OBIORA IFOH, SUNDAY ODEH, ADEKUNLE ADESUJI and JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
Indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government may have become conscious of the nation’s housing deficit as well as the deplorable state of federal roads across the country came on Tuesday when President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled the 2020 national budget which allocated the highest expenditure vote of N262 billion to Works and Housing.
SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
The Senate on Wednesday assured of prompt confirmation of ministerial nominees and other requests from the Presidency, as Nigerians wait with palpable anxiety for the ministerial list to be forwarded to the National Assembly by President Muhammad Buhari.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has read the riot act to ministries, departments and agencies, saying the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly will take its oversight role seriously and perform the assignment without fear or favour.
The Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP, has lambasted the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, for “sacrificing competence” by withdrawing the appointment of Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity hours after the appointment was announced.
… Urge 9th Assembly to defend legislature’s independence
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has congratulated the newly-elected leadership of the National Assembly and urged them to guarantee the independence of the legislature in accordance with democratic ethos.
Senator Ahmed Lawan has been sworn in as the President of the ninth Senate by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
As election of Nigeria’s 9th Senate President and his Deputy comes up on (today) Tuesday with Senator Ahmed Lawan and Ali Ndume locking horns for the position, both former 8th Senate leaders are still gripped with tension.
Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), today met with the APC caucus of the incoming ninth National Assembly, ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration.
Ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, Senators-elect on Saturday in Abuja endorsed Ahmed Lawan as unopposed to contest as Senate President.
Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan.
Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has endorsed the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the next Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.