Ogun 2019: Why I support APM governorship candidate against APC’s Dapo Abiodun – Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), against that of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is borne out of his commitment towards ensuring equity, justice and fairness as well as peaceful elections. He said his support for the APM candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, and not Dapo Abiodun of the APC, was in accordance with the collective decision of the APC to ensure the emergence of an indigene of the Ogun West Senatorial District, as the next governor…

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BREAKING: Lagos lawmakers move to impeach Ambode

The Lagos State House of Assembly has begun a debate to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The Assembly alleged that the governor was spending money which had not been appropriated by the legislative arm of government. Ambode has come under heat in recent times over allegations that he was secretly funding the campaign of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Jimi Agbaje. Some threats were made against the governor in October last year after the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress which Ambode lost to Babajide Sanwo-Olu,…

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Ondo awards 37.5km Araromi/Lekki dual carriage way for N32bn

The Ondo State Executive Council on Monday in Akure awarded contracts for the construction of the 37.5km dual coastal carriage Araromi-Seaside-Akodo-Lekki Road. The state executive council awarded the 37.5km dual carriageway after a selective tendering method. The road project execution is to be co-funded by the Ondo State Government and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at ratio 60:40. According to the state exco’s approval, the road project is divided into two lots. Lot One, which is the 18.850km of the road, is awarded to Craneburg Construction Company, Lagos, for…

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Agbakoba submits petition against acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba has submitted a petition against Justice Tanko Muhammed, who was appointed last Friday as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement from his chambers on Monday, Mr Agbakoba said he submitted his petition to the National Judicial Council, asking it to determine the propriety of Justice Mohammed accepting to be sworn-in by the President in place of the suspended CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. According to him, by submitting himself to the President to…

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PDP reacts to Ekiti election tribunal judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is taking its case over last year’s governorship election to the Court of Appeal and is confident of victory. The election petition tribunal, which sat in Abuja, on Monday upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Fayemi was declared the winner after he polled 197,459 votes in the election. The tribunal, led by Suleman Belgore, ruled on Monday that the allegations by the Ekiti State PDP and its governorship candidate, Olusola Kolapo, that the APC manipulated…

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BREAKING: Senate cancels Tuesday plenary, seeks legal interpretation of Onnoghen’s suspension

The Senate has cancelled its scheduled plenary billed to hold on Tuesday. The Clerk of the Senate, Mr. Nelson Ayewoh, stated this in a statement signed by him on Monday evening. Ayewoh did not give reasons for the action but explained that the federal lawmakers would now resume on February 19 earlier adjourned to last week. Investigation by our correspondent revealed however that the last minute cancellation followed the decision of the red chamber to approach the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of…

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Tribunal upholds Fayemi’s election as Ekiti Governor

The Ekiti State election tribunal has dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the Ekiti governorship election for lacking in merit. The tribunal upheld and affirmed the election of Mr Kayode Fayemi as the duly elected governor of the State. Chairman of the Tribunal Sulaiman Belgore held that the petitioner failed to prove allegations of improper procedure and accreditation, intentional voiding of votes, harassment and violence during the election. The tribunal also held that it failed to prove that governor Kayode Fayemi was not qualified…

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Why we didn’t wait for NJC on CJN Onnoghen – FG

The Federal Government has once again defended the action of President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. It alleged that the case against Onnoghen was much more than misconduct, adding that there were suspicious transactions running into millions of dollars which it said were traced into the suspended CJN’s personal accounts. It said these were all undeclared or improperly declared as required by law. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohamed, stated these at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. Details later…

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BREAKING: I have not resigned, says suspended CJN Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari last Friday, has debunked the rumour gaining traction online on Monday that he has resigned. Onnoghen, whom President Muhammadu Buhari replaced with the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Tanko Mohammed, as Acting CJN, debunked the rumour in a statement on Monday. The statement was signed by his media aide, Awassam Bassey, who described the CJN’s rumoured resignation as “fake news circulated by mischief makers.” “Mischief makers are still circulating this fake…

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Onnoghen: US, UK, EU coordinated statements an evidence of ignorance —Presidency

By Dotun Adebusoye The Presidency on Sunday said the United States of America, United Kingdom and European Union coordinated statements on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen was an evidence of their ignorance on the matter. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the three “friends” to Nigeria were hasty at arriving an unbalanced conclusion and nailing the Presidency of being bent on frustrating the forthcoming presidential election. The full statement reads;”The Presidency notes with…

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