OSHIOMHOLE INAUGURATES APC SCREENING COMMITTEES FOR BAYELSA AND KOGI GUBER ELECTIONS

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Committee, Adams Oshiomhole, said the party had become wiser from courts judgements which disqualified its candidates for ineligibility in the past. He said the party would guide against fielding candidates with questionable dates of birth, educational qualifications and various errors which the opposition party could latch on to snatch victory after losing at the polls. Specifically, he cited the case of Taraba State where the Supreme Court disqualified its governorship candidate after participating in all stages of the election. Oshiomhole…

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NEW INTERIOR MINISTER SAYS HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT MINISTRY

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The newly appointed Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said he knows little about the policies and operations of his ministry, adding that all he knows about the ministry was what he read in the newspapers. He said this when he visited the ministry shortly after he was inaugurated and assigned a portfolio alongside others by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, on Wednesday. The former Osun State governor said, “I don’t really know much about the operations or policies of the ministry apart from stories about…

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WOMAN BEATS 8-YR OLD DAUGHTER TO DEATH FOR STEALING 350NAIRA

The Plateau High Court on Wednesday ordered that a 37-year-old woman, Adeyola Afonja, who allegedly beat her eight-year-old daughter to death for stealing N350, be remanded in prison custody. The Police charged Afonja, who resides in Etobaba Village, Jos North, with culpable homicide, an offence punishable with death if convicted. Justice S.P. Gang gave the order after the visibly distraught mother pleaded not guilty to the charge, stating that she only wanted to correct her child. Justice Gang adjourned the case until October 8 for continuation of hearing and to…

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SHEHU SANI LOSES AT KADUNA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna has dismissed the petition of Senator Shehu Sani of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) challenging the victory of the elected Kaduna Central Senator, Uba Sani of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for lack of merit. Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice A. H. Suleiman, in a two hour judgment on Wednesday described the sitting as successful based on evidences presented to the Tribunal. Lead Counsel to Senator Uba Sani Barrister Frank Ikpe, said the Tribunal upheld the election of…

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537MIL NAIRA DEBT: COURT ORDERS TAKEOVER OF DONALD DUKE’S IKOYI PROPERTY

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the takeover an Ikoyi, Lagos property owned by former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, over an alleged debt of N537,334,360.77. The court made the takeover order in an August 8, 2019 ruling by Justice Chuka Obiozor, ordering the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON and the United Bank for Africa, UBA to take possession. The order was pursuant to an ex parte application, marked, FHC/L/CS/1373/2019, taken before the judge by AMCON and UBA. Listed as first to third defendants were…

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NO LAW REQUIRES ME TO PRODUCE MY CERTFICATE BEFORE CONTESTING FOR PRESIDENCY- BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that no law in Nigeria requires him to produce his certificates to prove his eligibility to vie for the presidency. The president made the assertion on Wednesday, August 21 while adopting his final brief of argument in opposition to the petition which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed to nullify his re-election The president, through his lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), argued that he was only required to be educated, under the 1999 Constitution, Igbere TV reports. Hence, he urged…

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COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOME IN NIGER, SEE PIX

A couple in Niger state was found dead in their home in the early hours of today August 21st. According to reports, the couple went about their businesses yesterday August 20th and retired to their home later in the evening. Sadly this morning, they were both found dead by their neighbors. The cause of their death is yet unknown. However their remains have been buried according to Islamic rites. https://www.042hits.com/couple-found-dead-in-their-home-in-niger-state-photos/

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SARS OFFICERS WHO KILLED UNARMED LAGOS PHONE THIEVES POINTBLANK ARRESTED

The arrested policemen. Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila. Police photo Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the four policemen who killed two suspected phone thieves in broad daylight in the Igando area of the state. Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said they would face murder charges. A viral video had surfaced on the social media on Tuesday, showing the officers manhandling, and, later, ultimately, the suspects. Elkana identified the policemen as Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and…

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SHEHU SANI REVEALS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO APC IN 2023 AFTER BUHARI’S EXIT FROM POWER

The senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which started with President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate will fizzle out in 2023. He said the future of Nigeria is dependent on having a political party with credible leadership and a clear ideological direction of which the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) represents. According to The Guardian, the lawmaker made the remarks on Tuesday, August 20, while receiving the executive members of the PRP on a courtesy call…

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