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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...
Oshiomhole Survives Impeachment, Gets Vote Of Confidence
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Oshiomhole Survives Impeachment, Gets Vote Of Confidence

Reprieve has come the way of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, after he got vote of confidence during the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and survived the impeachment threat hanging over his head. Although, unconfirmed report claimed that President Buhari walked out of the meeting when it became rowdy, the meeting, which was the shortest ever, appeared tensed on Friday, when anti and pro-Oshiomhole protesters grounded the activities along the road leading to the party’s national secretariat, resulting in security agents firing teargas to disperse the protesters. Although, Oshiomhole’s arch-rival and governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, was present at the meeting, every effort to stop the Edo State chairman, Anslem Ojezua, from e...
Clive Owen cast to play Bill Clinton in upcoming FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story”
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Clive Owen cast to play Bill Clinton in upcoming FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

The British actor has been cast to play the 42nd president in the upcoming FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story.” The show’s third season will focus on Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial. Owen’s leading ladies include Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky and Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp. The role of former first lady Hillary Clinton has not been cast, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show will begin production this spring and tentatively air in the fall. Lewinsky will produce the season because executive producer Ryan Murphy felt that she was the only person who should be allowed to tell this particular part of American history. “Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “If you want ...
Christians Pray For Donald Trump Over Impeachment – Apostle Suleman
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Christians Pray For Donald Trump Over Impeachment – Apostle Suleman

Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has charged all Christians to pray for the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Trump is currently facing an impeachment inquiry from House Democrats over a phone call in July 25 in which he (Trump) asked Vlodimir Zelinskiy, Ukraine president, to investigate Joe Biden, a likely opponent in the 2020 election. It was learnt that in the US, it is illegal to ask foreign entities for help winning election. Reacting to the development, Trump says it is a witch-hunt and he did nothing wrong. However, Suleman in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, said that the impeachment inquiry was unnecessary, calling Trump an imperfect man like everybody else. He wrote; “It’s so crazy seeing the way America...
Obasanjo was behind my impeachment as Governor of Oyo state over his third term – Ladoja
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Obasanjo was behind my impeachment as Governor of Oyo state over his third term – Ladoja

Chief Rashidi Ladoja, the former Governor of Oyo state has revealed that former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo was behind his impeachment in 2006 after he opposed his third term agenda. The impeached Oyo Governor on Tuesday September 24, revealed that Obasanjo threatened to reduce him to “nobody” for rejecting his third term bid and also rejected appeals by prominent Nigerians, including a late Yoruba leader, Pa Emmanuel Alayande, and a former Attorney General of the Federation, Prince Bola Ajibola to suspend the impeachment process. Recalling how he got into politics after funding the election of late Chief Kolapo Ishola as the governor of the state in the Third Republic, the 75-year-old Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland said all the challenges he faced in politics helped shape hi...
Kogi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba
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Kogi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba

An impeachment proceeding has been launched by Kogi State Assembly against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba following his recent face-off with Governor Yahaya Bello.   Recall that Simon Achuba had few weeks ago accused Yahaya Bello of failing to pay an accumulated sum of N819,709,980 owed to him.   The impeachment process was reportedly initiated after 21 members of the House signed a petition which was presented during plenary on Wednesday August 7, by the Majority Leader Abdullahi Bello who represents Ajaokuta constituency. The Deputy Governor was accused of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation and non performance.   Bello backed the impeachment notice by citing section 188 of the 1999 constitution and also called on the House to commence an invest...
Again, US lawmaker Al-Green files impeachment notice against President Trump
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Again, US lawmaker Al-Green files impeachment notice against President Trump

US lawmaker Al Green on Tuesday filed articles of impeachment against President Trump under a process that will force a House floor vote by the end of this week.   Green introduced his articles of impeachment after the House passed a resolution largely along party lines condemning Trump for suggesting that four progressive freshman congresswomen of color Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) “go back” to their countries.   Green said that the House should go beyond condemning Trump and move to remove him from office. It will be the third impeachment floor vote forced by Green in the last two years, but the first since Democrats took control of the House. Green previously forced procedural votes on ...
Algerians Cheer As Bouteflika Resigns
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Algerians Cheer As Bouteflika Resigns

Flag-waving Algerians celebrated the resignation of ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after two decades in power but vowed to keep protesting to demand sweeping change to the country’s whole political system. The 82-year-old president ceded power in the face of massive street demonstrations that have shaken the North African nation, with state media announcing late Tuesday he had submitted his resignation with immediate effect. Car horns sounded on the streets before jubilant crowds converged in the centre of the capital Algiers to cheer the departure of the veteran leader, who has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke in 2013. At the same time, many people said they were determined to continue demonstrating, rejecting any transition that leaves power in the hands of...
PDP Condemns Arrest of Kaduna Campaign Spokesman
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PDP Condemns Arrest of Kaduna Campaign Spokesman

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has condemned the arrest of Ben Bako, director of media and publicity of its campaign organisation. Bako was arrested on Saturday night by the Department of State Services (DSS) for  inciting comments in a video clip  during campaigns in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state last week. But addressing a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, the Deputy Director General of the party’s Campaign Organisation, Danjuma Bello Sarki, accused the DSS of partisanship, alleging that the arrest was masterminded by Governor Nasir el-Rufai. Sarki said Bako had dutifully honoured the invitation of the DSS as a law abiding citizen and was kept incommunicado for several hours before he was whisked to Abuja in the late hours of the nig...
Impeachment: We Are Working To Resolve Ambode, Lawmakers Rift – APC
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Impeachment: We Are Working To Resolve Ambode, Lawmakers Rift – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, said it is currently working on resolving the crisis between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and lawmakers in the state’s House of Assembly. The House of Assembly had on Monday threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against Ambode over alleged gross misconduct, particularly with regards to the 2019 budget of the state. The move, however, has generated widespread criticism among Lagosians and civil society organizations who have staged protests to the House asking the lawmakers to rescind the decision. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT on Saturday, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, the State Chairman of the Party said leaders of the Party are currently working out ways to resolve the issue as there is a need for good working rel...
Jimi Agbaje Reacts to Plans to Impeach Governor Ambode, Blames it on Lagos Cabal
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Jimi Agbaje Reacts to Plans to Impeach Governor Ambode, Blames it on Lagos Cabal

The governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has reacted to the plans to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by the Lagos State House of Assembly. Ambode is being accused of incurring expenditure from the 2019 budget without presenting it before the house. Reacting to the move to impeach him, Jimi Agbaje who lost to Ambode in the 2015 governorship election said the move is being dictated by the cabal in Lagos. “I received the news of the impending impeachment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with a lot of reservation, especially with its timing and motive. This is just 19 or so days to the federal elections and the governorship, a fortnight thereafter. So the natural questions to ask are: Why this haste? And what is the motive?” the statement read. “Of course, the ...
Impeachment: Coalition LLM Threatens To Shut Down Lagos House Of Assembly (Pics)
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Impeachment: Coalition LLM Threatens To Shut Down Lagos House Of Assembly (Pics)

A coalition of civil society groups under the auspices of Lagos Liberation Movement (LLM) on Thursday threatened to occupy and shut down the Lagos State House of Assembly should lawmakers proceed with the impeachment moves against the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, describing the action as anti-people and treasonable. The lawmakers had threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor over alleged gross misconduct particularly with regards to the 2019 budget of the State. But addressing a world press conference at the Airport Hotel in Ikeja, the groups which include Campaign for Democracy (CD), United Action For Democracy (UAD), Centre for Public Accountability (CPA), Democracy Volunteers (DV), Ajegunle Collectives, Lagos People’s Assembly (LPA), Oodua Peo...