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PDP House Of Reps Members React To Move To Impeach Governor Ortom

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The Peoples Democratic Party caucus at the House of Representatives, on Monday has condemned the impeachment notice served on the Governor of Benue State, Mr Samuel Ortom, by eight out of the 30 members of the State House of Assembly, describing it as “an illegality and gross violation of the 1999 Constitution.”

According to Punch, the PDP caucus called on President Muhammadu Buhari to wade in immediately by stopping the Nigeria police from aiding “this assault on our democracy.”

The caucus, at a news briefing addressed by the Deputy Minority Leader, Mr Chukwuka Onyema, stated that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal

Government had exposed its “desperation” to remain in power after 2019 and appeared bent on using any means, including abusing the law to achieve its aim.

But, it warned that unless the unfolding development in Benue was stopped urgently, its members would mobilise against any requests sent to the National Assembly by the President.

“This is how they want to run the country?

“These are the people that sent requests to the National Assembly on elections funding in 2019. They are asking us to suspend our recess to approve their request, yet this is going on.

“We will make sure that the House doesn’t form the required quorum to make any approvals”,  Onyema stated.

On how the notice was served on the governor, the caucus alleged that the eight members went to the House of Assembly under police protection to sit “illegally”, while the 22 others were denied access.

“We want the international community to be aware of what is happening in Benue State.

“That the Nigeria Police brought an impeached Speaker and a few members to sit and serve a governor a notice.

“This is a 30-member House, yet only eight sat. When the other 22 members came, the police made sure they never entered the chambers”, the caucus stated.

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

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.

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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.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

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.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

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.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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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.

Also Read: Lagos Hospital Shuts Down As Two Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

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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