Appeal Court sacks Rep. member, A/Mumin Jibrin

The Court of Appeal, on Friday, nullified the election of AbdlMumin Jibrin, the All Progressives Congess, (APC) member representing Kiru/Bebeji constituency of Kano State, and ordered for a fresh election. The appellate court resolved that the entire election conducted in the two local governments, on the grounds that the final result contained in Form EC (8)E was mutilated. The judgment, delivered by Justice Ajoke Adepoju, said since the result was mutilated any presumption on the actual result was a hearsay. It could be recalled that on September 12, the Election…

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Buhari, Saudi Crown Prince agree to establish Nigeria – Saudi Council

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, in Riyadh, accepted an invitation from the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin-Salman, for the establishment of Nigeria- Saudi Council, aimed at promoting investments and enhancing relations between both countries. The decision was the highpoint of a bi-lateral meeting between the Nigerian leader and the Crown Prince, which took place on the margins of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. A statement issued by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, said the meeting was initially scheduled to hold in the office of the Crown…

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Elections: INEC to create additional polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said it would, by the first quarter of 2020, take courageous decisions on the creation of additional polling units. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this at a dialogue session organised by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Situation Room, in Abuja. The session was held with INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, ahead of Bayelsa and Kogi States governorship elections. Okoye said that the Commission would consult critical stakeholders and take bold steps and decisions on the…

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Sokoto: Appeal Court sacks Sokoto Senator, Reps members

The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Wednesday returned Sen. Ibrahim Danbaba and Balarabe Kakale as Senator and House of Representative member in the National Assembly, respectively. In a short judgement read by Justice Frederick Oho, the court said that the appeal filed by Danbaba and Kakale, both candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during 2019 election have succeeded, adding that details on the judgement will be given later. Oho set aside the judgements, delivered by Sokoto State Election Petitions Tribunal, which dismissed the appellants petitions in favour of the…

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2019 Election: Supreme Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal, affirms Buhari’s re-election as President

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammadu, led the seven-man panel in hearing the appeals in respect of the case instituted by Atiku Abubakar. Other members of the panel are Justices Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Kayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Amiru Sanusi, Ejembi Eko and Uwani Abba-Ajji. ….. The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement on Wednesday…

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Buhari to embark on private visit to London after S/Arabia

The Presidency yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari will be embarking on a private visit to London after attending the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Summit holding in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday. According to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, the Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative will be holding from Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 and President Buhari is expected to perform Lesser Hajj immediately after the forum. Adesina…

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Zamfara Assembly to make banditry, kidnapping a capital offence

Zamfara State House of Assembly on Wednesday commenced deliberation on a Bill to make banditry and kidnapping a capital offence in the State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the executive bill was tabled at plenary by the House Leader, Alhaji Faruk Dosara, on Wednesday. He urged the lawmakers to accelerate the passage of the Bill, to enhance peace and stability in the State. Dosara noted that the Bill came at the right time when the administration of Gov. Bello Matawalle was working hard to provide lasting solutions…

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Kogi: INEC releases date for fresh poll for Melaye vs Adeyemi

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the date for the fresh Kogi-West Senatorial election involving Senator Dino Melaye, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senator Smart Adeyemi, of the All Progressives Congress, APC. INEC, in a statement signed by its Chairman of its Information and Voter Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, said that the Senate election would hold simultaneously with the Kogi governorship election on 16 November, 2019. INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, said that another by-election…

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Court orders forfeiture of ex-Senate president, Saraki’s 2 Ikoyi properties

A Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State and belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to the Federal Government. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had, in an ex-parte application filed by the Commission’s lawyer, Nnaemeka Omewa approached the court seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties, located at No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, alleging that…

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Suspected APC thugs attack Sen. Kwankwaso’s convoy

Suspected APC thugs yesterday attacked the convoy of Sen. Kwankwaso’s on their way back from Madobi LG, along Panshekara Road. While there are some of the casualties, some number of vehicles were reported to have been destroyed by the hoodlums The governor and his entourage, according to the report, were on their way back from Kwankwaso village, in Madobi Local Government Area to celebrate Sen.Kwankwaso’s birthday and commission the first female Nursing and Mid-wifery School established by Sen. Kwankwaso, when they were attacked by some suspected APC thugs. It could…

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Sochi: Buhari has demonstrated resolve to diversify economy, FG tells Russia-Africa Summit

The Federal Government, on Monday, told the Russian investors that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated a strong resolve to diversify the nation’s economy through the mining sector. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite stated this during an interactive session with Russian investors in Sochi, Russia, at a pre-summit meeting preceding the three-day Russia-Africa Summit. He intimated the investors that Nigeria was a prime destination for mining activity in the continent, and assured them that the nation had several stocks of minerals that could kick-start…

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June 12 annulment’ll haunt my father for the rest of his life – IBB’s son

Eldest son of former military president of Nigeria better known as IBB, Mohammed Babangida says his father told him that the annulment of the June 12, 1993, election will haunt him for the rest of his life. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Babangida’s son narrated what happened on the night his father had a date with history. E 12 annulment plunged Nigeria into chaos and the then perceived winner of the election, M.K.O Abiola, who was coasting to victory as of the time the election, was cancelled never…

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Onoja to be sworn-in as Kogi deputy governor Monday

The running mate to governor Yahaya Bello for the November 16 governorship election, Chief Edward Onoja, is to be sworn-in on Monday as the new deputy governor of Kogi State. Onoja was the former Chief of Staff to governor Yahaya Bello before he was appointed as running mate to the governor for the coming governorship election, and based on this, he resigned as Chief of Staff to the governor last week. It was reported that on Saturday, the Kogi State of Assembly will screen him on Monday, and after the…

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Kogi deputy governor impeached

The deputy governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba, has been impeached. Mr. Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday in Lokoja, the State capital. The Majority Leader of the House, Hassan Bello Abdullahi, disclosed this to reporters at the premises of the Assembly complex. According to Bello, Achuba stands impeached after careful consideration of the report of the John Bayeshea committee submitted earlier on Friday. He said the report was received, studied and deliberated upon and a unanimous decision was arrived at…

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Buhari appoints SSA Media to First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Barr. Aliyu Abdullahi as the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity (First Lady Office) Aisha Buhari. The appointment was announced yesterday, in a statement issued by the First Lady’s Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna. Barr. Aliyu Abdullahi was prior to this appointment, Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (First Lady Office) was until this appointment the Board Secretary of Atar Communications Nigeria Ltd (owners of Liberty Television/Radio) and the Vice-Chairman of the Buhari Media Organisation. He is graduate of…

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