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NASS Fracas: Tambuwal, Others Assaulted Police Officers, Evaded Due Process – Force Headquarters

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NASSFollowing the fracas which ensued between some members of the House of Representatives and detachment of policemen deployed to the National Assembly on Thursday, the Force Headquarters has blamed the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, for the breakdown of law and order.

Policemen stationed at the gate of the National Assembly had earlier today denied Mr. Tambuwal and some federal lawmakers entry to the sprawling assembly complex where they were slated to deliberate on President Goodluck Jonathan’s letter to the House of Representatives, requesting their approval for the extension of emergency rule in three Northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

Despite the speaker identifying himself to a senior police officer present and pleading with them to open the gates so he could enter, the security operatives remained adamant until some rep members forcefully pushed the gates apart and charged in. The development forced anti-riot policemen to shoot tear-gas canisters in a failed bid to disperse them, resulting in chaos.

Justifying the action, which has been condemned by the leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting CP Emmanuel Chuwkwu, said the unusual high presence of policemen at the National Assembly complex was informed by “intelligence report of a likely invasion of the House of Representatives by hoodlums and thugs” and the need to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

According to the statement, the Police condoned the area and began screening of all members and visitors alike before they were allowed to enter the premises.

“In the course of this lawful exercise”, the statement explained that Mr. Tambuwal arrived the venue with a “motley crowd, who broke the cordon, assaulted the Police and evaded due process and the Police had the duty to restore order and normalcy, using lawful means.

“The IGP seizes this medium to warn all political actors and their followers to respect constituted authority and due process and to desist from the use of thugs to pursue their agenda.

“The Nigeria Police shall continually apply all lawful means to prevent a breakdown of law and order in all segments of the society and shall apply the full weight of the law on any political actor who violates the peace and security of the nation”, the statement concluded.   

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  1. peter Ahine

    November 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Who says the police IG is not a toy in the hands of the PDP with Jonathan as a child brain behind it? When has Police become the Judiciary, who were the thugs that accompanied Tambuwa, why were some members allowed access to the complex while others were not, what were the so called criterials for this screening that they could not even recognize the speaker? God guide our leaders right. We are a great Nation.

  2. ibrahim itace muhammed

    November 20, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    gej now mad. impeach this security risk to save nigeria

  3. Mr. B

    November 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    We should remember that the acting IGP was confirmed substantial IGP the week he withdrew Speaker Aminu Tambuwa police details. He has some unfinished business to make his pay master in Abuja knew that his choice of him as substantial IGP was not a mistake. A Lawlessness lawless IGP!

  4. Bimbo

    November 20, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    “Despite the speaker identifying himself to a senior police officer present and pleading with them to open the gates so he could enter, the security operatives remained adamant until some rep members forcefully pushed the gates apart and charged in”.
    My question is, what is Jonathan govt turning Nigeria into with this impunity in d land??? Same thing has happened in d Rivers state, its happening in Ekiti and this fresh one in d FCT. May God save our land from this ruthless president. Amen IJN.

  5. PATO

    November 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

    The Police have a bounded duty to reign in and arrest all criminals and law brakers including members of parliament. At this period in particular they must put a full stop to the open defiance, impunity and criminaliy of the APC. They are not the first and wont be last opposition party in Nigeria. Their obsession for power and desperation to unseat PDP or forment trouble in Nigeria will undo them.

  6. OSEMEKE

    November 21, 2014 at 5:48 am

    APC can never be an alternative government in Nigeria because they have no plans for the country but evil, deceit, criminality, chaos, sorrow, tears and blood.

  7. Abdullahi Maikano Musa

    November 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

    So are our police this strong, yet they allow are girls to be stolen. Let them go to Sambisa were force is needed.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

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The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

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Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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