- The Kano state House of Assembly has replaced its majority leader, Lawan Abdul-Madari, with another legislator named Kabiru Hassan-Dashi
- The impeachment notice was moved by Uba Gurjiya representing Bunkure local government on behalf of 23 of the 28 APC lawmakers in the house
- Gurjiya says 23 of the 28 APC lawmakers in the 40-member parliament had agreed to remove the majority leader
The Kano state House of Assembly has impeached Lawan Abdul-Madari from his position as majority leader in the legislative chamber.
Premium Times reports that Abdul-Madari, who was impeached on Wednesday, February 5, was replaced with Kabiru Hassan-Dashi.
The newspaper reported that the impeachment notice was moved by Uba Gurjiya representing Bunkure local government on behalf of 23 of the 28 All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers in the house.
Gurjiya stated that 23 of the 28 APC lawmakers in the 40-member parliament had agreed to remove the majority leader.
Though the lawmakers stopped short of disclosing why Abdul-Madari was removed, a report had stated that the majority leader recently had a disagreement with his colleagues over the nomination of a local government education secretary supported by other lawmakers.
Meanwhile, the treasurer in the emirate council of the Kano state has been arrested by an anti-corruption agency for alleged fraud. A terse statement on Twitter by an aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje confirmed it.
"FLASH: The Kano anti-corruption agency has arrested the treasurer of Kano emirate council in relation to a plot of land sold illegally by the emirate council," the tweet stated.
At the time of this report, it was not clear if the arrest of the emirate's official is connected to the lingering friction between Ganduje and the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido II.
The friction, it was reported, recently culminated in the splitting of the Kano emirate into four.
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to periodically review the security situation in the country.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, revealed this after he met with the president alongside Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan Gbajabiamila told State House correspondents that the committee members are expected to be drawn from the executive, legislature and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said the committee will help proffer lasting solutions to the entire security structure in the country.
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