OrderPaperToday – The National Assembly complex has been thrown into a huge confusion some unidentified men numbering between 4 and 7 intruded the Senate plenary and successfully carted away with the mace which is the Senate’s symbol of authority.

Unconfirmed reports say the recently suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta) was sighted alongside the fierce looking men.

Omo-Agege reportedly managed to make his way into the chambers despite his suspension at about 11:15 am. Senators were left in shock as they sighted him and  his company getting into the chamber. It was amidst this unusual event that the men forcefully made away with the mace in a commando-like fashion, successfully beating security operatives in the Senate.

Following the shocking episode, the presiding officer, Senator Ike Ekweremadu declared that “the Senate has been invaded” and plenary was immediately aborted before it even took off.

Recall that last Thursday, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was suspended for 90 legislative days for his comments on the electoral act amendment bill which he said was targeted at the President Muhammadu Buhari.

Details later…

 

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Damilola Zebulun Adeniran
Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is a Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellow. He is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank Group. Also, Damilola's written work on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA and the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) Marketplace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.

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