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Ekiti State Assembly Suspends Another Lawmaker

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The Ekiti State lawmaker representing Ekiti-East Constituency 1, Fajana Ojo-Ade, has been suspended by the Ekiti State House of Assembly  for a period of 101 legislative days without pay “except he shows signs of genuine remorse”.

While on suspension, the lawmaker is barred from coming within one-kilometre radius of the Assembly complex and he must submit all properties of Ekiti State House of Assembly in his custody to the clerk of the House.

A statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Samuel Omotoso, said the suspension came into force after the disciplinary committee set up by the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, to investigate Mr Ojo-Ade submitted its report at plenary.

Omotoso said Ojo-Ade appeared twice at the sitting of the disciplinary committee in the last two weeks, where he defended himself against allegations of gross misconduct, among others.

The committee found the lawmaker guilty of gross misconduct in breach of the extant rules and standing orders of the Assembly, according to the statement.

After receiving the report at its plenary on Wednesday, the Assembly unanimously approved the recommendations of the disciplinary committee.

Apart from the suspension and restriction placed on the lawmaker, he is also expected to write a letter of apology to the Assembly through the Speaker.

A lawmaker, Gboyega Aribisogan, had been suspended for 108 days in October 2016 for gross misconduct.

Eight months later, in June 2017, Aribisogan defected from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared himself as the minority leader in the Assembly.

The leadership of the Assembly has refused to recognise him as the minority leader or allow him into the chamber. Instead, the lawmaker was suspended indefinitely in July.

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

Lekki Toll Gate

As the hearing of cases of police brutality in the State continues, the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry is currently at the Lekki Tollgate.

The panel’s visit is believed to be aimed at understanding the Lekki Toll Gate shooting that left some protesters dead and injured on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The panel is reportedly led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi.

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According to reports, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment.

The Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, Mr. Yomi Omomuwansa reportedly took the panel round the facilities.

Mr. Omomuuwansa stated that most of their equipment were damaged as they were set ablaze by hoodlums following the shooting of EndSARS protesters at the toll gate.

Also with the panel during the inspection of Lekki Tollgate is Rinu Odulala and Temitope Majekodunmi, the youth representatives on the judicial panel.

 

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BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

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BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has denied reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters.

The Police chief expressed that Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence.”

This was contained in a statement on Friday titled, ‘EndSARS Protests: Police Personnel Were Professional And Exercised Maximum Restraints – IGP Tells Amnesty Int’l’.

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Adamu explained that contrary to reports, police officers “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.”

He revealed that 22 police officers died during the protests, while 205 police stations and formations were damaged by a section of the protesters.

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WTO: Gov Ikpeazu Drums Support For Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment

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WTO: Gov Ikpeazu Drums Support For Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has drummed support for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.

Ikpeazu expressed that Okonjo-Iweala’s victory will be a huge win for women and trade.

He made this remark in a tweet on his official Twitter page.

This is coming at a time the United States of America rejected her emergence, arguing that the WTO must be handled by someone who is experienced in trading, hence their preference for South Korea’s Myung-hee.

Also Read: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reacts as US rejects her appointment DG of WTO

He wrote:

“The victory of @NOIweala will be a huge win for Women, Trade (a pillar of our Government), Africa & the World.

“As one eminently qualified for the position of Director General of @wto, we expect all 164 members to support her, including the great United States of America.”

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