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Jul 30, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
BREAKING: ECOWAS imposes stiff restrictions, directs the following measures to take immediate effect on Niger Republic 👇

1. Closure of Land and air borders between ECOWAS and Niger.

2. Institution of ECOWAS no flight zone to all commercial flights to and fro Niger. 3. Suspension of all commercial and financial transactions between ECOWAS member states and Niger.

4. Freeze all service transactions including energy transactions.

5. Freeze assets of Niger Republic in all ECOWAS Central banks.
Jul 28, 2023 11 tweets 2 min read
RE: LET THE MASSES BREATH Image We are deeply concerned about the negative tilting of a very harmless statement by President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, about his deep concern and that of the Senate on the plight of the ordinary Nigerians as a result of the prevailing economic situation in the country.
Jul 7, 2022 24 tweets 6 min read

Kuje terrorists attack symptomatic of security failure, insider conspiracy - Senate President

…says relevant authorities must be sanctioned

…faults lack of CCTV at correctional centre President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that Tuesday’s attack on the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre by terrorists speaks volumes about the failure of the country’s security architecture.
Jul 6, 2022 9 tweets 1 min read
Senate President mourns OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has mourned the death of the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo. Lawan describes the sudden death of Barkindo, who was to conclude his second term at OPEC at the end of July, as tragic.
May 24, 2021 33 tweets 5 min read
National toll-free emergency bill ‘ll guarantee prompt response to emergencies - Lawan

…As Senate mulls 112 as toll free number to report accidents, kidnappings, others President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday said that the National Toll-Free Emergency Bill presently before the National Assembly would establish a channel and put in place a structure to guarantee swift security response for Nigerians in times of emergencies.
May 21, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read

Senate President mourns Chief of Army Staff, other officers killed in air crash Image The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed deep sadness over the tragic death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers killed in an air crash on Friday while on official trip to Kaduna.
Jul 18, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read

The attention of the office of the President of the Senate has been drawn to a rather puerile media report that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, is making plans to run for president in 2023. The report was first published by the Daily Independent newspaper of Friday, 17th July, 2020 and reproduced later by the Sahara Reporters.
Jul 7, 2020 20 tweets 4 min read
Earlier today, the President of the Senate, His Excellency, Ahmad Lawan, received in audience the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige who came on a courtesy visit with a delegation of the ministry and officials of the National Directorate of Employment. Ngige said he was at the National Assembly to make some clarifications regarding the Public Works Programme of the ministry over which an altercation ensued between the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo and the National Assembly Joint Committee on Labour.
Jun 27, 2020 8 tweets 1 min read
Senate President refutes media report on alleged N-Power job slots

The attention of the Office of the President of the Senate has been drawn to a publication on the Sahara Reporters portal purporting that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management... allocated N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate President and other lawmakers.
Apr 9, 2020 33 tweets 5 min read
COVID-19: Senate President applauds Presidential Task Force, urges better coordination. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday applauded members of the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19 for their
efforts in the management of the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Apr 9, 2020 23 tweets 4 min read
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE REACTION TO SOME NEWSPAPER REPORTS OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT The attention of the leadership of the @nassnigeria has been drawn to reactions to some newspaper reports on its meeting with the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, which held on Tuesday 7th April, 20
Apr 8, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
The official statement on the meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly was very clear but there was a bit of misrepresentation by one or two Newspapers. @IlsaAida One: there was nowhere in the statement that SIP was described as a "failure" as reported by the Nation newspaper or a "scam" as reported by the Sun newspapers.
Oct 27, 2019 11 tweets 2 min read

Ninth N’Assembly determined to bring change to Nigeria - Senate President.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the ninth National Assembly is working assiduously as a team to bring change to Nigeria. "The ninth National Assembly is determined to bring change to Nigeria," Lawan said at the weekend while addressing his constituents in Yobe state.

"We want to work as a team in the National Assembly without recourse to our different political platforms.
Oct 22, 2019 17 tweets 3 min read
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.
Oct 2, 2019 15 tweets 3 min read

Senate to review Production Sharing Contract Act - Lawan
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Wednesday that the Production Sharing Contract Act of 1993 will be reviewed. Lawan spoke while declaring open a public hearing convened by Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committees on Finance on 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP).
Sep 24, 2019 52 tweets 6 min read
SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AHMAD IBRAHIM LAWAN, PhD, CON, ON THE RESUMPTION OF THE SENATE, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 Distinguished colleagues, I am pleased to welcome us back after a well-deserved recess. The recess was another opportunity for us to interact and engage with our constituents.