Nigeria-Senate

Senate ready to take over Rivers Assembly

The Senate yesterday backed the action of the House of Representatives by taking over the functions and duties of the crisis-ridden Rivers State House of Assembly. The action of the Senate is in line with the provisions of Section 11 (4) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended. The Senate also urged the Inspector-General of…

President-Goodluck-Jonathan

President attacks Aliyu, Lamido, Kwankwaso

The Presidency said yesterday that the nation’s democracy is not threatened by the Rivers State crisis, contrary to the position of some eminent citizens. It declared that the crisis is “purely a localised political matter” which has “no dangerous or far reaching consequences for the peace and security of the nation”. Senior Special Assistant to…