Today’s Daily Brief: Aliyu battles Niger Assembly | Amaechi accused | more

Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has dragged the members of the State House of Assembly before the court in a bid to stop the move of the Assembly from impeaching him.

The State High Court in Minna has fixed May 27 for hearing in the case.


Failure of governor Chibuike Amaechi to set up a transition committee to interface with the one constituted by the governor elect in Rivers state, Bar Nyesom Wike has been described as an act of impunity.

Secretary of the Transition Committee set up by the Governor Elect, Hon Frank Owhor who briefed the media Thursday at the chamber in the office of the Deputy Governor, old Government House, Port Harcourt said the constitution of Transition Committees by the Governor Elect and the outgoing governor had been the practice in the nation’s democracy since 1999.


Niger State governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu on Wednesday evening got a Minna High Court interim injunction restraining the State House of Assembly from setting in motion any process of impeaching him.

Honourable Justice Idris Evuti granted the three prayers as deposed to in an affidavit by the State Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Abdullahi Bawa Wuse.

The suit no NSHC/MN/54/2015 instituted by the governor against the Speaker Isah Kawu, the Clerk, the assembly and two others.


Fresh crisis is looming in President Goodluck Jonathan’s state between loyalists of his wife, Dame Patience, and supporters of Governor Seriake Dickson over supremacy on the control of the political soul of Bayelsa.

It was learnt that the First Lady had finalised plans to move against the Governor through impeachment process.

It was further learnt that First Lady’s loyalists were said to be capitalising on using thugs to cause mayhem in the state as well as using some aggrieved members of the state House of Assembly that were allegedly denied return tickets to the House to impeach Dickson.


The Izon-Ibe Global Policy Network, a group of former militant leaders in the Niger Delta, has appealed to the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to sustain the amnesty programme for youths of the region.

The group argued that the programme had curbed youth restiveness in the region.

Its spokesman, Mr Ayubalayefa Dennis, who addressed newsmen yesterday in Benin, Edo State, said the group had benefited a lot from the programme, and urged the president-elect to disregard calls for its scrapping.


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