Posted on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 12:09 PM

From Steph Clem, Umuahia

It has been protests upon protests against the 4th term ambition of senator Uche Chukwumerije to the Nigerian Senate by his constituents of Abia North senatorial zone of Abia State.

Groups after groups have held protest matches to the government house in Umuahia where they expressed without any reservation their disgust at the senator’s re-election bid.

The latest of such protests is that from the elders of the zone in the People’s Democratic Party, led by Dr. Eme Okoro.

Posted on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 12:03 PM

The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of impeached deputy governor of Taraba state, Sanni Danladi who was removed by the state House of Assembly in October 2012.

In a unanimous decision, the apex court held that the impeachment panel set up by the House of Assembly to investigate the allegations against Danladi violated his tight to fair hearing.

The impeachment panel was said to have gone ahead with its proceedings without hearing from the man in the eye of the storm and recommended his impeachment.

Posted on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:40 AM

Recent comments by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that his party, the All Progressive Congress, APC will not seek redress in a court of law if the 2015 elections are rigged has cone under heavy criticism.

Dr. Doyen Okupe,‎ the senior special assistant to the President on public affairs while describing Gov. Amaechi as being plainly mischievous and behaving true to type like an anarchist, described the statement as treasonable. 

Posted on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:05 AM

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)  has joined other several groups and Nigerians in condemning what it described as the “illegal, unconstitutional and unlawful barricade of National Assembly Complex, especially the House of Representative Chamber with armed security forces, preventing  Speakers of the House entrance.

Posted on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:15 AM

LEADERS of the  Peoples Democratic Party  in Nasarawa State have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a state of emergency in the state, because of what they described as gravious level of criminality and ethnic cleansing going on there.

Speaking through the state PDD, Yunana Iliya, the leaders  lamented that the security situation in the state had worsened in recent weeks, following the alleged importation of large number of mercenaries that had embarked on widespread destruction of villages, towns and communities across the state.

Posted on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 09:07 AM

The Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, on Thursday tendered an unreserved apology to the Senate President, Senator David Mark, over the unruly conduct of Hon. Abdullahi Degechi Usman Cheche, a legislator from Niger State.
Governor Aliyu said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, that the Niger State Peoples Democratic Party, government and people of the state are embarrassed by the brazen show of foolery at its highest level of buffoonery exhibited by the member.

Posted on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 09:57 PM

With the rising spate of insurgence in the country, particularly as it is suspected that some of the terrorists are not Nigerians, relevant agencies have continued to weed the society of elements that do not have clear mission in any part of the country.

The Nigeria Immigration Service in Anambra State says it has arrested about 300 suspected illegal immigrants in the state.

The comptroller of immigration in the area, Darlington Chude disclosed this to newsmen in Awka

Posted on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 09:35 PM

Special Assistant to the President on public affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has urged lawmakers to use the closure of the National Assembly to deliberate on the request for the extension of the State of Emergency.

Dr. Okupe was reacting to the invasion of the National Assembly by the police today.

He described the incident as unfortunate but was silent in either condemning or justifying the police operation.

Dr. Okupe stressed that consideration of national interest should be paramount for people elected to serve the public instead of party interests.

 

Posted on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 09:14 PM

The Nigerian Police Force has justified the invasion of its men at the National Assembly saying the force was responding to an intelligence report that there was a plot for hoodlums to take over the assemby today.

A statement signed by the force public relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu said the force deployed its men to the premises of the national assembly to avert what would have been a breakdown of law and order.

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