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He said the decision was reached after studing the security situation of the country, adding that security remain the most vital part of election conduct.
Friday, 6 February 2015
The Kano State Government said it had concluded arrangements for the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, scheduled for Saturday, February 7.
Special Adviser to the state governor on Kano Emirate Council, Alhaji Mailafia Sanka, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Friday.
“The state government has made special arrangements for the grand occasion as prominent personalities from all walks of life are expected to grace the coronation,’’ Sanka said.
Already, he said, dignitaries from within and outside the country had started arriving for the grand occasion.
“The occasion will be held at the newly-constructed Coronation Hall, located in the Government House,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Kano city is wearing a new look as eminent personalities have been arriving for the grand event widely described as the Century Great Coronation.
NAN recalls that Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II was appointed the 14th Emir of Kano on June 8, 2014, following the death of Emir Alhaji Ado Bayero on June 6, 2014.
The Election Petitions Tribunal, hearing cases arising from the Osun State August 9, 2014 governorship election in the state, has dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, challenging the victory of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress.
In the judgment, lasting over seven hours, the tribunal dismissed the prayers of the petitioner, alleging malpractices and substantial non-compliance of the poll with the Electoral Act as amended.
The petition was dismissed in a unanimous judgment, which started at 9.10am and concluded by 4.38pm, read by tribunal chairman, Justice Elizabeth Ikpejime.
The judgment was read amidst heavy presence of security men at the court premises.
The tribunal held that Aregbesola, who scored 394,684 votes credited to him by INEC, was validly elected and returned as the winner of the poll.
Omisore scored 292,747.
Three issues were formulated for determination by the tribunal.
The first issues was whether the tribunal has jurisdiction to hear the petitioner’s petition.
The second issue for determination was whether the election was vitiated by the reason of alleged substantial non compliance with the Electoral Act and the third issue was whether the first respondent ( Aregbesola) was validly elected and returned as the winner of the poll.
The first issue of jurisdiction, which the first respondent complained against in an application, was resolved against him.
The only issue, which was resolved in favour of the petitioner, which allowed his petition to scale the first hurdle put against it by the first respondent, did not avail him of victory at the end as the tribunal went ahead to expose the weaknesses in the allegations contained in his petition.
On the issue of substantial non compliance, the tribunal resolved the issue against the petitioner.
The Lagos State government has declared today, February 6, a work-free day to enable public workers collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC).
Oyo and Yobe States declared a two-day public holiday, Thursday, February 5 and Friday, 6, to allow residents collect their PVCs.
Over speculations that the General election will be postponed, the Council of State has taken a stand that the 2015 General Elections will hold as planned.
The decision was taken yesterday, February 5, at a meeting attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega.
Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro State has denied allegations that he rigged the June 2014 governorship election which brought into office Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti.
The deadly Islamic sect has launched it first bomb attack in Niger Republic.
According to AFP, Boko Haram members this afternoon launched their first attack in the country.
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Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Nollywood actor Muna was laid to rest at his home town Umudioka in Anambra state..
Muna Obiekwe who passed away secretly at a specialist hospital in Festac Lagos, Sunday, January 18th, 2015 died of kidney failure.
Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu has been spotted doing something unusual with President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his condolences to the family of late businessman, Molade Okoya Thomas.
Molade Okoya-Thomas died on Monday, February 2, of yet undisclosed causes. He is aged 79.
Jonathan expressed his sorrow via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati. It reads:
Amaechi made the allegations on Tuesday, February 3, during an APC governorship rally in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had paid the sum of N6 billion as bribe to some pastors in the country to ensure that they campaign against the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Country Director for UNAIDS, Bilali Camara stated this in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Four companies in Nigeria will soon begin local production of anti-retroviral drugs, the Country Director for UNAIDS, Bilali Camara said on Thursday, January 22.