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June, 2018

 

House sacks 17 LG bosses in Plateau

Members of the Plateau State House of Assembly have failed to extend the tenure of the local government transition committee chairmen which elapsed yesterday. The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Azi, also escaped impeachment when he tried to evade a discussion on the issue of tenure extension or dissolution of the LG chairmen. The action of the speaker prompted some members to begin collecting signatures for his impeachment but the paper was snatched by a member who tore it to pieces. At plenary, Daniel Mikang (Mikang Constituency)Read More


Speaker Escapes Death After Boat Capsizes

Yesterday, the speaker of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon. Konbowei Benson, escaped death along with other dignitaries following a boat mishap which happened during an official assignment. It was gathered that the government officials were returning from an official duty in Oporoma area of the state before they had an accident on the river and had to be rescued by the two gun boats that escorted them. Austin Bebara Abaye who was among the entourage that escaped the tragedy, wrote; Champion + Ambassador Hon, Dr Daniel Igali forRead More


Seychelles Begins Probe of Saraki, Wife, for Alleged Money Laundering

Authorities in Seychelles have opened a criminal investigation into the multi-million dollar assets which Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are believed to hold through offshore shell companies in tax havens.Bukola and Toyin Saraki are being targeted by financial intelligence operatives for their “suspicious” use of offshore shell companies as uncovered in the Panama Papers investigation published in 2016, according to new records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and other partners.Investigators at the Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit said they are interested in determining whether orRead More


Saraki gives CG of Customs freedom to wear anything

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has given the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, retired Colonel Hameed Ali the free hand to wear whatever pleases him so far he ends the problem of smuggling in the country. Saraki made this known while declaring open a public hearing on ‘Smuggling – A threat to Nigeria’s quest to self-sufficiency in rice production’ on Monday He said: “Once you end smuggling, even if you want to wear jeans and T-shirt, I will personally move the motion to support you.” The disclosure by the SenateRead More


Suspended for Refusing Oath Taking

The Member of the Imo State House of Assembly Representing Oru East Hon Nkenna John Nzeruo has faulted the Suspension meted on him and three others by the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly Rt Hon Acho Ihim .The Lawmaker asked his Constituents to remain calm as they pass through this battle with the forces at the Imo State Government House.


LONE PROTESTER STORM EDO ASSEMBLY

A man stormed the Edo state house of assembly premises in Benin city, to register his displeasure with the lawmakers. Among the things the man protested against was the N5 million naira said to have been given by the lawmakers to a citizen to monitor projects in the state where there are members of parliament who are meant to do that.The young man also protested against the central hospital which is yet to be opened one year after it was commissioned.


APC lawmaker decamps to PDP in Oyo

A member representing Ibadan North II, state constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Olusegun Olaleye, on Thursday said he has decided to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC). Olaleye who attended the days plenary in the same Ankara worn by the members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who had stormed the Assembly complex to show solidarity with the newly elected representative from Ibarapa East state constituency, Mr. Debo Ogundoyin Speaking when asked on why he wore the PDP customised outfit, the lawmaker who did notRead More


Court backs Omo-Agege’s plea against Senate

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, granted an application by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege seeking to serve contempt proceedings on the Senate and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, through newspaper publication. Omo-Agege approached the court through an ex parte motion seeking to effect service of form 48 which is notice of contempt and form 49, notice of committal to prison on the respondents for refusing to accept personal service. Omo-Agege’s counsel, Mr Alex Izinyon (SAN) told the court that since May when the court made an order nullifying his client’sRead More


SEN. ABARIBE BACK TO DSS CUSTODY

A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, ordered Abia Senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe to remain in detention of the Department of State Services, DSS. The Justice Binta Nyako-led court gave the order while turning down Abaribe’s application for his release from DSS custody. In her ruling, Justice Nyako said she could not order Abaribe’s release because she was not the judge who ordered his arrest. The judge held that the circumstances that resulted in Abaribe’s recent arrest were not before her. She expressed dissatisfaction with counsel on both sides about theirRead More


Suspended for opposing dep gov’s removal –Imo lawmakers

The four lawmakers suspended by the Imo State House of Assembly on Wednesday have claimed that the action was meant to facilitate the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of the state, Eze Madumere, who has fallen out with the Governor, Rochas Okorocha. The suspension heightened the politicaltension in the state as it was the first plenary after the national convention of theAll Progressives Congress in Abuja where the supporters of the governor and those of his deputy engaged in a free-for-all while President Muhammadu Buhari was addressing the convention. TheRead More