Month: March 2022

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Politics

Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking To Halt Umahi’s Removal From Office

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a motion on notice filed by Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, seeking to stay the execution of a judgment removing him from office. Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the motion on Monday following the withdrawal of the case by the plaintiffs in the suit. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chukwuma Ma-Chukwu Ume, who represented Governor Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 27

News

APC National Chairmanship Aspirant Withdraws Hours To Screening

One of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship aspirants, Dr Sani Shinkafi, has announced his withdrawal from the race. Shinkafi, a former national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), made the announcement at a press briefing on Monday night in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital. He explained that his decision was to respect the party’s leadership which zoned the office of national chairman to the north-central region. […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 34

Politics

20 APC Lawmakers From Cross River Appeal Court Order Which Sacked Them

Two members of the House of Representatives and 18 others from the Cross River State House of Assembly, sacked by a court in Abuja, have filed a suit at the Court of Appeal in the nation’s capital to challenge the judgement which removed them from office. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ozekhome, filed the appeal on Monday on behalf of the lawmakers. The Special Adviser on Media and […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 31

News

Bamise’s Murder: Lagos Govt To Arraign BRT Driver Andrew Nice

The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) driver, Andrew Nice Omininikoron, accused of murdering 22-year-old fashion designer, Oluwabamise Ayanwola, will be arraigned today (on Tuesday) before a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) area of the state. Newsmen gathered that the suspect would be arraigned before Justice Sherifat Sonaike on a four-count charge of conspiracy, murder, and two counts of rape. The arraignment follows legal advice from the […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 32

Sports

Doping: Blessing Okagbare Accepts 10-Year Ban

Former Nigerian track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare has assumably accepted a 10-year ban slammed on her by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) Disciplinary Tribunal. Recall that the 33-year-old sprinter was handed the ban in mid-February 2022 for allegedly breaching multiple anti-doping rules. Nigeria’s 2008 long jump silver medalist due to the development, got expelled from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before the women’s 100m semi-finals after she was confirmed positive […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 27

Sports

Ghana Unveils Squad To Play Against Super Eagles

The head coach of the Ghana men’s football team, Otto Addo has released a 27 player list to play with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the two-legged World Cup play-off. The Ghana Football Association in a post on its website noted that it will play the 1st leg at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Friday, March 25, while the return leg will be played in Abuja on Tuesday, […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 30

News

ZOING: PDP Says Atiku, Saraki Have Right To Contest For President

Despite the demand by southern governors that Nigeria’s next president must be a southerner, the Peoples Democratic Party has maintained that northerners seeking to become president have the right to do so. Former Presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki are frontline northern presidential aspirants in the PDP. While political stakeholders in the south are asking the opposition party to […]

todayMarch 22, 2022 39

National

Nigerian final year student dies 2-week after evacuation from Ukraine

One of the 40 students evacuated to Sokoto from war-torn Ukraine has died, two weeks after returning to the country. The student, late Uzaifa Halilu Modachi, was in the third year of his studies in Ukraine when Russian troops invaded the country. According to the father of the deceased former Ukrainian student, Honourable Habibu Haliru Modachi, who is a serving member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, late Uzaifa, […]

todayMarch 21, 2022 29

Sports

Tinubu At 70: Ex-Super Eagles Players Defeat Team Lagos 2:0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; led other dignitaries on Sunday, to honour the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with a novelty match in celebration of his 70 birthday. Other dignitaries were: Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki; Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, public office holders […]

todayMarch 21, 2022 24

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