Thursday, February 27, 2020

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    Lyon: Supreme court ruling on Bayelsa may be seen as judgement without justice

Lyon: Supreme court ruling on Bayelsa may be seen as judgement without justice

David Lyon, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November election in Bayelsa state, says the supreme court ruling on the exercise may be seen as judgement without justice. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared him winner of the election but the apex court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged document [...]

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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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    I’m traumatised… I didn’t forge my certificate, says sacked Bayelsa deputy gov-elect

I’m traumatised… I didn’t forge my certificate, says sacked Bayelsa deputy gov-elect

Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, sacked All Progressives Congress deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa state, says he did not forge any of the certificates he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission.  Degi-Eremienyo said this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday. The supreme court had sacked David Lyon, the governor-elect, on the grounds that Degi-Eriemienyo presented forged credentials to INEC. Degi-Eremienyo said he needed to clear his [...]

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    Diri appoints former Bayelsa speaker as SSG

Diri appoints former Bayelsa speaker as SSG

Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa, has appointed Friday Benson, a former speaker of the state house of assembly, as secretary to the state government. Daniel Alabrah, the governor's acting chief press secretary, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He said the governor also appointed Irorodamie Komonibo as principal secretary, Benson Agadaga as the governor's chief of staff, while Peter Akpe was appointed [...]

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    David Lyon: The governor that was not to be

David Lyon: The governor that was not to be

BY OYINDAMOLA OLOFINLUA Preparations were already in top gear for the D-day, as countdown intensified for the inauguration of David Lyon as the 5th democratically elected governor of Bayelsa state. Guest list – checked. In fact, President Buhari was billed to attend. Aso ebi – bought. Dance steps – practised. Speech – rehearsed. Newspaper adverts – signed, sealed and almost delivered. [...]

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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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    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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    The Bayelsa bombshell

The Bayelsa bombshell

The Supreme Court has been adding a lot of spice to our politics in recent times, but I did not see the Bayelsa bombshell coming. Less than 24 hours to the swearing-in of APC’s David Lyon as the governor, the court nullified his election because of the credentials of Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, the deputy governor-elect. The two-time senator was accused [...]

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    ‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look inwards over the loss of some states to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2019, the ruling party lost Zamfara and Rivers to the PDP due to internal crisis. In the case of Zamfara, the APC contested and won elections but the supreme court [...]

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    Jonathan: Diri worked as a commissioner when I was governor…  he’ll deliver

Jonathan: Diri worked as a commissioner when I was governor… he’ll deliver

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his support for Douye Diri, the new governor of Bayelsa state. In a statement on Friday, Jonathan said he trusts in Diri's ability to deliver, having worked closely with him. Diri was a commissioner when Jonathan succeeded Diepreye Alamieyeseigha as governor of Bayelsa. The former president, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had fallen out [...]

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    APC rejects INEC’s declaration of Diri as Bayelsa governor-elect

APC rejects INEC’s declaration of Diri as Bayelsa governor-elect

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. On Thursday, the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate, as governor-elect of the state. Lyon was sacked on grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged certificate to [...]

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    ‘No Lyon, no governor’ — APC supporters protest s’court judgment in Bayelsa

‘No Lyon, no governor’ — APC supporters protest s’court judgment in Bayelsa

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently protesting in Bayelsa state over the supreme court judgment sacking the party's elected governorship candidate. The APC supporters took to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday morning, calling for the reinstatement of David Lyon as  governor. At its sitting on Thursday, the supreme court nullified the election of Lyon -- [...]

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    Lawyer asks FG to arrest Oshiomhole for treason over comment on Bayelsa

Lawyer asks FG to arrest Oshiomhole for treason over comment on Bayelsa

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to arrest and prosecute Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for treason. On Thursday, Oshiomhole said no governor would be sworn in in Bayelsa state on Friday after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate who was declared winner of the November governorship election in [...]

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    ‘PDP members who abandoned us should return’ — Diri reacts to s’court victory

‘PDP members who abandoned us should return’ — Diri reacts to s’court victory

Duoye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election, has waved the olive branch to former members of his party who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Diri, who is expected to be sworn in as governor of the state, made the comment following the supreme court sack of David Lyon, his APC rival. According [...]

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    ‘Nigerians are behind you’ — Atiku hails supreme court over sack of Lyon

‘Nigerians are behind you’ — Atiku hails supreme court over sack of Lyon

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, has expressed satisfaction with the supreme court judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lyon winner of the November governorship election. But on Thursday, a panel of judges led by Mary Odili ordered INEC to withdraw the [...]

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    PHOTOS: How David Lyon prepared for inauguration that never was

PHOTOS: How David Lyon prepared for inauguration that never was

David Lyon was already getting ready to take up the mantle of leadership in Bayelsa state when he was axed by the supreme court. At its sitting on Thursday, the apex court nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, forged his credentials. The court affirmed the decision of a federal [...]

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