Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    ‘States enjoying 24 hours power supply are in Mars’ — Shehu Sani tackles Fashola

‘States enjoying 24 hours power supply are in Mars’ — Shehu Sani tackles Fashola

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the states enjoying almost 24 hours power supply are in other planets of the universe.When he appeared on a Channels Television programme on Wednesday, Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, had said some states in the country now enjoy almost 24 hours of electricity supply."Sitting down here I can tell you [...]

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    ‘N1.4bn for design of DPR headquarters’ — FEC approves contracts worth N4.26bn

‘N1.4bn for design of DPR headquarters’ — FEC approves contracts worth N4.26bn

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved contracts worth N4.26 billion in various sectors of the economy.Speaking with journalists after the FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, said N1.4 billion was approved for the design of the headquarters of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Abuja."FEC approved N1.4 billion for the [...]

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    INEC suspends issuance of certificates to Zamfara APC candidates

INEC suspends issuance of certificates to Zamfara APC candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the presentation of certificates of return to candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state.The electoral commission disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday.https://twitter.com/inecnigeria/status/1110601915677753345?s=19INEC said it has been served with a judgement from the court of appeal in Sokoto and is currently studying it."Breaking: INEC has been served with the [...]

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    Group endorses Boroffice as deputy senate president

Group endorses Boroffice as deputy senate president

A pro-Muhammadu Buhari group under the aegis of Women for Buhari and Osinbajo, wants Ajayi Boroffice, lawmaker representing Ondo north senatorial district as deputy senate president.In a statement, Fatima Adams, national coordinator of the group, said the prefer Boroffice to other lawmakers eyeing the position.The group said its aim is to make sure that governance goes smoothly in the country from [...]

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    Yari: Appeal court didn’t tamper with APC primaries in Zamfara

Yari: Appeal court didn’t tamper with APC primaries in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the court of appeal did not tamper with primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.On Monday, the court set aside a judgment by a Zamfara high court which allowed Yari's faction to field candidates in the general election.Kabir Marafa, serving senator and governorship aspirant, had appealed the judgement.In a statement, [...]

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    Marafa reacts to appeal court verdict, says Yari got ‘black market judgement’

Marafa reacts to appeal court verdict, says Yari got ‘black market judgement’

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the court of appeal has vindicated him.On Monday, the appeal court in Sokoto nullified the primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara.A high court in Zamfara had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Yari's faction.It was on this basis that Yari and [...]

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    Edward Onoja: Why APC won all 25 seats in Kogi assembly

Edward Onoja: Why APC won all 25 seats in Kogi assembly

Edward Onoja, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 25 seats in the state assembly because it did not impose candidates on the people.In a statement, Mohammed Onogwu, chief press secretary to Bello, quoted Onoja as saying the party was also quick to resolve disputes that emanated from the [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of results in Bauchi governorship election.Mohammed Abubakar, incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had challenged INEC's decision to collate the result of the March 9 election in Tafawa Balewa local government area of [...]

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    ‘He had  N90.6m as at January 2018’ — witness gives details of Onnoghen’s five bank accounts

‘He had N90.6m as at January 2018’ — witness gives details of Onnoghen’s five bank accounts

Ifeoma Okagbue, an official of Standard Chartered Bank, on Thursday gave details of the balances of five bank accounts belonging to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Okagbue while testifying before the tribunal said Onnoghen operated accounts in naira, dollars, euro and pounds.The bank official said she started managing the accounts in 2015 but they were opened between 2009 [...]

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    FG closes case against Onnoghen after calling three witnesses

FG closes case against Onnoghen after calling three witnesses

The federal government has closed its case against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The government closed after calling three witnesses to the stand.At the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday, Aliyu Umar, counsel to the government, announced that they closed the case despite the fact that they had initially listed six witnesses.Umar said the three other witnesses [...]

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    Witness: Onnoghen’s asset forms haven’t been verified since 2016

Witness: Onnoghen’s asset forms haven’t been verified since 2016

Awal Usman, a former director of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), says the asset declaration forms have not been verified by the bureau since 2016.Usman said this on Thursday while testifying in the ongoing trial of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Onnoghen is standing trial for a six-count charge bordering on false asset declaration.Speaking while he was [...]

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    CCT chairman threatens to jail journalists

CCT chairman threatens to jail journalists

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), says he will not hesitate to send any journalist "distorting facts from proceedings" to jail.Umar said this on Thursday while reacting to some newspaper headlines from proceedings on the last adjourned date.The CCT judge alleged that some newspapers distorted facts when they allegedly reported that Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice [...]

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    Group seeks coroner’s inquest into Lagos building collapse

Group seeks coroner’s inquest into Lagos building collapse

The Women Empowerment and Legal Aid (WELA) has asked a high court in Lagos for a coroner's inquest into the collapse of a four-storey building in the state.On March 13, a four-storey building housing a private school collapsed killing 20 people, including children.The incident occurred at Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to [...]

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    PDP leaders ask military to stay away from supplementary poll

PDP leaders ask military to stay away from supplementary poll

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says declaring elections inconclusive is the terminology used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to "rig elections."Ike Abonyi, media aide to Secondus, quoted the PDP national chairman as saying this at the national emergency council meeting of the party.Secondus asked the military and other security agencies to resist any [...]

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    ‘You have slipped into severe depression’ — APC dismisses PDP’s 1.6m votes claim

‘You have slipped into severe depression’ — APC dismisses PDP’s 1.6m votes claim

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, have "slipped into severe depression".The APC said this in reaction to PDP's claim that it won the presidential poll by 1.6 million votes.The opposition party based its claims on the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It filed the claim in its [...]

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    Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Kabiru Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the delay in constituting another panel to hear the tussle in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state may deny him justice.Marafa, a gubernatorial aspirant, said this in a letter dated March 13, and addressed to Zainab Bulkachuwa, appeal court president.The senator is challenging a verdict of a Zamfara high court which [...]

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