Oil theft: The Gbajabiamila solution

September 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Femi Gbajabiamila is deeply troubled by Nigeria’s oil theft calamity. The speaker of the House of Representatives recently equated the danger of oil theft to that of treason. The speaker relatively trivialised the crisis. Many see treason as a crime against a sitting government. Those in this school of thought contend that if an honest-hearted plotter removes a corrupt government Read More

2023: Gbajabiamila decries division, derision-based political conversion

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has decried political conversation centred on division and derision by the youth. Gbajabiamila said this at a Youth and Social Development Summit, organised by the Gbaja Professional Volunteers Network (GPVN) to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day on Friday in Abuja. According to him, it is unfortunate that the political conversations Read More

Kachikwu to NASS members: Impeach your leaders before Buhari

August 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Dumebi Kachikwu, has challenged members of the current 9th National Assembly to impeach their leaders first before President Muhammadu Buhari. Kachikwu said the President ought to have been impeached seven years ago in his first year in office, alleging that President Buhari had committed all unimpeachable offences. The presidential candidate, however, pledged Read More

Peter Obi hits FG for wasting tax payers’ money on government officials’ education abroad

July 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The presidential candidate of Labour Party and the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has slammed the federal government for sponsoring training of public office holders abroad while Nigerian university students are at home due to the ongoing strike of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Blueprint had reported that pictures of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Read More

Reactions as Gbajabiamila returns to school abroad amidst ASUU strike in Nigeria

July 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been criticised by Twitter users after he announced his return to study in a university in the United States of America amidst the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Blueprint reported that academic activities in public universities in Nigeria have been shut down for close Read More

Pictures: Gbajabiamila returns to classroom

July 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has gone back to study at Harvard University for a leadership course. In a post shared on his verified social media account, Tuesday, Gbajabiamila posted pictures of himself in a classroom. He gave this hint a day when the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), is holding protests across the nation in solidarity Read More

Gbajabiamila, minority Reps charge Muslims to pray for Nigeria

July 8, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and minority caucus of the House have rejoiced with the Nigerian Muslim family on the occasion of this year’s Eid el-Kabir commemoration. Gbajabiamila in his message by his lead media aide, Lanre Lasisi, on Friday noted that the period called for sacrifice and commitment to the course of the Almighty Allah, urging Read More

Gbajabiamila a worthy ally in service to the nation – Lawan

June 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Lawan, in a congratulatory message, noted his smooth working relationship with Gbajabiamila, describing him as “a worthy ally in the service to the nation.” The message read, “I join the family, friends and political associates Read More

As Speaker Gbajabiamila cries out…

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

To begin with, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, cried bitterly in his first address to honourable members after their resumption from both “Easter” and “Sallah” breaks which spilled over to political parties primaries ahead of 2023 general elections. The speaker blamed the “delegate system” for the loss of the return bids of many legislators in the recently Read More

Nigeria’s nationhood foundations threatened by insecurity – Gbajabiamila

April 29, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said the current security challenges in Nigeria are a threat to the foundations of the country’s nationhood. The speaker, however, noted that the federal government has responded to the challenges by taking certain measures such as increasing funding for the police and the military, recruiting personnel for security agencies, among others. Read More

Stakeholders, others agree to amendment of NIMASA Act

March 17, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila Tuesday announced that the 9thAssembly embarked on the Amendment of the NIMASA Act 2007 and the Cabotage Act 2003 due to the need to improve the regulatory instruments in the Nigerian maritime sector to meet the need of current realities. Honorable Gbajabiamila stated this while declaring open the two day public Read More

2022 Electoral Act: As Reps push burden to INEC…

March 1, 2022 Editorial IV 0

On Friday February 25, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari gave assent to the latest and reworked version of the Electoral Act amendment Bill. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on immediate reaction of the House of Representatives on its expectations from the nation’s electoral umpire, INEC, to which the batten has passed.After a tortuous journeyIt was a sigh of relief to majority of Nigerians, when information Read More

Aides to Gbajabiamila enroll 130 pupils in Kano school

January 11, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Appointees of Speaker of the House of Representatives under the aegis of Gbaja Professionals Volunteer Network, have enrolled 130 pupils into school in Dawakin Tofa local government area of Kano state. The speaker’s aides equally renovated a students’ hostel for indigent students of Dawakin Tofa who are studying at various tertiary institutions of learning in Kano. The hostel, located in Read More

Olubadan had uncommon love for Yoruba race – Gbajabiamila

January 2, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed sadness over the death of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The speaker said Oba Adetunji, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 93, would be sorely missed by all well-meaning sons and daughters of Ibadan and Yorubaland. Speaker Gbajabiamila noted the good leadership the Olubadan Read More

Finance bill: More taxes coming 2022, FG proposes

  With the 2021 Finance Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly, Nigerians and business owners may be in for payment of additional taxes if the proposal sails through. This is one of the major highlights of the bill which President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted in a letter to the National Assembly December 7. Among others, President Buhari, in the letter, said the Read More

Gbajabiamila tasks Muslims on peace building

November 21, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has tasked the Muslim faithful to exhibit peace as adherents of the religion of Islam. The speaker who was represented by Dr Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad stated this at ASHRAAF Islamic Foundation in collaboration with Al-AQSOH International Islamic School annual Mawlid Nabiyy lecture series 2021, held at the National Mosque, Abuja, at Read More

Gbajabiamila wades into ASUU, FG dispute

November 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has invited Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, her education counterpart, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for a meeting over the lingering dispute between the union and the federal government.Gbajabiamila arrived at the decision Tuesday, after listening to his colleagues debate a motion brought up Read More

Hope dangles as Electoral Act amendment bill goes to Buhari

November 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

For the umpteenth time, the National Assembly recently concluded work on another attempt at amending the Electoral Act, which for record times, was vetoed by President Muhammadu Buhari during the life of the 8th National Assembly. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the likely fate of the latest effortResolved differencesThe two houses of the National Assembly began the process of further amendment to the Read More

Gbajabiamila canvases common African passport at 51st CPA confab

November 12, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for full integration of Africa through the use of legislative instrument to have a common passport, market and a single customs and monetary union for the continent. Speaking at the 51st conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Africa Region, which opened in Abuja Thursday, Gbajabiamila said there was need Read More

2023: EU lauds Reps, Gbajabiamila promises better Electoral Act

November 3, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The European Union (EU) has commended Nigeria’s House of Representatives on the efforts deployed so far into Electoral Act amendment process. This is as Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila assured that the 9th House will bequeath a better Electoral Act that will be acceptable to the majority of Nigerians. Speaking when he hosted a team of the European Union Read More

Gbajabiamila expresses sympathy over Lagos building collapse

November 3, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed sympathy over the Lagos building collapse of Monday, November 1. Gbajabiamila said it was unfortunate that the building collapse happened at a time the Lagos state government was doing everything possible to make the lives of Lagosians safer. The speaker sent his condolences to the families of the victims, noting Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others task govt on education accessibility

October 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , Speaker of the House of Representatives , Femi Gbajabiamila and other stakeholders, Monday called on government at all levels , to make education more accessible to Nigerians. The call for accessibility and adequate funding of education came to the fore in Abuja during the 4th convocation ceremony for post graduate and Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

We’ll use legislative tools for Nigeria’s perfect union – Gbajabiamila

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th House was committed to using the tools of legislative authority to advance solutions and implement policies that will help achieve a perfect union for the country. Gbajabiamila spoke when he declared open the 2021 Roundtable on Social Protection Cover organised by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Read More