SUPREME COURT STRIKES OUT APC APPLICATION TO REVIEW ITS JUDGEMENT ON ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS

  Supreme Court on Monday struck out an application by the All Progressives Congress (APC), asking the Apex Court to review its judgment on the Zamfara governorship elections. In a unanimous ruling by a five-man panel of justices, led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, the Apex Court says the application is incompetent and lacks merit. The panel added that the application should not have been brought before it in the first place.

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APC BACKS NASS ON EDO AND BAUCHI ASSEMBLY CRISIS

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is in support of the decision taken by the National Assembly to resolve the crisis in Edo and Bauchi State Houses of Assembly. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated this while addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja. According to him, the real issue at stake is the alleged deliberate violation of the rule of law by the governors of the affected states. Issa-Onilu said, ”There was supposed to be a proper proclamation of the House of Assembly in Bauchi and…

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I CANNOT BE A GOVERNOR AND NOT BE A GOVERNOR, OBASEKI LAMENTS

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki laments as he cant nominate somebody for federal appointment and make critical decisions. Gistvic Reports. Godwin Obaseki laments while speaking with members of the Benin Community resident in the Federal Capital Territory at Edo State Lodge, Abuja, on Friday. He said: “I have endured so much as a Governor. As a governor have not been able to even nominate somebody for a federal appointment and mean while federal appointment are made everyday. I cant be governor and not a governor, I should be able to…

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GODFATHERS NOT HAPPY WITH MY REVOLUTION IN EDO- OBASEKI

Godwin Obaseki Says he stepped on toes to effect changes Deji Elumoye in Abuja Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has given reasons why political godfathers are after his head, saying they were against his positive transformation of the state. Obaseki, who spoke while receiving in audience members of the Benin community, Abuja, at Edo Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro- Abuja, said he knew from the onset when he started executing projects that some individuals were not comfortable with him doing that for the betterment of the state. He revealed that in…

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LONE MEMBER OF PDP IN NIGER ASSEMBLY TO BE INAUGURATED NEXT WEEK AFTER PRESSURE FROM CONSTITUENTS

JOHN ADAMS, Minna After much pressure, the only member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) elected into the Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, will be inaugurated next week by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdullahi Bawa Wuse. Abdullahi Yahaya who won the Agaie state Assembly seat but was not inaugurated along with others following the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to withhold his Certificate of Return on the allegation that his victory was announced under “duress.” Abdullahi Yahaya, however, decided to approach the court to retrieve…

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS: COURT RULES AGAINST PRO-OSHIOMHOLE MEMBERS

You can’t take over Edo Assembly, Court tells pro-Oshiomhole members-elect Kazeem Ugbodaga / 6 hours ago Edo State House of Assembly Jethro Ibileke/Benin Bid by 12 lawmakers-elect in Edo State to take over the Edo State House of Assembly on Thursday suffered serious setback, when a Benin City High Court​ rejected their plea for an interim injunction restraining security agencies from barricading and cordoning off the Assembly complex. The security operatives asked to be restrained are the Edo State Commissioner of Police; Director, Department of State Services, Edo State, and Commandant of…

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GBAJABIAMILA’S APPOINTMENT OF APGA MEMBER AS AIDE CAUSES RIPPLES IN SOUTH EAST APC

Tony Okafor, Awka South-East groups of the All Progressives Congress have condemned the appointment of a chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in Anambra State, Anayo Nnebe, as an aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. In separate statements by the Conference of APC State Publicity Secretaries and South-East APC Young Progressives Forum in Awka, Anambra State on Wednesday, the groups described the appointment as “an affront” to his party’s loyalists in the area. “This is empowering APC’s enemies to kill us in the zone,”…

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TRIBUNAL INSISTS ON YUSUF, GANDUJE’S PRESENCE

[FILE PHOTO] Ganduje • PDP loses bid to amend witness list The governorship election petition tribunal in Kano State, yesterday, rejected the representation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, at the tribunal.Led by Justice Halima Mohammad, the tribunal raised objection at the resumption of the pre-trial, insisting that the second defendant (Ganduje) and the petitioner (Yusuf) should appear in person and not by proxy. The objection came when former Commissioner for Water Resources and frontier of…

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BAYELSA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: APC ADOPTS DIRECT PRIMARY

The State Working Committee (SWC), and other major stakeholders in Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, adopted the direct mode of primaries to elect candidates for the November 16 governorship poll. The decision was taken at meeting well attended by key stakeholders; including the state leader of the party and former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, the immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, a former member of the Buhari campaign Organisation, Preye Aganaba and elected National Assembly members of the party,…

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PDP LISTS NAMES OF APC OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN ELECTORAL FRAUD

A local government collation officer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election, on Tuesday, named two agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress whom he accused of voting for others at the election. The collation officer, Abubakar Abdullahi, said the agents are Isah Haliru and Ibrahim Mukhtar. Mr Abdullahi was speaking during his cross-examination at the continuation of hearings of the PDP’s petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the witness, agents of Mr Buhari’s APC at the polling unit where he supervised elections…

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