Electoral Act: FG moves to delete section 84(12), NASS goes on appeal, Katsina senators, 25 others back out

The Senate Wednesday resolved to appeal the judgement delivered by the Federal High Court Umuahia last week Friday against Section 84(12) of the 2022 Electoral Act, just as the federal government commenced the process of deleting the section. The Bill was recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. And upon assenting the Bill, the president immediately requested that the said clause which Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

(Breaking) Igboho’s ‘illegal’ house raid: Court slams N20bn on DSS

September 17, 2021 Editor 0

Oyo State High Court on Friday slammed N20 billion on the Department of State Security (DSS) for illegally invading Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan some months ago. Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the judgement directed DSS to pay the huge sum to Igboho whose name is also Sunday Adeyemol Akintola awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court declares real PDP candidate for 2021 Anambra governorship poll

September 3, 2021 Editor 0

Valentine Ozigbo has been declared the valid candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election by the Court of Appeal in Abuja. Delivering the judgment on Friday, President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem, who led a three- man panel of justices, held that the appeal filed by Valentine Ozigbo, challenging Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Court clearance of Adeosun will attract Nigerians in diaspora – Group

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

An anti-corruption group, the Say No Campaign, has hailed the judgement of the federal high court Abuja which cleared former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, over the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate saga. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ruled that Adeosun did not need to have a first degree or any other certificate Read More

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at the Read More

Ogun LG Poll: OGSIEC bows to pressure, cancels nomination fees for candidates

June 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has cancelled the nomination fee deposit for chairmanship and councillorship candidates in the forthcoming local government elections in the state for all political parties. OGSIEC’s Chairman Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, who made the disclosure while fielding questions from the press in Abeokuta said, OGSIEC had in the guidelines released earlier, stipulated the payment of non-refundable Read More

After 9 years of trial: Otedola’s $3m bait lands Farouk Lawal in jail

June 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

    After a seemingly endless case transfers in the nine-year-old trial, a former federal lawmaker representing Kano state, Farouk Lawan, was Tuesday sentenced to seven-year imprisonment over $500,000 bribery allegations. The judgment was in Suit No FCT/HC/CR/76/2013 between the federal government and Farouk M. Lawan. The verdict which lasted hours was given by Justice Angela Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Read More