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The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate bill proposes N2 million fine for transporting corpse without permit

If the ‘Bill on Protection against Infectious Diseases 2020’ presently in the Senate is signed into law, anyone found transporting a corpse of someone who died of infectious disease would pay a fine of N2 million.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate probes 5G network in Nigeria

The Senate has begun probe on the present status of 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, receiving a visiting delegation of Yobe State Students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, led by Muhammad Idris, on Wednesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Senate president harps on sacrifice, commitment in leadership

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that leadership at all levels requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

SERAP asks Senate president to drop bill to give ‘repentant terrorists’ foreign education

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, urging him to use his leadership position to “ensure that the bill that would allow ‘repentant Boko Haram terrorists’ opportunities to access public funds to enjoy foreign education is immediately dropped, and to sponsor bills that would ensure access to justice and reparation for the victims of Boko Haram terrorist group.”

Group kicks against agency for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists

The Guild of Public Affairs Analysts of Nigeria (GPAAN), has warned against plans by the Senate to create an agency for the education, rehabilitaton, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.

Senator Gaidam: Boko Haram insurgents ready to lay down arms

The Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, said on Monday that many Boko Haram terrorists are willing to lay down their arms but are afraid of the consequences of their action
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Senator Gyang: Boko Haram bill an insult to Nigerians

Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has condemned the bill seeking to create an agency for repentant Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as an insult to Nigerians.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA: Bill on Boko Haram could lead to civil war

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Friday warned against the Rehabilitation, Deradicalisation and Reintegration bill sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East Senatorial District.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Omo-Agege heads 56-member Senate constitution review committee

The Senate on Thursday constituted a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to handle all bills seeking alterations in the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
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 empowers constituents, supports 2,000 students

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Saturday distributed 34 buses and four ambulances to health centres and communities in Yobe North Senatorial District.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate President opens public hearing on 2020 budget

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday declared open a two-day public hearing on the 2020 budget which was presented to the National Assembly early this month.
Ahmad Lawan

Senate presidency: 61 senators-elect to vote Ahmed Lawan

The coast got clearer for Dr. Ahmed Lawan on Saturday in his quest to become the next Senate President following his endorsement for the race by no fewer than 61 Senators-elect .

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.
Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe East)

Abba Ibrahim: Muhammadu Buhari‘ll win 2019 election conveniently

President Muhammadu Buhari will win conveniently in the North East in next year’s general election, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim has said.
Bukar Abba Ibrahim

Abba Ibrahim: Muhammadu Buhari may lose 2019 election

A Senator and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has strongly condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the last three years, saying his failures are waiting to catch up with him at the general elections next February.

Governor Gaidam to run for senate, reconciles with ex-Governor Ibrahim

The rift between former Governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, and the current Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, over the Yobe East senatorial seat has been put to rest as the duo were yesterday reconciled in Abuja, paving way for the governor whose tenure ends next year to run for senate.

Senator Ibrahim: How I became Yobe governor in 1992 with N20,000

A former Governor of Yobe State and senator representing Yobe East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, on Monday, unveiled a book which he said would redefine Nigerian politics.

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