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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent who covers the House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi where he also obtained an M.sc Public Relations and Advertising from the Department of Mass Communications. He can be reached on Twitter @nastogo and Facebook: http://facebook.com/nastogo

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Buba Galadima

INTERVIEW: We brought Buhari into politics but he betrayed us – Buba Galadima

  Buba Galadima, a former political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Nasir Ayitogo, speaks on the future of the new group, his relationship with the president and other sundry issues; Excerpts: PT:…

Dogara, Masari, Elrufai, others mourn ex-IGP Coomasie

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed grief over the death of former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum, Ibrahim Coomasie. Mr Coomasie died at the age of 76 on Thursday after battling protracted ailment. In a condolence message, Mr Dogara described…

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

EXCLUSIVE: How Ex-lawmaker sacked in 2017 influenced N800m projects in 2018 budget

A year after he was sacked by the Supreme Court from the House of Representatives, Herman Hembe is enmeshed in alleged influence peddling leading to insertion of projects worth N827 million in Nigeria’s 2018 budget. Mr Hembe lost the seat for Vandeikiya/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State in June 2017…

Gov Rochas Okorocha in discussion with other APC governors

APC governor hints at dumping party

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has given an indication that he is leaving Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking on Monday at the inauguration of his new Special Adviser on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Torshimbe, Mr Ortom said he has been given a “red…

Pic 3. PDP Candidate for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election, Prof. Olusola Eleka addressing Newsmen after his accreditation at Ward 2 Unit 7, Okeruku, Ikere Ekiti on Saturday. 03769/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Ekiti: PDP candidate, Eleka unable to vote

The candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election in Ekiti State, Olusola Kolapo-Eleka has expressed his displeasure over the failure of INEC card reader to recognize his voter card. Mr. Eleka told journalists at his Polling Unit 007, Ofomofuru Hall, Ward 2, Okokuru in Ikere-Ekiti, said…

Reformed APC real

R-APC asks court to sack Oshiomole-led APC exco

A day after making the same demand on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has asked a federal high court in Abuja to declare the election of All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, and the entire national executive committee invalid, null and void.…

A photograph showing Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on the ground after he was attacked with tear gas and beaten by security operatives

Ekiti Polls: Reps condemn alleged assault on Fayose

Members of the House of Representatives have condemned what they described as unwarranted attack and assault on the governor and people of Ekiti State by the police. In a motion brought a a matter of urgent national importance by Tajudeen Yusuf (Kogi, PDP), the lawmakers described the alleged assault as…

Reformed APC real

R-APC writes INEC, seeks invalidation of Oshiomole-led national exco

The chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking to invalidate what he described as the purported election of the Adams Oshiomole-led National executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a letter dated July 4, Mr.…

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

Reps want Buhari’s controversial executive order suspended

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend and discontinue the application and implementation of Executive Order number 006 of 2018 in view of its controversial nature and conflict with relevant provisions of the law. This decision was taken on Wednesday after the House adopted a…

Former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

#AdeosunGate: PDP warns NYSC against cover-up

Nigeria's main opposition party, People's Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) against covering up the NYSC certificate forgery case against Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, with a purported investigation. The PDP made this call while reacting to PREMIUM TIMES exclusive report, exposing how Mrs. Adeosun…

Buba Galadima Chairman of R-APC signing the MOU

2019: R-APC, PDP, 37 parties sign memorandum to work against Buhari

A major political realignment in the country took place on Monday as 38 opposition political parties and the Reformed All Progressive Congress (R-APC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to contest the 2019 general elections under one platform. The parties include the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP),…

I thank PDP for taking us back – nPDP leader Kawu Baraje

The chairman of the defunct nPDP, Kawu Baraje, has thanked the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for accepting him and his members back into the party. Mr. Baraje, a loyalist of Senate President Bukola Saraki, stated this on Monday at the Shehu Yar'Adua centre where the PDP, R-APC, SDP and over…

Forgery: Sack, prosecute Adeosun, PDP tells Buhari

Nigeria's main opposition party, People's Democratic Party (PDP), has called for the immediate sack, arrest and arraignment of the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, for criminal forgery of her NYSC certificate. The PDP made this call while reacting to PREMIUM TIMES exclusive report, exposing how Mrs. Adeosun did not participate…

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

Nigeria’s Islamic council, NSCIA, speaks on killings; alleges conspiracy against Buhari

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on the federal government to bring security to the rural level and re-strategise the security structure of the country. It made this call in a statement signed by its Deputy Secretary-General, Salisu Shehu, while reacting to the incessant killings across…

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

Plateau National Assembly caucus call for investigation of colleague

Members of the Plateau State caucus of the National Assembly have called on security agencies to invite the member representing Wase federal constituency of Plateau State, Idris Wase, to provide a proof of allegations he made recently on the Plateau Killings. This call was made on behalf of the caucus…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

Reps investigate Maiduguri police protest

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recent protest by personnel of the Nigerian police in Maiduguri. Police officers who were deployed to Borno State on special duty took to the streets, barricading the highway to protest six months of unpaid allowances. The angry officers…

Sign bill mandating submission of budget in September, Dogara urges Buhari

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the constitutional amendment bill which mandates the executive to submit budget proposals early to the National Assembly. Mr Dogara, in his remarks to welcome the lawmakers from their Sallah break, said so…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Killings: Nigerians fast losing confidence in govt – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says the killings that have continued across the country unabated have made Nigerians lose confidence in the security system. While delivering a speech at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Mr Dogara, reacting to the recent killings…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

We’ll resist plot to rig Ekiti governorship poll — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to resist alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the July 14 Ekiti governorship election. In a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP, which is the ruling party in Ekiti, alleged the APC was…

From left: Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (House) Suleiman Kawu and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (Senate) Sen Ita Enang presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s signature at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (20/6/18)

INTERVIEW: Buhari forced to sign 2018 budget – Presidential Aide

Kawu Samaila, a former member of the House of Representatives, is the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters (House of Representatives). In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he talks about the 2018 appropriation bill recently signed into law by the president. He also discussed the legislature/executive…

APC National convention

Analysis: Winners and losers at APC convention

Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressives congress (APC), recently held its elective national convention, the first since it formed government at the centre in 2015. At the end of the exercise, which began last Saturday but spilled over to Sunday, 21 members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and 36 non-member…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

Sowore tackles Buhari on Plateau killings

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Nigerian online news website, Sahara Reporters, has called for the prosecution of the killers of innocent citizens in Plateau State. In a statement signed by Rachael Onamusi-Kpiasi, his director of public relations and media, the presidential aspirant also called for an urgent resolution of farmers-herdsmen crises…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Why I avoided APC Convention – Kwankwaso

The immediate past governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has explained that he deliberately avoided the APC national convention held on Saturday and Sunday to avoid breakdown of law and order. Mr. Kwankwaso said he and his supporters intended to attend the convention but did not due to the APC…

Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye happy to miss ‘joke’ as APC holds convention

Kogi State Senator, Dino Melaye, appears to have taken a swipe at his political party, describing the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) convention as a joke. The lawmaker, who is presently not in the country, took to his Instagram page with the handle @dinomelaye to express his happiness at not…

PDP reacts to Suswam’s arrest

Nigeria's main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the detention of former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, by the State Security Service. The SSS on Sunday arrested Mr. Suswam over security issues in Benue, his brother told PREMIUM TIMES. His arrest followed a petition by Governor Samuel…