January 20, 2020

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s re-election as Sokoto Gov

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the duly elected Governor of Sokoto State. The Apex Court in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of Justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed an appeal the candidate All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Aliyu filed to challenge the outcome of the last governorship election in the state. The court dismissed the appeal for lacking in merits, adding that the appellant failed to prove non-compliance as alleged. Justice Musa Abba-Ajji who delivered the lead judgement, noted that whereas the appellant produced 12 witnesses before the tribunal, 11 of [Read]

Junaid Mohammed: Amotekun Southwest’s Tribal Militia For Oduduwa Republic

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has lambasted the protagonists of the security outfit Amotekun, describing it as nothing but a tribal militia to prosecute the region’s agenda of transforming into a separate nation through the backdoor.       Mohammed, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard, pointed out that those behind the formation of the armed group were against the interest of Nigeria and should be made to face the full weight of the law.       According to him no section of the Nigerian constitution makes provision for either state or regional police, adding that the governors have no authority whatsoever to raise such an illegal army.   [Read]

EFCC raids popular night club in Ibadan, arrests 89 suspected Yahoo boys

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. statement released by the antigraft agency says the club is notorious for harbouring “yahoo-yahoo boys.”       “In preparation for the late-night operation, officers of the commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the nightclub which, according to intelligence, was notorious for harboring suspected internet fraudsters.   The raid also led to the confiscation of scores of vehicles, laptops, sophisticated phones and other items. [Read]