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Senate adjourns plenary over Reps death
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Nigeria, Dec. 3 -- The Senate Tuesday adjourned its plenary after about 13 minutes to honour a late lawmaker.
The lawmakers adjourned the sitting to Wednesday.
The adjournment followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who asked his colleagues to postpone plenary in honour of a House of Reps member, Jafaru Illiyasu, who died on Monday.
PREMIUM TIMES reported the death of Mr Illiyasu, a first-time lawmaker, on Monday.
The deceased, who represented Rijau/Magama Federal Constituency of Niger State, reportedly died at Maitama General Hospital after a brief illness.
On Tuesday, Mr Yahaya asked his colleagues to observe a one-minute silence in honour of the deceased.
The senators after the minute silence adjourned the plena...
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