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Thugs invade Edo Assembly as lawmakers impeach Speaker

 The Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Mr Victor Edoro, has been impeached by 16 of the 24 members of the assembly on Tuesday. In his place, a woman, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie was elected by the lawmakers as the new Speaker. The impeachment followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Folly Ogedemgbe (APC-Owan- East) and seconded by Mr …

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PDP NEC zones party’s chairmanship to North-East

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has zoned the party’s chairmanship position to the North-East geo-political zone. The National Chairman of PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the NEC meeting held at the party national secretariat. Sheriff said that the NEC received the report of …

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Senate invites security chiefs for update on fleeing terrorists in North East

The Senate has invited the country’s security chiefs to brief it on the activities of fleeing terrorists in the North East to prevent the spread of terrorism. The summon followed a motion by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP Enugu North) on the recent attack on Nimbo Community in Enugu State by persons suspected to be herdsmen. Sen. Utazi who relied on …

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NASS Commission boss replies Saraki, insists on Acting Clerk’s appointment

The National Assembly Service Commission says there is no basis for withdrawing the appointment of the newly appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori. Dr Adamu Fika, the Executive Chairman of the commission, said this in a letter he sent to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and copied to the Speaker of the …

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I will run for presidency under PDP in 2019 – Lamido

Former Gov Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Monday said he would constest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.   Lamido made this known to newsmen in his village – Bamaina – in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the State.   He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on the platter …

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PDP sweeps Ondo State’s council polls

PDP has swept the chairmanship position in all the 18 Local councils in Ondo State. The results were announced on Sunday in Akure by Prof. Olugbenga Ige, Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) at a post-election news conference. He said that the PDP won 202 out of the 203 wards in the councillorship election, while the Allied …

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Assembly, Oshiomhole at loggerheads over tenure of LG chairmen

The Edo House of Assembly and Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, have disagreed over the resolution on tenure of local government chairmen passed by the legislature. On April 18, the House passed a resolution directing LG chairmen to hand over administration to their respective council’s heads at the expiration of their three-year tenure on April 21. In a letter he signed and …

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Femi Adesina, An Embarrassment To The Presidency – PDP

Our attention has been drawn to a vacuous statement by the media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, in his futile attempt to counteract facts presented by the PDP that this administration is dictatorial and selective in its fight against corruption. Mr. Adesina, in his habitual deceptive and diversionary manner, left the critical issues of governance raised by …

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