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Suntai, Taraba Assembly Agree To Settle Out Of Court



SuntaiA Jalingo High Court  in Taraba State on Monday adjourned the suit brought by Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai against  Speaker Haruna Tsokwa and the Taraba State House of Assembly to October 28, 2013 to allow parties in the matter explore an out of court settlement.

At the resumed hearing yesterday of the case in court, lead counsel to Governor Suntai, Dr Alex Izinyon, whose brief was held by E.A. Nyaro, requested the court to reserve its ruling and adjourn the case by three weeks to enable parties in the suit explore ways of amicably resolving the matter out of court.

“Though the matter was adjourned for ruling, I have instruction from the lead counsel to apply that the ruling be deferred and adjourned by about three weeks. This is because the parties to this suit are exploring a possible and amicable resolution out of court. And as counsel, we encourage parties to do so if they so wish”, he added.

In his response, counsel to the Speaker, Yusufu Akirikwen accepted the request to explore an out of court settlement.

Counsel to Taraba State House of Assembly, A.O. Adelodun equally did not object to the application of settling the matter out of court, saying: “My Lord, our client, the Taraba State House of Assembly is interested in any step that will bring about peace in Taraba State”.

After listening to all the parties involved, Justice Ali Andeyantso said though the ruling was ready, he had no option than to defer it since the plaintiff and defence counsel in the matter are in support of out of court settlement option.

“I have no option than to allow the parties explore peaceful and amicable resolution of the matter. What every citizen needs and indeed the nation needs is peace,” he added.

The matter was adjourned to October 28, 2013 to enable parties explore peaceful and amicable resolution of the matter.

-Daily Trust


#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari



Gov Yahaya Bello
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

Governor Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina



Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death



Governor Seyi Makinde confirms the killing of #EndSARS protester, Jimoh Isiaka in Ogbomosho, Oyo state
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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