9th NASS leadership: Lawan becomes Senate President as Gbajabiamila emerges House Speaker

• Omo-Agege succeeds Ekweremadu as deputy Senate President • Idris Wase emerges deputy Speaker unopposed • APC shouldn’t see my contesting against Lawan as rebellion – Ndume • Why I contested to be Deputy Senate President again – Ekweremadu • Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others can always count on my support – Dogara Ahmed Lawan, the All Progressives Congress (APC), preferred candidate, has been elected the President of the Nigerian Senate, and Chairman of the 9th National Assembly. Lawan defeated the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), adopted candidate Ali Ndume, also of the…

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Ninth Assembly: Imposition of presiding officers won’t work – Dogara

Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said the leadership of the ninth National Assembly should be allowed to emerge from elected parliamentarians. Dogara said that any leadership that is forced on the National Assembly will fail. The Speaker spoke in Abuja at the ongoing induction of Senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect of the ninth National Assembly. He noted a situation where “leadership is forced and literally driven down the throat of elected members had never endured in the National Assembly.” He advised Senators-elect and House of…

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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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