Senate President Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable.” Lawan made this known in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, when addressing a group, Women Parliamentarians, led by Senator Joy Emordi in Abuja.
The Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed a suit challenging the qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari to run for the 2019 general election. Concise News understands that a three-man panel, led by Justice Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson, threw out the suit on Friday for being incompetent.
Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed Funke Olakunrin, a 58-year-old daughter of Afenifere leader Ruben Fasoranti. Funke Olakunrin was said to have died due to injuries from gunshot wounds. According to an eyewitness, Olakunrin was shot by Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has lauded Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on his development strides in riverine communities. Concise News understands that Osinbajo gave the commendation on Friday at the inauguration of a 20.09 kilometres road projects in Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader Ruben Fasoranti, by suspected herdsmen. Concise News reports that Funke was murdered on Friday.
Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye has been named as the new Olowo of Owo on Friday, Concise News understands. This online news medium learned that the Olowo-elect got 14 votes out of 15 votes during the electoral process done at the Olowo’s palace, in Owo, Ondo State.
A suit challenging the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) was on Friday dismissed by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Justice Iyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court struck out the suit brought by a plaintiff, Omirhobo Foundation, for lack of locus standi to prosecute the case.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non teaching staff in the Universities called for a nationwide protest starting on Monday 15th July, 2019. This news medium understands that the development is due to the Federal Government refusal to recall dismissed workers of Staff Schools and the alleged discriminatory attitude of government against non teaching staff.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 poll, Atiku Abubakar, have alleged that their witnesses scheduled to testify at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja had been attacked. The PDP and Atiku spoke through their lawyers who informed the tribunal that the witnesses were waylaid by “gunmen” on their way to Abuja from Zamfara State.
Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini has said that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are difficult to beat at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). According to him, Gernot Rohr’s men are in form and have several good players, admitting that Algeria’s task to overcome the three-time African champions is daunting.