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SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ‘missing N4.4bn NASS fund’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, over alleged failure to probe, and to refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen. SERAP...

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SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over “their failure to probe, and to refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or … Continue reading SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’ Read Full Story

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Assist to bring back detained Nigerians, Lawan urges Saudi Govt

…As Senate President pushes for increased quota for crude production President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has appealed to the government of Saudi Arabia to assist Nigeria in bringing back over ten thousand citizens held in detention in Saudi Arabia. Lawan made the appeal on Wednesday when the Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, Faisal Eebraheem
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Do You Agree?? Buhari Providing Igbo Opportunity To Be At Centre Of Nigeria’s Politics – Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has expressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is providing an opportunity to the Igbo to be at the centre of the country’s politics. He made this remark...

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C/River senatorial seat: Lawan ‘ll comply with S/Court ruling to swear me in — Rep. Jarigbe

Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe has expressed confidence in Senate President, Ahmed Lawan to comply with the recent judgment of the Supreme Court and inaugurate him as the Senator-Elect for Cross River North Senatorial District.

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Drug barons funding terrorists, bandits — Senate president

By Henry Umoru President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday raised the alarm that drug barons are  funding terrorists. According to him, this explains why  Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and kidnappers with arms and ammunition undertake criminal activities in the country. Speaking yesterday in Abuja  when the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,
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Drug Barons Funding Terrorism In Nigeria, Says Senate President Lawan

  Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says drug barons are funding terrorism and banditry across Nigeria.  According to Senator Lawan, the proceeds of the illegal drug trade are used to purchase arms and ammunitions for terror groups like Boko Haram as well as bandits and kidnappers. The Lawmaker stated this when Chairman of the National Drug … Continue reading Drug Barons Funding Terrorism In Nigeria, Says Senate President Lawan Read Full Story

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2023: N’Assembly will support INEC to achieve electoral integrity, transparency – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly would support the Independent National Electoral Commission in its bid to provide a secure and safe voting environment, with the ultimate aim of fostering democracy by ensuring electoral integrity and transparency in the conduct of elections. Lawan made this known while speaking during
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Take fight to bandits, insurgents, Lawan charges new CDS, Service Chiefs

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight to bandits and insurgents in a renewed bid to ensure security of lives and properties across states in the country. Lawan gave the charge during plenary in his remarks after the confirmation of
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PIB will change economic fortune of Nigeria – Lawan

Says Ninth Assembly will keep to target on Electoral ammendment Bill President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill(PIB) which is before the National Assembly will change the fortune of the country by the time it becomes law. “The PIB is going to be a piece of legislation
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Post Buratai, ex-service chiefs to neighbouring countries – Lawan

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to post former service chiefs to neighbouring countries as ambassadors. Lawan stated this after the Senate at plenary confirmed the ex-service chiefs as ambassadors-designate. READ ALSO: Livestock programme begins with Netherland’s €400,000 funding, says Presidency The former service chiefs […] Read Full Story

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Sasa violence: Blaming S’west Governors, leaders’ll not help matters, Fani-Kayode tells Lawan

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, has reacted to comments credited to the Senate president, Mr Ahmed Lawan, alleging that comments by some governors incited violence against northerners in the South-West.

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N’Assembly enjoys growing confidence of Nigerians, says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said that the National Assembly enjoys the confidence of Nigerians given the growing number of petitions brought before it, and received in the Ninth Assembly. Lawan made this known during the commencement of plenary following the receipt of several petitions from Nigerians on various matters seeking the
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Insecurity: Lawan advocates stiffer penalties for illegal bearers of firearms

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, advocated for stiffer penalties for anyone caught in possession of firearm not legally procured in Nigeria.  According to him, the issue of insecurity across parts of the country would have been nipped but for the continued illegal proliferation of firearms in the country. Lawan made this known
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Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Okowa react as WTO confirms Okonjo-Iweala Director-General

By Peter Egwuatu, Yinka Kolawole, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Levinus Nwabughiogu , Festus Ahon , Levinus Nwabughiogu-&Tordue Salem After nearly six months without a leader, the  World Trade Organisation, WTO, has announced the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  as the organization’s 7th  Director-General  with effect from March 1, 2021, making her the first woman and the first
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Buhari, Lawan, Tinubu, Gbaja, NPAN, NGE, NUJ, others mourn as Jakande dies at 91

…How he died – Seyi, son …Buhari, NUJ, NPAN, Afenifere, Osoba, Lawan, govs, others shower tributes …Lagos NUJ names Light House after him …Jakande was last of the titans —Tinubu …Oyetola condoles Sanwo-Olu, Lagos govt over Jakande’s death …To be buried at Volts and Gardens, Ikoyi 4 pm today …NGE mourns its pioneer president …It’s
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Insecurity: Senate President urges collaboration among security agencies

Says intelligence critical to curbing insurgency, attacks against citizens President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged the security agencies to partner and collaborate among themselves especially in the sharing of intelligence. Lawan gave the advice on Thursday when he received in audience, Course 14 Participants from the National Institute for Security Studies, led by
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Lawan, Omo- Agege mourn Alhaji Lateef Jakande

…Nigeria has lost one of its exemplary political leaders and administrators, Lawan …Jakande is a Personification of True Greatness,  Omo- Agege By Henry Umoru PRESIDENT the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said Thursday that with the death of Second Republic Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, Nigeria has lost one of its exemplary political
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State creation: Take your case to NASS, Lawan appeals to Nigerians

By Henry Umoru AS the constitution review process is on going, the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan yesterday asked Nigerians, especially those agitating for additional states, to take such issues they feel strongly about to the National Assembly. Speaking yesterday in Abuja when a delegation of the Enugu State Committee on the creation
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Embrace The Spirit Of Unity, Senate President Tells APC Members

  President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has asked supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country to embrace the spirit of unity for the success of the party and good governance. He made the call Saturday while addressing Party Supporters shortly after re-validating his membership registration under the auspices of … Continue reading Embrace The Spirit Of Unity, Senate President Tells APC Members Read Full Story