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Keshi ranked as Best African coach
Sunday, 21 September 2014

SUPER Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has been ranked as the best national team coach in Africa in the latest ranking released by a leading coaching statistics agency for national team coaches.  Keshi continues to top the poll for coaches on the continent,despite Nigeria’s unimpressive start to the 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

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Buhari to declare presidential bid after Sallah celebration in October
Sunday, 21 September 2014

A former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari would publicly declare his presidential ambition in Abuja after the Sallah holiday, Sunday Leadership has reported.

Buhari, who first entered the race in 2003 when he ran under the platform of the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP), contested under the same platform in 2007 but defected and formed his own, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011, under which he ran against President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Ebola: Children with symptoms of malaria to be shut out of schools in Abuja
Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Education Secretary in the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Malam Kabiru Usman has directed schools in the territory against admitting any child whose temperature is high or has symptoms of malaria.

Usman handed down this instruction while distributing Ebola prevention/sanitary items to school principals and head teachers of schools within the territory.

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PDP cancels presidential primary
Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Peoples Democratic Party has said with the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan by the party’s National Executive Committee, the party will not hold the presidential primary scheduled for December 6. It said with the adoption, the President had become the sole candidate for the presidential election.

With the development, It said the party would only ratify Jonathan’s candidature on December 6.

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Jonathan begins 2015 campaign
Sunday, 21 September 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan might have kicked off the campaign for his 2015 re-election bid despite his insistence that he has not declared his ambition.

Indications to this effect emerged on Saturday at the South-West sensitisation rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos.

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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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