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Latest News / Local - 2020-01-21 14:48:53

Oyetola swears in President of Osun Customary Court of Appeal

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Tuesday, sworn in Justice Foluke Awolalu as the new President of Osun State Customary Court of Appeal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Awolalu was appointed following the death of the former President of the court, Justice Gloria Oladoke, in September 2019. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony in Osogbo, Oyetola urged Awolalu to continue from where her predecessor stopped by upholding ”the tenets of her office and discharge her responsibilities with the highest level of integrity, equity, discipline and justice’’ The governor maintained that the best way to immortalise the late President of the court was to continue to seek justice for the good people of the state. He described the former President of the court as “a Justice of Justices, who was an epitome of character, industry, professionalism and leadership’’. Oyetola said with Awolalu’s pedigr...

Latest News / Politics - 2020-01-21 14:30:19

Supreme Court upholds Ortom's election as Benue governor

Appeals challenging the victory of Samuel Ortom as Benue governor have been dismissed. The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as the legitimate Governor of Benue. The apex court ruled that Ortom won the March 9, 2019 governorship election, as it upheld the earlier judgment of the Appeal Court, which affirmed that Ortom who contested for a second term on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election. In a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivor, the apex court dismissed the appeal that was lodged against Ortom's election by the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime. Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who read the lead judgement, noted that the panel found no reason to disturb the concurrent decisions of both the tribunal and the Court of Appeal that returned Ortom as the valid winner of the state governorship election....

Latest News / Politics - 2020-01-21 14:22:13

Tension rises in Cross River ahead of rerun election

There is rising tension in Ekureku 1 & 2 of Cross River State over the re-run elections in Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency between Rt. Hon. Barr. John Gaul Lebo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Hon. Dr. Alex Egbona of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The election according to our findings is slated to hold […] Tension rises in Cross River ahead of rerun election

Latest News / Politics - 2020-01-21 14:20:50

Supreme Court affirms Ortom, Fintiri's elections

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the election of Samuel Ortom as governor of Benue. The apex court dismissed an appeal filed by Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the APC in the last governorship election challenging the outcome. The Supreme Court also on Tuesday affirmed the election of Ahmadu Fintiri as duly elected governor of Adamawa, dismissing an appeal by Jibrilla Bindo, candidate of the APC in the last governorship election challenging the outcome. Details later……..

Latest News / Local - 2020-01-21 14:02:56

Abia workers reject Ikpeazu's offer to waive 14 months salary arrears for Minimum Wage

Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) has written Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, refusing to waive 14 Months salary arrears to receive the new minimum wage. The letter dated Jan. 14, signed by the Joint Action Committee Secretary, Samuel Kalu and Chairman, Inyama Sylvanus was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Aba. NAN reports that ABSUTH workers, Abia Polytechnic and College of Education Technical, Arochukwu had not been paid over 10 months salary. The hospital wrote the letter following alleged information from the unions that Ikpeazu had directed Abia Ministry of Finance and Accountant General’s office to prepare January salary with minimum wage scale waiving the old debts. The letter reads “Arising from a general congress of ABSUTH Joint Unions, held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, the staff unanimously and vehemently refused to skip arrears of salaries to receive the new minimum wage of N30, 000....

Latest News / Local - 2020-01-21 13:55:04

Miyetti Allah to embrace modern techniques on cattle breeding

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it is sensitising its members on the need to improve their economic activities through modern techniques in breeding of animals and its value-chain. The association said this in a statement to newsmen signed by Othman Ngelzarma, National Secretary of MACBAN on Tuesday in Abuja. MACBAN described the association as responsible, adding that it would continue to support all efforts aimed at fostering unity and security for all Nigerians wherever they might be. The association, however, frowned at MACBAN being linked with the comment of some associations making allusions to the 2023 elections and the arrest of the leadership of Amotekun. According to the statement, as a deliberate policy, MACBAN is not interested in talking about politics, security issues or legal matters as at now. “This is because we believe that there are more c...