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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm 11 judges for FCT high court, others

The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request for the confirmation of 11 nominees as Judges of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Senator Philip Aduda

Senator Aduda donates 1,000 bags of rice, sanitisers to FCTA

The senator representing Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Philip Aduda, has donated 1,000 bags of rice (10kgs) and 150 cartoons of hand sanitisers to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate amends law for FCT customary courts to undertake criminal trials

The Senate on Thursday commenced amendment to the Federal Capital Territory Customary Court Act, 2007, to expand the jurisdiction of customary courts in the FCT to include criminal trials.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations. 2

Senate president urges religious leaders to pray for Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations.

Senate holds valedictory session to honour Senator Uwajumogu

The Senate on Wednesday held a valedictory session to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who until his death represented Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen; Wife of the deceased Senator, Mrs. Maureen Longjang, and Daughter, Mikang Longjang, during the condolence visit by the Senate President, who led the Principal Officers and other Senators to the Abuja residence of the late Senator, Ignatius Longjang, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Late Senator Longjang was a peaceful man, committed to Nigerian project – Senate president

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that Senator Ignatius Longjang, until his death on Sunday, was a peaceful man and a bridge builder committed to the Nigerian project.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate inaugurates 56-member constitution review committee

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee headed by Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: I hope history will be kind to me

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is conscious of his duty as president. He said having sworn to hold his office in accordance with the Constitution of Nigeria “and God willing”, he would follow the system diligently to the end of his term.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that the country’s resources would be judiciously used for the benefits of all.

President Buhari assures Nigerians of judicious use of resources

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that the country’s resources would be judiciously used for the benefits of all.
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. 2

Move to pass vote of confidence in Senator Lawan suffers setback in Senate

A motion seeking to pass vote of confidence in the leadership of the 9th National Assembly and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, suffered a setback in the upper chamber on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi election results

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the Senate yesterday rejected the outcome of the Bayelsa and Kogi states’ governorship election.
Senator Philip Aduda

Senator calls for closer Nigeria-Israel relations for sustained investment in education

Sen. Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT) has called for closer bilateral relations between Israel and Nigeria to sustain investment in the education sector and promote youth development.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
Senator Philip Aduda

FCT petitions Senate over non nomination of indigene

Indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has petitioned the Senate over non-nomination of an indigene for appointment as a minister.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate begins screening of ministerial nominees

The Senate on Wednesday commenced the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

List of Senate principal officers tear PDP apart

The plot by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to tinker with the list of selected principal officers of the party in the Senate is brewing bad blood.

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