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Shock, anger as thugs invade Senate, escape with mace

Some thugs on Wednesday invaded the Senate chamber during plenary at 11.30am and made away with the mace.

Vanguard

Herdsmen killings: Buhari convenes regional summit on border cattle movement

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is expected to host the conference on ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services aimed at putting to an end illegal migration of herdsmen from other countries into the country as well as cattle rustling.

The Sun

Buhari’s re-election: Why I accepted to serve as campaign spokesman –Keyamo

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and rights activist, Festus Keyamo, has opened up on why he accepted to serve as Director, Strategic Communications of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential poll.

 

Daily Times

Breaking: Police Arrests Senator Omo-Agege

The Nigeria Police Wednesday afternoon arrested Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, at the National Assembly premises. He was immediately taken away in a black hilux van.

Thisday

Buhari: Many Nigerian Youths Want Freebies

President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London spoke about the attitudes of Nigerian youths, saying many of them do not want to work because of their perception that Nigeria is an oil rich country.-

Guardian

Why I took presidential panel to court, by David Mark

Former Senate President David Mark has explained why he took the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property to a Federal High Court, Abuja.

Daily Trust

PDP, APP, Atiku want probe of attack on N/Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Action Peoples Party (APP) and former ‎Vice President Atiku Abubakar have condemned the invasion of the National Assembly and seizure of the Senate Mace by hoodlums and called for immediate probe and prosecution of culprits.

Tribune

Snatching of Mace: Omo-Agege committed treason ―Senate

The Senate has described as a treasonable felony, the action of suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who led unidentified men to the chamber of the Senate to snatch the mace which is its symbol of authority.

Leadership

EFCC Probing Kwankwaso, Wamakko Over Alleged N18bn Theft

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has begun investigation into alleged theft of N18.08 billion of Sokoto and Kano states funds by former Governors Magatakarda Wamakko and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso…

The Nation

Falana: no legislative house can suspend member

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has described as illegal and unconstitutional, the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate. He said no legislative house has the power to remove or suspend any of its member.

 

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

See his tweet below:

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake
Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

John Eneche

Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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