Alex Enumah in Abuja
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and his party, PDP, have called upon the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to grant all reliefs, including declaring the opposition standard bearer winner of the election as prayed in their petition.
The petitioners, in their final address filed on August 14, through their lead counsel, Dr. Levy Uzoukwu (SAN), also said they had proved their claim that President Muhammadu Buhari did not possess the minimum academic qualification of a secondary school certificate to contest for the presidency.
INEC had declared Buhari and his … >>> Read Full Story
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—Sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata, has assumed control of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.
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A statement by the Ministry of Justice disclosed that Buhari directed Apata to take over the affairs of the panel, following the suspension of its erstwhile chairman, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla.
The president was … >>> Read Full Story
Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star, Michael Owen has predicted the outcome of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Leicester City.
Chelsea head to the game following their 5-4 penalty defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday in Turkey, while Leicester City played a goalless draw against Wolves in the Premier League last weekend.
Making his predictions ahead of the game, Owen believes Chelsea will beat Leicester and get their first competitive match victory under Manager Frank Lampard when they host Brendan Rodger’s men at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
“It is fair to say that Chelsea were not flattered by their … >>> Read Full Story
Rep Rashida Tlaib
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will be allowed to enter Israel to visit her relatives, interior minister Aryeh Deri announced on Friday, indicating the country has ignored President Donald Trump’s unsolicited suggestion to ban her and colleague, Rep Ilahn Omar.
The move comes a day after Israel had announced it would deny entry to the two congresswomen in a scheduled trip, citing the lawmakers’ past criticism of the country.
There was no word from Deri on Omar’s request.
The decision to block their entry came shortly after a tweet from President Trump urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block the House members’ … >>> Read Full Story
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Nigerian international recording and performing artist based in the United States of America, Idam Chidozie Okoro aka MC Chido, was the guest artist at the just concluded Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) awards and ceremonies where he was recognised as rising star and rave of the moment by the organisers of the event.
Also, the Afikpo, Ebonyi State-born star is billed to take the world by storm when he released his debut album titled: ‘Prelude’ soon, a statement made available to THISDAY has revealed.
The statement added that the invitation to appear as the Guest Singer at … >>> Read Full Story
By Naomi Uzor
There seems to be some measure of discordant tunes amongst Members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) over the recent presidential order on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict foreign exchange (forex) for importation of food items into the country.
While listing the adverse implication of the order they have, however, called for more details and clarifications for proper analysis of its possible impact on the economy. But a major section of the OPS have also said the presidential directive was in order.
President Muhammadu Buhari, earlier in the week, issued a directive to CBN to stop forex sales … >>> Read Full Story
A 15-year-old boy, Jerry Ngwe has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded the sum of N500,000 as ransom.
The teenager, who was paraded in Jos, the Plateau State capital yesterday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation.
“I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said.
Briefing journalists on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Isaac Akinmoyede said five persons were arrested in … >>> Read Full Story