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BACK ON TOP: PDP Reclaims House Of Reps Majority

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The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday reclaimed its majority position in the House of Representatives following another defection of a member from Nassarawa state from the All Progressive Congress (APC).

pdp.jpgRep David Ombugadu, in a letter read by the Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said he decided to dump his Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), under which he was elected for PDP, after consulting with his constituency.

With this latest defection, the PDP now has 174 members against the 172 of the APC which restored it back as the majority party in the House.

Tuesday’s defection of another member from Nassarawa state Rep Joseph Haruna Kigbo from APC to PDP tied the two parties on a short-lived equal numbers of 173.

Moments after the announcement by the Speaker, PDP members shouted “PDP!” in triumph, with some members accompanying the lawmaker to the PDP leaders in the House for introduction.

However, the APC lawmakers stood up, chanting “APC, Change!” which took the Speaker some minutes before he could restore order in the House.

Ombugadu’s defection brought the total number of cross-defections in the House to seven, with PDP benefiting with higher number of four members, all from APC, since the resumption of the House from the year-end break, two weeks ago.

So far, APC, who was the majority party before the break, only received two members from each of PDP and DPP since their resumption from the break.

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  1. Austine udeh

    January 31, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    It’s not as if i’m against Apc totally, but, from their inciting comments on the pages of news papers and inside the hallowed chamber, i don’t think Apc has good agenda for our country. Look at the way they insult Mr president and so on. With this trend, i forsee them reducing more in numbers and more disorganized as a party.

    Pdp for 2015.

    • Henry

      January 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Nothing good can come from APC.

  2. Serious Nigerian

    January 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    APC abused the privilege When they were majority.
    PDP may not be perfect, and APC will never be.

  3. akajiofor

    January 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    GUD 4 OUR DEMOCRACY.

  4. Step84

    January 31, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    The devil you know is better than an unknown angel. Say PDP

  5. mmk

    January 31, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    PDP are now using the missing fund from NNPC, Fuel subsidy fund and so on to buy the APC members who are betrayal at the cost off 1million dollars equivent to 167million naira.

  6. This is one of the highest level of betrayal of confidence, and it's quite unfortunate how inhumane people have become. I just wonder have many patients loose their lives as result of such assults. Eugene.

    February 1, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Instead of APC strategizing to sale their party ideologies to Nigerians, they are busy looking for whose character they will assassinate. Stories and character deformations can not win you any elections because majority of Nigerians are now wiser than that. I advice APC, make you campaign more issue based for you to be a relevant opposition party in Nigeria.

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

Watch the video below;

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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