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    Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says  financial recklessness allegation and misappropriation of N81 billion leveled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are unacceptable. Lawan, who was represented by Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice, stated this on Thursday, while declaring open an investigative Public Hearing by the Senate Ad Hoc ...
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    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Abuja met with Senate President Ahmad Lawan where they deliberated on nation’s security situation as well as the crisis in the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking to State House correspondents after the closed door meeting, Lawan reiterated the determination of the National Assembly to support and empower ...
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    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Abuja met with Senate President Ahmad Lawan where they deliberated on nation’s security situation as well as the crisis in the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC). From all indications, the National Assembly is ready to approve more funds for recruitment of personnel into the police and the Armed ...
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      The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says the Senate has passed a total of 450 Bills in one year, while pledging that the senate would in the next one year, focus on how to keep the economy from going into recession. Lawan made the pledge in his message at the 1st anniversary briefing ...
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      The Senate at plenary on Thursday approved N10.8trillion as revised 2020 budget forwarded to it for consideration by President Muhammadu Buhari. The upper legislative chamber had, in giving the request expeditious consideration, immediately debated general principles of the fresh proposal along with the revised 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper ...
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    The Bill on ‘Rape and Insurgency Victims Stigmatization (Prohibition) 2019’, scaled second reading at Wednesday’s plenary session in the Senate. The Bill which provides for the prosecution and punishment of any person or group of persons who stigmatises victims is a critical legislation to protect victims of rape against any form of stigmatisation in the ...
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    The Senate on Tuesday at plenary passed for first reading, the National Health Emergency Bill, 2020. The Bill was sponsored by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi, (PDP-Enugu)  and Chairman, Senate Commitee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases. Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (PDP-Enugu) shortly after the bill was read, however, raised a point of order having cited order 14 Section I ...
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    The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it on an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser to the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in a statement said that the minister ...
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    Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed   The Federal Government is proposing a review of the oil benchmark for the 2020 budget from an initial $57 to $30 per barrel due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the plunge in international oil prices on the nation’s economy. In a meeting with the leadership ...
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    Senate President, Ahmad Lawan The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says agriculture remains a viable means for employment creation in Nigeria. According to him, substantial investment in the sector by the Federal Government would guarantee food security for the country. Lawan stated this on March 4, against the backdrop of a bill that is ...