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We Insist, Current Service Chiefs Must Make Way For New Ideas – Senate

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

The Senate has insisted that the present crop of service chiefs have to step aside for new ideas to come in. Ali Ndume recently revealed that this is necessary for the battle against insecurity in Nigeria. According to him, there are several reports on the number of casualties among the ...

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Femi Gbajabiamila Is An Anchor Of Democracy – Senate

Femi Gbajabiamila

The Senate has come out to hail the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on his 58th birthday celebration. Senate spokesperson, Sen. Ajibola Basiru revealed this in a recent statement today. According to him, Femi Gbajabiamila is an anchor of democracy, and his thoughtful, focused, and determined ...

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I Thank God For Bringing Orji Kalu Back To The Senate – Lawan

Orji Kalu

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has welcomed the Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia North back to the Hallowed Chamber. The senator who resumed regular legislative duties at the National Assembly complex on Tuesday, arrived at the Senate wing of the nation’s parliament at exactly 9:00 ...

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Niger Delta Development Commission Cannot Blackmail Us – Senate

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

The Senate has aimed a dig at the Executive Director, Projects of the Interim Management Committee, IMC of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, warning that the National Assembly will not succumb to cheap blackmail from him or anyone else. The senate recently revealed that it is ...

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No Senator Refused Coronavirus Test, The Reports Are False – Senate

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

The Senate has come out to say that no senator in the 9th Senate has tested positive of Coronavirus, COVID-19. Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe revealed that any report saying otherwise is false because it is just not true. According to him, the Nigerian Center for Disease ...

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My Opinion Is My Opinion, I Will Not Kneel For Anyone – Enyinnaya Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe

The senator representing Abia South senatorial district, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has responded to the Presidency who recently said he has no right to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. According to Enyinnaya, he stands by what he said and he does not expect to bend the knee for anyone. He added ...

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Our Security Architecture Should Be Restructured — Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has described the security architecture in Nigeria as a failed system that has to be overhauled and reconstructed. Lawan believes that for things to go well in Nigeria, restructuring the security architecture is highly compulsory because it is currently in a very bad state. According ...

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Dr. Ahmed Lawan Embodies Several Good Virtues – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has begged young Nigerians to seek advice from responsible and exemplary people, as he congratulated Dr. Ahmed Lawan on his son’s marriage. Ibrahim, Dr. Ahmed’s son got married to Ammani in Kano recently. Speaking at the event, PMB urged the newly-wedded couple to emulate the life of ...

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Nigerian Navy Deserves Proper Funding – Senate

George Sekibo

The Nigerian Senate wants adequate funding of the Nigerian Navy to aid the Force to procure required vessels to clear the over 150 vessel deficit. According to the Senate, the funding will go a long way in helping the navy to carry out its constitutional responsibilities without relying on Private ...

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We Cannot Declare Orji Kalu’s Seat Vacant Yet ― Senate

Orji Kalu

The seat of the jailed senator, Orji Uzor Kalu representing Abia North has been declared intact by the Senate. The politician was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for corruption recently. According to Senate spokesperson, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, Kalu’s seat is retained until he has used up every legal option to ...

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Mohammed Adamu Should Tell Nigerian Police Officers To Stop Extorting Citizens – Senate

Mohammed Adamu

The Senate has begged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to decrease the number of checkpoints on Federal highways across Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo. Tabiowo believes it has become vital to do it ...

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FG Must Upgrade Ibadan Airport – Senate

Ahmed Lawan

The Senate has begged the Federal Ministry of Aviation and other important authorities to upgrade the Ibadan Domestic Airport Alakia to the status of an international airport. The resolutions came after the presentation of the motion sponsored by Sen. Balogun Ademola (PDP-Oyo South) during plenary on “The need to upgrade ...

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Senate Should Consider NDDC Budget – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to consider the NDDC budget for 2019/2020. The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the consideration and passage of the 2019/2020 budget estimates for the Nigerian Delta Development Commission (NDDC). According to him, a delayed budget might ...

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AMCON Is A Drain On Nigeria’s Economy ― Senate

Senator Uba Sani

The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions has revealed that Assets Management Company of Nigeria, which was launched by the government to buy back bad debts by banks is now a drain on Nigeria’s economy. According to the committee, something has to be done to change this. ...

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No New Request For Ibrahim Magu’s Confirmation Before The Senate – Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said there has been no request before the 9th Senate for the confirmation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. He revealed this when the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, visited the ...

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Zainab Ahmed Has To Educate Nigerians On VAT Increase – Senate

Zainab Ahmed

The Senate has urged Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed to educate the citizens on the proposed increase of Value Added Tax, VAT from five percent to 7.5 percent and its consequences. According to the Senate, the explanation is important since Nigerians would like to know the precise items excluded from ...

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The Senate Will Guarantee The Security And Safety Of Citizens – Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has come out to say that a partnership between State Governors and the National Assembly is needed to redefine good governance in the interest of the masses. Ahmed Lawan revealed this when members of the Progressive Governor’s Forum comprising the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors met ...

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Security Agencies Must Improve Surveillance On Waterways – Senate

Ahmed Lawan

Nigerian Senate has urged security agencies to improve their surveillance on the Bonny-Port-Harcourt waterways. The upper legislative chamber gave this order after a motion on piracy attacks on Bonny – Port-Harcourt waterways which was sponsored by Senator Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers West), on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The Senate also ...

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A Comedian Cannot Be President In Nigeria – Ali Baba

Ali Baba

King of comedy, Alibaba is wondering why people are thinking about a comedian becoming president in Nigeria. This is his reaction to news that broke recently of a comedian that won the Presidential election in Ukraine by an overwhelming margin. His words, “Re:Election of a comedian as president of #Ukraine. ...

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Omo- Agege’s Thugs Storm Senate Chamber, Run Away With The Mace

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  Thugs wednesday morning stormed the Senate, caused confusion and went away with the Mace, the symbol of authority. The thugs who were led by the suspended Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, APC, Delta Central, entered while plenary was on going and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding. Vanguard gathered ...

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