Delta State House of Assemby impeaches, suspends Speaker Ibuya


The speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, was on Thursday morning impeached over allegations of financial misappropriation and highhandedness.

Igbuya was replaced by the member representing Okpe Constituency, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori.

The House sitting started about 7:06am which was against the usual 10am for sitting by the House, and was fully attended by 22 members excluding the impeached principal officers.

The lawmakers also suspended the impeached speaker for three months while the former Majority Leader who has now been replaced by Mr. Johnson Erijo was, however, handed an indefinite suspension.



  1. So, per, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State,
    who is maybe Nigeria’s most intolerant and autocratic state chief govt, has apparently been presiding over a contract bazaar for
    his household, aides, pals, and associates, including one more dimension to his rising listing
    of eggregiously offensive conduct and abuses of workplace
    that embody slyly justifying the genocide in Southern Kaduna, paying “compensation” to the perpetrators, recklessly inflaming the unstable ethno-religious scenario within the
    state, detaining critics, and opportunistically insulting
    former and current political benefactors, together with Obasanjo,
    Jonathan, Buhari, Atiku, and others.

    The stated contracts, N3 billion price, have been predictably abandoned as a result of they had been little
    greater than fraudulent self-enrichment schemes to start with.

    Nigerian politics is a den of thieves, however for a minimum of a
    decade I’ve been warning Nigerians about a specific brood of thieves,
    which for lack of a extra elegant descriptive idiom I’ll name the den of competent thieves.
    These specie of crooks includes of thieving politicians who mask their corruption with ritualistic performances
    of competent management.

    They’re the theives who communicate properly
    and have mastered the jargon of technocratic governance, turning into the darlings of NGOs,
    civil society, and neoliberal establishments.They’re the politicians who say the precise issues,
    bamboozle the naive with the language of fine governance and
    transparency. They know what to do and what to say to impress their
    native and worldwide interlocutors.

    They could make mesmerizing displays with or with
    out notes or PowerPoint slides. When accused of corruption or different
    misconduct they don’t retreat or carry out contrition, and
    are usually not rattled. As an alternative they arrogantly
    go on the offensive. They deploy counterattacks and counter-accusations as a tactic of
    deflection, distraction, and protection.

    They’re media savvy; they work the press and seduce and induce them
    into shopping for their obfuscation, sophistry, and glib rhetoric.
    The factor is that they don’t imagine that the legal guidelines and guidelines governing the conduct
    of public officials apply to them.

    Nearly a decade in the past, I wrote to criticize the competent corruption of
    Charles Soludo, whom I took the liberty of inducting into the fraternity of the competently corrupt at the
    same time as particulars of his shady dealings in workplace had been rising to complicate the rising delusion of his competent revolution within the Nigerian banking sector.
    That was earlier than SLS got here and uncovered
    the rot that Soludo incubated and nurtured as CBN governor.

    Due to his fame for competence, some folks didn’t consider that Soludo was able to corruption and never solely rose to his protection but in addition accused Saharareporters,
    which revealed proof of his corruption, of making an attempt to sully his status.
    Some folks mentioned, “eh, he was corrupt however at the very least he did one thing good within the banking sector.”

    Nasir El-Rufai is probably probably the most illustrious member
    of the membership of the competently corrupt. His articulateness and technocratic
    consciousness relative to different Nigeran politicians have served to innoculate him
    in opposition to accountability. Because of this,
    he has arrogantly continued to thump his nostril at guidelines and legal guidelines whereas craftily
    and fraudulently enjoying the competence and “good governance” playing cards.

    Remember when El-Rufai was accused by a senate committee of awarding
    alternative FCT plots of land to his wives and youngsters? His
    response was neither denial nor contrition. As a substitute, he arrogantly instructed the committee that his wives, kids, and mates have been Nigerians and have been thus entitled to stated plots of FCT alternative lands.

    He didn’t see something fallacious along with
    his conduct as FCT minister. He actually doesn’t see something unsuitable with distributing contracts to his household,
    associates and aides as governor, contracts which have been abandoned in keeping with Saharareporters.

    That’s how corrupt however marginally competent
    politicians behave. They know that their fame for technocratic competence,
    deserved or not, will insulate them or at the least confuse Nigerians.
    They virtually really feel entitled to a go on account of their grammatical competence and choreograped, elaborate pretenses to
    governing potential. They’re slick operators, arduous to pin down as a result
    of there are all the time compatriots who’re taken by their polish
    and educated conduct and are keen to miss all else.


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