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Imo guber ruling: Uneasy calm envelopes Adamawa over fate of Ahmed Fintiri

An uneasy calm has enveloped ADAMAWA state following the Supreme Court ruling that nullified the election of former Governor Emeka Ihiodeha of Imo state that declared Hope Uzodinma as the Governor.
Chairman of the Reception and former Governor of Yobe State, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam (left); Executive Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during the grand reception hosted by the Governor for the Senate President and the Minister of State for Works and Housing at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Damaturu on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Senate president congratulates APC, Imo governor-elect

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory at the Supreme Court which on Tuesday declared him the winner of the March 19, 2019 Imo State governorship election.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari greets Senator Ahmad Lawan at 61

President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly felicitated with Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on his 61st birthday, on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Power minister, NERC, DisCos, others to face Senate over electricity tariff increase

Barring any last minute change of mind, the Senate may have resolved to summon stakeholders in the electricity sector over the proposed unilateral increase in electricity tariffs.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly, FCDA may review N37 billion complex renovation project

The leadership of the National Assembly might initiate a meeting with the management of the Federal Capital Development Authority on the possibility of achieving a downward review of the N37bn earmarked in the 2020 budget for the renovation of the apex parliament.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

2020: Expect robust peace, economic growth – Senate president

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday said that the New Year, 2020 will usher in robust peace and economic growth for the benefit of all Nigerians.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Court asked to stop federal government from spending N37 billion to renovate National Assembly...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”
Chairman of the Reception and former Governor of Yobe State, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam (left); Executive Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during the grand reception hosted by the Governor for the Senate President and the Minister of State for Works and Housing at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Damaturu on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Yobe governor honours Senate president, minister

Chairman of the Reception and former Governor of Yobe State, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam (left); Executive Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, during the grand reception hosted by the Governor for the Senate President and the Minister of State for Works and Housing at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Damaturu on Saturday, December 28, 2019
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate president condemns attack on former President Jonathan’s home

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the attack by yet unidentified gunmen on the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State in the early hours of Tuesday.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Christmas: Senator Lawan urges Nigerians to embrace Christ’s virtues

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, urged Nigerians to embrace the virtues of Jesus Christ which include peace, love, tolerance and self-sacrifice.

The legislature in defence of our economy and democracy

In the last couple of weeks, the economic and political news coming out of Nigeria has not been positive. It has been about doing things the wrong way, lack of due process, desecration of the rule of law, outright impunity for violators of rights and economic policies that have attracted negative ratings
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National Assembly leadership called out over unpaid severance allowance

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, have been asked to resolve the payment of severance allowances of legislative aides of the 8th National Assembly (NASS).
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Senator Lawan: Senate will work for the ideals late Ben Uwajumogu stood for

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the upper legislative chamber will continue to work for the ideals which the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu stood for.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria’s economy will witness significant boost next year

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the passage of the 2020 Budget by the National Assembly and its prompt assent by `will have significant impact on the country’s economy starting from January next year.
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National Assembly legislative aides protest non-payment of salaries

The aides positioned themselves in the complex, at the lobby between both chambers of the National Assembly, as they held up placards with inscriptions, “we are aides, not slaves”, “it is a grievous sin to deny workers of their wages.”

Senate invites Femi Falana over DSS ‘court invasion’

The Senate on Wednesday invited Femi Falana, the lead lawyer of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, to appear before it over the December 6 invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS)

APC names Senator Lawan, Bisi Akande, 8 others into national reconciliation committee

The National Working Committee, NWC, of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has named Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to head its 10-member National Reconciliation Committee.
Keun Wood Paik; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company, Chang Hak Kim, during the courtesy visit of Hyundai Engineering President/CEO to the Senate President at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Senate president assures investors of protection, support

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday assured investors who are willing and ready to invest into the Nigerian economy of adequate protection and support.

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Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
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A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
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Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.