Friday, July 21, 2017

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    I have spent all the salaries I collected, sacked rep begs supreme court

I have spent all the salaries I collected, sacked rep begs supreme court

Herman Hembe, sacked member of the house of representatives, says he has spent all the salaries he collected as a member of the lower legislative chamber.Hembe said this in reaction to the order of the supreme court which compelled him to refund the salaries.On June 23, the supreme court sacked Hembe as the lawmaker representing Vandeikya/Konshisha federal constituency of Benue [...]

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    Fayose: I was prepared to burn my PDP membership card at supreme court

Fayose: I was prepared to burn my PDP membership card at supreme court

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he went to the supreme court with the mindset to set ablaze his membership card if Ali Modu Sheriff had been declared chairman of the party.The apex court had on Wednesday affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the party, effectively ending the leadership tussle of the PDP.Fayose said he was armed [...]

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    Sheriff’s PDP faction in shock over supreme court ruling

Sheriff’s PDP faction in shock over supreme court ruling

The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the judgment of the supreme court which affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the party's authentic chairman.The faction's reaction is contained in a statement signed by Cairo Ojuogboh and Bernard Mikko, the erstwhile deputy chairman and spokesperson, respectively."We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme [...]

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    PDP: A lifeline from the supreme court

PDP: A lifeline from the supreme court

On Wednesday, July 12, the Supreme Court saved our democracy and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). It did with its ruling in the matter between Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, to determine who among the two is the authentic Chairman of the PDP. The Supreme Court of Nigeria practically threw the party a lifeline. Since it lost the 2015 [...]

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    Jonathan on supreme court verdict: Defectors can now return to their natural home

Jonathan on supreme court verdict: Defectors can now return to their natural home

In the wake of the supreme court judgment affirming Ahmed Makarfi as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has urged defectors to come back.Jonathan called on party members who jumped ship due to the long-running leadership crisis to return to "their natural home".He said the favourable ruling does not belong to a section of the party.In [...]

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    Court judgments were written in the villa under PDP, says senate leader

Court judgments were written in the villa under PDP, says senate leader

Ahmed Lawan, senate majority leader, says most court judgments were far from fair when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled the federal government.He said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while reacting to the supreme court judgement which affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the PDP.Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the [...]

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    ‘Knockout punch for Sheriff’ — Twitter reactions to Makarfi’s supreme court victory

‘Knockout punch for Sheriff’ — Twitter reactions to Makarfi’s supreme court victory

As expected, supreme court is trending on Twitter following the ruling that affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The verdict of the apex court on Wednesday effectively put an end to Ali Modu Sheriff's claim to the leadership position of the party.Here are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.https://twitter.com/4eyedmonk/status/885065659176103939https://twitter.com/Itz_abdoool/status/885080420357951488https://twitter.com/pingtayo/status/885081699998208000https://twitter.com/Ubaidullahy/status/885080626914787328https://twitter.com/Lukuman9/status/885080447197360130https://twitter.com/F_Jay_/status/885080349939814400https://twitter.com/ImohUmoren/status/885080240040673281https://twitter.com/jimbiochore/status/885080220067389440https://twitter.com/dskuko/status/885080142170796033https://twitter.com/freenaijaman/status/885079823273652226 [...]

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    S’court says aggrieved persons can appeal decisions of industrial court

S’court says aggrieved persons can appeal decisions of industrial court

The supreme court says aggrieved people can appeal decisions of the national industrial court.The ruling which was delivered by a five-man panel of justices on Friday was sequel to a suit filed Skye Bank Nigeria Plc against one Anaemem Iwu.Premium Times reports the panel said the appeal court had powers to entertain matters from the industrial court, whether they were [...]

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    Fashola: Nigeria in trouble if lawmakers don’t understand difference between cash and budget

Fashola: Nigeria in trouble if lawmakers don’t understand difference between cash and budget

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says Nigeria is in big trouble if lawmakers do not understand the difference between cash and budgets.He expressed deep concern over the recourse of the national assembly’s spokespersons to name calling over his observations on the 2017 budget. In a press release signed by Hakeem Bello, his special adviser on media, the minister [...]

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    Supreme court sacks Hembe, APC rep

Supreme court sacks Hembe, APC rep

The supreme court has sacked Herman Hembe, a member of the house of representatives from Benue state.In its ruling on Friday, the apex court declared that Hembe did not win the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Vandikwa/ Konshisha federal constituency of Benue at the national assembly.The court held that  Dorothy Mato won the party's ticket and ordered the Independent [...]

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    I can’t be under Sheriff, says Wike

I can’t be under Sheriff, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says it is unlikely that he will work with Ali Modu Sheriff if the supreme court declares him the bonafide national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike said this on Friday during a Channels Television programme.The party has been in crisis - due to a leadership tussle between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi - [...]

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    Ikpeazu is still Abia governor, supreme court rules

Ikpeazu is still Abia governor, supreme court rules

The supreme court has upheld the election of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.On June 27, Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja,  ordered Ikpeazu's removal on the allegation that he submitted false tax documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This followed a suit filed by Uche Ogah who placed second in the PDP governorship primary election [...]

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    PDP crisis: Supreme court adjourns till May 25

PDP crisis: Supreme court adjourns till May 25

The Supreme court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).A federal high court had declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party.This made the faction led by Ahmed Makarfi to challenge the decision of the lower court, but Sheriff requested the apex court to disqualify the other faction from appealing [...]

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    Supreme court begins hearing on PDP leadership tussle

Supreme court begins hearing on PDP leadership tussle

The supreme court has commenced hearing on the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The intervention of the apex court followed an appeal filed by Ali Modu Sheriff, whom a federal high court had  declared as the authentic chairman of the party, against a suit filed by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction, challenging the decision of the lower court.The PDP [...]

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    Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s supreme court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country.The court declared the religious organisation an extremist group.The Russian government had on March 16 filed a suit to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses."The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia's ministry of justice and deem the 'Administrative Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia' organisation extremist, eliminate it and [...]

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    BudgIT: Supreme court has opened up its spendings, n’assembly must do same

BudgIT: Supreme court has opened up its spendings, n’assembly must do same

BudgIT, a civic organisation for good governance, says the Supreme Court of Nigeria has opened up its budgetary spendings for 2015 and 2016, and the national assembly must do the same.Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) to the Supreme Court to disclose its financial details, the apex court provided details of its actual [...]

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