LAWAN, GBAJABIAMILA MEET BUHARI, SEEK REFORM OF SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday, met with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), behind closed doors to discuss the implementation of the National Social Investment Programme amid the coronavirus Read More …

2 TRILLION NAIRA SPENT ON SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM SINCE 2016 WASTED SAYS NASS LEADERSHIP

By Onyedi Ojiabor and Sanni Onogu, Abuja   The implementation and distribution of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) fund has failed, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila have said. The SIP has gulped over N2 trillion since 2016 when the special Read More …

NASS TO TRANSMIT BUDGET TO BUHARI THIS WEEK, SENATE CONFIDENCE VOTE ON LAWAN IS STOOD DOWN

Senate stands down confidence vote on Lawan Deji Elumoye and Chuks Okocha in Abuja The N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed last week by the National Assembly is ready for transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent, THISDAY gathered yesterday. Chairman of the Senate Committee Read More …

IN YOUR ABSENCE ONDO SOUTH WILL NOT BE SHORTCHANGED, SENATE PRESIDENT TELLS RECOVERING TOFOWOMO

Seyi Gesinde   The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan,  has assured Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South at the 9th Assembly, that his senatorial district will not be shortchanged because of his absence at the Senate. Lawan gave this assurance on Friday Read More …

PRESIDENCY BACKS LAWAN OVER SHARING OF STANDING COMMITTEES AS APC SENATORS KICK

PDP lawmakers calm, beneficiaries hail appointments By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Terhemba Daka and John Akubo (Abuja) Barely 24 hours after the Senate unveiled the chairmen of its 69 standing committees, early signs of rancour have appeared in the caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Read More …