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Jibrin: Undisputed Kingmaker Of Nigeria’s House Of Representatives

By Idris Omolabake The story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila, will be incomplete without adequate mention of the exploits of Abdulmumuni Jibrin, an influential member of the House of Representatives from Kano State. Jibrin has succeeded in “installing” two different speakers of the House of Representatives in two different circumstances, first through a rebellion against the establishment; and the other in enforcing the position of same establishment. In 2015, the youthful Jibrin, who only joined the House in 2011, played prominent role…

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Ex-Zamfara Gov Describes APC’s Anti-Party Report As Baseless

Former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, has described a report submitted by a five-man committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleging anti-party activities against him as baseless, contemptuous and embarrassing. Yari, through his Media Aide, Ibrahim Dosara, on Wednesday said the committee’s claims and the subsequent publications in the media had “no basis, contradicted court judgement and order”. The ex-governor said the committee’s report and the publication “caused serious embarrassment and damage” to his personality. Reports that the APC five-man Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday in Abuja received a report…

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Kwara Assembly Recommends Suspension Of 16 LG Councils

The Kwara House of Assembly, on Tuesday recommended the suspension of all the 16 local government council chairmen in the state to investigate the alleged misappropriation of N33bn public fund. The House made the recommendation while adapting a petition written by one Saidu Aliyu on the alleged misappropriation if N33bn within the last two years. The petition which was presented by Abubakar Olawoyin-Magaji, the House Leader,  alleged that there was nothing left on ground in all the 16 local government areas of the state to justify the amount received from…

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Sanwo-Olu Floors AD, LP At Election Petition Tribunal

The Gubernatorial Election Tribunal sitting at Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP) challenging the victory of the Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March 9 polls.  Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice T. T Asua, in a ruling dismissed the petitions due to the inability of the petitioners to file applications for pre-hearing conference after the close of pleadings within seven days as prescribed by law.  The three-man panel noted that timely application for pre-hearing conference…

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2019 Polls: INEC Says Number Of Parties Creates Logistic Challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the large number of political parties that participated in the 2019 general elections created a lot of logistics problem. National Commissioner in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Nasarawa States, Malam Mohammed Haruna, said this in Ilorin while speaking with journalists.  At the INEC organised workshop in Kwara State to  review  the 2019 general elections the National Commissioner said there were 799 litigations from the 2019 general elections across the country. He said that Jigawa State had no petition from the election,  Kwara State had only…

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Saraki Congratulates PDP Leadership Of 9th Senate

Former President of the  Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 9th Senate. In a post on his social media handles, Saraki expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the Senators, while wishing them utmost success in their new role. He stated: “My heartfelt congratulations to the new Minority Leader of the 9th Nigerian Senate, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe; the Deputy Minority Leader, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha; Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda; and Deputy Minority Whip, Sen. Clifford Ordia. I wish you all…

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NASS Leadership: Tinubu Congratulates Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Others

All Progressives Congress National Stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Senate President Ahmed Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and their deputies on their election, urging them to see the offices entrusted in them as sacred. He urged the new National Assembly leaders to do all within their powers to not only nurture and deepen the institutions of the Legislature but also our promising democracy. Their task now, he said, “is to compliment and support President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his administration’s progressive agenda and truly take the…

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NASS Leadership: Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Lawan, Gbajabiamila

…Gov Advises Lawmakers To Put Nation Above Personal Interest Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila on their victories as President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. Governor Sanwo-Olu described Lawan’s and Gbajabiamila’s victories as results of focus, hard work, resilience and team spirit, saying that the keenly contested elections in both chambers of the National Assembly are a clear indication of deepening democratic culture in Nigeria. According to him, “we should not lose sight of the…

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Former Senate President, Saraki Congratulates Lawan, Gbajabiamila

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan on his emergence as the President of the 9th Senate. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Saraki also congratulated Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who is the new Deputy Senate President as well as Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and his Deputy, Ahmed Idris Wase, on their emergence as the new presiding officers of the 9th House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “Congratulations to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker, Femi…

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Gbajabiamila Beats Bago To Emerge Speaker 9th Assembly

Members of the House of Representatives have elected Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. He secured 283 votes to defeat his only challenger, Umar Bago who garnered a paltry 76 votes. His supporters, including National chairman of All Progressives Congress(APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, couldn’t hide their excitement immediately he got the threshold. Femi Gbajabiamila (born June 25, 1962, surname also spelled Gbaja-Biamila and Gbajabiamila) is a Nigerian lawyer, All Progressives Congress Leader, and House Leader of Nigeria’s 8th House of Representatives. He was elected Speaker…

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