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I Can’t Be Impeached, They Don’t Have The Number —- Saraki Boasts

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Following the call for his resignation by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, the President of the Senate and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday said those calling for such don’t have the number to impeach him.

Saraki also said the decision of the upper chamber of the National Assembly to go on recess was unanimously agreed and in accordance to the rule of law.

While responding to questions from journalists at the PDP secretariat in Minna, Niger State, Saraki said those who are being emotional don’t have ‎the number.

According to him: “Those who are accusing us of an undue process in the adjournment are unaware that we are in the majority.

“They know they don’t have the ‘locus standi’.

“It is important to note that when we adjourned, it is with the total support of everyone, not that we stayed in a corner or in the dark because there is a due procedure where at the end of the session, they will vote for that.

“It was proposed and seconded.

“We took minutes and we also even waited and went through the rules and proceedings of the Senate.

“It was not anything done out of mischief.”

The Senate president, however, said that the adjournment is not an issue, adding: “The most important thing is that at any time I will never sacrifice the interest of this country for my own personal interest.

“In the last three years, my interest is always secondary to the interest of the country.

“The people that are speaking now against it are speaking out of emotions because everyone was there when the decision was taken.

“It was not that a few of us met somewhere and took a decision.

“Everybody was there and we all took a decision to adjourn in our normal annual recess.

“Check the dates we resumed last year and the year before.

“There was nothing abnormal about it.

“Those people who are talking against it are just playing politics with it.

“When it is time for us to resume, we will resume.

“And all we just want to do now is to see that this country is run properly according to the rule of law and due process.

“I have always aligned myself with what the constitution says and the tenets of the three arms of government to ensure that we allow the rule of law, the respect the democratic process.”

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BREAKING: Magu Regains Freedom After 10 Days In Detention

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The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been released from police custody after 10 days in detention.

Magu was arrested on July 6, 2020, amid allegations of corruption and brought before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel.

The suspended EFCC boss was accused of being unable to account for the interest accrued to recovered funds of about N550bn.

He was also accused of insubordination and buying a property in Dubai.

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Direct Your Bail Request To Probe Panel, IGP Tells Magu’s Lawyer

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has asked Tosin Ojaomo, the counsel for the embattled former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, to direct the request for his client’s bail to the Presidential panel investigating his activities in the office.

The IG said the police were not investigating Magu and is accordingly, not being detained by the force but by the panel headed by a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami.

Adamu said this in a letter dated July 14, 2020, in response to the bail application filed by Ojaomo for the release of his client who had been in police custody since July 6.

The letter with reference CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.489/171 titled, ‘RE: Application for bail,’ was signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa.

It read, “Your letter OOC/TOL/89A/07/2020 of July 10th, 2020 on the above-underlined subject, refers.

“The Inspector-General of Police directs that your attention be drawn to the fact that the Nigeria Police Force is not investigating CP Ibrahim Magu (your client) and he is accordingly, not being detained by the police but by the Presidential Panel that is investigating the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, advises that you consider redirecting your request to the Chairman of the Presidential panel for appropriate attention.”

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Braimoh’s Death: Lagos Assembly Directs Lawmakers To Undergo COVID-19 Test

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Lawmakers of the Lagos State House of Assembly have been directed to undergo the COVID-19 test following the sudden death of its member, Tunde Braimoh, last Friday.

Temitope Adewale, representing Ifako Ijaiye Constituency I, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.

Adewale said he had submitted himself for the COVID-19 test and the result was negative.

He said: “As directed by the leadership of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Sunday, I went and submitted myself for the COVID-19 test, and I have gotten my result. The test result came out Negative.

“To this end, it is our collective responsibility to be more careful and observe all the stipulated and given rules to help us prevent the transmission of this deadly virus.

“Wash your hands for 30 seconds regularly, avoid social gatherings, maintain social distancing, and at all times wear a face mask.

“The use of hand sanitizers should become a habit and finally, avoid touching your face and nose.”

Adewale, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, said there was a need to fight the pandemic, which was beyond keeping safe but also to also know their status.

The lawmaker thanked his constituents for their love, support, and care, adding that he won’t be receiving any visitors for now

The Lagos lawmaker also commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, for their proactive and tireless fight against the pandemic.

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