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House of Representatives (Nigeria)

House of Representatives
8th National Assembly
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Type
Type
Leadership
Yakubu Dogara , APC
Since 6 June 2015
Yusuf Sulaiman Lasun, APC
Since 6 June 2015
Structure
Seats 360
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Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Parties

Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
April 2015
Meeting place
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Abuja
Website
[www.nass.gov.ng]
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The House of Representatives is the lower house of Nigeria's bicameral National Assembly. The Senate is the upper house.

The current House of Representatives, formed following elections held in April 2015, has a total of 360 members who are elected in single-member constituencies using the simple majority (or first-past-the-post) system. Members serve four-year terms. The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the house.

Nigerian state delegations

Members (since 1979)

  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 1979–1992
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 1992–1998
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 1998–1999
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 1999–2003
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 2003–2007
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 2007–2011
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 2011–2015
  • List of members of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, 2015–present

Party leaders

Party leaders and whips are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot. With the APC holding a majority of seats and the PDP holding a minority, the current leaders in the 8th National Assembly are: Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Whip Ado Garba Alhassan, Minority Leader Ogor Okuweh, and Minority Whip Umar Barde Yakubu.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Principal Officers of The House of Representatives". Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.