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Nine PDP witnesses testify when the court adjourns on May 25



Equity A.H Suleiman, Chairman, National, and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Saturday, May 25 to take more observers in the request of Lawal Adamu, a competitor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kaduna Central Senatorial seat.

Equity Suleiman declared the suspension after nine observers for the applicants affirmed before the Tribunal.

He said the court would on that date likewise rule on the acceptability or generally of the marked example given by Dahiru Umar, one of the nine observers that affirmed before it.

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Guidance to the applicants, Ustas Yunusa Usman (SAN), had connected that Umar’s mark example be additionally conceded into proof before the court.

Usman’s solicitation came after Frank Ikpe, guidance to the principal respondent, Uba Sani, had put the observer under cross elimination, however, declined to delicate his signature as proof before the council as he did with others.

Ikpe had before offered six other mark examples taken from different observers and were conceded into a proof by the council.

Review that Adamu had lost to Uba Sani, a competitor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and victor of the Kaduna Central senate situate, in Feb. 23 general race.

He had documented an appeal at the court, testing Uba Sani, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) claiming gigantic apparatus and vote stuffing amid the survey.

Equity Suleman, at the continued sitting of the court on Saturday, May 18, conceded nine observers out of 96 witnesses the applicants said they collected to affirm before the Tribunal.

The applicants had said the 96 witnesses would affirm on how the decision was fixed in the six neighborhood government regions that made up the Kaduna Central Senatorial locale.

The nine observers so far taken, said they all filled in as operators of the PDP amid the Feb 23 senatorial race.

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They affirmed that a few individuals from vigilante administration and police officers at Magajin Gari Ward, Birnin Gwari LG grabbed poll papers from the INEC authorities.

They said the security men likewise grabbed seven INEC Card Readers, thumb printed and stuffed the ticket papers into five voting booths on the decision day.

They, nonetheless, told the court that they had no clue that it was any of the first, second or third respondents that doled out the security specialists and the vigilante gatherings to stuff the polling booths.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 96 observers of the solicitors are required to affirm before the council inside about fourteen days.

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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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