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Immunity For Lawmakers Will Foster Corruption-NBA Chairman

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The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe branch, Prince Abimbola Sunday Abimbola has frowned at the idea of granting immunity to lawmakers.

Prince Abimbola urged Nigerians to resist the idea in totality.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with www.theoctopusnews.com, Prince Abimbola criticised the idea, adding that the treatment should also be accorded  to the judiciary if the legislature is to be granted immunity.

“You can see the way they humiliated Saraki out of office, they prosecuted him, distracted him and now the remaining of them are asking for immunity for themselves, why not for the judiciary too?

“After they have disgraced Onnoghen from office, who is next? This push for immunity is to encourage corruption.

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“When Orji Uzor Kalu accused Obasanjo of  corruption, he waved his immunity to defend himself. That is how it should be, immunity should be removed across board. If they can’t give it across board, then it should be removed. What is good for the goose, is good for the gander, they are triplet babies, and what applies to the first that comes out of the womb, applies to the two others, ” Abimbola stated.

Recall that the bill to grant members of both states and federal legislature immunity recently passed its second reading at the House of Representatives.

If passed into law, it would be difficult to prosecute indicted lawmakers while in office.

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Spnsored by Olusegun Odebunmi, lawmaker representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere Federal Constituency of Oyo State, the bill seeks to alter Section 308 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to extend immunity to cover presiding officers of legislative institutions.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who is not in support of the bill said that he would only agree to it if it was proposed to take effect from 2023.

However, the lawmakers later resolved that the bill should be pushed to Nigerians through a public hearing to accept or reject it.

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  1. Ayo Amos Agun

    March 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Honourable S. Abimbola is talking from the point of view of a responsible, selfless & service-conscious Lawmakers. Our National Assembly will do better if peoplelike him are involved.
    God bless Nigeria with the right leaders.

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Pastor Adeboye Reacts To Death Of UNIBEN Undergraduate Inside RCCG

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has reacted to the rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa.

Omozuwa, a UNIBEN undergraduate was raped and killed in one of the branches of the RCCG.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye reacted to the murder of the girl on Instagram.

 

He wrote: “All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation. #justiceforuwa”

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The RCCG also released a statement. In it, they explained why Omozuwa was in church during the lockdown, how she was found, and the actions taken after she was found lying in the pool of her blood.

 

Read the full statement below.

 

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

Pastor EA Adeboye reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student, Uwa Omozuwa, in one of the branches of his church

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See How Nigerians Are Reacting To The Death Of Uwa Vera Omozuwa

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Criticism and condemnation has been the general reaction to the death of the raped and murdered UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Vera Omozuwa.

22-year-old Omozuwa was reading in a church when she was attacked.

A few other people have however shared some shocking comments in reaction to the assault.

 

Some men took to Facebook to react to the news of her death by blaming her for going to read in church. Others went as far as defending rapists and claiming that women enjoy rape even when they are crying.

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Below are a few reactions:

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FG Slashes Petrol Pump Price

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has once again slashed the price petroleum products.

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA ) announced the reduction of the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N121.50 from N123 per litre.

In a memo titled “A.4/9/017/C.2/IV/701 31“, the PPPRA also disclosed that the ex-depot price band is now N100. 13 and N108. 13 per litre while ex-depot for collection is N108. 78 and N111.78 per litre for the month of June.

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Marketers were directed to comply and operate within the indicative prices. The memo read;

 

“Please recall the recently approved pricing regime which became effective 19th March 2020 and the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which Petroleum Marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations.

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of May and considering Marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise of a new PMS guiding pump mice with corresponding Ex-Depot price for the month of June, 2020, as follows:

“Price Band: N121. 50 N123. 50/Litre Ex-Depocorresponding. 13 N104. 13/Litre Ex-Depot for Collection: N109. 78 N1 1 1. 78/Litre.”

 

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