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Ex President Goodluck Jonathan and his estranged political godson and governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Seriake Dickson, crossed paths for the first time after their reported differences during the just concluded governorship election in the state which saw APC’s David Lyon emerging victorious. Both leaders met at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Nguru, Aboh-Mbaise, in Imo State, on Sunday, during the special thanksgiving service to mark the golden jubilee of Dr. Kennedy Opara and the dedication of his twin children, David and Daniel, as well as the 70th birthday of the celebrant’s mother.

Ex President Goodluck Jonathan and his estranged political godson and governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Seriake Dickson, crossed paths for the first time after their reported differences during the just concluded governorship election in the state which saw APC’s David Lyon emerging victorious. Both leaders met at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Nguru, Aboh-Mbaise, in Imo State, on Sunday, during the special thanksgiving service to mark the golden jubilee of Dr. Kennedy Opara and the dedication of his twin children, David and Daniel, as well as the 70th birthday of the celebrant’s mother. The two leaders have not met since November 16th, even after an attack on the home of the [Read]

Drama in church as mysterious bird attacks Gov Ortom while on his knees for thanksgiving

Moment at the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Tuesday night when Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom went to the church for Thanksgiving after the Supreme Court affirmed his election victory.   The Governor after collecting the microphone to speak, was attacked by a mysterious owl.       According to an eyewitness, Prince Tordue Abe, the bird found its way into the Church, the exact time the Governor was giving his testimonies and went straight to the altar where Ortom was kneeling down for his testimonies.   But for the prompt efforts of some youths, the night bird, which is superstitiously believed to be a witchcraft bird, would have [Read]

BREAKING: Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress from Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, and Action Action.   The lawmakers who defected are Authur Egwim (Ideato North) from AA to APC; Chyna Iwuanyanwu(Nwangele), PDP; Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), PDP; Obinna Okwara(Nkwerre), AA; and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo) also from PDP to APC.   Others are Ekene Nnodimele (Orsu) from APGA to APC, Johnson Duru (Ideato South), AA; Ngozi Obiefule (Isu) AA; and Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema) from PDP to APC. The speaker, Collins Chiji, read their letters of defection on Tuesday.   The plenary is currently ongoing.   Details later…   [Read]

BREAKING: Imo deputy speaker resigns

  The Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Okey Onyekanma, has resigned.   His letter of resignation was read by the speaker of the house during plenary on Tuesday.   Onyekanma equally resigned as the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business.   The plenary is currently ongoing. [Read]

Supreme Court Affirms Ahmadu Fintiri’s Election As Adamawa Governo

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed the election of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state in the March 9, 2019 governorship poll.   Delivering the judgement on Tuesday in Abuja, the apex court dismissed the petition filed by Muhammed Bindow, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against Fintiri, who is the PDP candidate in the election. [Read]

Supreme Court Upholds Samuel Ortom’s Election As Benue Governor

FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA ABUJA.   21-01-2020.   JIME Vs ORTOM.   The supreme court has affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state .In their unanimous judgement ,the court dismissed the appeal for totally lacking in merit, availing that ,the appellant has failed to prove the case of none compliance against the respondent.   They upheld the ruling of the tribunal.   The seven man panel of Justices that sat on the case are ;   Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes-vivour   Hon. Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta   Hon. Justice musa Dattijo Muhammad   Hon. Justice Amiru sanusi   Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Augie   Hon. [Read]

Buhari: It Would Have Been Major Blow If APC Lost Kano, Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said it would been disastrous for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, if it had lost the politically strategic states, of Kano and Plateau at the Supreme Court.   President Buhari stated this in his congratulatory message to the APC over the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong, Plateau State.   The President felicitated with APC National Executive Council, National Working Committee and all members for the loyalty and consistency that translated into many victories, particularly the politically strategic states, Kano and Plateau, after tough legal challenges.   Buhari said: “I am glad this [Read]

Amotekun: Osun Residents Demonstrate, Declare Support For Operation Amotekun

Residents of Osun State have staged a peaceful rally in Osogbo, the state capital to declare their support for the controversial Southwest Security outfit codenamed “Operation Amotekun.”   They also commended Southwest governors on the initiative and declared that Operation Amotekun would stand the test of time.   Amid chant of solidarity songs, the residents marched from Nelson Mandela Freedom Park through Oke-fia to Oja Oba in Osogbo. Other demonstrators seized the rally to sensitise members of the public on the need to support the regional security outfit.   Speaking with AMILOADED correspondent in Osogbo, the Chairman, Yoruba World Congress Osun State Chapter, and convener of the peaceful rally, Dr [Read]

I’m Not Bothered If ‘Operation Amotekun’ Will Cost Me Second Term Ambition –Akeredolu

Akeredolu, who is Chairman of South West Governors Forum, said he was only on the path of national cohesion with the collaborative internal security by the formation of Amotekun and not for any political ambition.Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that he is not disturbed over whether ‘Operation Amotekun’ may affect his chances of getting a second term in office.   Akeredolu, who is Chairman of South West Governors Forum, said he was only on the path of national cohesion with the collaborative internal security by the formation of Amotekun and not for any political ambition.   In a statement by his spokesman, Donald Ojogo, the Ondo State [Read]

Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen

Malami asks Makinde to dissolve LG caretaker chairmen   …We’ve not seen the letter ―Makinde   The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has directed the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to reverse himself over the dissolution of local government administration in the State.   The directive was contained in a letter to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Prof. Oyewo Oyelowo dated 14 January 2020.   The letter marked HAGF/OYO/2020/Vol.I/I. was entitled, “Unconstitutionality of dissolution of elected local government councils and appointment of caretaker committee: the urgent need for compliance with extant judicial decisions”   The AGF said, in [Read]

PDP Secretly Inciting Imo Lawmakers To Impeach Me- Uzodinma

Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma has raised the alarm over a secret plan by the opposition’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to incite the members of the House of Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings against him.   The Governor warned PDP members in the state to desist from false propaganda, mischief-making and malice against him or face the wrath of the law.   Uzodinma’s alarm and warning followed some media reports that the Federal Government has failed to make any comment on his alleged $ 12 m (N 4.3 bn) fraud case as well as the travel ban on him.   In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to him, [Read]

Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion: Sanwo-Olu Condolence Message To Families, Victims

Following Sunday night’s inferno resulting from the Pipeline explosion the sadly rocked the people of Ile Ekpo-Abule Egba area of Lagos which led to the death of five(5) persons, outright destruction of properties worth billions, Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is in London for the UK-African Investment summit has Monday, sent his condolence message to all the families of the deceased and victims of the fire incident in Lagos. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said; “My thoughts and prayers are with the families & businesses affected in the unfortunate incident at Abule Egba.” “We are thankful for the brave members of LASEMA and our fire service that swung into action working all [Read]

Austine Umahi: Supreme Court Judges Will Know No Peace

Supreme Court judges will know no peace, says Umahi Read   A PDP chieftain has called on judges of the Supreme Court to reverse the decision to sack Emeka Ihedioha as Imo state governor   – Austine Umahi, vice chairman of PDP, declared that the judges will know no peace until they reverse the decision   – Umahi said the judiciary has since lost the respect it used to command in the past from the masses   The southeast zonal vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Austine Umahi, has declared that judges of the Supreme Court will know no peace until they reverse the decision to oust Emeka [Read]

Sanwo-Olu Appoints Five New Permanent Secretaries

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries.   A circular released on Monday by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, confirmed the appointments as part of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s giant strides to attain the set objectives espoused in the THEMES agenda.   Okunola listed former Director of Financial Intelligence and Research at the State Treasury Office, Mr. Olujimi Ige as the new Permanent Secretary at Debt Management Office (DMO), a former Director of Finance and Accounts of the State Auditor General, Mrs. Ajenifuja Kafayat Adetokunbo is Permanent Secretary, Parastatal Monitoring Office while Mr. Adeniji Hakeem Oduyinka, who until now was Director [Read]

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]