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Court Of Appeal Upholds APC Candidature In Bayelsa

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had a candidate in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.

David Lyon

David Lyon

This negates the judgement of the Federal High Court, which declared that the APC had no candidate in the poll in November 2019, in response to a suit filed by an APC governorship aspirant, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, challenging the outcome of the party’s governorship primaries in the state.

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In reaction to the Federal High Court ruling, the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, the APC, and Lokpobiri filed three appeals before the Court of Appeal, against the judgement of the Federal High Court.

Delivering judgement on Lyon’s appeal yesterday at the Presiding Justice, Hon. Justice Isaiah Olufemi Akeju, ruled that the suit before the Federal High Court, which was filed on October 18, 2019, was status barred, considering the fact that election matters are time bound and couldn’t stand, hence upholding the candidature of the party during the last election.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

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“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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