NASS: Last Minute Intrigues As Court Orders Open Ballot

By Uche Mbah An Abuja High court has ordered the use of open ballot for the conduct of elections into the principal offices of the National Assembly, contrary to the dictates of the Clark of the National  Assembly who favors secret ballot. Secret Ballot was used in 2015. It is believed that with open ballot, the ruling party and the Presidency will be able to influence the voting, since it is alleged by the opposition that the legislators may be psychologically intimidated by the ruling party. With the dissolution of…

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Abuja High Court Orders Reopening of AIT, Others

By Uche Mbah An Abuja High Court has ruled that Status Quo prior to the suspension of DAAR communications’ license should be maintained pending the determination of the substantive suit filed before the Court. DAAR Communications had approached the court with motion seeking to compel NCC to hands off persecution of the Media outfit. The case was filed on 31st of May 2019. Last Thursday, DAAR communications approached the Court seeking an exparte order returning everything to status quo ante bellum. In his ruling, Justice Ekwo Inyang ordered for both…

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Osun: Adeleke To File Appeal Amid Tensions After Court Nullified His Nomination

By Uche Mbah The Dance of victory has suddenly been frozen by the People’s Democratic Party candidate for the Osun governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, as an Abuja High Court nullifies his nomination as the governorship candidate of his party, asserting that he did not satisfy the condition which stipulates that he must have school certificate or it’s equivalent. Adeleke has been having a contentious battle on whether he sat for the West African School certificate exam or not. Only recently, an Abuja High Court has declared him winner of the…

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Madumere Defeats Okorocha, As Court Nullifies His Impeachment

By Akinwale Kasali The moment was magical. The wild jubilation that erupted from the premises of the Owerri High Court was unimaginable. Immediately Justice Benjamin Iheaka declared the impeachment of the Eze Madumere as illegal, invalid and of no legal effect, suppoeters of the impeached Deputy Governor, could hold the esctasy and joy that overshadowed the moment. In reading the judgment which lasted for three hours, the justice flayed the Chief Judge of the state, Paschal Nnadi and the Attorney General of the state, Militus Nlemadim for not adhering to…

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Man Abandons Wife, Children Over Accumulated House Rent

A divorce-seeking woman, Funke Adeyemi, on Wednesday told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, that her husband, Wasiu Adeyemi, abandoned from home because of N24,000 unpaid rent on their apartment. The 29-year-old woman said that her husband of 12 years ran away from their home when the landlord demanded payment of the outstanding rent, leaving her and their three children. She stated that the defendant had refused to pay the debt and had not been seen since June, 2017. “The landlord has ejected me from the house and I have…

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