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‘Your comment on Supreme Court ruling ‘unfortunate and myopic’

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s remarks on the Supreme Court’s judgment that declared Deputy Speakers of having the capacity to vote while presiding.

The Speaker says he would have been mute on the judgment but for the “unfortunate and myopic” utterances by the President.

Nana Akufo-Addo has said, Parliament is not above the law and must respect the decision of the Supreme Court rubbished claims that the apex court had no powers to pronounce judgment on such an issue that concerns parliament.

“All organs of the state including me [President Akufo-Addo], as the head of the executive, are subject to the constitution. There is nobody or organ in the Ghanaian state that is above the laws of the land. To suggest that Parliament should operate without interference is to advocate for the very matter we have tried to avoid, the concentration of power. We have had that experience before and don’t want that”, the President said.

But the Speaker in response has condemned the President’s position. He believes the view of the first gentleman creates disaffection between the Legislature and the Judiciary.

“I have resisted the temptation of making a comment on the judgment of the Supreme Court on the issue of the voting rights of Deputy Speakers when presiding. But the unfortunate and myopic comments of the President has compelled me to let it out”, Alban Bagbin replied in a statement.

“Mr. President, the issue being discussed is not about Parliament being above the law. Everyone knows that Parliament is not above the law. The Executive and the Judiciary are equally not above the law. The issue being discussed is the political question doctrine. It took centuries to detail out the strands of this doctrine and the principles are settled as to when and how this closed book could be opened”, he added.

The Speaker thus encouraged Plaintiff to go for a review.

Alban Bagbin has also described as absurd and reckless the judgment of the Supreme Court.

According to him, the fact that all members of the panel agreed with the position is worrying, as the decision constitutes an interference in the activities of the legislature.

Alban Bagbin, who has earlier indicated that a speaker presiding does not have a casting vote, said the court’s position on the matter “doesn’t help explore and expand our legal jurisprudence.”

“The SC decision is, to say the least, not only an absurdity but a reckless incursion into the remit of Parliament. The trend of unanimity is equally troubling. It doesn’t help explore and expand our legal jurisprudence,” he stated.



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College student beaten to death for ‘blaspheming’ against Islam

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Deborah, a female student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE) in Sokoto, was allegedly tortured and burned to death on blasphemy charges today, Thursday, May 12.

Deborah, who is claimed to live with her parents in Sokoto’s Old Airport Road neighbourhood, was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during a heated debate with her classmates.

”She was having an argument with some of her schoolmates over their ongoing examination and when she was asked how she managed to pass her exams, she said it was Jesus. She was asked to withdraw the statement and apologise, which she refused. 

Nigeria: College student beaten to death for ‘blaspheming’ against Islam

The school security intervened and took her to their post, but they were overpowered by students, after which she was killed in the process. The source said that after killing her, her body was burnt on the school premises.

In a viral video, one of the men who beat and set the young lady on fire bragged about his action.

Addressing newsmen at Government House in Sokoto, the Commissioner of Information, Isah Bajini Galadanchi, said the state government has ordered security agencies to investigate the incident to ascertain its remote causes. It also ordered the immediate closure of the college.

“It has come to the notice of Sokoto State Government, the unfortunate incident that took place at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE) Sokoto in which a Student of the College, lost her life.

The Government has ordered the immediate closure of the College.

Already, the State Governor, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the Ministry of Higher Education, and relevant Security agencies in the State to commence investigations into the remote and immediate causes of the incident and report back to the Government.

Meanwhile, Governor Ammu Waziri Tambuwal has called on the people of the State to remain calm and maintain peace, as the Government would take appropriate actions on the findings of the investigations by the relevant authority” Galadanchi said



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Two UPSA girls fight dirty in lecture hall [Video]

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A video of two female students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA) engrossed in a heated scuffle on campus has surfaced on social media.

In the fast trending videos, the duo can be seen aggressively swinging their arms in a bid to land punches at each other as they drag each other’s hair and clothes.

The underwear of one of the ladies spotting a long braided pink hairdo was eventually exposed after her skirt rode up above her rounded bum.

Two men quickly intervened to separate them before the worst could happen, while the rest of their mates cheered on and recorded with their phones.

Following the surfacing of the video on the local digital space, netizens have suggested that the only possible thing that could move to two to fisticuffs could be a man.

We are digging to find the true cause of the fight.





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Blac Chyna gets baptized on birthday as she gives life to Christ

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Angela Renée, also known as Blac Chyna, says she is a born again Christian as she is baptised on her birthday.

The mother of two has turned a new age and has declared that she is now a born again Christian.

Despite her current court problems, which include allegations that she assaulted a woman in a pub, the reality star is eager for a new start.

She published a video of her baptism on her verified Instagram profile, claiming she’s now a born again Christian who plans to start over now that she’s devoted her life to Christ.

Check out the video she shared below:

Angela Renée White known professionally as Blac Chyna is an American model and socialite.

She originally rose to prominence in 2010 as the stunt double for Nicki Minaj in the music video for the song “Monster” by Kanye West.



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