Armed men storm the senate, stealing mace

Armed men storm Nigeria’s senate, stealing mace

The Senate was on high alert Wednesday after armed men interrupted a session at Nigeria’s parliament, stealing its mace . . .

 The men were allegedly led by suspended lawmaker Ovie Omo-Agege who seized the symbol of authority from the upper red chambers sitting in Abuja, the Senate said.

The incident was branded “an act of treason” by Aliyu Abdullahi, a Senate spokesman who said the lawmaker was trying to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Armed men storm Nigeria’s senate, stealing mace

Laws cannot be passed by Nigeria’s Senate in the absence of the mace, a symbol of authority binding decisions taken on the Senate floor. Despite the incident, sessions continued Wednesday in the 109-member assembly with a spare mace, Shehu Sani, a senator . . .

Thugs invade Nigerian Senate Plenary, Snatch Mace (PHOTOS) Thugs invade Nigerian Senate Plenary, Snatch Mace (PHOTOS)

Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege have invaded the red chambers and forcefully taken away the mace . . .

Nigeria Senate Mace Theft Augurs Tensions Ahead of 2019 Vote

A suspended senator led armed men into Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber in a plenary session Wednesday, stealing the mace in a dramatic twist that signals political turmoil ahead of presidential polls in 2019.

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Nigeria Senate Mace Theft Augurs Tensions Ahead of 2019 Vote

A suspended senator led armed men into Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber in a plenary session Wednesday, stealing the mace in a dramatic twist that signals political turmoil ahead of presidential polls in 2019 . . .

Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman

Three men burst into Nigeria’s Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature’s ceremonial mace, in an incident the body’s spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended.

Police arrest Senator Omo-Agege over mace theft Police arrest Senator Omo-Agege over mace theft

Men of the Nigeria Police arrested Senator Ovie Omo-Agege immediately after the plenary . . .

Watch: Moment Police arrested Suspended Lawmaker, Omo-AgegeWatch: Moment Police arrested Suspended Lawmaker, Omo-Agege

The police have arrested Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, who led some unidentified persons to cart away the mace of the senate . . .

© 2018 Nigerian News Desk

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