Eid-el-fitr begins Sunday – Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2020 AFP 0

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by Read More

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Zamfara: PDP to seek for review of some Supreme Court judgments if…

March 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will call for the review of Supreme Court judgments on some of the elections held in 2019, if the apex court reviews its earlier judgment on the governorship and other elections in Zamfara. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this during a press conference held on Sunday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said Read More

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Zamfara politicians flood Abuja ahead Supreme Court judgement review

March 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ahead of the review of the 2019 Zamfara state governorship election slated to hold on Tuesday by the Supreme Court, politicians from the state have flooded Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to witness how the case will be decided. Investigations by the Blueprint reveal that public offices at J.B Yakubu State Secretariat in Gusau including the office of the Secretary to Read More

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Imo: Defected PDP lawmakers served court summons

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

     The High Court sitting in Owerri Tuesday served summons on the 10 Imo lawmakers who defected from the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) to the All Progressives Congress(APC) a few hours after  the  January 14 declaration  of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the authentic winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo State by the Supreme Court. The court bailiff was seen  Read More

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Bayelsa: Judgment review mere academic exercise -Group

February 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

A group, the Progressive Youths for Progress and Accountable Development (PYPAD) in Bayelsa state has dismissed as mere ‘academic exercise’ the decision of the party to file a case at the Supreme Court for a review of the February 13th ruling nullifying the mandate of Chief David Lyon over certificates forgery of his running mate, Senator Degi Eremienyo. ​ They Read More

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NHRC condemns attack against judicial officers

February 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over recent attacks and harassment of judicial officers in the legitimate and constitutional exercise of their functions.  Executive Secretary of the Commission Tony Ojukwu Esq  who stated this in Abuja,  noted that the situation is further accentuated by the increasing lack of safety for Nigerians while going about  their legitimate businesses due Read More

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Bayelsa election: Who is to blame?

February 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nearly a month after the Supreme Court gave an unprecedented judgment on Imo State Governorship election by sacking Emeka Ihedioha from the State House, another dramatic judicial pronouncement surfaced like a might wind that changed the atmospheric condition of celebration from the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the tent of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in less than Read More

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Odili: Lawyer raises alarm, says Judges no longer safe

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Abuja-based human rights lawyer and gender activist, Barr. Esther Uzoma, has raised the alarm over the fate of judges in the country stating that they are no longer safe given the tendency of politicians to politicise decisions of the court, especially those of the Supreme Court. Uzoma, who is the founder of Proactive Gender Initiative (PGI), in an interview with Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court schedules another date for Zamfara guber review

February 18, 2020 Editor 0

March 2, 2020 has fixed for hearing by the Supreme Court in the motion filed by the Abdul’aziz Yari faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State for a review of the court’s May 24, 2019 judgment, voiding the participation of candidates of the APC in the last elections in the state. Our correspondent reports that the Chief Read More

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Breaking: Apprehension as Supreme Court grants Ihedioha’s request on Imo guber tussle

February 18, 2020 Editor 0

Hearing on Emeka Ihedioha’s application seeking the review of the January 14, 2020 judgment which removed him as Imo state governor and installed Hope Uzodinma as his replacement has been adjourned by the Supreme Court Tuesday. The seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned the hearing after Ihedioha’s lawyer, Chief Read More

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Supreme Court: Imo PDP goes spiritual, ends 7 days prayers and fasting

February 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  Imo state chapter Monday ended their 7 days prayers and fasting seeking God’s  intervention return former governor Emeka Ihedioha back as the governor of the state. The fasting which ended with a  church service which took place at the PDP Secretariat along Okigwe road Owerri , saw members expressing enthusiasm that the Supreme Read More

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Breaking: Police extend, adjust curfew in Bayelsa

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

The curfew imposed Bayelsa state by the Nigeria Police has been extended with some adjustments. While making this known on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, said the curfew is now extended to February 23 from February 13, and that the time is 10pm to 6pm following what he described as credible intelligence available to the police command. He Read More

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Oshiomhole’s tirade

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following the Supreme Court ruling over the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has pontificated that nobody should be sworn in as the new governor of the state. Oshiomhole made this known after the apex court sacked Mr. David Lyon of the APC as the governor-elect of the state and Read More

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Review of guber judgment: Group urges Imo people to engage in prayers

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

An interest group, Imo Concerned Citizens Forum (ICCF), a group of young professionalsand businessmen from Imo state, has called on the people of the state to engage in fervent prayers so that the political impasse in the state would to be over, peacefully. Convener of the forum, Chief Kingsley Onwubiko, made the call Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Enugu Read More

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Bayelsa: Will PDP fault judiciary again?

February 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had faulted the Supreme Court over the pronouncement of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma, as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo state. In this report ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU queries whether the party’s posture will change following Thursday ruling in favour of the party’s candidate in the Bayelsa governorship. Read More

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Ahead Diri’s inauguration: Tension in Bayelsa as Oshiomhole dares Supreme Court

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

There is tension in Bayelsa state over Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment which sacked the governor-elect, Chief David Lyon and his deputy, Bishop Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In their place, it ruled that Mr. Doure Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his running mate, Lawrence Ewhruojakpo, who jointly came second during the governorship poll be sworn Read More

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Steer clear of Bayelsa, PDP warns Oshiomhole

February 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the comments of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State Governorship election as “an empty and inconsequential ranting”. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday also warned Oshiomhole, to steer clear of Read More

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Breaking: PDP supporters in party mood as new Bayelsa gov-elect Diri cuts short celebration in Abuja, heads to Yenagoa

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

There is wild jubilation amidst pageantry in Yenagoa following Supreme Court verdict which declared Diri Douye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of 2019 governorship election. The celebration is more intense inside the government house where Governor Seriake Dickson is still holding sway. Diri is the currently the senator representing Bayelsa Central senatorial district in the upper legislative Chambers. Read More

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Ihedioha: Youths, police foil attempt to stop protest in Imo

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Security operatives and some youths Wednesday foiled attempts by some hoodlums to stop ongoing peaceful protest in Owerri, the Imo state capital, against the removal of Governor Emeka Ihedioha by the Supreme Court.   The hoodlums, suspected to have sympathy for the All Progressives Congress (APC), had attempted to prevent the protesters who had converged at the ancestral ground of Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court authenticates Lyon as APC guber candidate in Bayelsa

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon, has crossed apex court hurdle and has been declared valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 governorship election in the state. A five-man panel of the court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, who had instituted his case seeking to be declared the valid winner Read More

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Corruption charges: Ex- Taraba gov Nyame remains in jail, Supreme Court rules

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

The earlier conviction and sentence of a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Name, to 12 years imprisonment for N1.6bn corruption charges has been affirmed by the Supreme Court on Friday. n a judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court said Nyame’ appeal partially succeeded.The apex court upheld the portion of the Court of Appeal judgment relating Read More

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Oyo LCDA sack: Council VC back Malami

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGOVC), has expressed its support for the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami over his letter to the Oyo state governor requesting him to abide by the decision of the Supreme Court on the dissolution of local government administration in his state. Reacting to the Read More