Ribadu, Marwa, Gundiri get PDP waiver for Adamawa poll
Friday, 29 August 2014

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted waiver to the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; former Lagos military administrator, Buba Marwa; and a former Adamawa governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Marcus Gundiri.


FG reinstates sacked resident doctors
Friday, 29 August 2014

     …lifts suspension on Residency programme

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension on residency training programme in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, 28th of August, 2014.

The government has also reinstated all resident doctors that were disengaged with effect from the same date, though; it said that the appraisal of the residency is ongoing.


Enugu appoints bishop as new deputy gov
Friday, 29 August 2014

A new deputy governor has been appointed for Enugu State. He is Revd Ifeanyi Rapheal Nwoye. Nwoye hails from Isiogbo Nara in Nkanu East Local Government Area as the immediate past deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, who was impeached on Tuesday by the State House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct and refusal to abide by official directives of the governor.


Ribadu has no political value, Clark tells PDP
Friday, 29 August 2014

A First Republic Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has told the leadership

of the Peoples Democratic Party not to grant waiver to a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, to contest the party’s primary for Adamawa governorship election.

Clark, who spoke at a press conference at his residence in Abuja on Thursday, said Ribadu had no political value and that the enemies of President Goodluck Jonathan were the sponsors of the ex-boss of EFCC.


Ebola: Jonathan Receives UN Praise, Condemns Stigmatization of Nigerians By Some Countries
Thursday, 28 August 2014

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians by some countries over recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country, spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement.

Goodluck Jonathan Mr. Jonathan made the remark on Wednesday in Abuja at a meeting with Mr. David Navarro, a Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, denouncing such discriminatory actions as the one which forced Nigeria’s team to the Youth Olympics in China to abandon its participation.


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Appeal Court Upholds Kogi Acting Governor's Election PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bonaventure Melah   
Thursday, 28 February 2008
  Reprieve Thursday came the way of Clarence Olafemi, Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly who has been standing- in as Acting Governor of the state as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upturned the Judgment of the Election Petition Tribunal that had earlier nullified his election into the House. 

 Olafemi became Kogi State Acting Governor when the Court of Appeal which also sat in Abuja, two weeks ago, nullified the election of Ibrahim Idris as governor of the state. The Tribunal then ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh gubernatorial election in which former governor of the state, Abubakar Audu would contest.  The repeat election is scheduled to hold on March 29, 2008. 

The three member Panel of the Appeal Court led by Justice Olufumilola Adekeye in upholding the election of Olafemi as the duly elected member representing Mopa Muro Federal Constituency of Kogi state, noted that that the tribunal that heard the matter at first instance failed to submit the required proof of the allegation of criminality which formed the bed rock of their judgment. 

The Appeal Court noted also that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was shut out as well as several people who were classified as thugs when they were not joined as parties in the petition. 

Besides, the appellate court observed that the trial tribunal erred when it excluded vital documents that were relevant to the determination of the matter like, including Statement of Result of Baptist Primary School Effo Amuro where the Speaker turned governor attended school and the summary of the result of the entire constituency.

Advancing more reasons why the decision of the Kogi Election Petition Tribunal was quashed, the Court of Appeal noted that the petitioner failed to establish evidence that there was disenfranchisement of voters during the election, adding that justice was thrown over- board by their strict and rigid adherence to rules of the court/practice direction and that the allegations could not have been determined without joining INEC to file their reply. 

Based on the foregoing, the Court of Appeal declared that the judgment of the tribunal was null and void and of no effect whatsoever; and consequently pronounced the Hon. Clarence Olafemi winner of the April 14 2007 State House of Assembly Elections for Mopa Muro Federal Constituency.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 February 2008 )
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