Ahmad Lawan as President of the Ninth Senate: Setting the right tone from the outset By Ola Awoniyi

The gripping electoral drama of the day fittingly climaxed weeks of a political game of wits in Nigeria. That was on Tuesday 11th June, 2019, the day the Ninth National Assembly was inaugurated and its presiding officers were elected. At the Senate chamber, the brightly clad Senators-elect were already seated well ahead of the 10 a.m schedule start of proceedings. When it was time, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, read out the Presidential Proclamation for the inauguration of the Ninth Senate. After the roll call of the…

Children’s Day : Senate President celebrates Nigerian children

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian children on the occasion of the 2020 Children’s Day. Lawan noted that the Day was set aside to highlight the realities of children in society with a view to promoting their well-being and happiness now and for the future. The Senate President said the surest route to a happy and fulfilling future for our children is to provide them quality education and healthcare, and to protect them against all forms of abuse. Lawan said it was this realisation that led…

Senate President congratulates Nigerians on Eid-el-Fitr celebration

The Senate President,Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has felicitated with all Nigerians and in particular the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr which marked the breaking of fast and the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. Lawan in Eid-el-Fitr message he personally signed,congratulated the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the fasting period despite the formidable challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic which stood between them and total observance of key rituals of the period. “Even as the holy month has ended, I enjoin us to continue to…

ABBA KYARI: A bridge-builder in government makes his exit A Special Tribute by Ahmad Lawan

Mallam Abba Kyari died on Friday 17th of April, 2020 at the age of 67 years. The patriot died the way he would have preferred, at the very front line of service, sadly seized by a plague against which he was defending his beloved fatherland, Nigeria. Much has been written and much more will appear about a man who was blessed with so much talent, and used it to distinguish himself in his many service stations in the public and private sectors and at different levels of government. This tribute…