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Appeal Court Rules on Delta PDP Gov Candidate
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Appeal Court Rules on Delta PDP Gov Candidate

The Abuja court of appeal has upheld the nomination of Sherrif Oborevwori as the Delta State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The court overturned the judgement of a federal high court in Abuja that asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognize David Edevbie as the authentic candidate of the PDP for the guber poll. Recall that Oborevwori, speaker of the Delta house of assembly, had polled 590 votes to defeat his closes rival, Edevbie, the commissioner for finance during the James Ibori administration, who got 113 votes. Edevbie had rejected the outcome of the election and headed to the court to seek redress over alleged discrepancies in Oborevwori’s certificates. Delivering judgement, the court of appeal held that the a...
Court Dismisses FG’s Request To Extradite Abba Kyari To US
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Court Dismisses FG’s Request To Extradite Abba Kyari To US

An Abuja federal high court has dismissed a suit by the federal government asking to extradite suspended deputy commissioner of police, DCP, Abba Kyari, to the United States to face charges. The suspended DCP is wanted in the US over alleged conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft. Inyang Ekwo while delivering judgment on Monday adjudged the suit filed by the office of the attorney-general of the federation was competent and bereft of merit. According to Ekwo, the Extradition Act is against the surrender of a defendant who is presently being tried by a local court. See Also: Insecurity: Melaye Challenges Keyamo To Drive To Kaduna Without Security He held that Kyari was being tried by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for dru...
INEC, PDP Plotting To Tamper With Electoral Documents – APC
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INEC, PDP Plotting To Tamper With Electoral Documents – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun State, has raised an alarm that some officials of the National Electoral Commission, INEC, are planning to tamper with documents used for the conduct of the Osun State governorship poll. This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s Chairman, Mr Gboyega Famodun, alleging that the party was informed of plans by some officials of the electoral umpire to connive with stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to tamper with some result sheets and Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, used for the election. Recall that the APC and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola had instituted a suit challenging the victory of PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke at the election petition tribunal. The APC and its candidate allege over-...
Adeleke Vows To Defend Mandate
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Adeleke Vows To Defend Mandate

Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor-elect, has pledged to defend and retain his victory before the election petition tribunal. He stressed that his electoral victory was in absolute compliance with the constitution of the country and the resolve of the people to chart a new course. The All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola had instituted a petition at the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osogbo to challenge Adeleke’s victory. Gboyega Famodun, the chairman of the APC, had on Thursday disclosed that the party was prepared to petition the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its flagbearer before the Election Tribunal.   See Also: 2023 Election: Wike Meet PDP Gover...
Iyabo Ojo Reacts To Baba Ijesha’s Sentencing
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Iyabo Ojo Reacts To Baba Ijesha’s Sentencing

Iyabo Ojo, a Nigerian actress has reacted to the sentencing of a colleague, Baba Ijesha, by a Lagos court over sexual abuse of a minor. Iyabo Ojo, a Nigerian actress has reacted to the sentencing of a colleague, Baba Ijesha, by a Lagos court over sexual abuse of a minor. See Also: Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault Baba Ijesha (Olanrewaju James) Baba Ijesha whose real name is Olanrewaju James was found guilty of sexually molesting Comedian Prince’s foster daughter by an Ikeja Special Offences Court. The actor was sentenced to 16 years in jail by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo after a judgment that lasted two hours. Reacting to the judgment, Iyabo Ojo who has been an active campaigner for justice for the victim, took to her Instagram account to laud ...
Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application
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Organ Harvesting: Again, UK Court Refuses Ekweremadu’s Bail Application

Senate President_Ike_Ekweremadu Nigerian lawmaker and former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was yesterday, refused bail for the second time, by the UK Uxbridge Magistrate Court, despite his insistence that the alleged organ donor, David Nwamini, was not 15 years old. Ekweremadu was arraigned in court alongside his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka, for charges bothering on alleged kidney harvesting, however, his wife did not appear in court, yesterday. Recall that the London Metropolitan Police had last week arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife for allegedly going against a law on organ harvesting. The donor, identified by the UK police as Ukpo Nwamini David, claims to be 15 years old, despite his passport data page suggesting he was 21 years old having been born on Oc...
Justice Tanko Muhammad Steps Aside as CJN
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Justice Tanko Muhammad Steps Aside as CJN

Justice Tanko Muhammad, the current Chief Justice of Nigeria has stepped aside from that office. This confirmation came a few hours after rumours of his resignation hit the airwaves. According to Punch Newspapers, confirmation of this news was given by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Ahuraka Yusu Isah. He's reported to have said "the latest information is that the CJN has resigned; I spoke with somebody very close to him and he said he has resigned." It will be recalled that the CJN is currently the subject of certain allegations of high-handedness and favoritism. While no other action has been taken on this allegation, the CJN had responded saying "the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad would wish to confirm receipt of letter written and ...
Okorocha Gets Bail, Leaves EFCC Custody
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Okorocha Gets Bail, Leaves EFCC Custody

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a former governor of Imo State and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Rochas Okorocha, to remain in custody until he perfects the conditions attached to his bail. Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order after admitting the ex-governor to bail in the sum of N500m and one surety in the like sum. Admitted also to bail by Justice Inyang Ekwo is his co-accused, Anyim Nyerere, who was sighted in a 17-count that majored on money laundering. For Nyerere, the court ordered that he should continue on the administrative bail granted him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for exhibiting good conduct while on bail. The court ordered that Okorocha’s surety must have a property in Abuja not below N500m and the ...
BREAKING: Federal High Court Soft-pedals On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
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BREAKING: Federal High Court Soft-pedals On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

The authorities of the Federal High Court in Abuja have soft-pedaled on the stringent conditions imposed on the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Against their last month's decision, the court authorities have stopped the movement of the trial to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, at Jabi District of Abuja. Also, the authorities of the Court have permitted the media to witness the treasonable felony charges brought against the Biafra nation agitator by the Federal Government. At the time of this report, fully armed operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have taken perfect control of the security situations within and outside the court premises. Journalists, lawyers, litigants, as well as workers are being allowed into ...
DR Congo Policeman Sentenced To Death For Murder
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DR Congo Policeman Sentenced To Death For Murder

A Congolese military court has sentenced a high-ranking policeman to death for his role in the 2010 murder of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya, which caused national outrage. Commissioner of police Christian Ngoy Kenga Kenga was found guilty of murder, desertion and misappropriation of weapons and ammunition. Mr Chebeya's body was found bound and gagged in his car in Kinshasa. There is a moratorium on capital punishments in DR Congo. However, the death penalty has not been abolished and military courts continue to hand down such sentences. Another policeman, Jacques Migabo, was also sentenced to 12 years during the trial. He admitted to having strangled Mr Chebeya and his driver, Fidèle Bazana. Police commissioner Paul Mwilambwe, who had been a key witness ...