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The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state. The tribunal in a split document of two to one declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666 The minority judgement is ongoing

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), on Thursday, raised concerns over an alleged plot by some powerful persons to thwart the 2023 general elections by making the new Naira notes scarce and increasing violence on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices. The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to absolve himself by reclaiming his statesmanship by standing against any machination against the conduct of credible elections and peaceful handover. CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, disclosed this in Abuja, at the press briefing, saying the unfolding of these events has negatively affected ordinary Nigerians and potentially frustrated interest in the elections. He…

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Why we can’t dabble into fake news control -Minister Soni Daniel, Editor, Northern Region Editor The Federal Government said on Thursday that the number of base stations in Nigeria providing fourth generation communication network in the country has reached 39,006 while the number of people who have access to broadband services have risen to 88,273,690. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, who gave the information at the presentation of the scorecard of his ministry in Abuja, said that number of citizens and legal residents in Nigeria captured under the National Identity management system has reached 94 million.…

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A new era of governance began in Ekiti State on that sweltering Sunday afternoon on October 16, 2022 when Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji took the oath of office as the Governor in the Land of Honour. Oyebanji came to power on the strength of a popular mandate given to him by the electorate of Ekiti State on June 18, 2022 when he was elected on the platform the All Progressives Congress. The new Governor swept to victory with a vote tally of 182,057, which was more than double those of the nearest rival. His arrival at the hilltop Ayoba Villa marked…

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In a bid to ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress, APC’s, presidential candidate in the February 25 election in Osun state, over 500 support groups have agreed to work in tandem ahead of the poll. The groups from different local government areas of the state met at the Tinubu-Shettima campaign office in Osogbo on Thursday to fine tune strategy for all the groups to work as one. Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Osun Presidential Campaign Committee’s head of groups monitoring, Dr Ayodele Owoade said the committee is working with the groups with a view to delivering one million…

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Five police officers in the United States have been arrested and charged with murder of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, who died in hospital after he was brutally beaten during a traffic stop earlier this month. The officers identified by names as Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith were arrested and charged on Thursday. Mr Nichols was pulled over by the officers from the Memphis Police Department (MPD) on January 7 for reckless driving but the routine traffic stop quickly escalated and resulted in the black man being tortured by the men…

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A former General Manager and Head of Legal Services of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, Sir Adebayo Aderibigbe and one Ogundele Mura Yisa-Yemi have been arraigned in court for alleged N60 million fraud. They were arraigned on Wednesday by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Justice O. A. Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja. According to Wilson Uwajaren, a statement by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Aderibigbe and Yisa-Yemi, a principal partner at M. Y. Ogundele & Co Legal Practitioners, were arraigned on three counts bordering on conspiracy and…

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Federal Government, yesterday, began a move to tighten modalities guiding crude oil and gas production determination, verification and certification. Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Gbenga Komolafe, at a programme organised by the organisation, said the move is in line with provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). According to him, it remains sacrosanct to dialogue and get the inputs of industry stakeholders on modalities and NUPRC’s requirements in production verification and certification. The development, he noted, would enable the regulator determine the boundaries between the upstream petroleum industry and midstream petroleum operations. Represented by Deputy…

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The Senate has called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday, January 25, to look into the disappearance of Raymond Terwase Gaadi, the Deputy Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC. Gaadi was meant to assume office at the Bayelsa State command but went missing upon arrival in October 2022. His elder brother, Mr Terkura Gaadi, said that after missing Raymond’s calls on October 22, 2022, he could not reach him, as his phones rang off the hook until October 30th when all the lines were switched off. The resolution of the upper chamber follows…

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