Today's Headlines:Stampede In Owerri Over IPOB Order, Edo Assembly Confirms 11 Commissioner Nominees
Sit-at-home: Stampede in Owerri over alleged IPOB enforcement order Confusion erupted in Owerri the capital of Imo State, on Monday, over an alleged violation of sit-at-home order by IPOB. The pandemonium which occurred around 10 a.m. took residents of the city unaware as it led to the hasty closure of markets, shops, schools, banks, hotels and other sensitive Institutions.
Governor Obaseki and Osifo the factional speaker The dissidents Legislators-elect that inaugurated themselves into a clearly unconstitutional faction of Edo State Assembly, are fuming over Governor Godwin Obaseki's, working with the known Edo Assembly, and in total disregard of their existence, approval of the appointment of new board into EDSOPADEC. Recall that the Edo State House of Assembly, at a plenary sitting in Benin City, on Monday, August 17, 2020, and led by the Speaker Francis Okiye had cleared two
Photos Credit: Google Edo Assembly confirms 11 commissioner-nominees The Edo House of Assembly on Monday confirmed 11 commissioner nominees sent to it by Governor Godwin Obaseki. Photos Credit: Punch Newspaper The nominees were screened and cleared by the house committee on Rules, Business and Government House led by the Majority leader, Henry Okhuarobo.
Mr Frank Okiye, the member elected to represent Esan Northeast constituency in the Edo state house of Assembly has now been removed as Speaker of the house. This article examines some of the unusual events that characterised his a little above one year reign. In the end, it comes to no controversy that power is transient and should never be pursued by a do or die means. We must reflect on events that can enable us to refine our body polity. The unusual events are highlighted below: Number one Unusual event There
Call it foolhardiness, you wouldn't be wrong. I read in a state of bewilderment the statements credited to Hon. Francis Okiye, the impeached Speaker of the Edo Assembly, he said the newly inaugurated 14 members no longer have seat in the assembly. Speaking on Tuesday during a kangaroo Edo assembly’s plenary in Benin, Okiye stated that their seats have been declared vacant. The former Speaker asked the general public to ignore the 14 elected lawmakers. He said the affected members have lost their status and
17 Members of Edo Assembly Are Not Lawmakers, They Are APC Supporters - Obaseki. Factional lawmakers of Edo State House of Assembly led by Speaker Victor Edoror have vowed to impeached Governor Godwin Obaseki if he violates the laws to the land. The Punch reported. The speaker made this known on Wednesday after meeting of the faction at an undisclosed location in Government Reserved Area in Edo State. He insisted that the decision of the meeting is binding and if the executive failed to implement it, there will
It will be recalled that there were series of political intrigues that emerged on Thursday in Edo state, following the invasion of the House of Assembly Complex by the Police, to removal of the complex's roofs, and the purpoted nomination of a new speaker by the pro-Ize-Iyamu lawmakers at a meeting in an undisclosed location. However, the state Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has described the failed invasion of the state House of Assembly Complex as an attempted coup d’état that is tantamount to treason
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Today's Headlines: Community Accuse Edo Assembly Speaker Of Murder, Kidnapped Lecturer Regains Freedom
UNIPORT Lecturer Regains Freedom After Three Week's Of Kidnap Ayuwo, who lectures in the Department of Linguistics and Communications Studies, was kidnapped on his way from a function in his Local Government Area of Andoni, on February 21.
Can there be smoke without fire? It is generally known and accepted that there can't be smoke without fire. The recent outburst of the United State of America's embassy in Nigeria on the recent happenings in Edo state is a cause for concern as to know the real intention of the United State of America envoy in Nigeria. Flashback to the era when the real fire of the saga was ignited in 2019. The executive governor of the state in person of Godwin Obaseki relied on his constitutional power to declare the 8th assembly
The recently impeached Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye has confirmed his impeachment, noting that it was the prerogative of the Assembly members to do so. Frank Okiye He however, stated that nobody has told him of his offence, noting that he remained fulfilled and in good health. The News of Frank Okiye's impeachment broke early Monday morning after members of the crisis- ridden Edo State House of Assembly removed him from office. Mr. Okiye, who represents Constituency I, Esan
For me, it is cheering news that Mr. Frank Okiye has been impeached as speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly. My excitement is not because his impeachment will put food on my table. It is not because I am against his personal progress or growth. I am very happy because it offers an opportunity for us and our leaders, especially legislators to reflect our political culture, our attitude to power. It is now becoming a norm that the executive arm of government at the state levels to control the legislative
Edo state has a new Speaker, Mr Marcus Onobun in its House of Assembly and that is thanks to the inaugurated members who lost confidence in the former Speaker, Mr Frank Okiye and impeached him. Mr Okiye was impeached on the accusations of highhandedness and suspicion of financial impropriety, among others. The new Speaker took the first bold step by cancelling all appointments made by Mr Okiye, ordering an investigation into the financial dealings of the house thus far, and suspending him for three months. For
Here are latest news in Nigeria and fresh updates on USpresidential election 1: Obaseki didn’t mastermind my emergence –Edo Assembly Speaker Mr Marcos Onobun the speaker of Edo house of assembly has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki has no hand in his emergence as a speaker . According to Onobun the decision to make him speaker was the collective decision of the members of the house,he also said that the house will not hesitate to give out statutory functions of offering check and balances to the executive
Confusion in Edo House of Assembly as Governor Obaseki allegedly ordered heaps of sand in front of Edo Assembly over impeachment scare According to viral report, there was drama on Thursday at the Edo Assembly complex with forces for and against Governor Godwin Obaseki reeling out different narratives. There was sign that inconvenience was blending toward the beginning of the day when Police agents raged the complex. The show began in the early long stretches of Thursday when a few men were occupied with evacuating
Edo Assembly Crisis: See What Governor Wike Said About It Following the recent invasion of the Edo State House Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for the forthcoming governorship election, has condemned the actions of the political thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Chairman of the Campaign Council and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, while speaking with journalists on Friday, August 7th, in Port Harcourt z berated the actions of the APC and the purported
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Failed Edo Assembly invasion associate tried coup d’état - Obaseki* *_...says govt will take all steps necessary to defend rule of law_* *_...salutes Edo people for thwarting evil plans_* Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has described the failing invasion of the state House of Assembly complicated as associate tried coup d’état that is equivalent to treason and contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution. Obaseki who aforesaid this in a wide broadcast on Fri, assured that his administration
INEC Launches Online Portal For Viewing Election Results. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a gateway that will empower Nigerians to see constant outcomes previously reported, pronounced and stuck at different surveying units. The commission said the method was a piece of endeavors to improve straightforwardness and guarantee that votes cast at surveying units tally when results are at long last ordered. PDP: Invasion Of Edo Assembly A Direct Coup Against Democracy. The Peoples