Ex-Pension Boss Maina petitions AGF, wants charges reviewed

September 2, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, Wednesday petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, demanding a review of the criminal charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).  The petition was dated August 31, 2020, endorsed by Edwin Inegedu Esq. on behalf Read More

Appointment of chief judges and ‘gender war’ against female judicial officers in Nigeria

August 2, 2020 Abdulrasheed Ibrahim 0

In this piece, Abdulrasheed Ibrahim presents the pathetic story of a senior female judicial officer in the Gombe state judiciary, Justice Beatrice Iliya who is presently crying over alleged plot to deny her the opportunity of becoming the state chief judge over reasons purportedly unconnected with her gender alongside similar touching experiences of other women in other jurisdictions with a Read More

Breaking: Uncertainty as Police arrest NUJ chairman

July 4, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi state chapter, comrade Tony Nwizi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police. Nwizi was said to have been arrested at the early hours of  Saturday from his Abakaliki resident, by men of the Nigerian police believed to have been sent by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. This was first disclosed Read More

Money Laundering: EFCC re-arraigns ex-AGF, Adoke

June 18, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), before a Federal High Court in Abuja. In a case marked FHC/ABJ/CR/39/2017, the Ex-AGF is being arraigned on a seven count charge related to money laundering alongside Aliyu Abubakar, before Justice Inyang Ekwo. Six of the charges were leveled Read More

NDDC: Senate clerk disowns letter seeking probe of Akpabio by EFCC

June 10, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

As purported letter written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for probe and possible arrest of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on alleged financial impropriety at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), keeps generating controversies, the Clerk of the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, has denied any knowledge about the letter .Ayewoh in a personally signed statement Read More

In Ebonyi, Umahi’s N2m palliative tears Muslim community apart

May 20, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

   A 2 million naira palliative given to Ebonyi Muslim community by Governor David Umahi has reportedly generated ripples as the people petitioned the chairman of Muslim Pilgrim Board, Abbass Egwu. The coronavirus committee on palliatives in the state last  Friday rolled out the palliatives to residents of the state including the Muslim community. On 18th may, the community members Read More

Group calls for ban on GMOs

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Anti-GMOs Stakeholders in Nigeria has reiterated the call for the ban on food products of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The stakeholders recently in Lagos march to the State government secretariat with a petition demanding for a ban on GMOs, a nullification of the permits already issued for the importation and release of genetically modified maize, beans and cotton into the Read More

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Fresh trouble for Emir Sanusi as Kano Assembly renews probe

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kano state House of Assembly, Wednesday received two petitions sent to the House by a civil society organisation and an individual seeking for the investigation of the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II. The petitions were read by the chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and member representing Sumaila Constituency, Hamza Massu. Massu Read More

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Updated: Supreme Court sets March 2 for Zamfara guber review

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till March 2, 2020 to review the judgment on election petition in Imo state. In the same vein, the Zamfara state gubernatorial election review matter has also been slated for the 2nd March, 2020 for hearing. The former governor of Imo state, Ihedioha is asking the apex court to set aside its earlier judgment that declared Read More

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Ex-country director, cleric, 2 others in EFCC net for N1bn ‘fraud’

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A former Country Director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Mr. Fred Adeola Omosebi, has been dragged to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alongside a cleric, Owolabi Oyeleke Alabi, and two others, Tolulope Omosebi and Tobi Owolabi, for allegedly fraudulently misappropriating agency’s funds running into several thousands of dollars and millions of Euros. ADRA in a petition Read More

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S’Court judgment: ‘I’m much better than my mockers’ – Otti

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Abia State Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance,  APGA,  in 2019,  Dr. Alex Otti, has declared that he is pretty better than those gloating over his loss at the Supreme Court in his petition against the election of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.  Otti in a press release by his media aide, Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma said he was not perturbed Read More

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Updated: Power Minister suspends NBET boss

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government, Tuesday, set up a five-man committee to investigate the myriads of complaints against the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET), Dr. Marilyn Amobi. To this end, the Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has ordered the immediate step-down of Dr Amobi. Dr Amobi was enmeshed in series of allegations the latest being Read More

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In Kaduna, CCB tasks civil servants on total compliance, service delivery

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on Tuesday urged career civil servants, appointed and elected government officials to comply totally with all the stipulated codes of conducts to ensure effective service delivery. According to the Bureau, filling of form for asset declaration is just one step in the codes, each official needs to understand other underlying issues such as not coning Read More

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Smart Adeyemi takes seat as APC Senators swell to 63

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The number of Senators elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the 9th Senate ,   increased to 63 from 62 Wednesday, with the swearing  in of Senator Smart Adeyemi for the Kogi West  Senatorial Seat   as replacement for Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP). Senator Melaye who occupied the Read More

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Tribunal upholds Taiwo’s election

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives Election Petitions Tribunal in Lagos state has upheld the election and re-run election of Kolawole Taiwo of the APC as the representative of  Ajeromi Ifelodun federal constituency. The chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Hamidu Kunasa, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the constituency, Rita Orji, challenging Taiwo’s election. Justice Read More

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Plateau: Appeal Court affirms Longjan, Eric as Lawmakers

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Jos division of the Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the election of Senator Ignatious Longjan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected representative of Plateau South senatorial district. Justice Moses Ugor in a consensus judgement Thursday held that the decision of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed the petition of Mr  Kefas Dandam of Read More

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In Sokoto, Appeal Court sacks Tambuwal

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal in Sokoto has sacked Senator representing Sokoto South, Abubakar Tambuwal and Member representing Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency, Aliyu Shehu, both of the All Progressives Congress. It ordered the return of the PDP candidates Ibrahim Danbaba for Senate and Balarabe Kakale for House of Representatives. The PDP candidates had filed the appeals against the judgment of the Read More

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Appeal Court to hear petition against Ekweremadu’s election Monday

October 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal in Enugu will today hear a suit against former Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu. The court would entertain a petition filed by Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in February 23 Senatorial Election for Enugu West senatorial district, challenging Ekweremadu’s election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ekweremadu of Read More

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Accept defeat, shun appeal – ex commissioner urges PDP

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kano state immediate past Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to waste its time by appealing the judgement of Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal. This is contained in a statement he signed in Kano Wednesday following the verdict of the Kano state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which validated the election of Governor Abdullahi Read More

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Sokoto guber election: Tribunal affirms Tambuwal’s victory

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sokoto state governorship election petitions tribunal Wednesday affirmed that the candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal was the winner of that election. The tribunal sitting in FCT High Court Wuse Zone 2 in Abuja, also ruled as invalid the petition brought by the candidate of the Read More

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Forgery Case: Tribunal dismisses suit, uphold Abdulrasaq’s election

September 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara State Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking nullification of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s election for want of evidence. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had asked the court to nullify the governor’s victory at the poll on the ground that he allegedly lacked the academic qualification to run for the office. The tribunal Read More

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Tribunal upholds 2 Delta Assembly members’ election

September 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The election petition tribunal in Delta has upheld the elections of two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members representing Aniocha North and Oshimili South constituency at the state Assembly, Mr. Emeka Nwobi and Mr. Shedrack Rapu respectively.  The tribunal separately presided over by Justice A.M. Abubakar and E.I. Ngene,  dismissed the petitions on the grounds that the petitioners were unable to Read More

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Benue: Tribunal upholds Senator Jev’s election

September 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue state capital, has dismissed the petition filed by former senator representing Benue North West, George Akume, against incumbent Senator Emmanuel Yisa Orker Jev. Senator Akume, the leader of APC in Benue, who is now Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, had petitioned Senator Jev of the PDP before the Read More

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APC loses AMAC/ Bwari Reps’ seat to PDP

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The FCT National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Mrs Amanda Pam of the APC challenging the election of Mr Micah Jiba of PDP as winner of the AMAC/Bwari federal constituency election. Delivering judgment, the tribunal chairman, Justice O.A Ezeoke, declared that the Pam and her party, the APC, failed to prove their allegations. Ezeoke Read More