Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused the federal government of victimising  those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) while treating defectors from other parties as saints.The governor said this in reaction to the alleged plot to overthrow the leadership of the national assembly.Senate President Bukola Saraki dumped the APC for PDP two weeks ago and he [...]

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    FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, have raised the alarm over the alleged plan of the federal government to incarcerate them.In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, their media aides, the legislators said this is part of the plot to remove them from office.The All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mounting pressure on Saraki [...]

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    Misau tackles Tinubu: Come forward and prove your claim of plot to impeach Buhari

Misau tackles Tinubu: Come forward and prove your claim of plot to impeach Buhari

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators have no intention to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the claim made by Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is fabricated.Tinubu, while speaking at an APC rally in Akwa Ibom, alleged that some lawmakers have hatched a plot to impeach the president.But in a statement on Thursday, [...]

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    PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

Gershom Bassey, senator representing Cross River south, has called for a "proper investigation" into the blockade of the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).Bassey said this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, while fielding questions about the incident on Thursday.According to him, the sacking of Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, is "only a bandage" to [...]

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    Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the sack of Lawal Daura, director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), as damage control.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented lawmakers from entering the national assembly.The lawmakers were allowed in after a protest and Daura was sacked for the incident by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.But speaking with journalists at [...]

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    Ojudu: PDP lawmakers drank whiskey inside n’assembly during DSS siege

Ojudu: PDP lawmakers drank whiskey inside n’assembly during DSS siege

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers are attempting to "elicit public sympathy" with the security siege at the national assembly complex.He said while operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) barricaded the entrance of the complex, the PDP lawmakers were inside "holding (a) meeting and even drinking whiskey".The siege took [...]

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    Police: We had no pre-knowledge of n’assembly blockade

Police: We had no pre-knowledge of n’assembly blockade

The police say they were not involved in the blockade of the national assembly.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had prevented lawmakers from entering into the national assembly.The lawmakers were later allowed to enter the assembly after a protest. The operatives left after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS - after [...]

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    ‘Bold move by FG’ — and other reactions to sack of DSS DG

‘Bold move by FG’ — and other reactions to sack of DSS DG

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.This happened after armed operatives of the DSS blocked lawmakers from entering the National Assembly Complex.While some praised the federal government for this, others believed Daura was "tactically sacked" to seek sympathy from the public.Below are reactions from social media:https://twitter.com/SKaita/status/1026849913433407489https://twitter.com/GeorgiaRaz/status/1026849810496860160https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1026818537317453825https://twitter.com/henryshield/status/1026849328420335617https://twitter.com/therealchyke/status/1026848293651972098https://twitter.com/nach23/status/1026847985169309697https://twitter.com/tsmwearsbrand/status/1026847846199377922https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1026815284961832961https://twitter.com/MaupeO/status/1026825073888505856https://twitter.com/Lizabs68/status/1026838884360114180https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1026830889760772096https://twitter.com/YarKafanchan/status/1026847757640904709https://twitter.com/ibrahim_looqman/status/1026847613591670784https://twitter.com/eghietsemheomom/status/1026845792957546497https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/1026844011640832002https://twitter.com/ffb2710/status/1026841057210900481https://twitter.com/HL_Blue/status/1026816759419097088https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1026837528417116165https://twitter.com/stjudendukwe/status/1026844160089882624https://twitter.com/ronkeemployment/status/1026816314554368000[...]

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    Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the presidency is not in the know of the siege laid to the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).For over seven hours on Tuesday, lawmakers were denied entrance to the national assembly complex by arms bearing DSS operatives.In a statement signed by Laolu Akande, media aide to the acting president, [...]

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    How it went: The blockade at national assembly

How it went: The blockade at national assembly

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    DSS operatives block entrance of national assembly

DSS operatives block entrance of national assembly

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have blocked all the entrances into the national assembly.The operatives are turning away cars of lawmakers and one of those that have been prevented from gaining entry into the national assembly is Rafiu Ibrahim, senator representing Kwara south.A legislative source told TheCable that Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, and some senators elected on [...]

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    Lawan: Nigerians must not be at receiving end of n’assembly crisis

Lawan: Nigerians must not be at receiving end of n’assembly crisis

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says Nigerians must not be at the receiving end of the ongoing crisis at the national assembly.Addressing state house correspondents after meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Monday, Lawan said interest of politicians must not translate to bad fortune for the citizens.He was speaking on the need for the lawmakers to cut [...]

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    ‘Tales by moonlight’ — NNPC dismisses Baru’s alleged funding of plot to unseat Saraki

‘Tales by moonlight’ — NNPC dismisses Baru’s alleged funding of plot to unseat Saraki

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Maikanti Baru, its group managing director, is not involved in any plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.Saraki defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, after which the ruling party said he should step down as senate president.The NNPC said the allegation that Baru is [...]

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    R-APC claims Oshiomhole, Malami, SGF behind plot to impeach Saraki

R-APC claims Oshiomhole, Malami, SGF behind plot to impeach Saraki

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has perfected plans to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Shortly after Saraki defected from APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some lawmakers raised the alarm over an alleged plan to remove the senate president "through the back door".Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had dismissed the [...]

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    Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Ita Enang, senior special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, is canvassing for the resumption of the national assembly.Enang said it is not a good time for lawmakers to go on break as there are pending matters that require urgent attention.Senate President Bukola Saraki had announced the recess a few days early, shortly after security operatives laid siege to the [...]

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    Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is illegal.Fifty-three members of the national assembly recently dumped the ruling party and moved to the opposition, with most of them citing division as their reasons for leaving.Among the lawmakers were 37 members of the house [...]

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