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Heroes and Villains of Nigeria’s Parliament Siege

Nigerians still can’t say for sure why armed, masked men held our country’s parliament under siege last week. But the alarming incident had a most joyous ending. They blocked all entrances to the building, denying lawmakers, civil servants and journalists access. It turned out they were operatives of the state’s spy agency, the Department of […]

Prisons Controller-General’s Aides Beat up Female Lawmaker at N’Assembly

Prisons Controller-General’s Aides Beat up Female Lawmaker at N’Assembly

Security operatives attached to the convoy of the Controller General of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, on Wednesday evening allegedly assaulted a female lawmaker, Hon. Onyemeachi Mprakpor, for overtaking his convoy within the premises of the National Assembly. The petition was brought before the House of Representatives at plenary Thursday by the Minority Leader, Hon. […]

Ekiti House drags DSS, FG to court over member’s detention

Ekiti House drags DSS, FG to court over member’s detention

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday said it has instructed its counsel to seek redress and damages over what it called “the undemocratic, unpatriotic, dictatorial and brutish” incarceration of one of its members, Mr Afolabi Akanni, by the Department of State Services (DSS) for 18 days with neither explanation nor trial in court. […]