REPS TACKLE SENATE OVER PARALLEL EDO ASSEMBLY PROBE

Leke Baiyewu The  House of Representatives is allegedly not happy with the decision of the Senate to set up a parallel probe into the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly. It was learnt that the  House, which claims to have started the move to resolve the crisis, is gearing up for a  fight with the upper chamber of the National Assembly. As the   House on Wednesday adopted the report by its ad hoc committee set up to probe the crisis, following a fact-finding visit to the state, the…

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COME AND TAKE OVER EDO, OBASEKI DARES ABUJA POLITICIANS

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has spoken up about the recent call on federal legislators to take over Edo House of Assembly pending when the crisis rocking the state lawmakers is resolved. The governor, who spoke at a well-attended rally in Benin City on Thursday, challenged those he described as ‘Abuja politicians’ to come and take over activities of the state assembly. Obaseki’s statement is coming after 14 members of Edo House of Assembly said to be loyal to the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Tuesday stormed the…

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OBASEKI ATTEMPTING TO BRIBE US WITH 5MIL, JEEP SAYS EDO ASSEMBLY RENEGADES

Edo Assembly. Photo/facebook/edostatehouseofassembly Reps c’ttee storms Edo today on fact-finding mission The yet-to-be inaugurated 15 members of Edo State House of Assembly yesterday alleged that the executive was using N5 million and Prado jeeps as a way of placating them after their inauguration, just as the House of Representatives committee visits the state today for fact-finding. According to the lawmakers, the offer was a way of currying their support for the current leadership of the house, whose inauguration was deemed improper by most of the lawmakers. The members revealed this…

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REPS BEGIN MOVES TO TAKE OVER EDO ASSEMBLY

Ahmed Musa Abuja – The House of Representatives may be poised to take over the affairs of the Edo state Assembly following the intractable crisis that hit the legislative house on June 17, 2019. This followed a motion under matters of urgent public importance brought by Hon. Julius Ihovbare calling attention to the need to correct constitutional breach by the government of governor Godwin Obaseki. Members speaking on the matter roundly condemned what they described as “executive rascality” demonstrated by the state governor who allegedly inaugurated 9 out of 24…

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NASS, IGP, DSS MEET OVER EDO ASSEMBLY ASK OBASEKI TO RE-ISSUE PROCLAMATION, COURT SAYS NO

Ask Obaseki to issue new proclamation letter As court orders police, APC, others not to disturb House By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Gabriel Enogholase & AlemmaAliu BENINCITY—THE leadership of the National Assembly,  Inspector General of Police and Director-General of Department of State Services, DSS, after examining the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, between Tuesday night and early hours of yesterday,  in Abuja, resolved that Governor Godwin Obaseki should issue a fresh proclamation for  inauguration of the House. This came as  the member-elect representing Akoko-Edo II, Emmanuel Agbaje…

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ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE AND THE DYNAMICS OF EDO POLITICS

Isaiah Osifo The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress,(APC),Adams Oshiomhole is a factor in the politics of Nigeria and Edo State in particular.The classification of His political factor- Positive or Negative will naturally be dependent upon the orientation, interest of the participant or the observer of Edo politics. Politics in any part of the world is broadly categorized into Idealism or Realism. Some of the greatest African scholars and politicians, such as late Kwame Nkrumah,(former president of Ghana) and late Nelson Mandela,(former president of South Africa) have taught the world…

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2 MORE EDO LAWMAKERS SHOW UP FOR DOCUMENTATION AND SWEARING IN

Lawmakers in the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday cut short its long adjournment to admit new members-elect. The lawmakers had last week Monday adjourned sitting to July 17 shortly after the House was inaugurated and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker elected. A total of 15 lawmakers-elect were absent at the inauguration on the guise that they were not informed about the event. The 15 lawmakers-elect are believed to be having the backing of National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Two lawmakers-elect, Hon Emmanuel Okoduwa (Esan North…

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EDO LAWMAKERS THREATENED WITH RECALL OVER INABILITY TO BE SWORN IN

About 12 lawmakers-elect to the Edo State House of Assembly may soon face recall if they failed to complete documentation and report at the Assembly for inauguration, it was learnt at the weekend. Frank Okiye and Yekini Idiaye were elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker after the inauguration of nine members of the 24-member Assembly last week. Some of the lawmakers-elect have, however, pledged loyalty to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and offered to present themselves to be sworn-in as a member of the Assembly. Those threatened with…

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EDO APC CRISIS DEEPENS AS PARTY DENIES BIAS

Oshiomhole rejects godfather claim Oyegun: Obaseki is distracted APC dismisses allegation of bias   RATHER than subside, the crisis of confidence rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State seems to be growing. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu, on Sunday dismissed allegations of bias levelled by the state government against the leadership of the party. Issa-Onilu said what transpired in the House of Assembly was glaring and, therefore, needed no investigation. He spoke even as APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole challenged those accusing him of…

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISES: YOU ARE BIASED, HEAR FROM ALL SIDES BEFORE TAKING SIDE, OBASEKI FIRES AT OSHIOMHOLE

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Saturday, rejected his indictment by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for the crisis in the State House of Assembly. Obaseki, who succeeded Oshiomhole as governor of the state, accused the APC chair of showing bias with his view that he (Obaseki) played a role in the emergence of the leadership of the State Assembly. The governor, in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said Oshiomhole “needs to hear…

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