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The Action Peoples Party (APP) has filed a suit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order the sacking of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

The political party wants Adeosun fired because of her alleged failure to present an authentic discharge certificate issued by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Listed as defendants in its suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/714/2018, are Adeosun, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

Through its lawyer, Kingdom Okere, the party asked the court to declare that Adeosun “is not qualified to be appointed a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or into any other public office, having not participated in the compulsory one-year National Youth Service scheme, in view of the combined provisions of sections 11,12, 13 and 17 of the National Youth Service Act.”

In a similar vein, a lawyer Francis Obalim on Monday filed a suit requesting Adeosun’s dismissal over the certificate scandal.

In the suit marked marked FHC/ABJ/CS/712/2018, Obalim applied for an order quashing and setting aside Adeosun’s appointment.

According to him, her appointment should be quashed due to the revelation by an online news newspaper, Premium Times.

Premium Times had reported that Adeosun forged NYSC exemption certificate.

And the lawyer argued that the minister circumvented the mandatory conditions in sections 12, 13 and 14 of the NYSC Act.

Through his counsel, Johnmary Jideobi, the plaintiff sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining federal government from further according a ministerial status to Adeosun until she presented a valid certificate of discharge regularly issued by the NYSC.

Those listed as respondents are the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and the Clerk of the Senate.

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Olatoye Sugar’s Family Sues UCH N200m For Releasing Horrific Photo Lawmaker [PHOTO]

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For releasing the photograph, the Olatoye family is seeking N200 million damages.

C. C. Amedu of Ikeh Sunday Chambers in Ibadan filed the petition on behalf of the Olatoye family, which is accusing the hospital of allowing the gory photographs of the late lawmaker in his dying hours at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital to be circulated on social media, thereby causing members of his family a lot of grief.

The petition was also sent to the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and the Ibadan chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association.

It reads in part: “A cursory assessment of the attached photographs revealed that the deceased, as at the time the photographs were taken, was still at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital in a pool of blood. Therefore, it is reasonable and unarguable to believe that only your staff could access the unit at the material time.

“The above conduct of your staff suggested that instead of your personnel on duty to have acted in their full professional capacity, focusing on taking care of the deceased, which might have probably saved his life, they were busy taking his pictures, which perhaps for the purpose of selling same to social media operators as it can be seen trending online.”

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Ganduje Issues Strong Warning Ahead Of Kano Election Rerun

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Ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has warned that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or persons in the state.‎

‎Ganduje gave the warning on Tuesday in Kano, when an amalgam of 320 associations called Kano Peace Ambassadors, paid him a solidarity visit.‎

“We will not tolerate breach of peace under whatever guise, and the government will not fold its arms and watch people instigating instability in the state.‎

“As a governor of Kano state and the Chief Security Officer of the state, I cannot sleep if any drop of blood is wasted.

‎”I am not speaking as a gubernatorial candidate, but as the executive governor of Kano state and the chief security officer of the state. Anybody wishing to disrupt the peace of the state will not go scot-free,” he said.‎

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Drama In Kano As Ganduje’s Aide Resigns Over Governor’s Refusal To Concede Defeat In Kano Guber Race

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Alhaji Hashim Suleiman, the Senior Special Assistant on Urban Beautification to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has tendered his letter of resignation to Secretary to the State Government.

In his resignation letter, he attributed his reason to the failure of Governor Ganduje to concede defeat to the Guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, who won the election that has been declared inconclusive in controversial circumstances by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The letter of resignation, dated, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, which he personally signed, reads, ”I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, Beautification.

“I thank you for offering me the opportunity to serve under your administration as SSA.”

He added that as a transparent Khadimul-Islam, the governor ought to have conceded defeat, so as to serve as a precedent to other Muslims, who serve Allah in truth and sincerity.

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