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Trouble Looms As Appeal Court Sacks 16 PDP Lawmakers, Check Out Their Names



The crisis rocking the Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to be plunging deeper as 16 out 32 members of the state’s House of Assembly have lost their case at the Court of Appeal.

PM News reports that in the court’s latest judgment, the election that brought the affected 16 PDP Lawmakers to power did not substantially comply with the electoral law.


The politicians who lost include:

1. Granville Wellington in Asari Toru constituency 1, lost to Hope Barango-Tariah of APC.

2. In Asari Toru Constituency 2 as well, Emeni George of the PDP lost to Godstime Ben-Horsfall of  APC.

3. The PDP lawmaker representing Ahoada-East 2 lost his appeal to the challenger, Ibiso Nwuche of APC.

4. In Akuku-Toru constituency one, Jack Major of PDP lost his appeal to challenge of Ineye Jack of APC.

5. Ikuinyi Ibani, the immediate past Speaker of the House who represents Andoni constituency, lost his appeal against the challenge of Romnsan Dressman of APC.

6. Farah Dagogo, the representative of Degema constituency, also lost his appeal against the challenger Eldred Braide of APC.

7. Golden Ben Chioma of APC triumphed over Tonye Ejiogu of PDP representing Etche constituency 2.

8. Oguguo Anslem representing Ikwerre lost his appeal against Azubuike Wanjoku of APC.

9. Dinebari Loolo of Khana constituency 2 had the earlier nullification of his mandate upheld by the Court of Appeal affirming the deposition of Friday Nkee of APC.

10. Martin Amaehule of PDP representing Obio/Akpor constituency one lost his attempt to retain his mandate as contested by Collins Ordu of APC.

11. Michael Chinda of PDP representing Obio/Akpor constituency 2 also fell in the challenge posed by Belief Wali of APC.

12. Evans Bipi, an aide to Mrs Patience Jonathan, could not hold on to his seat at Ogu/Bolo as he lost to Williams Enos of the APC.

13. In Omuma constituency, Leo Anyanwu of APC still won the earlier nullification of the mandate of Kelechi Nwogu at the Court of Appeal.

14. In Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Constituency, Gift Wokocha of APC triumphed over Christian Ahiankwo of PDP.

15. Ngbar Amulele of PDP lost to Matthew Dike of APC.

16. Irene Inimgba of APC nullified the election of the PDP candidate, Ihunwo Nyeche for Port Harcourt constituency two.

The report further stated that some of the cases are still pending in the court.

This reports is also coming a few weeks after the acting national chairman of the PDP was sacked for occupying the seat of the chairman illegally.

Source: Naij

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  1. manngo

    December 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Appeal Abracadabra. Why didn’t the court order fresh elections. Under which electoral process are the Apc candidates elected if the court says the election was flawed.

  2. By odoh martin

    December 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

    My brother na wa oh ! Elections was a flawed and people are winning in appeal court .All dis garrison commandant judgement wouldn’t take us any where.

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu



The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion



After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.


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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown



British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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