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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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Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

GandujeGate: Civic group asks Nigeria’s Chief Justice to investigate bribery allegations against Kano governor

A civic group has asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, to invoke Section 52 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) Act to investigate the allegations of bribery against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. Mr Ganduje was accused of receiving millions of dollars…

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

Rep members not returning to House in 2019 (LIST)

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, at least 50 per cent of the 360 House of Representatives members of the eighth assembly will not return to the ninth assembly next year. A review by PREMIUM TIMES shows that many of these lawmakers either lost the primary elections that were recently…

National Assembly Complex

71 Nigerian lawmakers demand return to parliamentary system of govt

A bill to amend the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria to reintroduce a parliamentary system of government has passed first reading in the House of Representatives. The bill sponsored by 71 members seeks to change the system of government from presidential to parliamentary where the government will be run by the…

Members of the House of Reps

Reps threaten to boycott budget presentation over minister’s comments

Members of the House of Representatives have threatened to boycott the presentation of 2019 budget estimates by the president, Muhammadu Buhari, over an alleged comment by the minister of budget and national planning, Udo Udoma. The president had on Thursday, in an executive communique, announced that he will present the…

Buhari in NASS

Buhari to present 2019 budget next week

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday present the 2019 budget proposal before the two houses of the National Assembly. The president announced this in a letter read on the floor of the House on Thursday by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara. "May I crave the kind indulgence of the House of…

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

Amaechi’s APC faction in Rivers loses at Appeal Court

A Special Appeal Panel set up by the President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, to handle the protracted legal tussle in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has struck out an appeal by the factional chairman of the party, Flag-Amachree Ojukaiye. The panel, headed…

House of Reps

Reps condemn sale of birth certificates, orders population commission to make refunds

The House of Representatives has declared as illegal, payment of money to the National Population Commission (NPC) to obtain birth certificates for newborn babies. The House made the declaration when it passed a resolution on Wednesday during plenary after adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Electoral Act: APC Reps will stop override of Buhari’s veto – Gbajabiamila

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House would scuttle any plan to override President Muhammadu Buhari's veto of the 2018 Electoral (Amendment) Bill. Speaking with journalists on Wednesday at the National Assembly, Mr Gbajabiamila said the…

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

Reps committee threatens to block aviation agencies’ 2019 budgets

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has warned it may block the budgets of agencies under it over the failure of their heads to turn up for a budget defence meeting with the committee. The committee Chairman, Nkiru Onyejeocha (Abia, APC), at a scheduled meeting of the committee with…

Members of the House of Reps

Buhari, APC lose as Katsina Rep dumps party

A member of the House of Representatives, Ibrahim Murtala, representing Musawa/Matazu federal constituency of Katsina State, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People's Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmaker made this known in a letter read on the floor of the House by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara,…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

TraderMoni: Dogara accuses Buhari administration of vote buying

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the distribution of cash to Nigerians by the federal government very close to the general elections. Mr Dogara stated this on Monday during a public hearing organised by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Political Parties Matters…

Ghali Na'Abba

Former Reps Speaker, Ghali Na’abba, dumps APC

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na'abba, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Na'abba, from Kano State, was speaker between 1999 and 2003. He announced his resignation in a letter addressed to the APC Chairman of his Sharada Ward of Kano Municipal…

Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibrin [Photo Credit: VOA Hausa]

Nigeria’s environment minister emerges as Nasarawa emir

The Minister of State for Environment, Usman Jibrin, has emerged as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa Town, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Mr Jibrin who has been overseeing the ministry since the exit of the former minister, Amina Mohammed, emerged as emir in a keen contest. His emergence…

Members of the House of Reps

Reps to probe Army’s Rivers ‘militia’ claim

The House of Representatives has asked its committee on Army to urgently investigate the claims by the Nigerian Army that the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency, popularly known as the Neighbourhood Watch, is a militia group. The House made the resolution after adopting a motion brought under matters of…

Members of the House of Reps

Reps approve June 12 as Democracy Day

Members of the House of Representatives have approved June 12 as Nigeria's new Democracy Day. The members approved this on Thursday while considering a report on "A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act…

House of Reps

Alleged NEMA Fraud: Rep alleges plot to impeach Osinbajo

A member of the House of Representatives, Johnson Agbonayinma (Edo, APC), has alleged that some of his colleagues are collating signatures to commence the impeachment of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr Agbonayinma made this allegation on Tuesday while addressing journalists. He alleged that political gladiators and media houses were ‎sponsoring fake…

Members of the House of Reps

Reps get three new members

Three new persons formally joined the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The oath of office was adminstered on the new lawmakers by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The new members are Yusuf Nuhu (Bauchi, Toro Federal Constituency), Tunji Olawuyi (Kwara, Irepodun/Isin/Oke Ero/Ekiti Federal Constituency) and Abubakar…

Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari

2019: Buhari support groups declare support for Atiku

Ahead of the upcoming 2019 general elections, some support groups of the president, Muhammadu Buhari, have declared support for candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. At an elaborate event at Ajuji hotel, Gudu district of Abuja on Monday evening, the groups said their decision to dump Mr…

From left: Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara; and PDP Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, during the latter’s turbaning ceremony as Wazirin Adamawa in Yola, Adamawa State on Sunday (25/11/18). 06008/25/11/2018/HB/NAN

Atiku’s coronation, Osun’s new governor, Ganduje’s controversial endorsements, others dominate politics last week

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a major presidential candidate assumed a traditional title while Osun State got a new state governor. Below are some of the politcal stories that made the headlines in the week. SUNDAY Former military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, urged Nigerian youth to stop criticising…

Gudaji Kazaure

VIDEO: Lawmaker accuses NGOs of aiding Boko Haram

A member of the House of Representatives for Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi federal constituency of Jigawa State, Gudaji Kazaure, has accused some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of aiding Boko Haram terrorists. Mr Kazaure who is known for his unflinching support for President Muhammadu Buhari made this known in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES at…

Former Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim

2019: PDP inaugurates presidential campaign council as Atiku calls for sack of police IG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 154-member presidential campaign council with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as its Director-General. At the inauguration of the council on Thursday at Legacy House, Maitama, the party's presidential campaign office, were chieftains of the party. Inaugurating the council, National Chairman of the…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

UPDATED: Amosun’s candidate, three other Rep members defect to other parties

Adekunle Akinlade, the man Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, selected as his successor, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Akinlade on Thursday formally announced his defection to the Allied People’s Movement (APM). Mr Akinlade, a member of the House of Representatives, defected alongside three other members of…

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

Reps discharge committees of 28 bills

The House of Representatives has discharged some of its committees of 28 bills pursuant to Order 17, Rule 3 (g) of the Standing Orders of the House. The bills were read a second time separately between 2016 and 2018 and referred to respective relevant committees for legislative actions. Moving a…

Members of the House of Reps

Metele Boko Haram Attacks: Reps to probe military spending

The House of Representatives has resolved to constitute an ad-hoc committee to investigate the utilisation of all funds appropriated for the Nigerian armed forces. The resolution followed a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the deputy minority leader, Chukwuka Onyema, at plenary on Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES reported…

Uche-Secondus

2019: PDP challenges Buhari to debate Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on his promise to “lead the fight from the front” against the Boko Haram. The opposition party also challenged the president to a debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The opposition party alleged that the neglect of…