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    Gbaja, Makinde up for honorary doctorate degrees at JABU’s 10th convocation

Gbaja, Makinde up for honorary doctorate degrees at JABU’s 10th convocation

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    Gbajabiamila: If electricity tariff must be increased, estimated billing has to end

Gbajabiamila: If electricity tariff must be increased, estimated billing has to end

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has expressed concern over the planned increase in electricity tariff, saying such a measure must lead to stable power supply.Writing via his Twitter handle on Friday, Gbajabiamila also said such an increase must be cost-reflective, and not another means to exploit electricity consumers.He added that it must also be done only after [...]

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    Gbaja asks: Are we truly rubber stamp legislators?

Gbaja asks: Are we truly rubber stamp legislators?

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says the federal lawmakers will continue to do their work as required despite claims that they are not properly checking the executive.Addressing state house correspondents after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2020 budget into law on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila said Nigerians will be the ultimate beneficiaries of a harmonious relationship between the executive [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gbaja tours Japanese parliament

PHOTOS: Gbaja tours Japanese parliament

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of house of representatives, on Thursday took a tour of Japan's house of representatives.The speaker also had a bilateral meeting with Tadamori Oshima, his Japanese counterpart.Gbajabiamila was accompanied by Jimi Benson, Henry Archibong, Mukhtar Muhammed, Ahmed, Ja'afar Magaji, Abass Adigun, all members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly.Below are pictures of the Nigerian delegation [...]

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    Object under Gbaja’s ‘agbada’ sparks reactions on social media

Object under Gbaja’s ‘agbada’ sparks reactions on social media

Social media is currently abuzz over an object underneath the attire Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, wore to the Independence Day parade at Aso Rock.Adorning a white "agbada" with blue cap, Nigeria's number four man inspected the parade after Senate President Ahmad Lawan had done so.Beside Gbajabiamila was a top-ranking soldier while a police officer stood behind [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: Public office holders not patriotic enough in discharging duties

Gbajabiamila: Public office holders not patriotic enough in discharging duties

Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, says the challenges being encountered in the power sector is due to the unpatriotic activities of serving and retired public officeholders.Gbajabiamila made this comment while declaring open the investigative hearing into the federal government’s abandoned power projects from 1999 till date.The speaker, represented by Mohammed Monguno from Borno, said the motion [...]

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    Service chiefs meet with reps leadership after Gbaja’s threat

Service chiefs meet with reps leadership after Gbaja’s threat

The service chiefs are meeting with the leadership of the house of representatives, after ignoring a previous invitation last week.The security chiefs except Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, are present at the meeting taking place at the National Assembly Complex as of the time of filing this report.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, had invited them to discuss the country’s security [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: I’ll report service chiefs to Buhari for ignoring my invitation

Gbajabiamila: I’ll report service chiefs to Buhari for ignoring my invitation

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says he will report the service chiefs to President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to honour an invitation to a meeting on security. The service chiefs were absent at the meeting scheduled to take place at the National Assembly Complex on Friday. Other security officers including, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police; Yusuf Bichi, director-general of [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: We won’t allow DisCos to continue estimated billing

Gbajabiamila: We won’t allow DisCos to continue estimated billing

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says the lower legislative chamber will not allow electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to continue fleecing Nigerians with the estimated-billing system.Speaking on Wednesday when he hosted the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the speaker said the house will revisit the law against the practice.In January, the house passed a bill [...]

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    Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

The house of representatives has resolved to honour Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for airlifting Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost.Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, said the lower legislative chamber has invited Onyeama to appear before it on Wednesday.Many Nigerians were targeted in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.Air Peace offered to [...]

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    EXTRA: Gbaja turns secondary school teacher in Katsina

EXTRA: Gbaja turns secondary school teacher in Katsina

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on Monday, visited Government Day Secondary School, Kofar Sauri in Katsina state, where he taught the students about drug abuse.He promised to construct a classroom block in the school and award full scholarship to the best graduating student annually.According to a statement by Lanre Lasisi, his spokesman, the visit was part of the [...]

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    Gbajabiamila appoints Ganduje’s daughter as aide

Gbajabiamila appoints Ganduje’s daughter as aide

Femi Gabjabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has appointed Fatima Ajimobi, daughter of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, as his special assistant on NGOs and civil society.Idris Ajimobi, Fatima's husband, disclosed this in an Instagram post while congratulating his wife on her position.In the long read, he also bared the details of his wife's steadfastness with humanitarian work and her [...]

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    Reps may reconvene for one day to address attacks on Nigerians in SA

Reps may reconvene for one day to address attacks on Nigerians in SA

The house of representatives may reconvene for one day to address the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, said this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.He said he was cutting short his trip to Tanzania to meet with the leadership of the house to consider reconvening for one day over the recent killing of citizens in [...]

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105 reps committees — US has 20, India 24

On July 25, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, reeled off a list of 105 standing committees. Previously, there were only 96 of them.Primarily, parliamentary committees are established to handle matters that cannot be undertaken directly by the legislature and also to exercise oversight functions.In the US congress, the house of representatives has only 20 standing committees. And [...]

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    Faleke, Namdas get key positions as Gbaja names chairmen of 105 committees (full list)

Faleke, Namdas get key positions as Gbaja names chairmen of 105 committees (full list)

On Thursday, the house of representatives announced the composition of 105 standing committees as well as special investigative panels.The heads of the committees announced by Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, cut across all the political parties in the house, with opposition parties getting a few slots.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for instance, has 21 of its members as heads of the [...]

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    Dogara, Jibrin miss out as Gbaja names heads of 105 committees

Dogara, Jibrin miss out as Gbaja names heads of 105 committees

Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, and Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano, are not among the members of the lower legislative chamber named as heads of committees.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, named heads of the house standing committees on Thursday.This is even as nine additional committees have been set up, increasing the number from 96 to 105.The [...]

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