COVID-19: How Nigeria can successfully vaccinate its over 200 million population – Lawan 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said that for Nigeria to provide ‘herd immunity’ for its over two hundred million population, efforts must be made by the Federal Government to collaborate with international bodies to develop and produce a vaccine for the purpose.   According to Lawan, the project to develop a vaccine must deploy resources specifically meant to provide the needed environment for Nigerian scientists resident abroad to come up with a vaccine that would serve not only Nigeria’s population, but of other developing countries.   The…

Elections ‘ll witness reduced violence after ammendment to Electoral Act  in June– Lawan 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the 2023 General Elections will see a drastic reduction in electoral violence after the passage of the amended version of the Electoral Act in June this year by the National Assembly. Lawan gave the assurance on Tuesday while fielding questions after delivering a lecture at the National Defence College Course 29 Programme in Abuja. According to the Senate President, the Electoral Act under amendment by the Ninth National Assembly will provide for an Electoral Offences Commission, charged particularly with the responsibility…

Lawan mourns former Information Minister ,Tony Momoh

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has shared the grief of the family, friends and politial associates of a former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, over his death on Monday. Lawan commiserated with the government and people of Edo State and the All Progressives Congress(APC), where he was a highly respected leader, on the loss. “Prince Tony Momoh as a journalist made indelible contributions to the development of the noble profession in Nigeria. “As Minister of Information, Prince Momoh, through his ‘Letter to my countrymen’ series, professionally and…

Some forces working to frustrate PIB – Lawan 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that there were forces within and outside the country working desperately to frustrate the consideration and passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill presently before the National Assembly. Lawan made this known in a speech delivered when members of the Senate Press Corps paid him a visit to mark the occasion of his 62nd birthday celebration in Abuja. “The PIB is like a demon. That PIB thing, there are people both inside and outside the country, who would work against it, but it…

N’Assembly ‘ll continue to support Buhari’s social intervention programmes – Lawan     …. as Senate urges Buhari to rescind sack of NDE DG

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly will continue to support the Social Intervention Programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. According to Lawan, the various intervention programmes by the federal government seek to reduce unemployment figures across the country. The Senate President made this known in his remarks after consideration of a motion during plenary urging the Senate to appeal for the reversal or suspension of the presidential directive on the removal of Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu as the Director-General of the National…

Senate President reiterates NASS’s desire to pass Electoral Reforms Bill first quarter 2021

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Wednesday that the National Assembly remained committed to its Legislative Agenda which also prioritised Electoral Reforms Bill. Lawan made the remarks while declaring open a Public Hearing on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Electoral Act No. 6  2010(as amended) and enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2020. The event which held at the National Assembly complex in Abuja was jointly organised by the Senate Committee on INEC and the House Committee on Electoral Matters. The Senate President seized…

Senate President condemns killing of farmers in Borno

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the killing on Saturday of rice farmers by terrorists in Zabarmari in Borno State. Lawan decried the incident as another act of babarism against innocent Nigerians minding their own business. The Senate President also condoled with the families of the victims, Government and people of Borno State over the senseless carnage. “This incident is heart-rending and again demonstrates why we must all continue to support the security forces to thwart the criminals in their evil determination to impose a reign of…

PDP Senator defects to APC, says it’s ‘movement of God’s people’ from opposition party

Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Ishaku Abbo, on Wednesday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. The lawmaker’s decision to leave the opposition party was conveyed in a letter dated November 25th, 2020, and read during the start of plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Senator Abbo who described his defection from the PDP to the ruling party as a “movement of God’s people”, attributed same to the mismanagement of the opposition party in Adamawa State by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. The letter reads…

Nigeria on the path of growth despite challenges – Senate President tells IMF

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has expressed optimism that Nigerian economy is being steered on the path of growth despite the prevailing challenges. Lawan spoke on Thursday at the Nigeria/International Monetary Fund(IMF) Article lV Consultation virtual exercise. The Senate President said the exercise was a “veritable platform to share our experiences on steering our economy on the path of growth, despite challenges.” Lawan catalogued efforts being made by the Nigerian government at promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the country. He told the participants at the virtual exercise…

2021 Budget should provide job opportunities for youths – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Monday that the 2021 budget which is yet being processed by the National Assembly should be mindful of the youth unemployment in the country. Lawan spoke in Abuja against the backdrop of the recent #EndSARS protests in the country, at a public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Agriculture on 2021 budget defense. “Recently we had some of our youths protesting. Some of them very genuinely. They were seeking the attention of leaders and they got the attention of leaders. “So…