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Breaking: Na’Abba storms NASS, cautions Lawmakers against visiting MDAs; Gbajabiamila inaugurates committees

October 2, 2019 Editor 0

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Umar Ghali Na’Aba, has advised committees of the House to stop the habit of visiting government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The former speaker in a good will message on behalf of former presiding officers on Wednesday, when 109 standing and special committees of the House were inaugurated said, “We feel embarrassed when Read More

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Updated: Security chiefs shun Reps, Gbajabiamila issues fresh marching orders

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, was visibly angry on Firday over absence of some security chiefs at a scheduled meeting to discus some important national security matters. Reacting to the development, the Speaker sent representatives of some of the security bosses out, with an order for them (the chiefs) to personally appear before the leadership of Read More

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Breaking: Security chiefs shun Reps, Gbajabiamila issues marching order

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, was visibly angry, Friday over the absence of some security chiefs at scheduled meeting to discus some important national security matters. Reacting to the development, the Speaker issued d fresh order for them to personally appear before the leadership of the House on Monday, September 23, 2019. Only Inspector General of Read More

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Breaking – Xenophobia: Reps seek national honour for Air Peace boss

September 17, 2019 Editor 0

The House of Representatives, has commended efforts of Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Onyema Allen, over his humanitarian intervention, following the renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The House in a resolution on Tuesday also called on the authorities concerned to consider Allen for a national honours award. Details loading…

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Breaking: In Kano, tribunal nullifies Reps member election, order fresh poll

September 10, 2019 Editor 0

A fresh election at Tsamiya Polling Unit under Mariri Ward of Kumbotso federal constituency after the election petitions tribunal nullified the election of Munir Dan’Agundi, a member representing at the area on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). Umar Ballah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had filed a petition challenging the election of Mr Dan’Agundi for failure to Read More

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Breaking – Abandoned projects: Reps talk tough, summon CBN gov, NDDC board

September 10, 2019 Editor 0

The House of Representatives are talking tough over abandoned projects in the oil rich Niger Delta region on a day it held inaugural investigative hearing in Abuja. At the hearing room, none of the officials was available. Their unavailability triggered the federal Lawmakers to summon the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Acting Managing Director of the Read More

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Shi’ites’ bloody protest: Reps stop plenary abruptly

July 9, 2019 Editor 0

Plenary of the House of Representatives was on Tuesday, brought to an abrupt end over invasion of the National Assembly by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ite group. Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who called for a motion for adjournment of the session said, “we have to attend to some security matters. The group Read More

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Pictures: See what Lagos gov, new Reps’ Speaker are up to in Abuja now

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

On Tuesday, newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila met with Lagos state governor Jide Sanwo-Olu in Abuja. Incidentally, Gbajabiamila represents one of the federal constituencies in Lagos. Both highly rated Nigerian politicians met behind closed doors and the speaker shared these pictures afterward.

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Microphone malfunctions as 9th Reps stages 1st plenary session

June 13, 2019 Editor 0

The 9th House of Assembly on Thursday held its first plenary after members were inaugurated on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration. The oath of office was administered by the Clerk of the house, Mr Patrick Giwa at plenary in Abuja. The swearing-in was delayed Read More

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Breaking – 9th NASS: APC again stamps Gbajabiamila as next Speaker

April 17, 2019 Editor 0

National chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Tuesday presented Leader of the House Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, as the preferred choice of the party for the speakership position, Rep Abdulmumini Jibrin, said after President Muhammadu Buhari met with Reps-elect elected on All Progressives Congress (APC) platform. Source at the meeting said the president declined to make comment on Gbajabiamila’s Read More

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9th NASS leadership: Buhari hosts APC’s Reps-elect

April 16, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night hosted members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja. Sources told Blueprint newspaper that the meeting was conveyed to draw attention on the need to ensure that what transpired in 2015 concerting leadership of the Read More

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9th Reps speaker: The odds against Gbajabiamila

April 10, 2019 Editor 0

BODE OLAGOKE, in this peace takes a look at the chances of House of Representatives’ majority leader, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, and the likely obstacles on his path to the exalted seat as speaker of the 9th house. Gbajabiamila’s competency Talk about academic qualification, he is qualified. Talk about the experience, he is even more qualified than most of his challengers. Read More

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9th NASS: Rights lawyer drums support for female speaker

April 5, 2019 Editor 0

As race for the speakership of the 9th House of Representatives intensifies, a pro-gender activist, Barr. Esther Uzoma, has made a case for a female speaker. Uzoma at a press briefing, Friday in Abuja, said there was need for gender equity, competence and balance if Nigeria desired to be seen as a progressive democracy. “After 20 years of democracy, it Read More

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90 Reps endorse Gbajabiamila for speaker

April 1, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, one of the contenders for the office of the speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, from the South-west, has secured support of no fewer than 90 House of Representatives members-elect, even as he declared his ambition officially. Blueprint exclusively gathered that most of the members-elect rooting for him are first-timers. Gbajabiamila, believed to be Read More

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Breaking – 9th NASS: More intrigues erupt at HoR as Gbajabiamila gets Tinubu’s backing, to declare for Speakership seat

March 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of the 9th National Assembly, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, from Lagos state, has secured the full support of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola  Tinubu. Shortly after the top endorsement, his official declaration will take place on Sunday March 31, 2019. Blueprint gathered that the declaration would be televised live on the Channels Television in the Read More