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Ondo PDP crisis: Supreme Court gives Appeal Court go-ahead

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Court of Appeal an order to go ahead with all issues relating to the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate tussle.

Acting Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen who presided over the hearing also struck out ten motions for stay of execution filed against the lower court after Biyi Poroye lawyer announced their withdraw of all the motions which was not opposed by other counsels.

Justice Onnoghen directed the Appeal Court Justices to immediately proceed with the case in view of its urgency.

The Supreme Court also awarded a cost of 250 Thousand naira against Biyi Poroye and others that filed the motion.

other members Of the supreme court panel include Tanko Mohammed, kudirat kekere ekun, ejembi eko and kumai akaahas.

The Court will decide at once about fourteen appeals relating to the PDP and the ondo governorship crisis.

WoleOolanipekun SAN leads the team for eyitayo Jegede SAN, Emmanuel Ukala SAN for the Ahmed Markarfi led PDP, James onoja SAN for the Ali Modu Sheriff led PDP, and Nelson anih for INEC.

Present in court are eyitayo Jegede SAN, national caretaker chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Markarfi, factional Chairman, Ali modu sheriff and party chieftains across the country.

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BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue

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The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.

As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.

The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.

According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.

The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14.

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Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)

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Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.

The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

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EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS

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EFCC writes INEC, demands APC, PDP, other aspirants’ bank details

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.

The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.

It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.

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