. 4 policemen injured, vehicles vandalized
. 40 Shi’ite members arrested
. House of Reps hurriedly adjourned sitting
. IGP orders 24-hr surveillance of FCT
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
There was pandemonium at the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja as the four policemen were allegedly shot by the protesting Shiite members.
JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
Owing to the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria today, 9th July, 2019, at the National Assembly, Abuja, which led to the unprovoked assault on and injury to Police personnel on lawful duty as well as willful damage to public properties, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered a 24hr Police surveillance in the FCT and its environs.
The inauguration of the 9th National Assembly (NASS) – the senate and the house of representatives – on June 11, 2019, by President Muhammadu Buhari is a clear indication that Nigeria’s democracy has come of age, and may also have come to stay having existed for two uninterrupted decades since 1999.
Senator Ahmed Lawan has been sworn in as the President of the ninth Senate by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
Oluremi Tinubu, the Senator representing Lagos Central District, has said the National Assembly is gradually turning into an ‘exclusive gentlemen’s club’.
Hon. Ned Nwoko, husband of the sensational Nollywood star, Regina Daniels, was on Sunday denied accreditation by the management of the National Assembly.
The ‘Living Perfect Master’, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has urged the National Assembly to enact a law establishing state police to curb the spate of killings in the country.
Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, says the 9th National Assembly will rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing the Nigerian people.
Director, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to probe the borrowing spree of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.PDP said the National Assembly should probe the terms of the borrowing and the handling of the funds.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
President Muhammadu buhari has rejected eight bills passed for ascent by the National Assembly.The rejection of the bill came two weeks after five bills of the National Assembly were rejected by President Buhari.