New Speaker Emerge As Edo House Of Assembly Members Impeach Speaker

The Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Francis Okiye, has been removed from office. He was impeached by nine out of the 10 lawmakers on Monday. The new speaker, Marcus Onobun, representing Esan West constituency, was elected. Although Edo Assembly has 24 members, only 10 were controversially inaugurated by the governor last year. The inaugurated members include seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers and three All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators. The impeached speaker presided over his own impeachment. The latest development came just about a month to the swearing-in of…

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Thugs Take Over Ondo State House Of Assembly Complex

Thugs have taken over the entrance of the Ondo State House of Assembly complex, causing critical stir among lawmakers and staff of the house of assembly. We gathered that the thugs are a sect of the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers who were there at the instance of the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun. The development is allegedly part of the ongoing feud between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, both of whom are candidates of separate parties for the October…

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Ondo State: Court Reverse Suspension Of Deputy Deputy Ajayi & 3 MHA

A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state c, on Friday set aside the suspension of four members of the State House of Assembly by the leadership of the House. Justice Ademola Bola in his ruling said the Speaker, Hon Bamidele Oleyeloogun lacked the power to suspend any member of the Assembly. While describing the suspension as illegal and unlawful, the court also ordered the Assembly to immediately pay all the entitlements of the affected lawmakers with N5 million Naira damages also awarded. The affected lawmakers are the Deputy Speaker…

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774,000 Jobs: Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Buhari

-Peculiar Ajibola The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday met with the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) at the President villa at Abuja. The meeting centred on the recent argument that arose between the National Assembly and Minister of state, labour and employment Festus Keyamo, over the proposed 774,000 jobs. Recall that Keyamo has engaged members of the Senate and House of Representatives committee on a shouting match on the matter. While the National Assembly ordered Keyamo to suspend the…

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NDDC Fraud Matters: Akpabio v Nunieh; Former MD Nunieh’s Home Surrounded By Armed Officer

Not less than 20 Armed police officers surrounded the Port Harcourt home of the former interim Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh. “The police officers came to my home since 4 a.m., they have surrounded everywhere,” Ms Nunieh told our correspondent S’Teller on Thursday morning. “I am inside my house, I can’t leave for Abuja where I am scheduled to appear today before the House of Representatives Investigative hearing on NDDC” she added. Ms. Nunieh said she has called the police commissioner in Port Harcourt…

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Sacked National Assembly Clerk, Omolori Rejects Sack By The Commission

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori, has said his continued stay in office is backed by law and cannot be voided by the National Assembly Service Commission. NASC had in a statement by its Executive Chairman, Ahmed Amshi, on Wednesday approved the immediate retirement of Omolori and 149 others. The tenure of the clerk and others had been a matter of controversy because of the implementation of the National Assembly Revised Condition of Service, which took effect in 2019. But in a statement seen by SaharaReporters, Omolori said…

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Ondo State: 9 House Of Assembly Members Dissociate Self From Deputy Governor’s Impeachment

Nine members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have dissociate themselves from an alleged plot to impeach the current Deputy Governor of the state, H.E Alfred Agboola Ajayi. This disclosure was made in a statement signed by the 9 MHA who stated that they have have made the decision based on person conviction. The letter addressed to the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Bamidele David Oleyelogun was intended to put other members of the house and the people of Ondo State on notice of their collective intent not…

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African Traditional Worshipers Berate Ogun State Assembly

The Osugbo Akinle Ijebu and other traditional wor­shippers in Ogun State, led by their president, Sobow­ale Fatai Adebanjo, have be­rated the Ogun State House of Assembly for meddling and intent to tinker with the age-long custom and practice of oba installa­tions and burial rites. In a communique issued on Thursday, June 18, and signed by the president of Osugbo Akinle Ijebu tradi­tional group and others, the group noted that; “In an earlier press briefing, we advised the Assembly members and lead­ership, to desist from letting themselves used as a rubber…

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