Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume
The Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee investigating the invasion of the Senate and stealing of the Mace, has summoned former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, APC, Borno South, and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, APC, Delta Central to appear before it today.
The invitation of both Ndume and Omo-Agege by the committee is for them to explain their alleged roles in the attack of the Senate hallowed chamber on April 18, 2018 and subsequent stealing of the Mace, the symbol of authority.
Both Ndume and Omo-Agege were last Wednesday, invited by the committee to appear as stated in separate letters of invitation sent to them, as they were expected to answer questions on allegations of aiding the invaders who forced their way into the chamber and seized the Senate mace.
Chairman of the committee and Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, APC Kebbi South, issued the summon at the committee meeting.
But the committee could not sit because of the consideration of report of 2018 Appropriation Bill which was considered, read the third time and passed.
Other members of the committee from the Senate are Senators David Umaru (APC Niger East); Gbolahan Dada (APC Ogun West); Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central); Sam Anyanwu (PDP Imo East); Rose Oko (PDP Cross River North) and Usman Bayero Nafada (APC Gombe North).
From the House of Representatives, Betty Apiafi is Chairman, while Mark Terse Gbillah, Tobby Okechukwu, Aminu Sani Jaji, Ahmed Yerima, Akinfolarin Mayowa and Oscar Okoro are members.
Saraki had said: “It has been inferred in many quarters that this group of thugs and urchins were led by a serving distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (this) is most despicable and unspeakable requiring appropriate sanctions against perpetrators.”
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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt
Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin
The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order
The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.
The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.
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