Security Meeting: Gbajabiamila fumes as Service Chiefs shun invitation

The House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila has condemned the Service Chiefs for shunning the House of Representatives’s invitation to discuss National Security issues. He described their actions as an insult to the Parliament and promised to take the development to President Muhammadu Buhari . The meeting was postponed to Monday morning, and the Speaker apologized to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the Director-Genetal of the Department of State Security, DSS, Yusuf Bichi as well as the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Services, Muhammad Babandede, who were all present at…

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Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for – Gbajabiamila declares

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the lawmakers would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply of electricity that is commensurate with what they pay for. He disclosed this when he received the management team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja on Wednesday. He said it was the responsibility of the House to make life easier for Nigerians. Gbajabiamila emphasised that the House would pay utmost attention to the practice of estimated billing by…

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Dogara, Jibrin miss out as Gbajabiamila names 105 House committee chairpersons

Yakubu Dogara, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano, are neither named among members of standing committees of the lower legislative chamber nor as heads of committees by Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, yesterday. This is even as nine additional committees have been set up, increasing the number from 96 to 105. The vice-chairmen of the various committees were also named while ad hoc and investigative panels were set up as well. The decision to increase the committees was contained in a report submitted…

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Gbajabiamila’s appointment tears Southeast APC apart

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila’s choice of former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Anayo Nnebe, as Special Assistant on Political Matters is threatening the unity of his party in the Southeast region. The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra State, the Conference of Southeast APC Publicity Secretaries, and the Southeast APC Young Progressives Forum have all condemned the choice, calling for Mr Nnebe’s replacement. Mr Gbajabiamila on Tuesday announced the former member representing Awka North and South federal constituency in Anambra State, Mr Nnebe,…

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PDP sets up committee to investigate why its lawmakers voted for Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up an investigative committee to investigate the voting pattern of its lawmakers during the 9th National Assembly leadership election in June. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, who inaugurated the committee on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the committee had three weeks to submit its report. Mr Secondus, represented by the party’s Deputy National Secretary (South), Yomi Akinwonmi, said that the 10-member committee would be chaired by a former senator, Adolphus Wabara. Other members of the committee include Wale Oladipo as Secretary, Ben…

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Gbajabiamila defies Oshiomhole, promises to appoint PDP lawmakers head of committees

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Gbajabiamila, who fielded questions from State House correspondents afterwards, promised to carry opposition lawmakers along in committee membership and leadership. The Speaker’s position contradicts that of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who in April vowed that members of the opposition will not head special and standing committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives.…

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9th National Assembly: APC North Central Governors endorse Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and party state chairmen from the North-central geo-political zone on Thursday endorsed the two candidates of the party for the leadership positions of the 9th National Assembly. According to a statement by Mark Longen, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Media and Publicity, the governor disclosed while addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting of stakeholders in Asokoro, Abuja. Mr Lalong said: “a meeting of governors and the party chairmen from North Central today resolved to go along with the decision…

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APC group opposes Gbajabiamila, wants Speaker’s position for South-East

The All Progressives Congress South-East Renaissance Group on Thursday called on the leadership of the party to zone the position of the Speaker, House of Representatives in the Ninth National Assembly to the South-East. The group’s convener, Chris Onyemechara, made the call at a press conference in Abuja. Onyemechara claimed that the APC denied the South-East principal office positions in the National Assembly in 2015 on the grounds that the zone did not have a ranking member on the platform of the party. He regretted that now that the zone…

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Lawan, Gbajabiamila: Senators, Reps tackle Tinubu’s plot to takeover ninth assembly

… As Remi Tinubu, Orji Kalu, Omo Agege battle for deputy senate president The ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated in June but already the battle for the principal offices in the Senate and House of Representatives is gradually becoming intense. Lawmakers elected into the Senate and the House of Representatives, according to sources, have in the wake of Monday’s adoption of Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan and the House of Representatives Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, suspect a complete takeover of the forthcoming Ninth National Assembly by the National Leader…

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