Yemi Osinbajo risks being impeached if the executive fails to carry out
the decisions of the Senators as the Senate has asked him to as a matter
of urgency withdraw his statement that the National Assembly lacks the
powers to confirm nominations from the President.
The Senate has also vowed to suspend all issues relating to confirmation
from the Executive until such matters of confirmation as contained in
the constitution were strictly adhered to, just as it urged the Acting
President to respect the constitution of the land.
The Senate has also asked Acting President Osinbajo to respect rejections of nominees by the Senate.
Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a point of Order raised by
Senator Ahmed Sani, APC, Zamfara West that a letter from Acting
President Osinbajo on the appointment of Lanre Gbajabiamila as the
Director General, National Lottery Commission.
Soon after Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter from the
Acting President, Senator Ahned Sani raised the point of Order which
later generated hot debate from other Senators.
Goodluck Jonathan Invited By House Of Reps Over Multi-Billion Naira Scandal
representatives ad hoc committee probing the award of oil prospecting
licence (OPL) 245 to Malabu Oil and Gas. The invitation which was done
today,Wednesday 5th July is basically to have Jonathan testify in the
It was noted however
by the committe that an extensive investigation into the OPL 245 saga
had been conducted and that it was drawing to a close. It, therefore,
stated that in the interest of thoroughness, natural justice and fair
play, it was imperative that evidence should be taken from the former
In arriving at the decision, a statement by the committee noted that it took account of the following facts:
Mr Jonathan was the President at the material time the Ministers
brokered the deal that lead to the allegation of $1bn diversion of
(ii) Mr Jonathan’s name features in the proceedings initiated by the Public Prosecutor of Milan in Italy; .
A U.K. Court Judgment in relation to an application to return part of
the money being restrained, castigated the Jonathan Administration as
not having acted in the best interest of Nigeria in relation to the
(iv) The Attorney-General of the Federation at the
material time, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has recently instituted proceedings
in court wherein he pleads that all his actions were as as instructed
by former President Goodluck Jonathan. .
to the provisions of the Constitution, the Committee has decided to
request that former President Goodluck Jonathan gives evidence as to his
role in the matter.” The statement sent by the House, said the
Secretariat will write to him asking for his response and submissions.
police from mounting road blocks and obtaining bribe popularly called
“Roja” because of the nature of the State.
unrepentant officers justified their decision based on the fact that
the residents in state were purportedly dubious and criminal minded
people who can do anything to any officer who wanted to enforce law and
They also claimed that when any officer made arrest or
wanted to enforce the law, there will be directives from above to allow
the suspects to go despite the weight of the crime.
“So it is better to collect than to stay there doing nothing as an officer” one of the officers said.
According to PM Express, findings revealed that the bribe arrangement was categorized in three ways with different price tags.
was tagged that officers from divisions obtain between N50 to N100,
Area Command Officers obtain between N100 and N200 while the Zone 9
officers collect N200 and above.
“Once you are plying any road,
you will meet those officers at the check points, and the only thing you
need to check was where they came from and give them their money and
drive away” a motorist said.
Reports also have it that officers
claimed if the police really want to enforce law and order in the state,
a good number of the residents were supposed to be in various prisons
for various offences. But there were no encouragement and facilities
where those criminal elements will be kept.
It is common in
areas linking major towns like Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, Ekwulobia, Oko,
Uga, Umunze, Abagana, Aromo Junction, Agulu, Obosi, Uke, Awkuzu, etc.
to speak with the Police Public Relation Officer Anambra State over the
matter proved abortive as his phones were switched off.
police sources said the issue was normal in the state and any
Commissioner of Police who wanted to stop the practice will be
frustrated by the officers.
Only courts can stop recall process-INEC says as Dino Melaye begs senators to help him
Tuesday called on his colleagues to save him from being recalled by his
The senator restated his claim that his recall was masterminded by his state governor, Yahaya Bello.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said only a
legitimate court order could stop the process .
Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the commission, told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that filing a lawsuit was not
enough to stop the recall process.
INEC had on Monday released
the schedule of activities for the recall of Melaye, the Senator
representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Senate, with Aug. 19
fixed for verification of signatures of petitioners demanding his
But, various suits have been instituted in courts to stop to stop the process.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, assured Mr. Melaye of the
upper chamber’s support, proclaiming the recall process “dead on