EDO GOVERNOR AND DEPUTY DRAGGED BEFORE CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU BY AN EX-AIDE

 Chijioke Jannah  Mr. John Maiyaki, an ex-aide to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has taken the governor and his deputy, Phillip Shuaibu, to the Conduct of Conduct Bureau (CCB). He accused them of misconduct and abuse of office through issuance of a proclamation for the inauguration of the House of Assembly, which excluded some members. Maiyaki also wants CCB to investigate the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osatodion Ogie, for alleged breach of Paragraphs 1 and 9 of part 1 of the 5th schedule to the 1999 Constitution, as…

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Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Senate has said it has not taken any decision to appeal the High Court ruling which restrained the National Assembly from taking over the legislative duties of the Edo State House of Assembly. The two chambers of the nation’s parliament had shortly before embarking on their annual recess penultimate week,  passed separate resolutions to assume the roles of the state’s legislature if Governor Godwin Obaseki failed to issue a fresh proclamation letter for the proper inauguration of the 7th Edo Assembly. A Federal High Court in…

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HOUSE OF REPS TO APPEAL COURT RULING ON EDO ASSEMBLY

Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The House of Representatives has vowed that it would appeal court rulings restraining it from taking over the Edo State House of Assembly. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Wednesday ordered parties in the crisis arising from the proclamation of the state Assembly to halt hostilities and maintain status quo, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit before it. Earlier, the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had restrained the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, from issuing a fresh proclamation…

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FOLLOW BAUCHI EXAMPLE: PRESENT YOURSELF FOR INAUGURATION EDO WOMEN, LAWYER TELLS ABUJA BASED EDO ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

…urge them to toe Bauchi example Condemnation has continued to trail the refusal of 12 members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly to present themselves for inauguration as their counterparts in Bauchi have done. Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje (right), representing Akoko-Edo Constituency II, being sworn-in as member of the Edo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 A cross-section of concerned citizens of the state including an academic and market women association have condemned the actions of the 12 members-elect in the Assembly, who have been at loggerheads…

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RESOLUTION YO TAKE OVER EDO ASSEMBLY MAKES MOCKERY OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF EDO STATE – OYEGUN

Davidson Iriekpen A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and first civilian governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said that the resolution of the National Assembly to the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki makes a mockery of the state’s sovereignty as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution. A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had on Friday ordered the Nigeria police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the National Assembly to stay away from the Edo State House of Assembly. Speaking during a press…

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SEE HOW HON. OBAHIAGBON DESCRIBED EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS

  _*The Senate has joined the House of Representatives to give the Edo State governor an ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state’s House of Assembly. You should be worried that all these are happening in your state. Why do you think these are happening?*_ To say one is worried is to put it mildly. The circumambient ambience that has necessitated the threatened taking over of the legislative functions of the Edo State House of Assembly by the National Assembly is not only maniacally bewildering,…

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COURT STOPS NASS, POLICE DSS FROM TAKING OVER EDO ASSEMBLY

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday ordered the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services and the National Assembly to stay away from the Edo State House of Assembly. The court ordered that the aforementioned institutions should steer clear of the state Assembly pending the determination of the motion on notice instituted by the Deputy Speaker of the state Assembly, Yekini Idiaye, and the member representing Ikpoba-Okha constituency. Defendants in the suit marked FHC/PH/CS/159/2019 were the Clerk of the National Assembly, Senate President, Speaker of House of…

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OBASEKI IS AN INGRATE, AYIRI EMAMI ATTACKS EDWIN CLARK OVER SUPPORT FOR EDO GOVERNOR

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Chief Ayiri Emami, the Ologbotsere (traditional Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom on Friday urged elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark to stop interfering in the politics of Edo State saying he is shocked by the comments he made on the political crisis rocking the state. It will be recalled that Clark had faulted the ultimatum the two chambers of the National Assembly to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation on the inauguration of the state House of Assembly or risk a take over…

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OBASEKI’S SECOND TERM IS OSHIOMHOLE’S TARGET AND NOT THE STATE ASSEMBLY SAYS EDO SPEAKER

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has said that the current crisis rocking the state legislature was a smokescreen by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to eventually deny the state Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, of a second term. Fielding questions from newsmen on the crisis rocking the state legislature, the speaker said the planned takeover of the state Assembly by the Senate was capable of destabilising Edo State, adding that the Red Chamber should act as agents of peace…

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EDO ASSEMBLY MOVES AGAINST SENATE, HOUSE OF REPS

Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Wednesday filed a suit stopping the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state’s assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye Maha to restrain the National Assembly from going ahead with its plans pending the hearing on the matter. The suit was instituted against Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the…

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