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Reps approve extension of Emergency Rule in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

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By Emman Ovuakporie
ABUJA – FINALLY, Members of the House of Representatives,yesterday gave a nod to President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the Emergency Rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe after a 3 hour closed door session with service chiefs.

Also, the service chiefs made it clear that no election can hold in the three troubled states as Nigeria was at war.

Speaker Aminu Tambuwal who presided at Thursday’s  plenary before putting the issue to a voice vote said,”we agreed yesterday,Wednesday, to vote on the extension of emergency  rule and after an exhaustive meeting with the service chiefs on their operations so far we agreed to vote on it.

When he eventually put it to a voice, a thunderous ay carried the day.

Briefing journalists after plenary yesterday on the outcome of members meeting, Chairman of House Committee on Media, Rep Zakari Mohammed said:

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