Five Things To Know About Ahmad Lawan, The New Majority Speaker

Exclusive: By Adenike Lucas

A Senator from Yobe North has been announced the new majority leader.

Senator Ahmad Lawan replaces his colleague from Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume.

A letter stating Senator Ali-Ndume’s sack was read by the Senate President, senator Bukola Saraki at plenary today, 10, January, 2017.

Senator Saraki was presented with the letter – Notice of Vote of No Confidence / Change of Leadership request to remove Ali Ndume, which was signed by 39 out of the 63 lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The former leader who represents Borno South is said to be one of those pushing for the nomination of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu as the substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, despite a damming intelligence report that confirmed several allegation of corruption published on this Newpaper about Mr Magu.

On Thursday, 15, 2016, the Senate had rejected Mr Magu’s nomination based on an indicting report by the Department of State Security, DSS.

The DSS report confirmed many of the allegation made by EFCC staffers against their boss.

Many of this allegation which includes corruption, bullying and fraternising with the arrested DSS suspect, Umar Mohammed were detailed in this blog in an investigation spanning over seven months.

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The Senate Spokesperson, Sabi Abudllahi, relayed the Senates’ position to the public, however,  Senator Ali Ndume, one of those still secretly pushing for Mr Magu, despite evidence of corruption levelled against him, failed to heed the decision made by his peers.


DENISAURUS NEWS has compiled a full list of the lawmakers who said they lost confidence in Ali Ndume.

  1. Senator Mustapha Bukar, Katsina North
  2. Senator Ibrahim Abdulahi, Sokoto South
  3. Senator Kabiru Gaya, Kano South
  4. Senator Ibrahim Gobir, Sokoto North
  5. Senator Isa Misau, Bauchi Central
  6. Senator Sabo Mohammed, Jigawa Southwest
  7. Senator Binta Masi Garba, Adamawa North
  8. Senator Monsurat Sumonu, Oyo Central
  9. Senator Abdullahi Gumel, Jigawa Northwesr
  10. Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso, Ogun Central
  11. Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Lagos East
  12. Senator Dino Melaye, Kogi West
  13. Senator Babajide Omoworare, Osun East
  14. Senator Magnus Abe, Rivers Southeast
  15. Senator Suleiman Nazif, Bauchi North
  16. Senator Jibrin Barau, Kano North
  17. Senator Danjuma Goje,  Gombe Central
  18. Senator Ahmad Lawan, Yobe North
  19. Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Ondo Central
  20. Senator Ubali Shitu, Jigawa Northeast
  21. Senator Joshua Dariye, Plateau Central
  22. Senator Usman Nafada, Gombe North
  23. Senator Kabiru Marafa, Zamfara Central
  24. Senator Benjamin Nwajumogu, Imo North
  25. Senator David Umaru, Niger South
  26. Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central
  27. Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Kano Central
  28. Senator Francis Alimikhea, Edo Central
  29. Senator Suileman Hunkuyi, Kaduna North
  30. Senator Ali Wakili, Bauchi South
  31. Senator Tijani Kaura, Zamfara North
  32. Senator Abubakar Yusuf, Taraba Central
  33. Senator Shaba Lafiagi, Kwara South
  34. Senator Umar Kurfi, Katsina Central
  35. Senator Baba Garbai, Borno Central
  36. Senator Rafiu Adebayo, Kwara South
  37. Senator Tijani Kaura, Zamfara North
  38. Senator yahaya Abdullahi, Kebbi North
  39. Senator Aliyu Abubakar, Niger North

DENISAURUS NEWS has produced five things you ought to know about Senator Lawan.


  1. Lawan was born in 1959 (57 years). He was first elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1999. He became a Senator in 2007.
  2. Before venturing into politics, he was a lecturer.
  3. Lawan who represents Yobe North graduated from UNIMAID-MAIDUGURI in 1984. He holds a PhD.
  4. In 2015, he contested to be Senate president but lost out to Senator Bukola Saraki of Kwara Central.
  5. His Constituency address is listed as –  NO 12 GASHUA ROAD. Members from Yobe North can reach him on – 07055090323.





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