CERTIFICATE FORGERY CAUSES APC DELAY IN SUBMITTING CANDIDATES’ NAMES

  Three weeks to the Niger State local government election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to submit its final list of candidates to the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC). The party is trying to determine the authenticity of the certificates of its candidates. This followed the petitions accusing some of the local government chairmanship and councillorship candidates of certificate forgery. As at Saturday, no fewer than three chairmanship and four councillorship candidates were alleged to be neck-deep in certificate forgery. The Department of State Security (DSS) is helping…

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25 NYSC MEMBERS ARRESTED OVER CERTIFICATE FORGERY

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja No fewer than 25 prospective members of the National Youth Service Corps, who allegedly reported to various orientation camps with fake certificates, have been apprehended by the scheme and handed over to the police for prosecution. Our correspondent learnt on Sunday that the number could still increase as the NYSC orientation camps had been given a standing order from the headquarters in Abuja to vet the certificates submitted by the prospective corps members, fish out the fake holders and hand them over to the police. An authoritative…

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CERTIFICATE FORGERY CASE: SUPREME COURT GIVES JUDGEMENT ON WIKE’S CASE

 John Owen Nwachukwu  Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has emerged victorious again after the Supreme Court struck out a suit challenging his eligibility to run in the last governorship election in State. In two unanimous judgments on Monday morning, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld two appeals by Wike, with which he challenged the leave granted to Elvis Chinda by the Court of Appeal. Chinda, in a suit he filed before the Federal High Court, challenged, among others, the authenticity of the birth certificate submitted to the…

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UNIZK SUSPENDS EMBATTLED LECTURER OVER ALLEGATIONS OF PLAGIARISM, CERTIFICATE FORGERY

Samson Folarin The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has suspended embattled senior lecturer, Peter Ekemezie, over allegations of certificate forgery, plagiarism, among others. The PUNCH learnt that the decision was taken at the end of the 117th general meeting of the varsity’s governing council. The council, while ordering Ekemezie to hand over all the school property in his possession to his head of department, banned him from visiting the campus. In addition, the certificates of all workers of the institution were to be verified, beginning with the academic staff.…

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