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Tambuwal Steps Down As House Of Reps Speaker, Hands Over To Ihedioha

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Aminu-Tambuwal-IhediohaDeputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, will continue presiding over the affairs of the House after May 29 as the substantive Speaker, as Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, steps down to take oath of office as elected Governor of Sokoto State.

This position was disclosed by Tambuwal, who said it was the result of series of technical meetings the lawmakers held on the matter, which according to him, was not envisaged by the constitution.

Tambuwal will cease to be a member of the House by May 29 when he takes oath as governor of his home state of Sokoto, a week before the tenure of the lawmakers expires.

Following Tambuwal’s election as governor-elect, the office of speaker would become vacant though the House would continue until June 4th, before the inauguration of new members on June 6.

The outgoing Speaker said during an interaction with the House Press Corps at the National Assembly that while the Nigerian constitution was silent on the matter, the standing House Rules said a new Speaker ought to have been elected when the Speaker or his deputy cease to hold the position by May 29.

“I will cease to be member of the House by May 29, which means therefore, there is going to be a vacuum. The constitution never envisaged this position, so there is no provision in the constitution to address the situation.

“But incidentally in the House Rules, we have a provision that envisage there may come a day where the speaker or deputy speaker, because we were all elected, would cease to be there, and that in the next sitting, the House shall elect new speaker. The clerk should notify the House of the vacancy and then a new speaker elected”, he said.

Amidst this, the governor-elect said “one of our colleagues came up with what may be called, in this case, not a doctrine of necessity, but an ingenuous solution to the situation or the problem.

“Instead of the House to go for the process of electing new speaker, since it is our rules, we come up with a motion which will suspend that particular part of the rules, and will now allow the deputy speaker to continue in his capacity as deputy speaker and will conduct the affairs of the House…before the lifespan of the House comes to an end.

“That way, we feel we are within the confines of the law without making anybody to believe that there is any other person that is indispensable. I am not. The constitution is greater than me. I believe that the House is an institution that will exist even if I leave as a member of the House. The House should be able to function under the leadership of the deputy speaker”.

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has stated that God revealed to him in a dream that he would be Governor of the State long before he joined the race.

He revealed this while speaking at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday.

Oyetola said, “I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter. Imagine the son of an Imam, receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter.

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“All I could remember on both occasions was the last line of the song which says ‘IleriOluwa ni lati se’. Outside of that dream, I had never heard the song before. When the impression was heavy on my heart, I called one of my friends to ask him about the song, and he told me the song was the Track 2 of Timi Oshikoya’s album.

“He went out and got me the album and immediately I started listening to the track, my consciousness was restored and then I had an understanding of what God was saying to me. That revelation has continued to give me confidence of victory each time I am faced with legal and political battles since becoming governor.”

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has claimed that a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari stopped former Senate President, Pius Anyim and National Assembly members from the state from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made the claim on Sunday while speaking during an APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Bouquet Lodge, Old Government House, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Umahi claimed that Anyim who served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and others refused to defect because he outsmarted them all.

“They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficult to catch the air,” he said.

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The governor insisted that he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders from the state about his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that they all agreed to the defection arrangement.

“Let me tell you, I’m not afraid of anybody but I respect everybody. But I have said that if God sent me, this will be the last fight in this state,” he said.

Umahi added: “All these people that came together to fight me, they collect contracts, they collect monthly pay, they collect vehicles. And when they are asked to bring people that worked for us, they will bring their wives, children and relations.

“Now, they are dressing words for us. We are in chapter one, in Chapter two, I will publish all that I have done for the leaders of this state.”

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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