Edo PDP primary: Disquiet as court bars Obaseki

June 23, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Federal High court in Port-Hacourt, Rivers State, has granted an interim order, restraining governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primaries billed for June 25, 2020. An aspirant, Hon. Omoregie Ogbede-Ihama, had dragged the party to court to challenge the adjustment of the PDP timeline for its primaries which subsequently allowed Obaseki to Read More

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Anambra South: AGF to dock PDP candidate, others over forgery

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) will today at the Federal High Court Abuja, put on trial the senatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections for Anambra South, Dr. Obinna Uzoh, for allegedly forging court judgment of an Abuja High Court to remove Senator Ifeanyi Ubah from office. The PDP senatorial Read More

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How I was offered $35m to drop ALSCON bid –Jaja

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

BFIG President, Reuben Jaja, has alleged that the Director General Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex A Okoh persuaded him to drop his bid for ALSCON for monetary compensation, an offer he said he stoutly resisted. Jaja made the allegation when he spoke with financial journalists in Abuja recently insisted that while BPE was busy telling the media that BFIG did Read More

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Nigeria’s obsolete laws begging for quick reforms –Dibia

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Erstwhile legal adviser to the former speaker, Delta state House of Assembly, Barrister Emma Dibia, has advocated urgent constitutional reforms as a solution to the controversy that  trailed the recent Supreme Court judgements especially in Imo and Bayelsa states. Dibia, who made this call Sunday while speaking to newsmen in Abuja at the occasion of his 50th birthday and Read More

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Alleged violation of court judgement: Tipper drivers shutdown Onitsha

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Commuters had hectic time at Onitsha, Anambra state, Tuesday, as Tipper drivers under the auspices of Animo Tipper Drivers’ Association of Nigeria, the God’s own Tipper owners and Drivers’ Association, and the Ihiala LGA Tipper workers Association and drivers, blocked three lanes of Enugu/Onitsha expressway by the popular Uga junction in protest of the state government alleged violation of court Read More

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Supreme Court victories excite PDP counsels, members 

January 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and counsels representing PDP in the Benue governorship election petition have commended the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the election of Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue.  They said this in Abuja on Tuesday shortly after the Supreme Court delivered the judgments that affirmed the election of Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue and Read More

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Tension in Bauchi, Sokoto as Supreme Court decides Bala, Tambuwal fate

January 20, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of the Supreme Court judgement on Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano and Benue governorship elections Monday, there is palpable tension in the affected states as politicians variously went divine to ensure their favourite candidates and parties emerge victorious. Judgements in the suits were rescheduled Tuesday by the apex court’s panel, which also declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More

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Imo: PDP’s allegations depressing, disrespectful, APC govs warn

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Progressives Govermors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the allegations of manipulation made by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the recent Supreme Court judgement were not only depressing but disrespectful and contemptuous. The ruling party’s forum of govermors however, warned the PDP to stop unnecessary castigation of the Judiciary.In a Read More

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Why I accepted Supreme Court judgment – Nwosu

December 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The candidate of the Action Alliance in the 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, said he has accepted in good faith the Supreme Court judgment which disqualified him from the governorship race. Nwosu, the son-in-law to a former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was nominated by All Progressives Congress and Action Alliance and as such ought Read More

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Islamic organisation calls for Sowore, other detainees’ release

December 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The youth wing of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria (ADS) on Thursday called for the immediate release of #RevolutionNow convener, Omowole Sowore, and other detainees that have been granted bail by a competent court of law.  Chairman of Ansar-Ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) Northern States Council, Prof. Bashir Adeniyi Omipidan, who stated this in Funtua, Katsina state, noted that it Read More

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FG files appeal on P & ID’s $9.6bn claim

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts, in its ongoing fight against the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID). The filing of the suit, which is a major step forward in their bid to overturn the injustice of the $9.6 billion award, challenges both the underlying arbitral award and its enforcement, and Read More

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ALGON to Makinde: Don’t impose caretaker chairmen on Oyo LGs

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Oyo state chapter, Sunday cautioned Governor Seyi Makinde on reported plans to appoint caretaker chairmen for the 33 local government areas in the state. ALGON in a statement issued by its chairman, Prince Ayodeji Abass – Aleshinloye, said any appointment of caretaker chairmen for the local governments could be an invitation to anarchy. According Read More

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Ex-Lagos speaker’s ‘N673m money laundering’ case starts afresh Dec 11

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday fixed December 11 for the re-arraignment of a former Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, along with Oyebode Atoyebi,his aide for alleged money laundering. Both are standing trial alleged N673 million laundering charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Though both were discharged of Read More

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I won’t leave APC regardless of court judgement, aggrieved Lokpobiri assures

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

One of the aggrieved governorship aspirants in Bayelsa state, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has vowed to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) party regardless of the outcome of the November 14 court judgement. The former Minister of State for Agriculture had following the controversial primaries for the selection of the APC governorship candidate for the November 16 governorship poll asked Read More

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I’m heading to S/Court to ensure votes count –Atiku

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Friday, said he is heading to the Supreme Court to ensure that votes of Nigerians count. Atiku, who was reacting to Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment, which validated the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, also sought the support of Nigerians in his search for Read More

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P&ID, Christopher Butcher’s long, cruel knife

September 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Justice Christopher Butcher is a merciless and ruthless butcher. The British judge, who awarded a landmark sum of $9.6 billion as damages to an obscure Irish firm known as Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), is more ruthless than the butchers in Lagos abattoir. The racist judgment Butcher handed down on Nigeria on August 16, 2019 in favour of his kinsmen Read More