Sunday, July 14, 2019

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    Gowon: How Abdulsalami and I saved Obasanjo from impeachment

Gowon: How Abdulsalami and I saved Obasanjo from impeachment

Yakubu Gowon, a former head of state, says he and Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state, saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from being impeached in 2007.Gowon said this at a public lecture tagged: “Nation Building or Nation Fragmentation: Reflection on 20 years of Post-Military Rule in Nigeria”.The event, which held in Abuja on Saturday, was organised in honour of late [...]

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    Agbaje kicks against plot to impeach Ambode

Agbaje kicks against plot to impeach Ambode

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, says the plot to impeach Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, is meant to intimidate him.The state house of assembly had accused Ambode of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.The lawmakers issued the governor a week ultimatum to explain his action, saying failure [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters storm Lagos assembly over impeachment move

PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters storm Lagos assembly over impeachment move

A pro-Ambode group staged a rally at the state house of assembly over the lawmakers move to impeach the governor.On Monday, the lawmakers had accused Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it to the assembly.Majority of the lawmakers at the plenary called for the impeachment of the governor while a few asked him to resign.But Declan [...]

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    APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a house of representatives member from Edo state, says some lawmakers are collecting signatures to impeach Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker failed to disclose those plotting Osinbajo's removal but said it is over allegations of not following due process.The lower legislative chamber had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by [...]

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    PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of plotting to take over Akwa Ibom state ahead of 2019 elections.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.He alleged that the federal government orchestrated the violence at the state assembly on Tuesday.Ologbondiyan called on Nigerians to speak against the alleged [...]

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    Edo deputy speaker impeached

Edo deputy speaker impeached

The Edo state house of assembly has impeached Victor Edoror, the deputy speaker.Edoror was impeached on Monday over alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and act capable of destabilising the house, after which he was suspended for three months.Foly Ogedengbe, member representing Owan east, and Ganiyu Audu, from Etsako west 1 constituencies were also suspended for "unruly behaviour".Iyoha Osaigbovo, chief whip, [...]

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    Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

US President Donald Trump says American citizens will become “very poor” if he is removed from office.He wondered why anyone would think of impeaching a president “who has done a great job”, adding the effect will also be felt on the US stock market.Trump was speaking during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.“I don't know how you can impeach [...]

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    Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

BY SUMNER SHAGARI SAMBOSince the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party, all hell has been let loose in Nigeria's polity with the two dominant political parties threatening impeachment against each other.With Saraki's defection and attendance of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP where he was [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says insinuations suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari has a hand in the impeachment saga in Benue state is the height of paranoia.On Monday, eight members of the state house of assembly served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The impeachment plot, allegedly coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly [...]

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    R-APC: We’re shocked by Buhari’s silence on illegal attempt to impeach Ortom

R-APC: We’re shocked by Buhari’s silence on illegal attempt to impeach Ortom

The Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC) says it is shocking that President Muhammadu Buhari has not deemed it fit to condemn the "illegal" attempt to impeach Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.Eight lawmakers of the state house of assembly commenced impeachment proceeding against the governor on Monday, while some 22 others were reportedly blocked from attending plenary by the police.Reacting to this Kazeem [...]

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    ‘Serious dent on our democracy’ — and other reactions to Ortom’s impeachment notice

‘Serious dent on our democracy’ — and other reactions to Ortom’s impeachment notice

Eight Benue All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers on Monday served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The plot to oust him is reportedly being coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly last week.Below are reactions from Nigerians on Twitter and Facebook:https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/1023901038955438080https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/1023886472074670081https://twitter.com/itschigbo/status/1023900036235751425https://twitter.com/emmaikumeh/status/1023867340377739265https://twitter.com/JackObinyan/status/1023904848713015296https://twitter.com/Benuespeaks/status/1023904666114039808https://twitter.com/scarfy04/status/1023904613995618304https://twitter.com/Kuma_Tor/status/1023904387641565184https://twitter.com/Chukwudi1985/status/1023908954647261184https://twitter.com/PatrickAkaa/status/1023908560827297792https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/1023907829139341312https://twitter.com/walexcul/status/1023907573047734272https://twitter.com/CollinsUma/status/1023885888705757184https://twitter.com/hemdee_non/status/1023922965535227904https://twitter.com/theonce001/status/1023922944618188800https://twitter.com/durushimiri/status/1023914518571884544Facebook.[...]

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    Lawan: Buhari’s impeachment bid laid to rest… US confirmed $496m payment

Lawan: Buhari’s impeachment bid laid to rest… US confirmed $496m payment

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says Donald Trump's confirmation that the US has received $496m from Nigeria for fighter jets has put the issue of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari to rest.Some members of the house of representatives had called for the impeachment of the president for approving the release of $496 million without consulting the national assembly.But Lawan says the [...]

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    PDP senator: If I moved a motion for Buhari’s impeachment, I must be stupid

PDP senator: If I moved a motion for Buhari’s impeachment, I must be stupid

Matthew Urhoghide, senator representing Edo south, has denied moving a motion for President Muhammadu Buhari to be impeached.On Thursday, the lawmaker asked the senate to invoke section 143 against the president for approving the release of $496 million for the purchase 12 Tucano aircraft without the approval of the national assembly."There are serious consequences for violation of our constitution. I want this senate [...]

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    House of reps soft pedals on impeachment move against Buhari

House of reps soft pedals on impeachment move against Buhari

The house of representatives has resolved to temporarily back down on the move to commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari.Some of the lawmakers had earlier called for the impeachment of the president for approving the release of $496 million for the purchase of some fighter jets without consulting the national assembly.At plenary on Thursday, the lawmakers reached a compromise [...]

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    Lawmakers want Buhari impeached for spending $496m on jets without approval

Lawmakers want Buhari impeached for spending $496m on jets without approval

Some members of the house of representatives have called for President Muhammadu Buhari's impeachment for approving the withdrawal of sum of $496 million without their nod.This follows a letter which Buhari wrote to the house on Tuesday, defending his approval of the money used for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US.The money was said to have been withdrawn [...]

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    House of Reps has ‘no evidence’ to impeach Buhari

House of Reps has ‘no evidence’ to impeach Buhari

The house of representatives has no iota of evidence of impeachable offence against President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Alhassan Doguwa, chief whip of the green chamber.Talks of impeachment emanated last week after a rancorous executive session within the senate chamber.However, the senate immediately disregarded the report while promising to investigate the origin of the rumour.Speaking in the same vein, Doguwa, [...]

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