There was drama at the benue state house of assembly this morning as some members of the house were seen flying over the fence to gain access in to the assembly complex in a bid to hold a parliamentary sitting.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, the impeached speaker, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange (APC) and his successor, Mr Titus Ubah, (APC) were at the premises arguing about who is has the right to the position, when supporters of both sides forced their way into the building through the high wall. Both groups were, however, prevented from gaining entry into the main lobby of the complex to hold their meetings.
Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, proved abortive as he refused to either answer calls to his telephone line or reply text messages sent to him on the matter.
Recall that on july 24 of this month Mr ikyange, speaker of the benue state house of assembly was impeached by 21 out of the 30 members of the house in an emergency sitting.
However while speaking to NAN, he maintained that he still remains the rightful speaker of the house since due process was not followed in his impeachment, and since the house is under adjornement only two principal officers can reconvene it, the speaker and his deputy.
He said none of the two officers reconvened the assembly. On the other hand, lawmakers loyal to the new speaker quoted the Standing Rules of the House to justify their action.
They claimed that in the absence of the two presiding officers, they could elect a pro-tempo speaker to preside over the sitting.
According to sources, the whole drama was part of the plot to stop the impeachment of the state governor, ortom
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Buhari decorates new IGP Muhammad Adamu(photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated Mr Mohammad Adamu as the acting Inspector General of Police inside the State House on Tuesday on January 15, 2019
Mr Adamu takes over from Ibrahim Idris who retired today after turning 60 years old, the statutory age for retirement in the force.
Former IG, Idris, was also present at the decoration where he congratulated the new IGP on his promotion.
The new IGP thanked the President for the opportunity and promised to come up with new strategies to tackle the security issues of the country.
Video: Man murders wife and children in Edo state over alleged adultery(graphic)
A 35-year-old man identified as Uwaila, on Sunday, murdered his wife and children in Edo State because his wife had allegedly committed adultery.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the incident happened at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosun, after visiting the scene promised prompt charging of the suspect to court after investigations were complete.
Uwaila was said to have chased the wife and children into a room where they locked themselves following an argument. He reportedly shot through the door thereby killing his wife and children.
The residents of the community wailed almost uncontrollably when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) came to evacuate the corpses.
According to the suspect who is in police custody, his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men.
Mr Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.
The suspect said he shot through the door, adding that in the process, the bullet hit them on the bed.
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Video: “Buhari is intimidating the judiciary because he plans to rig” – Gov wike on chief justice arraingment for asset declaration
The Governor of River’s state, Nyessom Wike, has accused the President of plans to rig the forthcoming elections because of the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen for false asset declaration.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, will be arraigned tomorrow, January 14th after the Federal Government last Friday, January 11th filed a six count charge against the him over his alleged failure to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), South-South Governors and Nigerians have reacted to the move by the FG as Onnoghen pled ignorance as the reason for the false declaration.
Constitutional lawyer, Sebastine Hon, SAN in a telephone chat with Daily Trust on Saturday said the number of eminent lawyers that have volunteered to defend the CJN might even be more than 150.
The Chief said that he forgot to declare his asset when he assumed office as Chief Justice.
According to Premium Times, Onnoghen said this in a statement he sent to the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCB on Friday January 11th.
“My asset declaration form numbers SCN 00014 and SCN 00005 were declared on the same day, 14/12/2016 because I forgot to make a declaration of my assets after the expiration of my 2005 declaration in 2009. Following my appointment as acting CJN in November, 2016, the need to declare my assets anew made me to realize the mistake.
“I then did the declaration to cover the period in default. I did not include my standard charted bank account in SCN 000014 because I believed they were not opened. I did not make a fresh declaration of asset after my substantive appointment as CJN because I was under the impression that my SCN 000015 was to cover that period of four years which includes my term as CJN,” Mr Onnoghen said in his statement dated January 11
Meanwhile the six governors of the South South region will hold an emergency meeting today over the CJN’s arraignment as persons have begun to cry tribalism with the continued ‘persecution’ of the Southern CJN who is rumored to soon be replaced by a Northerner.
“It is a grave and dangerous escalation, coming a few weeks to the general elections,” the Governor’s said in a statement.
Governor Wike was even more blunt with his statement, claiming that the current Government intended to rig the forthcoming elections and so needed to have the support of the judiciary which led to the witch hunt of the CJN.
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