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Ondo Guber: Jegede Advances Supreme Court Over Appeal Court Verdict

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Ondo Guber: Jegede Advances Supreme Court Over Appeal Court Verdict

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State alongside its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, says it will appeal against the Appeal Court judgment dismissing the petition against the declaration of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as governor.

This is contained in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei, and made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday.

According to reports, the party and its candidate in the Oct. 10, 2020 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, had approached the Court of Appeal to nullify Akeredolu’s election.

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However, the appellate court said in a unanimous judgment on Wednesday that the petition by PDP and its candidate lacked merit.

In concluding her lead judgment, Hon. Justice Theresa Orji-Abadua said the appeal was partially dismissed and partially allowed.

“To the ordinary man in the street, the judgment was inconclusive and we must approach the Supreme Court to help the Appeal Court to conclude the judgment.

“The kernel of the Eyitayo Jegede/PDP petition was whether or not a gross violation of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) should be allowed to stay.

“Whether or not Mai Mala Buni, as a sitting Governor of Yobe State can double as National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, to sign the nomination of Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) for the governorship election.

“While the Court of Appeal acknowledged that it was a violation of the Constitution, it still went ahead to dismiss the appeal.

“We are still studying the details of the judgment, by virtue of the fact that it was delivered via Zoom. But we have sufficient grounds to appeal the decision of the court.

“We are confident the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the land, will do justice,” the statement added.

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Iyana-Era Road To Undergo Rehabilitation For 1 Year – LASG

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Iyana-Era Road To Undergo Rehabilitation For 1 Year - LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that it would divert traffic at Iyana-Era road for rehabilitation and construction of a 20metre bridge from Sept. 24 for a one-year period.

The state Ministry of Transportation said in a statement that the road work would commence midnight Friday, Sept. 24,  for a duration of 12 months.

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Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, Commissioner for Transportation, explained in the statement that the construction was pertinent to address the factors responsible for the rapid and frequent deterioration of the section of the Iyana-Era road.

Oladeinde said that the portions before and after the existent culverts submerged into the surrounding swamp, hence the need for a bridge.

The commissioner further explained that motorists heading towards Shibiri, Ajangbadi, and Igbogbo axis would be diverted at the Era-Adaloko roundabout into a Contraflow on the Badagry bound lane to minimize the inconveniences during the course of the repairs.

Oladeinde further stated that the state’s Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, would be fully on the ground to direct traffic in addition to traffic guides which will be strategically placed to guide vehicular movement during the stipulated period.

The state government, while seeking residents’ cooperation for the successful commencement and completion of the project, reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure across the metropolis.

Oladeinde, however, maintained that it was vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the state government which would turn out to boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.

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Prominent South-South Local Govt. Chairman is Dead

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Bonny Local Govt. Chairman Dies in Sleep

Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area, in Rivers State, David Irimagha, died just days after marking the 100th day of his second term in office.

It was stated that the council chairman died Saturday at an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt

His death left the Bonny people in tears, mourning Irimagha’s untimely death.

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There was no official confirmation from his family, the Bonny Local Government Council, or his party, the People’s Democratic Party, according to community sources (PDP).

Irimagha was said to have been sick for a long time and had been complaining about not feeling well.

“We hear his lungs were rupturing and he went into a coma and later gave up the ghost around midnight,’ said a source who did not want to be identified in print.

Another source claimed it was due to COVID-19 complications, claiming he was diagnosed and treated for the infection, but then fell into a coma and died.

David Irimagha, a former leader of the Bonny Legislative Assembly, was re-elected for a second term on Saturday, April 17, and sworn into office by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike at Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, June 17.

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Kaduna Monarch Cries Out Over Killing Of 50 Villagers By Herdsmen

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Kaduna Monarch Cries Out Over Killing Of 50 Villagers By Herdsmen

The Paramount Ruler of Atyap Chiefdom, also known as ‘Agwatyap’, Sir Dominic Yahaya, has raised the alarm over sustained Fulani herdsmen’s attacks which have claimed over 50 lives of villagers under his domain which include Zango-Kataf in Southern Kaduna within a month.

The killings, the monarch said, included heavily pregnant women and children, claiming also that 254 houses and seven churches were destroyed by the herdsmen during the sustained attacks.

Yahaya stated these while addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the state capital, on Monday.

While expressing grave concern over the killings, the Agwatyap maintained that his domain is now under siege, warning that the attacks had reached “an extreme height of provocation almost beyond control.”

According to him, the attacks have forced the natives who are predominantly farmers out of their land and can no longer go to farm.

Yahaya added that no fewer than 15,000 natives were now at the internally displaced camps in the area, and called on both the state and federal governments to come to the aide of the displaced villagers.

He also appealed to security operatives to adopt extreme measures toward containing the unwarranted and unprovoked attacks across the Atyap chiefdom.

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