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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]

Operation Amotekun Ban: You’re talking rubbish – Afenifere chieftain blasts Malami

  – Reactions have begun to pour in over the federal government’s declaration of Operation Amotekun as illegal – The government through the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, declared the outfit as illegal – Operation is a security outfit created by southwest states to address the security challenges in the region Chairman of Afenifere Renewal Group, Chief Olawale Oshun has described Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami’s statement that Operation Amotekun, is illegal as rubbish.  Chief Oshun said Malami should also declare Hisbah Corps, (a religious police force responsible for the enforcement of Sharia) and Civilian Joint Task Force in the northeast illegal. “He is talking [Read]

FG declares Operation Amotekun illegal

  The Federal Government through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) has declared the new security outfit launched by the governors of the South Western States (Operation Amotekun) as illegal. He said the security and defence of the country are within the exclusive duties of the Federal Government. He said no state government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of security organization or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts. He said the law will take its course on any group or association linked with [Read]

Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha, Declared Uzodinma Winner in Imo

  The Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgement of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State. Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to [Read]

IMO GUBER: Supreme Court sacks Gov Ihedioha, declares APC’s Uzodinma Winner

  The Supreme Court has sacked Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha. The Apex Court declared candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship elections held in the state on March 9, 2019. The judgement was delivered by a seven-man panel led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed. In the judgement delivered by justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun that the appeal filed by senator ifeanyi Ararume was dismissed on the ground that the appellant did not prove the allegation that there result. Declared that vote due to Hope Uzodinma were wrongly excluded shall be added to the result therefore Governor Emeka Ihedioha [Read]

Two killed in Edo farmers – herders Clash

  Two persons were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family. An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm. The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process. Chairman of the local government, Mr Frank Ilaboya, [Read]

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Kano, Imo, other appeals due to illness to one of the justices

  For the second time, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has been forced to suspend hearing in the governorship appeals before the Supreme Court. Justice Muhammad, who resumed sitting in the appeals after retiring to his chambers earlier due to congestion in the court hall, suddenly announced a suspension of the hearing due to the illness of one of the seven Justices. The CJN said the Kano matter alongside the six other governorship appeals will be stood down for medical attention to the unnamed Justice. Earlier, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), counsel to the PDP governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru-Yusuf, informed the court that he was withdrawing [Read]

Nigerian senators express anger over N2 million Christmas allowance

What could you do with a Christmas bonus of N2 million? The response is faster if you are a Nigerian senator: not much. In fact, some senators have described the amount — which is only a fraction of a regular stream of benefits accrued to them — as “a mere drop” in the vast ocean of their Yuletide expenses. Others threatened to cause the Senate leadership “some headache” upon resumption from their Christmas-New Year recess later this month. “It was not enough to meet our Christmas needs,” one senator said. “In fact, some of us are already coming together to formally complain to our president.” The lawmakers received the N2 [Read]

Pastor Beaten To Coma After Condom Fell Off His Bible

A man of God in a bus in Anambra was beaten to stupor because condom fell off from his Bible after preaching. This happened yesterday in anambra state. Some of the passengers maintained that he’s being hypocritical and that he is among the reasons people have lost hopes and faiths in men of God in this country. The onitsha man of God might not be aware of the condom in between the best Bible but the notion accrued from This is that he might be a fornicator yet carrying the Bible. Which is somewhat seen as hypocrisy. WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ABOUT THIS? ATTENTION: PLEASE FEEL FREE TO HELP SHARE & [Read]

“So long I remain Kaduna Governor, no amount of pressure will make me release El-Zakzaky” – el-Rufai

KADUNA – Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State has stated that so far he remains at the helm of the affair of the state, no amount of pressure will make him release the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMM, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. el-Rufai spoke on Friday night during a live radio interview in Abuja. According to Daily Nigerian, the governor said the state government went tough on the Shi’ite leader because the people of Kaduna state suffered under Mr El-Zakzaky’s excesses. “We agree [his fate is in our hands] but with a correction. The fate of El-Zakzaky is not in the hands of Kaduna State Government but [Read]

Two die in Ogun auto – crash

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a Mack truck around Akankan Village via Olodo on Abeokuta-Ibadan Highway on Saturday.  Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps ( TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday. Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 5:05pm was caused by excessive speed which led to loss of control and made the truck to summersault. He said that two persons were involved in the accident, saying that one of them died on the spot while the other died in the hospital. He added that the deceased had been deposited at General Hospital morgue in Odeda and [Read]

Five suspected ritualists arrested for stealing female underwears

LAGOS – Police operatives from Ojo Police Station have arrested one Chukwajekwu Eziigbo ‘m’ 15yrs of Ilufe area Ojo for stealing female under wears from clothesline. This is disclosed in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana . According to Elkana, the suspect confessed that for one year now, he has been stealing female under wears from different houses in Ojo and environs. “That he usually hand over those stolen under wears to the following female suspects for a payment: Chidima Obietuake ‘f’ 17years old, Chikwaka Chidima Jemfe ‘ f’ 17years old, Gold Enyinnaya ‘f’ 23years old and Akomas Amarachi ‘f’ 26years [Read]

CAF CONFED CUP: Enyimba Defeats Paradou To Go Second On The Log

Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba International Football Club of Aba this afternoon defeated Paradou of Algeria by 4 goals to 1 at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba. Stanley Dimgba scored thrice in the must win match against the Algerians. Dimgba opened scoring for Enyimba In the 15th minute, nodding home Reuben Bala’s cross at the near post. The former Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves winger then set up Victor Mbaoma for Enyimba’s second of the game in the 35th minute. Dimgba added the third a minute later, as he chipped the ball into the net after he was set up by Cyril Olisema. Enyimba got their fourth [Read]

Defection: Gov Abiodun to welcome Isiaka, other ADC, PDP bigwigs to Ogun APC Tuesday

ABEOKUTA – Three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, will on Tuesday formally defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Isiaka, who was the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, will be received into the APC by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Some leading politicians in the ADC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will also declare for the APC on same day. The Publicity Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, who confirmed the defection in a statement on Sunday, said the event would hold at the Ake Palace Ground, Abeokuta. Oladunjoye said the political big wigs and thousands of their followers from the 20 [Read]

Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes “Operation Ogbunigwe” as South East Regional Security outfit

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has recommend a New Regional Security outfit with operation code name” Ogbunigwe”. The proposal is coming after the South West unveiled its Regional Security outfit known as “Operation Amotekun” to curtail insecurity challenges in some parts of Southern Nigeria. However, OYC, in a statement signed by its President General, Mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro, advocates for the creation of Ministry of Homeland Security across the South East, to coordinate the new Regional Security outfit, which is a non armed South East Regional Security outfits, that will assist in intelligence gathering for the National Security agents. The group further stated that the proposed Ogbunigwe Outfit, will include [Read]