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National AssemblyGreen Chamber#NewsRoundup: Wole Soyinka, Kachikwu back calls for Buhari's impeachment

#NewsRoundup: Wole Soyinka, Kachikwu back calls for Buhari’s impeachment

Across the length and breadth of Nigeria, here are the biggest stories around Nigeria’s legislators and the institution of parliament you mustn’t miss this Thursday:

ASUU Strike: Academician calls for bill to bar politicians’ children from schooling abroad

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called for a legislative bill to prohibit politicians from giving their children foreign education.

As reported by Daily Nigerian, Prof. Kingdom Tombra of the ASUU chapter in Bayelsa  who made the call, stated that an attempt to legislate such a bill and pass it will give room for a formidable educational structure and focus in Nigeria.

The call is coming on the heels of the ongoing ASUU strike and the recent nationwide protests embarked upon by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in solidarity with the university teachers.

Buhari Must Go: Wole Soyinka backs impeachment moves

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has added his voice to the growing calls for the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over his inability to lead the security of the country.

Speaking on Tuesday, August 2, at an interactive session to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abeokuta Club, Soyinka said good governance or misgovernance; the contract called democracy, indicated a contract on which a candidate is either accepted or rejected due to his manifesto.

He thus stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari has at many times broken the contract of democracy which was handed to him, stressing that once the contract of democracy is broken by a leader, an impeachment process is in order

Presidential Candidate expresses support for Buhari’s impeachment

Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu has thrown his weight behind moves by moves by the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking to reporters in Abuja, during a condolence visit to the residence of ADC’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Senator Patricia Akwashiki, cited the President’s inability to secure the lives and properties of Nigerians as solid ground for the lawmakers to boot him out of office.

“The President ought to have been impeached seven years ago in his first year of office. His failures didn’t start today, it started there. All the impeachable offences National Assembly wants to list now, seven years ago we should have listed these impeachable offences, there’s nothing different,” he said.

Insecurity: Senate leadership interface with Security Chiefs amidst call for their sack

The leadership of the Nigerian Senate led by Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday, met with security chiefs barely eight days after opposition lawmakers issued threat of impeachment on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Held at the National Assembly complex had in attendance; the Senate President, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Aliyu Wamakko; Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy; George Sekibo, the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs; Abdullahi Danbaba, Senate Leader; Abdullahi Gobir, Deputy Leader, Robert Ajayi Borofice and the Minority Leader, Philip Aduda.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Army Staff; Lt Gen Farooq Yahaya, Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Amao, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, Director General of Department of State Services; Yusuf Bichi were among security chiefs present at the meeting.

READ MORE: INSECURITY: Senate Leadership in meeting with Service Chiefs

Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi
Lizzy Chirkpi has a BA in French and is a senior reporter at OrderPaper. She has keen interest in photojournalism and video documentary. She's also a writer and author of a book, "Pourquoi Le Francais." She likes reading, traveling and watching movies.
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