HOW GBAJABIAMILA EMERGED SPEAKER: THE TRUE STORY

Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives elected its presiding officers. PHILIP NYAM, who witnessed the elections, reports The campaign for the office of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, which began shortly after the presidential and National Assembly elections came to a climax on June 11, when President Muhammadu Buhari proclaimed the 9th Assembly. The most intriguing feature of the inauguration of the 9th House of Representatives was the emergence of the anointed candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC); former Majority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila…

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STANDING COMMITTEES: GBAJABIAMILA ASKS REPS MEMBERS TO SUBMIT CVS

Osinbajo, Speaker parley on executive, legislative partnership Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has told his colleague-lawmakers interested in specific standing committees in which they have competence to submit their curriculum vitae (CVs) for consideration. Gbajabiamila disclosed this while inaugurating members of three ad-hoc committees of the House yesterday. The ad hoc committees are to assist him in running the House until standing committees are constituted. The committees include the selection committee chaired by the speaker; committee on welfare chaired by Hon. Wale Raji (APC-Lagos) and committee…

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REPS ADHOC COMMITTEE SPEAKS ON GBAJABIAMILA GIVING FINANCIAL INDUCEMENT IN FORM OF GREEN CARD TO LURE VOTES

The House of Representatives on Monday dismissed the claims by some members that Hon Femi Gbajabiamila induced his colleagues financially to vote for him as the Speaker during last Tuesday presiding officers elections, describing the allegation as falsehood and share total blackmail. Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday. the Spokesman of the House Ad hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Hon Khadijah Bukar Abba-Ibrahim shortly after the inauguration of four ad hoc Committees by the Speaker, declared Gbajabiamila won his election on merits. According to Prof Julius Ihonvbere, who stood in…

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REPS SPEAKER DARES OSHIOMHOLE, READY TO APPOINT PDP MEMBERS COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Gbajabiamila, who fielded questions from State House correspondents afterwards, promised to carry opposition lawmakers along in committee membership and leadership. The Speaker’s position contradicts that of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who in April vowed that members of the opposition will not head special and standing committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Speaking at…

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LAWMAKERS REVEAL HOW GBAJABIAMILA BOUGHT VOTES TO BEECCOME SPEAKER, HEADS TO COURT

 John Owen Nwachukwu  A group of lawmakers drawn from various parties are heading to court over alleged proof of vote-buying and gross impunity by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Sani Omolori. Omolori, who supervised the June 11 election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives, is being accused of having condoned impunity among the lawmakers. The spokesman of the new group, Honourable Mark Terseer Gbillah (PDP, Gwer West/Gwer East Federal Constituency, Benue state), in a statement to DAILY POST on Monday, said G-70 was an…

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GHAJABIAMILA INAUGURATES THREE ADHOC COMMITTEES

9th House of Representatives The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday in Abuja, inaugurated three committees entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth take off of proceedings in the House. The committees, constituted on June 13, are the Selection Committee headed by the Speaker, and adhoc committees on Welfare and Media chaired by Wale Raji (APC-Lagos) and Khadijat Abbah-Ibrahim (APC-Yobe), respectively. The welfare committee is expected to allocate offices and make sitting arraignments for members while the ad hoc committee on media will interface with…

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MEET GBAJABIAMILA’S FOOTSOLDIERS

Ozibo Ozibo With the election of Femi Gbajabiamila as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, our correspondent peeps into the future of the 9th House, and some lawmakers who would likely run the show under him because of the roles they played, directly or indirectly in his emergence. The change of leadership in the House of Representatives from Yakubu Dogara (PDP, Bauchi) to former House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos), has no doubt, altered the power equation in the Green Chamber. As with every new administration, a fresh…

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GBAJABIAMILA INAUGURATES 4 ADHOC COMMITTEES, ADJOURNS HOUSE TILL JULY 2

…constitutes four ad-hoc committees, adjourns House to July 2 Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday, inaugurated four ad-hoc committees to set the tone for legislative activities in the 9thAssembly. This is even as he has resolved to visit some federal constituencies that are facing different crises in order to have firsthand information about the state of things in such areas. Gbajabiamila also cancelled the traditional victory party in celebration of his emergence. This was as a result of the work load before the lawmakers. The House has…

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REPS SPEAKER GBAJABIAMILA VISITS TINUBU, SEE PICS

Gbajabiamila with Tinubu on Thursday New Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday visited the APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja, a day after he paid homage to President Muhammadu Buhari. Gbajabiamila arriving to the Abuja residence of Asiwaju Tinubu, the National leader of APC Tinubu welcomes Gbaja Gbajabiamila, Tinubu, Lai Mohammed and others Gbajabiamila earlier today at the plenary of the House of Representatives

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