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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Edo election: Tribunal dismisses AA petition against Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal yesterday dismissed the petition filed by Action Alliance (AA) party challenging the exclusion of the party and its candidate from the September 19 2020 governorship election in Edo State.
The Ebonyi State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Chika Nwoba, has resigned his position.

Ebonyi APC spokesman resigns

The Ebonyi State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Chika Nwoba, has resigned his position.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Edo election petition tribunal begins sitting

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has commenced sitting on petitions filed by political parties challenging the declaration of governor Godwin Obaseki, as winner of September 19 governorship election.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu urges Edo people to reject Governor Obaseki on election day

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu, has called on the people of Edo State to reject Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and kick him out of government house.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

CUPP: Governor Mattawale’s security, peace building efforts courageous, productive

Governor Bello Mattawale’s security and peace building efforts in Zamfara has been described as courageous and productive.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo guber: Zenith Labour Party adopts deputy governor as candidate

The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo guber: INEC releases names of all 17 candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a provisional list of candidates for the Ondo governorship election.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

APP: Nigeria Police subverting citizen’s right to freedom of speech

The opposition Action Peoples Party (APP) has demanded the immediate release of its National Chairman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, who was arrested and detained by men of the Nigeria Police.

Kogi guber tribunal dismisses another petition against Governor Bello’s election

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his party Friday recorded another victory at the Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa guber: PDP withdraws petition against INEC, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday withdrew its petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Imo guber: Full text of Supreme Court’s judgement

The 1st appellant and the 1st respondent were candidates of the 2nd Appellant (APC) and the 2nd respondent (PDP) respectively in the Governorship Election conducted in Imo State on 8th March, 2019 along with 68 other candidates. The 1st respondent was returned as the winner of the election.
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah appeals sack by court

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah on Saturday declared he has appealed against the judgement of an Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bwari, which sacked him from the Senate.
An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.

Court fixes date for suit seeking Speaker Gbajabiamila’s disqualification

An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Supreme Court judgement: Governor Ihedioha extends olive branch to Uche Nwosu

The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has, again extended his hands of fellowship to the erstwhile governorship candidate of the Action Alliance to join hands with him in rebuilding the state.
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Supreme Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature

The Supreme Court on Friday, voided the candidature of Uche Nwosu as governorship flag bearer of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general elections in Imo, over double nomination.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Think Tank Committee (NTTC) of Action Alliance (AA) party rose from several hours meeting in Abuja and clamped an indefinite suspension on the National Chairman and National Secretary of the party, Kenneth Udeze, and James Vernimbe respectively.

Action Alliance rejects court ruling on Uche Nwosu

The Action Alliance (AA) has rejected last week’s ruling by a Federal High Court in Abuja, nullifying the candidature of its governorship candidate in the Imo State 2019 governorship election, Uche Nwosu.
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Imo guber: Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to remove the name of Uche Nwosu as a governorship candidate in the last election held in Imo State.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

Ikenga Ugochinyere resigns as IPAC spokesman

The Chairman of the Action Peoples Party, Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere, has resigned as the National Publicity Secretary of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC).
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Zamfara guber: Tribunal dismisses petition against election of Governor Matawalle

The Zamfara Governorship Election Tribunal on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Alhaji Zayyanu Salisu of the Action Peoples Party (APP), challenging the election of Gov. Bello Mutawalle of the PDP.

AYAF: With Femi Gbajabiamila as speaker, three arms of government ‘Islamised’

A northern group under the umbrella of Arewa Youth Awareness Forum (AYAF) has noted that if the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is allowed to emerge as the Speaker of the House, it will amount to having all the top four positions: President, the Senate President and the Chief Justice of Nigeria as Muslims.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Court refuses to bar Femi Gbajabiamila from contesting Reps speakership over alleged conviction by...

An FCT High Court, Jabi on Thursday refused to bar Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, a top contender of the Speakership of the 9th House of Representatives, from going ahead with his ambitions.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president urges Nigerian government to adopt PPP approach in construction of major roads

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.
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Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of ‘perpetuating falsehoods’

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has accused Buckingham Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and her spouse, saying the royal couple would not be silent in telling their story.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest ‘killer’ of Rivers monarch

One of the suspects linked to the murder of the Paramount Ruler of Zakpo community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits abandon motorcycles on sighting fighter jets in Birnin Gwari

The ‘’no fly zone’’ order given by President Muhammadu Buhari over Zamfara State on Tuesday appears to have impacted positively on banditry in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State yesterday, as bandits ran helter-skelter, abandoning their motorcycles on sighting military fighter jets in the area, and fleeing.
Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharged after she had the operation in Thailand while on leave, was found by emergency officials at her home in the city of Cheongju, south of Seoul.

Death of South Korea’s first transgender soldier spurs calls for change

The death of South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who was discharged last year for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, sparked calls from advocacy groups and activists for better protections and acknowledgement of transgender residents

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More than 20 million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

UK coronavirus vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe’s fastest jab rollout

More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme
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Alexei Navalny emerges in jail in Russia’s Vladimir region, meets lawyers

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is sharing a quarantine cell in central Russia, allies said on Wednesday, revealing his location for the first time since he was moved from jail in Moscow last week to serve a 2-1/2 year sentence in a penal colony.
Andy Ruiz Jr has stunned boxing fans by showing off his incredibly body transformation ahead of a potential return to the ring later this year.

Andy Ruiz leaves boxing fans baffled with weight loss

After producing one of the greatest upsets of all time by dethroning Joshua at Madison Square Garden six months earlier, Ruiz piled on the pounds in the rematch – weighing in at an astonishing 284lbs – and was left to rue his excessive pre-fight “eating and partying” as Joshua comfortably outpointed him to reclaim his championships.
Erling Haaland is going to be the name that will be most talked about this summer. The Borussia Dortmund attacker is on the agenda of almost all clubs and the 'Mirror' says that Man City are very keen on him. Not even the tense relationship between Pep Guardiola and Haaland's agent Mino Raiola will stop the club.

Manchester City make Erling Haaland their priority for 2021-22

Erling Haaland is going to be the name that will be most talked about this summer. The Borussia Dortmund attacker is on the agenda of almost all clubs and the 'Mirror' says that Man City are very keen on him. Not even the tense relationship between Pep Guardiola and Haaland's agent Mino Raiola will stop the club.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops foil Boko Haram attack, rescue passengers in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.