PHOTOS: Exclusive Pictures from the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly

The 8th National Assembly was yesterday inaugurated in Abuja.

Amidst high-level power play and intrigues, Senator Bukola Saraki (APC-Kwara) and Senator Ike Ekweremadu (Enugu-PDP) emerged the senate-president and deputy senate-president respectively.

In the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara (APC-Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State) defeated Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to become the speaker of the 8th House of Representatives. Hon. Yusuf Sulaiman Lasun  (APC-Irepodun/Olorunda/Orolu/Osogbo, Osun State) was elected as the deputy speaker.

The Guardian was at the National Assembly and brings you this exclusive pictures.

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Senator Bukola Saraki(left) receiving the Oath of Office as Senate President Federal Republic of Nigeria From Clerk of the National Assembly,Salisu Maikasuwa(right),Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima (middle) during the 8th National Assembly Inauguration PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

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Senate President,Senator Bukola Saraki,Deputy Senate President,Sen.Ike Ekweremadu Swearing his Oath of Office and Clerk of the National Assembly,Salisu Maikasuwa during the 8th National Assembly Inauguration PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

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Senate President,Senator Bukola Saraki in handshake with former Senate President,David Mark during the 8th National Assembly Inauguration PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki raising the Gavel after his election at the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

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Newly Elected Speaker house of Reps,Hon.Yakubu Dogara taking the oath of office as the speaker during the 8th National Assembly Inauguration PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

 

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Speaker House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara raising the Gavel after his election during the the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday. PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

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Speaker House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara (right) being congratulated by his challenger ,Femi Gbajabiamila during the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly in Abuja PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

 

Saraki

Former Speaker house of Reps,Hon.Ghali Umar Naába and newly Elected Speaker house of Reps,Hon.Yakubu Dogara during the 8th National Assembly Inauguration in Abuja PHOTO: Ladidi Lucy Elukpo.

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8 Comments
  • New Nigerian

    The House Election was fair and credible.

    The election of Saraki was rigged by the PDP and should be rejected by all right thinking people of the world:
    – There was selection and the clerk has some explaining to do…, 51 APC Senator-elect were absent, as well as, at least one PDP-Senator elect ( I imagine there are more than one …see the clip) were also absent, there definitely more than one PDP senator-elect absent because you NASS would not have sent a bus to pick up one person and you’d hear from Ben Bruce that there were more than one also… take a listen to Ben Bruce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZrGDULpEZQ&feature=youtu.be

  • Meeday

    Please dont mind this guy..he is surely suffering from a terrible upbringing hence he can not reason like an average human th5ay respects each other religious beliefs

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