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Nigeria's Main Opposition Party Lawmakers Walk Out Of House Of Representatives' Chamber Over Twitter Ban

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) within the Home of Representatives have staged a walkout over the refusal of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to grant their prayer on the latest ban of Twitter by the Nigerian authorities. 

Gbajabiamila had earlier requested related committees of the Home to research the matter inside 10 days.

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Chief of the PDP caucus, Kingsley Chinda, a lot later, raised some extent of order to make a further prayer that the Home ought to ask the Federal Authorities to elevate the ban pending when the Home probes the ban.

In line with Chinda, the implication is that the ban would stay for 10 days, which implies the rights of Nigerians can be saved in abeyance in the course of the interval when the matter is being probed. 

Gbajabiamila, nonetheless, cited a part of the Standing Orders of the Home stating {that a} matter that had been concluded by the parliament can’t be revisited for a debate.

The Speaker, subsequently, dominated Chinda out of order, a call that didn’t go down properly the members of the opposition, Punch stories.

Insisting on talking and a number of other leaders of the Home shutting him down, Chinda led different PDP members out of the chamber.

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