Politics

2020 Budget: A lifeline by the Senate

CHUKWU DAVID reports that the National Assembly has extended the implementation of the 2020 Appropriation Act, to March 31, 2021, with caution by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, that the Red Chamber would not approve another extension request from the executive Prior to the country’s return to democratic governance in 1999, the national […]

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Lawan to FG: Use Natural Resources Fund to diversify economy

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, urged the federal government to deploy Natural Resources Development Fund to support enterprises within the agriculture and solid minerals sectors as a way of diversifying the nation’s economy. Lawan made the call in his contribution to debate on a bill seeking to develop tea and coffee growth, production and marketing […]

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Why legislature must save Nigerians from excesses of executive

The term “trias politica” or “separation of powers” was coined by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, an 18th century French social and political philosopher. His publication, ‘Spirit of the Laws,” is considered one of the great works in the history of political theory and jurisprudence, and it inspired the Constitution […]

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Send us packing if you don’t like our faces, Lawan tells Nigerians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged Nigerians to change all the members of the Ninth Assembly in 2023 if they don’t like their faces, and “get better people,” but that they should help support the system to function properly. Lawan then told Nigerians critical of the National Assembly, to focus their criticism and […]

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Banks, MDAs connive to divert govt revenues –Lawan

…urges anti-graft agencies to beam searchlight on lenders The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmmed Lawan, yesterday, alleged that banks were conniving with the revenue generating agencies of government to divert funds that should have been remitted to the nation’s Consolidate Revenue Account. Lawan stated this in Abuja while receiving in audience, members of the […]

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NASS’ll ensure justice for victims of SARS abuses victims –Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured the youth that the National Assembly would ensure justice for victims of brutality by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Lawan gave this assurance yesterday, in a statement he personally signed. He also said that, as a means to discourage impunity, the apex assembly would insist that […]

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President presents 2021 budget next week

Lawan promises speedy review of Constitution Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari would present the 2021 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly next week. Lawan made this disclosure in his welcome address, which he read to his colleagues during plenary, to receive them back from their […]

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Kalu lauds Buhari, Fashola, Lawan, Abia leaders for N12bn Ohafia – Arochukwu road 

  Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial zone,  Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the construction of the section two of the Ohafia to Arochukwu road in Abia North Senatorial district of Abia State. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had on Wednesday approved N12 billion […]

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N’Assembly’ll prioritize allocation of resources for youth development – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, said that the National Assembly would prioritize the allocation of resources for youth development in the country. Lawan stated this in his remarks, which was virtually delivered to flag-off the training of 1, 000 youths in GSM phone repair, hardware, software and entrepreneurship development in Yobe State. He […]

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Row over National Water Resources Bill

Lawyers: Proposed National Resources Bill will not stand   AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers have joined the fray to kick against the passage of the National Water Resources Bill by the National Assembly. They said the legislation would has no good intention other than to further foist wretchedness and avoidable hardship on Nigerians   Oppositions […]

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