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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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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Your support will be rewarded, Yahaya Bello assures support groups

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended the various APC support groups for their continued support of his re-election bid with campaign materials and monetary donations. Governor Bello gave the commendation and assurance on Tuesday while receiving some leaders of non indigenes in Kogi State, who presented to him a…

EFCC

Constituency Projects Scam: Court orders interim forfeiture of N116 million

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order for interim forfeiture of N116 million linked to Hamza Barau and Hamshakin Ventures Ltd, as part of constituency projects funded by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, (SMEDAN) on behalf of some federal lawmakers. In a statement…

Governor Yahaya Bello hails judgement sacking Melaye, congratulates Adeyemi

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended the judgement of the Court Of Appeal which upheld the earlier judgement of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Tribunal nullifying the election of a senator, Dino Melaye. In a judgment delivered Friday morning, the appellate court agreed with the lower tribunal which…

The ongoing house of reps voting to elect new speaker

JUST IN: Reps pass 2020 budget for second reading

The House of Representatives has passed the 2020 budget for second reading. The House had commenced debate on the general principles of the appropriations act on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a spending plan of N10.3 trillion to the National Assembly, making next year’s proposed budget the country’s…

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

2020 Budget: Reps begin debate to pass appropriation bill for second reading

The House of Representatives has commenced debate on the general principles of the 2020 Appropriations Bill. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a spending plan of N10.3 trillion to the National Assembly, making next year’s proposed budget the country’s highest ever. The proposal shows that about a quarter of the…

Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu (Photo Credit: Logistics News, MOOV)

Reps urge Buhari to order immediate commencement of work at Enugu Airport

Members of the House of Representatives have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate commencement of works at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The lawmakers made the call while adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the Deputy Minority leader, Toby Okechukwu, and…

plenary

Reps to pass 2020 budget ‘first week of December’

The House of Representatives says it would pass the 2020 budget presented to it on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari in the first week of December. The president presented the 2020 budget proposal of N10.73 trillion to a joint session of the National Assembly. While presenting the budget, Mr Buhari…

Buhari in NASS

Buhari presents Nigeria’s 2020 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the year 2020 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly. Mr Buhari, who arrived the National Assembly chambers at about 2 p.m., presented the budget to lawmakers. The president announced that N125 billion was allocated to the National Assembly while N110…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari presents Nigeria’s 2020 budget to National Assembly (LIVE UPDATES)

All is set for President Muhammadu Buhari to present the year 2020 appropriation bill to a joint session of the National Assembly. This will be the first time the new leaders of the two chambers of the National Assembly, Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, will host the president in the…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Your criticism of Jonathan ‘misdirected, best suits Buhari’, PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress, APC’s ‘unwarranted invective' on former President Goodluck Jonathan was misdirected as it best suits President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC administration. The party stated this in reaction to the APC’s endorsement of former British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s earlier criticism…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Kogi Governorship: APC Campaign Council accuses PDP of violence

The Yahaya Bello/Edward Onoja Campaign Council in Kogi State has accused its main rival, Musa Wada, candidate of the opposition PDP, of sponsoring violence in the state. The campaign council through its spokesman, Kingsley Fanwo, frowned at the alleged loss of lives and destruction of property that heralded “Wada’s one…

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Crude Oil Theft: Reps constitute ad-hoc committee to investigate

The House of Representatives has set up a 13-man committee to investigate and determine the volume of oil extracted in the country on a daily basis. The lawmakers took the unanimous decision after adopting a motion by Chukwuma Umeoji (APGA, Anambra) at the plenary on Thursday. The committee led by…

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

Reps to inaugurate standing committees next week

The House of Representatives will on October 2 inaugurate the chairmen, deputy chairmen, and members of its standing committees. The Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, made the announcement on Thursday during plenary. Mr Wase said the committee members' list would be announced at the end of plenary on Thursday. He also…

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

Nigerian lawmakers call for free treatment of malaria in public hospitals

Members of the House of Representatives have called for the free treatment of malaria in public hospitals. The lawmakers also called on the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency on malaria. The lawmakers unanimously made the appeal while adopting a motion by Bem Mzomdu (PDP, Benue). Moving the…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari sends 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper to the Senate. This paves way for the submission of the 2020 budget. The announcement was made by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, upon resumption of plenary on Wednesday. The proposed expenditure for the 2020…

Nigerian senate chambers where senators attend plenary

P&ID Contract Scandal: Senate invites Malami, others

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to invite the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over the $9.6bn arbitral award against the Federal Government. The lawmakers took the decision after adopting a motion brought before it under Matters of Urgent National Importance by Michael Bamidele (PDP, Ekiti).…

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UPDATED: Nigerian lawmakers to revisit NGO regulatory bill – Speaker

The House of Representatives will revisit the controversial bill to regulate Non-Governmental Organisations, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has stated. The speaker stated it has become imperative to revisit the bill due to the activities of NGOs in the North-eastern part of Nigeria. Speaking during a debate on a motion brought under…

PDP Governors visit Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, [PHOTO CREDIT: Gov N.E. Wike Information]

As Wike tackles PDP, six governors visit him, call for unity

Governors of seven states of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Friday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Although an official said the meeting was just to commend Governor Nyesom Wike, the meeting is believed to have been held to pacify the Rivers governor to sheathe his sword against…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku finally speaks on defeat at presidential tribunal

Two weeks after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, lost at the presidential election petition tribunal, he has thanked Nigerians for their support throughout the tribunal sittings. The tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the PDP and Mr Abubakar, its presidential candidate. The judgment by the five-member tribunal was…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila flays security chiefs for not attending security meeting

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has criticised Nigeria's service chiefs for failing to attend a meeting he called to discuss security matter affecting the nation. Mr Gbajabiamila also threatened to report the service chiefs to President Muhammadu Buhari. The speaker stated this in a statement signed…

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Reps urge Nigerian govt to assist ailing industries

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to urgently rescue ailing industries so as to absorb the teeming unemployed graduates and create wealth for Nigeria. The lawmakers made the call while adopting a motion brought before it under matters of urgent national importance by James Faleke (Lagos,…

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

Cashless Policy: Reps demand halt of CBN’s new charges on bank transactions

The House of Representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to immediately suspend the implementation of the new aspect of the cashless policy on deposits which has taken effect today. The lawmakers took the resolution after adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by its…

PDP Headquarters

House Minority Leadership Crisis: PDP yet to take decision – Official

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has not taken a position on the leadership crisis affecting its caucus in the House of Representatives. The party stated this in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday. “In the light of public enquiries and conflicting reports on…

Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema

Xenophobic Attacks: I’ve never been so honoured in my life – Air Peace Boss

The Chairman of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, on Wednesday thanked members of the House of Representatives for honouring him for his role in the evacuation of Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks from South Africa. The aviation businessman was in the chamber of the House of Representatives on the invitation…

Air Peace Aircraft

Xenophobic Attacks: Air Peace boss arrives Reps chamber

The Chairman of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema, is currently in the chambers of the House of Representatives. The lawmakers want to commend him for voluntarily evacuating stranded Nigerians from South Africa due to the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals there. The lawmakers had on Tuesday during plenary commended the…