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    DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

The national assembly witnessed significant events in the year 2018. Some of these occurrences were also unprecedented following the tides of political happenings during the year. No one ever thought that a senate president would defect from a ruling to an opposition party. It was quite an interesting year and here are some highlights of major events brought to you by [...]

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    Police: Why we are yet to prosecute anyone over mace theft

Police: Why we are yet to prosecute anyone over mace theft

The police have dismissed insinuations that it is delaying the prosecution of  the suspected thugs that stole the senate mace. On April 18, hoodlums invaded the senate chamber and ran away with the mace, which is the legislative symbol of authority. Both the house of representatives and senate subsequently set up a joint ad-hoc committee to investigate the incident. Submitting the report of [...]

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    N’assembly summons Omo-Agege, Ndume over mace theft

N’assembly summons Omo-Agege, Ndume over mace theft

The national assembly has summoned Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, and Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, over their alleged roles in the theft of the senate's mace. On April 18, Omo-Agege invaded the red chamber with suspected thugs and the mace, the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, was stolen in the process. Ndume was accused of preventing [...]

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    Mace theft: Senate asks IGP, DSS to beef up security at n’assembly

Mace theft: Senate asks IGP, DSS to beef up security at n’assembly

The upper legislative chamber has resolved to put in place measures aimed at beefing up security at the national assembly. This comes one week after the senate's mace was snatched from the red chamber by suspected thugs. The suspects were said to have been led by Ovie Omo-Agege, a suspended senator from Delta state. On Tuesday, the senate asked its committee on security, [...]

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    Katsina senator: Mace-snatching incident is a blessing in disguise

Katsina senator: Mace-snatching incident is a blessing in disguise

Abu Ibrahim, lawmaker representing Katsina south senatorial district, has described the invasion of the national assembly as a blessing in disguise. Addressing state house correspondents on Friday, the senator said it has provided an opportunity for lawmakers to reassess security. Ibrahim alleged that Nigeria's national assembly is the most insecure in the world. “Everywhere I have gone around the world, every national assembly has [...]

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    Made in Abuja and London theatre shows

Made in Abuja and London theatre shows

On the 18th of April, 2018, the whole world woke up to see and hear of a shameful drama in the National Assembly. A few men laughably and impalpably walked into the Senate and sweatlessly took “Mace” and openly left without being stopped by our security men. It shows that either Boko Haram or aggrieved and radicalized men and women [...]

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