Tags : Ahmad Lawan

Senate Mourns Arotile, Nigeria’s First Female Combat Copter Pilot

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic news of the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile. Lawan said despite her brief service, the deceased flying officer left indelible footprints as a dedicated officer and Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot. The Senate President noted the […]

Electricity Tariffs To Wait Until 2021, Says Lawan

The 100 per cent hike in electricity tariff slated to commence Wednesday, July 1, 2020, has been put on hold. This follows the National Assembly leadership’s intervention at a meeting with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and others in the power chain, Monday night, June 29, 2020. The DisCos […]

Lawan, Others Visit Kalu After Release From Prison

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday led a delegation to visit Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who was recently released from Kuje correctional facility. Senator Kalu who is  the Chief Whip’s was recently released from Kuje following the orders of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Senator Kalu who was a  two-time governor of Abia […]

Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval For $513bn External Loan

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested that the Senate considers and approve his request to borrow the sum of $5.513 billion from external sources. The President made the request in a letter sent to the Senate that was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday during plenary.  In the letter, Buhari said the $5.513 billion […]

Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm New SEC DG, Three Commissioners

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The President’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in […]

NASS Resumes Plenary After COVID-19 Recess

Members of the National Assembly have resumed plenary after about five weeks of recess over the Coronavirus pandemic. The Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives Chambers returned to the Assembly Complex in Abuja on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, after they went on break as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 […]

Buhari Inaugurates New Memebers Of NASS Service Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi and 11 others as chairman and members of the National Assembly Service Commission. Engr Amshi and 11 commissioners took their oaths of office at the statehouse council chamber in Abuja which was presided over by President Buhari. The commissioners are; Honourable Babagana Modu, Senator Abubakar Tutare, […]

Senate inaugurates 56-member Constitution Review Committee

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee. The Constitution Review committee set up on Thursday, February 6, 2020, is expected to be headed by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. The Committee, inaugurated during Thursday’s plenary consists of all the eight Principal Officers, one Senator each from the 36 […]

Senate Inaugurates Committee On Security Challenges

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has inaugurated the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Challenges and stressed the urgent need to restructure, review and reorganise the Current Security Architecture. The ceremony was performed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, by the President of the Senate at the National Assembly. The Senate had on Jan. 29 set […]