Breaking: Ekiti Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, The Nation reports.

In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

In the judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected.

Details later…

Breaking: Ekiti Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, The Nation reports.

In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

In the judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected.

Details later…

Breaking: Ekiti Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, The Nation reports.

In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

In the judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected.

Details later…

Breaking: Ekiti Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, The Nation reports.

In a unanimous judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Ekiti, Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

In the judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected.

Details later…

Amaju Pinnick Lauds Passing of NFF Bill by Senate

Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick believes that the passing of the establishment bill of the NFF by the Senate is a landmark achievement, TodayNg reports.

The bill seeks to ensure mandatory systematic development of football through institutional, age and gender competitions and it provides for the development of coaches and referees to enable them to participate in international competitions among others.

The bill was approved by the Senate after Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, moved for its consideration on Tuesday.

“The passing of the NFF Bill is a landmark achievement,” Pinnick said in an interview on Channels TV.

Zamfara Polls: Supreme Court Nullifies APC’s Candidates’ Elections, Declares PDP Winner

The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.
Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared the first runners-up in the 2019 general elections in the state as the winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by the APC and their candidates.

Our Curriculum Should be Refocused on Diversifying Nigeria’s Economy, Says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the country’s curriculum for tertiary institutions should be re-focused on diversifying the economy, The Nation reports.

Prof. Osinbajo spoke yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at the first national tertiary admissions performance merit award organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He said the current administration focused on people at the poverty baseline of the economy with the introduction of MarketMoni System and other strategies of economic development.

“The nation’s curriculum should be aggressively refocused on diversifying the economy towards knowledge-based and driven on development of solid minerals, sports and tourism and small scale enterprises.

Mohammed Adamu Confirmed as IG of Police

Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the the substantive Inspector General of Police, IGP, Daily Post reports.

His confirmation was announced Thursday at the police council meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Adamu was confirmed by the Council of State, as the new Inspector General of police.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 15 appointed Adamu as acting IGP following the statutory retirement of Ibrahim Idris, the former IGP.

Until his appointment by the president, Adamu was an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, serving at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau.

Fake News Alert: Abike Dabiri-Erewa Didn’t Accuse Foreign Airlines of Running Drug Cartels

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has distanced herself from reports quoting her of accusing EgyptAir and Ethiopian Airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria.

In a post that has been deleted by TheCable, the online newspaper wrote “Dabiri-Erewa: Ethiopian, Egyptian Airlines running drug cartels in our airports”.

Reacting to the report, Dabiri-Erewa, described the headline as a “figment of the Reporter’s imagination.

The headline does not reflect what Dabiri-Erewa said on Wednesday, when she appeared before the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the plight of Zainab Habibu Aliyu, who was arrested by Saudi Arabian Police for a drug-related offence.

She had during the hearing, stressed the need for the Egyptian and Ethiopian airlines to ensure compulsory baggage identification as all cases recorded on the issue of drugs had been from both airlines.

She had also expressed concerns over the alleged non-functionality of the scanners at the airports.

Luckily enough, the representative of Ethiopian Air, who was at the public hearing, promised that baggage identification would be strengthened.

Members of the public are hereby urged to discountenance a previous publication that is contrary to this clarification.

A number of Twitter users called out TheCable for the blatant lie and terrible reporting.

Tribunal Dismisses Suit Seeking to Stop Buhari’s Inauguration

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Mr Ambrose Aworu, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.

The lead judgment delivered by Justice Joseph Ikyechi, dismissed the application for lacking in merit.

Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were the respondents.

The HDP in its application said it will be unfair and unjust to inaugurate President Buhari for a second term on the ground that the validity of the election that produced him has been challenged at the tribunal.

The party also prayed for an order stopping the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad from inaugurating or administering the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance on him (Buhari) until all court actions against him are determined.

The two petitioners said they were challenging the validity of President Buhari’s election on the ground of non-compliance with the electoral laws and have dully served the President, INEC and the APC despite notice of hearing of their petition against his election.