaches the rules

Lawan: We won’t be silent if Buhari’s govt breaches the rules

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says it is mischievous to describe the national assembly as a rubber stamp legislature. Lawan said this when some of his supporters welcomed him at the Jigawa airport after a three-week "private visit" abroad. The senate president said the current assembly is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of Nigerians, adding that the lawmakers would insist [...]

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    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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