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    Guide us where we are wrong, Lawan begs Nigerians

Guide us where we are wrong, Lawan begs Nigerians

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has pleaded with Nigerians to guide the national assembly whenever things are going wrong. Lawan made the plea at a reception where he was honoured alongside Abubakar Aliyu, minister of state for works and housing, in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, on Saturday. He asked Nigerians to continue to support the federal lawmakers and to not hesitate to call [...]

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    You’ll decide fate of ‘hate speech bill’, Lawan tells Nigerians

You’ll decide fate of ‘hate speech bill’, Lawan tells Nigerians

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has asked Nigerians to mobilise against the proposed hate speech bill if they do not want it. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, the senate president said it is up to Nigerians to decide, at the public hearing, if the bill should be passed or not. In November, Sabi Abdullahi senator representing Niger north, sponsored [...]

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    Magu: It’s not yet time to return to base

Magu: It’s not yet time to return to base

BY PHRANK SHAIBU O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men! - William Shakespeare These are indeed perilous times. Indeed, desperate men are in the streets with arms stretched to do evil. These are the days of long knives. And enemies, pretending to be friends are frantically working to pull down the apple carte. The target in [...]

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    Senate wants FG’s 40% share in DisCos sold to foreign investors

Senate wants FG’s 40% share in DisCos sold to foreign investors

The senate has advised the federal government to divest its 40% stake in electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to foreign investors. Senate President Ahmed Lawan gave this advice in Abuja when he received the management team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) led by Usman Mohammed, its managing director. In a statement by the TCN, Lawan said experts in the field should be [...]

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    Lawan: Delay in appointment of ministers won’t affect 2020 budget

Lawan: Delay in appointment of ministers won’t affect 2020 budget

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the delay in appointment of ministers will not affect the presentation of the 2020 budget. Lawan spoke with state house correspondents after a meeting with the president on Wednesday. Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, was also at the meeting. The senate president said budgets are usually prepared by civil servants, adding that if the 2020 [...]

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    Lawan appoints Festus Adedayo as spokesman

Lawan appoints Festus Adedayo as spokesman

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Festus Adedayo as his special adviser on media and publicity. Lawan also appointed Muhammad Aji as chief of staff. In a statement on Tuesday, Betty Okoroh, special adviser to the senate president on administration, said the appointments were made on merit. "The appointments were made based on merit, experience, track record and competency of Aji and Adedayo [...]

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    Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it is clear that either Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, or Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, will succeed him. Saraki spoke during the valedictory session of the 8th senate which held on Thursday. He highlighted the achievements of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and thanked the senators for their support. "Distinguished colleagues, let me thank [...]

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    Gbaja, Bago, Lawan — six contenders, ‘pretenders’ in n’assembly leadership race

Gbaja, Bago, Lawan — six contenders, ‘pretenders’ in n’assembly leadership race

Four days from now, new leaders of the national assembly will emerge after what is expected to be keenly contested elections. Having won 65 of the 109 seats at the upper chamber of the national assembly and over 200 in the lower chamber, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is going into the race with an advantage. But there are signs that [...]

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    Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of reps says it is not against its members working with speakership aspirants of  the All Progressives Congress (APC).  In a statement, Leo Ogor, minority leader of the house, said the decision was taken in the interest of the nation and to ensure that the people's will prevail. He said the PDP is [...]

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    I expect all PDP lawmakers to endorse me, says Lawan on senate presidency

I expect all PDP lawmakers to endorse me, says Lawan on senate presidency

Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, says he expects all senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse him for office of senate president. Lawan was reacting to the support Peter Nwaboshi, a PDP senator, declared for him. Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the senate leader said Nigerians only care about the betterment of their lives and not [...]

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    ICYMI: Rich Nigerians buy judgement, says Lawan

ICYMI: Rich Nigerians buy judgement, says Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, leader of the senate, says some rich people buy judgements to the detriment of poor in Nigeria. Lawan spoke at the upper legislative chamber during a screening on Thursday. The senate leader had moved a motion for the confirmation of Abubakar Musa Sadiq as the president of the FCT customary court of appeal. The senator said the judiciary is meant to [...]

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    CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), led by the Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development (CPALD), say they are in support of Ahmad Lawan’s candidacy for the president of the 9th assembly. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind Lawan, who is the current senate majority leader. The groups, in a statement issued by Joe Mesele, CPALD director, [...]

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    Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, in 2023. Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019. On the possibility of the APC fielding a presidential candidate from [...]

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    APC will do things differently this time, says Lawan on 9th assembly leadership

APC will do things differently this time, says Lawan on 9th assembly leadership

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will do things differently in choosing the leadership of the 9th national assembly. Lawan spoke during an interactive session with reporters in Abuja. He ruled out the possibility of crisis in the APC, noting that the party must have learnt lessons from the "mismanagement of the party’s majority" in the current assembly. Lawan, who [...]

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    Kano senator asks colleagues to elect Lawan as next senate president

Kano senator asks colleagues to elect Lawan as next senate president

Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north, has asked his colleagues to elect Ahmed Lawan, majority leader, as next senate president. In a statement on Thursday, the senator said Lawan is qualified to preside over the next senate being the most experienced lawmaker in the red chamber, having spent 20 years in the national assembly. Jibrin urged the senators to follow established international [...]

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    Is this the next senate president?

Is this the next senate president?

The race for presidency of the 9th senate, to be inaugurated in June, has already started. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has secured 60 of the 95 seats announced so far, with the winners of the 14 remaining seats still being awaited. The top contender for that position of senate president has to be Ahmad Lawan, senator representing Yobe north [...]

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