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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU). The Lagos state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the process was cancelled after investigations and stakeholders engagement which were initiated after some petitions were received. Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately. Asides directed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice Chancellor from Monday Jan...
Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report
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Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident. The petition threatened to take legal action and urged the network to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism. In the petition addressed to Mr Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the government said if the international media organisation failed to carry out its demand, it will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the #EndSARS crisis. The petition dated Nov. 23 and personally signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in...
EndSARS: Osun Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Begins Sitting With Five Petitions
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EndSARS: Osun Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Begins Sitting With Five Petitions

The State of Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings on Thursday commenced hearing on the various petitions and submissions brought before it by members of the public. The panel began the hearing with five different petitions submitted by victims of police brutality and other human rights violations. It will be recalled that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola had on Thursday 22nd of October, 2020, inaugurated a 13-man panel with a mandate to unravel all matters related to police brutality, disbanded officers and men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) among other related cases. According to the Government, the panel has six months to entertain and complete all the findings, investigations and cases filed befor...
Sultan Petitions IGP, DSS To Interrogate Bishop Onah Over Attacks On Muslims In South-East
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Sultan Petitions IGP, DSS To Interrogate Bishop Onah Over Attacks On Muslims In South-East

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, and the Department of State Services, alleging that Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nsukka Catholic Diocese instigated the recent attacks on Muslims in the South-East and South-South regions. NSCIA, under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa’ad Abubakar III, told the IGP that it possessed evidence which indicted the Catholic Bishop in last Saturday’s assault on Muslims in Nsukka, Enugu State. The apex Muslim body, specifically alleged that some Christian bigots attacked Muslims in Nsukka and burnt their Mosque following a sermon delivered by Bishop Onah. The Sultan explained that the attacks intensified following his appeal to the security agencies on ...
How SARS ‘Tortured Pregnant Woman For 22 Days Till She Lost Baby’
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How SARS ‘Tortured Pregnant Woman For 22 Days Till She Lost Baby’

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters Saturday heard the chilling details of how the now dissolved police unit allegedly tortured a pregnant woman and her husband for 22 days, till they lost their baby. Ogechukwu Obiechina and his wife Ndubuisi told the panel that the incident occurred in 2017 after the operatives falsely labelled her a thief and kidnapper. Mrs Ndubuisi, who spoke for the couple, said she was two months pregnant at the time, but that during beatings, the men threatened to “force the baby out of me.” She said men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) also stole her husband’s N50,000 and compelled them to cough up N400,000 as bail, before they were freed. She told the panel that the...
‘DCP Abba Kyari Extorted Over N41m From Me’ — Man Petitions Judicial Panel
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‘DCP Abba Kyari Extorted Over N41m From Me’ — Man Petitions Judicial Panel

Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP), has been accused of extorting over N41 million from Afeez Mojeed, a Lagos-based businessman. The extortion, Mojeed claimed, was done in 2014 when Kyari was officer in charge of the now disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Lagos. In a series of petitions between 2016 and 2018, Mojeed sought justice through the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), but to no avail. In a fresh petition filed on October 22, 2020, through Salawu Akingbolu & Co, Mojeed’s counsel, and addressed to the newly formed judicial panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses in Lagos, Kyari and his officers were accused of forcefully taking ...
Family Accuses FCT SARS Of Raping, Killing Daughter, Petitions IG
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Family Accuses FCT SARS Of Raping, Killing Daughter, Petitions IG

The family of a 28-year-old graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Ifeoma Abugu, has been thrown into mourning after she was allegedly sexually assaulted and killed by the personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Federal Capital Territory Command, Abuja. It was gathered that three policemen on September 10, 2020, around 5pm, stormed the residence of Ifeoma’s fiancé, Afam Ugwunwa, at Wumba village in the Lokogoma area of Abuja to arrest him. PUNCH Metro learnt that in absence of Ugwunwa, the policemen arrested Ifeoma and took her away. Our correspondent learnt that all efforts to know the police station she was being taken to proved abortive as she was not found until Ugwunwa got a call the next day that Ifeoma had died and her corpse had been deposi...
‘Ban El-Rufai’ – Reno Omokri Petitions EU, UK As 11,000 Sign Petition
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‘Ban El-Rufai’ – Reno Omokri Petitions EU, UK As 11,000 Sign Petition

More than 11,000 persons have signed a petition requesting the United Kingdom and the European Union to place visa restrictions on Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The governor is reportedly among those on the list of Nigerians banned recently by the US for stoking violence during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship polls. The petition initiated by a former presidential aide Reno Omokri on Tuesday was addressed to the UK Parliament, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. We can confirm that more than 11,000 have signed the petition as of 4pm Wednesday. Mr Omokri accused El-Rufai of being a threat to the peace and security of Nigeria for many reasons. According to him, on December 3, 2016, the governor admitted that he...
Edo 2020: Shaibu Petitions Police, DSS, Seeks Arrest Of Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu
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Edo 2020: Shaibu Petitions Police, DSS, Seeks Arrest Of Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu

Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, on Monday petitioned the Edo Police Command and the Department of State Services (DSS) seeking the prosecution of Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in next month’s governorship election in the state, for allegedly recruiting and arming youths ahead of the poll. Briefing journalists in Benin City shortly after submitting the petition, Shaibu urged security agencies to take action and bring the duo to book so that the state can have peace. He accused the duo of desperation for power which he said portends bad omen for the state. The deputy governor alleged that Oshiomhole is plotting to set the state ablaze in ...
Hope Uzodinma Petitions NJC, AGF Over ‘supreme Court Governor’ Tag By PDP
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Hope Uzodinma Petitions NJC, AGF Over ‘supreme Court Governor’ Tag By PDP

Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo state, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, over the tag “supreme court governor” used to describe him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In January, Emeka Ihedioha was sacked as Imo state governor following the apex court ruling that Uzodinma was the duly elected governor of the state on the grounds that results from 388 polling units were excluded when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the final tally in March 2019. In the petition which was also addressed to the leadership of the national assembly, Batos Chikezie, special adviser to Uzodinma on political matters, asked that Ogubundu Nwadike, the publicity secretary for PDP in the state, and ot...
Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel
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Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going...
Indigenous rapper, Zoro, petitions police over rape allegation leveled against him
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Indigenous rapper, Zoro, petitions police over rape allegation leveled against him

Indigenous rapper, Zoro has petitioned the police over the rape allegation leveled against him by an Instagram user. The Instagram user @mystic_sweetness had alleged that the rapper raped her in his friend’s house in Magodo area of Lagos on April 20, 2015. On Saturday, June 6, Zoro denied the allegation and vowed to challenge it in court. Today he petitioned the police, demanding an investigation into the allegation. Posting a copy of the petition online, Zoro wrote ”Dear Fans, Further to my last post, my team (legal and management) and I have reported the rape allegation leveled against me to the Nigeria Police. I want to implore you my fans, friends and family to kindly disbelieve any lies from the unscrupulous lady while the Police continue their investigation o...
D’Banj Petitions IGP Over Rape Allegation Leveled Against Him
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D’Banj Petitions IGP Over Rape Allegation Leveled Against Him

Singer, D’Banj has petitioned Inspector General of Police (IGP) demanding a full-scale investigation into the rape allegation levelled against him by a lady on social media. The respected musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo was accused of raping a lady in 2018 at a hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. The lady who allegedly suffered the barbaric act also later came out to back the allegation by giving out an account of what transpired. However, has demanded that investigation be carried out because according to him, the allegation was a calculated attempt to ruin his long-standing character and career, as well as disrupt on-going plans for his 40th birthday and album release. Read the singer’s statement below; “Dear members of the public, Our attention has been drawn to the...
Kano Assembly Commences Fresh Probe of Emir Sanusi
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Kano Assembly Commences Fresh Probe of Emir Sanusi

The Kano State House of Assembly has commenced a fresh probe against Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, following petitions it said it received. The House of Assembly's Chairman of the committee on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Zubairu Masu said it received petitions from two people to investigate the Kano monarch over allegation of unethical conducts that contradicted the culture and tradition of Kano people Zubairu Hamza-Masu said the petition came from one Muhammad Mukhtar of Ja’en Yamma quarters in Gwale Local Government Area, while the second petition came from the Kano State society for the promotion of education and culture headed by Muhammad Bello-Abdullahi. He further revealed that the petitioners backed their claim with a copy of a video CD. The petitions ...
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...
Two women Make History as the First Same-sex Couple to get Married in Northern Ireland
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Two women Make History as the First Same-sex Couple to get Married in Northern Ireland

Two women have made history as the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. The couple, Robyn Peoples, 26, and Sharni Edwards, 27, got married at a ceremony in a hotel in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, on Tuesday afternoon. Their marriage came days after it was announced that same-sex marriage is now legal after an October 2019 Westminster bill changed the law. According to the Guardian, the couple had booked a civil partnership ceremony at the Loughshore hotel months before the legislation was passed last summer. After a go ahead was given for the first marriages to take place in Northern Ireland this week, they changed their ceremony to a wedding. Edwards said: “it means the absolute world” to be married, before thanking the activists who have campaigned for ...
I’m Hopeful Supreme Court will not overturn its Judgement Against Ihedioha – Governor Uzodinma
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I’m Hopeful Supreme Court will not overturn its Judgement Against Ihedioha – Governor Uzodinma

Hope Uzodinma has expressed hope of the Supreme Court not overturning the judgement which brought him in as Governor of Imo State and sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the People's Democratic Party from the position. Speaking to newsmen after being presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, Hope Uzodinma alleged that Ihedioha's reasons for seeking a review and reversal of the supreme court judgement are based on falsehood. He also insisted that the time for election petitions are over. He said; “I am not disturbed by the PDP’s move to seek a review of the judgment. I am not concerned because I believe they are going back to the Supreme Court based on falsehood because the number of accredited votes outside the excluded votes is what they are talking about...
Obaseki Lifts Suspension on Egor LG Chairman
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Obaseki Lifts Suspension on Egor LG Chairman

GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has lifted the suspension on the Chairman of Egor Local Government Area, Ms. Eghe Ogbemudia. In a statement in Benin, yesterday, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the suspension was lifted after an investigative panel cleared Ms. Ogbemudia of the accusations that led to her suspension. Recall that the council chairman was suspended after several petitions were written against her by officials of the council, alleging financial misappropriation and abuse of power. Also, a number of local council chairmen have been suspended, with some of those who were found culpable of financial misdeeds replaced over a year ago. “The cases brought against her have been reviewed and she has been cl...
Sowore, Bakare, Falana: SERAP Petitions DSS
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Sowore, Bakare, Falana: SERAP Petitions DSS

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members to take action against the harassment of Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana, SAN. According to SERAP, Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) has stated that it would not release the activists until it is allowed to vet sureties that have already been verified by the court. SERAP deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, who released the petition on Sunday noted that the harassment of detained activists, their sureties as well as lawyers who come to their defence, shows a steady slide away from the rule of law and underscores the urgent need for th...
Appeal Court Upholds Ganduje’s Election, Dismisses PDP, Abba’s Petitions
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Appeal Court Upholds Ganduje’s Election, Dismisses PDP, Abba’s Petitions

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna State has upheld the election of Abdullahi Ganduje as duly elected Governor of Kano State. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate had on April 11 filed a petition at the Appeal Court against the October 2nd judgement of the election petition tribunal. The election petition tribunal had upheld the election of Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 24 supplementary election held in some electoral wards in Kano State. However, in a unanimous judgement delivered on the petition on Friday, a five-man panel of the court led by Justice Tijjani Abubakar dismissed the appeal by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf. The court affirmed the October 2nd judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Trib...
EFCC Calls For Petitions Against Hushpuppi, Investor Bj, Baddyosha, Others
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EFCC Calls For Petitions Against Hushpuppi, Investor Bj, Baddyosha, Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will need a petition in order to commence a probe against social media celebrities such as Ray Hushpuppi, Investor BJ, Baddy Osha, Opa6, Bayo Otunola and others who were mentioned in the song titled ‘Living Things’ by hip hop artiste, Abolore Akande aka 9ice. The EFCC was responding to a suggestion by one of its followers on Twitter that the commission should go after all those hailed by 9ice in the song. Twitter user, @onlydotcom, told the EFCC, “EFCC, sit down and listen to the song, Living Things, by 9ice and do your work with the fear of God. Nigeria will be better for it.” The EFCC, while responding on Twitter,“Do you mean that (song) could be a petition? Not enough anyway. “However, the Eagle still requests a writte...
Liverpool Fans Are Signing Petitions For Divock Origi To Be Given An Anfield Statue
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Liverpool Fans Are Signing Petitions For Divock Origi To Be Given An Anfield Statue

Liverpool fans are signing petitions to get a statue of Divock Origi outside Anfield and it shows how much he's loved. Origi has become a cult hero at Anfield after the slew of important goals he has scored over the last year. Fan support for the Belgian has grown over the year and he's one of the most clutch players in world football right now. It's now culminated in Liverpool fans signing petitions to get the 24-year-old permanently immortalised outside the ground with a statue. One of the petitions was created after the infamous Barcelona comeback which saw Origi score two in a 4-0 win and that has nearly 500 signatures. The second one is slowly ticking away but is still into triple digits and stands at 110 at time of writing. This one is also captioned with: "He's the...
Deji Adeyanju Petitions EFCC Over Tinubu’s Election Eve Bullion Vans
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Deji Adeyanju Petitions EFCC Over Tinubu’s Election Eve Bullion Vans

Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, says he has taken up the challenge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and had agreed to write a petition against National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said the petition will be submitted on Friday. Adeyanju, who is the convener, Concerned Nigerians, said this in a Facebook post. Adeyanju’s decision is coming barely a week after the EFCC had dared social media activist, Segun Awosanya, aka Segalink, to write a petition against Tinubu if he felt it was wrong of the APC leader to have had two bullion vans at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos home on the eve of the presidential and National Assembly elections. Adeyanju, who spent 78 days in custody between last December and March, said he was not confident th...
Xenophobia: Ezekwesili Petitions South Africa President Over Attack On Nigerians
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Xenophobia: Ezekwesili Petitions South Africa President Over Attack On Nigerians

Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili on Monday September 2, waded into Xenophobic attack launched against Nigerians in South Africa. Recall that we reported earlier that properties includings cars which belong to Nigerians in the country, was set on fire by South Africans. Shops belonging to Nigerians was also looted by South Africans as captured in a viral video. Oby Ezekwesili in her tweets addressed to both President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Buhari, decried the attacks in the country. According to the former President candidate, the maiming and killing of citizens of Nigeria and other African countries in South Africa dishonors everything our collective fight for freedom was about. She also stated that it is time to get candid as the killings has gone on for ...
Police React To Claim Of Attack On Atiku’s Tribunal Witnesses
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Police React To Claim Of Attack On Atiku’s Tribunal Witnesses

Zamfara Police command has denied media reports of attack on witnesses of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the state. The reaction from the police is coming after the Counsel to Atiku had told the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal at its last sitting that the witnesses were attacked on their way to Abuja from Zamfara. However, the public relations officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday, July 14, in Gusau that no such attack was recorded in the state. He described the claim as highly misleading. Shehu said: “The attention of the command has been drawn over newspapers stories published by some national dailies on Saturday 13 July, 2019." “That some witnesses of the presidential ...
EFCC Secures 16 Convictions, Recovers N72.9m Properties in Uyo
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EFCC Secures 16 Convictions, Recovers N72.9m Properties in Uyo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office has secured 16 convictions in the first quarter of the year 2019, and recovered the total sum of N69,431,029 and $9,630. A statement from the antigraft agency says the Deputy Zonal Head, Alex Ebbah, made the disclosure today May 3rd. He said three units of three bedroom flats situated at Oghara, Delta State, were also recovered after the Court ordered their final forfeiture, including one Lexus E350 saloon car. Among other property forfeited include, two truck-load of 33,000litres of AGO each; 25litres of AGO in 27 cellophane bags; nine HP laptops, one MacBook Air laptop; one Dell laptop and one Acer laptop; one Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X. Highlighting the success made so far in the Zone, which marks...
NJC Constitutes Complaints Committee, Gives Onnoghen New Petition
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NJC Constitutes Complaints Committee, Gives Onnoghen New Petition

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a complaints committee to listen to issues raised over the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and his replacement, Justice Tanko Mohammed. The NJC had given the two senior judicial officers seven days to respond to petitions filed against them with the NJC. The Judicial Council also forwarded a new petition by The EFCC to Justice Onnoghen. Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over a false declaration of assets. In a statement by the NJC, it said it has constituted a Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee under Regulation 17. ”The National Judicial Council reconvened today in an Emergency Meeting to consi...
A’Ibom 2019: Udom, PDP Assuage Aggrieved Members
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A’Ibom 2019: Udom, PDP Assuage Aggrieved Members

FOLLOWING the growing political tension in Akwa Ibom State arising from the lingering battle between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and  All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders of PDP are doubling efforts to ensure members of the party approach the 2019 polls with a united front. Udom Emmanuel Governor Akwa Ibom State Thus, the PDP Integration and Harmonisation Committee, headed by former deputy governor of the state, Patrick Ekpotu, has commenced the second phase of interactions with aggrieved stakeholders and other members of the party, who have concerns over diverse issues in the party, which include what they called to as “poor reward mechanism.” The committee was inaugurated by Governor Udom Emmanuel in October and charged with the responsibility of bringing to...
PDP Youth Leader Petitions US, UK, Germany, Accuses APC Of Political Intimidation
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PDP Youth Leader Petitions US, UK, Germany, Accuses APC Of Political Intimidation

Hon. SKE Udeh-Okoye has called on the United States of America to investigate alleged political intimidation, harassment, forced disappearance and gross human right abuses of opposition figures in the country. Udeh-Okoye who played host to officials from the US embassy on Wednesday, accused the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government of harassing opposition members in the country. He submitted his petition to the US team led by Mr. Franz Seitz, the political officer of US embassy, adding that he has submitted similar petition to the ambassadors of UK and Germany in Nigeria. According to a release by the Press Secretary of the PDP national youth leader, Mr. Okah Ewah Edede, the quest was “to get the international community to exert pressure on the APC-led federal ...
Senate Confirms Appointment Of CCB Chairman, Other Board Members (Full List)
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Senate Confirms Appointment Of CCB Chairman, Other Board Members (Full List)

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the nomination of seven appointees to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board. NASS, Abuja The appointment of Dr. Muhammed Isah from Jigawa State representing the North West zone as chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has been confirmed by the Senate. Six others were also confirmed as members of the Bureau, while the Senate did not confirm Danjuma Sado from Edo State "because he is below the approved age of 50 years as specified in Section 1(b) of the CCB Act." Other nominees sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment into the board that were screened and confirmed were; 1. Murtala Aliyu Kankia from Katsina (North West) 2. Emmanuel Enu Attah from Cross River (South South) 3. Ubolo Okpanachi from Ko...
Former Finance Minister Nenadi Usman Petitions IGP, Threatens To Sue Over Daughter’s Killing
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Former Finance Minister Nenadi Usman Petitions IGP, Threatens To Sue Over Daughter’s Killing

The family of Anita Akapson, who was allegedly shot by police officers in Abuja, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the tragic event, THISDAY is reporting. In the letter to the IGP Ibrahim Idris, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, the attorney of Anita’s mother Senator Nenadi Usman, the former minster of finance. The letter, which has President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Security Adviser and the Chairman, Police Service Commission in copy, read: Our clients have availed us of the circumstance of the gruesome murder of their daughter, Anita Akapson, (31 years old) who was gruesomely shot at close range by a trigger-happy police officer for reasons unknown to our clients. It is our brief that our clients received a distress call at about 11pm on the 13th of October, 2018 by a...
Police declare 9 bankers wanted over stealing of customers’ deposits totaling over N500M (Details)
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Police declare 9 bankers wanted over stealing of customers’ deposits totaling over N500M (Details)

The Nigerian Police force has declared nine bankers wanted for stealing various amount of money from depositors of a new generation bank. The police acted on petitions it received from the bank and its customers on the disappearance of a large sum of money from their various accounts. They include Oshiojum Chibuzor Wilson, Juwon Faromoh, Akanaga Christian, Linda Chekwube, Matthew Akpan, Oluwasoji Ajetumobi, Nelson Omuzagha, Ogunlaja Ganiyu and Adeyemi Omitogun.  
Badoo Killing: Alaka Petitions IGP Over Sealing Of Property
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Badoo Killing: Alaka Petitions IGP Over Sealing Of Property

Following the sealing off of his business premises by officials of the Lagos State Government few days ago, an alleged Badoo kingpin, Alaka Abayomi has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Idris. Alaka claimed that the sealing off of his business interests by the government agency was based solely on the security report given to the Lagos State government by CP Imohimi alleging him to be a badoo kingpin. Alaka spoke through his Principal Counsel, Barrister Tunde Ojehomon who addressed a press conference in Ibadan, saying the action is unlawful and a breach of his fundamental human rights Copies of the petition were said to have been sent to the office of Inspector General of Police, The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, The Vice President of the Federal Republi...
Winners’ Pastor Petitions IGP, DSS Over Illegal Detention
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Winners’ Pastor Petitions IGP, DSS Over Illegal Detention

The Associate Pastor of Winners’ Chapel, Mr Michael Okon, has petitioned the police high command and the Department of State Services, over an alleged unlawful detention by the police. Okon, who is also a blogger, described his case as trumped-up charge while speaking with journalists in Uyo on Tuesday. He alleged that his arrest and detention by the police was on the orders of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere. He said he was summoned to a meeting by a former councillor from his community at Pangrace Hotel, Uyo, following a call he received from one Nathaniel Uyo, a personal aide to the NDDC MD, Ekere. “On arriving at the venue, I met Nsikak Okon with another young man before another person joined us. After that, one person named ...
Family Petitions FG Over Polish Man’s Cremation Of Nigerian Wife
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Family Petitions FG Over Polish Man’s Cremation Of Nigerian Wife

The family of Mrs. Oluwashola Gaska (nee Adefolalu) has petitioned the Federal Government to unravel the mystery surrounding her death in Poland and the cremation of her corpse by her husband, Mr. Jakub Gaska, without their consent. . The deceased’s elder sister, Mrs. Abimbola Essien-Nelson, at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, alleged that Oluwashola was murdered and her corpse hastily cremated to cover it despite the family’s objection. In the petition, dated January 29, 2017, and titled, ‘Petition against Mr. Jakub Gaska for the murder, unlawful cremation and burial of Oluwashola Atunrayo Gaska (nee Adefolalu) in Krakow, Poland, on December 28, 2016,’ the family detailed how the late Oluwashola, who studied in Poland, settled in the country and later married Gaska in 201...