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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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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…

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

Rep offers to quit over lack of public trust in federal legislators

A House of Representatives member, Adamu Chika, has given up the opportunity of seeking re-election, citing lack of public trust in Nigerian lawmakers. The member, who represents Shiroro/Rafi/Munya federal constituency of Niger State, communicated the unprecedented decision in a letter to the Niger State chapter of the ruling All Progressives…

Jonathan’s men re-looted recovered Abacha’s loot – UNILAG Professor

A professor of Law at the University of Lagos, Ayodele Atsenuwa, has said that most of the funds allegedly stolen under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were money recovered from late Nigeria's dictator, Sani Abacha. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a conference on Tracking Noxious Funds organised by…

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Danbazzau, Malami, Oyo-Ita appear before House of Reps panel over Maina

The House of Representatives has begun investigation into circumstances surrounding the reinstatement and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the presidential pension reform task force, into the federal civil service of Nigeria. Present at the House of Representatives committee room 034, the venue of the hearing, are the…

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

Reps kick against Nigerian govt’s plan to spend $1.8 billion on refineries

The House of Representatives has criticised a bid by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to spend $1.8 billion on the maintenance of the refineries across the country. In a motion by Ibrahim Isiaka (Ogun - APC) at the plenary on Tuesday, he queried the viability of further expenditure on…

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Reps to begin debate on 2018 budget next week

The House of Representatives will begin debate on the general principles of the 2018 Appropriation Act on November 28. This was made known by the deputy speaker, Yusuf Lasun, when he presided over plenary on Tuesday. He said the debate would last three days. Mr. Lasun urged lawmakers to get…

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State

Sule Lamido’s group slams presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu

An aide of former governor of Jigawa State and presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, has accused the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, of deliberately feeding the Nigerian public with falsehood. In a statement on Monday, Umar Hadeja, the Coordinator of National Volunteers for Lamido,…

House of Representatives

Reps urge military to halt ‘ban’ on admission of female cadets into NDA

Despite clarification by the military that such plan does not exist, the House of Representatives has urged the military to halt a reported plan to stop the admission of female cadets into the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA. The lawmakers, while defending their position said the military should rather increase the…

National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Police ignores Court ruling, bars Peace Corps officers from entering office

Officers of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) and members of some civil society groups were on Thursday prevented from gaining access to their headquarters in Abuja by police operatives. The office, located at Number 57, Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme way, opposite Jabi Lake, Abuja, has been under…

Electricity Meter

Reps to probe alleged excessive electricity charges through prepaid metres

The House of Representatives on Wednesday set up an ad-hoc committee to probe alleged excessive charges on electricity customers through prepaid meters. This followed a motion by Lam Adesina (Oyo - APC). In the motion, Mr. Adesina noted that in June 2016, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued a…

Wike, Amaechi’s convoys clash in Port Harcourt

Governor Nyesom Wike and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, have accused each other of assault after their security aides clashed in Port Harcourt on Saturday. Mr. Wike said he was attacked by officers of the police special anti robbery squad attached to Mr. Amaechi's convoy. In a statement by…

Dapo Olorunyomi at 60 - Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo's arrival

Osinbajo, Ribadu, others pay tribute to PREMIUM TIMES publisher on 60th birthday

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday joined other Nigerians to pay glowing tributes to the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of PREMIUM TIMES, Dapo Olorunyomi, as he clocked 60 years. In a surprise birthday celebration organised by friends, mentees and employees of the media icon, held at Fraser Suites…

National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Police amend charges against Peace Corps boss Akoh

The Nigerian Police on Wednesday withdrew the 90-count charge instituted against the National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh, and replaced it with a 13-count charge. The police also applied for the amendment ahead of hearing of the charge by the Federal High Court, Abuja. The police…

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

Why we suspended our planned protest against Buhari – PDP Reps

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives say they suspended their planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari because of the respect they have for the office of the president. The lawmakers had earlier boasted their plan to protest as the president presented the 2018 to a…

2018 Budget: PDP Reps plan protest against Buhari

The People's Democratic Party caucus of the House of Representatives shortly before the commencement of presentation of the 2018 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari planned to protest the budget presentation. The members, who met at Hearing Room Two where they held a caucus meeting on how to stage the protest,…

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

Reps commence investigation into alleged N143 billion tax infractions In Telecoms sector

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on communication equipment and service companies/vendors in Nigeria has begun investigations into allegations that some telecom firms are owing the nation N143 billion in unpaid taxes. At the opening of the investigative hearing, the chairman of the committee, Ahmed Abu, disclosed that the committee…

Boss Mustapha and Yakubu Dogara

National Assembly, Executive not rivals – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the Legislature and the Executive are not rivals but partners in progress. Mr. Dogara stated this when he received the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in his office on Monday. He described the…

President says INEC reserves right to order elections

Five Highlights from the House of Representatives this week

As both chambers of the National Assembly prepare to receive the 2018 budget document from President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday next week, here are some of the resolutions the house took in the past legislative week. The house mandated its Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate the allegation of non-payment…

Senator Danjuma Goje

Goje’s wife’s burial postponed

The burial of the late wife of Danjuma Goje, Yelwa, has been postponed to Saturday. The shift was due to a delay in flight arrangement by airspace authority in the United States. Mrs. Goje died in a United States hospital Monday morning at the age of 55, after a brief…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

We won’t recall Jibrin until he apologises – Reps

The House of Representatives has shown its unwillingness to waive a condition it had set for the return of a suspended member, Adulmumini Jibrin. The House had asked Mr. Jibrin to tender a written apology before he can return. The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas,…

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Danjuma Goje’s wife Yelwa to be buried Friday

The remains of Yelwa Goje, wife of former Gombe State governor and serving senator, Danjuma Goje, will be laid to rest on Friday. According to a statement by Ahmed Goje, son of the deceased, on Thursday, the body of Mrs. Goje will arrive Gombe from the United States of America…

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

Reps to investigate JAMB remittances to federation account from 2007

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Basic Education and Services to conduct an investigation into the finances of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, from 2007 till date. In a motion moved by Segun Adekola, Ekiti-PDP, the lawmaker said the total amount JAMB remitted to the…

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Buhari to present 2018 budget to National Assembly Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will present the 2018 budget before the two chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday. In a letter read on the floor of the House on Thursday, the president said he will present the budget at a joint session by 2 p.m. Details later....