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Update On DSS Invasion Of National Assembly (Photos)

Some members of the National Assembly have gained entry into the legislative complex, even as security operatives blocked access to the complex, The Punch reported. Senator Ben Murray Bruce made the revelation on his Twitter handle, @benmurraybruce, alongside some photos of legislators, who have managed to find their way into NASS. He said, “Outside the National Assembly chambers with other ...

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Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, has resigned as the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate. Mr. Jackson Udom, his media aide said his resignation letter was dated August 4. It was addressed to the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha. “Senator Akpabio thanked the Senate leadership, the minority leadership, all distinguished Senators, his party the Peoples ...

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BREAKING: DSS Operatives Take Over National Assembly

Reports from the National Assembly indicate that armed and masked officials of the Department of State Services have blocked access into the Assembly complex. The security officials have prevented staff, legislators and journalists from entering the complex. Among those prevented from entering the complex are Senators Ben Murray Bruce, Biodun Olujimi and Rafiu Ibrahim. Senator Bruce, who briefed the crowd ...

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PDP Presidential Aspirants To Pay N12m

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is reported to have fixed a fee of N12 million for the expression of interest and nomination forms for its presidential aspirants. According to ThisDay, expression of interest form for the presidency costs N2 million, while nomination form goes for N10 million. Forms for governorship election is to cost N6 million, while senatorial aspirants will spend ...

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Groups Sensitise Bayelsa LGAs To Set Up Environmental Protection Desks

Two non-governmental organisations in the Niger Delta – the Mac-Jim Foundation and the FACE Initiative – are sensitising local government areas in Bayelsa State to the need to set up Environmental Protection Desks at their councils. The two NGOs  on Monday organised an advocacy forum in Yenagoa, the state capital, for the Directors of Administration and General Services of the ...

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Defection: Saraki Cant’t Be Removed As Senate President – Falana

…says defecting lawmakers should resign  Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that legislators who recently defected from the political parties that sponsored their elections were not entitled to hold on to their seats. Falana, who cited various decisions of the Supreme Court to back his stance, however, said defecting governors were not bound to resign from ...

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‘Obiano Won’t Interfere In APGA Primaries’ 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka National leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano has exonerated himself from the primary elections of the party on the condition that all aspirants on the platform of APGA should go to the field and test their popularity because there would be no special nor anointed candidates. The ...

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Shehu Sani’s Suspension Stands, Insists Kaduna APC

The Kaduna State Executive of the All Progressives Congress has said it is not backing down on the indefinite suspension it imposed on the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani. The state APC rejected the directive of the party’s National Working Committee that Sani’s suspension should be called off. The APC NWC had, in a statement on Sunday by the ...

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Kano Deputy Gov Prof. Abubakar Resigns

Prof. Hafiz Abubakar has resigned his position as Kano State Deputy Governor. Abubakar’s notice of resignation was conveyed in a letter he tendered on Sunday to the State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The outgoing deputy governor said he wanted to remain in office until the end of his tenure, but chose to resign due to irreconcilable differences with the governor. “I ...

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Group Urges Gov Tambuwal To Resign

A Group of Concerned Citizens of Sokoto State has urged Gov. Aminu Tambuwal to resign his position as governor following his defection to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing newsmen on Sunday, the group Coordinator, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, described Tambuwal’s exit from APC as a betrayal of the people’s mandate given him in the 2015 general elections. ...

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