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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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2019: PDP alleges impersonation, threatens legal action

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said unauthorised persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election. In a statement on Friday evening by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the impersonators allegedly…

Benue State University

Reps urge NYSC to reverse suspension of Benue varsity

The House of Representatives has called on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its decision to suspend the Benue State University (BSU) from participation in the scheme this period. The House made this call after adopting a matter of urgent national importance on Thursday by Orker Jev (Benue,…

JUST IN: APC, PDP Reps defect to other parties

The two major political parties in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC) and People's Democratic Party (PDP) have lost one member each to other parties. The two members: Akinlaja Joseph who represents Ondo East/West federal constituency of Ondo State and Olatoye Temitope representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

ANALYSIS: Amidst controversial primaries in states, APC set to submit list of candidates

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties are expected to submit their list of candidates for the 2019 general elections today. The electoral commission (INEC) had in a notice to all the political parties directed them to conduct primaries as required by the Electoral Act 2010 (as…

National Assembly Complex

2019 Elections: Confusion as Senate, Reps approve ‘different’ sums for INEC, security agencies

Amidst the urgency to quickly approve funds for the 2019 election, the Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved what appeared different sums for the electoral commission, INEC, and security agencies. While the House of Representatives approved a total of N831 billion (N831,259,220,255.00) for INEC and five security…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Dogara declares two Reps’ seats vacant

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has declared Kankia/Kusada and Toro federal constituencies of Katsina and Bauchi States vacant. This declaration is coming as a result of the swearing in of two members of the House: Ahmed Babba-Kaita and Lawal Gumau as senators by the senate president,…

House of Reps

Reps call for immediate release of colleague arrested by SARS

The members of the House of Representatives have called on the inspector general of the Nigerian police to grant the unconditional release of their colleague, Abubakar Lado (Niger, APC) who has been in Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) detention for the past three days. The members, on Wednesday, gave the inspector…

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

Reps appoint new deputy house leader

The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus of the House Representatives has named Idris Wase, a member from Plateau State, as the new deputy house leader. Mr. Wase replaces the late Umar Jibrin whose replacement as a lawmaker was sworn in on Wednesday. Mr. Jibrin died in April after a protracted…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Dogara swears in new Rep member

A new member of the House of Representatives, Haruna Isah, who was recently elected in a bye-election to represent Lokoja/Koton-Karfe federal constituency of Kogi State has been administered his oath of office by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Mr. Isah won the by-election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

We won’t remove Dogara, top APC Rep says

The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, has dismissed rumours of possible removal of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Mr Dogara, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) like the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is expected to face…

Members of the House of Reps

Reps adjourn plenary over demise of colleague

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday adjourned their plenary to the next day over the demise of their colleague, Funke Adedoyin. PREMIUM TIMES reported Mrs Adedoyin's death. She represented Irepodun Isin/ Ekiti /Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State and died after a brief illness. The motion for…

Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Sun Nigeria]

2019: Atiku’s challengers react to his emergence as PDP presidential candidate

Presidential aspirants who lost to Atiku Abubakar in the Peoples Democratic Party primary have pledged to support him. Mr Abubakar defeated 11 other aspirants at the opposition party's convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday and Sunday. The former vice president scored 1,532 votes, more than double that…

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

PDP Convention: In victory speech, Atiku pays tribute to Obasanjo, Wike, others

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has given a victory speech and accepted to be the party's flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election. Mr Abubakar polled 1,532 votes to defeat 11 other contestants in the primary which ended on Sunday afternoon in Port Harcourt, Rivers…

Ex-minister John Odey is dead

A former Minister of Information, and later of Environment, John Odey, is dead. He was 58. Details of his passage are still sketchy but his death was announced on Sunday by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, at the party's convention in Port Harcourt. Mr Secondus…

Dino and saraki

PDP Convention: Saraki’s core supporters speak on Atiku’s victory

The election of Atiku Abubakar as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 was fair and transparent exercise which no aspirants would challenge, two PDP senators said. Dino Melaye and Isa Misau, from Kogi and Bauchi respectively, both supported Senate President Bukola Saraki in the primary. They said…

Governor Nyesom Wike shaking hands with Atiku Abubakar

PDP Convention: Wike congratulates Atiku, exits venue

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, left the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party convention before the convention ended. Mr Wike left shortly after congratulating the winner of the party's presidential primary, Atiku Abubakar. He was promptly followed out of the Port Harcourt venue by many of his supporters. The…

Atiku Abubakar [Photo: THISDAYLIVE]

2019: Atiku emerges PDP presidential candidate; to challenge Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, a retired Customs officer and Nigeria's vice president between 1999 and 2007, has been elected the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At a PDP national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, held Saturday and Sunday, Mr Abubakar defeated 11 other aspirants to clinch the hotly-contested…

PDP Convention: Votes polled by each presidential aspirant (LIVE UPDATES)

Sorting of ballots has now been concluded in the Peoples Democratic Party national convention and presidential primaries opened by the party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, yesterday. Results are set to be announced by party electoral officers, who placed the total number of accredited delegates from the 36 states and FCT…

Aokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, venue of the PDP convention.

PDP Convention (LIVE UPDATES): Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others in final showdown for presidential ticket

Presidential aspirants, delegates, party officials, independent observers, journalists and other accredited participants have gathered in Port Harcourt for the Peoples Democratic Party 2018 National Convention. The event, officially scheduled for 6-7 October in the major commercial hub, would end in the emergence of a presidential candidate for Nigeria's main opposition…

Uche-Secondus

PDP Convention: Aspirants in last minute push to lobby lawmakers

Ahead of the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday in Port Hacourt, Rivers State, not less than three aspirants have met with the caucus of the National Assembly. The various meetings which were mostly to solicit support of the lawmakers were held in the same venue,…

PDP governors [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post]

PDP Convention: Governors meet, reject consensus candidature

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have agreed not to back any particular candidate at the national convention of the party on Saturday, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Multiple sources privy to the outcome of a meeting held at Government House in Port Harcourt told PREMIUM TIMES the governors asked…

Swiss Spirit Hotel and Suites in Port-Harcourt.

PDP Convention: Visitors stranded as aspirants overbook hotels in Port Harcourt

It was only Thursday - two days to the showdown - but hotels in Port Harcourt were so occupied that visitors who arrived ahead of Saturday's national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are at the risk of being stranded. A PREMIUM TIMES survey of both luxury and budget…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

2019: Fresh crisis brews in APC as governors set for battle with Oshiomhole

A fresh crisis is brewing in the ranks of Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) with at least four state governors prepared for battle with the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. The state governors: Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

2019: Tambuwal in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday night held a closed- door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his Abeokuta residence. Mr Tambuwal seeks to be president in 2019 on the platform of the opposition party, PDP. Mr Tambuwal who addressed journalists after the meeting which lasted for…

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

2019: Kano PDP gubernatorial candidate not my son-in-law – Kwankwaso

A former governor of Kano State and presidential aspirant under the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has denied reports that Abba Kabiru Yusuf, the gubernatorial candidate of his party in the state is his son-in-law. Mr Kwankwaso who spoke exclusively to PREMIUM TIMES in an interview said Mr Yusuf…