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Supreme Court Speaks On CJN Traveling Outside Nigeria, Gives Reason

The Supreme Court on Friday debunked the claims that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola met with the President-elect, Bola Tinubu in London. There had been reports that Tinubu met with Ariwoola in London over the suits filed against him by opposition parties over his victory in the 2023 presidential election.

The spokesperson of the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, in reaction to reports described it as false. Akande noted that though Ariwoola travelled out of the country, he was out for medical care and not to meet with Tinubu. He told Premium Times. “the CJN has been in Nigeria, and presided over meetings of the National Judicial Council (NJC) held on 16 and 17 March.”

Akande explained that the CJN only travelled out of Nigeria briefly to London on 18 March for medical care. According to him, the CJN was accompanied by NJC’s Secretary, Gambo Saleh. Akande added, “On 23 March, the CJN returned from his medical trip to London and later reported in the office (in Abuja), where he worked till 8 p.m.

“The only time the CJN travelled earlier this year was on 25 January, when he travelled for Lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia. He returned on 29 January 2023.”


Source: Naija News



APC suspends Deputy National Publicity Secretary for anti-party activities

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) Kogi State chapter, has approved the suspension of a member of the National Working Committee of the party, Murtala Yakubu (Ajaka) by the executive members of Ajaka Ward 1 of the party.

Yakubu, who is the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, had been suspended by the entire executive members of APC, Ajaka Ward 1, Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State, in a letter dated March 20, over alleged anti-party activities, insubordination, gross misconduct, unguided statement, running parallel party structure and encouraging factionalism in the party.

Reacting to the action of the ward executives, the leadership of the party in the state, in a statement signed by the State Secretary, Hon. Joshua Emmanuel, affirmed Yakubu’s suspension, saying that, consequently, he had been barred from participating in all party activities. The statement, titled, “Approval and implication of the suspension of Hon. Muritala Yakubu (Ajaka) by the APC”, reads in part, “The Kogi State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) received a Notice of Suspension of Hon. Muritala Yakubu (Ajaka) from the Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area Executive Committee which acted on the basis of his suspension by the Ajaka Ward 1 Ward Executive Committee.

“The Kogi State Executive Committee of the APC, having perused the facts as alleged and established both the veracity and the gravity of the anti-party activities made out against him, has approved the disciplinary action, ie. suspension, meted to him by the appropriate organs below.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, we reiterate that the Ajaka Ward 1 Executive Committee and the Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area Executive Committee of the party acted in accordance with Article 21 and other relevant provisions of the APC Constitution in the entire circumstances of this matter, and we uphold the same. “In view of the foregoing, we hereby wish to notify the Zonal and National Executive Committees of our party as well as the general public that consequent upon his suspension, Hon. Muritala Yakubu (Ajaka) is now barred from participating in all party activities. “The foregoing for your information, records and next actions.”


Source: Tribune



‘Go to court’, Fans tell Super Eagles after shocking loss to Guinea-Bissau

After a shocking 1-0 defeat to Guinea-Bissau, Nigerians have reacted, advising the Super Eagles to ‘go to court’ if they are not satisfied with the result.

Nigeria lost 1-0 to the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau who protected a 29th minute goal to claim all three points to go top of Group A.

Nigerians have since taken to social media to react to the loss, with some section of tweeps telling the Super Eagles to seek redress in court.

@ChukwujiUchenna: Our super eagle should go to court if they are not satisfied with the result

@Nsukka_demon: Hahahaha if Super Eagles no believe let them go to court 😂😂😂… we need you in the Ucl Abeg

@onwunigbo: Super Eagles should go to court

@dennislerizzy: Super eagles won 5:1 if you don’t like it go to court.

But how do we come to this jose pesero guy?

@OFFICIAL_ltanee: If the Super Eagles are not satisfied with the result, they should go to court.


Source: Vanguard