Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Breaking News: House of Reps takes over Rivers State House of Assembly

By News Express on 10/07/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,174

Feuding members of the Rivers State House of Assembly in South-South Nigeria have temporarily been rendered idle by the country’s lower parliament, which today voted to take over their functions.

The decision by the House of Representatives followed yesterday’s show of shame at the Rivers State House of Assembly, in which the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, was at risk of losing his life after factional Speaker Evans Babakaya Bipialaka ordered him shot. The tragedy was however averted as the thugs and policemen given the order could not summon the courage to carry it out.

Amaechi had rushed down to the House of Assembly Complex with a view to brokering peace after getting a report that the lawmakers had engaged in a physical combat following an attempt by Bipialaka and four other lawmakers opposed to the governor to forcibly remove the Speaker, Otelemaba Dan-Amachree.

In the ensuing commotion Speaker Amachree, House Leader Chidi Lloyd and some other lawmakers were injured and had to seek medical attention. The about 50 policemen deployed to the complex by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, did nothing to restore law and order.

As a consequence, the House of Reps also passed a motion directing Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to redeploy ComPol Mbu, who has been having running battles with Governor Amaechi, for ‘dereliction of duties.’

Photo shows House of Reps Speaker Aminu Tambuwal.

Source News Express

Posted 10/07/2013 9:41:34 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Nyanya bombing mastermind falls into Interpol’s net in...

Kano youths kick against pension for former governors...

Sultan, UNICEF partner to boost girl-child education in...

Dust haze, clouds to prevail today, says NiMet...

Breaking News: Top clergyman kidnapped near Obasanjo Farms...

Shops, markets to close for Ekwueme on Nov....

Goodluck/Sambo Group blasts Nyako over alleged incompetence

Unpaid salaries sending Nigerian workers to early graves...

Divorce banned in Swaziland

Boko Haram frees abducted women, reportedly marry off...

You must account for recovered loot, court tells...

HURIWA seeks IGP Arase’s trial over murder of...


Latest News BREAKING NEWS: Ex-Head of State Ernest Shonekan reported dead Senate rejects inclusion of South East reps in Security Council Buhari support group accuses three governors of sabotage University don commits suicide in Benue Army Chief announces Operation Crocodile Smile III, states objectives Outcry over alleged imposition of the son of Aisha Buhari’s aide as APC candidate Military gives militia December to vacate Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa 2019: Picking Peter Obi will not make Yorubas vote against Atiku — Ajulo Court grants SERAP leave to compel Fashola over ‘N900bn spent on power privatisation’ 2019: Anambra leaders, Ohanaeze assure Atiku of South East support Release of looters’ list didn’t violate rights: Court Kaduna crisis: 24 hours curfew relaxed in parts of metropolis


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,384 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,831 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,254 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (260,061 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,615 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,057 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (205,007 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,442 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,320 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,463 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,152 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,821 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,708) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,568) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,858) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,372) Religion (885) Sports (1,740) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner





LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera