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Court Rules in Suit Against INEC by 32 Deregistered Parties
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Court Rules in Suit Against INEC by 32 Deregistered Parties

A Federal High Court in Abuja, has dismissed the applications filed by the 32 deregistered political parties against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). On Thursday, Justice Anwuli Chikere held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their case. Chikere ruled that INEC has the power and acted lawfully when it deregistered the complainants. Earlier, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, ruled in favour of INEC against the National Unity Party (NUP) and Hope Democratic Party (HDP). In February, INEC deregistered 74 out of Nigeria’s 92 political parties for not satisfying the requirements of the Fourth Alteration to the 1999 Constitution. In suit number FHC/ABJ/ CS/444/19 between Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) and 32 others Vs. Attorney Gen...
Princess Love Files for Divorce from Ray J Months after they Welcomed their Second Child
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Princess Love Files for Divorce from Ray J Months after they Welcomed their Second Child

Princess Love on Tuesday May 6, filed for divorce from Ray J, her husband of four years. The "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" star filed for divorce from her estranged musician turned reality star husband at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. To many, it didn't come as a surprise because they were already living separately after rounds of drama.   LIB reported earlier that Princess had an explosive fight with Ray J in Las Vegas during her second pregnancy in November 2019, and they had conflicting accounts of what happened. While she accused him of abandoning her and their first child Melody in Las Vegas in the wake of a fight, Ray J insisted he was in town. The birth of their son in January and Ray J going all out to fill their Beverly Hills condo with thousands ...
Supreme Court Reserves Judgement on Zamfara Election
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Supreme Court Reserves Judgement on Zamfara Election

The Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which sought a review of its judgement on Zamfara election. While ex-Governor Abdulazeez Yari’s faction of the APC, through their counsel Robert Clarke (SAN) brought the application seeking a review of the consequential order of the apex court which voided the total votes polled by the APC in the election over the conduct of the October 3, 2018 primary of the party, Counsel to the Senator Kabiru Marafa-led faction of the APC, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) asked the court to dismiss the application with punitive costs. Ozekhome argued that the decision of the Supreme Court is final and cannot be reviewed, and further backed his argument by citing recent cases in Bayelsa and Imo states and ...
Kenya’s High Court Suspends Flights From China Over Coronavirus
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Kenya’s High Court Suspends Flights From China Over Coronavirus

The High Court in Kenya has suspended flights from China for ten days over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. The order was issued by Justice James Makau after three cases were filed on Friday against the Kenyan government. “Upon perusal of all petitions and prayers sought, I find that unless a conservatory order is issued, Kenyans will be exposed to the deadly disease,” said Justice Makau. He then granted the request and suspended China Southern Airlines flights. According to Reuters, the cases were filed at the High Court by the Law Society of Kenya, two doctors, and a lawyer. The petitioners, who sued Cabinet Secretaries for Health, Transport and Interior, Kenya Airports Authority and the Attorney-General wanted the court to bar travellers from China and other coron...
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Trump Files libel Lawsuit Against The New York Times over ‘False and Defamatory Statements’ on Russia

US President, Donald Trump's 2020 campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against The New York Times alleging the newspaper "knowingly published false and defamatory statements" connecting Trump to Russia in a March 2019 opinion piece, taking his war with the media to different heights. Opinion pieces by The New York Times are published in The Times' opinion section, which is separate from the organization's newsroom and has a different leadership and control. The March 2019 piece at the center of the defamation lawsuit was written by Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The Times, and was titled "The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo." In the opinion piece, Frankel wrote "there was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin's oligarchy...
Sowore collected “millions of dollars” to topple Buhari Government, DSS alleges in fresh court documents
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Sowore collected “millions of dollars” to topple Buhari Government, DSS alleges in fresh court documents

The Department of State Services has alleged in fresh papers filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, met with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries on how to topple the Muhammadu Buhari government”. DSS also alleged in the court document seen by Punch correspondent on Tuesday that Sowore received “millions of dollars” from the alleged collaborators to sponsor attacks in Nigeria with a view toppling the government and ensuring the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, from custody. However, the identities of the alleged foreign collaborators, the details of the meetings and how much was allegedly taken by Sowore were not disclosed in the co...
INEC’s Server Shows We Beat Buhari With 1.6 million Votes – Atiku
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INEC’s Server Shows We Beat Buhari With 1.6 million Votes – Atiku

A Petition filed by Atiku Abubakar before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Buhari and the APC, tends to state that he defeated Buhari. On February 27, 2019, INEC announced that Buhari of the APC won the election with 15, 191 , 847 against Atiku of the PDP whom it said polled 11, 262 , 978 votes . However, the 139-page petition shows that “from the data in the 1 st respondent ’ s ( INEC ’ s) server … the true , actual and correct results ” from “state to state computation” showed that the PDP presidential candidate polled a total of 18, 356 , 732 votes to defeat Buhari whom they said scored 16, 741 , 430 votes. The petition shows that the PDP presidential candidate defeated Buhari with 1 , 615...
Adebayo Shittu Drags APC To Court For Disqualifying Him Over NYSC Certificate
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Adebayo Shittu Drags APC To Court For Disqualifying Him Over NYSC Certificate

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has filed a lawsuit against the ruling APC for disqualifying him as a governorship aspirant in Oyo state on account of not presenting the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme discharge certificate. The National Working Committee had on September 27th (read here) disqualified Shittu from the Oyo state governorship primary after it was reported on a news platform that the Minister did not participate in the mandatory one year NYSC scheme when he graduated from the faculty of law from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1978. He graduated at age 25 and failed to observe the mandatory one year service. 65-year-old Shittu, had in his defence, said upon his graduation, he contested for a seat in the state House of Assembly and won. Accord...
Federal Government Wins Case Filed By IPOB In The United States District Court While Also Making Progress With Return Of $550 Million Abacha Loot
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Federal Government Wins Case Filed By IPOB In The United States District Court While Also Making Progress With Return Of $550 Million Abacha Loot

On July 19, 2018, the United States District Court,  District of Columbia,  U.S.A., dismissed IPOB's case against Nigerian government officials. The Court dismissed IPOB's case on 2 grounds - (1) The Court lacks Jurisdiction and (2) The Nigeria Government Officials have foreign-official immunity. The case was filed by D.C. Attorneys, Fein & DelValle PLLC, representing IPOB while the Attorney General of Nigeria, retained Anthony O. Egbase, (AOE ) Law and Associates to represent the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on behalf of all the Nigerian government officials sued by IPOB. IPOB sued 16 Nigerian government officials as listed below  (Military , The Nigeria police and 2 Governors ), seeking hundreds of millions of dollars. IPOB claimed that the Government officials conspired and ag...
Rapper Lil Kim Files For Bankruptcy
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Rapper Lil Kim Files For Bankruptcy

Lil Kim has reportedly filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey. According to TMZ, it happened last month when she claimed she’s in debt $4 million. TMZ reports that, the legal documents show Kim owes $2 million on a loan for New Jersey crib and a little more than $1.8 million in unpaid taxes. She’s also looking at a hefty legal bill of $186,000.
Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons Dropped
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Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons Dropped

One of Russell Simmons' rape accusers has dropped the $5 million lawsuit she filed against him. Jennifer Jarosik, an aspiring documentary filmmaker who accused Russell Simmons of rape asked the court today to dismiss the lawsuit. Jennifer filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court in January, accusing the music executive of rape and sexual battery when she approached Simmons seeking help in producing and financing a film. She alleged that the founder of Def Jam Recordings befriended her, invited her to his Los Angeles home under the pretext of discussing the film project, and then assaulted and raped her. The lawsuit sought $5 million in damages. Simons denied raping her and said that on the occasions when they had sex, it was consensual. On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Jennifer dropped ...
Donald Trump Jr Had An Affair With Aubrey O’Day
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Donald Trump Jr Had An Affair With Aubrey O’Day

Donald Trump Jr.’s marriage was reportedly rocky long before his wife Vanessa filed for divorce. The President’s first born son had an affair with former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day after meeting on the set of “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011, according to Us Weekly. “When it started, they were very serious all of a sudden,” a source close to O’Day told Us Weekly. “He told her it was over with his wife, that they were separated and he didn’t love her — all of that stuff … Aubrey fell for him hard. She thought they were going to be together for real.” Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump married in 2005 and have five children together. Their son Spencer was born about a year after the alleged affair began. Trump and O’Day continued the alleged affair until March 2012, when Vanessa f...
I’m Broke Now, I’ve Returned To My Mom’s House – Music Star, Sean Kingston
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I’m Broke Now, I’ve Returned To My Mom’s House – Music Star, Sean Kingston

American singer, Sean Kingston who was months ago involved in a feud with rapper, The Game has revealed that he is in a financial mess and has less than $500 to his name. The singer who is unable to pay for his legal counsels filed a suit before the court stating that he is in a dire financial situation and has no properties. Recall that the singer was in 2015 sued by a lawyer, James J. Gangitano who accused Kingston of refusing to pay up the $12,500 he racked up in legal bills while he defended him in court. Following the suit, the lawyer reached a deal with Kingston in early 2016 in which the singer agreed to pay $20,000 in installments between April 2016 and January 2017. has however returned to court after the singer failed to make payments which constituted a breach of con...