The Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN), Biyi Poroye, has admonished Professor Yomi Dinakin to resign as the Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, ODIEC.
Poroye stated this on Wednesday during a stakeholders’ meeting of political parties with the ODIEC boss on the conduct of the local government election schedule to come up in the state on April 18, 2020.
According to Poroye, Prof. Dinakin who is a professor of law is not competent to conduct the election.
He added that the electoral process has been designed to fail stressing that adequate preparation has not been put … >>> Read Full Story
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly invaded the Abuja residence of Senator Shehu Sani over alleged extortion.
It was gathered that the EFCC stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm on Wednesday to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator.
The EFCC had last week arrested Sani for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors.
Sani was elected senator in 2015, under the All Progressives Congress platform. When he could not get the party’s ticket in 2019, he ran on the ticket of the Peoples Redemption Party but lost to Uba … >>> Read Full Story
By Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
A Plateau State High Court will on January 21, 2020 resume the trial of Senator Jonah Jang, a former governor of the state, who is standing trial over alleged misappropriation of the state funds during his tenure as governor.
The state Chief Judge had reassigned the case to a new judge, Justice Charity Dabup, after Justice Daniel Longji who was handling the case since March 2018 retired last week.
A principal counsel in the Plateau State Ministry of Justice, Mr Gideon Azi, who is also holding brief for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the case confirmed the … >>> Read Full Story
Kindly Share This Story: Guterres
United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said on Wednesday he would “continue his active engagement with relevant actors” in an effort to de-escalate United States-Iran tensions following Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Iraq.
“It is our common duty to make every effort to avoid a war in the Gulf that the world cannot afford,” Guterres said in a statement.
The UN chief also reiterates his “passionate appeal for peace” made on Monday, when he urged both sides to “stop the escalation.”
The Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on Wednesday, expressed deep concern over the evolving situation in the Middle … >>> Read Full Story
Three men were on Wednesday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, over alleged possession of two human skulls.
The defendants, Kazeem Olanrewaju, 27; Amidu Kazeem, 38; and Muritala Salami, 43, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of human parts.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at 6.00 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2019, along Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos.
She told the court that the second and third defendants were caught in possession of two human skulls in a black nylon, which they had … >>> Read Full Story
Trump: says no American soldier died in Iran’s missile attacks
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were no American casualties in the Iranian strikes on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and that Tehran appeared to be standing down.
This debunked Iranian claims that 80 US soldiers were killed in the missile strikes on the US bases in Al Asad and Erbil.
“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties,” Trump said in a White House address just after noon, Washington D.C. time.
“All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was … >>> Read Full Story
Alex Enumah in Abuja
The Supreme Court on Wednesday in landmark judgments upheld the elections of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, his colleagues, Okezie Ikpeazu, Darius Ishiaku and Abubakar Bello of Abia, Taraba and Niger States respectively.
The apex court in a unanimous decisions in the different appeals against their election held that appeallants failed to substantiate claims of irregularities and electoral malpractices against their emergence as winners of the March 9 governorship election in their respective states.
The Supreme Court in arriving at its decisions in the various appeals held that it can only interfare in the decisions of the lower court when it … >>> Read Full Story