AHMED LAWAN FACES REBELLION AS SENATORS FEEL BETRAYED OVER SENATE COMMITTEES’ COMPOSITION

Fred Itua, Abuja Like President Muhammadu Buhari, who for 12 years, tried without success to clinch the number one position in the country, the current President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in 2015, took a shot at the plum job, but missed the opportunity as he was outwitted by Bukola Saraki. Therefore, for four years, Lawan watched from the sidelines. Despite series of alleged attempts to topple Saraki, like a pack of cards, everything crashed. Lawan gave up the chase when it became obvious that the pendulum wouldn’t move in his…

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SENATE SET TO REVIEW COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP AS PRESSURE CONTINUES ON LAWAN

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The crisis that rocked the Senate over the composition of the committees appeared to have been resolved as the aggrieved lawmakers have halted their protest. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the federal lawmakers backed down on their agitations following peace moves initiated by the body of principal officers in the upper chamber. It was learnt  that those who felt aggrieved by the outcome of the committee sharing arrangements  were said to have been assured that the selection committee would soon  review the panels’ composition. One of …

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SENATE NAMES, 69 COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN, SEE THEM

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday announced the composition of its standing committees as it adjourned plenary to Sept 24 th. Some of the Committee chairmen are, Senators Barau Jibrin ( Appropriations ) , Ali Ndume ( Army ) , Dino Melaye ( Aviation) , Ibikunle Amosun ( Capital Market ) , Ike Ekweremadu ( Environment) , Abubakar Kyari ( FCT ) , Adeola Olamilekan ( Finance ) , Ibrahim Oloriegbe ( Health) , Sikiru Oshinowo ( Industry ) , Kashim Shettima ( Interior ) ,Teslim Folarin ( Local…

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LAWAN MAY CONSTITUTE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES THIS WEEK

Sunday Aborisade The President of the Senate,  Ahmed Lawan, may announce the standing committees of the upper chamber this week following pressure from his colleagues. Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH revealed that the leaders of the Senate decided to make the announcement before members would proceed on their two-month annual recess to enable them to resolve any issues that might arise from the list during the break. It was also learnt that the leaders of the House of Representatives decided to rescind their decision to postpone the constitution of the lower chamber’s committees…

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