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APC big wigs’ u-turn on power rotation to South West vindicates me – official

The Adamawa State organising secretary of the APC, Ahmed Lawal, says he has been vindicated by formerly resistant APC leaders in the North finally accepting his push that the party select its next presidential candidate for the 2023 election from the South West.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate revisits bill to establish National Assembly budget office

The upper chamber of the National Assembly, on Thursday, reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO).
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate revisits bill to establish National Assembly budget office

The Senate on Thursday reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO).
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo, Senator Ndume meet in Aso Rock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met behind closed doors with the former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume.

Orji Kalu: 79 senators have endorsed Ahmed Lawan as Senate President

Former Abia State Governor and Senator-elect for Abia North, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu said on Friday that the coast is finally clear for Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) to emerge as the Senate President of the ninth Senate to be inaugurated next week.
Ahmad Lawan

Senate presidency: 21 PDP lawmakers endorse Ahmed Lawan – Senator-elect Kalu

Senator-elect Abia North Constituency, Orji Uzor Kalu, disclosed that 21 PDP lawmakers have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan as candidate for the Senate Presidency.

Senator-elect Orji Kalu: Why President Buhari should intervene in Adams Oshiomhole, John Oyegun’s feud

Senator-elect Abia North Constituency, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the rift between former National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie–Oyegun, and the current chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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Ninth Assembly: APC drums support for Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked its federal lawmakers in the 9th Assembly to rally round the party candidates for position of Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
President Buhari with L-R- Senator Sani Uba, Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Senator Danjuma Goje after a meeting in State House on 6th June 2019.

Senate Presidency: We appreciate Senator Goje’s sacrifice – Governor El-Rufai

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has applauded Sen. Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe Central) for stepping down for Sen. Ahmad Lawan (APC-Yobe) in the race for Presidency of the 9th Senate.

Senator Goje withdraws from Senate Presidency, backs Ahmed Lawan

A major contender for the senate presidency, Danjuma Goje, has withdrawn from the race.

Senate Presidency: PDP senator declares support for Ahmad Lawan

A federal lawmaker, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, has declared support for Sen. Ahamad Lawan’s Senate Presidency bid. Nwaoboshi (PDP-Delta) who made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Friday, said from his assessment of all...
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Lawan: No National Assembly member earns jumbo pay

Senate Presidency aspirant, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has defended the N13.5 million monthly salary being paid to each of the 109 senators in the country, saying that the major component of the amount was for oversight assignment allowances.
Ahmad Lawan

Ninth Assembly: Senator Lawan to unfold legislative agenda

One of the front line contenders for the position of Senate Presidency in the Ninth Assembly, Senator Ahmad Lawan, will soon unfold his detailed Legislative Agenda.

Five senators-elect jostle for deputy senate presidency

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June.
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 Ndume: Nobody can impose Senate President

One of the front line contenders for the office of the Senate Presidency, Senator Ali Ndume, on Wednesday declared that there is no provision for the imposition of Senate President.

Senator Ndume: I’ll restructure office of Senate president

Senator Ali Ndume, former Senate Leader, has promised to restructure the Office of the Senate President by streamlining its activities and reducing unnecessary privileges which would, in turn, make the office less attractive.

North East elders, stakeholders backs Senator Ndume for Senate President

Elders and stakeholders from the North East geopolitical and the North Central chapter of the National Councillors Forum has thrown their weight behind the candidacy of Senator Ali Ndume for the position of the President of the Senate, saying Ndume was needed at this point in time to stabilise the relationship between the legislature and the executive.

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