Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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    Lawan: This n’assembly won’t fail Buhari

Lawan: This n’assembly won’t fail Buhari

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the ninth national assembly will not fail President Muhammadu Buhari.Ola Awoniyi, special adviser to the senate president, quoted his principal as saying this at a town hall meeting in Gashua, Yobe state, on Tuesday night.The senate president said the national assembly would give Buhari the support needed to take the country to the next level.“We [...]

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    Lawan to presidency: We expect to get 2020 budget by September

Lawan to presidency: We expect to get 2020 budget by September

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is expecting that the 2020 budget proposal will be submitted by September.This, he said, would ensure that the budget is passed before December ends.Speaking at the Katsina Government House after paying a visit to the state governor, Lawan said: "The process would return Nigeria to the annual budget of between January and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lawan leads senators to visit Buhari in Daura

PHOTOS: Lawan leads senators to visit Buhari in Daura

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Friday led a delegation of senators to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina.Among the federal lawmakers in the delegation were: Abdullahi Yahaya, senate leader; Ajayi Borrofice, deputy senate leader; Sabi Abdullahi, deputy whip; Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader; Philip Aduda, minority whip and Sahabi Ya'u, deputy minority whip.Below are some pictures:The senate president and his [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari attends ceremony for defence college graduates

PHOTOS: Buhari attends ceremony for defence college graduates

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday participated at the graduation ceremony of course 27 of the National Defence College in Abuja.Among those present at the ceremony were Ahmad Lawan, senate president; Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; and Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff.Others were Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff; Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff; and Mohammed Adamu, [...]

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    When an umpire becomes a vested party

When an umpire becomes a vested party

BY JOHN IBEKWELet’s play a game. Take a statement issued by Amnesty International, or a story credited to the NGO, strip it of the organization's name and read the story again. The outcome is that one would be left with a head scratching situation. The resulting story from this exercise would give one the impression that the statement or story [...]

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    Buhari and Lawan: Marionette and marionette operator

Buhari and Lawan: Marionette and marionette operator

I always campaign and fight for a healthy and vigorous synergy between the Executive and Legislative arms of government. When this happens, the people benefit immensely for it, but what I detest is the legislative arm of government being filled with marionettes, being controlled by a marionette in the Federal Capital territory. When the Senators of the Federal Republic of [...]

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    Okorocha chairs tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Okorocha chairs tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has reconstituted the standing committees of the upper legislative chamber.Lawan made the announcement on Tuesday before the senate adjourned for its annual recess.While naming chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the various committees, the president of the senate said they were now ready to engage the executive on various issues bordering on governance.Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past deputy [...]

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    The ‘bow and go’ senate of Ahmad Lawan

The ‘bow and go’ senate of Ahmad Lawan

Ahmad Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking ‘’rubber stamp’’ on the senate. Though he had said the senate, which he leads, would not dissolve into the executive as an appendage; his actions have betrayed this gasconade.Soon after he became senate president, Lawan assumed the ‘’volunteer role of unofficial spokesman’’ of President Buhari and saddled himself with ‘’interpreting [...]

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    Lawan: Screening of ministerial nominees begins Wednesday

Lawan: Screening of ministerial nominees begins Wednesday

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the screening of ministerial nominees will commence on Wednesday.Lawan said this after reeling out the list on the floor of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly on Tuesday.The senate president said all other legislative activities would be suspended "for this very important national assignment.""The screening of the ministerial nominees will commence tomorrow morning," [...]

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    Lawan to APC: We don’t need your help with resolving senate issues

Lawan to APC: We don’t need your help with resolving senate issues

Ahmad Lawan, president of the senate, says he will not invite the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to intervene when there is a crisis between him and any senator.Lawan rejected their offer when he received the forum led by Abba Dalori at his office in Abuja on Monday.Dalori, Borno APC chairman, had offered Lawan their role as peacemakers in case [...]

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    Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

The senate has confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communcations Commission (NCC).The upper legislative chamber under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had rejected him.Abubakar (north-east) was confirmed alongside Millionaire Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central) as non-executive commissioners.Also, Abu Galadima was confirmed as NIPSS director-general.The nominees were confirmed after Teslim Folarin, senator representing Oyo central, presented [...]

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    Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

The senate has confirmed Ibrahim Muhammad as chief justice of Nigeria.He was confirmed at plenary on Wednesday.The senate had earlier gone into a closed-door session over his confirmation.The upper legislative chamber went into the session after Abdullahi Abubakar, senate leader, moved a motion for the confirmation of Muhammad.On Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan had asked that copies of Muhammad's curriculum [...]

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    Killing of Nigerians in your country must stop, Lawan tells South Africa

Killing of Nigerians in your country must stop, Lawan tells South Africa

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigeria has had enough of the killing of its citizens in South Africa.Mohammed Isa, his special assistant on media and publicity, quoted Lawan as saying this when he hosted Bobby Moroe, South African commissioner to Nigeria.At least 120 Nigerians have lost their lives to xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the last three years.The most [...]

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    TSA will sanitise our system in Imo, says Ihedioha

TSA will sanitise our system in Imo, says Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says treasury single account (TSA) will sanitise the financial system of the state.Speaking when he hosted traditional rulers in the state, the governor said he had discovered avenues through which resources of the state were looted.“I discovered there were leakages in the revenue accruing to the state government. This was largely due to numerous [...]

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    Lawan: I’m not a rubber stamp… we’ll challenge Buhari’s govt

Lawan: I’m not a rubber stamp… we’ll challenge Buhari’s govt

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he will not be a "rubber stamp" to the executive.Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, quoted the senate president as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians, a group led by Joy Emordi, former senator representing Anambra north.Lawan said it is "laughable" that he is being referred to as "rubber stamp", vowing that the [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll get Buhari’s ministerial list this week

Lawan: We’ll get Buhari’s ministerial list this week

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will be in receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list before the end of the week.Lawan said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday after Albert Bassey, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, raised the issue.Bassey said there is need for Lawan to urge Buhari to send the list since [...]

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