Photos: See how sick Christian Chukwu is

Nigeria’s ex-international, Christian Chukwu has been reportedly very sick and in need of huge sums of money to attend to his frail health urgently.

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Supreme Court strikes out suit by Magnus Abe on Rivers APC primaries

The Supreme Court on Monday struck out the suit filed by Senator Magnus Abe on the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.

The Apex court, In a unanimous judgment read on Monday by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Mohammed, dismissed the application on the ground that it lacked merit.

According to the court, the suit is incompetent and a gross violation of order 2 rule 8 of the supreme court rules.

It held that once a notice of appeal has been found defective, it cannot be amended.

The Federal High court in Port Harcourt had on January 7, nullified the direct and indirect primaries conducted by the two factions of the APC in the state.

Justice Kolawole Omotosho, who presided over the case also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the general elections.

He said none of the primaries were conducted according to the law, noting that the INEC did not do well by submitting names of candidates without consideration of previous court orders.

Following the court’s ruling, Senator Abe filed an appeal against the nullification of the party’s primaries at the Supreme Court, Channels TV reports.

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Gombe Governorship Election Tribunal Receives Three Petitions

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Gombe State has received three petitions following the governorship election in the state.

The Tribunal received the petitions on Monday at the inaugural session in Gombe, the state capital.

Those who filed the petitions at the Tribunal are Adamu Jundudo, Muhammad Ibrahim, and Aliyu Adamu.

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Listed as the first respondents in all three petitions is the governor-elect of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Muhammad Yahaya.

The petitions were three ex parte motions seeking court leave to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the petitioners access to physically inspect all materials used in the election and to have certified true copies of the documents.

They also sought an order of the Tribunal for substituted service on the first respondent, Mr Yahaya.

The Tribunal is sitting barely one month after INEC declared the APC candidate as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Gombe.

According to the results announced on March 10, Yahaya polled 364,179 votes to defeat Senator Bayero Nadafa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 222,868 votes.

Supreme Court Hears Magnus Abe’s Motion On Rivers APC Primaries

Supreme Court of Nigeria

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court is hearing a motion filed by Senator Magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking the leave of the court to amend his notice of appeal on the Rivers State Governorship primaries.

The apex court panel is led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Mohammed.

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Senator Abe who is a factional leader of the APC in the state wants the court to make a final pronouncement on the legality of both direct and indirect primary polls conducted by the two factions of the party in 2018.

The motion dated March 1, 2019, is predicated on eight grounds and an affidavit of urgency among which the matter being a pre-election suit must by law be determined within 60 days.

Listed as respondents are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and 34 others.

Ex-Nigerian Captain, Christian Chukwu serious ill, needs $50,000 for medical trip abroad

Ex-Nigerian international and the then Green Eagles captain, Christian Chukwu is serious ill and needs $50,000 for medical trip abroad to save his life.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, disclosed this on Sunday, saying that the body has moved to provide support for Chukwu to overcome his present health challenges and get back on his feet soonest.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, who is in the United Kingdom, told thenff.com on Sunday that he had mandated the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa to pay a visit to the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations –winning team captain and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to return him to good health.

“I am not in Nigeria presently but I have asked the NFF Acting President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi to take full charge and ensure that this matter is treated promptly. It was for this kind of development that I spoke about the welfare foundation for our legends at the 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards in Lagos on 1st April 2019.

“The NFF would always be there to lend support to our legends in their hour of need,” Pinnick said.

The NFF President, who is also 1st Vice President of CAF and President of AFCON, is on his way to Cairo, Egypt for final inspection of facilities for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals, as well as meetings of the AFCON organizing committee and CAF Exco ahead of Friday’s draw ceremony for the championship.

Early reports on the health challenges of the former Nigeria defence stalwart indicated that there is need to raise the sum of $50,000 for his round trip to the United States of America, surgery, medication and general after-surgery care.

A patron of Chukwu’s former club, Enugu Rangers FC, Mr. Benson Ezeomeogo Ejindu made this known in a Facebook post seeking to raise funds for the legend.

Christian Chukwu captained the senior national team of Nigeria as they won their first –ever Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, receiving the brand new Unity Cup from then President Shehu Shagari. He also captained the Enugu Rangers FC team that won the Africa Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977.

Nicknamed ‘Chairman’ for the authority he exuded as he marshalled the defence and launched onslaughts on the opposition defence for club and country, Chukwu also served as assistant coach of the first team to win a FIFA World Cup trophy for Nigeria – the Golden Eaglets that triumphed at the FIFA U16 World Cup in China in 1985.

He was also assistant coach of the team widely known as the Golden Generation – the 1994 Class of Super Eagles that qualified Nigeria for her first FIFA World Cup finals, won the Africa Cup of Nations title and reached the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup in America.

Between 2002 and 2005, Chukwu was head coach of the Super Eagles, leading the team to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

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Ex-Nigerian Captain, Christian Chukwu seriously ill, needs $50,000 for medical trip abroad

Ex-Nigerian international and the then Green Eagles captain, Christian Chukwu is seriously ill and needs $50,000 for medical trip abroad to save his life.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, disclosed this on Sunday, saying that the body has moved to provide support for Chukwu to overcome his present health challenges and get back on his feet soonest.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, who is in the United Kingdom, told thenff.com on Sunday that he had mandated the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa to pay a visit to the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations –winning team captain and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to return him to good health.

“I am not in Nigeria presently but I have asked the NFF Acting President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi to take full charge and ensure that this matter is treated promptly. It was for this kind of development that I spoke about the welfare foundation for our legends at the 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards in Lagos on 1st April 2019.

“The NFF would always be there to lend support to our legends in their hour of need,” Pinnick said.

The NFF President, who is also 1st Vice President of CAF and President of AFCON, is on his way to Cairo, Egypt for final inspection of facilities for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals, as well as meetings of the AFCON organizing committee and CAF Exco ahead of Friday’s draw ceremony for the championship.

Early reports on the health challenges of the former Nigeria defence stalwart indicated that there is need to raise the sum of $50,000 for his round trip to the United States of America, surgery, medication and general after-surgery care.

A patron of Chukwu’s former club, Enugu Rangers FC, Mr. Benson Ezeomeogo Ejindu made this known in a Facebook post seeking to raise funds for the legend.

Christian Chukwu captained the senior national team of Nigeria as they won their first –ever Africa Cup of Nations title in 1980, receiving the brand new Unity Cup from then President Shehu Shagari. He also captained the Enugu Rangers FC team that won the Africa Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977.

Nicknamed ‘Chairman’ for the authority he exuded as he marshalled the defence and launched onslaughts on the opposition defence for club and country, Chukwu also served as assistant coach of the first team to win a FIFA World Cup trophy for Nigeria – the Golden Eaglets that triumphed at the FIFA U16 World Cup in China in 1985.

He was also assistant coach of the team widely known as the Golden Generation – the 1994 Class of Super Eagles that qualified Nigeria for her first FIFA World Cup finals, won the Africa Cup of Nations title and reached the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup in America.

Between 2002 and 2005, Chukwu was head coach of the Super Eagles, leading the team to win bronze medal at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

Source: PM News