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Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman
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Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman

The Supreme court has affirmed the candidacy of Professor Chukwuma Soludo as the Governorship candidate of APGA in Anambra governorship election come 6th November 2021. This comes after over two hours of fierce legal battle by lawyers on Thursday, October 14, in Abuja. The apex court also upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division delivered on August 10, which had affirmed Chief Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and validated the primary election that produced Soludo. In a judgment of a five-man panel of justices of the court, the appeal filed by one Jude Okeke was dismissed on the ground of being an abuse of court process. Justice Mary Peter Odili, who delivered the lead judgment, awarded a sum of N1 million to be paid...
Ishaku pledges to pay employees of defunct beverages company their entitlements
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Ishaku pledges to pay employees of defunct beverages company their entitlements

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has agreed that former employees of the defunct Nigerian Beverages production company limited will all be paid their entitlements. The gesture, he said, will reach out to those who have been identified by the committee earlier put in place to screen former workers of the defunct company which is located in Kakara community of Sardauna council of the state. The governor, who stated this on Friday while receiving the report of the ex-gratia payment of backlog of salaries owed the ex-staff of the Highland Tea, said the company has assisted the state in reducing the high rate of youth unemployment in the state. Demonstrating his resolve to settle the entitlements of the former workers of the beverages company, the sum of N30 million, he s...
Oyo State Government uncovers 41 ghost workers
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Oyo State Government uncovers 41 ghost workers

The Oyo State Government has detected 41 ghost workers on its payroll as 341 others with irregular records opt for voluntary retirement. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21, said the Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/Validation Exercise has recommended the removal of the 41 staff classified as “No Show” by the consultants. "The consultants had indicted 602 officers and recommended them for removal from the payrolls but the Implementation Committee affirmed 41 ghost workers; cleared 40 others of any infraction; uncovered 10 deaths; 170 systematic retirements; and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement by 341 others wi...
42-year-old man Arrested for Allegedly Defiling his 9-year-old Daughter
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42-year-old man Arrested for Allegedly Defiling his 9-year-old Daughter

The Lagos state police command has arrested a 42-year-old man, Segun Olusoji, for allegedly defiling his nine-year-old daughter in the Ilasamaja area of the state. Parading the suspect before newsmen on Thursday, April 29, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspect usually wakes his daughter to defile her. “The case was initially reported by one Oluwafunmibi Ojewale, 27, against one Segun Olusoji, 42, at the Itire Divisional Police Headquarters and it was subsequently transferred to the SCIID, Yaba, for discreet investigation. Upon interrogation, the complainant asserted that the suspect had unlawful carnal knowledge of his nine-year-old daughter. The victim also affirmed that the father usually wakes her up at night to carry out the indecent act”he said ...
Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers
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Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers

The US Supreme Court has wiped away a lower court opinion holding that then-President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked followers from his Twitter account. Ruling on Monday, April 5, The Supreme court dismissed the case because Trump is not in office so there is no longer a live case or any controversy. Trump created his Twitter account in 2009, and in May and June of 2017, while serving as President of the US he blocked seven individuals who had expressed displeasure with him. Lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued on behalf of the seven individuals, arguing Trump's action violated their First Amendment rights. In court papers, they said Trump's account, @realDonaldTrump, "functions as an official source of new...
I’ve Never Dated Anyone in the Industry – Ayo Adesanya
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I’ve Never Dated Anyone in the Industry – Ayo Adesanya

Veteran Nollywood actress, Ayo Adesanya has revealed that she has never dated anyone in the movie industry. The actress made the revelation while speaking in an interview with the Vanguard, where she revealed that she doesn’t believe two famous people should be together. She said: “I’ve never dated anyone in the industry; my baby’s father was not in the industry when I met him. I actually brought him into the industry so it’s not as if I met him in the industry.” ” I don’t like dating people in my industry. I don’t believe two famous people should be together because there will be clashes of ego and their lives would be on the centre page of the newspapers. For my job or for my showbiz life, publicity is good but for my private life, I love to keep it really private. I don’t...
Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state
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Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state

The Supreme Court has affirmed the sacking of Igo Aguma as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The leadership tussle had divided the party into two blocs; Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, and also created legal impediments that stopped the party from partaking in the last general elections. The apex court upheld the Court of Appeal judgement which overturned the June 10, 2020 judgment of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, which installed Mr Aguma as the leader of APC in the state and sacked the Ogbobula-led committee which was constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). It dismissed Mr Aguma’s appeal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. In the lead judgement prepared by Justice Adamu Jauro an...
Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi State governor
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Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi State governor

The Kogi state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor. Bello was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) in the November 16, 2019 poll in Kogi State. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Musa Wada, had petitioned the state election tribunal, challenging Yahaya's election. They alleged that the election was characterized by irregularities, violence, ballot snatching and stuffing, and non-compliance with the electoral act, constitution and INEC’s guideline for governorship elections. The tribunal in its ruling delivered today May 23, struck out the petition for lack of substantial evidence by the opposition.
What President Buhari Said To Asiwaju Bola Tinubu To Celebrate His 67th Birthday
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What President Buhari Said To Asiwaju Bola Tinubu To Celebrate His 67th Birthday

According to The Nation, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 67th birthday, scheduled for March 29th. Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, described Tinubu as one of the strong pillars of Nigeria’s democracy. He joined the APC family in celebrating the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, for his selflessness in serving his country, and making life better for many. The President recalled some of the sacrifices of the party chieftain to include standing up against injustice in 1993 when the June 12 elections were annulled, which led to his going on political exile for many years, and a prot...
Famous Kano Sheikh, Five Others Regain Freedom After 13 Days In Kidnapper’s Den
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Famous Kano Sheikh, Five Others Regain Freedom After 13 Days In Kidnapper’s Den

Famous Kano Qur’anic reciter, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman alongside five other Islamic scholars kidnapped 13 days ago by unknown gunmen have regained their freedom in the early hours of today. Confirming their release in a press conference, the General Officer Commanding 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Katsina state, Brigadier General Lukman Omoniyi noted that the victims underwent series of medical check-ups at the brigade’s Medical Center. He affirmed the commitment of the Nigerian Army to ensure the safety of lives and property of people in the state and the country at large. Sheikh Sulaiman and five other Islamic scholars were kidnapped 13 days ago by unknown gunmen along Kankara_Kakumi road in Katsina state. The scholars were abducted by the gunmen on their way to Kano from Bir...
Are Adele And Drake Dating?
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Are Adele And Drake Dating?

According to multiple reports, English singer, Adele has been in a “friendly blanket” with Canadian rapper, Drake. The news of their speculated romance began after Adele affirmed her love for his music and made an unexpected appearance at one of his shows in October 2018. That friendship has since been stepped up during a night out in California’s Studio City, where they reportedly rented out an entire bowling alley for themselves and a group of friends. According to the celebrity gossip site, TMZ claims the British singer, 30, who shares a home in Los Angeles with partner Simon Konecki and their young son Angelo, enjoyed an eventful evening with Drake, 32, after initially dining with the star at a local branch of chain restaurant “Jerry’s Famous Deli”. The night ended at the “Chil...
Fitch Expresses Concern Over FG’s Ability To Support Banks
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Fitch Expresses Concern Over FG’s Ability To Support Banks

GLOBAL rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has expressed concern over the ability of the federal government to support the banking industry especially in terms of foreign exchange. Fitch stated this in its latest credit ratings for three Nigerian Tier-1 banks namely Access Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) and United Bank for Africa (UBA). Stressing that the credit rating of each bank is constrained by the operating environment in Nigeria, Fitch said: “The fragile economic recovery restrains banks’ growth prospects and asset quality. Operating conditions are still difficult for banks. “Despite stronger oil prices in second half of 2018 (H2’18) supporting economic growth, credit demand is weak and banks face pressure on margins and capital. “Fitch believes that sovereign support to Nigerian b...
More Than 70 Civil Society Organisations On Ground For Osun Election, Says NCS
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More Than 70 Civil Society Organisations On Ground For Osun Election, Says NCS

Clement Nwankwo, Coordinator of the Nigeria Civil Society Election Situation Room (centre) has said more than 70 civil society organisations are represented in the NCS situation room. He also enjoined political parties in Osun State to shun violence ahead of the Saturday's gubernatorial election in the state. Nnwankwo said this at a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, where he appealed to security agencies to be vigilant and arrest anybody found guilty of election violation. He lamented the poor welfare of policemen saddled with election duty, stating that some of them have been sleeping in classrooms. He appreciated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth distribution of sensitive materials to all Local Government Areas in the state. Accord...
2019 Election Will Favour Buhari Even If It Is Rigged – Tony Momoh
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2019 Election Will Favour Buhari Even If It Is Rigged – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Saturday affirmed that the 2019 presidential election will be in favour President Muhammadu Buhari, even if it is rigged. Speaking in an interview with Sunday INDEPENDENT, Momoh, who is a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) however said President Buhari has warned that nobody should rig the election for him and that he will leave if he loses. He said compared to the fewer votes he got in 2015, President Buhari will have at least 25 percent votes in all the South East and South- South states because of the projects he has executed and the calibre of politicians in the regions who have defected to the ruling party. “We are going to have at least 25 percent votes because there is hardly any state in...

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