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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Ahmed Lawan Begins Campaign for Senate President

Ahmed Lawan, the incumbent Senate Majority Leader, has opened his campaign to replace Bukola Saraki as the President of the ninth Senate. Lawan, while addressing some National Assembly correspondents in Abuja recently, promised to run a bi-partisan legislature. “We will work to ensure that we achieve and attain that desired unity within the chamber. There will be equity and fairness in our affairs. I am sure that once we are able to unite around national interests we will contribute meaningfully to governance,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Lawan as saying.…

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Buhari’s Victory Will Be Short-Lived, Says Saraki

The President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the purported victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 23rd February presidential election will be short lived. Speaking at the opening session of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, Saraki said the PDP must defeat Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Saraki explained that contrary to the views of many Nigerians, the outcome of the March 9 presidential election was a loss to the entire country and not just the PDP.…

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PMB Names New Supreme Court Justice, Rejects Bill

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