he two chambers of the National Assembly resumed full legislative duties last Tuesday after their various committees had met for about two weeks to carry out some oversight functions as directed by the leadership of both the Senate and House of Representatives.
At the Senate, the day started with the reported invasion of the Apo , Abuja residence of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by armed bandits as early as 4am. Ekweremadu, who raised the issue as soon as the Senate resumed plenary at about 11.15 am on Tuesday painted a graphic picture of the assassination attempt on him, his wife and son by armed bandits who beat all security network in his residence to gain entrance into the main building.
Speaking under Point of Order (Order 43), Ekweremadu told his colleagues “it is with gratitude to Almighty God that I will like to tell my colleagues, my constituents and the general public that myself, my wife and my son narrowly escaped assassination in the early hours of this morning.
“It was about about 4am this morning, that