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Drama as 6 Imo lawmakers remove Speaker

There was mild drama at the Imo State House of Assembly on Monday after six lawmakers led by the removed Deputy Speaker, Amara Iwuanyanwu, invaded the house and removed the Speaker, Paul Emeziem.

The minority lawmakers immediately elected a ranking member, Kennedy Ibeh, as the new Speaker.

Ibeh, who represents Obowo state constituency, was first elected into the parliament in 2015 and was reelected in 2019.

He was one of the six lawmakers, Emeziem controversially suspended on July 8 for “unparliamentary conduct.”

Before Emeziem was removed, the complex was barricaded, barring Assembly staff, lawmakers and their aides from gaining access.

The session which didn’t last more than 15 minutes came to an end immediately Ibeh assumed office as the new helmsman of the parliament.

Emeziem, who got wind of his removal, rushed into the complex but was barred from gaining access into the complex.

He was said to have been tear-gassed but he insisted to have his way.

The new Speaker was one out of the 18 lawmakers whose names appeared to have signed a resolution, removing the ex-deputy speaker.

The new speaker, Ibeh, told our correspondent in a telephone conversation that he would carry every lawmaker along.

Emeziem, however, told our correspondent that he had not been removed.

He said that the news of his removal was ” childish, null and void”

Emeziem said, “Amara Iwuanyanwu can’t convene a plenary because he was properly impeached. If there should be any plenary, I am the one empowered by the law to call for it. Today is not our plenary day. Today is for our committee sittings not plenary. Amara Iwuanyanwu stands impeached.” Punchng


Africa: Lawmakers train youths, women on paint production, marketing

A House of Representatives member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos State, Benson Babajimi, has reiterated his commitment to eradicating poverty and unemployment through various empowerment programmes aimed at helping his constituents to achieve financial freedom.

Babajimi stated this during the empowerment training for some youths and women on paints production held in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The supervising agency of the training programme, Bio-resources Development Centre, Owode, under the National Biotechnology Development Agency coordinator, Dr.Henry Oshagbemi, said the skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme was an opportunity for more youths to gain sellable skills.

The training anchored by Benson under the facilitator, Emegs Ltd, was held under two phases with Phase 1: 40 participants and Phase II: 20 participants.
The Coordinator of Bio-resources Development said the programme was geared towards the job and wealth creation drives of Babajimi, knowing that skills-gap exists in the country.

According to him, “Bio-resources Development in partnership with Hon Babajimi Benson has successfully trained youths and women in Ikorodu area of Lagos State as part of efforts to groom and empower youths as entrepreneurs and employers of labour.

“We prefer innovation and creativity of our young people being put in use instead of them roaming the streets in search of non-existent jobs.

He added: “Entrepreneurship development will further address the problem of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and ever-rising criminality, among the youths. We are confident to produce reasonably skilled paint designers and manufacturers who can set up their own small-scale paint manufacturing plants and employ more hands.”

He further urged the participants to put what they have learnt to good use, assuring of constant monitoring and assistance all the time. Theguardianng


6 Imo lawmakers defect to PDP

Six members of the Imo State House of Assembly, on Monday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The lawmakers, which include five from the Action Alliance (AA) and one from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), announced their defections in a letter they addressed to the Speaker and read by the Clerk of the House during today’s plenary.

The AA lawmakers who defected to PDP are Mike Iheanaetu (Aboh Mbaise), Victor Onyewuchi (Owerri West), Ken Agbim (Ahiazu Mbaise), Lloyd Chukwuemeka (Owerri North) and Bruno Ukoha (Ezinihittte Mbaise).

Also, Chiji Collins (Isiala Mbano) was the APGA lawmaker that defected to PDP. (Daily Trust)

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