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BREAKING: Supreme Court Forced To Suspend Hearing Of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, Four Other Govs Appeals

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The hearing of the appeals of Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano States, including four other governors was suspended by the Supreme Court on Monday.

Other governors, whose appeals were affected are Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Samuel Ortom (Benue).

The apex court in Abuja suspended the hearing of the governorship appeals from the six states over rowdiness and high noise level in the court.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, gave the order for the suspension of the appeals’ hearing.

Meanwhile, there has been tension in Imo State following the announcement by the Supreme Court that it would on Monday deliver judgment on the petitions against the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

While members of the Peoples Democratic Party are upbeat that the Supreme Court would uphold Ihedioha’s victory, members of the All Progressives Congress and the All Progressives Grand Alliance are hopeful that the judgment would go in their favour.

In Sokoto, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party won with a slim margin of 342 votes after a supplementary election.

The All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State and its governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Sokoto, challenged the victory up to the Supreme Court.

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Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates, Becomes Richest Person Alive

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Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has broken his record to become the wealthiest person alive, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Bezos now has a fortune of US$171.6 billion, surpassing his previous high of $167.7 billion.

His previous record was set in 2018, before his divorce from wife Mackenzie Bezos.

The 56-year-old American internet entrepreneur has gained approximately $56.7 billion this year alone.

Much of Bezo’s wealth comes from Amazon, with the CEO owning roughly 57 million shares of the company.

Despite the global outbreak of COVID-19, Amazon has gained even more business in recent months, as a result of worldwide lockdowns and the growing demand for online shopping.

Following Bezos on Bloomberg’s ranking are Bill Gates (with a net worth of $115 billion), Bernard Arnault ($93 billion), and Mark Zuckerberg ($91.2 billion).

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BREAKING: Nigerian Students Won’t Write 2020 WAEC —– FG

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Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.

He said he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.

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Mohammed Umar Resumes As Acting EFCC Chairman

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The Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mohammed Umar, has resumed as the acting chairman of the agency.

Umar, who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police, is the second most senior operative at the Commission.

It was learnt that there had been moves to install the Secretary, Ola Olukoyede, as the chairman pending the suspension of Ibrahim Magu.

However, Olukoyede was not favoured as he is a civilian.

There were, however, indications on Wednesday afternoon that the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Bala Ciroma, is favoured as the substantive chairman.

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