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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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Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

NIMASA fails to submit audited account for five years

The public accounts committee of the House of Representatives has resolved to probe the activities of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. The chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke, stated this on Thursday at the resumed public hearing on the agency. According to Mr Oke, the investigation is because…

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker house of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the House of Reps]

House of Reps suspends bill over plagiarism claim

The House of Representatives has suspended the consideration of a bill after a member accused the Senate of plagiarism. Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta), on Thursday told the house how a bill he sponsored was transmitted to the Senate for concurrence but was stepped down “for no reason”. The bill is…

The ongoing house of reps voting to elect new speaker from APC

Gbajabiamila administers oath on 4 new reps

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has administered the oath of office on four new members of the House of Representatives. The members who were sworn in at the beginning of plenary on Thursday all emerged from rerun elections held last weekend. The lawmakers are Abdullahi Abubakar…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila at the plenary today

Gbajabiamila inaugurates Doguwa, five other lawmakers-elect

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has administered the oath of office on Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, the erstwhile leader of the House, and six other members. The event took place at the chambers of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. In attendance were the governor of Kano State,…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Reps to amend Constitution to back Amotekun, others — Gbajabiamila

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that the House under his leadership will amend the constitution to back various security interventions in parts of the country. The speaker made this known on Wednesday while delivering his welcome address at the beginning of plenary. The speaker’s…

Ado Doguwa

My colleagues will decide my fate as house leader — Doguwa

The immediate past House of Representatives Majority leader and member-elect for Tudun Wada/Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has said that only his colleagues in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will determine whether he would reclaim the position. Mr Doguwa who just won the rerun election conducted…

House of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the house of reps]

Nigeria’s security situation ‘alarming’, we’re having sleepless nights – Reps

The House of Representatives has lamented about the security situation in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the House spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu (Abia, APC), stated that the security situation in the country was 'alarming.' "We will look at what pains you and pains us, that is insecurity in the…

Tambuwal replaces Dickson as PDP governors’ forum chairman

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has been elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors forum. The choice of Mr Tambuwal was made at the 88th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the PDP on Monday, according to a statement by Mohammad Bello, the governor’s special adviser. He replaces…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP tackles Buhari, says Amotekun a vote of no confidence on govt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that Amotekun and other state-sponsored security outfits in various parts of the country are direct votes of no confidence on the Buhari Presidency’s handling of security in the country. The party’s statement is coming on the heels of reactions toward the setting up…

PDP leaders protest in Abuja over Supreme Court Judgement.

Peter Obi, Secondus, other PDP leaders protest in Abuja over Imo governorship judgement

Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party held a protest on Monday in Abuja to denounce the recent Supreme Court judgement that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The protest was led by the party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, and other members of the national…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Imo Judgement: PDP leaders to stage protest

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resolved to stage a protest across the streets of Abuja over the recent verdict of the Supreme Court that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this on Friday during the party’s emergency National Executive…

PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus.

Imo Judgment: PDP demands review, asks CJN Tanko to step down

Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, has called for the immediate review and reversal of the decision of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship tussle. The party made this known on Wednesday at a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Abuja. Addressing journalists, the party’s national chairman, Uche…

PDP Headquarters

PDP to hold emergency NEC meeting

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is scheduled to hold an emergency National Executive Commitee (NEC) meeting on Friday. According to an announcement by its National Secretary, Ibrahim Tsauri, the meeting is to commence by 10 a.m. “All members of the PDP National Executive Committee(NEC) are hereby invited to an emergency…

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Imo Supreme Court Judgment: Another Sad Commentary – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election as another sad commentary on Nigeria’s democratic order. The Supreme Court had, on Tuesday, nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, as the governor of Imo State.…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court fixes date to decide Ganduje’s fate

The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed January 20 to deliver judgement in the governorship appeal challenging the re-election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor of Kano State. The apex court, consisting of a seven-member panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Tanko Mohammed, gave the date after taking arguments…

NJC: Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court rules on Sokoto, Kano, other governorship appeals

The Supreme Court is set to give judgements on five governorship election appeals today. They are those of Imo, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau and Benue States. In the March 9 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared governors Emeka Ihedioha of Imo, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Aminu Tambuwal…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

Appointment of Successor: You have failed, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comments that he would not 'pick' any successor before leaving office. The presidency on Monday had replied a popular cleric, Tunde Bakare, who advised President Buhari to pick his successor for the 2023 presidential election. President Buhari’s…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Why I visited President Buhari – Ex-lawmaker Jibrin

A former member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, says he visited President Muhammadu Buhari to commend him on his achievements throughout the year. The president received Mr Jibrin on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja. The former lawmaker was ousted from the 9th assembly by the Court…

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State [Photo: NAN]

Zamfara governor alleges plot to disrupt peace

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has alleged that some individuals have concluded plans to breach the peace in the state by sponsoring protests across the 14 local governments in the state. The governor made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Public Enlightenement, Media and Communication,…

Kano on map

Emirate Council dismisses two district heads in Kano

The Karaye Emirate Council in Kano State has dismissed the District Head of Kiru, Ibrahim Hamza, and that of Rimin-Gado, Shehu Muhammad, for alleged disloyalty. The council made the resolution during its second meeting presided by the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar, at his palace in Karaye. This was contained…

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

EXCLUSIVE: APC to name ex-Rep member as National Secretary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to announce a former House of Representatives member from Bauchi, Ibrahim Baba, as its new National Secretary, sources within the party and the presidency have confirmed. Mr Baba, who represented Katagum federal constituency in the 8th Assembly, replaces Mai Mala-Buni who resigned to…

Nigerian lawmaker, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, is dead

A member of the House of Representatives, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, is dead. The first term lawmaker who represents Magama/Rijau federal constituency of Niger State passed away on Monday morning. Associates of the late lawmaker confirmed his death to PREMIUM TIMES via telephone. According to a source who doesn’t want to be…

House of Representatives

IPPIS: Reps wade into FG/ASUU face-off

The House of Representatives has mandated three of its committees to intervene in the conflict between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the implementation of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) policy. President Muhammadu Buhari recently issued a directive for the implementation of…

The ongoing house of reps voting to elect new speaker from APC

Reps to investigate election violence in Bayelsa, Kogi

The House of Representatives has asked a committee to investigate cases of violence recorded in the recent governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The lawmakers made the resolution, on Tuesday, during plenary while adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the deputy Minority Leader, Toby…

8:45am: Governor Yahaya Bello casts his vote at Okene-Eba/Agassa/Ahache Ward, Unit 11, Okene Local Government

Yahaya Bello sweeps polling unit

The Kogi State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has defeated his closest rivals, Musa Wada of the PDP and Natasha Akpoti of SDP, in his polling unit. His polling unit is Okene-Eba/Agassa/Ahache Ward, Unit 11, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. The governor…