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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent at PREMIUM TIMES. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where he also obtained an Masters's degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Twitter: @nastogo

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Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Eighth House of Reps ‘most productive in Nigeria’s history’ – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said the legislature under his leadership ensured speedy passage of executive bills and other requests to help facilitate the policies and plans of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement by Mr Dogara's spokesperson, Turaki…

Uche-Secondus

Our lawmakers-elect free to contest NASS leadership, PDP insists

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has restated its earlier stance that despite being a minority in the incoming National Assembly, its members could seek to lead the legislative chambers. The opposition party, however, said it is yet to decide on who to support for the National Assembly leadership positions. Nigeria's…

House of Reps

Reps to probe N20 trillion ‘non-remitted’ stamp duty

The House of Representatives has resolved to probe an alleged non-remittance of stamp duty revenue by deposit banks in the country. The lawmakers paased the resolution after adopting a motion of urgent national importance brought before it by Goni Lawal (APC, Yobe). The stamp duty is the tax placed on…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps Speakership: Gbajabiamila should step down for me – APC lawmaker

A female aspirant to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nkiru Onyejeocha, has called on Femi Gbajabiamila to step down for her. Ms Onyejeocha, a third term member from Abia State, made the appeal at the National Assembly on Tuesday while briefing journalists. The two are…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

Osun: PDP rejects inclusion of ex-Lagos judge in appeal committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the inclusion of a former judge in the Lagos State high court, J.O Oyewole, in the Osun State Governorship Election Appeal Tribunal. The party registered its grievances during a press briefing on Tuesday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. Briefing journalists in his…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Dogara replies Tinubu, accuses him of ‘wayward lust for power’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has replied the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over his comments accusing the two presiding officers of the National Assembly of budget impropriety. Mr Dogara accused the APC leader of having a "wayward lust for power"…

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Speakership: Gbajabiamila responds to colleague’s ‘no retreat, no surrender’ statement

An aspirant for the position of House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has responded to a statement credited to the campaign team of another aspirant for the same position, Umaru Bago. Mr Bago's team had said on Wednesday that the lawmaker would not drop his ambition. The declaration followed the…

Members of the House of Reps

Reps recieve 2019 budget report

The House of Representatives committee on appropriations has laid the report of 2019 budget before the whole house. The report was laid on Wednesday by the chairman of the house committee on appropriations, Mustapha Dawaki. He, however, did not give details of the report. The Senate Committee on Appropriation had…

Femi Gbajabiamila

North Central Reps Reject Gbajabiamila as Speaker, Present Candidate

Members of the North-Central caucus of the House of Representatives have rejected the choice of Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, as Speaker in the 9th assembly. The lawmakers, while making this known in the National Assembly on Wednesday, also vowed to go ahead with the contest and present John Dyegh as…

House of Reps

Reps to engage Buhari, security chiefs over killings

Members of the House of Representatives have resolved to engage President Muhammadu Buhari over his inability to end the recurrent killings and banditry across the country. The lawmakers said the failure by the president to explain the issues raised by the house would confirm the opinion of some that the…

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

North Central ‘elders’ reject APC’s choice, Gbajabiamila, for House Speaker

Elders under the aegis of North Central Elders Forum have formerly endorsed the Deputy House Leader of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase, for the seat of the speaker in the ninth assembly. The forum made its stand known on Tuesday at a press conference in Abuja. Muhammadu Ari-Gwaska, who…

Bethel Amadi

Tambuwal, Ihedioha in attendance as Reps pay tribute to late colleague

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and the Governor-elect of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, joined their former colleagues in the House of Representatives on Tuesday to pay tributes to a former chief whip in the 7th Assembly, Bethel Amadi. The late lawmaker from Imo State died last month after a…

Magaji Aliyu reciting the opening prayers

Gbajabiamila formally declares ambition to be Reps Speaker (LIVE UPDATES)

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will today formally declare his intention to vie for the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives in the ninth assembly. The event is holding at the Lagos/Osun hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The lawmaker, who represents Surulere…

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Gbajabiamila set to officially declare House speakership bid

The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will on Sunday officially declare his intention to run for office of the speaker in the ninth assembly. According to Mr. Gbajabiamila’s office, the event will start by 2pm at the Lagos/Osun hall of Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja. The Lagos…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

It’s Official: PDP’s Samuel Ortom wins re-election as Benue governor

The Benue State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the just concluded supplementary governorship election in the state. Mr Ortom, who recently defected to the PDP, defeated his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 31 other contestants.…

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

Governor Ortom set to win Benue supplementary election

The Benue State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samuel Ortom, is expected to be declared the winner of the governorship election in the state. From the results of the supplementary governorship election collated from 21 out of the 22 Local governments affected so far, the PDP…

Counting of votes at a polling unit where there was a rerun

Benue Governorship: Final results of supplementary election (LIVE UPDATES)

The final collation of the supplementary election results in Benue State has started. The collation is holding at the INEC state headquarters in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Before the supplementary election, Governor Samuel Ortom of the PDP, who scored 410,576 votes, had a lead of 81,554 votes over Emmanuel…

Benue on map

INEC collation officer shot in Benue

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local…

Benue on map

Supplementary Polls: Vehicles transporting election materials attacked in Benue

Some vehicles transporting election materials to one of the polling units in Benue State have been attacked. The attack, which was carried out by yet to be identified persons along Zaki Biam in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, left some of the escorts injured. The materials were being…

APC, PDP battle in supplementary governorship elections in five states (LIVE UPDATES)

After the March 9 governorship elections across the country, the polls in six states – Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto – were declared inconclusive. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained that the decision to declare the elections inconclusive was derived from Clause 34 (e) of its Regulation…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

Supplementary Elections: PDP fumes as INEC holds crucial security meeting with agencies

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that there was a clandestine security meeting by the presidency with certain top officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to hijack the upcoming supplementary elections. The party made this known in a press conference by its National Publicity Secretary,…

PDP National chairman, Uche Secondus.

Bauchi Rerun: PDP writes INEC, says no basis for supplementary elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written to the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, expressing its displeasure over its decision to conduct supplementary governorship election in Bauchi State. According to a letter dated March 21, 2018 and signed by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, the PDP…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Saraki to APC: Your victory will be short-lived

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded polls will be short-lived. The Senate president stated this on Wednesday at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. Mr Saraki…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP drags judge who halted Bauchi guber collation to NJC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the National Judicial Council over what it described as violation of the Constitution and Electoral Act by Ekwo Inyang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The party made this known in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday…

House of Reps

APC North-Central Reps want Speaker’s position

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the North-Central zone in the House of Representatives have called on the ruling party to zone the position of the speaker to their zone. The lawmakers made the demand at a press conference after the plenary on Tuesday. Speaking on behalf of…