Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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    Supreme court adjourns hearing of Yari’s application till March 17

Supreme court adjourns hearing of Yari’s application till March 17

The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of an application filed by a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Abdullaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara, till March 17. Yari is asking the apex court to review its judgement nullifying the victory of his faction of the APC in Zamfara in the 2019 elections. While Yari was declared winner of [...]

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    Supreme court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application till Tuesday

Supreme court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application till Tuesday

The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of an application seeking a review of its judgment on Imo governorship election till Tuesday. Emeka Ihedioha is asking the apex court to review the judgment sacking him as governor of the state. He is also asking the court to sack Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo. In January, the supreme court sacked Ihedioha, Peoples [...]

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    Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says going by the law, pre-election matters should not be determined by the courts after the poll has been conducted. The lawyer said this while reacting to the supreme court's sack of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa, as governor-elect. On February 14, the apex court sacked Lyon [...]

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    Lagos APC: Tinubu has what it takes to lead Nigeria

Lagos APC: Tinubu has what it takes to lead Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state has described Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, as the Moses who will lead Nigeria to its promise land. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Lanre Ogunyemi, general secretary of the party in the state, said Tinubu has contributed to modern Nigeria. Flanked by the new executive members of the party, Ogunyemi [...]

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    EXTRA: APC asks ‘jobless’ PDP leaders to engage in rice farming — over call for review of Atiku’s case

EXTRA: APC asks ‘jobless’ PDP leaders to engage in rice farming — over call for review of Atiku’s case

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take up rice farming "because they are jobless". The ruling party said this in reaction to PDP's call on the supreme court to review its verdict on the presidential election. Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, had challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari but he lost from [...]

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    ‘APC crisis getting worse… Oshiomhole can’t win elections anymore’

‘APC crisis getting worse… Oshiomhole can’t win elections anymore’

Salihu Lukman, director-general of the Progressives Governors' Forum, says the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is getting worse by the day. Lukman said this in a memo he sent to the reconciliation committee chaired by Bisi Akande, a former interim chairman of the APC. The APC leadership set up the committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party. But in the [...]

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    ’It’s blackmail’ — Kogi rep denies forging certificate

’It’s blackmail’ — Kogi rep denies forging certificate

Lawal Idrisu, a member of the house of representatives from Kogi state, has denied the allegation he forged his national diploma certificate. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker said a case of the alleged forgery had been dismissed in court and described the fresh allegation as attempt to blackmail him. Aloysius Adeiza, candidate of the Peoples [...]

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    IN DETAIL: How FG agreed to pay APC governor $110m in Abacha Loot settlement

IN DETAIL: How FG agreed to pay APC governor $110m in Abacha Loot settlement

The federal government agreed to pay Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, $110 million as part of the recovery and settlement of Abacha Loot for his “peaceful enjoyment”, according to a court document obtained by TheCable. The payment was part of an agreement which the Buhari administration entered into with Bagudu in 2018 to allow the repatriation of $157.5 million frozen assets [...]

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    APC asks supreme court to review Bayelsa judgment

APC asks supreme court to review Bayelsa judgment

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has filed an application before the supreme court, seeking reversal of the judgment which sacked David Lyon as winner of the Bayelsa governorship election. Exactly a week ago, the apex court affirmed the verdict of a federal high court which disqualified Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, Lyon’s running mate, for submitting forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    Rivers govt: We’ll hold Oshiomhole, Sylva responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili

Rivers govt: We’ll hold Oshiomhole, Sylva responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili

Rivers state government says it will hold Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court. Odiili, wife of a former governor of Rivers state, had led the panel of justices who sacked David Lyon, candidate of the APC [...]

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    ‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal.  Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, [...]

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    Protesters storm APC headquarters, ask Oshiomhole to step down

Protesters storm APC headquarters, ask Oshiomhole to step down

Some protesters stormed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party. The protesters said his continued stay in office would bring misfortune to the  party, adding that his action led to a reduction in the number of the states controlled by APC  from 24 to [...]

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    ‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has asked the supreme court to reinstate David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Last Thursday, Lyon was sacked by the apex court on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Douye Diri, candidate [...]

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    Babachir Lawal: North has lost its privilege in APC under Oshiomhole

Babachir Lawal: North has lost its privilege in APC under Oshiomhole

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government to the federation (SGF), has described the All Progressives Congress (APC), his party, as a "funny" organisation. Speaking with journalists in Abuja at the weekend, Lawal said Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, and his loyalists suspended Lawal Shaibu, deputy vice-chairman (north), and Inuwa Abdulkadir, vice-chairman (north-west). Shaibu and Oshiomhole were at loggerheads before his suspension [...]

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    Conduct fresh election in Bayelsa, APC writes INEC 

Conduct fresh election in Bayelsa, APC writes INEC 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa state.  The supreme court had nullified the election of David Lyon, candidate of the APC who was declared winner of the election in the state in November. The apex court asked INEC to issue certificates of return to candidates of the [...]

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    EXTRA: From ordinary khaki, Oshiomhole now wears safari with diamond buttons, says Wike

EXTRA: From ordinary khaki, Oshiomhole now wears safari with diamond buttons, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has taunted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he has dumped his "ordinary khaki" for "safari with diamond buttons". While khaki is a cloth made from wool or cotton, safari is made from expensive fabric and mostly used by those who are well to do. Oshiomhole, who adopted the khaki since his [...]

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