Tag: Senate President

Senate President says the Petroleum Industry Bill will be passed before the end of June

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, which has been 20 years in making, will be passed before the end of June 2021. Lawan said this on Monday at the opening of the 2021 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, in Abuja. He also announced that the[Read More…]

Drug lords responsible for funding terrorism in Nigeria – Senate President

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has blamed the lingering insecurity in the country on the funding activities of drug lords who provide support to insurgent groups. Lawan said this when the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (Rtd), paid a visit to his office[Read More…]

Senate President says there will be another protest if unemployment isn’t handled

Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Monday says Nigeria might face another #EndSARS protest if government fails to effectively address the issue of youth unemployment. Lawan said government should make provision in its national budget to meaningfully engage the youths noting that there was the need to be more practical with[Read More…]

We will ensure SARS victims get Justice; Senate President says

Senate President; Ahmad Lawan, has says the National Assembly will ensure justice for  victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. In a personally signed statement released on Monday, Senator Lawan  said that as part of moves to discourage impunity, the[Read More…]

Senate President says banning SARS not the solution to cases of extrajudicial killings

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan says banning the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) is not the solution to cases of extrajudicial killings by the Police unit. The Senate President’s remarks follows outcry by Nigerians across Social media demanding for government to ban the activities of SARS across the country with[Read More…]

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has asked voters in Edo state to protect their votes

Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s former senate president, has asked voters in Edo state to protect their votes. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun collating results of the Edo state governorship election which was held on Saturday. Saraki cautioned INEC and security officials against thwarting the process, asking them to[Read More…]

Traditional rulers should be given constitutional roles to tackle insecurity, Says Senate President, Lawan

…As Argungu Emirate confers Senate President with ‘Ganuwar Kabi’ title President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said that for Nigeria to surmount security challenges confronting it, traditional rulers in the country should be given specific roles to be enshrined in the Constitution. Lawan stated this in a welcome address delivered[Read More…]

National Assembly will no longer tolerate disrespect from Presidential appointees – Senate President

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said the national assembly will no longer condone situations where presidential appointees disrespect its directives. The Senate President spoke at the presidential villa in Abuja when President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the executive, legislative party consultative committee headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday. “Mr.[Read More…]

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, denies plans of running for president in 2023

Special Adviser on Media to Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, has said that his Principal, Ahmed Lawan, has no plans to run for president in 2023. The media aide made this known in a statement on Saturday while reacting to certain reports published by media outlets (Not NewsWireNGR) claiming otherwise. Awoniyi said[Read More…]

Senate president wants FIRS to widen tax net

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan has tasked the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS) to consider widening the tax net rather than overburden the people and business concerns. Senator Lawan said this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Audit and Recovery of back years Stamp Duties and[Read More…]