SOLUDO DENIES ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THIRTY- FIVE THOUSAND NAIRA IMPOSE ON KEKE RIDERS

Awka: Obiorah Anthony Ugwonwa The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has denied in a concrete term any knowledge of imposing thirty-five thousand naira on keke riders in the state for installation of security tracking device on every keke in the state. The Governor, who disclosed this in his office at Anambra State Government House, Awka while having an audience the representatives of the unit heads of the keke owners and riders in Awka metropolis who were in his office on solidarity visit to his administration, said…

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Tony Nworah: A Mayor in the North

Like the Game of Throne where a King in the North emerged but was flustered with over awing skirmishes for the stoic enduring legacy bequeathed him. So, a Mayor has emerged in the North of the legendary city of Onitsha as Governor Soludo Inaugurated the newly appointed Transitional Council Chairmen on the June 3, 2014 and instantly charged them on serving public purpose. The newly confirmed Transition Council Chairmen of the 21 local government areas of Anambra State who are from the last nomination exercise directed by the governor, among…

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Court voids Edo PDP Governorship Primary

A Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, invalidated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election that produced Asue Ighodalo as party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, held that the PDP’s primary held on Feb. 22 failed to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022; the guidelines for the conduct of the poll amd the party’s constitution. Justice Ekwo, who said that the Exhibit PDP 1 tendered by the party was bereft of evidence, held that the plaintiffs, through the…

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Alleged money laundering: Court adjourns Ali Bello, co-defendants’ trial until Sept. 24

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, adjourned the alleged money laundering trial of Ali Bello and his co-defendants until Sept. 24 for trial continuation. Justice Obiora Egwuatu adjourned the matter after defence counsel, Nureini Jimoh, SAN, concluded the cross-examination of the EFCC’s 2nd prosecution witness (PW2), Olomotane Egoro, and was re-examined by the anti-graft agency’s lawyer, Abbas Mohammed. Justice Egwuatu, who discharged Egoro, an Access Bank Complaint Officer, from the witness box, adjourned the matter until Sept. 24 and Sept. 26 for trial. It will be recalled that the…

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Federal Govt, Labour resolves as Judiciary workers lock out judges, lawyers, others as NLC, TUC begin strike

Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands. The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action. After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by…

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NSCDC, NOA PARTNER ON SAFE SCHOOL PROJECT

Obiorah Anthony Ugwonwa The need to inculcate core positive values and total preparation of Nigerian school children, teachers and other critical stakeholders in the nation’s education system on safety has been emphasized by the Deputy Commandant, Nigerian Security, Civil and Defence Corps, Anambra State Command,Commandant Francis Nnadi. The Commandant, who spoke when he led high racking officers of his command to a courtesy visit of the Director, National Orientation Agency, (NOA), Awka, Anambra State Directorate, Mr Edozie Ajaegbu in his office at the Ebele Ofunneamaka Okeke Federal Secretariat Complex, Awka,…

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Court delivers judgment in suits against Secondus, Omehia, Opara July 15

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed July 15 for judgment in three suits filed against former Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, and two others, seeking an order restraining them from attending party’s executive meetings. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date after lawyers to the parties adopted their processes and argued their case for and against the suit. Three PDP members in Rivers had filed three separate suits against Secondus; sacked Governor of Rivers, Celestine Omehia, and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara. The suit…

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Kogi gov’ship: INEC, APC, Ododo ask tribunal to dismiss SDP’s petition as tribunal reserves judgment

INEC on Monday prayed the Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to dismiss a petition filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and its candidate, Murtala Ajaka, against the victory of Gov. Usman Ododo. Gov. Ododo and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have also told the three-member panel of Justices, headed by Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu, to dismiss the petition in its entirety for being incompetent and lacking in merit. The trio, through their lawyers – Chief Kanu Agabi, Joseph Daudu and Emmanuel Ukala – stated this…

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Court stops Amaewhule, 24 other Rivers assembly members from parading selves as lawmakers

The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Friday, restrained 25 members of the state’s House of Assembly led by Hon. Martin Amaewhule from parading themselves as lawmakers in the state. Justice Charles Wali, in an ex-parte order, also stopped them from sitting in the assembly auditorium. The judge equally ordered Governor Siminalayi Fubara not to have any dealing with the sacked lawmakers. The factional Speaker of the assembly loyal to Governor Siminalayi Fubara, Rt. Hon. Victor Jumbo and two others had dragged the 25 lawmakers before the…

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Online editors advocate on press freedom, rights, safety of journalists

The Association of Corporate Online Editors (ACOE) has emphasised the need for press freedom in the country. The acting President of ACOE, Martin Odiete, and acting Secretary, Omosola Akingboye stated this in a joint statement to mark the World Press Freedom Day on May 3 in Abuja. They said that journalism plays a pivotal role in advancing environmental agendas, serving as a catalyst for change, a watchdog for accountability, and a voice for the voiceless. They called on the government to commit to the protection of rights, safety, and security…

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