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

UPDATED: Coronavirus: Reps wants visitors banned from National Assembly

The House of Representatives has called for a ban on entry of visitors to the premises of the National Assembly. This was sequel to a motion of urgent national importance moved by Mukhtar Chawai (Kaduna, APC) on Wednesday during plenary. The motion was originally on the need to ban entry…

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Reps call on DSTV, others to introduce Pay As You Go tariff

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to interface with Mutichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) plan. The lawmakers made the resolution on Tuesday while adopting a motion by Unyime Idem (Akwa-Ibom, PDP).…

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

Rep asks colleagues to help pay for education of out-of-school children

To reduce Nigeria's out-of-school children, the world's highest, every Nigerian lawmaker needs to donate a share of their quarterly allowances to return the children back to school, a lawmaker said Thursday. When Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta) said this on Thursday, on the floor of the House of Representatives, there were…

Minister Festus Keyamo accuses lawmakers of trying to hijack job slots (Picture: National Assembly {NASS}

Reps call for end to “baby factories” in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to forestall the activities of baby factories through effective intelligence gathering and dissemination of information. The lawmakers made this call on Tuesday while adopting a motion by Ossy Prestige (Abia, APGA). The motion was titled “Need to Address the Menace…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Reps probe CBN, FIRS, others over forex racketeering

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate Nigeria’s apex bank, CBN, and FIRS over alleged racketeering in allocating of foreign exchange. The House took this decision on Thursday after adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the chairman, committee on finance, James Faleke (Lagos, APC).…

National Commandant, Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Police allegedly cart away TV sets, computers from Peace Corps office

Officers of the Nigerian police have allegedly carted away at least 10 television sets from the unsealed headquarters of the Nigerian Peace Corps during their stay. The headquarters of the Corps located at number 15, Iya Abubakar Crescent, off Alex Ekwueme Street, Jabi, Abuja, was sealed off on the orders…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Gbajabiamila Speaks On Mum’s Dubai Birthday Party

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has advised journalists to be objective and accurate in their reporting. The speaker stated this while responding to reports that he hosted a lavish 90th birthday party for his mother in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on tax payers' funds. Sahara Reporters,…

Minister Festus Keyamo accuses lawmakers of trying to hijack job slots (Picture: National Assembly {NASS}

Reps passes bill criminalising casualisation of worker

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to amend the Labour Act to criminalise casualisation of workers in Nigeria. The bill, which seeks to prohibit engagement of casual workers beyond six months, was sponsored by Olawale Raji (APC, Lagos). Leading the debate for the…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

UPDATED: Reps suspend plenary for two weeks over Coronavirus

The House of Representatives has resolved to proceed on a two weeks break over a possible spread of Coronavirus. The lawmakers said the suspension is to enable the management install facilities to screen and detect the deadly virus. Nigeria recorded its first case of coronavirus after an Italian national who…

Kaduna State map [PHOTO CREDIT: Intelligent CIO]

Gunmen ‘kill over 50 in Kaduna villages’

Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked four communities in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed about 51 persons. The incident which which took place on Sunday affected Kerawa, Zareyawa and Marina all in Kerawa Ward of the local government. According to a report by Daily Trust newspaper, the…

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

NIMASA fails to submit audited account for five years

The public accounts committee of the House of Representatives has resolved to probe the activities of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. The chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke, stated this on Thursday at the resumed public hearing on the agency. According to Mr Oke, the investigation is because…

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker house of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the House of Reps]

House of Reps suspends bill over plagiarism claim

The House of Representatives has suspended the consideration of a bill after a member accused the Senate of plagiarism. Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta), on Thursday told the house how a bill he sponsored was transmitted to the Senate for concurrence but was stepped down “for no reason”. The bill is…

The ongoing house of reps voting to elect new speaker from APC

Gbajabiamila administers oath on 4 new reps

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has administered the oath of office on four new members of the House of Representatives. The members who were sworn in at the beginning of plenary on Thursday all emerged from rerun elections held last weekend. The lawmakers are Abdullahi Abubakar…

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

Gbajabiamila inaugurates Doguwa, five other lawmakers-elect

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has administered the oath of office on Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, the erstwhile leader of the House, and six other members. The event took place at the chambers of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. In attendance were the governor of Kano State,…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Reps to amend Constitution to back Amotekun, others — Gbajabiamila

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that the House under his leadership will amend the constitution to back various security interventions in parts of the country. The speaker made this known on Wednesday while delivering his welcome address at the beginning of plenary. The speaker’s…

Ado Doguwa

My colleagues will decide my fate as house leader — Doguwa

The immediate past House of Representatives Majority leader and member-elect for Tudun Wada/Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has said that only his colleagues in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will determine whether he would reclaim the position. Mr Doguwa who just won the rerun election conducted…

House of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the house of reps]

Nigeria’s security situation ‘alarming’, we’re having sleepless nights – Reps

The House of Representatives has lamented about the security situation in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the House spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu (Abia, APC), stated that the security situation in the country was 'alarming.' "We will look at what pains you and pains us, that is insecurity in the…

Tambuwal replaces Dickson as PDP governors’ forum chairman

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has been elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors forum. The choice of Mr Tambuwal was made at the 88th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the PDP on Monday, according to a statement by Mohammad Bello, the governor’s special adviser. He replaces…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP tackles Buhari, says Amotekun a vote of no confidence on govt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that Amotekun and other state-sponsored security outfits in various parts of the country are direct votes of no confidence on the Buhari Presidency’s handling of security in the country. The party’s statement is coming on the heels of reactions toward the setting up…

PDP leaders protest in Abuja over Supreme Court Judgement.

Peter Obi, Secondus, other PDP leaders protest in Abuja over Imo governorship judgement

Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party held a protest on Monday in Abuja to denounce the recent Supreme Court judgement that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The protest was led by the party's national chairman, Uche Secondus, and other members of the national…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Imo Judgement: PDP leaders to stage protest

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resolved to stage a protest across the streets of Abuja over the recent verdict of the Supreme Court that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this on Friday during the party’s emergency National Executive…

PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus.

Imo Judgment: PDP demands review, asks CJN Tanko to step down

Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, has called for the immediate review and reversal of the decision of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship tussle. The party made this known on Wednesday at a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Abuja. Addressing journalists, the party’s national chairman, Uche…

PDP Headquarters

PDP to hold emergency NEC meeting

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is scheduled to hold an emergency National Executive Commitee (NEC) meeting on Friday. According to an announcement by its National Secretary, Ibrahim Tsauri, the meeting is to commence by 10 a.m. “All members of the PDP National Executive Committee(NEC) are hereby invited to an emergency…

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Imo Supreme Court Judgment: Another Sad Commentary – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election as another sad commentary on Nigeria’s democratic order. The Supreme Court had, on Tuesday, nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, as the governor of Imo State.…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court fixes date to decide Ganduje’s fate

The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed January 20 to deliver judgement in the governorship appeal challenging the re-election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor of Kano State. The apex court, consisting of a seven-member panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Tanko Mohammed, gave the date after taking arguments…