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Drama as Lagos lawmaker, Moshood Oshun, walks out on speaker

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A Lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland 1 at the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Moshood Oshun has walked out on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa over allocation of a seat during the plenary session on Tuesday.

The Speaker had directed the Lawmaker to take his allocated seat instead of the one he was sitting on.

Upon this directive, the lawmaker said, he had earlier complained that the seat allocated to him was not convenient.

The Speaker, thereafter, told Oshun, If everyone chooses his or her seat, how would the chamber looked.

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Obasa, therefore, stated that Oshun should comply with the rule of the House or should take a leave.

At this point, Oshun takes a walk out of the chamber.

Recall that the House had in March removed two of its principal officers, the Chief Whip, Rotimi Abiru, and the Deputy Majority Leader, Olumuyiwa Jimoh.

Two other members of the House, Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland Constituency II) and Kazeem Raheem Adewale (Ibeji Lekki Constituency II) were also suspended indefinitely.

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Announcing the suspension of the members, the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, stated that the House is the hope of the people and the heartbeat of democracy should be well guided.

“I hereby invoke Section 68 and Section 70 4 (a, b) 2 and 3 of the House Rules in respect of gross misconduct, insubordination, and action that can destabilize this House. I hereby move that Moshood Oshun and Raheem Adewale be placed on suspension indefinitely,” the Speaker said.

The two decisions were supported through voice-votes by members present during plenary. Notice and change in the leadership were contained in a letter read on the floor of the House by the Clerk, Azeez Sanni.

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Sanni stated that the 26 members that signed the letter urged the House “to change the leadership of the House, including Rotimi Abiru as the Chief Whip and Olumuyiwa Jimoh as Deputy Chief Whip.”

However, the suspension of the four lawmakers had been lifted after the intervention of the party hierarchy.

 

 

 

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Kogi Assembly seeks govt. to immortalize first female combatant helicopter pilot

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Kogi House of Assembly on Thursday called on the State Government to immortalize the first female Combatant Helicopter Pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on Tuesday in Kaduna.

The call is indicated in a resolution of the House following the adoption of an oral motion moved by Mr. Kilani Olumo, (APC-Ijumu) at Plenary.

Presenting the motion, Olumo said that the deceased pilot who died at the age of 24 years had contributed her quota to the on-going fight against insecurity, crime, and criminality in the country in her short but eventful lifespan.

The legislator noted that her death was painful, describing it as a great loss to the country and Kogi.

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Oluomo said that immortalizing the late pilot should be seen from the perspective of reward for hard work and dedication to the protection of the nation’s territorial integrity as well as encouragement for the younger generation to embrace hard work.

The lawmaker prayed to God to grant the family and Nigeria Air Force and the state, the grace to bear the loss.

Alhaji Isah Umar Tenimu (APC-Lokoja I), while seconding the motion, described it as timely in view of the efforts of the late Pilot to the nation’s security and territorial integrity.

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Speaker of the House Matthew Kolawole, in his ruling, urged the state government to urgently immortalize the young icon in view of her immense contributions to the security of the nation.

The house observed a minute silence in honor of the first Nigerian female combatant helicopter pilot, an indigene of  Ijumu Local Government Area of the state.

It would be recalled that Tolulope Arotile, 24, a graduate of Mathematics from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna; had her professional training in South Africa, qualified as a Helicopter Bomber Officer and was winged into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 2019.

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She was the first female Nigerian to be so decorated and was on a one week rest after returning from an operation against bandits in Katsina when she died in an accident in Kaduna.

Her father, Mr. Akintunde Arotile, said that  his daughter was not only of high Intelligence Quotient (IQ) but simply “wonderful” adding, “I just thank God that she was able to achieve her dreams as a baby, to fly an aircraft one day.”

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Photographer lives in camera-shaped house, names sons Canon, Nikon and Epson (Video)

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A 49-year-old professional photographer Ravi Hongal from Belgaum, India has taken his passion for the profession to another level by naming his three sons after iconic camera brands – Canon, Nikon and Epson.

Not only that, but he also spent a small fortune on a three-story villa shaped like a giant camera.

He reportedly spent around $95,000 on the house that is shaped like a giant vintage camera, complete with a lens-shaped window, flash, and even a giant SD card.

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A local news blog All About Belgaum reports that although he wasn’t the best student of photography, he was always shooting pictures with Pentax and Zenit cameras.

He later started his own photography business and named his studio after his wife, Rani.

But as if Ravi’s obsession with photography wasn’t already obvious, he decided to put it on full display by having his three story house designed as a giant grey camera featuring all kinds of photo-related elements, like a lens, a giant camera flash, SD card, several film reels, as well as the names of his sons – Canon, Nikon and Epson.

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His unusual home was recently showcased in a Caters clip and while only the exterior is visible, the description claims that the interior decorations are along the same lines, with ceilings and walls designed as different parts of a camera.

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As IPOB leader, I can destroy anywhere I want, Nnamdi Kanu boasts (Video)

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The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has declared himself a very powerful man.

Kanu in his recent broadcast on Radio Biafra said as the leader of IPOB who has over two million men under his command, he can decide who lives or dies.

The UK-based Biafra agitator who is reportedly in Germany presently, also boasted that he has the power to destroy anywhere he wants to have destroyed.

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