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Court Bars PDP From Excluding Obaseki In Edo Primaries
AFederal High Court in Ekpoma, Edo State, has stopped the Peoples Democratic Party from excluding Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from participating in its gubernatorial primary election.
After a suit filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a PDP aspirant, a Federal High Court in Rivers State had restrained Obaseki from contesting Thurdays's primary on the grounds that he did not purchase the form within the stipulated time on the party's time table.
However, in another suit brought before the high court in Edo, one Felix Irioh asked that Obaseki be allowed to contest the primary on the grounds that the PDP granted him a waiver, The Cable reports.
In his ruling, J. O. Okeaya-Inneh, the judge, said, "I find in my humble view that the applicants have satisfied the guidelines for the grant of the orders sought as enjoined in the celebrated landmark case of Kotoye v CBN (1989), 1 NWLR PT. 98, 419 at 441.
“The balance of convenience is in favour of the 1st and 2nd applicants and there is no undue delay in bringing this application. It is in that light that I find merit in this application.”
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As long as it ACP or PDP ruling it's still gonna be same old shitty ass story.. they have turn Nigeria in a cult and a business ring..They don't have our best interest at heart, they only care about how to enrich themselves further,it's all about the money n not the lives..As youth we need to come up with a party,as Christians we need God fearing, tongue speaking, spirit filled leaders.election is just the first step,it doesn't determine anything,we need to fight n take our stand as youth..
If we wait, they will reinforce and gain more strategy,they will rig the elections again and place people they can control..This isn't what we need.we need a new party,not people that are connected to PDP or APC.
Tinubu should leave Nigeria alone, Nigeria is not a property and we are not puppets, tinubu controls the presidency and the government to him buhari,osibanjo,sanwolu and every other cabinet members are his boys, he controls them..They have taken enough and damaged the country. We need new minds,innovative thinkers and quick responders not these slow pops
I stand with the youths, I pledge to a better Nigeria #Endsars#buharimustgo#youthdemocraticparty#saynotobrutality
NIGERIA @60 AND SHE STILL WEARS DIAPERS AND USES PACIFIERS SHM...
@60 WE OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN A DEVELOPED COUNTRY NOT A DEVELOPING COUNTRY,THE DISORGANIZATION AND TOXICITY OF THIS COUNTRY IS ALARMING HENCE EVERYONE WANTS TO LEAVE..WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 206 MILLION,2.6% OF THE TOTAL WORLD'S POPULATION NIGERIA HAS THE THIRD LARGEST YOUTH POPULATION IN THE WORLD AND NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT,UNLIKE CHINA WHERE THERE IS A MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITHIN EVERY RADIUS MILE.A COUNTRY WHERE THE MASSES HAS NO VOICE, THE MEDIA IS BEING CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT,WHERE THE GOVERNMENT IS CONTROLLED BY GODFATHERISM, A COUNTRY WHERE THOSE SITTING IN POWER AIN'T HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CONSPICUOUS ACTIONS,WHERE LOOTING AND EMBEZZLEMENT ARE THE ORDER OF THE DAY,NO FREE AND FAIR ELECTION, AND NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH.NEPOTISM EXHIBITED BY THOSE IN POWER,
OUR NAIRA HAS LOST IT'S VALUE DRASTICALLY,NO MANUFACTURING FACILITY, WE IMPORT BASICALLY EVERYTHING,HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE,146 ON GLOBAL CORRUPTION INDEX
I STAND TO BE CORRECTED BUT WE WEREN'T READY TO BE INDEPENDENT, WE GOT OUR INDEPENDENCE TOO SOON IF I'M ASKED COZ WE'RE IN A CONTEMPORARY AGE SLAVERY
NIGERIA IS A BLESSED COUNTRY BUT WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED
NIGERIAN ITSELF HAS LOST HER VALUE..WE WERE THE GIANT OF AFRICA
Benin City, Edo State Bloody as Cult Engage in War
Bloody Edo : Corpse Litter The Streets Of Benin As Cult Hostilities Intensifies.
Edo State is making the headlines again, this time around for the wrong reasons.
Benin City is currently boiling as cult gangs and hoodlums have taken over major parts of the metropolis unleashing mayhem at innocent citizens.
According to our Correspondent jimoh Ogirima report that, 6 deaths were recorded yesterday alone with the bodies of the victims left on the street for all to see.
This trending video happened yesterday at Textile Mill road in Benin City, the worse aspect is that the people don’t even know what is going on, some say it is the usual crisis between the Black Axe and Eiye confraternity, others say it is an underground gang war meant to cleanse the opposing confraternity.
As at the time of reporting this incidence there is a corpse lying at Benin Lagos Express road opposite Uselu park.
This one happened about 6 am on Saturday which happens to be today.
Some who spoke off camera urged the security agencies to swing into action and bring to book all those behind these dastardly acts.
We ready for diaspora voting – INEC chief
Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC, will commence the registration of eligible voters by 2021 ahead of the 2023 general elections, the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has said.
The exercise, which will begin in January, will run for next 18 months – and stop about six months before the elections, he said.
He also said N1 billion has been budgeted for the registration exercise.
Mr Mamood disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday, shortly after his 2021 budget defence at the Senate.
“For continuous voter registration, the Commission intends to resume voter registration in the first quarter of 2021. And once we resume, it will be continuous for one and half years, at least until six months to the next general election,” he said.
“In other words, the Commission is not going to resume voter registration for a week, two weeks or a month but we are working out the details.”
The INEC boss also disclosed that the commission is ready to “roll out” diaspora voting to enable more eligible Nigerian citizens working in diplomatic missions or those permanently living abroad to vote.
He, however, said it will require amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act by the National Assembly.
“The Commission is desirous of giving Nigerians living abroad the right to vote, after all, all our neighbouring countries do so.
“But it requires the amendment to the constitution and the Electoral Act for that to happen. And we have already worked out the document. Once the law is amended today, we can roll out.
“We are ready. We have had several meetings with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) but we can’t go beyond what the law provides,” he said.
In the same vein, he called for an amendment to the Electoral Act to allow disenfranchised groups to vote. These include journalists, security personnel, INEC staff, among others.
He also sought amendment to allow Nigerians with their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to vote anywhere they find themselves.
“It’s not just those in the armed services, the police involved in election duty, journalists, INEC adhoc staff and some INEC staff don’t vote. The reason is that you are posted for election duty to places other than where you are registered, and the law says you vote where are registered.
“So, if you pass some amendments to the Electoral Act to enable people to vote, two solution perhaps, early voting, so that those involved in election duty can vote early or major reform of electoral legal framework to allow people to vote wherever they are.”
For 2021, INEC proposed a budget size of N40 billion, which is expected to cover the growing personnel cost; overhead, electoral expenses as well as litigations.
This is even as the INEC boss stated that the commission pays an average of N4.5 million to secure the service of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a fee he said is based on a payment scale designed by the Ministry of Justice.
While he said INEC has no problem with its budget performance for 2019, the commission ,however ,encountered a few financial challenges in the budget for 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Mahmood sought the Senate’s approval to take N5.2 billion from a “Special INEC Fund”. This, he said, is to make up for the shortfall.
The INEC Fund is a provision in the Electoral Act 2010 that enables INEC save a percentage of its allocation for emergency duties and rainy days. And no withdrawal has been made from the Special INEC Fund in the last 10 years.
“The Commission cannot be independent unless it is financially independent. There are some activities that happen that are time bound or bound by some specific provisions of the constitution that the Commission has to undertake,” he told journalists.
“So, the fund was established to allow the Commission to discharge those responsibilities. It was established in 2010 but there was no cause to spend from it, and from the last five years this Commission did not spend from it.
“But what has happened now is our budget for 2020 dropped to N40 billion from N45.5 billion in 2019. And as a result of the 10 per cent COVID cut, it further dropped to N36 billion in the middle of the year when we had already made preparation for expenditure, and therefore, since that fund is made for the rainy days, I informed the committee that the rainy day has come. So we are taking part of the fund to balance our budget for this year.”
In his remarks, a member of the committee, Opeyemi Bamidele, said the Senate will address the aspect of its desired reforms ranging from funding for elections to remuneration for INEC staff.
He, thereafter, directed the INEC chairperson to, within the next three months, report back on specific issues that require legislative action and as well as improved salary structure for the commission.
AFCONQ: No fans for Super Eagles, Sierra Leone clash – ministry
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have advised the Edo State Government and the Nigeria Football Federation against allowing fans into the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, during the 2021 AFCON qualifier between the Super Eagles and Sierra Leone on November 13.
This is coming after the Edo State Government announced that the gates would be thrown open for fans to watch the game at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
The ministry said admitting fans into the match venue would amount to a breach of the COVID-19 protocols.
In a letter addressed to the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, the ministry stated that the game “will not have any audience and no gathering”.
The letter read in part, “The ministry wishes to bring to your urgent attention that in compliance with the condition of no gathering agreed upon by the ministry and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 before the Federal Government opened up football and contacts sports, the match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone will not have any audience and no gathering save for players, match officials and government officials from both countries. “Testings must be conducted on all of them prior to the match.”
The ministry added, “The no gathering, no audience for football and contact sports is still in force, which means there shall be no gathering for the Nigerian vs Sierra Leone match, as any violation of this condition may lead to a rollback of the opening up of football and contact sports in the country.
“The PTF and the ministry are on the same page on this matter and the protocol for clearances rests with both the ministry and the PTF when it comes to staging any sports event in Nigeria.
“Full compliance with COVID-19 protocols is to be enforced.
“The PTF is worried about a spike following the second wave of Covid-19 and is considering another lockdown.”
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday described Big Brother Naija (BBN) 2020 first runner-up, Dorathy Bachor, as a “proud ambassador of the state for displaying leadership traits.”
Okowa, while congratulating Bachor’s achievements, assured her and other talented Deltans of the government’s support to achieve their dreams.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa IIfeajeka, said the 24-year-old Dorathy from Ute-Okpu in the Ika North East Local Government Area of the state, had displayed leadership traits that distinguished her as a model for young persons in Delta and beyond.
The governor stated that he wasn’t surprised that she became the last woman standing out of 10 women among 20 housemates in the competition.
“We are glad she related very well with the housemates and survived all the evictions and avoided controversies in the house. She has portrayed the Delta character of being well behaved and a worthy ambassador of the state,” the governor stated.
Maurice Akueme gets a new title in Enugu State
The new darling of Enugu state referring to Sir Maurice Emeka Akueme has been announced the organization's grand patron of Enugu Progressive Forum on Sunday 2nd August, 2020 during her general meeting which had in attendance over 20 stake holders.
This development was made available to Enugu News Media by one Mr. Edu Dominion who is the founder and Coordinator of the group.
In his statement, he made Enugu News Media to understand that the development came as a result of the immense contributions and humanitarian services poured out on the good people of Enugu state and beyond by an individual in person of Mr Maurice Akueme the UK based accountant, Maurice Akueme is a Nigerian, UK based accountant, who have through his foundation named after his name Maurice Akueme Foundation touched, Palliated, Alleviated and empowered many lives.
Mr Edu in his words classified Mr Akueme thus; "I am not surprised that every body present in the meeting has during the balloting on who will be the organization's grand patron penned down Sir Maurice Akueme which has made him a widely accepted and most suitable candidate for the position such as grand patron to such a reputable organization".
According to the founder cum coordinator; "Enugu Progressive Forum (EPF) is a social political and economic development advocacy group which comprises of all the indigenes and residents of Enugu State"
"Our core mandate is to synergize with the government and good spirited citizens to improve the polity and development of the state"
We prioritize human capital development and humanitarian services, we believe the both acts are the bedrock of any meaningful societal change in any state".
"We are of the view that someone's perception is his realities and that forms his actions, inactions and behavioral pattern".
"Therefore, to create a healthy society, we must remould, re orientate, reshape and refocus the mindsets of an average citizen towards positivism".
To achieve this noble goals, we intend to leverage on humanitarian services to impact effective cultural value development, civic education and value system".
"We intend to create workable citizens participation, engagement, Positive news updates, positive political thoughts, positive ideas that will bring progress in Enugu State and positive prayers for ourselves and our nation".
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Police arrest 60-year-old man for ‘defiling’ 13-year-old girl
A 60-year-old man simply identified as Ogheneovo has been arrested by the Police in Ovwian/Aladja Division for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in Ovwian community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the report in a chat with newsmen in Warri on Saturday.
DSP Onovwakpoyeya said, “Yes. It’s true. A 60-year-old man defiled a 13-year-old girl.”
She noted that case has been transferred to the Delta State Police Command for further interrogation as investigation into the matter continues.
It was learnt that the man allegedly lured the minor into his apartment with money and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
Look At What's All Premier League Clubs Lost During This Coronavirus pendemic outbreak.
Man city didn't just lose the premier league tittle to Liverpool but also lose revenue due to the covid19 outbreak this season.
Man city list about £24 million after they were not allowed fans into the stadium to watch matches due to the spread of the virus.
The virus killed over 600,000 people all over world due to that fans werer United lost about £18 million This season due to the virus.
The Liverpool waited for about 30 years before jurgen klopp gave Liverpool fans the premier league tittle this season.
Liverpool Was rated as the latest edition of the brand finance football annual risen by six percent to £1.43 billion thanks to their premier league tittle win this season.
Those are the list of clubs that lost this season due to coronavirus pendemic.
Man United (£17.7million)
Man city (£23.7million)
Leicester city (£6.2million)
Crystal palace (£5million)
Woman Inflicts Injuries On 10-year-old Home Help With Hot Iron For Allowing Sleeping Baby Fall To Ground
A24-year-old woman named Ifeoma Ozuogu has been arrested alongside her husband by the police for allegedly inflicting injuries on her 10-year-old home help, Nneoma Nnadi, over the fall of her baby to the ground.
Ozuogu used hot iron, knife, nail and hammer to inflict injuries on the little girl.
The incident happened on Wednesday at Aku in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Nnadi was said to have carried her madam's little baby with the view to pampering her to sleep around 12am when the baby mistakenly fell to the ground.
Though there was no physical or internal injury on the baby, Ozuogu descended heavily on the girl over the incident by burning her skin with hot iron and also using nail to puncture her head.
The next day, Ozuogu inserted pepper into the little girl's vagina and locked her up in the toilet for refusing to wash the plates.
It took the intervention of neighbours, who heard the girl's cry, to rescue and rush her to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the police have been accused of trying to compromise and cover up the matter after the accused offered them bribe.
When SaharaReporters reached out to the brother of the victim, Samson Nnadi, on Saturday, he confirmed that the Commissioner of Police in the state had taken up the matter and vowed to charge the couple to court on Monday.