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After identifying authentic winner of Ondo APC primary, Court refuses to sack lawmaker-elect



An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has proclaimed Mr. James Ololade-Gbegudu as the victor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Assembly essential race for Okitipupa Constituency II.

Mr. Ololade-Gbegudu had moved toward the Court to look for a request to urge the gathering and INEC to remember him as the valid APC contender for the body electorate and not the legislator chooses, Mr. Sina Akinwunmi, having won the gathering’s essential directed on October 5, 2018.

Conveying his judgment that kept going over two hours, Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe held that all proof laid under the watchful eye of the Court by authorities of the APC, narrative evidence including the essential decision result sheet illustrated by Counsel to the offended party, Mr. Femi Emodamori, demonstrated that Ololade-Gbegudu really won the APC get together ticket.

In spite of the judgment, Justice Adegbehingbe, in any case, declined to concede different reliefs of the offended party that declaration of return prior issued to Mr. Sina Akinwunmi be pulled back and issues to him, expressing that the Court couldn’t constrain the APC to perceive the offended party as its real contender for the March 9, 2019, State Assembly surveys.

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The Court likewise decided that Gbegudu’s case was not documented out of time and not status banned, taking note of what the suit expedited December 22, 2018, was still inside 14 days permitted by the 1999 Constitution (as corrected).

The judge said area 87(4) of the Electoral Act (as altered) did not order the gathering to advance names of Direct Primary decision champs to INEC, including that the group may decide not to develop such names as hopeful.

As per the Court, it couldn’t have any significant bearing Section 87(3) of the Act which just arrangements with Indirect essential, noticing that there was no specialist to be referred to on the part of victors of gathering’s immediate essential whose names were not sent to INEC.

Likewise expelled was the protest of the respondents that Gbegudu’s case was recorded out of time and resolution banned, including that the suit was expedited December 22, 2018, was still inside the 14 days permitted by the 1999 Constitution (as corrected).

Remarking on the decision, Counsel to the offended party, Mr Femi Emodamori said his customer would approach the redrafting court to arrange INEC to pull back the endorsement of return issued to Akinwunmi and release it to Gbegudu as the bona fide APC competitor since the High Court had asserted him as the champ of the essential race hung on October 5, 2018, and seen by INEC authorities.

The litigants in the suit incorporated the APC Ondo State Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, the gathering’s State Secretary, Sina Alaye, INEC, and the legislator choose, Sina Akinwunmi Emmanuel.

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Ololade-Gbegudu, in the suit, said he initiated the case after APC, and its officers wouldn’t send his name to INEC in accordance with the 2010 Electoral Act having won the essential which was led by APC on October 5, 2018, and appropriately checked by the authorities of INEC driven by Etukumo U. Andrew, policemen and the Department of State Services, DSS, workforce.

Through his attorney, he had encouraged the Court to pronounce as illicit and unlawful the substitution of the petitioner’s name with Akinwunmi’s name and constrain INEC to perceive an issue testament of coming back to Gbegudu as the APC possibility for the Okitipupa Constituency II in the 2019 State House of Assembly race.

The Claimant affirmed that he won the immediate essential for the Constituency for the Ondo State House of Assembly with 4,000 votes to beat five different wannabes including Akinwunmi Emmanuel.

The Plaintiff’s lead Counsel, Femi Emodamore, stated, “the Claimant further affirms that the all-out number of licensed voters at the said direct essential race as recorded by the delegates of the first Defendant (APC) were 7,000 while the absolute legitimate votes were 6,500, out of which he scored the 4,000 because of his mind-boggling prevalence at the supporters and was proclaimed victor of the essential.”

Emodamore asserted that “the fourth Defendant (Akinwunmi) scored zero (0) as bore witness to by the APC Ondo State Legislative Primaries Election Committee. The Claimant will in such manner depend on the first Summary Result Sheet for State House of Assembly properly marked by Abuh Andrew Abuh and Ahmed Musa Momoh as the Chairman and Secretary of the APC Ondo State Legislative Primaries Election Committee separately and given to every one of the hopefuls, including the Claimant.”

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The Lawyer further affirmed that “the diluted outcome, the name of the Claimant (Gbegudu Ololade James) is as yet unmistakable in the accreditation segment at the base of the Result Sheet as the champ. The Claimant’s name was anyway just crossed out with a biro/pen (not even totally cleaned or obscured out with paint) and over it was written in ink the words: WINNER-SINA AKINWUMI EMMANUEL, as against the best possible confirmation segment previously imprinted in the Result Sheet.”

Emodamore stated, “a request of required order coordinating the fifth Defendant (INEC) to perceive, distribute as well as treat the name of the Claimant as the hopeful of the first Defendant (APC) for the Okitipupa Constituency II of the Ondo State House of Assembly for the general race for the said voting demographic seat planned to hang on 2/3/2019 or such different date(s) as the fifth Defendant may fix for the decision.”

The Court concurred with the contention of the offended party’s Counsel and maintained the entries particularly as respect the consequence of the crucial decision.

Insight to INEC, Bukola Durojaye and that of the APC, Tajudeen Oyerinde communicated fulfillment with the judgment.


Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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