Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of 9th National Assembly news headlines for today Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top 9th National Assembly stories.
Four hundred and sixty-nine lawmakers who were elected on the platform of various political parties in the February 23 National Assembly elections and the subsequent supplementary election will get N4.68bn as welcome package immediately after their inauguration in June. The package is to help the lawmakers sort out accommodation and furniture issues, The Punch reports.
As the tussle for the leadership of the 9th National Assembly gets hotter, Chike Okafor, a contender for the office of the speaker and under the All Progressives Congress, has lost his seat. Following a court order, Okafor, who represents Ehimembano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency lost his seat to Emeka Nwajuba of the Accord Party.
Barely a month to the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, indications have emerged that more intrigues are to be expected in the lead up to the setting up of its leadership. Sources have confirmed that Hon Yakubu Dogara of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party may still be interested in retaining the speakership of the House Of Representatives.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) anointed candidate for the speakership of the 9th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabianmila, has injected a new style into his campaign for the office as he gathered members-elect from across political divides in Abuja to sell his manifesto to them. Apart from unveiling his game plan for the forthcoming election for principal officers of the National Assembly slated for next month, Gbajiabiamila also lavished the lawmakers with gift items.
178 new members-elect on Thursday backed the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilla, to emerge speaker of the 9th National Assembly. This was made known by Gbajabiamila’s spokesperson, Olanrewaju Smart.
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