Monday, September 16, 2019

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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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    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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    CLOSE-UP: Kamaldeen, hardworking physically-challenged lawyer, appointed by Gbaja

CLOSE-UP: Kamaldeen, hardworking physically-challenged lawyer, appointed by Gbaja

Abdulsalam Kamaldeen is one of the 27 aides that Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representative, appointed on Tuesday. Nigeria's number four man named Kamaldeen his special assistant on special needs and equal opportunities.Beyond the glittering headlines, Gbajabiamila's interest in Kamaldeen, 49-year-old physically-challenged lawyer, came to the fore two years ago. As the house majority leader, Gbajabiamila discovered Kamaldeen and [...]

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    Zamfara announces plan to establish Ruga settlements

Zamfara announces plan to establish Ruga settlements

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has announced plans to establish Ruga settlement in the state.Matawalle disclosed this while hosting Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, in the state.The federal government had proposed the initiative to resolve the clashes between farmers and herdsmen but following the controversy that trailed it, the government suspended it.While some governors welcomed it, [...]

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    Reps exchange blows as Elumelu emerges minority leader

Reps exchange blows as Elumelu emerges minority leader

Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the house of representatives exchanged blows on Wednesday over the position of minority leader.The session, which started on a peaceful note, got rowdy when Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, was about to announce minority principal officials.Kingsley Chinda, a PDP lawmaker from Rivers, had raised a point of order, citing order 6 rule 1 of [...]

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    National Assembly Complex almost collapsing, says Gbaja

National Assembly Complex almost collapsing, says Gbaja

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says the National Assembly Complex is “almost collapsing.”NAN quoted Gbajabiamila as saying this when he hosted Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, in Abuja on Monday.He said the legislative complex is “presently in a sorry state”, urging the federal capital territory administration (FCTA) to take over the maintenance of [...]

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    PDP dares Buhari, Osinbajo to make their assets public

PDP dares Buhari, Osinbajo to make their assets public

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets to prove that they are leading the country by example.The party made the challenge in a statement by Diran Odeyemi, its deputy national publicity secretary, on Friday.He said Buhari and Osinbajo should prove to Nigerians that they are not [...]

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    Jibrin: The ‘kingmaker’ of Nigeria’s house of representatives

Jibrin: The ‘kingmaker’ of Nigeria’s house of representatives

BY IDRIS OMOLABAKEThe story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila, will be incomplete without adequate mention of the exploits of Abdulmumuni Jibrin, an influential member of the House of Representatives from Kano State.Jibrin has succeeded in 'installing' two different speakers of the House of Representatives in two different circumstances, first through a rebellion [...]

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    Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Gbaja constitutes sub-committees, to visit constituencies ‘making the headlines’

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has constituted four sub-committees in the legislative chamber.Gbajabiamila constituted the committees on Thursday after the first session of the newly inaugurated house, before adjourning plenary till July 2.The committees including welfare, selection, media and publicity as well as rules and business are to commence work immediately pending the formation of all the [...]

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    ‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the presiding officers of the national assembly.Unlike in 2015, the preferred candidates of the ruling party emerged in both chambers of the national assembly.Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege were elected as senate president and deputy senate president respectively while Femi Gbajabiamila emerged speaker of the house of representative and Idris Wase, deputy speaker.In a statement by Femi [...]

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    PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Ali Ndume and Umar Bago as its choice candidates for senate president and speaker of the house of representatives respectively.In a statement on Tuesday, Umar Tsauri, PDP national secretary, said the party's national working committee (NWC) took the decision after consulting with party leaders, governors and federal lawmakers.Ndume and Bago are seen as [...]

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    Group asks FG to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

Group asks FG to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been accused of failing the nation when they held sway.Obasanjo led Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 while Jonathan was in charge between 2010 and 2015.A civil society organisation known as Coalition for Nigeria Movement said the duo milked the nation’s treasury dry during their tenures.Sabo Odeh, national convener of the group, said [...]

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    Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Femi Gbajabiamila, aspirant for house of representatives speakership, has promised an effective legislature under his leadership.Speaking when he was endorsed by many party members in Abuja on Sunday, Gbajabiamila promised to ensure a competitive 9th assembly if elected speaker.The Lagos lawmaker had been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the leaders in the incoming [...]

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