NASS Tussle: Tinubu Relocates To Abuja

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By Akinwale Kasali In a quest to impose Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President in the 9th Assembly, All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has relocated to Abuja to further strategize and plot the imposition of his candidates on members of the House of Assembly. Since last week, Tinubu has shifted base from his Bourdillion abode in Lagos to the country’s seat of power, Abuja, in a bid to perfect his plan. However, his absence in Lagos,…

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Speaker: Tambuwal, Others Move Against Gbajabiamila

The re-election of Aminu Bello Tambuwal is causing disquiet in in the camp of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over who becomes the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Nigeria National Assembly. Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House is still believed to be very influential among many lawmakers, particularly, returnee members of the 365 members of the Assembly. Therefore, his election for a fresh four-year -term in office also came amidst struggle among lawmakers for the successor of current Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. No fewer than 17 lawmakers,…

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Speakership: Tinubu Loses Out As Lawmakers Reject Gbajabiamila

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu has started having problem with some leaders of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC over his insistence to impose his protege Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives. The former Lagos state governor is the National Leader of the ruling party. Recall that Tinubu failed in his bid to install the lawyer cum lawmaker, speaker following the party’s victory in the 2015 general elections. Yakubu Dogara,  representing Dass/Toro/Tafa Belewa Federal constituency won that epic contest after securing the backing of PDP lawmakers. Gbajabiamila is…

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