Articles Posted in the " supreme court " Category

  • Wike’s revelations an indictment on Supreme Court – APC

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the revelations made by Governor Nyesom Wike about how he won the State Governorship Election dispute at the Supreme Court as an indictment of the apex court. Wike had publicly said during his well-publicised Thanksgiving Service of 7th February, 2016: […] Post from PM News

  • Why The Oba of Benin is number one by Odia Ofeimun

    By Odia Ofeimun I am a Republican, not a Royalist. But, in a country in which we have all conceded the coexistence of Republican and Royalist values, it should be considered quite unseemly to watch one set of the interacting values being rough-handled, muddied or treated with improper decorum without feeling a need to intervene […] Post from PM News

  • Why Wike is rightfully elected governor of Rivers – Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Friday gave reasons while Nyesom Wike was affirmed as the validly elected governor of Rivers. Justice Mohammad Mahmud, who presided, held that the Governorship Electoral Petition Tribunal that handled the case swayed INEC guideline on the use of card readers for the election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) also held […] Post from PM News

  • Drop Calls: NCC to sanction telcoms operators defrauding Nigerians

    Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC), on Friday, said the Commission would sanction telecommunication operators who defrauded Nigerians through dropped-calls. Danbatta said this during a meeting with newsmen from the North West, North Central and FCT in Kano, where he presented the commission’s eight-point agenda. According to him, dropped-call rate is the […] Post from PM News

  • Nigerian Academy of Science to get research grant – Onu

    The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) on Friday said it would give the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) some grant to promote research works in the country. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, made this known when a team from the Academy visited him in Abuja. He said “once the […] Post from PM News

  • Rivers: INEC presents Certificate of Return to APC assembly member

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Friday issued a Certificate of Return to Hon Victoria Wobo Nyeche representing Port Harcourt Constituency 1 of the Rivers State House of Assembly following a court order. The appeal court declared Nyeche winner of the House of Assembly polls and it ordered INEC to swear her-in. […] Post from PM News

  • Mama Taraba loses at Supreme Court

    Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja The hope of Nigeria having the first female elected governor was finally dashed by the Supreme Court on Thursday morning with the validation of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Taraba State. The court had in a unanimous ruling dismissed an appeal by the female candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Alhassan, […] Post from PM News

  • UNAIDS charges FG to scale-up funding for HIV/AIDS

    Kazeem Ugbodaga The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has charged Nigeria’s Federal Government to scale-up local funding to close the yawning funding gap in the fight against the pandemic in the country. Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, said an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria is possible through collective efforts […] Post from PM News