INEC REACTS TO APPEAL COURT NULLIFICATION OF ZAMFARA APC PARTICIPATION IN 2019 ELECTIONS

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to the Appeal Court judgment, which nullified the participation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State. The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto led by Justice Tom Yakubu, had on Monday set aside the judgment of a Zamfara High Court on the APC primaries that produced the party’s candidates for the governorship, National and State Assembly elections. Reacting, INEC in a tweet on Tuesday said it has suspended the presentation of Certificates of Return for the Zamfara Governorship…

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SUSWAM’S TRIAL STALLED BY ABSENCE OF DEFENCE COUNSEL

Absence of Lead Defence Counsel Stalls Suswam’s Trial The trial of the former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, which resumed today, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, was adjourned to May 22, 2019 due to the absence of the lead defence counsel, J.P Daudu, SAN, who was said to be under the weather. Suswam and Okolobia Okpanachi, former commissioner of finance in the state are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a nine-count charge bordering on diversion of N3.1 billion before Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of…

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MANCHESTER UNTIED SET TO NAME NEW MANAGER

Manchester United will announce the appointment of caretaker coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the club’s new permanent manager before the end of this week. Daily Mail reports that Man United’s hierarchy have reportedly already stopped their search for a new permanent manager and now regards Solskjaer as their one and only candidate to take the job. Solskjaer has won 10 out of the 13 Premier League games since his appointment as interim manager and reached the Champions League quarter-finals, where they will tackle Barcelona in April. The Norwegian replaced the…

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INEC SPEAKS ON ISSUING CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO ADEMOLA ADELEKE

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it can issue a certificate of return to Sen Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only if the embattled governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola fails to appeal the judgment of the tribunal that sacked him within 21 days. DAILY POST recalls that the Osun State governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja had last week Friday nullified the election of Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared Adeleke winner of the 2018 gubernatorial election. Justice Peter Obiora who…

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APC HAS NO CANDIDATE IN ZAMFARA IN 2019 ELECTIONS SAYS APPEAL COURT

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Sokoto State, has set aside judgement of the Zamfara High Court which paved way for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to field candidates in the 2019 general elections. The Presiding Judge, Justice Tom Shuaibu Yakubu, while delivering the lead judgement, averred that the lower court did not properly evaluate and assess all the evidences put before it before making its judgement. According to him, after reevaluation and reassessment of the evidences by the appellant court, it was discovered that the party did not follow…

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MORE TROUBLE FOR RIVERS AAC AS GOVERNORSHIP ALLEGES HIS LIFE IS UNDER THREAT

When it rains it pours. There seems to be no let down for Rivers State Governorship candidate of the AAC. Barely one week to the April 2 collation of results of the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State, the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara is complaining that his life is in danger. His running mate, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, resigned yesterday morning and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Yeeh, 67, an Ogoni, was yesterday afternoon received in the…

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WOMAN COMPLAINS BITTERLY AS 4.8MIL IS WITHDRAWN FROM HER 75-YR OLD MUM’S DIAMOND BANK ACCOUNT

Nigerian lady identity as @carnayour by twitter username has decried the level of fraud in the Nigerian banking industry after fraudsters allegedly moved the sum of N4.8 million from her 75-year-old mother’s Diamond Bank account. She wrote Read More >>>>>Source>>>http://www.sammypost.com/update-nigeria-lady-laments-as-fraudsters-move-n4-8m-from-her-75-yr-old-moms-diamond-bank-account/

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ABUJA PRIMUS HOSPITAL FREE CONSULTATION SERVICES STILL ON

The last eight days has been a hectic period for doctors as well as other related staff of Abuja’s number one specialist hospital the Primus International Super Specialty Hospital located in Karu, a short drive from the city centre. Nigerians from all walks of life have been trooping in to avail themselves of the free consultation that the hospital is offering. The hospital, which boasts of some of the best surgeons around cannot but be appreciated given the fact that this form of CSR is done regularly to appreciate the…

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2019: HAVE WE LEARNT ANY LESSONS ABOUT DEMOCRACY? – REUBEN ABATI

TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI BY REUBEN ABATI  The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity. However, no one should expect that democracy will produce…

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IMPORTATION OF 661 RIFLES: READ LATEST ON COURT CASE

661 arms importation: FG closes case against ex-customs officer, 5 others Correspondents / 2 hours ago The Federal Government yesterday closed its case against a retired Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Mahmud Hassan, and five others currently on trial at a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority. Hassan, Salisu Abdullahi Danjuma, Hassan Trade Nigeria Limited, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Ezebunwa Achinulo and Mathew Okoye (at large) were on November 16, 2017, docked before Justice Ayokunle Faji on an 8-count charge of conspiracy, importation…

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