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Police invation on N’Assembly shows Nigeria is on the verge of chaos – PDP former Chairman

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, New appointee as Ambassador-at-Large

ABUJA—More reactions have continued to trail last Thursday’s invasion of the National Assembly by the police as former Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Adeniyi Akintola and various groups and professional associations have condemned the invasion and called for caution. While Tukur argued that […]

Why Taraba Speaker Resigned

Danbaba Suntai

Speaker, Taraba State of Assembly, Rt Hon. Josiah Sabo Kente has resigned. In a letter addressed to the Clerk of the House, Kente said his resignation was for personal reason. Kente, who emerged as the Speaker of the House last year November following the death of his predecessor, late Hon Haruna Tsokwa, thanked the members […]

Falana, Parliamentary workers react to police siege to N’Assembly

Femi-Falana (SAN)

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, has condemned last week’s invasion of the National Assembly by security agents who attacked federal lawmakers, describing it as the highest point of impunity. Also, a Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Femi Lalana, has described the police action as partisan and one of the plots to stage a coup against […]

PDP, APC war in Ekiti deepens


The muscle-flexing between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, rocking Ekiti State, has taken a new twist, following a request by the state’s Ministry of Justice, asking the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, to re-arrest and prosecute some APC chieftains for their alleged involvement in some crimes […]

NASS/APC data centre police invasion: A deliberate act by the Presidency to collapse democracy – says Nda-Isaiah

Nda- Isaiah

PUBLISHER of Leadership Newspapers and All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Dr. Sam Ndah-Isaiah, has condemned last week’s invasion of National Assembly complex by the police and Lagos APC data centre by the Department of State Service, DSS, describing it as a deliberate act by the Presidency to collapse democracy in the country. This came […]

Police Attack on N’Assembly: A pointer to rig 2015 elections

NASS chaos

The All Progressives Congress in the South-South region has raised the alarm over alleged plans to manipulate the 2015 general elections. The National Vice-Chairman of APC in the South-South, Mr. Hilliard Eta, said in a statement on Sunday that the increasing threats to the party by the Peoples Democratic Party was a pointer to that […]

2015: ‘If you rig us out, we would rig ourselves in’ – Amaechi tells Presidency

jonathan amaechi

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has said President Goodluck Jonathan “is supervising a highly corrupt government.” He also claimed that “there is no democracy yet in Nigeria.” The governor, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday, insisted that he had no personal quarrel with President Jonathan, adding that if governance could be separated from the […]

NASS Crisis: Prepare to arrest 100 lawmakers along side with Tambuwal – Rep tells police


The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Justice, Dr. Ali Ahmad, on Sunday warned the police against any attempt to arrest the Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal. Ahmad said 100 members of the House would be ready to be arrested alongside Tambuwal. He said, “If anybody is planning to arrest Mr. Speaker, they should […]

Ekiti Crisis deepens as APC asks court to sack pro-Fayose defectors

Ekiti State Govt.

The All Progressives Congress has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to declare the seats of Ekiti six lawmakers vacant, for defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party. According to a copy of the originating summons obtained by our correspondent on Friday, the party prayed the court to order a bye-election to fill their seats in […]

Don’t arrest Tambuwal, APC warns


From the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, came a stern warning to the Presidency: Shelve any plan to arrest the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal. The opposition party said government would be pouring petrol on naked fire if Tambuwal was arrested. The warning was issued on a day the National […]


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