• Buhari’s $29.9bn loan will rescue Nigeria from recession, says Gbajabiamila

    Buhari’s $29.9bn loan will rescue Nigeria from recession, says Gbajabiamila

    It was gathered that the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s external borrowing plan of $29.9bn for the execution of projects from 2016 to 2018, in the interest of Nigerians.

    Gbajabiamila noted that borrowing to finance infrastructural projects will pull Nigeria out of recession.

    According to a statement issued on Saturday by his media aide, Olanrewaju Smart, Gbajabiamila said this during a grassroots empowerment programme in Lagos where he donated equipment to his constituents.

    According […]

  • Budget padding: Jibrin’s suspension is unconstitutional – Gbajabiamila

    Budget padding: Jibrin’s suspension is unconstitutional – Gbajabiamila

    According to reports, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the suspension of former Chairman of the House on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, as unconstitutional.

    Recall that the Lower Legislative Chamber had last week suspended the Kano-born lawmaker for a period of one year after he failed to appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges with regard to his budget padding allegations leveled against the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, and some other principal […]

  • Ambode appoints Anibaba new CEO Lotteries board, Gbajabiamila LASIMRA GM

    Ambode appoints Anibaba new CEO Lotteries board, Gbajabiamila LASIMRA GM

    Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday approved the appointment of Seun Anibaba as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lagos State Lotteries Board.

    Anibaba, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the New York University, both in the United States of America, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Masters Degree in Business Administration respectively.

    He began his working experience with Merrill Lynch Corporate Audit and Global Lending as […]

  • Don’t judge Dogara, others over budget padding scandal – Gbajabiamila

    Don’t judge Dogara, others over budget padding scandal – Gbajabiamila

    The leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Monday said fellow lawmakers and by extension all Nigerians, should not judge the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers accused of “insertions” of billions into the 2016 budget.

    Gbajabiamila made the appeal Monday in a statement to his colleagues made available to National Assembly reporters.

    “Yes, allegations have been made but I strongly believe judgment should not be passed based on allegations. We operate a constitutional […]

  • Fighting piracy will improve economy – Gbajabiamila

    Fighting piracy will improve economy – Gbajabiamila

    Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Leader of House of Representatives has expressed the commitment of the House against piracy in the country.

    Gbajabiamila spoke when the stakeholders from the entertainment and creative arts industry paid him a courtesy visit in his office on yesterday in Abuja.

    A statement issued by his Research and Media Assistant, Olanrewaju Smart , Gbajabiamila decried the growing level of impunity among pirates and their collaborators within the entertainment industry.

    His words: “The impunity is obvious when you see pirates selling […]

  • Gbajabiamila seeks more support for Buhari

    Gbajabiamila seeks more support for Buhari

    House of Representatives Leader Femi Gbajabiamila has pleaded with the citizenry to keep supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to rebuild the nation and the economy.

    He said the President has laid a solid foundation for good governance during the first year of his tenure. Gbajabiamila admitted that Nigerians were passing through a difficult period as a result of 16 years’ mismanagement of the economy by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations.

    The House Leader said what the APC inherited from the former […]

  • Why things are difficult for Nigerians – Gbajabiamila explains

    Why things are difficult for Nigerians – Gbajabiamila explains

    Mr Femi Gbajabimila, Majority Leader of the House Of Representatives, on Friday said that things were difficult in the country but the question to ask was why this was so.

    Gbajabiamila spoke at the Town Hall Meeting he organised to give account of his stewardship to his constituents in Surulere, Lagos.

    He said: “Things are very difficult in Nigeria today; we must acknowledge that. The question we need to ask ourselves is why? And the answer is very simple.

    “When this government came […]

  • Why i’m convinced to support subsidy removal – Gbajabiamila shares reason

    Why i’m convinced to support subsidy removal – Gbajabiamila shares reason

    Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, who was one of the strong opponents of the fuel subsidy removal in the past, has given reasons why he along with some others are in support of it now.

    Gbajabiamila, in an open letter to Nigerians, said based on the facts and figures presented to them by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachukwu, at the meeting where the decision was taken on Wednesday, if the subsidy was not removed, […]

  • Please disregard letter by Fayose, he lied about Buhari’s loan request – Gbajabiamila to Chinese President

    Please disregard letter by Fayose, he lied about Buhari’s loan request – Gbajabiamila to Chinese President

    The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday urged the Chinese government to disregard the letter by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, where he ( Fayose) asked the government to reject the loan deal being sought for by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Gbajabiamila in a letter dated April 18 and addressed to the Chinese President, Xi Jingping said Buhari took the right decision on behalf of Nigerians by signing a $6bn investment package with its government during his […]

  • 10 months not enough for Buhari to deliver, says Gbajabiamila

    10 months not enough for Buhari to deliver, says Gbajabiamila

    Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajiabiamila, has cautioned Nigerians over hasty expectations from the 10-month old government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the period was not enough for him to deliver.

    Gbajabiamila, made the disclosure at the 4th Convocation ceremony of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State at the weekend, while delivering his acceptance speech, after he was bestowed with a honourary doctorate degree in Political Science.

    The House leader said there was no way the APC-led administration would have tackled […]

  • ‘Don’t see yourself as a loser” – Dogara tells Gbajabiamila

    ‘Don’t see yourself as a loser” – Dogara tells Gbajabiamila

    It was reported that the House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara has assured that his leadership will not not be vindictive against those that contested against him for the coveted position.

    Dogara, while receiving former leadership of the House yesterday in his office promised to reach out to and mend walls with his opponents.
    He said a rancour – free House is needed to compliment the Executive on the delivery of electoral promises that brought the All Progressives Congress (APC) to power.

    Former […]