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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
BREAKING: Bandits Release 27 Kaduna Forestry College Students
The 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have been released, Daily Trust reports.
One of the persons who received the students said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Ahmad Gumi dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The students were among the 37 abducted almost two months ago.
After payment of ransom by parents and school management, the bandits only released 10 of the victims.
Their abductors had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the Kaduna State Government but Governor Nasir El-Rufai ruled out the option of negotiation, saying bandits deserve to be killed.
Mbaka Missing, Nigerian Government Has 48 Hours To Produce Him—Ohanaeze Youth Congress
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, on Wednesday raised the alarm over the whereabouts of Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry.
The Catholic cleric recently criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and called for his impeachment over the growing insecurity in the country.
However, the President-General of Ohanaeze Youth Council has raised the alarm that the priest is missing.
The President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in a statement seen by Daily Post on Wednesday said Mbaka was last seen on Tuesday and that efforts to locate him had failed.
“We have it on good authority that his aides have neither seen nor heard from him since Tuesday.
“Calls put to his mobile line have also remained unanswered; this has now prompted us to issue this alarm as we would not take it lightly should anything untoward happens to him.
“We are giving the Federal Government 48 hours to produce the priest, else they should be ready to face Igbo youths. They were dining and wining with him all along and now that he told the truth, they are no longer comfortable with him.
“Let nothing happen to Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. It will not be in anybody’s interest,” the group said.
We’re Losing Millions Of Dollars To Sell Cement In Nigeria—Dangote
Dangote Group says its cement is cheaper in Nigeria than in Ghana and that it is losing dollar earnings focusing on the Nigerian market.
“To ensure that we meet local demands, we had to suspend exports from our recently inaugurated export terminals, thereby foregoing dollar earnings,” he said, adding that the company also reactivated its 4.5 million ton capacity Gboko plant.
“While a bag of cement sells for an equivalent of $5.1, including VAT in Nigeria, it sells for $7.2 in Ghana and $5.95 in Zambia ex-factory, inclusive of all taxes,” it claimed in a statement amid claims the price of Dangote’s cement is higher in Nigeria than elsewhere.
Dangote Cement noted that the price of a bag of cement from its factories and plants in Obajana and Gboko was N2,450 and N2,510 at Ibese, including the Value Added Tax (VAT) as of April 12.
Devakumar Edwin, the company’s Group Executive Director in charge of Strategy, Portfolio Development, and Capital Projects, stated this in a statement in Lokoja on Tuesday.
According to him, the clarifications become necessary given the recent insinuations that the company sells cement in Nigeria at higher prices relative to its sales in other countries, particularly in Ghana and Zambia.
Though the company had direct control over its ex-factory prices, Edwin said it could not control the cement’s price in the open market.
“This is all in a bid to guarantee that we meet demands and keep the price of cement within control in the country. Over the past 15 months, our production costs have gone up significantly.
“About 50 per cent of our costs are linked to the USD (dollar), so the prices of critical components such as gas, gypsum, bags, and spare parts; have increased significantly due to the devaluation of the Naira and VAT increase.
“Despite this, Dangote Cement has not increased ex-factory prices since December 2019 to date while prices of most other building materials have gone up significantly,” he said.
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.