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Today's Headlines: EAU To Honour Yahaya Bello, EFCC Floats Chemical Laboratory To Fight Illegal Oil

Kaduna Assembly Declares Speaker's Seat Vacant, Suspends 4 Members

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has declared the seat of immediate past Speaker of the House, Hon Aminu Abdullahi-Shagali, vacant.

Abdullahi-Shagali who represents Sabongari constituency was removed as Speaker in August 2020 and directed to issue an apology to the House.

The Assembly at its plenary yesterday noted that Abdullahi-Shagali is yet to apologise to the House as requested and has not participated in its activities for over 120 days as prescribed by law.

The lawmakers unanimously adopted the motion moved by Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, the member representing Zaria Kewaye, declaring the lawmaker’s seat vacant.

The sitting which was presided over by the deputy Speaker, Mr Isaac Auta-Zankai, also suspended four other members of the Assembly for one year.

EFCC Floats Chemical Laboratory To Fight Illegal Oil Bunkering

The Ecomomic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is responsible for probing and investigating Financial crimes in Nigeria.

However, EFCC is set to establish a fully-integrated Chemical Laboratory in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, to combat the scourge of illegal oil bunkering in the South South zone.

This was disclosed by the Port Harcourt zonal head of the commission, Chief Detective Superintendent (CDS) Aliyu Naibi while hosting the executives of the Petroleum Products Retail Outlet Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN).

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Naibi as saying the issue of illegal oil bunkering is rampant in the Niger Delta region and the EFCC had been relying on the Department of Petroleum Resources for product analysis in the investigation of such cases.

EAU To Honour Yahaya Bello, Jeddy Agba

It is no more news that The governing council and the senate of European-American University (EAU), Commonwealth of Dominica Republic, is to confer honourary doctorate degrees in public sector accounting and finance on the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and the minister of state for power, Mr Goddy Jeddy Agba, respectively.

EAU in a statement signed by the head of West African operations, Mrs Josephine Egbuta said Governor Bello would be conferred with the Honourary doctorate degree of the institution for his high level of integrity in governance and strong leadership observed in the area of provision of quality education and women empowerment in politics, and high sense of financial prudence in managing the resources of the state.

Reps Ask Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency

The situation in the country have given so many prominent politician concern to the extent that they have started reacting towards it.

Recently, The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a state of emergency on insecurity to effectively curb the ugly development. 

The Speaker, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, made this statement while reading the resolutions approved after a four hour executive session held on the floor of the Green Chamber, during which lawmakers condemned attacks on security agents and formations across the country. 

To this end, the House resolved to invite the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Mongunu; the service chiefs and other heads of various paramilitary agencies to appear before it and brief the members on the security situation in the country. 

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