I Won the Presidential Elections and I’ll Prove it – Peter Obi
Elections, Judiciary, Justice, News, Nigeria

I Won the Presidential Elections and I’ll Prove it – Peter Obi

On Thursday, Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential candidate, insisted that he had won the presidential election held on Saturday and was ready to prove it. According to him, the election, won by the All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Tinubu, was controversial and designed to deliver predetermined outcomes. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu as the president-elect, Obi claimed that the election did not meet the necessary requirements and could not be deemed credible. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was declared the winner of the 2023 presidential election after he polled 8,794,726 votes. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced Tinubu as the winner at the International Collation Centre in Abuja during the ear...
<strong>Appeal Court Judge Collapses, Dies In Akure</strong>
Judiciary, News, Nigeria

Appeal Court Judge Collapses, Dies In Akure

The judge of the Ondo state court of appeal, Ayobode Lokulo-Sodipe, has died. Lokulo-Sodipe who recently celebrated his 67th birthday on February 15 reportedly collapsed in his office while dressing up to attend a court session on Monday. All efforts made to revive him proved ineffective and he died before getting to the hospital. The incident was confirmed by the immediate past chairman of the Akure branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, Rotimi Olorunfemi, in a message. He wrote, “Just confirmed it (the judge’s death); it is true. He collapsed in the office at court of appeal, Akure, this morning. “[He] was rushed to the hospital but confirmed DOA (dead on arrival).” Also, Banji Ayenakin, chairperson of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Akure branch, confirmed the ...
<strong>40-Year-Old Jobless Man Defiles 15-Year-Old Girl</strong>
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40-Year-Old Jobless Man Defiles 15-Year-Old Girl

A 40-year-old jobless man, George Ukpong, has been remanded by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, who did not entertain Ukpong’s plea, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, for legal advice. The Magistrate adjourned the case till March 22 for DPP advice. See Also: Court Orders Evans To Pay Kidnap Victim €233,000, N50m The prosecution counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, earlier stated that Ukpong committed the offence on February 19 at Jaiye oba Street, Shasha, Lagos. According to Ajayi, Ukpong tricked the girl into his room and defiled her. He alleged that the defendant was caught b...
<strong>US Charges Nigerians For ‘Fraudulently Obtaining Nursing Credentials’</strong>
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US Charges Nigerians For ‘Fraudulently Obtaining Nursing Credentials’

The Texas board of nursing has pressed charges against some nurses for reportedly obtaining educational credentials deceitfully in the United States. The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) in a multi-state coordinated law enforcement action, tagged Operation Nightingale, found that some persons had obtained fraudulent nursing degree diplomas and transcripts. The investigation which started on January 25, was targeted at uncovering fraudulent dealings where individuals acquired nursing credentials and used them to qualify to sit for the national nursing board examination.   Tired depressed female african scrub nurse wears face mask blue uniform gloves sits on hospital floor. Exhausted sad black doctor feels burnout stress of corona vir...
<strong>Court Sentences Obasanjo’s In-law To Seven Years Imprisonment</strong>
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Court Sentences Obasanjo’s In-law To Seven Years Imprisonment

John Abebe, a businessman, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a Lagos state special offences court in Ikeja for forging a document belonging to an oil company. Ruling on the suit on Saturday, the judge, Mojisola Dada, gave an option of a fine of N50 million to be paid within 30 days in place of imprisonment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had in 2018 arraigned Abebe, a younger brother of the late Stella Obasanjo, former first lady, on four counts. The anti-graft agency accused Abebe of knowingly forging a November 30, 1995, letter written by BP Exploration Nigeria Limited to Inducon (Nigeria) Ltd. See Also: Court Orders Evans To Pay Kidnap Victim €233,000, N50m According to the EFCC, Abebe who is an in-law to former President Olusegun Obasa...
<strong>Naira Scarcity: El-Rufai Blows Hot, Counters Buhari’s Directive On Old Naira  </strong>
Economy, Finance, Judiciary, News, Nigeria

Naira Scarcity: El-Rufai Blows Hot, Counters Buhari’s Directive On Old Naira  

Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has directed that old and new naira notes remain legal tender in the state pending the outcome of supreme court judgment. Buhari in a televised address on Thursday said he has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to allow N200 notes remain legal tender until April 10. According to the president, all N500 and N1,000 notes will remain redeemable a the CBN and designated points for 60 days. His directive came less than 24 hours after the supreme court insisted that the old notes were still valid, and adjourned the case filed by many states – including Kaduna, seeking an extension to the deadline on the old notes beyond February 2022. Reacting, el-Rufai stated that all old notes would remain legal tender until the supreme court dete...
<strong>Court Declares Ebube Agu Operations Illegal In Ebonyi</strong>
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Court Declares Ebube Agu Operations Illegal In Ebonyi

An Ebonyi State federal high court in Abakaliki has declared the activities of the south-east security outfit, Ebube Agu, illegal in the state. Recall that the south-east states governors had in April 2021, announced the establishment of the security network as part of measures to curb insecurity in the region. The court while ruling on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, and police to retrieve all the weapons in the possession of Ebube Agu operatives in the state. The presiding judge, Riman Fatun, said the grounds for disbandment were connected to human right abuses, extortion, and illegal arrests. The judge held, “I hereby declare the Ebube Agu outfit illegal and therefore, it ceases to exist as the Ebonyi state house of assembly has no powers to appr...
Gov Matawalle Orders Arrest of Persons Rejecting Old Naira Notes
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Gov Matawalle Orders Arrest of Persons Rejecting Old Naira Notes

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle has asked security operatives to arrest anybody who refuses to recognize and accept old naira notes for transactions in the state. The governor issued the directive at a swearing-in ceremony of the new High Court Judges and Special Advisers held at the Government House Gusau on Friday. Matawalle described the redesigning of the currency as ill-timed and wrongly implemented. He directed that, “Anyone who refuses to accept the old currency notes of N200, N500, and N1000 in the state should be arrested.” According to the Zamfara governor, old currency notes remain legal tender until the final verdict of the case filed against the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Government by three northern governors of Kaduna, Kogi, and Zamfara ...
<strong>Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate</strong>
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Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has been affirmed by the supreme court as the All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate for Yobe north. The apex court in a judgment delivered on Monday allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature. In its judgment, three out of the five-member panel supported the position of the APC that the suit at the trial court not to have started through an originating summons since it contained allegations of fraud. Centus Nweze said, “The bedrock of the suit shows that there were allegations of fraudulent practices against the appellants. “That the 1st respondent accused the APC of fraudulently substituting his name with that of Lawan. “Where there is an allegation of fraud it should not be commenced by an origi...
<strong>Sex Tape: Court Slams N5m Fine Against ‘Despicable’ Oxlade</strong>
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Sex Tape: Court Slams N5m Fine Against ‘Despicable’ Oxlade

Justice O.A. Oresanya of a Lagos State High Court has fined singer Ikuforijimi Abdulrahman, popularly known as Oxlade, N5m for leaking an explicit sex tape with a woman on a social media app, Snapchat. Recall that a sex tape circulated online on February 9, 2022, picturing the artiste with a lady. Oxlade came out to apologise to his fans for the act. Delivering judgement on the suit on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the judge described Oxlade’s action of recording the explicit sex and leaking the tape online without the consent of his partner as “despicable, horrendous, distasteful and classless.” The suit which was filed by Blessing, on March 15, 2022, demanded N20m damages and a declaration that the respondent’s (Oxlade) act of recording their sexual acts without her knowledge ...