COVID-19: We’re under pressure to announce nonexistent case – Kogi Commissioner

Dr Saka Haruna, the Kogi State Commissioner for Health, has said the state is under pressure to declare that it has COVID-19 cases where there is none. The commissioner made the claims in a statement on Thursday. He, however, said the state would not succumb to the pressure. The statement followed a report, which claimed that four persons suspected to be COVID-19 patients had died at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja in the last one week. He said that as the state commissioner for health, a member of the Governing…

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Senators to earn half pay till Nigeria is free of coronavirus 

Senators on Monday pledged that they would sustain the donation of their half salaries to the Federal Government until the nation is totally free of the pandemic. The senators on Monday agreed to donate half of their March 2020 salaries to the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria. The red chamber, in a statement by its acting spokesperson, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, added that the federal lawmakers would continue the gesture beyond March. Part of the statement read,  “After due consultations following a keen review of the national efforts to contain the…

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Appeal Court reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah as senator

The order of an Abuja High Court which sacked Ifeanyi Ubah, as the senator representing Anambra South, has been voided by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Thursday. A three-man panel of Justices of the appellate court held that the judgment delivered by Justice Bello Kawu of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory was a nullity because the suit was unlawfully instituted. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Ubah, the candidate of the Young Progressive Party, as winner of the February 23, 2019, Anambra South Senatorial election.…

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Appeal Court lifts Oshiomhole’s suspension

The suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress has been lifted by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday. Before  the appellate court nullified Oshiomhole’s suspension, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had postponed indefinitely, the APC National Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday (today). Also on Monday, governors, who were opposed to Oshiomhole, at a meeting in Abuja, engaged in a shouting match with their colleagues supporting him. But a three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abubakar…

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Ex-gov Oni plans defection to PDP

Chief Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti State, said on Monday that he, along with his supporters, had resolved to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party. Oni, a former APC Deputy National Chairman, South, said the decision to return to his former party, the PDP, was in line with the people’s clamour to move on. The former APC chieftain, however, did not disclose the specific time when he would return to the PDP. He said, “We have taken a decision and we are in the…

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Kano high court upturns Oshiomhole’s suspension

The suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the All Progressives Congress, has been voided by Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa, sitting at the Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday. He also held that the Independent National Electoral Commission should not recognise anybody, except Oshiomhole, as the APC national chairman. Justice Lewis-Allagoa’s ruling came a day after Justice Danlami Senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, made an order suspending Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the APC. Justice Senchi had premised his order suspending Oshiomhole…

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Court suspends Oshiomole as APC national chairman

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered an interim suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress. Delivering a ruling on an application for interlocutory injunction, Justice Danlami Senchi said his order would subsist pending the determination of the main suit bordering on his suspension as a member of the party. The order, which was given at 11pm,  triggered a renewed battle for the control of the party by members loyal to Oshiomhole and governors, who were opposed to…

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Senator Adeyemi condemns democracy, hails military rule

Senator Smart Adeyemi, All Progressives Congress member representing Kogi West senatorial district caused confusion on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday when he said he preferred military rule to the current democracy being practised in Nigeria. His submission caused a stir in the Senate as his colleagues vehemently opposed his opinion, describing his statement as anti-democratic. Adeyemi spoke while contributing to the debate on the bill for the establishment of a National Electoral Offences Commission, sponsored by Senator Abubakar Kyari. Kyari had said the Independent National Electoral Commission was…

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Kwara assembly renames state varsity

Abubakar Olusola Saraki University has been renamed by the Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday. The Kwara State University Law was amended and the name of the institution was changed to Kwara State University. The Kwara State University (Amendment) Bill 2020 was one of the four amendment bills passed by the Assembly on Tuesday which it said would drive best practices in the education sector and local government administration in the state. A statement from the Assembly read partly, “The Kwara State University (Amendment)  Bill,  2020 which reverted the…

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Bayelsa state sacked dep gov-elect on verge of committing suicide – Sylva

Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the Deputy Governor-elect whose certificate scandal cost the All Progressives Congress the Bayelsa State governorship seat, is on the verge of committing suicide. The governor-elect, David Lyon; and the deputy governor-elect, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, were sacked by the Supreme Court on the eve of their inauguration while the Peoples Democratic Party took over the leadership of the state. The minister described the Supreme Court’s judgment as unfair, saying the matter was not a criminal one and should not have been…

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