MAN SENTENCED TO 1-YR IMPRISONMENT WITH NO OPTION OF FINE FOR INSULTING DEP- GOV

A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano yesterday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Mustafa Jarfa, to one year imprisonment for insulting the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, on his Facebook page. The convict, who resides at Tudun Wada Quarters of  Kano, was convicted on a four-count charge bordering on inciting disturbance, criminal intimidation, defamation of character and intentional insult. The convict, however, pleaded not guilty to the first, second and third  charges but pleaded guilty to the fourth count. The Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge, sentenced the convict to…

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CRISIS ROCKS SELECTION PROCESS OF NEW EMIR OF LAFIA

The Musa Gana Ruling House of Ungwar Galadima Lafia, has appealed to the Nasarawa State government to stop the selection and confirmation process for the stool of the Emir of Lafia. They submitted that the purported 1986 Gazette which only recognises Dallah Dunama and Ari Dunama as the only ruling houses eligible to participate in the contest for the stool of the Emir of Lafia is unjust, invalid and unpopular as it is the product of the findings of administrative commission of inquiry specially set up to serve parochial interest.…

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ATIKU LANDS IN THE US, 12 YEARS LATER, SEE PICS

Former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday arrived in Washington DC, United States of America, on a two-day visit. This is coming 12 years after his last visit to the country. The PDP presidential candidate arrived in the North American country at 20.20 hours (14.20 hours Washington DC time). Atiku had on Wednesday met with the business community in Lagos at an interactive session to unveil his plans to ‘get Nigeria working again’. A statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, last…

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ONNOGHEN SHOULD RESIGN AS CJN SAYS EL RUFAI

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has advised the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, to voluntarily resign his position as a mark of honour and to save the judiciary from further embarrassment. The governor, who appeared on ‘Sunrise Daily’, a breakfast show on Channels Television, said that since the CJN had admitted culpability of the allegations levelled against him, he should resign and protect the judiciary from disrepute. The CJN, the nation’s head of the third arm of government, the Judiciary  is facing trial at the Code of Conduct…

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SUIT SEEKING TO STOP CJN’S TRIAL STOPPED

The hearing in the  two separate suits seeking to stop the trial of  the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Tribunal, CCT,  could not go on yesterday at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The Federal Government had filed a 6 count criminal charge against the CJN over alleged non declaration of assets. The arraignment of the number one judicial officer was billed to take place last Monday but it could not go on due to lack of personal service of the summons on…

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EL RUFAI ATTACKS SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS OVER ONNOGHEN

‘One of the most painful things I have experienced in the last two weeks from the statements from the governors of the South South justifying that non-declaration of assets is a non-issue because the Chief Justice of Nigeria is from the South South. This is the sort of things we see. Wrong is Wrong, Right should be right” he said Reacting to VP Osinbajo’s claim that President Buhari did not know of the prosecution of the CJN until Saturday January 12th, Governor El-Rufai replied ”Why should he know about it?…

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APPEAL COURT JUDGEMENT: SEE WHAT TONYE COLE SAID AFTER COURT THREW OUT HIS APPEAL

Embattled governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole and the senator representing Rivers East district in the National Assembly, Senator Andrew Uchendu, have appealed to members and supporters of the APC in the state to remain calm following the striking out of the party’s last appeal before the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt. Cole, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday by the spokesman of Tonye Cole Campaign Organization (TCCO), Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke, said the party is to receive a briefing relating…

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CONDEMNATION GALORE FOR BUHARI AFTER PERFORMANCE AT TOWN HALL MEETING

Twitter Users Slam Buhari over Performance at Town hall Meeting editor / 4 hours ago Muhammadu Buhari By Vanessa Obioha Nigerians took to Twitter Wednesday night to air their views on the interactive session with All Progressives Congress Presidential and Vice presidential candidates, President Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo, with most of the tweets slamming the president for poor performance at the session. While many of the tweets noted that the President had difficulty understanding the questions asked by Kadaria Ahmed, the host of the Town hall meeting, several tweets also noted…

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UPDATES FROM OSUN ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL AS KEY WITNESS GIVE EVIDENCE

STAR WITNESS TAKES STAND By Our Reporter The star witness of the petitioners at the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja, Mr. Dele Adeleke took the stand Wednesday and before commencement of cross examination by the defense counsels, pink copies of forms EC8A from most of the local government areas were tendered in evidence and received by the tribunal as exhibits in the resumed proceedings. Meanwhile, at yesterday’s hearing, Mrs. Faith Nwadishi a staff of Centre for Transparency and Advocacy disclosed how security agents manhandled accredited observers, both…

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SEE PICS FROM CHIEF BISI AKANDE’S 80TH BIRTHDAY

Chief Bisi Akande and his political associates about to cut the birthday cake Former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande on Wednesday marked his 80th birthday. In attendance at the ceremony were top chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and friends of the former governor. Photographs by Gbenro Adesina. Chief Bisi Akande and Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai Chief Bisi Akande cuts his 80th birthday cake, assisted by his political associates Chief Bisi Akande welcoming Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the event Governor Kayode Fayemi of…

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