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Former of the , , has congratulated Ahmed Lawan on his emergence as the President of the 9th .

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Saraki also congratulated Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who is the new Deputy Senate President as well as Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and his Deputy, Ahmed Idris Wase, on their emergence as the new presiding officers.

“Congratulations to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege and Deputy Speaker Idris Wase as they begin their journey as presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly.

“As you set forth on your legislative endeavours in the next four years, I ask that you always put the Nigerian people first in all that you do and protect the integrity of the legislative institution.

“I wish you all, Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members, utmost success as you to serve our nation and its great people,” Saraki said.

Lawan, who succeeds Saraki, polled 79 votes to defeat his only contender, Ali Ndume, who polled 28 votes.

Omo-Agege emerged his vice, after polling 68 votes to defeat former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who polled 37 votes.

‘Gbaja’, as fondly called, succeeds Yakubu Dogara. He polled 283 votes to defeat Umar Bago who garnered 76 votes.

Wase, who was elected unopposed, succeeds Yusuf Lasun.

 

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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’s , Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has stated that his leadership as Nigeria’s ninth Senate was not for personal reasons.

Speaking at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, Lawan submitted that working for the success of the of the Senate President was more important than occupying the because of its paraphernalia.

He said that the election that brought him into office as the Senate President cut across different political lines, noting that the Senate under his leadership would not discriminate against any one because party leaning.

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“It’s one thing to be the Senate President and National Chairman of the National Assembly, it’s another thing to and succeed. Probably, that is the most difficult challenge and I want to invite and urge you to join us in our quest for nation building.”

“Our leadership of the National Assembly is not for personal reasons.”

“I believe that our country needs us. They need one hand on deck to move forward and that means that the lawmakers must be proactive to perform their statutory responsibility.”

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We are not going to be partisan because it is important to us to know that our elections into the office of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President clearly show bipartisan.

“We are going to seize this opportunity to work together cohesively in the interest of the nation.”

He commended Senate Press Corps for exhibiting utmost level of professionalism during and after election of principal officers of the National Assembly that led to his emergence as Senate President.”

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Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has announced the sale of Forte Oil Plc.

Otedola, who was chairman of the oil firm, had announced plans to sell off his 75 per cent stake in the company to “maximise the opportunities in refining”.

In a message he posted on Instagram on Wednesday, he confirmed that the process is now complete.

According to Otedola, he is now prepared to focus on his investment in the power sector.

“A few years ago, my team and I embarked on an arduous task of transforming a moribund petroleum marketing business, African Petroleum Plc (formerly British Petroleum) into Forte Oil Plc; a leading integrated solutions provider with solid footprints in downstream petroleum marketing, Upstream Services and Power Generation and one in which we built intrinsic value to the benefits of our shareholders.

“In line with my principle of business focus, we have divested from our marketing and upstream businesses and shall from now on focus and consolidate on the gains of our power generation business, Geregu Power Plc. We wish our successors the very best and urge them to build on our legacies which have been established since 1964,” he wrote.

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