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    Kenyan lawmaker sent out of parliament for coming with baby

Kenyan lawmaker sent out of parliament for coming with baby

Zulekha Hassan, a Kenyan lawmaker, was on Wednesday asked out of the national assembly for coming with her baby.  Chris Omulele, the speaker of the house, ordered Hassan to leave, saying her actions are unprecedented. Speaking to journalists after the incident, Hassan said she had to bring her baby to plenary because she had an emergency. She explained that she has had three [...]

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    EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

EFCC arrests lawmaker, 6 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, says it has arrested a member of the Kwara house of assembly (name withheld), for alleged N4 million fraud. Isyaku Sharu, the commission’s zonal head, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Ilorin on Thursday. According to him, the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money [...]

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    Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies while jogging

Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies while jogging

Steven Ukpukpen, a Cross River lawmaker, is dead.  Ukpukpen slumped and died during an early morning exercise on Wednesday. The incident reportedly happened along Moore Road in Calabar. The lawmaker was said to have been rushed to a nearby Naval clinic, but medical officials on duty directed that he be transferred to another hospital, saying his condition was critical. Ukpukpen was confirmed dead [...]

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    Senator Adamu: APC lawmakers sabotaging Buhari’s government

Senator Adamu: APC lawmakers sabotaging Buhari’s government

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, has accused lawmakers who are members the All Progressives Congress of (APC), of sabotaging the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Adamu said though the party lawmakers dominate both the senate and house of assembly, they have held the "executive prisoner of politics". In a statement, Adamu said failure of the lawmakers to support the executive and their [...]

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    Lagos lawmaker: Elected officials are your servants… stop worshiping them

Lagos lawmaker: Elected officials are your servants… stop worshiping them

Moshood Oshun, a member of the Lagos state house of assembly, has advised Nigerians to stop treating elected office holders as demi-gods. Addressing residents of Lagos Mainland constituency 2 during a townhall meeting this weekend, Oshun said politicians are servants. The lawmaker told the electorate to learn to ask questions from those they voted into power. He also commended the residents and the [...]

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    Rep blames Obasanjo for negative image of national assembly

Rep blames Obasanjo for negative image of national assembly

Zakari Mohammed, a lawmaker representing Baruten/Kaiama constituency, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo is to blame for the negative perception Nigerians have of federal lawmakers. He said despite the general belief, members of the national assembly are not the highest paid political office holders in Nigeria. "The public perception of the National Assembly is in sharp contrast to the reality on the ground [...]

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