Senate rubbishes impeachment call

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ABUJA— The senate, yesterday, described as rubbish the call by the opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, that the National Assembly should com-mence impeachment pro-ceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan for alleged gross misconduct.

MaceChairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Enyinnaya Abaribe, told newsmen in Abuja, “the Senate’s direction to this call is that it is utter rubbish deserving no other comment.”

Senate, also in the closed-door session, was said to have discussed issues bothering on security, especially the extension of the emergen-cy rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states and decided to invite security chiefs to brief the Senate on the security situation in the states involved.

It will be recalled that Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, at the stakeholders hearing in Abuja, Mon-day, said if the security situation in the North-East, especially the states that are under emergency rule, does not change, there would be no elections in the affected states in 2015.

It was further gathered that the two chambers, after heated arguments, decided to fix the oil benchmark for the 2014 Medium Term Expenditure Framework at $77.5 per barrel.

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