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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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Abdulmumin Jibrin

Group petitions CJN over delay in Jibrin’s court case

An Abuja based civil society organisation, Center for Citizen's Right and Awareness, has petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, over what it described as 'undue delay' in the case instituted by suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumuni Jibrin, against the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and few others. Others it…

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

Bill to regulate arbitrary bank charges passes second reading

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed through second reading a Bill for an Act to amend the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act. The bill, which seeks to mandate banks and other financial institution in Nigeria to state in writing, ''all charges and fees accruing to any transactions in…

Another PDP Rep dumps party for APC

Another member of the House of Representatives from Edo State, Johnson Agbonayinma, has dumped the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. In a letter read by Speaker Yakubu Dogara at plenary on Thursday, Mr. Agbonayinma who was loyal to the ousted chairman of the…

Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus

Reps to investigate ‘call-to-bar hijab’ controversy

The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated a joint committee to investigate the controversy surrounding why a graduate of law was barred from the call-to-bar ceremony for insisting on wearing the hijab. Firdaus Amasa, a graduate from the University of Ilorin, was last Wednesday denied entry into the International Conference…

PDP Reps quit sitting in protest against Dogara

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives on Tuesday walked out of a House sitting in protest against the failure of Speaker Yakubu Dogara to declare a defector's seat vacant. The lawmakers want the speaker to declare the seat of Nnanna Ibekwe, who just decamped to…

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

Another PDP Rep decamps to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Imo State, Nnanna Igbokwe, has dumped the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. In a letter read by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, at plenary on Tuesday, Mr. Igbokwe who represents Ahiazu Mbaise/Ezinihitte, cited division in his former…

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Fayose right to oppose $1 billion ECA to fight Boko Haram‎ – Gbajabiamila

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has the moral right to kick against the governors' decision to approve $1 billion from Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram. Last week, state governors at a meeting of the National…

Buhari

Jonathan, Atiku, Dogara, Ooni, others congratulate Buhari at 75

A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in a birthday goodwill message described President Muhammadu Buhari as a statesman whose unique experience of leading Nigeria at different times, has earned him a special place in history. President Buhari turned 75 on Sunday. In a statement issued by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze,…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Constituents express mixed feelings over prolonged suspension of lawmaker

Constituents of Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State have expressed mixed reactions to the continued suspension of their representative in the House of Representatives. A former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was suspended by the House for 180 legislative days September last year after he accused…

UPDATED: NGO bill suffers setback, gets zero support at public hearing

None of the persons who appeared before Nigerian lawmakers on Wednesday expressed support for the bill to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOS. A public hearing on the bill was held at by the House of Representatives at the National Assembly complex in Abuja. At the hearing, all the attendees, including a…

LIVE UPDATES: Reps hold public hearing on NGO bill

The House of Representatives committee on Non-Governmental Organisations and International Development Partners will today hold a public hearing on the controversial NGO bill. The controversial bill seeks to set up a federal agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s and civil society organisations,…

Osita Okechukwu

Buhari’s performance: VON DG replies Ekweremadu

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Osita Okechukwu, has responded to a statement credited to Nigeria's deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, where he decried Nigeria's rising debt profile. Mr. Ekweremadu at the People's Democratic Party convention which held on Saturday…

Emir of Katagum, Kabiru Umar

Buhari, Tambuwal mourn late Emir of Katagum

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the people of Katagum in Bauchi State over the passing away of the Emir of Katagum, Kabiru Umar. The late emir, who was a minister of internal affairs and legislator in the Northern House of Assembly in the First Republic, died on Saturday after…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

PDP Convention: Court orders party to recognise Gana Lawan faction in Yobe

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the national headquarters of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, to recognise only the state executive of the party led by Gana Lawan, for the purpose of its national convention holding on Saturday and other key activities of the party. Mr. Lawal had…

House of Reps

Reps honour OAU academic record breaker, former street beggar

The House of Representatives on Tuesday during plenary honoured Aarinola Blessing and Abdulsalam Idowu for their rare feats and academic attainment. Ms. Blessing, 24, was admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State to study Medicine and Surgery in 2011. She scored an excellent Cummulative Grade Point (CGPA) of…

Reps

Reps fail to discuss #EndSARS campaign

The House of Representatives on Tuesday did not discuss the ongoing outcry by Nigerians against the alleged atrocities of officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS. Many Nigerians had over the weekend on social media backed the hashtag #EndSARS, calling for the scrapping of the police unit, saddled with…

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Reps approve 2018 -2020 MTEF document

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, increasing the oil price benchmark proposed by the Federal Government from 45 to 47 dollars per barrel. President Muhammadu Buhari had shortly before presenting the 2018 appropriations bill to the National Assembly sent the document alongside…

House of Reps

Reps investigate SEC, Oando Crisis

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to intervene in the current scandal rocking the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC. PREMIUM TIMES reported the suspension of the DG of SEC, Munir Gwarzo, by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. Mrs. Adeosun ordered the suspension of Mr. Gwarzo and two others based on…

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

2018 Budget passes second reading at House of Representatives

The 2018 Appropriations Bill has moved a step closer to becoming a law after the House of Representatives passed it through a second reading on Tuesday. The House members began discussing the bill last Tuesday. On Tuesday, they approved a second reading of the bill and referred it to the…

Abdulrasheed maina

Finally, Nigerian official takes responsibility for Maina’s reinstatement

The permanent secretary of Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, has taken responsibility of reinstating the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. In his submission on Thursday to the House of Representatives committee investigating Mr. Maina's controversial reinstatement, Mr. Magaji said the reference letter made to…

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

I advised AGF Malami to meet with Maina abroad – SSS DG Lawal Daura

The Director General of the State Security Services, Lawal Daura, said on Thursday that he advised the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to meet with Abdulrasheed Maina abroad Mr. Maina is wanted for alleged pension fraud and is currently on the run from the anti-graft agency, EFCC. Mr.…

Abdulrashid Maina

We have no record Maina travelled outside Nigeria since 2013 – Immigration Chief

Any trip fugitive Abdulrasheed Maina has made outside Nigeria since September 2013 was illegally and clandestinely made, the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, said on Thursday. The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mohammed Babandede, on Thursday said Mr. Maina, the embattled former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms, has…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

UPDATED: Maina Never Returned Any Asset To EFCC – Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Pension Reform Task Force headed by Abdulrasheed Maina never handed any asset to the EFCC. Mr. Magu also said the account of a son to Mr. Maina had a turnover of over N1.5 billion…

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung,

SHOCKING: Video shows Buhari’s minister campaigning for Wike for 2019

Nigeria's Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, appears to have taken a swipe at his fellow minister, Rotimi Ameachi, in a trending video on social media. Speaking on Monday in Port Harcourt during the national wrestling championship hosted by the Rivers State government, the video shows Mr. Dalung telling…

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

Reps move to curb deaths at railway crossing

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to provide railway level crossing barriers, highway codes and alarm system arrangements at all railway level crossings across the country. Adopting a motion by Akinwunmi Olaitan (Lagos - APC) and two others at Tuesday's plenary on curbing rampant deaths…