Senate President empowers 300 new wedded couples
Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Monday inaugurated empowerment programme for 300 newly wedded couples from less privileged families in Yobe North Senatorial District.
Ahmed, Gbajabiamila crave more women participation in governance
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, among others, have canvassed improvement in women participation in the governance of the country.
Senate President seeks support for community policing
The President of the Senate, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, on Sunday in Abuja called on Nigerians to give community policing adequate support. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lawan made the call at the finals of a Community Policing Awareness Polo Tournament. He expressed the hope that with community policing the security situation in…
Senate President launches free medical outreach in Yobe
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday launched a free medical outreach for the treatment of eye related diseases and other ailments at Gashua in Bade Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe.
‘How to restructure Nigeria through power devolution’
Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has proposed how to restructure the country by devolving powers. Agbakoba’s position is contained in a letter he addressed to the president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, yesterday, titled, “A simple way to restructure Nigeria by devolving powers.” His words: “It is my…
Amid opposition, Senate okays N4 trillion loan to fund 2021 budget
Ignoring protests from some lawmakers, the Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari the green light to borrow N4.28 trillion to fund the 2021 N13.08 trillion budget fraught with a N5.19 trillion deficit.
Uproar in Senate over new PENCOM appointments
Fresh appointments to fill vacancies in the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) created uproar on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday. Senators across party divides were upset immediately Senate President Ahmad Lawan read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari announcing the nomination of Aisha Umar as the director general of PENCOM. They alleged that the…
Senate president not nursing ambition to contest for president in 2023 — media adviser
Office of the Senate President Ahmad Lawan has dismissed rumours making the round that he plans to run for president in 2023.
774,000 jobs at risk as NASS, labour ministry bicker over control
Nigerians have been watching with shock the quarrel between the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr. Festus Keyamo and the joint committee...