Kogi State House of Assembly on Thursday suspended nine state lawmakers and five Local government council chairmen.
Amongst those suspended were the majority leader of the House, Muhammed Bajeh and the Lokoja council chairman, Muhammed Dan-Asebe for misappropriation of funds.
The suspension of the Lawmaker in some quarters had also been linked to anti-party activities in the last Saturday House of Assembly election.
In other new, the federal house of representatives is looking for push for the legalisation of weed in the country.
Two members of the House, Benjamin Kalu and Olumide Osoba, had sponsored a fresh bill seeking to amend the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, to expand the scope of the anti-narcotics agency to issue licences for the cultivation, sale and use of weed.
The legislation was titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to Amend the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Confer Additional Responsibility of the Power to Grant and Revoke Licenses for the Cultivation of weed (or Any of Its Three Species, Namely Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indicia and Cannabis Ruderalis) Plant for Medicinal Purposes; and for Related Matters.’
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