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JUST IN: Jigawa Assembly impeaches speaker, 2 other principal officers

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Jigawa State House of Assembly on Thursday impeached its Speaker, Isa Idris-Gwaram, Majority leader Sani Abubakar and Chief Whip Aminu Sankara.

Confirming the development to newsmen in Jigawa, the Director of House Information, Babangida Usman-Hadejia, disclosed that one member Haladu Usman moved the motion for the impeachment and was seconded by the majority lawmakers.

Consequently, according to him, Idris Garba Kareka was elected as its new Speaker, Kais Abdallah as new majority leader and Bala Hamza-Gada as the new Chief Whip.

Details later.

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