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Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate President Lawan: MDAs have only one month to defend budget henceforth

President of the Senate of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan, has said henceforth, heads of ministries, department and agencies will only have a one-month window to defend their budget, otherwise, the National Assembly would go ahead to work on such a budget appropriately.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi urges Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila to be more committed to Nigerian...

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, has called on Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to be more committed to the Nigerian project, having emerged Senate president and House of Representatives speaker respectively.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senator Nnamani: Senate President Lawan will lead with listening ear

Former Enugu State governor and Senator representing Enugu East, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, Wednesday said that the expectation of majority of senators is that Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, will steer the affairs of the Senate with listening ear.

PDP governors urges National Assembly leadership to defend independence of legislature

Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Seriake Dickson, has congratulated the newly elected leadership of the National Assembly and urged them to guarantee the independence of the legislature in accordance with democratic ethos.
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 congratulates new National Assembly presiding officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated heartily the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly.

Speakership: Reps members-elect drum support for Femi Gbajabiamila, Ahmad Wase

Two members-elect of the House of Representatives, Sha’aban Sharada and Hafiz Ibrahim, have called on members to vote massively for Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmad Wase for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki bows out as 8th Senate adjourns indefinitely

The 8th Senate, which was inaugurated on June 9, 2015, adjourned its legislative activities indefinitely after four years on Thursday and will no longer hold legislative activities.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.

Arewa CF tasks senators, Reps members on election of National Assembly leadership

Mouthpiece of Northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has tasked senators-elect and members-elect on the election of their leaders, especially the Senate president and speaker.
Jide Olatunbosun

Reps speakership: EFCC not threatening me – Jide Olatunbosun

An aspirant for the position of Speaker in the Ninth House of Representatives, Olatunbosun Olajide, on Friday said he was not under pressure to drop his ambition.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Governor Wike: Rivers remains safe for business, development

Wike described as unfortunate failed attempt by the former state governor, Chibuike Amaechi, to de-market the state on NTA Tuesday live, where he (Amaechi) claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration could not extend railway to Rivers, due to alleged insecurity.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: Rivers remains safe for business, development

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state is safe for productive economic activities for the empowerment of the people.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Dennis Idahosa: Femi Gbajabiamila’s speakership will be people-driven

Mr Dennis Idahosa, a Rep-elect, says Femi Gbajabiamila’s speakership of the 9th assembly will place the hope and aspiration of Nigerians for a better country in the front burner.
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.

Senator Lawan: My support for President Buhari will not make senate his rubber stamp

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.
Abubakar Malami

Presidential committee tasks governors on legislature, judiciary autonomy

The Presidential Implementation Committee on autonomy of state legislature and judiciary has tasked state governors on full implementation of autonomy for the two arms of government.
President Muhammadu Buhari says he has reviewed the relationship between the Executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly and concluded that it was not the best, and that the country deserves more.

President Buhari hosts National Assembly leadership to breaking of fast, says Nigeria deserves more

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has reviewed the relationship between the Executive arm of the government and the outgoing 8th National Assembly and concluded that it was not the best, and that the country deserves more.
Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

Ninth Assembly: APC expresses satisfaction with support for Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed satisfaction with the level of support for its official candidates for the ninth Senate president and House of Representatives speaker, Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila respectively, revealing that the remaining leadership positions would soon be zoned.

Senator Ekweremadu pledges to retire from Senate in 2023

Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, says he will retire from the Senate in 2023.

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IYC: Ijaws marginalised in appointment of judges into Delta judiciary

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Nigerian Army to conduct range classification exercise in Bayelsa, Rivers

The headquarters of 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yenagoa, says all units under its command will be conducting the 2019 Annual Range Classification Exercise from Saturday 15th of June to Sunday the 14th July 2019 at Elele Barracks Shooting Range.
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PDP fails to open case against Kwara governor

Kwara State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday adjourned till ninth and 10th of July for further hearings in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s petition challenging the declaration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the allegation that the governor had presented a forged certificate.