Gbajabiamila Swears In Doguwa, Five Rep Members

A file photo of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.



The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has sworn in six lawmakers.

Gbajabiamila inaugurated the members into the lower chamber of the National Assembly during plenary on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The lawmakers, including the former Majority Leader of the House, Ado Doguwa, were sworn in following their victories in the rerun and supplementary elections conducted on Saturday last week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Following his induction into the chamber, a majority of the lawmakers agreed to return Doguwa as the Majority Leader of the House.

Earlier, Gbajabiamila announced the presence of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as well as Senator Barau Jibrin and Senator Kabiru Gaya in the House for the inauguration ceremony.

He called on the House Deputy Leader, Peter Akpatason, to move a motion to suspend the House rules to allow the guests who came to witness the event.

Akpatason’s motion was seconded by the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu.

Alhassan Ado Dogowa Emerges Reps Majority Leader


Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House Representatives has just announced the names of Principal Officers from the majority All Progressives Congress(APC).   

The Speaker announced that Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa (Kano) is the House Leader while Hon Peter Akpatason (Edo) will serve as the Deputy House Leader.

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Others announced include Hon. Tahir Mohammed Monguno ( Borno) who would serve as Chief Whip and Nkiruika Onyejeocha (Abia) who would be Deputy Chief Whip.

Prior to his new appointment, Hon. Doguwa was the Chief Whip in the 8th House.

Fuel Price Hike: Reps, Labour Meeting Ends Without Resolution

Labour, Fuel PriceA meeting organised by the House of Representatives to avert the planned strike by organised labour over fuel price hike has ended without a definite position agreed upon.

The House had in a special session on Monday called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike on Wednesday pending the outcome of the intervention of the parliament on the matter.

The 18-member adhoc committee headed by the Chief Whip of the House, Rep Ado Doguwa, met representatives of the NLC led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba and seven others.

Speaking after the closed door meeting, a member of the adhoc committee, Nicholas Ossai, said that it was up to labour to take a decision and communicate to Nigerians.