Uproar, objections greet Amaechi’s screening in Senate
The Senate was yesterday uproarious when former Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, entered the red chamber for his screening. The exercise to confirm the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja had begun peacefully at 11:00 a.m. and was proceeding in that fashion until the one-time Rivers State governor took his turn that was greeted with rowdiness, protests, and harsh remarks.
Senate President seeks Britain’s assistance on capacity enhancement of lawmakers
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday sought the assistance of the British High Commission in Nigeria to help in capacity enhancement for the lawmakers. Lawan, in a statement by Isa Mohammed, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President of the Senate, made the call while receiving the High Commissioner, Catriona…
Ministerial list’s delay won’t affect 2020 budget passage, says Senate president
Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that notwithstanding the delay in appointing ministers, the development would not stop the passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill.
Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Buhari again, assure Nigerians of adequate protection
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, where issues of national interest were deliberated upon.
Lawan appoints SA Media, Deputy Chief of Staff
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has approved the appointments of Karage Mamman and Ola Awoniyi as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media, respectively.
Lawan expresses confidence in Eagles, departs for Egypt
President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan departed Abuja on Sunday, leading a presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles in their match against Algeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Nigeria’ll be greatest beneficiary of AfCFTA because of population - Senate
Last Thursday, when the motion to debate Nigeria’s membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was moved by Senator Barau Jibrin...
Only tested, trusted will make my ministerial list — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says he will no longer nominate unknown persons for ministerial positions.
National Assembly leaders douse anger over ministerial list
The continued delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in sending the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate generated serious concerns on the floor of the chamber yesterday.