Senate erred on takeover of Edo assembly, say lawyers, others
Some legal experts yesterday faulted the move by the Senate to take over the Edo State House of Assembly within a week. The Red Chamber’s action will, however, depend on whether Governor Godwin Obaseki complies with another resolution mandating him to issue a fresh proclamation for the ‘proper’ inauguration of the house.
‘No presidential directive to Obaseki to issue fresh proclamation of Edo Assembly’
The Edo State Government has declared as false a news report that the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a fresh proclamation to Edo State House of Assembly.
Obaseki, Oshiomhole supremacy battle takes toll on Edo Assembly
The supremacy battle between Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and former governor and national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is taking a toll on Edo State House of Assembly.
You can’t shut Edo Assembly, Obaseki dares Reps
The Edo Government yesterday maintained that the House of Representatives lacked the constitutional powers to shut the state House of Assembly. The Governor Godwin Obaseki administration was responding to Wednesday’s resolution of the lower chamber of the National Assembly ordering the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to seal off the complex until a ‘proper inauguration’ was done.
Edo Assembly crisis: House of Reps committee pledges speedy resolution
The 13-man House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the crisis at the Edo State House of Assembly arrived Benin City on Friday to meet with the disagreeing parties, assuring that the issues would be resolved quickly.
Court bars Oshiomhole, IGP from harassing Edo assembly members
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole and Inspector General Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, have been barred from further harassing or interfering in the legislative duties of the Edo State House of Assembly. Justice M. Umar gave the order following a motion ex parte motion filed by Clerk of the Edo Assembly,…
Obligations beyond narrow interests of lawmakers
Too often in our nation’s history of the conduct of legislators both at the national and state levels, it seems that the elected members almost immediately abandon the sacredness of their mandate even before they commence business in what is supposed to be the “hallowed chambers.” One is at great pains to suggest that a…
Obaseki, Oshiomhole and matters arising from Edo Assembly crisis
Who, between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) means well for the peace, progress, and unity of Edo State? That is the major question running through the minds of well-meaning residents of the state. Most of those who predicted the unfolding crisis of confidence between the…
Group demands immediate inauguration of Edo Assembly
A group, under the aegis of One Love Foundation, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to make proclamation for the inauguration of the state Seventh House of Assembly without further delay. President and Founder of the Foundation, Mr. Patrick Eholor, who spoke with journalists yesterday shortly after a protest in Benin City, the…
Edo Assembly passes N160bn supplementary budget
The Edo House of Assembly on Monday passed the 2018 Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N160 billion. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Godwin Obaseki had in December 2017 signed a budget size of N150 billion into law. The passage of the revised Supplementary Appropriation bill was sequel to the consideration of a…