Senate to inaugurate committees today – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that all standing committees of the upper chamber will be inaugurated today, Wednesday. Lawan, who made this known at the resumption of the plenary session of the Senate, explained that the decision to inaugurate the committees was taken by the senators during a closed-door session, which lasted for an hour. He said: “The Senate, in a closed session, deliberated on issues bordering on the Senate and National Assembly in general. The Senate also resolved to inaugurate its committees on Wednesday in…

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

The Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday, said that delay in the submission of the ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari for screening won’t affect the National Assembly from giving Appropriation bill expeditious passage. According to him, returning the national Budget’s fiscal cycle to January to December will be possible if the proposal gets to the National Assembly by September. He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. He said “I…

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Stop tagging me as rubber stamp Senate President – Lawan urges Nigerians

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 Senate under him would challenge the government of President Muhammadu Buhari but “in a decent manner.” “There is no time that I will ever be a rubber stamp,”…

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PDP sets up committee to investigate why its lawmakers voted for Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up an investigative committee to investigate the voting pattern of its lawmakers during the 9th National Assembly leadership election in June. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, who inaugurated the committee on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the committee had three weeks to submit its report. Mr Secondus, represented by the party’s Deputy National Secretary (South), Yomi Akinwonmi, said that the 10-member committee would be chaired by a former senator, Adolphus Wabara. Other members of the committee include Wale Oladipo as Secretary, Ben…

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9th National Assembly: APC North Central Governors endorse Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and party state chairmen from the North-central geo-political zone on Thursday endorsed the two candidates of the party for the leadership positions of the 9th National Assembly. According to a statement by Mark Longen, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Media and Publicity, the governor disclosed while addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting of stakeholders in Asokoro, Abuja. Mr Lalong said: “a meeting of governors and the party chairmen from North Central today resolved to go along with the decision…

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9TH N’Assembly leadership: Why we dumped Lawan for Ndume – Northern youths

• I’ll work with PDP Senators – Lawan • APC group demands neutral candidate • As North Central lobbies for Speaker • Party chieftain asks APC to respect independence of legislature Group under the auspices of Northern Youths Coalition NYC have kicked against the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan, who is currently gunning for the office of Senate President, saying he lacked the capacity to lead the 9th National Assembly. In a press statement signed by spokesperson of the group, Comrade Mukthar Muhammad and issued to newsmen in Kaduna ,…

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Lawan, Gbajabiamila: Senators, Reps tackle Tinubu’s plot to takeover ninth assembly

… As Remi Tinubu, Orji Kalu, Omo Agege battle for deputy senate president The ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated in June but already the battle for the principal offices in the Senate and House of Representatives is gradually becoming intense. Lawmakers elected into the Senate and the House of Representatives, according to sources, have in the wake of Monday’s adoption of Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan and the House of Representatives Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, suspect a complete takeover of the forthcoming Ninth National Assembly by the National Leader…

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Senate Presidency: Another Crisis Looms in APC as Ndume Kicks against Lawan’s Endorsement

“We were surprised on Monday when national chairman of our party told us a decision had been taken to adopt Ahmad Lawan as candidate from the North-east for the position of the President of the Senate. The way the leadership of the National Assembly should emerge is clearly stated. Anything contrary to that means it is illegal and it can’t stand… In 1999, Evan Ewerem was imposed. He didn’t last. Wabara was also imposed. It didn’t last. After that, the PDP we have accused of impunity didn’t do this” –…

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