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Senate in a fix over conflicting Appeal Court judgments on Emodi

Chief Alphonsus Igbeke who obtained a court judgment penultimate Thursday to remove Senator Joy Emodi from the Senate may have perfected a way upstaging legislators from his native Anambra State in the courts

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Has the Joy of the Senate been restrained?

Why Senator Joy Emodi was dubbed the Joy of the Senate by the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has never been revealed. But the woman who was removed from the Senate last Thursday by the Court of Appeal was an accomplished legislator who left a memorable legacy in her legislative and personal conducts that inspired joy in the gloomiest days of the Senate.

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Jonathan: Winners and Losers

Last Tuesday’s resolution which captured President Umaru Yar‘Adua’s BBC interview as a transmission to the National Assembly of his medical incapacitation may have stretched the limits of reasoning. But it undoubtedly was a definite solution to the constitutional logjam that befell the country.

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One week to be proud of the Nigerian Senate

It was the first time President Shagari would be known to have publicly visited the National Assembly in Abuja.
The letter handed over to Senator Mark echoed the resolution adopted by the Senate the day before urging President Yar‘Adua to comply with constitutional provisions requiring him to handover to his deputy while on holiday or medical vacation.

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Omisore! Omisore!!

Without Omisore or Omoworare to represent Ife East in the Senate there is no doubt that the real losers would be the people of Osun East who would be deprived of the privileges that a Senator would otherwise fight for them. In Omisore’s case, some colleagues accused him of cornering some major water projects for the South in the 2009 budget to Osun East for his constituency!

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