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Certificate Forgery: Appeal Court Dismisses APC Suit, Obaseki Reacts
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Certificate Forgery: Appeal Court Dismisses APC Suit, Obaseki Reacts

Court of Appeal dismisses certificate forgery suit against Governor Godwin Obaseki Obaseki reacts: 1. The judgement today by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on the certificate forgery case against me by the @OfficialAPCNg is a victory for democracy, equity, fairness and justice. It further reassures confidence in the judiciary as an impartial umpire. 2. From the beginning, all Edo people knew there was no merit in the case. It was ill-willed. It is comforting that the judiciary has again upheld the truth and the verdict of Edo people.
Buhari’s Ex-Aide, Obono-Obla Arraigned For Fraud, Certificate Forgery
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Buhari’s Ex-Aide, Obono-Obla Arraigned For Fraud, Certificate Forgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday arraigned a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Okoi Obono-Obla, and two others for fraud and certificate forgery. This Day reports that Mr Obono-Obla, a former Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution and ex-Chairman of the disbanded Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), was arraigned alongside his co-defendants at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja. The former presidential aide was arraigned along with his former Senior Assistant, Special Duties (Protocol), Aliyu Ibrahim, and the Managing Director of ABR Global Petroleum Resources Ltd, Daniel Omughele. Obono-Obla’s sacking PREMIUM TIMES had...
Why Obaseki Is Yet To Form His Cabinet — Idahosa
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Why Obaseki Is Yet To Form His Cabinet — Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, former Commissioner for Information in Edo State and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in this interview, speaks on, among others things, the politics of Edo and the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in the certificate forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress, APC. His take on the Federal High Court, Abuja, dismissal of the certificate forgery suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki by the APC I am not a lawyer but as a layman I knew all the while that there was nothing in the case and it is futile. I wasn’t expecting any surprise. I want to congratulate Governor Obaseki, the PDP and the good people of Edo State. I also want to congratulate the judiciary for standing on the ...
Obaseki Certificate Forgery: APC To Appeal Court’s Judgement
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Obaseki Certificate Forgery: APC To Appeal Court’s Judgement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has said it will appeal Saturday's judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the case it instituted against the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. Igbere TV had earlier reported how the Court, today, dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed against the Edo governor by the APC and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed dismissed the suit on the conclusion that the plaintiffs (APC, Edobor) failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Obaseki ‘beyond reasonable doubt.’ In a statement endorsed by the APC Caretaker Publicity Secretary in Edo, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, the party said it was appealing the judgement. He quoted the Chairman of the Party Caretaker Committee in Edo, Col. David Imu...
There’s No Difference Between Oshiomhole And Donald Trump – Idahosa
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There’s No Difference Between Oshiomhole And Donald Trump – Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory in the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC). A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Saturday dismissed the case as Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the plaintiffs relied on the photocopied document presented by Governor Obaseki without getting in touch with the university to verify the authenticity of the said certificate. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in the state blamed Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the mastermind behind the case, saying the former Edo state governor is hell-bent on distracting the governor from fulfilling his electoral pr...
Obaseki Reacts To Court Victory, Thanks Buhari, Nigerians
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Obaseki Reacts To Court Victory, Thanks Buhari, Nigerians

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the certificate forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Justice Ahmed Mohammed had on Saturday dismissed the case filed by the APC and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor, against the governor. In reaction to the victory, Obaseki said the judgement is a triumph of the rule of law and a testament to the fact that truth would prevail ultimately no matter how vehemently detractors push lies in the face of incontrovertible evidence. According to the governor, “The verdict of the Federal High Court, delivered by Honourable Justice Ahmed Mohammed is well-received and a victory for the rule of law. It was a most needless attempt by desperate in...
Governor Obaseki Closes Case In Alleged Certificate Forgery Suit
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Governor Obaseki Closes Case In Alleged Certificate Forgery Suit

The Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has closed his case in the alleged certificate forgery suit instituted against him by the All Progressive Congress and its chieftain Williams Edobor. The Governor who opened his case on Monday called 3 witnesses to his defense. The witnesses are Charity Aguobawekhina, Chairman Edo State Law Reform Commission, Abayomi Ajaji Deputy Registrar (Legal) University of Ibadan, and Eghosa Emmanuel Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Ibadan.
Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday
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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, closed the forgery case it instituted against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, after it called a total of six witnesses and tendered 17 Exhibits. Lead counsel to the APC, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN, announced decision of the party to rest its case, shortly after the court discharged the sixth witness, PW-6, Dr. Mikano Asekome, who is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance Department at Benson Idahosa University, Benin city, Edo state. The PW-6 told the court that he was on December 23, 2020, summoned to appear as witness in the matter. The witness went ahead and tendered in evidence, the original copy of his certificate in Agricultural-Economics, which the University of Ibadan awarded to him on July 31, 1978. Under cro...
‘How Can You Forge The Certificate Of University Of Ibadan?’ – Obaseki Says, Denies Forging Certificate
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‘How Can You Forge The Certificate Of University Of Ibadan?’ – Obaseki Says, Denies Forging Certificate

Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has dismissed the allegations that he forged his university certificate. Obaseki spoke during a meeting with ward leaders in Oredo local government area of the state. A suit was filed against the governor over allegations of certificate forgery. The plaintiffs alleged that the governor forged his bachelor of arts (B.A.) certificate in classical studies from the University of Ibadan and prayed the court to disqualify him from contesting the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. Chris Ogiemwonyi, one of the governorship aspirants under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, also alleged that Obaseki was foisted on the state in 2016. But reacting to the allegations, Obaseki wondered how he could have forged a certificate ...
Governor Obaseki Dragged To Court Over Certificate Forgery
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Governor Obaseki Dragged To Court Over Certificate Forgery

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has been dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over an alleged forged certificate and perjury. In the originating summons sighted by Daily Independent, the plaintiffs are Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu while the defendants are the All Progressives Congress (APC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Inspector- General of Police (IGP) and Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery
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Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery

Igwe Anayo Anochili, the traditional ruler of Umuogbugbuagu Autonomous Community, Ugwuoba in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State has been sacked by a high court in the state after being found guilty of certificate forgery. Anochili was dragged to the court by another contestant, Chief Nathan Nwanze Nwangwu who stated that he (Anochili) was not qualified to contest for the traditional stool having presented a questionable Secondary School Certificate. While Anochili insisted that he polled the majority of lawful votes cast during the Igweship election in 2003, Nwangwu stated that he was the only qualified candidate who indicated interest. He also accused Anochili of truncating his presentation to the government for recognition. Justice Afam Nwobodo who presided over ...
Suspected Fake Doctor Nabbed After Working in Kaduna State Hospital for 11 years
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Suspected Fake Doctor Nabbed After Working in Kaduna State Hospital for 11 years

A  suspected fake Medical Doctor, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate court on charges of certificate forgery and impersonation. Before being nabbed following an investigation Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u worked as a medical doctor for more than 11 years as a staff of Kaduna State Ministry of Health. In a statement signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna State Aisha Dikko, it was gathered that a four-member committee was set up by the Ministry of Health to investigate and verify the certificates and institutions Saidu claimed to have attended as well as verify his registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN). The certificates he presented were found to be fake after an investigation was carried out. The sta...
UNIZIK Sacks Senior Lecturer, Peter Ekemezie For Forging His B.sc Certificate
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UNIZIK Sacks Senior Lecturer, Peter Ekemezie For Forging His B.sc Certificate

The governing council of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra, has dismissed Dr Peter Ekemezie, a senior lecturer at the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences of the institution over certificate forgery. According to a report by Daily Trust, the senior lecturer was sacked for the gross misconduct of plagiarism. He was accused to have forged a B.Sc certificate from the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers state. Ekemezie was found guilty of the act by a committee that was set up by the council to probe the allegation of plagiarism and the claims that he got his B.Sc from the University of Port Harcourt. A letter by the council said that the institution’s decision was guided by the provision of its constitution to relieve Ekemezie of his dut...
Nse Ekpenyong Certificate Forgery:  EFCC Presents 8th Witnesses
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Nse Ekpenyong Certificate Forgery: EFCC Presents 8th Witnesses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has presented its eight witness against a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives, Nse Bassey Ekpeyong, who is facing trial on a ten- count amended charge bordering on forgery and uttering of documents, before Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa- Ibom State. The Port Harcourt's Zonal Office of the EFCC arraigned Ekpenyong, alongside Okon Bassey on March 30, 2017. While the legislator was alleged to have forged a West African Examination Council, WAEC's certificate and a National Diploma Certificate of Abia State's Polytechnic, Bassey is facing trial for allegedly writing examinations for Ekpenyong. At the resumption of the trial, prosecution counsel, A.I. Aroga presented his eight ...
Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today
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Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today

THE Osun State candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, will be arraigned today in Abuja, the police said last night. According to Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), the senator was arrested and being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person. He, however, declined to give the exact charges against Adeleke. A police source told <em>The Nation </em>last night that the senator will be arraigned for forgery. A statement by Mba reads: “Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today yesterday (6th, May, 2019, in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his per...
Police Arrest & Detain Ademola Adeleke Over “Certificate Forgery”
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Police Arrest & Detain Ademola Adeleke Over “Certificate Forgery”

The police have detained Ademola Adeleke, lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district. The senator was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained. “We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery,” the statement read. “This is after the school principal and school authority have through affidavits denied any forgery and owned up to the school testimonial issued to Senator Adeleke. “Senator Adeleke had this morning...
Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination For Osun Guber Polls Over Cert Forgery
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Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination For Osun Guber Polls Over Cert Forgery

Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday Nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State. Adeleke, who represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly was the PDP’s candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in 2018 barely few days to the governorship election in Osun State had dragged Adeleke to court, accusing him of not possessing the requisite educational qualification (secondary school certificate) to contest for the office of governor. They prayed the court for an order to disqualify Ad...
ICPC Arraigns Kebbi NSCDC Official For Certificate Forgery
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ICPC Arraigns Kebbi NSCDC Official For Certificate Forgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has said a principal inspector with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Hassa Manga, has been brought before Justice Abbas Ahman of the Kebbi State High Court 3, sitting in Birnin Kebbi, on two counts of certificate forgery. The ICPC said in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, that Manga, who is serving in the Niger State Command of the NSCDC, was accused of procuring and presenting a forged Nigeria Certificate in Education with lower credit from the Adamu Augie College of Education, Kebbi State, using the document to secure employment with the NSCDC in 2004. The commission stated that Manga’s luck ran out in 2016 when the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, upon s...
Aminu Maigari Faces Certificate Forgery Scandal A Day To NFF Presidential Election
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Aminu Maigari Faces Certificate Forgery Scandal A Day To NFF Presidential Election

According to a statement signed by Mohammed Sani Katu, chairman of the NFF electoral committee, a contender in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) presidential election, Aminu Maigari, has been accused of certificate forgery. following the development, the clearance issued to Maigari to vie for NFF presidency, has been withdrawn and substituted with a “provisional clearance”, adding that there are discrepancies in the certificates submitted by Maigari. Katu who revealed that the committee received two petitions against Maigari, said furthet that the petitions, filed by Chuma Onye and Ahmed Shuaibu Gara Gombe, are dated September 14 and September 17 respectively. Sequel to receipt of the petitions, the electoral committee said it asked Maigari to defend himself by producing o...
Certificate Forgery: Fresh Suit Filed Against Adeleke
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Certificate Forgery: Fresh Suit Filed Against Adeleke

A fresh suit against the Osun State governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has been filed in the state High Court, Osogbo, the state capital. Two PDP delegates, Olagboye Adedamola and Oyetunji Suredi, who accused Adeleke of forging the testimonial and statement of result he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission, also dragged before the court the PDP the state Chairman, Hon. Soji Adagunodo, and his state executive council members and the INEC. At the hearing of the case before the court on Tuesday, the plaintiffs asked for an abridged date for the respondents to appear after the service within seven days instead of 21 days and the court order to allow them to advertise all their applications in the national dailies. ...
Adeosun: PMB Waiting For Conclusion Before He Takes Action – Lai Mohammed
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Adeosun: PMB Waiting For Conclusion Before He Takes Action – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity remains intact despite the allegation of certificate forgery preferred against his Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. He said the allegation against the minister was still being investigated, and that Buhari was only waiting for the conclusion before he would take any decision. Mohammed said this on Monday when he paid an official visit to the Abuja office of The Authority newspaper. Responding to a question from the editorial management of the paper on why Buhari was still keeping Adeosun in his cabinet, Mohammed said the case was still under investigation. He said the appropriate agencies were still investigating the allegation against the finance minister and should be allo...
Student In Court Over Alleged Certificate Forgery
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Student In Court Over Alleged Certificate Forgery

A 28-year-old student, Samuel Aminu, is standing trial in a Jos Upper Area Court, over alleged certificate forgery. Aminu, a student of Nassarawa State College of Arts and Basic Studies (NACABS), allegedly committed the offence on Nov. 11, 2016. According to the prosecutor, Yakubu Audu, the accused had some deficiencies and was unable to graduate. “Since he could not graduate, he forged statement of result of the institution and has been using it to parade himself as a graduate of NACABS, “the prosecutor said. He added that Aminu went to Success Business School, Jos, to further his education and presented the forged certificate. “He applied for Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and was apprehended at the point of verification of the certificate before regist...
Alleged Certificate Forgery, Perjury: Kaduna Forum Wants Shehu Sani Suspended
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Alleged Certificate Forgery, Perjury: Kaduna Forum Wants Shehu Sani Suspended

A group, Kaduna Central Peoples Forum, has called on the Senate to suspend the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani over an alleged certificate forgery and perjury. The call was made at a press briefing in Kaduna on Wednesday, where they also charged the Inspector General of Police to order for the immediate prosecution of the Senator. “We are deeply embarrassed that an imposter currently represents us in the Senate. “Shehu Sani’s continued stay in the Senate is not just an insult to the very sophisticated people of our Senatorial zone in Kaduna State but an injustice to the constituents who voted him based on false and fabricated credentials he tendered to our leaders, party leaders and INEC. “We are committed to redressing this injustice that has been done ...
Christian Abah Certificate Forgery: Supreme Court Affirms Sacking Of Reps Member
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Christian Abah Certificate Forgery: Supreme Court Affirms Sacking Of Reps Member

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja sacking Mr. Christian Abah as a member of the House of Representatives representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadigbo Federal Constituency of Benue State. Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja had in his judgment delivered on February 8, 2016 sacked Abah for submitting a forged certificate of academic qualification to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The judge had ordered the INEC to issue fresh certificate of return to Abah’s first runner-up in the Peoples Democratic Party’s primary election held on December 6, 2014, Mr. Hassan Saleh. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, ruled on Friday that having been found to have forged the Ordinary Nation...

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