Against All Odds, Gbajabiamila Is Speaker; How Dogara Helped

Femi Gbajabiamila

By Gideon Njoku Femi Gbajabiamila, immediate past Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, beat all odds to emerge the Speaker of the House, an office he also ran for in 2015, but lost to the immediate past Speaker,  Yakubu Dogara. He is to be assisted by Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, who was elected unopposed, as the Deputy Speaker. Both men are from Lagos and Plateau states respectively. Even though both men were their party’s endorsed and officially backed candidate, it did not stop Hon Mohammed Bagu from challenging him…

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NASS: PDP Betrays Itself; Sells Out To APC, Disgraces Ekweremadu

National Assembly

By Gideon Njoku It was the D-Day at the Senate Chambers of the National Assembly, NASS. Senators-elect, after weeks of lobbying and horse-trading, were ready to elect two of their colleagues to the office of the Senate President, SP, and the Deputy Senate President, DSP. Millions of Nigerians stayed glued to thier television and radio sets. Expectations were high. The contestants, five for both positions, were all of the ruling party at the centre, APC,  except Ike Ekweremadu, the immediate past DSP, who was a suprise contestant to the position…

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NASS: Last Minute Intrigues As Court Orders Open Ballot

By Uche Mbah An Abuja High court has ordered the use of open ballot for the conduct of elections into the principal offices of the National Assembly, contrary to the dictates of the Clark of the National  Assembly who favors secret ballot. Secret Ballot was used in 2015. It is believed that with open ballot, the ruling party and the Presidency will be able to influence the voting, since it is alleged by the opposition that the legislators may be psychologically intimidated by the ruling party. With the dissolution of…

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Imo: A Case For Agbaso, Madumere

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The recent resolutions of the out-going members of the Imo House of Assembly have shocked not a few people. I am sure they even shocked themselves. And, the out-gone governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha must be wondering at the behaviour of the “animal called  man.” Politicians cover-up their political prostitution by telling us: “In politics, there is no permanent enemy, only permanent interests”. Yet, I confirm that the case of the out-going IMHA members is fit for the Guinness Book of Records. Here are why. Imolites know the story of Okorocha and these…

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