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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 of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila meeting with Chinese Ambassador. Photo Credit: Speaker’s office

Coronavirus: Gbajabiamila, House leaders meet Chinese ambassador; protest maltreatment of Nigerians

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed displeasure over the inhuman treatment meted out on some Nigerians by the Chinese authorities in Beijing. Mr Gbajabiamila said at a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, that the inhuman treatment on Nigerians in China must…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Coronavirus: Reps to legalise, monitor spending of donations

The House of Representatives will give legislative backing and monitor the spending of funds donated to the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said. Mr Gbajabiamila said this in Abuja on Thursday during a meeting on the update on COVID-19 between the leadership of the National…

The Senior Adviser to President Buhari on Social Investments (NSIP), Mariam Uwais

Nigerian lawmakers repeatedly tried to manipulate NSIP beneficiaries – Presidential Aide

Nigerian lawmakers repeatedly tried to manipulate the list of beneficiaries of the government's social investment programmes (NSIP), a presidential aide has said. The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, accused members of the Senate and the House of Representatives of repeatedly attempting to insert names…

The Senior Adviser to President Buhari on Social Investments (NSIP), Mariam Uwais

NSIP: Buhari’s adviser replies NASS leadership, says claims false, dangerous

A presidential aide has responded to the leadership of the National Assembly which faulted the implementation of the social investment programme (NSIP) of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The response was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Maryam Uwais, the special adviser to the president on social investment. The NSIPs…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Chinese Doctors: Hold Buhari responsible for any coronavirus upsurge- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for any upsurge in COVID-19 infections and deaths following the arrival of Chinese doctors on Wednesday. Federal authorities say the medical team from China, where the coronavirus first broke out, are in the country to assist…

National Assembly leadership during a meeting with power stakeholders

Coronavirus: Reps seek two-month free electricity supply to Nigerians

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by Lanre Lasisi, the speaker’s spokesperson. The house had, last week, passed a bill seeking to grant companies a…

Coronavirus: Send our donations to various states, PDP lawmakers tell Gbajabiamila

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has urged the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to send the donated salaries of its members to their various states, rather than into the national purse. The leader of the caucus, Kingsley Chinda, made the call in a statement he issued…

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

Reps donate two months’ salary to combat Coronavirus

The entire members of the House of Representatives have resolved to donate their two months salary to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, made the announcement in a video he shared on Facebook, Tuesday afternoon. The Reps' announcement is coming about 24 hours after…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

Coronavirus: Buhari failed to address real concerns — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-awaited address on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic came "empty" and failed to address the impact of the scourge on Nigeria. The president had in his broadcast called on Nigerians to support the surveillance and control measures adopted by the…

Lagos sea port usef to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Coronavirus: We’ve no record of cases detected on vessels, NPA replies NCDC

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated that it has not recorded any coronavirus case on any vessel. The NPA was responding to a statement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday on the update of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria. The NCDC had announced that it recorded…

Gunmen used to illustrate the story

Suspected bandits kill 29 security operatives in Niger

Armed men suspected to be bandits have killed at least 29 security officials in Niger State, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The victims were members of a joint security patrol team compromising officials of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Police Force and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The attack…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

Bauchi governor tests positive to coronavirus

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for COVID-19, his office confirmed Tuesday. The governor had announced his decision to self-isolate on his suspicion he may have contracted the virus. Mr Mohammed said he boarded the same flight and shook hands with Muhammed Atiku Abubakar, the son of Nigeria’s…

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

Coronavirus: PDP lawmakers criticise Buhari over ‘poor handling’ of outbreak

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over what it describes as his poor handling of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. The lawmakers in a statement by their leader, Kingsley Chinda, on Saturday said Nigeria is yet to come up with…

House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. Photo credit: Speaker’s Media Office

Coronavirus: Nigerian lawmakers call for ban on large gatherings

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday called for a ban on public gatherings especially at churches, mosques and other places of worship. The lawmakers pushed for this after adopting an amendment by the Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, to a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance. The…

House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. Photo credit: Speaker’s Media Office

UPDATED: Coronavirus: Reps wants visitors banned from National Assembly

The House of Representatives has called for a ban on entry of visitors to the premises of the National Assembly. This was sequel to a motion of urgent national importance moved by Mukhtar Chawai (Kaduna, APC) on Wednesday during plenary. The motion was originally on the need to ban entry…

DSTV zappae

Reps call on DSTV, others to introduce Pay As You Go tariff

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to interface with Mutichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) plan. The lawmakers made the resolution on Tuesday while adopting a motion by Unyime Idem (Akwa-Ibom, PDP).…

House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. Photo credit: Speaker’s Media Office

Rep asks colleagues to help pay for education of out-of-school children

To reduce Nigeria's out-of-school children, the world's highest, every Nigerian lawmaker needs to donate a share of their quarterly allowances to return the children back to school, a lawmaker said Thursday. When Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta) said this on Thursday, on the floor of the House of Representatives, there were…

SENATE: National Assembly {NASS}

Reps call for end to “baby factories” in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to forestall the activities of baby factories through effective intelligence gathering and dissemination of information. The lawmakers made this call on Tuesday while adopting a motion by Ossy Prestige (Abia, APGA). The motion was titled “Need to Address the Menace…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Reps probe CBN, FIRS, others over forex racketeering

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate Nigeria’s apex bank, CBN, and FIRS over alleged racketeering in allocating of foreign exchange. The House took this decision on Thursday after adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the chairman, committee on finance, James Faleke (Lagos, APC).…

National Commandant, Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Police allegedly cart away TV sets, computers from Peace Corps office

Officers of the Nigerian police have allegedly carted away at least 10 television sets from the unsealed headquarters of the Nigerian Peace Corps during their stay. The headquarters of the Corps located at number 15, Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme Street, Jabi, Abuja, was sealed off on the orders…

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

Gbajabiamila Speaks On Mum’s Dubai Birthday Party

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has advised journalists to be objective and accurate in their reporting. The speaker stated this while responding to reports that he hosted a lavish 90th birthday party for his mother in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on tax payers' funds. Sahara Reporters,…

SENATE: National Assembly {NASS}

Reps passes bill criminalising casualisation of worker

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to amend the Labour Act to criminalise casualisation of workers in Nigeria. The bill, which seeks to prohibit engagement of casual workers beyond six months, was sponsored by Olawale Raji (APC, Lagos). Leading the debate for the…

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

UPDATED: Reps suspend plenary for two weeks over Coronavirus

The House of Representatives has resolved to proceed on a two weeks break over a possible spread of Coronavirus. The lawmakers said the suspension is to enable the management install facilities to screen and detect the deadly virus. Nigeria recorded its first case of coronavirus after an Italian national who…

Kaduna State map [PHOTO CREDIT: Intelligent CIO]

Gunmen ‘kill over 50 in Kaduna villages’

Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked four communities in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed about 51 persons. The incident which which took place on Sunday affected Kerawa, Zareyawa and Marina all in Kerawa Ward of the local government. According to a report by Daily Trust newspaper, the…

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…