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Albanian President Ilir Meta Impeached for Violating Constitution
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Albanian President Ilir Meta Impeached for Violating Constitution

Albanian President, Ilir Meta has been impeached by the country’s parliament for violating the constitution. The parliament voted 104-7 to discharge the president on Wednesday, June 9, while three abstained. The final approval lies with Albania’s Constitutional Court within three months. A report following a parliamentary investigation concluded that Meta had violated the constitution with his biased approach against the ruling Socialists during the April 25 parliamentary electoral campaign. The report said Meta violated 16 articles and also incited violence. “Ilir Meta has betrayed the mission of the president of ... Albania,” Prime Minister Edi Rama said in his speech before the vote. “Ilir Meta has humiliated the constitution.” Meta has denounced the investigation and im...
There will be war if anything should happen to Father Mbaka – Ohanaeze youths issue strong warning to DSS
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There will be war if anything should happen to Father Mbaka – Ohanaeze youths issue strong warning to DSS

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has issued a strong warning to the Department of State Services (DSS) that there will be war if the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Father Ejike Mbaka, is harmed after he was summoned to Abuja following his calls for the President's resignation or impeachment over insecurity challenges in the country. While addressing congregants on Sunday, June 6, the Catholic Priest said DSS operatives were at his residence in Enugu state to drop a letter inviting him to their office in Abuja. He also said the security officials at his house did not collect the letter from the DSS operatives. Read here. On Monday, The OYC, in a statement issued by the President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, said it would not tolerate ...
Mbaka allegedly Summoned by DSS after Clash with Presidency.
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Mbaka allegedly Summoned by DSS after Clash with Presidency.

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of the Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) has allegedly been summoned to Abuja by the Department of State Services (DSS) after he called for the President's resignation or impeachment over insecurity challenges in the country, the Cable reports. Addressing congregants on Sunday June 6, the Catholic Priest said DSS operatives were at his residence in Enugu state to drop a letter inviting him to Abuja. He however said those at his house did not collect the letter from the DSS operatives. Mbaka said; “I celebrated mass with some of the leaders of the ministry. By Thursday morning, I got a call from where I was, that the DSS people from Abuja came to the gate, and they came with a letter of invitation to Abuja. Over what? What I cannot...
Senator Demands for Good Reason to Impeach President Buhari
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Senator Demands for Good Reason to Impeach President Buhari

Abdulfatai Buhari, the lawmaker representing Oyo North in the Senate has called for a good reason to initiate the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. Abdulfatai who said this when he paid a Sallah visit to former Governor Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State, stated that impeaching a President has a process. He also cautioned against causing problems that could not be easily solved. The senator said; “Impeaching the President has a process. Anybody calling for the impeachment of the President should give a good reason. Then, we shall table it, discuss it, and the two chambers must come together. Impeaching the President is not what someone can just wake up one day and call for. There is a procedure for it. Why do you want to cause a problem and create confusion that you cannot sol...
Terrorists Are Using Arms Stolen From Our Military To Kill Citizens’ – Senator Ndume
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Terrorists Are Using Arms Stolen From Our Military To Kill Citizens’ – Senator Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has said most of arms and ammunition used by insurgents against Nigerians were stolen from the Nigerian military and other security agencies in the country. Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate, added that the terrorists also get weapons from places like Libya and Chad. “Most of the arms and ammunition they use are the ones they succeed in carting away from the Nigerian soldiers and other armed forces or security agencies,” the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, said on Thursday during an interview on Channels Television. “I know they have some small arms coming from up there like Libya, Chad, and all that but the bulk of the equipment they use are the ones they succeeded in stealing from our armed forces.” Many Nigerians have been calling for ...
Buhari’s Refusal to Give Mbaka Contracts as Compensation for Supporting him has been Eating him up – Presidency
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Buhari’s Refusal to Give Mbaka Contracts as Compensation for Supporting him has been Eating him up – Presidency

The Presidency has finally reacted to the Father Ejike Mbaka's call for President Buhari's impeachment or resignation over the widespread insecurity experienced in the country. Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu in a statement released on behalf of the presidency on Friday April 30, said an outsider would be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka made a complete U-Turn asking President Buhari to resign or be impeached. According to Shehu, Buhari's refusal to give Mbaka contracts as compensation for supporting him has been eating him up. The statement read; An outsider distilling the avalanche of verbiage, will be surprised that after supporting the President two times to win the Presidency, Father Mbaka has made a comple...
Impeachment: Senators, Reps Divided As Afenifere Backs Mbaka’s Verdict On Buhari
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Impeachment: Senators, Reps Divided As Afenifere Backs Mbaka’s Verdict On Buhari

Some senators and members of the House of Representatives as well as sociocultural organisations on Thursday expressed divergent views on the call by the spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka, on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached. The cleric, who publicly supported the candidature of President Buhari in the build-up to the 2015 elections, said “God is angry with the president.” His call for Buhari’s resignation or impeachment came 24 hours after a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi raised the alarm that nobody is safe anymore in the country, and challenged the president to act. While some members of the National Assembly said Father Mbaka was right, others said the suggestion was overkill. The Yoruba sociocu...
The House of Representatives Should Impeach the President if he Doesn’t Want to Resign”- Fr Mbaka says
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The House of Representatives Should Impeach the President if he Doesn’t Want to Resign”- Fr Mbaka says

Worried by the alarming spate of insecurity in the country, the Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, has called for the impeachment of President Buhari. Speaking at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu recently, the clergyman wondered how the President will maintain grave silence despite the wanton killings across the country. “Let me tell you; if it is in a civilized country, by now, President Buhari would have resigned with what is happening. Nigerians are crying because there’s no security in the country, the House of Representatives should impeach the president if he doesn’t want to resign. A good coach cannot watch his players be defeated when he has players sitting down on the bench. It is either Buhari resigns by himself or he wi...
Trump’s Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by FBI
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Trump’s Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by FBI

The New York Upper East Side apartment of Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was raided by the FBI on Wednesday morning, April 28, in connection with the bureau's ongoing investigation into his dealings in Ukraine. Guiliani has been under investigation for more than two years in connection with the criminal case against Lev Parnas and three other associates. Parnas and another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, were accused of a straw donor scheme. Apart from the donor scheme, they also met with Giuliani and introduced him to Ukrainian officials, around the same time with Trump’s first impeachment where he was accused of pressuring Ukranaian president Zelensky to carry out investigations against then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2019. Giuliani, w...
FBI arrests American man suspected of being part of US capitol riots after he’s deported from Kenya
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FBI arrests American man suspected of being part of US capitol riots after he’s deported from Kenya

The FBI has arrested an American linked to January's deadly riots at the US Capitol in Washington DC  after he was deported from Kenya. Isaac Sturgeon, 32, of Dillon, Montana, has been summoned to a court in New York after he arrived at JFK airport over the weekend. Sturgeon is charged with seven counts including shoving a metal barricade into police officers during the riot. He has been released on a $250,000 (£181,000) bond. According to the New York Post, which saw the documents, Mr Sturgeon was deported from the country after an arrest warrant was issued by the FBI. He had been staying in Kenya since 24 January, and was planning to return to the US in April, according to court documents. Recall that in January 6, a mob loyal to Donald Trump stormed the Congres...
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot
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Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot

Former US President Donald Trump and his ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been served in a civil rights lawsuit accusing them and members of far-right extremist groups of inciting the January 6 MAGA riot to prevent Congress from certifying the election. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday, March 3 that attorneys for Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and the NAACP delivered the lawsuit to the former president at Mar-a-Lago. While Giuliani's lawyer, Joseph D. Sibley, accepted the papers on behalf of the former mayor of New York. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, sued the former US President and his ex-lawyer and two right-...
Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace
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Ogun Deputy Speaker Arrested for Breach of Public Peace

Deputy Speaker for the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri has been arrested by the police for ''breach of public peace. '' Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said Kadiri was arrested on charges of alleged assault during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state. He was accused of leading hoodlums to the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state where they attacked him and vandalised his House. They also vandalise the residence of a former State Legislator, Adebiyi Odugbesan. Kadiri who has allegedly accused the SSG and Adegbesan of hoarding the registration materials for the ongoing APC registration and revalidation exercise in the state, is be...
‘Kamala Harris will be Impeached in 2022 if Republicans Take Back the House’ – U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham Warns
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‘Kamala Harris will be Impeached in 2022 if Republicans Take Back the House’ – U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham Warns

U.S. Senator and Trump ally, Lindsey Graham has warned that if Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in next year’s mid-term elections, Vice President Kamala Harris could face impeachment for her tweet supporting a bail fund for Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer It's the first time a top senator from the Republican party will be admitting to plans by the Republican party to revenge against Democrats for twice impeaching Donald Trump Speaking in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” a day after the U.S. Senate acquitted President Trump, the South Carolina Republican said the former president’s impeachment trial, brought forth because of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots, “opened Pandora’s Box.” and would make Republicans want to pay back. “If you use t...
Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized
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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized

The home of one of the attorneys defending former US President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial was vandalized with graffiti. Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department in Chester County said the graffiti was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at attorney Michael van der Veen's residence in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Police said vandals spray-painted the word "TRAITOR" in red on his driveway in suburban Philadelphia. Van der Veen spent the week in Washington, D.C., defending Trump at his impeachment trial over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building. Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday. Pezick said private security has since been hired by the homeowner to protect the residence...
Trump Impeachment Trial 2 : ‘Convict Trump or he can incite capitol riot again’: Prosecutors say as they wrap up argument
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Trump Impeachment Trial 2 : ‘Convict Trump or he can incite capitol riot again’: Prosecutors say as they wrap up argument

Democrats have finished their arguments in Trump's second impeachment trial stating that Donald Trump incited the attack on the US Congress and "he can do this again" if he is not convicted. Impeachment prosecutors argued the January 6 riot incited by Trump has caused long-term harm while they also showed video evidence, accounts from police, congress staff, intelligence officials and foreign media to pursue their case against the former president. Trump's defence team is set to present their arguments today, February 12. Trump's lawyers have previously argued he was using his right to freedom of speech when declaring last November's presidential election fraudulent. The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump last month, accusing him of inciting the riot on...
US House impeachment managers request former President Donald Trump testify at his trial over January 6 riots at the Capitol.
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US House impeachment managers request former President Donald Trump testify at his trial over January 6 riots at the Capitol.

The US House impeachment managers on Thursday requested Donald Trump testify at his upcoming Senate impeachment trial over his role in the January 6 riots at the Capitol. Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin sent a letter to Trump's attorney Thursday requesting that the former US president testifies before or during the upcoming impeachment trial, which begins next Tuesday, arguing that his testimony was needed after he disputed the House's allegations that he incited the insurrection at the Capitol. "Two days ago, you filed an Answer in which you denied many factual allegations set forth in the article of impeachment," Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, wrote. "You have thus attempted to put critical facts at issue notwithstanding the clear and overwhelming evidence of your consti...
“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 
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“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 

US House impeachment managers on Tuesday filed their memorandum for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, laying out claims that he committed impeachable offenses and must be barred from running for federal office again. In the brief, the managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argue that Trump was personally responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They say Trump incited the attack when his efforts to overturn the presidential election failed. "President Trump's responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable," they write in the 80-page document, stating that his "abuse of office threatened and injured our democratic order." "His conduct endangered the life of every single member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful tr...
Trump hires new defence team to fight impeachment
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Trump hires new defence team to fight impeachment

Former US President Donald Trump has hired two new attorneys to head up his impeachment defense team ahead of next week's trial in the Senate.   The Republican was in need of new attorneys following the departure of all five members of his defense team last week. p Lawyers David Schoen and Bruce Castor, both experienced in criminal defense, will now head the new defence team in the trial set to begin in the US Senate on February 9, Trump’s office said in a statement.   In a statement, Trump's office says: "Notably, Schoen has already been working with the 45th President and other advisors to prepare for the upcoming trial, and both Schoen and Castor agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional - a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week."  ...
‘Trump impeachment trial is illegal ‘ – 95% of U.S. Senate Republicans vote that convicting an ex-president is unconstitutional
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‘Trump impeachment trial is illegal ‘ – 95% of U.S. Senate Republicans vote that convicting an ex-president is unconstitutional

It looks like former US president won't be convicted by the US Senate after the Senate tabled an effort by Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday to force a vote on the constitutionality of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.   In order to convict Trump at his trial, at least 17 Republicans will need to vote with all Democrats when the trial begins next month.     Paul's motion saying convicting a president who isn't in office is unconstitutional was killed on a 55-45 vote, with five Republicans joining all Democrats, meaning 45 Republicans voted for Paul's effort. Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania crossed party lines to vote with Democrats. Sign...
US Congress To Deliver Trump Impeachment Charge On Monday
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US Congress To Deliver Trump Impeachment Charge On Monday

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor on Friday. Schumer did not say when Trump’s second impeachment trial would begin. “The House will deliver the article of impeachment to the Senate. The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump. ”It will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. That came the morning after McConnell asked the House to delay sending the charges until next Thursday, and to agree not to start the trial until mid-February. The delay was aimed at giving Trump more time to prepare a defence against the charge that he incited insurrection by his followers who s...
Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him
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Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him

President Donald Trump, irritated at being impeached for a second time, has told people to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN, though aides were not clear if the President was serious about his instructions given he's lashing out at nearly everyone after the day's events. Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice on Wednesday, one week after a mob stormed the US Capitol following a speech by the President that galvanized his supporters to fight against the counting of the electoral votes that would affirm President-elect Joe Biden's win. The insurrection left five people dead, including one Capitol Police officer, and has left the nation's capital and state capitols around the country preparing for potential...
Full Text Of Donald Trump Impeachment Resolution
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Full Text Of Donald Trump Impeachment Resolution

Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate: Article of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors. Article 1: Incitement of insurrection The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives “shall have the sole Power of Impeachment” and that the Pres...
IIhan Omar, Says She’s Drawing Up Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump
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IIhan Omar, Says She’s Drawing Up Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Representative Ilhan Omar has said she's drafting articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. Omar announced the news on Wednesday, just as the National Guard and the FBI were deployed in Washington, DC – after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. Omar, a Democrat rep from Minnesota, tweeted: "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate." "We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath." Earlier in the day on Wednesday, senators met to certify Joe Biden's 2020 election. Although the action was a formality, some Republicans voted against affirming Biden's election, claiming allegations of voter fraud.
PDP Reps Demand Impeachment Of Buhari
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PDP Reps Demand Impeachment Of Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the House of Representatives has called on members of the Green Chamber, to commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari. They opine, he is incapable of continuing as the leader of the country. Besides, the section of PDP lawmakers in the Green Chamber, urged members of his cabinet to declare him incapacitated, invoking section 144 of the 1999 constitution. By Clever Advertising The caucus “wants Nigerians to compel their representatives in the National Assembly to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari for gross incompetence and persistent and continuous breach of Section 14(2)(b) of the 1999 Constitution. The Section provides ” the security and welfare of the people shall b...
9 members of Ondo house of assembly kick against removal of Iroju Ogundeji as Deputy Speaker
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9 members of Ondo house of assembly kick against removal of Iroju Ogundeji as Deputy Speaker

Nine members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have condemned the impeachment of Iroju Ogundeji as the Deputy Speaker of the House.   The lawmakers who described the impeachment as unlawful, pointed out that section 92 sub 2C of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended requires a two-thirds majority and the provisions of the standing order of the House for the impeachment of the Speaker or his Deputy.   Two lawmakers – the Former Majority Leader, Jamiu Maito, representing Irele State Constituency and Ademola Edamisan – while speaking on behalf of the nine members said the motion for the impeachment of the deputy speaker was never moved at the session.   They declared the action as null and void and further stressed that it will ...
Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker
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Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Irioju Ogundeji and another member of the House, Adewale Williams have been suspended for kicking against the impeachment of governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi. The Deputy Governor had been served an impeachment notice by 14 members of the house on grounds of an alleged gross misconduct, financial recklessness and negligence of duty among others. However Ogundeji and Adewale Williams who were among the nine lawmakers that kicked against the impeachment processes against Mr Ajayi on Tuesday July 7, were suspended for alleged unruly behaviour. It was further gathered that another lawmaker said to be Ajayi's supporter, Jamiu Maito also resigned from his position as the majority leader of the assembly .
Kaduna House of Assembly Members Fight Over Mace after Impeaching Deputy Speaker
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Kaduna House of Assembly Members Fight Over Mace after Impeaching Deputy Speaker

Some Kaduna lawmakers engaged in a free-for-all fight shortly after impeaching the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and swearing-in a new one. LIB reported earlier that Mukhtar Isa Hazo, the former deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly was impeached after his colleagues passed a vote of no confidence on him. The fight ensued after Hon. Liman Dahiru, the lawmaker representing Makera Constituency broke into the floor of the Assembly and seized the mace. However before he could leave the complex, he was grabbed by the Sergeant at Arm while other members quickly rushed in to retrieve the mace from him. This led to a rowdy session at the assembly, before Dahiru was dragged out. The Nation reported that the lawmaker who attempted seizing the maze was seen later ...
Trump should call America’s representatives at African Development Bank to order — HURIWA
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Trump should call America’s representatives at African Development Bank to order — HURIWA

Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has confirmed that the entire body of the organised civil rights community in Nigeria have passed a vote of confidence on the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. The group has resolved to send a letter of protest to the President of the United States of America Mr. Donald Trump, to call his Treasury Secretary to order so as to stop the attempt to destabilise AfDB. HURIWA has, therefore, objected to the insistence of the US Treasury Department that the current President of AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, should be investigated by the so-called external examiners when in actual fact the Ethics Committee of the bank, headed by a Japanese, had already granted a clean bill of health t...
Reps Speaker, Gbajabiamila Faces Impeachment Over ‘Infectious Disease Control Bill’
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Reps Speaker, Gbajabiamila Faces Impeachment Over ‘Infectious Disease Control Bill’

As controversy continues to trail the Infectious Disease Control Bill before the House of Representatives, the Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila’s seat seems to be hanging in the balance as forces not comfortable with his recent style of leadership are said to be moving against him. Nigerian Pilot reliably gathered that the recent face-off between the leadership of the House led by Gbajabiamila, the state governors and former Speaker of the House and now governor of Sokoto state, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal may cause Gbajabiamila his seat if not properly handled. According to the source, the governors who are allegedly not happy with the way the House of Representatives responded to their advice that the Infectious Disease Control Bill be “stepped down” until proper consultations are made...
Drama As Donald Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Sparked Impeachment Process
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Drama As Donald Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Sparked Impeachment Process

Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats. The US president chose a Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, to tell the House of Representatives and Senate intelligence committees of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson. In a letter, Trump claimed it was “vital” that he had confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general, and “that is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general”. The president would nominate an individual who has his full confidence at a later date, he added. There was swift condemnation from Democrats. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate, said: “Pre...
Trump Boosts Pic of his Face-tan line, Slams Democrats in Twitter Spree
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Trump Boosts Pic of his Face-tan line, Slams Democrats in Twitter Spree

President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tear Saturday — retweeting an embarrassing picture of himself and ridiculing the Democratic Party for its troubles in the Iowa caucus and his impeachment acquittal. “This was photoshopped, obviously,” Trump wrote over a photo that revealed the obvious limits of his fake facial tan. Several versions of the snap had been making the rounds on social media. “The wind was strong and the hair looks good?” he continued. “Anything to demean!” Earlier, the president needled the Democrats with a quote from Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who told Fox News on Friday that “This has been, in my whole career, one of the worst weeks ever.” “She could have had a much better week if Crazy Nancy, who is the most overrated person in politics (going to l...
What Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Teach Nigeria – Oke Umurhohwo
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What Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Teach Nigeria – Oke Umurhohwo

After a long wait, the jury has come out with a verdict– President Donald Trump would not be removed from office. This brings to end months of nightmares for Trump who faced a major onslaught to boot him out of office. Lucky for him, his Republican-dominated Senate acquitted him on all charges leveled against him and wrote-off his impeachment by the Democrats dominated House of Representatives. For three weeks, the US Senate entertained fierce arguments from House of Representatives managers and Trump’s counsels on what turned out to become a divisive issue in that country politics. The Democrats are adamant that Trump “abused office and obstructed Congress” from its legitimate duty and threw its numerical advantage at the House of Representatives to impeach him from office. But ...
Post Impeachment drama: Trump and Nancy Pelosi attack each other over ‘faith, prayers and dignity’
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Post Impeachment drama: Trump and Nancy Pelosi attack each other over ‘faith, prayers and dignity’

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have started a new phase of post impeachment drama after Trump this week survived the Democrats attempt to impeach him. Trump, at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, which both Trump and Pelosi attended, thanked "courageous Republican politicians who had the wisdom, fortitude and strength to do what everyone knows was right." He then made implicit references to Nancy Pelosi and Mitt Romney (the only Republican Senator who voted against Trump) as people who use their faith as an excuse to do wrong' "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong nor do I like people who say, 'I pray for you,' when they know that's not so. So many people have been hurt and we can't let that go...
US House Speaker Pelosi Breaks Silence As Senate Acquits Trump Of Impeachment Charges
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US House Speaker Pelosi Breaks Silence As Senate Acquits Trump Of Impeachment Charges

US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has frowned at the acquittal of President Donald Trump by the Senate. Democrats had alleged he withheld military aid to Ukraine and asked the country to move against Joe Biden, his political rival. They impeached President Trump in the House after he was impeached in the House of Representatives. But on Wednesday, Senators voted that he was not guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against Trump in the 52-48 vote. The Senate needed a two-third vote to remove Trump from office. In her reaction, Pelosi called him a “rogue president” and said he was a “threat” to America. She said: “Our Founders put safeguards in the Constitution to protect against a rogue president. They neve...
Impeachment: Democrats Conclude Final Arguments, Call For Trump’s Conviction
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Impeachment: Democrats Conclude Final Arguments, Call For Trump’s Conviction

Democratic prosecutors wrapped up their final arguments at President Donald Trump’ s Senate impeachment trial on Monday with an impassioned appeal for his conviction for abuse of power. “ You can’ t trust this president to do the right thing, ” chief House prosecutor Adam Schiff said in his closing speech on the Senate floor. “ He will not change and you know it . “ History will not be kind to Donald Trump, ” Schiff said , urging senators to find the “ courage to stand up to him . ” The California lawmaker told the 100 senators who will decide Trump ’s fate that the founders of the United States “ gave you a remedy and they meant for you to use it. ” “ Now do impartial justice and convict him ,” he said . The Senate is to vote at 4:00 pm ( 2100 GMT ) on Wednesday on the charges of abu...
Trump Denies Tellling Bolton to Pressure Ukraine
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Trump Denies Tellling Bolton to Pressure Ukraine

President Donald Trump denied Friday a new report that he instructed his then national security advisor John Bolton to get directly involved in a secret plot to pressure Ukraine’s president for personal political gain. According to The New York Times, quoting from an as-yet-unpublished book by Bolton, Trump ordered his advisor to set up a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his own private lawyer Rudy Giuliani. The previously unreported order was delivered in May 2019, two months before the July phone call Trump made to Zelensky, asking him for a “favor,” that triggered impeachment in Congress for alleged abuse of power. The purpose of the meeting, according to Bolton, was for Giuliani to pressure Zelensky to help Trump in digging up dirt on one of his mai...
Donald Trump will be cleared on Wednesday!: Senators vote 51-49 against calling witnesses in Impeachment trial
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Donald Trump will be cleared on Wednesday!: Senators vote 51-49 against calling witnesses in Impeachment trial

Donald Trump's impeachment trial at the senate is set to end next week Wednesday after the senators on Friday night, voted 51-49 against calling witnesses to testify in the ongoing impeachment trial. The witnesses are needed by Democrats to corroborate House of Reps allegations that Trump abused his power and obstructed congress by withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigations into his political rival, Joe Biden. Following a dramatic Friday where new revelations came from former National Security advisor John Bolton saying Trump told him to assist his pressure campaign on Ukraine, and that White House counsel Pat Cipollone was in the room at the time, Senators arrived in the Capitol for four hours of debate on whether to call witnesses. Two Republicans, M...
Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama
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Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama

Trump's legal legal team on Monday night opened up an all-out attack on Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice president Joe Biden and Barack Obama on the second day of its defense of the president. The defense team unleashed White House advisor Pam Bondi to accuse Hunter of cashing in on his powerful father as vice president to take on the role of a board member in a corrupt Ukrainian oil firm, even though Hunter had no previous knowledge or experience in the oil sector. Trump is being tried in the senate over allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of congress after he allegedly withdrew military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival - Joe Biden in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine's president Zelensky. Trump in releasing the tr...
Day 2 of Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial: Here’s What Happened
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Day 2 of Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial: Here’s What Happened

On Day 2 of US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial by the US Senate which lasted 13 hours, the Democrat House managers started their case against the president, arguing why he should be removed from office .                      Trump is being tried in the Senate for allegations brought by the House that he abused his office and obstructed justice by withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigation by the Ukrainian government into his political rival, Joe Biden.                        Adam Schiff, the leader of the House Managers, prosecuting the House Of Reps impeachment articles against Trump, said the impeachment case  "paints an overwhelming and damning picture of the president's efforts to use the powers of his office to corruptly solicit foreign help in ...
Photos From the Historic Trump Impeachment Trial Currently Ongoing at the Senate
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Photos From the Historic Trump Impeachment Trial Currently Ongoing at the Senate

This afternoon, the US Senate started the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump based on charges from the House of Representatives that he Abused his office and obstructed Justice by holding off military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival, Joe Biden.                                       The Senate controlled by Trump's republican party will have a major say in determining how the proceedings go, with many political analysts believing the charges against Trump will be dismissed/discharged. Trump is being represented by his lawyers while the House of Reps is represented by House Impeachment managers. See more photos of the senate impeachment trial currently going on.                                    ...
Trump Impeachment Trial To Get Underway Today In US Senate
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Trump Impeachment Trial To Get Underway Today In US Senate

The Senate trial of President Donald Trump is due to get underway in earnest at 1 pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday, only the third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history. The 100 members of the upper chamber will gather for what is likely to be the first full day of proceedings in the case. Last week, senators and the chief justice were sworn in. Since then, the Democratic Party lawmakers who will head the prosecution, known as the House managers, have filed their legal brief and Trump’s defence team has done the same. The president is accused firstly of having abused the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation of his domestic political rival, Joe Biden, in order to potentially help Trump’s re-election campaign. The second article of im...
Pelosi Signs And Submits Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump (Video)
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Pelosi Signs And Submits Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump (Video)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed a resolution Wednesday afternoon authorizing seven trial managers to deliver the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate. Opening arguments in President Trump's Senate trial will begin on Tuesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After weeks of rhetorical fire and fury, a handful of U.S. House members walked quietly across a hushed Capitol on Wednesday to deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, paving the way for the trial of President Donald Trump. Led by the House of Representatives’ sergeant at arms and the House clerk carrying the documents on a tray, seven House managers walked through a nearly empty Statuary Hall and the soaring Capitol rotunda. More than a dozen Senate Democrat...
US Senate Leadership Set Date For Trump’s Trial After Nancy Pelosi Decides To Submit Articles Of Impeachment
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US Senate Leadership Set Date For Trump’s Trial After Nancy Pelosi Decides To Submit Articles Of Impeachment

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel has announced next week Tuesday as the start date for Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said she plans to hold a vote on impeachment managers on Wednesday so that the House could send the impeachment articles over to the Senate.     House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who started impeachment proceedings against US president Donald Trump last year for allegedly withholding financial military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigating political rival Joe Biden, attempted to withhold impeachment articles from being sent to the senate until she received assurances that the process will be 'fair', but her hopes backfired, and she now faces a race against time to finish up impeachment pr...
US Speaker, Nancy Pelosi Gets ‘Enough Testimony’ To Remove Trump From Office
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US Speaker, Nancy Pelosi Gets ‘Enough Testimony’ To Remove Trump From Office

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there is ‘enough testimony’ against Trump to remove him from office *Democrats are getting set for a formal vote needed to send two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she believes the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump produced “enough testimony to remove him from office” when the case moves to the Senate. Speaker Pelosi will meet with the House Democratic caucus early Tuesday to prepare for the formal vote required to send the Senate the two articles of impeachment passed by the House last month. The Senate trial is expected to be held quickly, with Republicans holding enough votes to easily dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Pelosi has withheld the...
Trump Impeachment Process Begins In Senate
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Trump Impeachment Process Begins In Senate

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate as early as next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday, setting the stage for his long-awaited trial. U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks ahead of a House vote on a War Powers Resolution amid the stalemate surrounding the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, as she holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, has been engaged in a three-week cat-and-mouse game with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the rules for Trump’s trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats have demanded it include new w...
Shehu Sani Reacts To Nigerians Celebrating Donald Trump’s Impeachment
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Shehu Sani Reacts To Nigerians Celebrating Donald Trump’s Impeachment

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central senator, has criticised Nigerians rejoicing over the impeachment of United States President, Donald Trump. The vote followed weeks of testimony, related to his dealings with Ukraine. 230 to 197 votes in the Democratic-majority House saw to the impeachment of the US president. Trump will, however, remain in office until he is tried and convicted by the senate. Some Nigerians took to social media page rejoicing about the democrats’ move, urging Nigerian leaders to emulate them. But, Sani reacting on his Twitter page urged those celebrating Trump’s impeachment to also summon the courage to face their president. He wrote: “I have seen some of our African Brothers notorious for defending the excesses and evil of their leaders at home but are no...
Trump Impeachment, Lesson To Leaders That Power Is Transient – Ebenezer Babatope
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Trump Impeachment, Lesson To Leaders That Power Is Transient – Ebenezer Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport on Thursday said the impeachment of US President, Donald Trump by the House of Representatives is a lesson to all world leaders that power is transient. He however said like the the case of former US president, Bill Clinton, the impeachment will be quashed by the US Senate. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Babatope, a chieftain of the PDP said ” The impeachment of Donald Trump will fail at the Senate. Apparently, it is going to be the same thing that happened when Bill Clinton was impeached for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a woman, Monica Lewinsky”. ” He was impeached in the House but it was stopped at the Senate. The same will happen to Donald Trump”. “What we can learn from it is that power is trans...
They Are Not After Me, They Are After You – Donald Trump Reacts To Impeachment
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They Are Not After Me, They Are After You – Donald Trump Reacts To Impeachment

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines, much the way it has divided the nation, over a charge that the 45th president abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. . . The House then approved a second charge, that he obstructed Congress in its investigation. The articles of impeachment, the political equivalent of an indictment, now go to the Senate for trial. . . If Trump is acquitted by the Republican-led chamber, as expected, he still would have to run for reelec...
Donald Trump Impeachment Doesn’t Mean Removal From Office
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Donald Trump Impeachment Doesn’t Mean Removal From Office

Impeachment doesn't mean removal from office, but it's often a prelude to removing a public official from office. To impeach is to “charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office.” In other words, it means to formally accuse a public official of a crime. In the United States, it is only the House of Representatives that has the power to impeach the president. The next procedure after impeachment is trial and then removal or acquittal. In the US, only the Senate has the power to try and remove or acquit a president who has been impeached (by the House of Representatives). Only two presidents have been impeached in America’s history, and both were acquitted by the Senate. They are President Andrew Johnson (America’s 17th president who was ac...
US Speaker, Pelosi Reveals Next Action After Trump’s Impeachment
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US Speaker, Pelosi Reveals Next Action After Trump’s Impeachment

US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said that the House would not commit to sending the articles of President Donald Trump’s impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday. The lawmaker told a post-impeachment-vote news conference that “That would have been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there.” Some progressives have urged Democratic leaders to withhold the articles until Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, agrees to procedures for the Senate trial that Democrats have called for, as well as agreeing to bring in firsthand witnesses like acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to testify, according to CNN. Pelosi said Democrats will make the decision “as a group” on when to send the articles to the Senate. “We cann...

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