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NATFORCE boss petitions IGP over 10-day detention

May 9, 2019 Admin III 0

The Director General of the National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition, Light Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism (NATFORCE), Chief Emmanuel Okereke, has petitioned the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, over his alleged illegal arrest and detention by the Police while on a courtesy visit to the Force Headquarters. The petition obtained by Blueprint and Read More

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SDP, APC candidates in Cross River withdraw petitions

May 8, 2019 Admin III 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) senatorial candidate for Cross River Central senatorial district in the 2019 election, Solomon Idor Esor, has withdrawn his petition from the election tribunal. Esor, who had challenged the omission of his party logo in the ballot paper, put in an application for the withdrawal of the case and was granted unopposed by the respondents. Subsequently, Read More

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Madonna Varsity to issue transcripts to 2 ex- students

May 2, 2019 Admin III 0

The Madonna University, Nigeria, has agreed to issue two of its former students, Stanley Okoye and Ga-Lim Lyord Aondofa with their transcripts within two weeks to enable them continue with their academic pursuits in another university.  This followed appeal by House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions and the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday in Abuja to the authorities of Read More

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Al-Makura wants Adokwe’s petition thrown out

April 30, 2019 Admin III 0

Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Mukura- the senator-elect for Nasarawa South senatorial district has asked the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal to strike out Senator Suleiman Adokwe’s petition challenging his victory in the February 16 election. The senator-elect through his counsel Mubarak Adekilekun urged the election tribunal sitting in Lafia to throw out the petition because Read More

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We’ve responded to PDP, Atiku’s petition – INEC

April 16, 2019 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said as one of the respondents, it has replied to petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate on the 2019 presidential elections. A statement by the national Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, Tuesday, stated that the commission was aware of the petition pending before Read More

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N15bn debt: UBA moves to take over Sahara Energy

April 14, 2019 Admin III 0

UBA Plc has filed a petition against Sahara Energy Resource Limited (Sahara Energy) at a Federal High Court in Lagos asking for an order to take over and wind down the operation of the oil firm over a N15 billion debt.  UBA said Sahara Energy stood as a guarantor for KEPCO Energy Resources Limited (KEPCO) to access a loan of $35 million in Read More

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Tribunal strikes out petition challenging Ugwuanyi’s victory

April 11, 2019 Admin III 0

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu has struck out the petition filed by Action Peoples Party (APP) challenging the victory of Governor  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. The tribunal, chaired by Justice I. M. Sambo, struck out the petition after entertaining a motion on notice for the withdrawal of Read More

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Tribunal: Akpabio, Nsima, others file 34 petitions in A’Ibom

April 3, 2019 Admin III 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship and senatorial candidates Chief Nsima Ekere Senator Godswill Akpabio have filed petitions at the Akwa state Election Tribunal challenging the victories of Governor Udom Emmanuel and Chief Chris Ekpeyong of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) respectively. The tribunal, which made this known in Uyo Wednesday, said it received no fewer than 34 petitions as at Read More

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Ex-General, 26 military officers petition Reps over compulsorily retirement

April 2, 2019 Admin III 0

Twenty-six senior military officers, including a former Major-General and 10 retired Brigadiers-General, have petitioned the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, over what they described as their compulsory retirement from the Nigerian Army. The petitioners, who include Maj. Gen. O. Ugo (Imo state); Brigs. Gen. J. Chima (Imo), J. Ebong (Akwa Ibom), P. Aro (Ondo); M. Odediran (Osun); A. Busari Read More

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Tribunal receives 12 petitions in Nasarawa

March 26, 2019 Admin III 0

The National and state Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia has received 12 petitions from different candidates in Nasarawa State.  Secretary of the tribunal Mr Bello Mukhtar disclosed in Lafia Tuesday while giving a breakdown of the number of petitions and the political parties that have filed them. He said the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party Read More

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Dragging Ayade to tribunal useless – SDP

March 19, 2019 Admin III 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River has said although the Peoples Democratic Party-led government massively rigged the election, dragging Governor Ben Ayade to election petition tribunal would mean glorifying ‘an auction’ of the state by the government through a sham election. The party’s governorship candidate in the polls, Eyo Ekpo, in a press statement alleged that the state Read More

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Agbakoba clarifies opinion on Atiku’s election petition

March 6, 2019 Admin III 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, has said his comments on the planned petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over the February 23 presidential election was misconstrued. The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) said this in a statement made available to Premium Times Wednesday. Agbakoba had, last week, Read More

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Group takes agitation for Gwarzo’s prosecution to Presidency

February 20, 2019 Admin III 0

Another civil society group, Concerned Industry Watchers, on Wednesday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to use his good offices to ensure that all cases against suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, are pursued with renewed vigour to ensure justice. The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) in a petition on Tuesday called on Read More

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Ekiti: Fayemi knows fate soon as Tribunal adjourns sine die

January 10, 2019 Admin III 0

The Ekiti state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday adjourned sine die (indefinitely) for judgment in a petition by the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Kolapo Olusola challenging the electoral victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi in the last gubernatorial election in the state which held in July 2018. The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Suleiman Belgore fixed judgment in the matter Read More

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Tenure extension: ‘APC to expel members that went to court’

March 21, 2018 Admin III 0

  The Forum of States Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, National Secretary, Dr. Ben Nwoye, says all members that went to court to challenge the extension of the tenure of the present national executives stand expelled from the party. Nwoye said the expulsion is in line with the party constitution which clearly spells out such punitive measure for anyone Read More

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APGA suspends Gwagwlada chair over ‘insubordination’

March 6, 2018 Admin III 0

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has suspended its chairman in Gwagwalada area council, Engr. Solomon Umezuruike, for “insubordination and misappropriation of funds.” In a suspension letter signed by the FCT State Chairman of the party, Hon. Chukwuebuka P. Okolie, and FCT State Secretary, Chief Stanley Agwara, it stated that the suspension of the Read More

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Court dissolves 6-year-old marriage over adultery, lesbianism

February 7, 2018 Admin III 0

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Monday, dissolved the six-year-old marriage between Godwin Ometu and his wife Joyce, on grounds of lesbianism and adultery. Justice Jude Okeke ordered for the dissolution of the marriage, as Ometu had proved the allegations he leveled against his wife. Okeke said the court was satisfied with the evidence of the petitioner which the respondent Read More

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Court remands man over ‘threat to life, fraud’

November 21, 2017 Admin III 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos A Lagos Magistrate Court has ordered a Car Dealer, Odunayo Owoleye, 36, to be remanded over alleged threat to life and fraud. Odunayo was said to have allegedly obtaining the sum of N1,070,000 from a customer, Chidiebere Eze, under the pretext to sell a Lexus RX 300 Jeep to him, but instead allegedly converted the money Read More

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Ex-gov laments adjournments of defamation suit

October 5, 2017 Admin III 0

Kaduna:- Former military administrator of Kebbi state, Col. John Ubah (rtd), has lamented the number of adjournments in the defamation suit filed against him at the Kaduna state High Court 15 years ago. Ubah, who was a former Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum, filed a suit No. KDH/KAD/492/02 on behalf of his company, EN’Adikwu Petroleum Limited, against Lawrence Enyesiobi Read More