Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara presiding.

After leading the opening prayer, the  Speaker went on to examine and approve plenary votes and proceedings for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________ PETITION 1. Hon. Rita Orji brought a petition from a constituent who complained that the death benefit of his wife is being withheld from his family. The next of kin of the deceased who worked in the Federal Medical Center Abakaliki until her death, the husband, stated that Information reaching the family suggests that the salary of the wife is still being paid to an unknown person,…

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Tribute To Chief Tony Anenih The Iyasele Of Esanland.

By Chief Felix Omi Imoisili We cannot know for certain how long we have here. We cannot foresee the trials or misfortunes that we will face along the way. We cannot know what God’s plan is for us. What we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and with love,and with joy. We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for…

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TRAVEL BAN ON TARGETED NIGERIANS:AN EXTREME PANICKY MEASURE OF DESPERATION DR MIKE OZEKHOME,SAN

The recent announcement of the government’s ban on certain Nigerians(yet publicly unnamed) is an extreme panicky measure of desperation and obvious descent into totalitarianism,absolutism and fascism.It is highly condemnable for being absolutely unconstitutional,illegal,wrongful,immoral,vindictive,dictatorial,panicky and presumptuous of the victims’ guilt,without any trial or conviction.The order shows a government wallowing in narcistic self-righteousness,brazen glorification and a false sense of redemptive messianism.It will surely boomerang on the government in this electioneering campaign period and strip the government bare of any pretensions towards democratic credentials.Presumably anchored on Executive Order 6,it made earlier in July,2018,the…

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Gov. Obaseki salutes Nigerians, as country marks 58th anniversary

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 58th independence anniversary celebration. The governor, in a statement, reflected on the sacrifices and broadmindedness of Nigeria’s founding fathers, noting that the efforts of past heroes shall not be in vain as Nigeria remains on the path to greatness. According to him, “On behalf of the government of Edo State, I heartily salute all the people of our great country Nigeria, as we celebrate the 58th anniversary of the nation’s independence.” He noted, “As we mark…

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Trump and Africa Leaders on their Lifelesness

Trump referred to Buhari as ‘lifeless’ – Financial Times The last time that Donald Trump hosted an African President in the White House, he referred to him as “lifeless”, the Financial Times says in an article on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s meeting today. Describing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the Financial Times says the United States President told his aides that he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again. Buhari is the only African President, besides Uhuru, to be invited to the White House since Trump camp into office. Uhuru is…

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RE: Fraud: Abuja Hotelier,Pastor remanded in Prison *The true side of the story

RE: Fraud: Abuja Hotelier,Pastor remanded in Prison *The true side of the story Recall that PenPushers online newspaper carried a story with the above title on June 28th 2018. The reporter (no longer in our employ) misled management on the true facts of the matter. We have since gone the extra mile to take the view of the hotelier mentioned in the story, Chief Peter Ojemen (Don P) and represent here the issues at stake. In a chat with Penpushers, the highly respected Chief maintained that he committed no wrong…

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Lawmaker, villagers chase away 2,000 herdsmen, 10,000 cows from Delta communities

Lawmaker, villagers chase away 2,000 herdsmen, 10,000 cows from Delta communities THE lawmaker representing Ethiope East Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Evance Ivwurie, and residents of Ovre’Abraka, Eku, Igun and Okpara Waterside communities, Delta State, have pursued over 2,000 armed herdsmen and 10,000 cows from their 15,000-hectare farmland. For three years, the communities said, the herders and their cattle illegally occupied their land and launched attacks on villagers, killing no fewer than 13 as well as raping women. The lawmaker, Ivwurie, who was at various times in…

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On The Brink Of Genocide: Midwestern Movement Of Edo And Delta States Strongly Condemns Plateau Killings

The Midwestern Movement of Edo and Delta States have strongly condemned the unfortunate bloodshed perpetrated by evil doers in Plateau. In a statement titled, “On The Brink Of Genocide,” the group called on the government to wake up to the bitter realities being thrown at its face as Nigerians continue to live in fear of the unknown. The statement which was signed by Pedro Obaseki stated that the movement which is a vanguard of professionals, academicians, entrepreneurs and patriots drawn from both DELTA & EDO States, strongly condemns the deadly…

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