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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Retired Police Officers Cry of Underpayment

By Oji Odu The anger shown on the faces of members of the Retired Police Officers Association, RPOA, (Under Contributory Pension Scheme) is better imagined than experienced, as they protested the injustice of underpayment of their retirement benefits on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Ikeja, Lagos. At the gathering of the officers made up of the sick, wounded and those carrying the scars sustained during their service years while maintaining law and order, most of who looked so haggard and hungry, their voices were in unison expressing regret for staking…

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Imo: More Troubles for Okorocha; Speaker May be Impeached

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku If the scene which played out at the Plenary Session of the Imo State House of Assembly, IMHA, on Tuesday, April 22, 2019 is anything to go by, then, Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  problems are bound to worsen. Seeing that he has become a lame-duck governor, the sleeping members have suddenly woken up, and are asking questions, questions they refused to ask for almost eight years.  They are asking about the financial status of the state. They are also interrogating his government. And, for the first time in…

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Atiku: Presidency Fears Election Annulment, Plots Installation of Pliant Senate President, House Speaker

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu New, but compelling, realities may have forced the presidency to jettison its “siddon look” approach to who becomes the next President of the Senate and Speaker of House of the Representatives when the ninth National Assembly is inaugurated on June 10, 2019. The sheer volume of alleged  rock-solid evidence at the disposal of Atiku Abubakar’s legal team against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23,2019 presidential election, and the meticulous manner the Osun state governorship election Tribunal dissected and secrutinized INEC’s election materials used for…

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Speakership: Tinubu Loses Out As Lawmakers Reject Gbajabiamila

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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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Ekiti State House Of Assembly Speaker Impeached

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday removed the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole; and his deputy, Sina Animasaun. Their removal was spearheaded by the three All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the Assembly, alongside some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party members. The removal came five days to the end of the tenure of Governor Ayodele Fayose on October 15. The Assembly also reinstated the former Deputy Speaker, Segun Adewumi, who was recently removed by the lawmakers. A member of the APC, Gboyega Aribisogan, was elected the new Leader of Business. The session…

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