President Muhammadu Buhari says the country’s judicial system, no matter the challenges it faces, is truly working and no one should be allowed to undermine or break it.

Tbuhari-usahe President’ Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said Buhari made the statement while reacting to Friday’s Supreme Court verdict on Senate President Bukola Saraki.

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The Supreme Court had, on Friday, set free the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of charges in the case of false assets declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). President Buhari said: “I have seen many instances where individuals and groups seek the destruction of the judicial institution in the foolish thinking of saving their skin, instead of going through the painstaking process of establishing their innocence. “In the case of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, I have seen him take the tortuous path of using the judicial process.

“He persevered, and in the end, the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court, says he is not guilty as charged. “This is what I have done in the three elections in which I was cheated out, before God made it possible for me to come here the fourth time I ran for the office.”

The president said the Senate President’s journey from the lowest to the highest court of the land provided an important example for Nigerians to emulate.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Supreme Court had upheld the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s ruling, clearing Saraki of all 18 count charges bothering on assets declaration.(NAN)

 

APC in big Trouble as President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki visited Rivers State on Saturday.

He visited Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Sen Saraki  who is in Rivers on invitation of the State Government to commission the Alternative Dual Carriage Way from the Airport to Port Harcourt and East West Road.

Saraki has also laid the foundation stone of the Second Train of the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer Plant project in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The Senate President was on Friday cleared of all charges relating to his assets declaration.

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In his reaction, Saraki reiterated his confidence in the judicial process and the ability of the Judiciary to do justice in all circumstances.

His adopted  political son Sen Dino Melaye has returned to PDP, so in few days from now, we will witness massive defections  from APC to PDP.

PDP Hails Supreme Court Judgment on Saraki

July 6, 2018

Press StatementFB_IMG_1529597253020The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed, as a triumph of justice, the Supreme Court judgment, dismissing the asset declaration case against Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The party said the Supreme Court, by the judgment, has further reinforced the confidence of Nigerian citizens in the courage of the institution of the judiciary, as the temple of justice and the last hope of the common man, particularly under an oppressive regime.

The PDP says that the judgment has further supported its disposition that the Buhari Presidency’s fight against corruption is mere shadow-chasing and a clever attempt at blackmailing the opposition as well as anyone who holds a divergent voice against this administration.

The party said the judgment should serve as a spur for all judicial officers at all levels to be bold in upholding the dispensation of justice in all cases without fear, let or politically induced hindrances.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan

National Publicity Secretary

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) may call the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration to and in August.

 

Reports from the he News Agency of Nigeria reported inec-450x470.jpgthat the hint emerged during INEC quarterly consultative meeting with the media on Thursday in Abuja.

INEC at the meeting stated that it needed to suspend the exercise in good time in order to complete the procedures required for data processing, production and distribution of the Permanent Voter Cards ahead of 2019 general elections.

 

The Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) states that “the registration of voters, updating and revision of register voters under this section shall stop not later than 60 days before any election covered by this Act’’.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, speaking at the meeting, said from previous experience, the timeline required from the close of registration to the point of  production and issuance of PVCs to prospective voters was about 120 days.”

“This time span is required for the purpose of claims and objections and other backed activities including running the Business Rules and Automated Fingers Identification System.”

“Another 30 days is required from the date of PVC production to the point of issuance to registered voters for the purpose of quality assurance, packaging and movement from the Central Store to the respective state and Local Government Area offices.’’

Yakubu also disclosed that the commission had ended CVR in Ekiti and Osun states ahead of 2019 general election.

He said that the commission had already concluded the exercise at ward level in the two states where governorship elections will be conducted in July and September respectively.

Yakubu also said that the commission would give the needed attention to collection of PVCs to ensure that the prospective owners of uncollected cards did so ahead of 2019.

Clarifying the commission’s decision to enhance Smart Card Readers ahead of 2019 general election, Yakubu said it was to improve the functionality of the existing SCRs, adding that it was not to buy new ones.

Meanwhile, the media executives in a communiqué resolved that the Commission should ensure that all qualified Nigerians were registered.

The communiqué was jointly signed by Austin Maho, Editor Nigeria Pilot; Gbenga Aruleba, Head Reportorial, African Independent Television; for the media and Malam Mohamed Haruna, INEC National Commissioner.

The media executives, however, urged INEC to take cognisance of the time required for the processing of the data as well as the production and collection of the PVCs.

They suggested that the registration should terminate in the middle of August 2018, while also calling on INEC to educate Nigerians accordingly.

On PVC Collection the media executives expressed concern over the high level of uncollected PVCs nationwide and advised that INEC devise innovative ways to ensure that more Nigerians collect their PVCs.

The media called on Nigerians to come out to collect their PVCs as a matter of urgency. While is resolved to assist INEC with ideas to sensitise Nigerians on the need to collect their PVCs.

Other presentations at the meeting included INEC’s preparations for the Ekiti governorship election, the collection of PVCs.

There was also a demonstration of the sample ballot paper for the 2019 general elections designed to accommodate the large number of registered political parties that may participate.

The meeting also had a preview of the Polling Unit Result Display Form and the specimen ballot paper to be used for the Ekiti Governorship Election.

(NAN)

Killing Of Onitsha Bizman Nwokolo: Police Declares Ikanda Wanted, Announces N1m Reward

Press release

07 JULY 2018.

The State Police Command has declared one Ikechukwu Udensi Alias IKANDA WANTED in connection with the murder of late Ndubuisi Nwokolo on the 29th of June this year at No 21 Etumonye, Onitsha.

In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer Anambra State Command, SP Haruna Mohammed for the State Commissioner of Police, the suspect is a native of Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, dark in complexion, and aged twenty-seven years, and about one point seventy-three meters tall.

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According to the release , the state Government has promised that anyone who provides useful information that would lead to his arrest will be rewarded with One Million Naira.

The release urges anyone who sees the suspect, to report to the nearest Police Station or call the following number 07039194332.

signed by

FB_IMG_1530960956504The  Police Public Relations Officer Anambra State Command, SP Haruna Mohammed

35yrs old woman killed by her cousin ( Mr and Mrs Okafor) at Ekwuluobia, Anambra state

A 35-year old woman was said to have  beaten to death by a couple over scuffle she had with their children in Okpo village, Ekwulobia, in Aguata local government area of Anambra State.

 

The name of deceased is Uju, said was related to the couple, Mr and Mrs Okafor, reportedly gave up the ghost following series of flogging by the suspects.

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Our reporters  garnered that the children of the accuses  were playing football within their compound in the evening of the fateful day when their ball suddenly fell into the deceased’s pot of soup, which she seized.

“Okafor’s children rushed immediately and reported the matter to their mother who did not take it lightly, as she hurriedly went over to Uju’s apartment and pounced on her,” one of the neighbors said.

The neighbor, who preferred anonymity added that while the fight ensued, her (Okafor) husband, who got wind of the incident, rushed to the scene and teamed with his wife to flog the deceased.

 

According to the source, the beating persisted until the deceased collapsed and lost consciousness, adding that she was later rushed to Dionye Memorial Hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctor.

our reporters  said  that chairman of the community, Chief Peter Odika, confirmed the incident, describing it as Abomination,Sacrilege and calamity, he also promised to look into matter and make sure the couple faces the law.

He explained that the deceased was Mr Okafor’s second cousin, adding that the village would meet, while they wait for the police to conclude its investigations.

“The accused will be made to undergo certain cleansing rites in order to appease the gods of the land and to avert whatever curse such an abominable act could attract,” he added.

When our correspondent visited the town, some angry women from the village were seen protesting against the act, chanting “it is an abomination, an abomination has occurred.”

Efforts to get the reaction of the state police spokesperson, Mohammed Haruna, was unsuccessful, but a police officer who preferred anonymity, said the accuses  were presently cooling off in Ekwulobia Police station, Aguata LGA, Anambra state.

Native doctor shot dead testing bullet-proof amulet

A 26-year-old native doctor, Chinaka Adoezuwe, has been shot dead at Umuozu Ugiri in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State while testing the efficacy of his touted ‘bullet-proof ’ charm.

It was learnt that the said traditional medicine man was inadvertently shot dead by one of his clients, Chukwudi Ijezie, who he had prepared a special bullet-proof amulet for.

A resident of the area, Kingsley, told journalists that Ijezie, who is now in police net, had gone to the herbalist to procure charms that would fortify and render him immune to bullets. The herbalist, according Kingsley, after preparing the charms, instructed Ijezie to position himself so that he (the native doctor) could test and confirm the efficacy of the charms.

The customer bluntly refused to comply with the instruction. However, in an exuberant show of bravado, the native doctor confident in the potency of his charms opted to wear the charms and position himself for the test of the anti-bullet charm.

He allegedly handed over a gun to his customer and asked him to shoot at him so he can be convinced beyond doubt of the potency of the charm. The bullets struck home, resulting in the native doctor’s instant death. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Andrew Enwerem, said the customer, now a suspect, had been arrested. He said: “The suspect is in our custody. It is a case of murder.

The Isiala Mbano Division of the command had moved in and arrested the suspect and returned normalcy to the area. “The case would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Owerri for thorough investigation.”

Culled from Kingsley Chukwuka Facebook page FB_IMG_1530921486011

Breaking news :Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District officially announced his return to PDP(Video of PDP is my home)

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District officially announced his return to PDP on his twitter account with a dramatic dance.

About  one month  ago  when he came  back  from Hospital,

Dino-Melaye-inthe requested to seat at PDP, in his usual dramatic style, requested that a seat be provided for him at the PDP wing, saying, he was no longer comfortable sitting on the APC wing.

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His words, “I have a request to you Mr President. Because of the trauma I went through and I’m still going through, I want to seek your indulgence that you will call on the Sergeant-At-Arms to look for a comfortable seat for me on this side of the divide (pointing at the PDP wing).

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“I’m no longer comfortable sitting here. So I want to ask the Senate President that you mandate the Sergeant-At-Arms tomorrow to look for a seat for me on this other divide of the chamber.

“Before you do that today, through the help of my walking sticks I will take a comfortable seat close to Papa General, Senator David Mark (PDP), pending when you get me a comfortable seat on this side”.

Now it confirm through his Instagram and Twitter pages