ERA visits Plateau Assembly (Photo)

Mr. Philip Jakpo presenting ERA memo at Plateau State House of Assembly.

Presidency: PDP, INEC clash over election materials

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have disagreed over the petition filed by the party before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. While PDP accused the commission of obstructing the cause of justice by refusing to release the election materials used for the conduct of the February 23 Presidential election, INEC said the party is free to seek redress if it believes there was disobedience to the court order.

Atiku to INEC: I got my figures from your server

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deny that the results of the February 23 presidential election he tendered in his petition was not the authentic result and same recovered from its (INEC) server.
The former vice president insisted that his figures were from the INEC’s server.
Atiku’s latest position was contained in his reply to INEC’s reply to his petition before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

310 killed, 13 injured in 39 Herdsmen attack – Benue monarch

A paramount ruler in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue and the Ter Tyoshin II, His Royal Highness, Chief Daniel Ayua Abomtse, yesterday revealed that at least 310 people had been killed by suspected herdsmen militia in his domain and 13 others injured in 39 different attacks.
The killings, according to the monarch, occurred within the period of nine years from February 8, 2011 to April 2, 2019.

How National Assembly is toying with Nigeria’s security, by Falana

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has accused the National Assembly of towing with the nation’s security.
While appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily in Lagos, Falana faulted the lawmakers for not creating state police.
“With profound respect, the members of the National Assembly are toying with the security of our country.

Court issues warrant against DSS to produce Dasuki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a warrant against the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce the immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf gave the order following a request by the Prosecutor Oluwaleke Atolagbe who asked that the court grants an order to enable Dasuki to appear in court to answer to charges against him by the Federal Government.

Cultists behead four in Lagos

Fear has gripped residents of Olokonla, Ajah area of Lagos following a protracted cult war which started on Thursday, leaving roads littered with decapitated human heads.
The clash is between Eiye and Aiye cult members in the community. It was learnt that four suspected cult members were beheaded by their rival groups and dumped on the road.
A resident of the area, who spoke under anonymity, said: “We have been indoors since the killings started.” He explained that the mayhem started on Thursday after a land speculator, Alfa Nla, was killed.

Princess Modupe Foundation preaches support for underprivileged

A non-governmental organisation, Princess Modupe Ogunbayo Foundation, has called on the government and other well-meaning Nigerians to assist the underprivileged persons in the country.
Founder of the non-governmental organisation, Princess Modupe Ogunbayo, made the appeal at the weekend during a press briefing to mark the 5th year anniversary of the organisation which will hold on April 27, 2019.

Onaiyekan to Buhari: Don’t undermine judiciary

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to desist from any act capable of undermining the independence of the judiciary.
The Cardinal said, “As things stand presently in Nigeria, the judicial arm of government is totally under the control of the executive.”

Court renews arrest warrant on Okocha

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court in Igbosere has renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles star, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, over alleged tax evasion.