Tag Archives: Femi Gbajabiamila

Tributes As President Muhammadu Buhari Celebrates 78th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari turned 78 on Thursday, December 17, remaining Nigeria’s oldest civilian leader in power. To celebrate his new age, former president Goodluck Jonathan; National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu; President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and a few state governors…

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Eulogies Trail The Sad Passing Of Leadership Newspaper Publisher Sam Nda-Isaiah

The death of Sam Nda-Isaiah, publisher of the Leadership Newspapers, came as a huge shock to many Nigerians on Friday as tributes have been pouring in for him, with several persons describing the loss as shocking and painful. The media mogul, 58, had attended an event on December 10, just a day before his sudden passing was announced…

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House Of Representatives To Summon President Buhari Over Gruesome Borno killings

The House of Representatives has finally resolved to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to address members in plenary over the security crises across the country. According to Punch, the plenary turned rowdy on Tuesday after members were divided over a motion seeking to summon the president to appear before the lawmakers to explain the rising spate of…

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Femi Gbajabiamila: DSS Begins Probe Into Shooting Of Abuja Vendor, Arrests Security Detail

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given an update on an Abuja newspaper vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, who died after being hit by a stray bullet from one of the security operatives from his envoy. According to him, the DSS detail, Abdullahi M. Hassan, has been handed to the Department of State Security (DSS) for…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Faces Backlash After Stray Bullet From His Security Detail Kills Abuja Vendor

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is being slammed on social media after a stray bullet from one of his security aides  killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja. A Twitter user on Thursday had shared a viral video of the incident which showed an unidentified man bleeding to death as he was being held by another.…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Wants Federal Character Laws To Include Age, Gender & Religion

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Saturday proposed that the extant definition of Federal Character in the Nigerian constitution be reviewed. Gbajabiamila who made the remark while declaring open the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) National Strategy Meeting and Retreat in Abuja, said the need has become more pertinent. “In thinking outside the box,…

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Lagos State’s Post-Riot Recovery May Cost Up To N1 Trillion

During a solidarity visit to Lagos, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday condemned destruction caused by the #EndSARS protests and also sympathised with Nigerians killed before, during, and after the unrest. Gbajabiamila who led a delegation of lawmakers from the House of Representatives along with Southwest governors and ministers from the region vowed…

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#EndSARS: Gbajabiamila Won’t Approve 2021 Budget Without Compensation For Police Brutality Victims

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed he will not sign off on a 2021 budget that does not include adequate compensation for those who have suffered Police brutality in the last decade. Gbajabiamila also said he would also not sign the 2021 Appropriation Bill presently before the National Assembly if implementation of…

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#EndSARS: Senate President Ahmed Lawan Says ‘Time Has Come For Protests To Stop’

With protests across Nigeria nearing the 12-day mark, Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Saturday called for an end to anti-police brutality protests even as law enforcement officers continue to intimidate and threaten demonstrators. Protests have erupted daily around the world regarding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). They are now are punctuated with more demands including, calling for…

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Akpabio Reveals The Names Of Lawmakers Linked To NDDC Contracts

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio who has been in the center of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) probe has recently named some of the National Assembly members who were awarded contracts by NDDC. This comes after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila gave the the Minister 48-hours to reveal the lawmaker names or risk the wrath…

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