Lawan, Senate Risk Face-Off With Buhari Over NDDC Management

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday said it would not recognize the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), headed by Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh risking face-off with president Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate had at the plenary when the consideration of the NDDC budget forwarded to it on Tuesday by president Buhari…

Senate Delays Passage of 2020 Budget

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday delayed the passage of the 2020 budget by one week. The Senate had earlier assured that it would pass the budget on November 28. The Senate’s Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin at Tuesday’s plenary requested for additional week to complete work on the budget. “Mr President, the stage…

Put Nigerians First, Saraki Tells New National Assembly Leadership 

A former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has congratulated the new the elected leadership of the National Assembly. In a short statement issued on Tuesday, Saraki called on the new leadership to protect the integrity of the institution put Nigerians first.  “Congratulations to Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege;…

Dogara Congratulates New National Assembly Leaders,Tasks Them on Good Governance 

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara has congratulated the new leadership of the National Assembly. Dogara in a statement issued on Tuesday through his official Twitter account,@YakubDogara urged them to contribute their quota in enthroning democracy and good governance in the country.  See statement  “I congratulate Sen Ahmad Ibrahim…

Breaking News: Lawan Elected Senate President 

Senators on Tuesday elected the Senator representing Borno North senatorial district, Ahmed Lawan as the president of the ninth Senate. Lawan,the favoured candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 79 votes to defeat his main challenger, Senator Ali Ndume who polled 28 votes in an election that was held in the hallowed chambers…