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Alleged Plot To Impeach Fayose: Group Accuses APC Lawmakers Of Bribery, Speaker Reacts

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose

A group, Ekiti Democratic Coalition, has alleged that 15 All Progressives Congress members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have been bribed with N800m to impeach the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. The group made the allegation in a release issued on Wednesday and signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Aderemi Olaleye. It alleged that the […]

National Assembly retains immunity for President, govs


. Approves LG autonomy, independent candidacy in election . Scraps SIECs; removes wages from exclusive list . Empowers NASS to override President, govs on assent . Confers immunity on legislators ABUJA—THE Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review yesterday retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors which was originally in […]

Tambuwal keeps Reps in suspence on over defection rumor


Anxiety thickened at the House of Representatives on Tuesday over the suspected moves by the speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party. The issue featured in most hushed discussions among members in Abuja, barely 24 hours after Tambuwal attended an All Progressives Congress meeting in his Sokoto home state on Sunday. The […]

Confusion in Osun PDP over Omisore’s next plan of action ahead 2015

Senator Iyiola Omisore

Contrary to the bold-face being put up by chieftains of the State of Osun chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the ongoing litigation at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, OSUN DEFENDER can authoritatively reveal that the leadership of the party has all along been playing on the fellow […]

Ekiti State House of Assembly suspends recess for Fayose


The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday resumed work four days after the Speaker, Adewale Omirin, declared a month recess. The PUNCH learnt that the Assembly started with the parliamentary, where it set the agenda for the week. It would on Tuesday (today) begin plenary at its hallowed chamber in preparation for the screening […]

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Tambuwal Finally Dumps PDP, Defects To APC – Details!

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, has finally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was reliably gathered that he will be issued his APC membership card on Tuesday morning at his ward in Tambuwal, his hometown, before he heads for Abuja for the plenary of the house same day. The […]


All Progressive Congress (APC)

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun and leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State have been called upon to allow Osogbo, the State Capital have a representative at the Federal House of Assembly come 2015. APC Chieftain, Alhaji Fatai Diekola and other leaders from Osogbo and Olorunda local Government areas […]

Reps make a U-turn: Reps deny seeing confab report, Jonathan yet to send Report to the House

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

There is a change of tune in the House of Representatives on the report of the National Conference, which ended in August. Members have denied seeing the report, contrary to a position given on Thursday last week by the House spokesman, Mr. Zakari Mohammed. Mohammed had, while addressing reporters at the National Assembly, disclosed that […]

Why National Assembly finally decided to end Jonathan, govs’ immunity

National Assembly, Nigeria

The move to end the constitutional immunity from prosecution enjoyed by the President, Vice-President, governors and their deputies while in office may soon bear fruit. Although the clamour for the removal of the immunity clause has been on for years, it gained fresh impetus during the week when the House of Representatives approved the removal […]

Lawmakers’ Defection: Ekiti Speaker Accuses Fayose, Lawmakers Of Impeachment Plot

Following the defection of six All Progressives Congress Lawmakers to the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday, the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Adewale Omirin, has accused the lawmakers of conniving with the Peoples Democratic Party to impeach him and elect one of them as replacement. Omirin, who lambasted the legislators for […]

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