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03082018 - Impeachment threats shadow plans to reconvene NASS

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03082018 - Impeachment threats shadow plans to reconvene

Saraki becomes National Leader of PDP, thanks party for accepting returnees 3 DEFECTIONS: God'll continue to fish We've 22 states, 53 senators, no more defections from APC 4 out bad eggs among us — BUHARI 3 —OKOROCHA There's cheapening of lives under Buhari's govt — SOYINKA 3 ** VOL. 26: NO. 63607 FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018 Impeachment threats shadow plans to reconvene NASS •There are issues pending for NASS to reconvene—APC LAWMAKERS •There's nothing urgent to warrant reconvening —PDP LAWMAKERS •APC should be careful not to truncate democracy — PDP •Saraki hasn't violated any law by defecting — AHMED RAJI, SAN Death PDP HOSTS DEFECTORS FROM APC penalty unacceptable, Catholic Church declares GRIDLOCK: Apapa corridor of Lagos- Ibadan rail project begins next week —FG 46 10 Imo: Madumere, ex-dep gov's 15 security personnel withdrawn COLUMNISTS: OWEI 30 AZU 36 DONU 17 GWANGWAZO 30 SOLUDO 44 ABOVE: From left: Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Gov Ortom of Benue, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, PDP Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and other party stalwarts as the PDP welcomed defecting members of the APC to its 81st National Executive Council meeting at its Wadata Plaza headquarters in Abuja, yesterday. LEFT: Secondus and Saraki acknowledging cheers from party supporters before the meeting. Photos: Abayomi Adeshida. SEE INSIDE By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Henry Umoru & Emman Ovuakporie ABUJA—The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, buoyed by the influx of bigwig politicians into its ranks, this week, were at each others’ throats last night, over fears that moves were afoot to impeach the current leadership of the National Assembly. While APC lawmakers cited outstanding legislative proposals, their PDP counterparts alleged ulterior motives in the agitation, even as some of them chided the Presidency for laxity in the implementation of its Continues on Page 5 Naira appreciates to N362.31/$ in I&E window 41 Mr & Mrs

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