Court strikes out suit seeking forensic auditing of NSIA

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday struck out a suit seeking an order suspending Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, as well as an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception. Justice Ahmed Mohammed struck out the case consequent upon an application for the withdrawal of the suit by the Read More

Casillas drops out of Spanish FA election

June 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Spain’s World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas withdrew his candidacy for the role of president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday, saying elections take a back seat during the exceptional circumstances in the country. Casillas’ withdrawal means incumbent Luis Rubiales, who took over from Angel Maria Villar in May 2018, is set to be re-elected unopposed in August with Read More

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Insecurity: FG ‘confirms’ Benue leaders’ fear, withdraws troops from volatile spots in 2020

December 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government said Monday it would gradually withdraw military operations in some volatile spots that have attained normalcy in the country beginning from the first quarter of 2020. Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas announced this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the National Security Council meeting presided  by President Muhammadu Buhari. When Benue Read More

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Critics of CBN deposit, cash withdrawal policy unpatriotic – Coalition

September 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CCSOs) has described those criticising the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deposit and withdrawal cash policy as shady characters who will always try to bring government down. The group, in a press statement addressed in Abuja at the weekend by the President, Bassey Etuk Williams, said insinuations on the workability of the policy and wrong information being Read More

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Certificate forgery: Court dismisses case against Kwara governor

June 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A high court in Ilorin Wednesday dismissed the certificate forgery case filed against Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq following the claimant’s application to withdraw the case. Delivering judgment, Justice Adenike Akinpelu, struck out the case after Adekunle Abraham, a member of the PDP who filed the case, told the court he had presented a notice of withdrawal of the case. Akinpelu held that Read More

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For Lawan, controversies over aides appointments

June 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Within the last one week, controversies culminating into withdrawal or resignation of appointments of some political aides of the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, have been part of the news stories from the office. TAIYE ODEWALEexamines the intrigues behind the withdrawal and resignation of appointments. Appointment controversies While the three other recently emerged presiding officers of the National Assembly i.e, the Deputy President Read More

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Tribunal strikes out LP, PPP’s petition against Wike

May 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Rivers state Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt Wednesday dismissed the petition of the Labour Party and its candidate, Isaac Wonwu against the victory of Governor Nyesom Wike. Also, the tribunal has dismissed the petition of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) against the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor Wike and the Independent National Electoral Commission. The LP Read More

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PDP aspirant petitions INEC for displaying name under Labour Party

February 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for Kaduna State House of Assembly Munira Suleiman Tanimu has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for wrongly displaying her name as a candidate under the Labour Party.  Munira contested the PDP primaries for Kaduna State House of Assembly to represent Lere East constituency. According to a letter of petition dated 6th February, Read More

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ACPN threatens court action against Ezekwesili

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has asked its former presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili to return all the monies generated during her short stay in the party, threatening to seek the order of mandamus if she refuses to comply. Both the party and its former presidential candidate have engaged in the war of words following the latter’s withdrawal from Read More