Osun Tribunal: INEC fails to produce Adeleke’s Certificates ….. As witness insists he forged them

Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the Election Petition Tribunal that the state office of the commission was not in custody of the certificates of Senator Ademola Adeleke.   The electoral officer made this declaration on Tuesday at the resumed hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as Governor-elect.   The REC was billed to appear before the panel in line with a Subpoena…

Osun Tribunal accepts more exhibits against Osun Gov-Elect,Adeleke, INEC

Osun State Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday admitted another set of vital documentary evidence as exhibits against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   The documents admitted were another set of Form EC8As which are results of the election for 10 wards in Egbedore, 11 wards in Ejigbo, 10 wards in Ilesa West and 11 wards in Irepodun local government areas of the state.   Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are challenging the declaration of Adeleke by INEC…

Osun Guber: Tribunal admits Oyetola’s Documentary Evidence … as INEC counsel denies commission’s documents

Osun State Election Petition Tribunal hearing the suit filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has admitted documentary evidence which lend credence to the claim that the governorship election leading to the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect was manipulated.   Among the documents admitted in evidence were the INEC Regulation and Guideline for the election, INEC Manual for Electoral Officials, Forms EC8As which are election results for Osogbo, Ede North and Ede South local governments, among others.   This was just as Counsel for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Paul…

Osun Tribunal to sit on Saturdays, Public Holidays

The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal hearing the suit filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as Governor-elect, has indicated that it would sit on saturdays and public holidays, as part of efforts to conclude the matter on time.   This was as the Court directed parties to file the scheduling of their witnesses in not less than 24 hours to the tribunal sittings.   These disclosures are contained in the Pre-hearing report, delivered by the Chairman of the panel, Justice Tertsea Kume at the sitting…

Gov Sani Bello swears in 2 High Court Judges, 2 Khadis of Shariah Court of Appeal

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has sworn-in two High Court Judges and two Khadis of Shariah Court of Appeal described it as a well deserved appointments. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Council Chamber, Government House, Minna.   Governor Sani Bello while congratulating the new Judges, reminded them of the huge task ahead of them.   “While I congratulate you I must also draw your attention to the huge task of your assignment. You need to know the weight of the assignment and I hope this will be…

Absence of Judge stalls Suit on Continuous Voters Registration by Peter Obi Support Group Members

The absence of a Judge stalled the suit on Continuous Voters Registration scheduled to hold today which was filed by Peter Obi Support Network (POSN).   The matter which had scheduled today was adjourned to October 2022, seeks among other prayers, to compel INEC to continue the voter registration exercise till at least November 2022.   The reason for the judge absence was not disclosed by Court Official, but the 1st, 2nd and 3rd plaintiffs were in court today to argue their case before the Court   It could be…

Osun Tribunal adjourns Hearing till Next week Tuesday 

Osun State Election Petition Tribunal hearing the petition of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola against the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as the Governor-elect has adjourned sitting till Tuesday, October 4, for the proper commencement of pre-hearing. The adjournment followed the decision of the tribunal to grant INEC, PDP and Adeleke 7-days to respond to the pre-hearing form served on them by the tribunal. At the sitting of the tribunal, counsel for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Kayode Olagoke, (SAN), had informed the court of his readiness to continue with pre-hearing session,…

NHRC awards N289.3m compensation to Police brutality victims

The Independent Investigative Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad IIP-SARS through National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, today 14th Wednesday,2022 awarded a sum of N 287million compensation to 74 victims of police brutality.   The IIP-SARS was set up by the Federal Government in November 2020 following the “ENDSARS Protest” which was triggered by nationwide allegations of Police brutality.   The panel under the supervision of National Human Rights Commission NHRC conducted public hearing/investigation on violations of human rights by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other police units. While speaking,…

Gov Sani Bello signs into law a bill to amend Shariah administration of justice Law 2021

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has signed a Bill to Amend the Shariah Administration of Justice Law, 2021 in Niger State and for other related Matters, 2022 into law. Governor Sani Bello carried out the constitutional duty at the Government House, Minna. The law, which is to be cited as the “Shariah Administration of Justice (Amendment) Law, 2021”, took effect from the 9th of August, 2022. The amendment was made on section 4(1)(b) of the Principal Law, to insert “when exercising original jurisdiction and at least three judges when…

Court turns down Abba Kyari’s fresh request for bail

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed a fresh bail application that was brought before it by the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, who is facing drug trafficking charge.   The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, held that the suspended DCP, failed to establish why its previous decision that ordered his remand at Kuje prison pending the determination of the case against him, should be set-aside.   It held that the fact that Kyari and four other police…