Friday, December 7, 2018

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An odyssey to Maihaja’s new NEMA

BY HENRY CHUKWUIn 2015 President Buhari and APC campaigned with the popular mantra “CHANGE”. The word “Change” spoke personally to Nigerians across, implying that it would no longer be business as usual. It is however pertinent to state that while the naïve amongst us sat back and daydreamed of a government that will deliver the Nigeria of their dreams without [...]

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    Senate probes ‘NNPC’s diversion’ of $1bn NLNG dividend

Senate probes ‘NNPC’s diversion’ of $1bn NLNG dividend

The senate has set up an ad hoc committee to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) alleged diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to fund petroleum subsidy.[...]

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    Ndume, Marafa, Lawan clash over probe of $3.5bn ‘subsidy fund’

Ndume, Marafa, Lawan clash over probe of $3.5bn ‘subsidy fund’

Three senators, Ahmed Lawan, Ali Ndume and Kabir Marafa, clashed on Tuesday over an ad hoc committee set up to probe a "$3.5 billion subsidy fund" belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, had sponsored a motion on the need to probe the subsidy recovery fund being "managed by two people".Reacting to the allegation, Ndume said [...]

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    Lawan: Nigerians must not be at receiving end of n’assembly crisis

Lawan: Nigerians must not be at receiving end of n’assembly crisis

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says Nigerians must not be at the receiving end of the ongoing crisis at the national assembly.Addressing state house correspondents after meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Monday, Lawan said interest of politicians must not translate to bad fortune for the citizens.He was speaking on the need for the lawmakers to cut [...]

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    Senate leader visits Osinbajo at Aso Rock

Senate leader visits Osinbajo at Aso Rock

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, are currently in a meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.Lawan, accompanied by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), arrived a few minutes to 2pm.The meeting started immediately Osinbajo stepped into his office.Enang, at the weekend, had appealed for the reconvening of the senate.He said it was not proper for [...]

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    ‘We still have the majority’ — senate leader releases list of 52 APC senators

‘We still have the majority’ — senate leader releases list of 52 APC senators

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still the majority in the upper legislative chamber.He said this in reaction to the defection of 15 senators on Tuesday.Senate President Bukola Saraki had read out a list of lawmakers who defected from the APC to other parties.Among them were senators Rabiu Kwankwaso and Dino Melaye.Speaking with [...]

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    Lawan: Buhari’s impeachment bid laid to rest… US confirmed $496m payment

Lawan: Buhari’s impeachment bid laid to rest… US confirmed $496m payment

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says Donald Trump's confirmation that the US has received $496m from Nigeria for fighter jets has put the issue of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari to rest.Some members of the house of representatives had called for the impeachment of the president for approving the release of $496 million without consulting the national assembly.But Lawan says the [...]

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    Lawan: What Oyegun discussed with APC senators

Lawan: What Oyegun discussed with APC senators

Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, says the meeting between All Progressives Congress (APC) senators and the national working committee (NWC) reviewed happenings in the party across the country.John Oyegun, national chairman of the APC, led a delegation of NWC members to the senate on Wednesday.Speaking with journalists after the three-hour meeting, Lawan said the APC would set up a committee comprising [...]

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    Abaribe: 2018 budget totally fictitious… already dead on arrival

Abaribe: 2018 budget totally fictitious… already dead on arrival

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, says the 2018 budget is "totally fictitious".Abaribe said this at the commencement of the debate on budget at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.The senator said the proposed N8.6 trillion appropriation bill could not be described as a budget of consolidation because "nothing was done" in 2017.He said the assumptions of the budget are [...]

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    You must contest – ‘189 groups’ endorse Buhari for 2019

You must contest – ‘189 groups’ endorse Buhari for 2019

At least 189 groups, which worked for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, have endorsed him for the 2019 election.Abu Ibrahim, leader of the Buhari Support Group (BSG), disclosed this after meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said he led a delegation to Aso Rock to intimate the president on the activities of [...]

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Court judgments were written in the villa under PDP, says senate leader

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says most court judgments were far from fair when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled the federal government.He said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while reacting to the supreme court judgement which affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the PDP.Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the [...]

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    FLASHBACK: On this day in 2015, Saraki ‘dribbled’ APC to become senate president

FLASHBACK: On this day in 2015, Saraki ‘dribbled’ APC to become senate president

On this day, two ripe years ago Bukola Saraki became the president of the eighth senate in a mesmeric but charged atmosphere.The road to Saraki’s emergence as senate president was treacherous. Intrigues and subterranean plots coalesced in the weeks before his “coronation”.After the results of the national assembly election were announced in April 2015, it became lucid that the All [...]

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    Second Abuja airport runway in 2017 budget, says senate leader

Second Abuja airport runway in 2017 budget, says senate leader

Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, has disclosed that the national assembly earmarked funds for the construction of a second Abuja airport runway in the 2017 budget.Lawan told state house correspondents on Friday that the project and some other projects were covered from the difference in the $42.5 oil bench mark proposed by the executive and the $44.5 passed by the legislature.He [...]

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    Oyegun: Removing Ndume was a necessary act

Oyegun: Removing Ndume was a necessary act

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the removal of Ali Ndume as senate leader was a "necessary act" that had to be done to unite the party in the upper legislative chamber.On Tuesday, Bukola Saraki, senate president, announced that Ndume had been replaced as the senate leader with Lawan.Speaking when he received Ahmed Lawan, the [...]

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    Lawan: I had no choice but to accept this new position

Lawan: I had no choice but to accept this new position

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says he had no choice, but to accept his new position because it was his party’s decision.Lawan became senate leader after the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus at the upper legislative chamber removed Ali Ndume.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Lawan promised to make sure that bills and communication from the executive are marketable.“That [...]

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    APC: Lawan’s emergence as senate leader shows we can resolve our problems

APC: Lawan’s emergence as senate leader shows we can resolve our problems

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed delight at the election of Ahmed Lawan as senate leader.Lawan was the favourite of the APC for senate president, but Bukola Saraki outsmarted the party to clinch the position. Afterwards, the party leadership in the upper legislative chamber was plunged into a crisis.To break the impasse, the APC offered Lawan the position of [...]

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