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2021 Budget: SERAP Asks NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the National Assembly to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from selling Government properties to fund the 2021 budget. SERAP, in a statement issued on Sunday, January 17, 2021, by its deputy Director, Mr Kolawole Oluwadare, appealed to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of […]

“Another #EndSARS Protest Looms If Unemployment Is Not Tackled”, Lawan

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has warned that Nigeria as a Country, may not escape another citizens’ restiveness in the mode of #EndSARS protest if it failed to effectively address the issue of youth unemployment. Senator Lawan advised the Government to make provision in its national budget to meaningfully engage the youths; noting that there was […]

“NASS Won’t Tolerate Disrespect Anymore”, Lawan Warns Buhari’s Appointees

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan, has warned appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari against disrespecting the National Assembly. He gave the warning on Monday, August 31, 2020, while reacting to the series of disagreements between some Lawmakers and presidential appointees, including some Ministers and heads of Federal Government Agencies. Senator Lawan was responding […]

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 […]

Buhari Signs 2020 Revised Budget Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the revised budget of N10.8 trillion for the year 2020. He assented to the budget at about 11:06 am on Friday, July 10, 2020, at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. In his address, the President explained that the budget had to […]

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 […]

“June 12: A Metaphor For Free, Fair, Credible Elections” –

The Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan, has stated that June 12 is a metaphor of free, fair and credible elections for Nigeria. The Senate President made the statement in his felicitation with Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day, which is being celebrated for the second time on June 12. In his message […]

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, […]