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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent who covers the House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi where he also obtained an M.sc Public Relations and Advertising from the Department of Mass Communications. He can be reached on Twitter @nastogo and Facebook: http://facebook.com/nastogo

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House of Reps

Another PDP lawmaker decamps to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, Hassan Anthony, has defected from the People's Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Anthony’s defection was announced on the floor of the House at the start of Wednesday's plenary. The lawmaker who represents Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu constituency,…

House of Reps

Absenteeism: Reps step down four motions due to absence of lawmakers

The House of Representatives on Tuesday stepped down four out of six motions it had scheduled for deliberation due to absence of the sponsors. The motions, whose sponsors were absent, include “Call for Reconstruction of Bauchi - Gombe - Yola Federal Highway” and “Call to Explore the Use of Cement…

Xenophobia: Ex-South African president, Mbeki, meets Nigerian lawmakers

As part of efforts to bring lasting solution to recurring xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, a delegation from the House of Representatives has met a former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki. The delegation led by the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, was received by Mr. Mbeki at his…

Centenary City: Reps want Anyim, Bala Mohammed,others investigated, prosecuted

The House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Code of Conduct Bureau and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate and prosecute former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, and other promoters of the Centenary City, Abuja, for their roles in the acquisition of land for the controversial…

Cattle herd used to illustrate the story.

Benue Killings: Protesters besiege National Assembly

Protesters on Thursday blocked the entrance of the National Assembly and demanded the immediate evacuation of Fulani herdsmen from Benue State. The protesters, who identified themselves as Vanguard Against Tiv Massacre, said they were sick and tired of the senseless killings which they said have rendered many of them homeless.…

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

Bill to establish EFCC Court passes second reading in House of Reps

A bill to amend the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has Act passed second reading on Wednesday in the House of Representatives. The bill which seeks to establish an EFCC Court to provide quick recovery procedures for stolen asset was sponsored by Bede-Eke Uchenna, a Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker from…

Disarm all herdsmen, Reps tell Nigerian govt.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday Called on the Federal Government to urgently constitute a presidential task force to disarm all herdsmen in Buruku Federal Constituency, other parts of Benue State and throughout the Federal republic of Nigeria. This was contained in a motion jointly sponsored by the Benue State…

Two people kidnapped, one shot as armed robbers attack motorists on Abuja-Kaduna road

Two people were kidnapped and another shot on Thursday when armed robbers attacked their vehicle along the Bwari-Jere highway. The highway is an alternate route that links the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to Kaduna State. The shot victim, Lawal Adamu, narrated the incident to PREMIUM TIMES from his hospital bed at…

Internally Displaced Persons

Boko Haram: Nigeria receives 22,463 returnees from Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and Borno State Emergency Management in collaboration with Nigerian Immigration service have received 22, 463 returnees from Niger Republic to Damsak Town in Mobar L.G.A Borno state. The return of displaced persons came as a result of an Agreement signed between Nigeria, Cameroon and…

Reps want Kogi, Enugu, Anambra declared oil producing states

The House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Federal Government to declare Kogi, Enugu and Anambra as oil producing states. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion jointly moved by Emmanuel Egwu, Tony Nwoye and Patrick Asadu from the three states respectively. Speaking on their behalf, Mr. Egwu said…

Buhari has delivered only one of 13 campaign promises on corruption – Buharimeter

The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, has noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been able to achieve only one of 13 campaign promises he made to fight corruption in Nigeria. The group stated this in its February report on the performance level of the administration on corruption-related…

FIRS Headquarters

Reps to investigate funds collected from NITDA by FIRS

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a resolution to investigate the funds collected from the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, from 2010 to 2015 by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS. This followed the adoption of a motion raised by the Committee Chairman on ICT, Mohammed Onawo (PDP,…

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Reps probe resettlement of Abuja indigenous people

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution to probe the botched implementation of resettlement agreement entered with the indigenous people of the Federal Capital In a motion Tuesday, Timothy Golu, a PDP lawmaker from Plateau, said some government officials abused the process by allocating land to people against…

Nigerian lawmaker wants ‘Big Brother Naija’ banned

A member of the House of Representatives from Ogun State, Segun Adekoya, has called for the removal of the ‘Big Brother Naija’ reality TV show from Nigeria airwaves. Mr. Adekoya made the call via a motion in the parliament. Although the motion was slated for debate on Wednesday, his absence…