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Supreme court verdicts: APC slams PDP as unserious

The All Progressives Congress has swiftly scolded the Peoples Democratic Party over the latter’s call for a review by the Supreme Court of its judgments on the presidential election and election in four states of Katsina, Kano, Osun and Kaduna.

The APC said the PDP’s call has exposed the leading opposition party as a joke in Nigeria’s political space.

“Never in the history of our democratic journey has a political party made mockery of what a responsible opposition politics entails. The PDP’s call has once again, reinforced our party’s belief that the PDP has become a clog in the wheels of our country’s political evolution.

“For the All Progressives Congress (APC), PDP’s latest antics is no surprise. Nigerians would recall that we have consistently reiterated that the opposition party, having been overwhelmingly rejected at the polls in 2015 and 2019, has been exhibiting strange behaviours.

“We believe it has been difficult for some leaders of PDP to cope for so long outside of power. There is obviously a lot of idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.

Source: PM News

Jungle justice: Female native doctor, three others burnt to death

By Jethro lbileke

Angry residents of Otuo, an agrarian community in Owan East local Government Area of Edo State on Monday murdered and set ablaze four persons for alleged ritual.

Three of the victims were fingered in the death of 17-year-old Ohiole Glory, who was a student of Azama College, Otuo, while the fourth person was said to be notorious kidnapper and armed robber, simply identified as Lukman.

It was gathered that the girl, who hailed from Ikhueran Quarters, Iyeu-Otuo, was expected to write her WAEC and NECO later this year.

Vital organs of the victim were removed when her body was discovered.

Besides the killing of the suspects, some buildings owned by families of the suspects were also razed.

Sources said the victim lived in the same compound with two of the suspects at Ikhueran Quarters Iyeu Otuo.

One version had it that she was lured into the room of one of the boys where she was killed and her vital organs removed.

The source said one of the suspects, popularly known as ‘No Fuck Up’ was nabbed through investigation and that he named his associates after severe beatings.

He was said to have been dragged to the Otuo Divisional Police Headquarters and killed in the presence of policemen and his corpse set ablaze.

A second suspect was allegedly caught few hours later and he was set ablaze.

It was gathered that the third suspect was later nabbed and after interrogation, he said they were sent by a female native doctor from Kogi State.

He reportedly told them she was supposed to use the human parts severed from the victim to perform ritual for them.

She was picked up at her residence, killed and set ablaze.

The State Police Commissioner, Lawan Jimeta, who confirmed the report, said he has been briefed by the Divisional Police Officer.

Source: PM News

Photo News: Buhari meets Service Chiefs in Abuja over insecurity

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday held Special Consultation meeting with Service Chiefs at the State House, Abuja.

This might not be unconnected with the rising wave of insecurity in the country, especially Boko Haram’s rampage in the North East.

Those in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas.

Source: PM News

Kano State Government Vows To Continue N3.4bn Probe Involving Emir Sanusi

The Kano State government says it will continue the investigation into the alleged financial misappropriation of over 3.4 billion naira against Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Mr Muhyi Magaji Rimingado, the executive chairman of Kano State public complaints and anti-corruption commission reaffirmed this while reacting to the ruling of the Federal High Court in Kano that quashed the interim investigation report.

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At a press conference on Monday, February 24,  Mr Rimingado stated that though the court has nullified the report on the basis of non-invitation of the Emir, his commission will go ahead with its investigation and invite Emir Sanusi in compliance with the court ruling.

He added that another option available to the Kano State government is to appeal the judgment as there are numerous grounds for appeal.

Asset declaration: Why court struck out case against Ekweremadu

The Federal High Court, Abuja struck out charges of non-declaration of assets instituted against former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property because the former lawyer handling the case for the panel disappeared with the case file.

The dissolved panel was then led by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla. The panle had in 2018 instituted the case marked FHC/ABJ/CR/62/2018 against Ekweremadu, alleging that, “without reasonable excuse”, the serving senator refused and neglected to declare his assets upon being served the panel’s “notice to declare”.

The AGF office took over the case and other suits being handled by the SPIP upon a presidential directive dissolving the panel in 2019.

But on Monday, Justice Binta Nyako struck out the case against Ekweremadu after the prosecuting counsel from the AGF office, Mr Pius Akutah, said the former lawyer handling the case for the panel had disappeared with the case file.

He appealed to the judge to order the former counsel to release the file to the AGF office but the request was declined by the judge.

The PUNCH reports that Ekweremadu’s lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), urged the judge to strike out the case.

Justice Nyako dismissed the prosecution’s request, saying that “You are attorney general (referring to the lawyer as representing the AGF), you should know what to do. You should not be waiting for me to make an order against an individual.

Source: PM News

PHOTOS: Buhari Holds ‘Special’ Meeting With Service Chiefs, IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday held a special meeting with  Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

The meeting was held at the council chambers in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Those at the meeting include the Chief of Defence of Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Tukur Yusuf Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammad Adamu.

Details and purpose of the meeting are still unknown at the time of this report.

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