AKPABIO WATCHES ON AS HIS WITNESS FUMBLES IN COURT

On Monday, June 10, 2019, the Senator, who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th National Assembly, Godswill Akpabio, watched appalled as Mr. Usen, one of his witnesses, admitted that there was no accreditation in polling units in the ward where he was a collation agent, Igbere TV reports. The Senator who on Monday for the first time since the National Assembly Petition Tribunal began sitting appeared at the court was opportune to be briefed through the prehearing report of the tribunal, which marked the end of the prehearing…

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650MIL NAIRA DEZIANI LARGESS: EX-MINISTER JUMOKE AKINJIDE’S TRIAL ADJOURNED TILL JUNE 26

Justice Chukwujekwu Anieke of Federal High Court  sitting in Lagos Tuesday, June 11, 2019 adjourned the re-arraignment of  a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide to June 26, 2019. The re-arraignment scheduled for today has an amended 24- count,  wherein  Akinjide is charged alongside Senator Ayo Adeseun and a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Chief Olanrewaju Otiti,  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC. However, the defendants could not be re-arraigned today due to an issue raised by the prosecution. At today’s proceedings,  prosecution counsel,…

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INEC FINALLY ISSUES CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO OKOROCHA

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, a certificate of return for winning the February 23 senatorial election in Imo West. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES in a phone interview Tuesday evening. The presentation came barely hours after the ninth National Assembly was inaugurated. Without a certificate of return, Mr Okorocha could not take part in the inauguration or voting of the new leadership of the Senate. Mr Okorocha was declared…

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BUHARI IS DRIVING NIGERIA TOWARDS DISASTER AND INSTABILITY – OBASANJO

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”. è Mr Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, last month. The interview is part of a special magazine publication by PREMIUM TIMES, put together to commemorate Nigeria’s 20 years of democracy since 1999. The former president fell apart with Mr Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections and endorsed…

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MAN TO DIE BY HANGING FOR KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND IN YOBE

Yobe State High Court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant, Muhammed Adamu, to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad, 24. Delivering judgment, Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under Section 221 of the Penal Code. Jauro held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed by the convict, The judge ruled, “By virtues of section 273 Criminal Procedural Code, when a person is sentenced to death, he be hanged by the neck to death. “I, therefore,…

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MAN BEATS WIFE TO DEATH IN ANAMBRA

 Joe Chukindi  A 41-year-old man, Mr Sunday Ngwu, has allegedly beat his wife to death over a marital issue that developed in their family. Mr Ngwu, who hails from Nkanu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was said to have engaged his wife in a fight after an undisclosed issue erupted in their family on Monday Night. A source, who spoke to DAILY POST, said Ngwu and the wife, Amara, had been living peacefully in an apartment at Ikwo Street, Ibollo, in Idemili North Local Government Area, but on Sunday…

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NAPTIP WARNS NIGERIANS OVER VISA LOTTERIES

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) has advised Nigerians to shun investing in visa lotteries, warning that such schemes are scams. NAPTIP’s Director (Intelligence) Public Enlightenment, Orakwue Arinze, made the call while briefing journalists at a one-day international conference on illegal migration and trafficking in persons conference, organised by the Nigerian Young Professional Forum, on Tuesday in Abuja He, however, decried inadequate funding of the educational sector in the country, attributing it to why Nigerians patronise visa lotteries and indulge in illegal migration. To avoid scams…

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MAN REMANDED IN PRISON FOR KILLING ANOTHER MAN AND BURYING HIS CORPSE

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered that a man, Idris Mohammed, who allegedly killed a man and burnt his corpse to be remanded in prison, pending legal advice. Chief Magistrate O. O. Olatunji who did not take the plea of Mohammed, ordered that he be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). He, thereafter, adjourned the matter until July 10. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 2, at…

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COURT ASKS INEC NOT TO ISSUE CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO OKOROCHA

A high court sitting in Imo state has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district. Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from “departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election.” A copy of the judgement dated Tuesday, June 11, was seen by TheCable. The judge gave the order while ruling on an application filed by Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliances…

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