The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Thursday, said that no human being, living or dead, could influence the judgments of the Supreme Court. Festus Akande, the Director, Press and Information of the Supreme Court, quoted the acting CJN as saying this in a statement on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed the Governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The letter for his re-appointment was sent to the Senate on Wednesday and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter on the floor shortly before the plenary was adjourned.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to go on a nationwide shutdown in protest against Labour and Employment Chris Ngige. Concise News understands that there is a rift between Ngige and the worker’s union following the latter’s refusal to assent to the workers’ choice of Comrade Frank Kokori as Chairman, National Insurance Trust Fund (NISTF).
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgement of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. Delivering the lead judgement on Thursday, Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the Tribunal because of its “faulty composition”.
Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has signed into law a bill seeking to split the Kano Emirate Council into five. The signing of this bill has decentralised the Kano Emirate council, thereby reducing the powers of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, said he had instructed his counsels to challenge the appeal court judgement, which upheld Gov. Gboyega Oyetola’s election at the Supreme Court. Adeleke, in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday, said he received the appeal court judgement with dissatisfaction.
A former presidential aide Reno Omokri has lauded President Muhammadu Buharias he nominated Godwin Emefiele for a second term as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The letter for his re-appointment was sent to the Senate on Wednesday and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter on the floor shortly before the plenary was adjourned.
Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) National and State Assembly members-elect has reportedly endorsed Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, for second term in office, Concise News has learned. Making this known on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital, Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, said Bello had achieved a lot and should be re-elected.
Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, has described the Appeal Court judgement, which upheld his election on Thursday as the triumph of truth over falsehood. Appeal Court judgement on Thursday affirmed the victory of Governor Oyetola as the winner of the last governorship election in the state.
Chelsea progressed to the Europa League final on Thursday with a 4-3 win against Eintracht Frankfurt, after the two sides were locked together 2-2 on aggregate following extra time. Ruben Loftus-Cheek had given Chelsea a 28th-minute lead with a well-taken goal, the England midfielder’s 10th of the season – four of which have come in this competition.