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Just in: Smart Adeyemi wins Dino Melaye at Tribunal

Just in: Smart Adeyemi wins Dino Melaye at Tribunal

Politics
Delivering judgment on the petition, the three-man panel led by Justice Isa Sambo, unanimously affirmed Adeyemi’s election as the winner of the disputed poll. The Kogi State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, to challenge the victory of his successor, Senator Smart Adeyemi, at the November 2019 by-election, The PUNCH reports. Delivering judgment on the petition, the three-man panel led by Justice Isa Sambo, unanimously affirmed Adeyemi’s election as the winner of the disputed poll. The rerun, which held in 53 polling units on November 30, 2019, was ordered in the judgment of the Court of Appeal which nullified Melaye’s victory in the main election which earlier
Edo State Governor arrives APC secretariat for Screening

Edo State Governor arrives APC secretariat for Screening

Politics
The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki and others have stormed the APC secretariat for screening. The screening of the six aspirants for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Edo state began on Wednesday afternoon at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. The chairman of the screening committee, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, said the it was only to verify all the documents provided by the aspirants and make recommendations to the party based on its findings. Three aspirants are already on ground for the exercise. They are: Hon. Osaro Obaze was the first to present himself for screening. Governor Godwin Obaseki, who arrived the at about 1:10 left after five minutes. Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi is also on ground for the exercise. Details shortly…
Atiku Son Finalized his father’s Position in 2023 Election

Atiku Son Finalized his father’s Position in 2023 Election

Politics
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will continue his quest to become Nigeria’s president come 2023, his son Adamu has confirmed. Adamu spoke while presenting the scorecard as Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State to mark the first anniversary of Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Finitiri. He said: “Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with my father contesting for the presidency. “In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades.”He said his coming late into politics was as a result of the advice from his father, urging him to spend more time in the private sector to gain enough experience, which would be crucial for him in public life. “I am basically here to
Fear and Panic grips Abia State as Governor tested positive for COVID-19

Fear and Panic grips Abia State as Governor tested positive for COVID-19

Politics
The governor of Abia state has gone into isolation after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus. There is fear in Abia state after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu tested positive for COVID-19. Confirming the news on Monday, the commissioner for information,  John Okiyi Kalu, said the governor had gone into isolation before his result returned positive. The governor, according to him, has instructed his deputy governor to act pending when he resumes duty. “Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties. “We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good heal
Federal Government Seized Private jet of Former Petroleum Minister

Federal Government Seized Private jet of Former Petroleum Minister

Politics
The federal government has seized a private jet bought by Dan Etete, a former minister of petroleum, who was allegedly involved in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal. Babatunde Johnson, whose firm, Johnson & Johnson Solicitors, was appointed by the Nigerian government in 2016 to recover assets from the OPL 245 deal, told Financial Uncovered that the the government had been on the trail of the Bombardier 6000 jet, with tail number M-MYNA, since it landed in Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada on May 29. According to the website, the jet had just flown from Dubai via Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland, and it is not known whether any passengers were on board. On Saturday, a court in the province of Quebec reportedly granted a seizure order for the aircraft, and wa
Pompeo says ‘enormous evidence’ COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab

Pompeo says ‘enormous evidence’ COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab

Politics
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there was “enormous evidence” that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.     “There is enormous evidence that this is where it began,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”     But while highly critical of China’s handling of the matter, Pompeo declined to say whether he thought the virus had been intentionally released.     President Donald Trump has been increasingly critical of China’s role in the pandemic, which has infected nearly 3.5 million people and killed more than 240,000 around the world.     He has insisted that Beijing recklessly concealed important information about the outbreak and demanded that Beijing be held “accountabl
I am Unempoyable for the post of Chief of Staff to the President- Issa Ismaila Funtua

I am Unempoyable for the post of Chief of Staff to the President- Issa Ismaila Funtua

Politics
The Second Republic Minister and Elder Statesman, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua, 78 has siad that the Government should look elsewhere in finding their replacement of the Chief of Staff. He said that he his never interested in the post and won't be available to take it even if he his selected. He has blamed any news handle that have linked him with the post of Chief of Staff. When approached by the newsmen he stated clearly his mind, he said ”I am an employer of labour and therefore, unemployable. ”I was a minister in 1983. What position will I be interested in now? I am embarrassed that a national newspaper could display such level of ignorance by connecting me with the Chief of Staff job.”
President orders the prompt payment of salaries

President orders the prompt payment of salaries

Politics
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, has revealed to state house reporters that the president has given directive to the minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to ensure the prompt and continuous payment of salaries. As she is the head of the committee to review the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. She also said the president urged them to protect critical infrastructure like roads and rails by using local input for the economy to retain its value. He also asked them to put measures in place to protect the poor and vulnerable.
Pictures :The track laying work for the Lagos-Ibadan Railway has been completed

Pictures :The track laying work for the Lagos-Ibadan Railway has been completed

Politics
The company constructing the Lagos-Ibadan Railway lines has reported that the track laying work has been completed on March 28.   The company via its Twitter handle said A stunning victory! The track laying work on the main line for the Lagos-Ibadan railway has been completed at 12:08 pm, on March 28. This marks the fact the railway is getting one step closer to opening to traffic. When Completed the Lagos-Ibadan Rail will ease transportation for the masses and movement of heavy equipments and agricultural produce.   https://twitter.com/CCECC8/status/1244983894098579456?s=19
COVID-19: Kano state Giants slash salaries by half amidst COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Kano state Giants slash salaries by half amidst COVID-19 pandemic

General News, Politics
kano state commissioners and other political office holders have made donations of %50 of their salaries as support during the ongoing lockdown order, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This happened immediately after multi-billionaire business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata made a donation of N300 million to the noble cause. The Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this information to news men in kano on monday. Garba said, “Barely 24 hours after the inauguration of Fund Raising Committee on Covid-19 in Kano State by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, individuals and corporate organizations have started responding positively. “The 38-member committee was set up to seek and collect donations from corporate organizations and individuals in cash or kind