Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
BREAKING NEWS: Senate calls for Buhari’s impeachment

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 26/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,602

•The Senate during plenary
•The Senate during plenary

Nigerian Senators have lashed President Muhammadu Buhari over the payment of $496mn for the purchase of Tucano jets from the USA without the approval of the National Assembly.

They went further to call for his impeachment.

This followed a motion moved by lawmaker representing Edo South, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, during plenary of Thursday, for the invocation of Section 143 of 1999 Constitution, due to the Presidency’s act.

The Senator said: “It’s a violation of Section 80 subsection 1, 2, 3, 4. The procedure of the expenditure is wrong. There ought to be an appropriation before such an expenditure. I hereby request that the Senate President should invoke Section 18 of the Constitution.”

Earlier, there was an executive communication during the plenary on Thursday, on the request of the President on the inclusion of USD 496,374,470 (equivalent of N151,394,494,335.00) in the year 2018 Appropriation Bill for the purchase of Super Tucano Aircraft from the US Government, read by Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan.

Reacting on the development, lawmaker representing Enugu North, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, said: “This Tucano helicopters are to be brought in 2020, why include it now in appropriation. This is an impeachable offense.”

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, in his comment, said that President Buhari’s action was a breach of constitution. He said: “We are not ignorant of the security challenges that is going on in the country and how it affects the stability of our country. I appreciate the efforts of the Federal Government to bring an end to the killings in Nigeria but this is no reason to breach the Constitution.”

The matter was however forwarded to the Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters.

Source News Express

Posted 26/04/2018 1:39:33 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
U.S. Appeals Court stops teenage girl’s attempt to...

Buhari surrounded by sycophants — Sen Shehu Sani...

Akpabio charges successor to focus on employment generation...

Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees...

Court upholds the world’s toughest law on cigarette...

ICPC to declare Senator Jang wanted over alleged...

Commotion in the Senate as Abaribe declares Buhari...

FRSC urges motorists to avoid night trips during...

Kaduna Govt. visits Zaria flood victims, condoles family...

DFID organises workshop to promote good governance, delivery...

PDP decries attack on journalists in Kaduna

1.9m metric tons of fish needed in Nigeria...


Latest News R-APC will leave APC, with or without Saraki – Baraje PDP chieftain shot dead in Lagos during meeting Police dismiss 4 SARS operatives for robbery, other crimes Boko Haram invades Chad, slaughters 18, kidnaps 10 women Dasuki: ‘Buhari misled by northern cabals’ Police arrest five PDP chieftains over killing of LG chairman JAMB remits N7.8bn as examination surplus Dickson urges stronger unity in Osun PDP before guber polls Fears of arrest, abuse by Govs may kill State Police Bill – Sen. Ibrahim 2018 Budget: Minister replies HEDA’s FOI request on inserted projects ICPC, YAF convene anti-corruption summit in Abuja New National Carrier: NCAC chief admonishes FG against free tickets to politicians, govt. officials


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (363,951 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,386 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,830 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (236,119 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,572 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (213,056 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (187,231 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (169,227 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,646 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,427 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,197 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,275 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,365) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,160) Interview (159) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,359) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,652) Religion (790) Sports (1,613) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera