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Sowore: Senator Abbo condemns invasion of court room ***Wants Sowore to be tried for treasonable Felony

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***wants Sowore to be tried for treasonable Felony 


The senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district has described the invasion of the court as the height of over zealousness on the part of security operatives which amounts to desecration of the sanctity of the judiciary.Speaking against the backdrop of the recent invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to arrest Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore he said it was wrong because the sanctity of the court must be maintained. “They should have laid siege for him even at the gate of the court premises but going into the court room I think that is wrong, that should not happen anywhere. “It is like going to the Senate chambers or that of the House of representatives to arrest someone. It is an affront on the sanctity of the court rooms. “The security agents should be cautioned, reprimanded and they should be given summary trial of the court room.”However on the main issue itself about Sowore, he asked rhetorically why he was running away from the law. “In my opinion, what Sowore did was a treasonable offense. Sowore contested election against the President. He carried a party’s flag against other parties flags. “He lost the election, if he had reservations against the outcome of the election, the constitution and the electoral act have explicitly spelt out ways in which an aggrieved party can address those grievances which are through the Tribunal and the court of law. “You cannot contest election against a President and after he won and you lost you call for revolution. That the person who won should be removed through unconstitutional means?” He pointed out that there has been no revolution in Africa that has ever happened without the spilling of blood. “So if he wanted revolution why did he (Sowore) have to contest election in the first instance? If he wanted revolution why didn’t he call for revolution?””On the other hand, If he wanted democracy why then is he calling for revolution?He said Nigerian s should be able to differentiate between activism and national cohesion as the nation cannot continue in this way. “What Sowore did is treasonable, calling for change of Government through unconstitutional and undemocratic means after he lost election. It is treason and he should be charged for treasonable felony.”

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

Clashes between rival political thugs have left 2 people dead in Zanfara ahead of the by-election tomorrow
The police imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara LGAs after two persons were killed and several others injured
The thugs also destroyed several vehicles and billboards in the areas.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 10, Mustapha Muhammad, said the curfew was to avoid breakdown of law and order.

There has been tension in the state as two leading candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress and the ruling People’s Democratic Party ended campaigns yesterday at the same time.
The contest is mainly between APC’s Bello Dankande Gamji and PDP’s  Tukur Ibrahim Tudu though 12 candidates of other parties are also in the race.
The PDP had earlier alleged that the APC was planning to disrupt the election by arming thugs; the allegation which the latter dismissed.

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

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Having failed Nigerians on his campaign promises, President Muhammadu Buhari should be sober with a contrite heart by returning to God to beg for mercy, former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has said.


The former governor was speaking against the backdrop of the recent gruesome killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in some parts of the North.

Lamido who was monitored on the BBC Hausa service in Abuja said Buhari should drop his ego by seeking God’s forgiveness.
“There is no way a government can continue successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.

“He has failed totally, if not that he failed how will he allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will he allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Definitely something is wrong somewhere,” he said.

On the future of the country, Sule Lamido said, “Allah is merciful to his servants we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go fisrt. He should ask himself that what offences has he done to Allah. He need to wake up in the mid night, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness on the offences he has committed.

“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years if you said something like this you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses, the traditional leaders and all people have spoken out.”

“When Buhari was sick Nigerian prayed for him  and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges,” he added.

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege 

By Joseph Sunday


The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the bill on Gender Equality sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi as challenging in that it may be difficult to achieve the goals without enthroning new set of discriminations. 

Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of a non-partisan organisation, Women in Politics Forum led by Ebere Ifendu.
The Delta Central lawmaker assured women that their interests would be protected, but not to the detriment of the constitutional provisions against discrimination of whatever form.He said they want to strengthen women participation.Omo-Agege called on the Executive arm of government to always engage the Legislature before signing treaties and agreements.
This, he explained, will enable accelerated domestication by the National Assembly.

He also tasked the forum to help in mobilising the House of Representatives in concurring to the Sexual Harassment Bill passed by the Senate as well as the domestication of the Violence Against Persons  (Prohibition) Act in all the states of the Federation.
 In her remarks Ifendu called for the inclusion of Affirmative Action in the Constitution.
She cited African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda and Seychelles to buttress her position.
According to her there is no better time than now to achieve an inclusive democracy. Further more, she said we need to move from civil governance to true democracy where women, youth and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in governance,” she claimed.

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