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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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UPDATED: Calm returns to Jos, large police deployment in volatile areas

Calm has returned to the parts of Jos where there was a minor clash between some Hausa and Igbo residents A witness said the police have taken over the Rwang Pam street and Ahmadu Bello way, the scenes of the violent incident. "Everything is under control now as everyone is…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Uncertainty Over Jibrin’s Return as Reps Resume

The fate of Abdulmumin Jibrin, the suspended member of the House of Representatives for Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, will be decided after the House reconvenes next week. Mr. Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days on September 28 last year over what members described as breach of their…

House of Reps

SHORTCHANGED: House of Reps offers members discounted cash for delayed cars

Following its failure to deliver Peugeot 508 official cars for which it allocated N6.1 billion in the 2016 and 2017 budgets, the House of Representatives has resorted to offering cash to some of its members in place of the vehicles. Although Peugeot Automobiles Nigeria was contracted to supply the cars…

Rep calls for calm, promises to reintroduce FCT indigenous minister bill

A lawmaker representing Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, and Buhari federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Zaphaniah Jisalo, has cautioned those planning to organise protests over the non-passage of a bill seeking to have an Abuja native as minister. The bill although passed by the Senate did not scale…

Ghali Na'Abba

Former House speaker, Na’aba, wants laws guaranteeing smooth transfer of power in Africa

A former speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na' abba, on Thursday urged African countries to enact laws that will ensure smooth transfer of power from one elected president to another. Mr. Na' abba made this call at the 2017 Nelson Mandela International Roundtable on Political Development in Africa…

Minister asks Buhari to sign Peace Corps Bill

The Nigerian minister of youths and sports, Solomon Dalung, has said the Peace Corps bill if signed into law would save Nigeria from the menace of criminality as its core mandate was to engage the youth. The minister stated this on Wednesday when he formally received the copy of the…

Tor Tiv urges Buhari to sign Peace Corps Bill into law

The Tor Tiv of Benue state, James Ayatse, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill. Addressing the officers and men of the Corps in his palace, Gboko, on Friday, the royal father said the Peace Corps seeks to engage…

President Buhari

JUST IN: Buhari returns to Nigeria today – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today after receiving medical attention in London, the presidency has said.   The president is set to return after over 100 days in London for medical treatment.   He left the country on May 7 after handing over power to Vice President…

Buhari returns to Nigeria today

President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today after receiving medical attention in London, the presidency has said.   The president is set to return after over 100 days in London for medical treatment.   He left the country on May 7 after handing over power to Vice President…

RCCG head Adeboye visits Buhari in London

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, on Friday visited ailing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja house in London. ‎ Mr. Buhari who has been in London for over 100 days is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Barely 24 hours ago, the…

Buhari’s “health has improved tremendously” – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has spoken on his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Mr. Buhari on Thursday met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Mr. Dogara at Abuja House in London. PREMIUM TIMES published the visit which was initially announced in a…

NANS elects ‘Zone A’ officers

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS 'Zone A' has at a convention held in Minna, Niger State, elected 10 officers into various offices. According to a statement jointly signed by the convention committee chairman and four others, the election had about 70 delegates who are presidents of the student…

Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Hate speech will no longer be tolerated in Nigeria – Osinbajo

The Nigerian government has drawn a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this on Thursday at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the intimidation of a population by words or…

Popular Abuja night club ‘The Bank’ shuts down indefinitely

A popular Abuja night club, The Bank, has been shut following a series of controversies that have trailed it recently. A source said the club, whose social media account was recently hacked, has been embroiled in different managerial controversies and has consequently resolved to shut operations indefinitely despite high patronage.…

After dithering, SGF finally releases appointment letter of REC nominee

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has finally released the appointment letter of a Resident Electoral Commissioner-designate, Asma'u Maikudi. The acting SGF, Habiba Lawal, has released the letter which was dated August 3. Ms. Maikudi, 55, was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari in March…

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

Youth Parliament urges state assemblies to support #NotTooYoungToRun bill

The Nigerian Youth Parliament led by its speaker, Ayodele John, has called on state assemblies to support the Age Reduction Amendment Bill for elective political offices popularly known as the not-too-young-to-run bill. The bill which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly seeks to reduce the age for…

Election, voters

Constituents write INEC, want Kano lawmaker recalled

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Monday that it has received a petition from constituents to recall Abubakar Kuki, a member of the Kano State House of Assembly representing Bebeji Constituency. In a statement signed on Monday by Adedeji Soyebi, who is the Chairman, Information and Voter Education…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate confirms new chairman for Abuja internal revenue service

The Senate has confirmed Abdullahi Attah as the Executive Chairman of the Board of the FCT Internal Revenue Service. This was contained in a letter sent to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello, by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. The senate president gave Mr.…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Why we tried to remove president’s powers in constitution amendment – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that presidential assent was an unnecessary addition to the process of amendment of the constitution. He told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja that it was with that conviction that the Senate approved the removal of presidential assent to…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps will revisit devolution of powers – Gbajabiamila

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the legislative act that killed the devolution of powers bill as a mistake that would be corrected when the house resumes from recess in September. The house leader in a press statement explained that there are mechanisms which…

VON denies fraud allegations

The management of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, has denied allegations on the social media that millions of naira were stolen at the agency through the award of contracts. According to the allegations, the contracts were for the supply of generating set, furniture, ICT Centre and for the completion of…

Nigerian Senate

How House of Reps voted on 33 major bills to amend Nigerian constitution (FULL DETAILS)

The House of Representatives has concluded voting on 33 major bills to amend several parts of the Nigerian constitution. The House decision on the bills follows the vote by the Senate on them on Wednesday. During their vote on Thursday, the House of Reps members joined their Senate colleagues to…

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

Reps pass #NotTooYoungToRun bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill. The bill which was also passed by the Senate on Wednesday seeks to reduce the age for elective offices in the country. A total of 261 members voted in support of the bill, while 23 members…

House of Representatives

LIVE UPDATES: House of Reps votes on key Constitutional amendments

The House of Representatives will today (Thursday) vote on some major amendment proposals to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Senate on Wednesday voted on 33 amendments of the constitution, approving 29 and rejecting four. Amendments approved by the two houses will be sent to the state…

The Ministry of Justice official has been named in a fraud case involving Zinox

Senate approves separation of Attorney-General from Minister, Commissioner of Justice

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday voted in support of altering sections 150, 174, 195, 211, 318 and the third schedule of the Constitution to separate the office of the Minister or Commissioner for Justice from that of the Attorney-General of the Federation or that of a state. This amendment is to…