Amotekun: Ondo Governor Reminds Malami He Has No Power To Make Laws

  Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, said in an interview with Channels Television that laws are not made in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. Akeredolu, who was reacting to the pronouncement of the AGF, Abubakar Malami, that the creation of Amotekun was illegal, said the South-West number one citizens will respond when Malami provides relevant portions...

EXCLUSIVE: Petroleum Equalisation Fund Manager, Goody Nnamdi, Indicted By EFCC For Fraud Returns To Position With Benefits Fully Paid

Goody Nnadi, a General Manager of Corporate Services in Petroleum Equalisation Fund, who was indicted in December by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for corruption has been reinstated to his position with his benefits fully paid. On December 20, 2019 a Federal High Court in Abuja granted final forfeiture of his property, which included a plaza and many...

We’ll Not Issue Certificate Of Return To Uzodinma Yet -INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it cannot issue Certificate of Return to Senator Hope Uzodinma until it has received a court order. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday declared Uzodinma as winner of the March 2019 governorship election in Imo State and ordered the electoral body to issue him a Certificate of Return immediately. Chief Press Secretary...

Go Back To Sleep, Amotekun Is Here To Stay, Wole Soyinka Tells Nigerian Government

  Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said that the regional security of South-West states, "Amotekun", which was created to protect citizens in the area due to government failure to do so, has come to stay.The Nigerian Government on Tuesday declared the outfit illegal, saying the power to provide security lies on the executive list only and not on the...

JUST IN: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Uzodinma

The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented Certificate of Returns to Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State. The electoral commission presented the certificate to Uzodinma in line with the order of the court. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state. The court also ordered that INEC should withdraw the certificate of return...

BREAKING: Imo Gets New Governor As Uzodinma Is Inaugurated

Hope Uzodinma has been inagurated as governor of Imo State. This followed a ruling by the Supreme Court for the Independent National Electoral Commission to announce him as governor. INEC had earlier in the day presented him with a Certificate of Return in line with the order of the apex court. Source link

Defend Your Ancestral Land, Ooni Of Ife, Wole Soyinka Tell Nigerians

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, have asked Nigerians to rise up and defend their ancestral land since the Muhammadu Buhari-led government was idling in protecting the lives of citizens. The duo made the declaration in a statement on Wednesday after a meeting in Ogun State. They said the selective approach of the Nigerian Government...

Imo: Supreme Court Judgment Final But Unpalatable To Loser -Ozekhome

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, has said that anyone disappointed or dissatisfied can only appeal to God Almighty because judgment from the Supreme Court is final. Ozekhome disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday while reacting to the judgment in Imo State governorship election. According to him, “Supreme Court is the final court of the land.That is...

Nigerian Lawyers React To Supreme Court Ruling On Ihedioha

Following the ruling by the Supreme Court pronouncing Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State, Nigerian lawyers have reacted to the judgment. Speaking to SaharaReporters, the lawyers said while the court judgment was final, the court should maintain the precedent and be bold to upturn election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Mike Ozekhome (SAN), posited that though...

New Imo Governor, Uzodinma, Freezes State Accounts

New governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has given an order to all financial institutions where the state funds are maintained not to honour any draft till further notice. This order came a few hours after the Supreme Court declared him the duly elected governor of the state on Tuesday, a report by PUNCH said.  A letter addressed to the regional directors...

Delta Government Bans Protests Within Premises Of Multinational Companies

The Delta State Government has said it will henceforth arrest and criminalise protests, meetings or negotiations by youth associations within the premises of oil prospecting companies in the state. The state government gave the warning on Tuesday in a statement following the alleged death of two security personnel attached to Midwestern Oil and Gas Company at Umusadege community under...

Amotekun Not Illegal, Fani-Kayode Tells Nigerian Government

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the decision by the Nigerian Government to declare Amotekun, the security outfit set up by South-West governors, an illegal organisation. Earlier, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, had said that the setting up of the paramilitary organisation called “Amotekun” was illegal and runs contrary to...

Nobody Can Sue Us, Agriculture Ministry Tells Court, ENetSuD

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has maintained in its pending application for preliminary objection filed in court against ENetSuD's suit no FHC/IL/CS/28/2019 that the ministry cannot sue and be sued, and requested for ENetSuD's suit to be dismissed. Recall that ENetSuD had sued FMARD on April 10, 2019 for its failure to respond to the Freedom...

Supreme Court Should Have Ordered Fresh Election In Imo –Rights Lawyer, Abdul Mahmud

Abdul Mahmud, a lawyer, social critic and human rights advocate, has faulted the decision of the Supreme Court to sack Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor of Imo State. The apex court had sacked Ihedioha and pronounce Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the rightful winner of the election. The court also ordered the Independent...