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August 18, 2018

Female Lawmaker Suspended Over Juju

The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, suspended the member representing Ose State Constituency, Hon Fola Olasehinde, over her alleged possession of fetish materials. The Deputy Speaker, Dare Emiola, who announced the indefinite suspension on the floor of the House, said the decision was taken at the parliamentary meeting of the assembly. He said the House had inaugurated a five-member committee, led by Fatai Olotu, to investigate the allegation, following the revelation that the lawmaker was in possession of fetish item. Landlord of the lawmaker, Kolawole Ogunbadejo, had alleged that she was in possession of fetish items, saying she…

Jonathan imposes emergency rule on Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.  However, the governors of the affected states are to continue in their constitutional roles.  In a nationwide radio/television broadcast on Tuesday, President Jonathan ordered the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, to deploy more troops to the affected states for more effective internal security operations. The soldiers had been given full orders to take necessary action, within the ambit of their rules of engagement, to end the impunity of insurgents and terrorists. Full texts of the President’s broadcast on Tuesday, May 14,…