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Court stops Ogah’s swearing-in as Abia Gov

The ongoing tension in God’s Own State, Thursday, took another dramatic turn, as a High Court sitting in Osisioma, Abia State, issued an injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from issuing a certificate of return to Uchechukwu Ogah who was declared governor by an FCT High Court on Wednesday. The Court also restrained the Chief Judge of Abia …

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Why Olisa Metuh is Offering To Refund The N400 million – Counsel

In the light of the circumstances regarding the case of our client, Chief Olisa Metuh with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), we want to explain the reasons for our client’s proposal to refund the N400 million released to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan, and which was expended on a project approved by the ex-President on national issues …

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Forgery Charge: Court grants Saraki, Ekweremadu, others bail

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, has granted bail to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two other accused persons — Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Benedict Efeturi, deputy clerk of the legislature. Saraki, Ekweremadu and others were docked before Justice Yusuf Haliru over their alleged complicity in forgery of the Senate Standing …

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US Sex scandal: Accused lawmakers deny allegation, insist on proof

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, mandated its committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged sexual misconduct against three of its members. This followed a motion brought under Order six, Rules two and 22 of the House Standing Orders by one of the accused, Rep. Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue). In the motion, Gbillah described the action …

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EFCC Freezes Governor Fayose’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has frozen the personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and many of his associates. The governor’s personal account in Zenith Bank, Ekiti branch, was allegedly frozen on the order of the anti-graft agency , according to a source in the bank. Fayose, who had earlier issued a counter-cheque to …

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Pastor Ize-Iyamu is Edo PDP Governorship flag-bearer

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged as the governorship flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State in the forthcoming (September 10) gubernatorial election. He garnered a total of 584 votes in the party’s primaries which took place in Benin City on Monday.

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