Don’t Turn Yourselves To Abuja Politicians – Wase Advises Plateau Lawmakers

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase has called on the federal lawmakers from Plateau state not to abandon their constituents who voted them into power. Wase said some of the lawmakers turned themselves into Abuja politicians immediately they got inaugurated for a four-year tenure. Speaking at a grand reception in honour of legislators of 9th National Assembly from Plateau state organised by the State Indigenes Forum in National Assembly, Wase charged his colleagues to ensure that they visit their constituents regularly. He said…

Hate-speech Bill: How Do We Exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s Senate? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Only a failing government will be afraid of citizens’ criticisms on social media or interpret civil actions as subversion. If the government was living up to expectations, it would not need to worry about social media. The Senate marshalled by Ahmad Lawan has been convincing in confirming the stereotypes and assumptions about the institution. In July, I wrote about Lawan’s obsequiousness and desperation to please President Buhari whom he described as his “close friend”. I say again, Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking “rubber-stamp” on the Senate.…

Omo-Agege Canvases For Diversification Of Nigeria’s Economy

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said Nigeria’s economy will attain great heights of development if the economy was diversified and the mono-product economy practice jettisoned. According to him, the country’s reliance on oil was not only unsustainable but also incapable of creating jobs and building enduring infrastructure that would support rapid economic growth. Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he played host to a delegation of the Africa Atlantic Gulf of Guinea Fisheries (AAGGF), led by Patrick Osobose. The lawmaker applauded the group’s initiative of…

Nigeria’s Border restrictions In National Interest, says Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said that current restrictions in the movement of goods across Nigeria’s borders were in national interest and enjoy the backing of Federal Lawmakers, In his keynote address at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Conference in Abuja on Friday, Senator Omo-Agege emphasized that there was no rationale for breaching ECOWAS’ protocol, attacking Nigerians or allowing unjustified risks against Nigeria’s security and economic well-being. The event, organised by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, was themed: ‘The Role of Parliaments in Supranational Communities: An ECOWAS Perspective’. Represented by…

NASS To Reform Nigeria’s Education Curriculum – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the National Assembly will work toward reforming Nigeria’s education curriculum. Gbajabiamila said this while speaking at the third convocation ceremony organised by the University of Benin and the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) in Abuja on Monday. Represented by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, the Speaker said the reform is to ensure Nigeria’s education system was in tune with current trends across the globe. He also harped on the…

Wase mourns Nigeria’s first Republic PM’s wife, Jummai Tafawa Balewa

The Deputy Speaker of the  House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has expressed sadness over the death of Nigeria’s first republic prime minister’ wife, Hajia Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who passed on in the early hours of Sunday 27 October 2018, after returning from medical trip in India In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase described late Jummai who was the only surviving wife of the late prime minister as a committed nationalist who rendered selfless service to her country, before, during…

January-December Budget Cycle Guarantees Implementation – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the National Assembly was doing everything to return the country’s budget to the January to December cycle for proper implementation. Gbajabiamila stated that the 1999 constitution provides that the country’s budget should run from January to December, except as otherwise prescribed by the National Assembly where there are strong reasons to do so. Gbajabiamila, who spoke on Wednesday at the opening of a 2-day public hearing on the 2020 budget organised by the joint Senate and House Committee…

NASS will support EFCC, ICPC in fight against corruption – Lawan —–canvasses inclusion of anti-corruption teaching in schools

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that the National Assembly will provide the necessary support to the anti-corruption agencies in the fight against corruption. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are the leading government agencies in anti-corruption war. “The 9th Senate and indeed the National Assembly is set to support the anti-corruption agencies to the best of its ability, to enable us eradicate the malaise,” Lawan said. The Senate President gave the assurance in Abuja while…

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Others To Grace 2019 Legislative Conference

The President of the Nigeria Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan and his counterpart in the House of representatives, Rt, Hon, Femi Gbajabiamila among other dignitaries have confirmed their presence at the 2019 Legislative conference slated for the 25th day of November. 2019 at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja. In a press release made available to Emporium Reporters on Monday, the conference which organized by the management and staff of the Hallow Mace and the National Orientation Agency has the theme: ‘Strengthening the legislature for effective oversight function’. The…

Gbajabiamila Extols Akinrinade At 80

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has described Gen. Alani Akinrinade’s (rtd) love for a united and strong Nigeria as unquantifiable. Hon. Gbajabiamila, while congratulating Gen Akinrinade on his 80th birthday, noted that the elder statesman was a great and humble soldier who became a fearless democrat. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said Gen. Akinrinade was one Nigerian who strived to help build a united, strong and democratic Nigeria. “I join millions of Nigerians to…