Lokpobiri picks Bayelsa gov form, denies rift with Sylvia

A former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, on Thursday, picked the first Expression of Interest and Nomination form for the August 29 primary of the All Progressives Congress. He received the forms after paying the mandatory N22.5m. Lokpobiri, who denied any rift with former governor Timipre Sylva, said he was the most prepared and experienced for the job. He said, “I’m the most prepared and the most experienced with parliamentary and executive experiences. I was the pioneer Speaker of Bayelsa State and two-term senator; I have quality…

Read More

Ogun Election Tribunal: Gov. Abiodun closes defence

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday closed his defence before the state Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, after calling 30 witnesses. The tribunal is hearing the petition filed against his victory in the March 9 governorship election by the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade. His counsel, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), told the panel that his client, who is the second respondent in the petition, would no longer call witnesses. The closure of defence by Abiodun would allow his party, the All Progressives Congress,…

Read More

‘Yorubas ready for self defence’ -Ooni

THE Ooni of  Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Thursday, warned that the South West zone would defend itself from marauding herdsmen, saying the drums of war are sounding in Nigeria Briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ooni said the drums of war were fast sounding loud across the country, warning that the Yoruba nation will defend themselves, with reinforcement from the Federal Government. Besides, Oba Ogunwusi said he was at the villa in view of the rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery…

Read More

Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo who accused him of not doing enough to tackle the widespread insecurity in the country. In an open letter on Monday, Obasanjo criticised  Buhari’s government, saying killings could not be swept under the carpet. Obasanjo said the rate at which things were going, Nigeria could experience a situation similar to Rwanda where there was genocide in 1994. “To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities,” he wrote. “Violent uprising  beginning  from one…

Read More

Assets: How Oyo Gov., Makinde got his N48.1bn

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday made good his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets. The governor, who visited the Oyo State office of the Code of Conduct Bureau in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form, said his decision to make the assets public was in fulfilment of his electoral promise. Details of the assets as contained in the CCB 1 with the name Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, was declared at the High Court of Oyo State, on May 28, 2019. The assets declaration…

Read More

Fasoranti’s daughter: “No man can change what God has ordained” -Tinubu

All Progressives Congress stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Reuben Fasoranti, was destined to die in such a manner. Tinubu said this while addressing journalists after paying Fasoranti a condolence visit on Sunday. The former governor of Lagos State said no man can change what God has ordained even as he maintained that she could have died in a road accident if she wasn’t shot on her way to Lagos last Friday. He said the tragedy could be converted to an opportunity to improve…

Read More

Obasanjo’s Open Letter: I forsee danger ahead

Dear President and General Buhari, I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those resident in Nigeria. Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem.…

Read More

S/West APC condoles with Pa Fasoranti over daughter’s murder

The South West APC sympathizes with a foremost Yoruba elder and leader, Pa Fasoranti for the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin who was killed along Benin-ore road on July 12, 2019. The National Vice Chairman of APC, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana, who led a delegation of South-West APC leaders on a condolence visit to the Fasorantis in Akure expressed sadness over her death declaring it a personal loss as a lawyer and former colleague of the deceased in the banking industry. In a statement made available by the Zonal…

Read More

Prez. Buhari salutes Osoba at 80, lauds contributions to nation building

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates veteran journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on his 80th birthday, July 15, 2019, which has been beautifully heralded with the launch of his memoir, “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics.” President Buhari felicitates with family, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the elder statesman and loyal party stalwart, who has successfully translated words into action by fully participating in politics and governance, and leaving a legacy of serving as a governor of his state in two republics, 1992-1993 and 1999-2003.…

Read More

‘You are a party of betrayals, leave my brother alone’ Adeleke blasts PDP

Dr. Deji Adeleke, elder brother to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 22, 2018 governorship poll in Osun State,  Ademola Adeleke, has lashed out at the PDP for failing to fulfil many promises made by the PDP before the family accepted the party’s governorship ticket. In a statement personally signed by the billionaire businessman and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday, Adeleke declared that his younger brother had no intention to contest the governorship election in the first place.  He, however, added that Senator…

Read More

THUG: Everyone Is Guilty But Me

By Victor Alewo Adoji. Ph.D I ran for the Senate with a determination to qualitatively represent the magnificent people of Kogi-East. I had prepared well ahead for any of the two credible outcomes but there was, to be, a third and a even a fourth: The third is the “middle-of-the-road” outcome wherein you are neither the victor nor the vanquished and the fourth, to have to accept and answer to congratulations for a ‘conflict’ which was not resolved in your favour. My reference to conflict is deliberate and meant in the sense…

Read More

Gov. Bello Picks governorship form, says: Those accusing me of non-performance are diaspora Kogites

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, became the first aspirant to pick the governorship nomination and expression of interest form to contest the APC governorship primary, saying that those accusing him of non-performance are diaspora Kogites. The form was presented to the governor by the party’s Director of Organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Kari on behalf of the National Organising Secretary. The party had announced Wednesday as the commencement date for the sale of nomination forms which is expected to last for about five weeks. Over 20 aspirants are believed to…

Read More

Restructuring, our best bet says Osoba at book launch

Former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to send the report of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s committee on restructuring to the National Assembly for implementation. Osoba argued that this was the way to achieve the restructuring of the country rather than mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, under a democratic dispensation, the task of restructuring the country is beyond the President. Osoba made the recommendation on Monday in Lagos during the public presentation of his memoirs, “Battlelines:…

Read More

Gov. Obaseki goes for Oshiomhole’s jugular

The Edo Government says it will probe contracts for construction of structures and supply of equipment to Benin Central Hospital, awarded by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole. Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Cruise Osage, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Benin, saying a commission of inquiry would soon be constituted to probe the contracts. According to the governor’s aide, the action for probe was necessitated by numerous calls on the government to look into the contracts in which billions of taxpayers’…

Read More

Osoba @ 80: “My detention and escapes from Abacha’s killers”

To be 80 years on earth is a great milestone. And to live up to that ripe age in a country where  life expectancy average is below 50, an obelisk or pyramid or sphinx should be erected! So, for Chief Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State, who will be 80 in July, it is an occasion for big celebration. In fact, his birthday will be marked with the public presentation of his autobiography, titled ”Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics” at Eko Hotel, Lagos, on Monday 8 July 2019.…

Read More

Celebrating An Icon @ 80: “My NADECO story” -Osoba

Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has given a clear insight into the circumstances surrounding the birth of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that served as catalyst for the struggle over the annulled June 12, 1993 election that culminated in Nigeria’s return to civil in 1999. In a new book entitled “Battle lines: Adventures in Power,” the seasoned administrator and journalist narrated how, when he and other eminent citizens, at the risk of their lives, mobilised to defend the sanctity of the mandate as the late head of…

Read More

Supreme Court dismisses Adeleke, PDP, affirms Oyetola as Osun Governor

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, challenging the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress. The apex court in a split decision of five to two, the apex court’s panel of seven Justices held that the proceedings and the majority judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the PDP as the winner of the poll were a nullity. Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who…

Read More

Buhari’s cabinet takes shape as 21 nominees scale security clearance

Multiple but reliable sources have confirmed that a total of 21 ministerial nominees have been cleared by Department of State Services (DSS). The clearance by the intelligence agency comes ahead of Wednesday’s resumption of the two chambers of the National Assembly from their two weeks long recess. It was gathered that list of the nominees would be transmitted to the Senate for screening and confirmation in line with the 1999 Constitution soon. In 2015, it took the president six months to send the list of his ministerial nominees to the…

Read More

Lai Mohammed takes responsibility for N2.5bn payment to Pinnacle Communications

Former Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has finally made a statement to the ICPC investigators taking responsibility for the approval of the N2.5 billion payment to Pinnacle Communications Limited by the National Broadcasting Commission under the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project. In his statement dated June 13, 2019, made available to defence counsel in the alleged fraud case brought against the NBC DG Ishaq Modibbo Kawu and executives of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Lai Mohammed said he approved the payment “on the strength of” particular reference to section 11.2 (c) of…

Read More

Ex-NDDC boss, Alaibe declares for Bayelsa guber race

A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Timi Alaibe a few minutes ago declared his ambition to be the next governor of Bayelsa State. He said he will run a Blue Ocean Economy and invite private sector capital for a sustainable development in the state. He has also obtained the relevant form from the National Secretariat for the governorship race. Alaibe, who unveiled his ambition in Abuja, said: ” I have had many consultations before declaring my interest. The consultations are still ongoing. “Essentially, my…

Read More

S/west APC Congratulate Sen. Boroffice

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress in South West of Nigeria has congratulated Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice on his appointment as Deputy Senate Leader. According to a statement made available to newsmen by the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the party, Karounwi Oladapo, in Ado Ekiti, the party commended the APC senate Caucus for accepting the candidature of Boroffice as a fit and proper person to occupy the exalted position of the Senate Deputy leader. Senator Ajayi Borroffice represents Ondo North in the Senate and is one the highest ranking…

Read More

IGP Adamu orders investigation of ‘fighting’ senator

Senator Elisha Abbo who slapped a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja has fought his way into trouble as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered an investigation of the matter. Investigations are currently ongoing at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command by an investigative team based on the directives from the Police Force headquarters in Abuja to the commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma. The news of the attack went viral after a video recorded by the Close Circuit Television (CCTV), installed in the…

Read More

Don’t falsify reports of court proceedings, ICPC boss urged

Head of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, has been urged to be a good ambassador of the legal profession by ensuring court proceedings are not falsified or misrepresented on the Commission’s official news handle. Owasanoye, who is a 1984 second class upper graduate of Law from the University of Ife, is now a professor of law. Making this call, a broadcast industry watcher, Dr. Yemi Anthony, noted that the commission, under the watch of a legal luminary, is already flouting the law by misleading the public,…

Read More

Osoba to mark 80th birthday with biography presentation

Elder statesman and two time governor of Ogun State and Akinrogun of Egbaland, Aremo Olusegun Osoba is to present to the reading his memoir; BATTLELINES: An adventure in Journalism and Politics as part of activities marking his 80th birthday. Aremo Osoba, a foremost journalism icon and one the profession’s most brilliant administrator was governor of Ogun State of Nigeria from January 1992- November 1993 and later 1999 to 2003. He began his career in journalism in 1964 as a trainee reporter with the Daily Times  covering crime stories and by 1966,…

Read More

“I burrowed money to pay May salary” – Gov. Abiodun Laments on Ogun State treasury

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said he inherited a state treasury with “almost nothing” upon assumption of office on May 29. Abiodun, who was silent on the amount he met in the state’s account, said he had to borrow money from his friends who are Managing Directors in some commercial banks, in order to pay May salary, which he puts at over N7billion. He spoke shortly before he went into a closed-door meeting with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at MTR Hall, Ibara Housing in…

Read More

Amosun surrenders 1000 AK47 rifles, 4million bullets acquired before 2019 elections

A few hours to the end of his reign as Ogun State helsman, embattled Governor Ibikunle Amosun contacted the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, confessing that he had thousands of arms and millions of ammunition in store at a secret armoury in Government House, and that he had decided to hand them over to the police. Mr Amosun’s anointed candidate for the March 9 governorship election, Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), had been roundly defeated by Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress and the governor…

Read More

Tribunal dismisses PDP, Atiku’s request to search INEC servers

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the request by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for permission to inspect a supposed central server, which they claimed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used to transmit electronically, results of the last presidential election. In a unanimous ruling on Monday, a five-man panel of the tribunal, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, dismissed the application filed by Atiku and the PDP, to that effect. The tribunal said, since parties to the petition by Atiku and PDP were…

Read More

South-West APC meet, thanks Buhari, Tinubu over Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress in the South West Zone has expressed its profound gratitude to President Mohammadu Buhari and the Party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for their support in ensuring the emergence of Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Hon. Speaker of the 9th Assembly. The party, rising from its zonal caucus meeting held in Lagos on Friday, presided over by the National Vice Chairman, Bankole Oluwajana, also congratulated the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan and his deputy, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. According to the release signed by…

Read More

Senate President’s aide resigns

The Special Assistant on New Media to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Mr. Olu Onemola, has resigned his appointment. This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa. Mr. Onemola was also Special Assistant on Social Media to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The resignation, according to the statement, is contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, by Onemola. It said that Onemola thanked Lawan for the offer to continue to serve and promote the work of…

Read More

‘Hang it there!’ Kano High Court orders Ganduje, Sanusi

A High Court sitting in Kano State on Thursday again ordered Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the governor on May 10. News Agency of Nigeria reports that on May 10, the court through the ex-parte application by the applicant, Rabiu Gwarzo restrained Ganduje and all other respondents in the case from appointing or recognising any purported emir under the Kano state Emirs Appointment And Disposition Amendment Law 2019, pending the hearing of the…

Read More

Morsi’s last moments, buried in Cairo

Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi has been buried in Cairo on Tuesday, a day after he collapsed in court and died according to reports by AFP. “He was buried in Medinat Nasr, in eastern Cairo, with his family present,” said Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud, one of his lawyer. State TV reported that the 67-year-old’s death was due to a cardiac arrest. Rights groups across the globe have called for an independent probe into the detention conditions and death of the Islamist, who was ousted in 2013 after a year of…

Read More

No court can stop Emir Sanusi’s investigation -Kano Anti Graft Agency

Kano state Complaints and Anti- Corruption Commission has said there is no court order stopping it from investigating alleged mismanaging of Kano Emirate Fund. The Commission said although there is a court order issued restraining it from executing a warrant of arrest on three Emirate Council staff and it is obeying by maintaining status quo. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commission Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimi gado on Monday. The statement said the Commission as a law abiding organization will always operate within the ambit of law…

Read More

Tribunal dismisses petition challenging Sanwo-Olu’s victory

An Ikeja Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP), challenging the victory of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The 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 was a condition for the hearing of the petitions and that…

Read More

Supreme Court fix July 7 for judgement on Osun governorship

The Supreme Court on Monday fixed July 5 to deliver its judgment on the dispute arising from the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the said election, Ademola Adeleke, had filed four separate appeals before the apex court to challenge the Abuja Division Court of Appeal’s decision affirming the All Progressives Congress and its Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as the winner of the poll. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad,…

Read More

June 12 is honour for Ogun people -Gov. Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, pro-democracy groups, activists, many trade unions and interest groups on Wednesday marked the June 12 Democracy Day in Abeokuta, the state capital, in memory of late politician, Chief MKO Abiola, and the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election. Addressing thousands of trade unionists, pro-democracy groups and associations at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto – Abeokuta, after inspecting a march past organised to commemorate the day, Abiodun declared that the untimely death of Abiola in detention cuts short the “national hope” for an end to…

Read More

June 12: They would have crucified OBJ if… -Okupe

Dr. Doyin Okupe, former Senior Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo would have been misunderstood if he had attempted to honour his kinsman, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, late Chief  MKO Abiola. Okupe claimed that only a respected northerner who enjoys the respect of his kinsmen like President Muhammadu Buhari could honour Abiola and his action would not be greeted with criticism. Okupe said this while speaking on the theme, “June 12: The Yoruba race in a reunited Nigeria”  at the maiden…

Read More

AD, 9 other political parties back out of suit challenging Matawalle’s victory

Ten political parties in Zamfara State have dissociated themselves from a court action challenging the election of Governor Bello Matawalle said to have been instituted on their behalf by the All Peoples Party. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governorship candidate of APP in the election, Alhaji Zayyanu Haske, had filed a case at the Zamfara Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja. Haske is asking for the nullification of the election that returned Matawalle as governor. The APP candidate, who claimed to be supported by other political parties in the state,…

Read More

“Its MKO Abiola Stadium”, Prez. Buhari honours Abiola on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Buhari made the remark during the 2019 Democracy Day Address at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents. Buhari on Wednesday also said that Nigeria has all it…

Read More

Fayemi congratulates Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila on their emergence as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. Dr Fayemi described the emergence of the new Senate President and the Speaker in a democratic process as a positive signal for consolidation of democratic governance. The NGF chairman in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday described both Senator Lawan and Hon Gbajabiamila as distinguished, seasoned and highly focused lawmakers with…

Read More

Ibadan Masquerades defy Olubadan, visit new Kings

In what may seem in defiance of the directive by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, that only him and Governor Seyi Makinde should play host to the masqueraders this year, the masqueraders in large number converged on the Aliiwo family house of the Otun Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun to entertain him and his guests. Ahead of the commencement of the annual festival on Monday, Oba Adetunji had through his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity; Mr. Adeola Oloko said “only the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and…

Read More

S/West APC congratulate Lawan, urge Gbajabiamila to sustain leadership qualities

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in South West zone has expressed delight over the election of Senator Ahmed Lawan as Senate President of the Ninth Senate on Tuesday, saying that the ranking Senator will lead well in the Senate to sanitise the relationship between the Executive and Legislature. The party also congratulated newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and his deputy, Hon Wase, saying that Gbajabiamila presented a great hope for a leadership that will unleash his wealth of experience to build…

Read More

Finally, Okorocha gets Certificate of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued Certificate of Return to the immediate past governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to represent Imo west senatorial district. A Federal High court, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, in Abuja, last Friday had directed the commission to issue the former governor the certificate. News of the issuance of the certificate reportedly triggered widespread jubilation among his supporters across the state. Okorocha’s travails started from when the Returning Officer for the Imo West Senatorial election, Innocent Ibeawuchi, alleged that he…

Read More

Sen. Lawan pledges fairness, justice

The newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that he would be fair to his colleagues irrespective of political, ethnic or religious affiliations. He said this while delivering his remarks at the end of the inauguration of the ninth Senate, where he emerged Senate President. Lawan said the Senate under his leadership would do justice to all. He added that “Elections are over. It shows that we voted for a united Senate and it is clear that the outcome is bipartisan. “All parties including the Peoples Democratic…

Read More

Prez. Buhari salutes NASS for transparent polls, urge leaders to serve

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, following the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate and Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Hon. Idris Wase also emerged as the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker respectively. “The President also salutes all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism and non-partisanship before and during the election. “He commended the transparent and fair nature of the…

Read More

How Buhari’s ally, Danladi emerged Kwara Assembly Speaker

Kwara State House of Assembly has elected a 34-year-old former staff of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna Yakubu Saliu Danladi as the speaker of the Kwara state 9th House of Assembly. The newly elected speaker, Danladi, is first time member of the Assembly and is representing Ilesha/Gwanara constituency. He won the assembly seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23rd, 2019 presidential/National Assembly elections. Hon Danladi who emerged unanimously was nominated by the member representing Balogun-Ojomu constituency of Offa local government, Hon…

Read More

Its landslide as Hon. Gbajabiamila wins Reps Speaker

The immediate past Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has emerged the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives having garnered 281 votes out of 358 votes cast. He defeated his only contender, Umar Bago, who garnered 76 votes. One vote was invalid. Bago congratulated Gbajabiamila before the counting of votes ended. Gbajabiamila, who is the longest-serving lawmaker in the House, represents Surulere constituency 1 of Lagos State. The lawmaker, who was endorsed by the All Progressives Congress, has been minority leader and also majority leader.

Read More