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Buhari Seeks Amendment To Petroleum Industry Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly to seek administrative structure amendments of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and confirmation of appointments into the board of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority. This amendment was necessary towards achieving geopolitical balancing in representation on the non-Executive Board. The letter read on Tuesday by […]

Senate President Wants More Boko Haram Terrorists To Embrace Amnesty

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said more Boko Haram members should be encouraged to surrender. The Senate President said this on Monday, August 30, 2021, weeks after the Nigerian Army and Federal Government confirmed that the insurgents are “surrendering in droves”; following recent offensive operations by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-East. According […]

Buhari, Lawan Welcome Ramadan, Urge Citizens To Remember The Poor,

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting. In a message to the nation to mark the occasion on Monday, April 12, 2012, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of […]

“Imo Requests Will Treated Fast Because Buhari, Lawan Are Our

Imo State Governor, Mr Hope Uzodinma has expressed confidence that the requests of the people of the State will be treated expeditiously by the Federal Government because the State has heavyweight like the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan as friends. The Governor who belongs to the ruling All Progressives Congress as […]

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 […]