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Ondo APC Faction Heads To Court To Halt LG Poll

THE conduct of the Local Government election in Ondo State was, yesterday, threatened following a suit by a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, restraining the State Independent Electoral Commission, ODIEC, from accepting the list of candidates submitted by the Ade Adetimehin faction in the state. A faction, Unity Group, within the Ondo APC disclosed that a suit had been filed “against ODIEC to restrain it from collecting list from Ade Adetimehin and his executive.” But in a swift … Continue reading “Ondo APC Faction Heads To Court To Halt LG Poll”

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Lagos PDP: Aggrieved Members Drag Secondus, Salvador To Court

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, yesterday, dragged the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and the erstwhile state chairman, Moshood Salvador to the state High Court, accusing them of infractions on the PDP constitution. Joined in the suit marked LD/2753GCM/2018 and filed before the court by Barrister O. J. Osinowo on behalf of nine aggrieved members of the party are: the PDP, the party’s National Vice Chairman (SouthWest), Dr. Eddy Olafeso, and the … Continue reading “Lagos PDP: Aggrieved Members Drag Secondus, Salvador To Court”

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Get A Court Order or Back-Off From Rivers – Wike Challenges EFCC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for what it described as illegal actions in the State. Wike said this in a statement made available by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu. He said that Rivers State Government under a former Governor, Peter Odili obtained a court judgment that the EFCC had no constitutional power to investigate state funds, pointing out that the … Continue reading “Get A Court Order or Back-Off From Rivers – Wike Challenges EFCC”

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Woman Drags Ex-husband To Court Over Abandonment Of Daughter

 A 40-year old house wife, Aisha Alhassan on Monday dragged her ex-husband Murtala Ishaq before Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna over alleged abandonment of his daughter for 20 years. The complainant told the court that since the birth of the daughter 20 years ago, she had been shouldering the girl’s responsibilities. “We divorced 20 years ago when Asiya was an infant, since then, he had never cared for her needs. “I fed her, clothed her and even paid her school … Continue reading “Woman Drags Ex-husband To Court Over Abandonment Of Daughter”

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Arrested IPOB Women Sing Biafra Songs As They Are Arraigned In Court

Arrested female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra group, IPOB were seen singing Pro-Biafra songs as they were arraigned at the Owerri Magistrate Court today. The Female IPOB members were arrested during a massive protest in Owerri, the Imo State capital, as the women demanded the whereabouts of the missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu. They equally demanded a referendum for an Independent state of Biafra by the Federal Government. They also accused the Federal Government of “deliberately marginalizing Biafran … Continue reading “Arrested IPOB Women Sing Biafra Songs As They Are Arraigned In Court”

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Court Halts Saraki’s Move To Declare Akpabio’s Seat Vacant

An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant. Read Also: Bloomberg Gives Grants To NGOs in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or take any action aimed at “overreaching his privileges and rights as a Senator pending the determination of the originating Summons of the … Continue reading “Court Halts Saraki’s Move To Declare Akpabio’s Seat Vacant”

Teacher In Court For Allegedly Defrauding Students Of N151,000 WASSCE Fees

A teacher, Olakunle Oladeji, 33, who allegedly defrauded four students of their West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) fees totaling N151, 000, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The accused, who resides at No. 38, Ewupe Road, Sango Alagbado, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a five-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining money under false pretence. The prosecutor, Insp Abiola Adewale, said Oladeji committed the offences sometime in March 25, 2017 and April 25, 2017 … Continue reading “Teacher In Court For Allegedly Defrauding Students Of N151,000 WASSCE Fees”

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Take Nigeria Police To Court -Falana Speaks On Arrest Of Premium Times Reporter, Ogundipe

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Femi Falana, has called for the release of Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter. The police arrested Ogundipe on Wednesday over a report the organisation published on the sack of Lawal Daura, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS). The police had reportedly asked Ogundipe to disclose how he obtained the letter used for a story but the journalist declined in line with the ethics of Journalism. However Falana, in a statement issued … Continue reading “Take Nigeria Police To Court -Falana Speaks On Arrest Of Premium Times Reporter, Ogundipe”

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Court dismisses murder charge filed against PDP Chairman

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Moshood Salvador, the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP. Mr Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside 10 others on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful killing on July 25. During Tuesday’s proceedings, the vacation judge, Obafemi Adamson, dismissed the charge after entertaining submissions from counsels in a counter suit challenging the charge filed by … Continue reading “Court dismisses murder charge filed against PDP Chairman”

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Court insists on arrest of INEC Chairman

An Abuja Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to produce the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. The Justice Stephen Pam-led court ordered the police boss to arrest Yakubu and produce him during the next adjourned date of the court. This followed the refusal of the INEC Chairman to obey the court’s earlier order. Justice Pam held that the INEC boss should appear before him to explain why he … Continue reading “Court insists on arrest of INEC Chairman”