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Osun: Court Gives Adeleke 6 Days To Show Cause Why He Should Not Be Disqualified

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has given Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun State, up to September 19 to show cause why he should not be barred from contesting the election.

The court also ordered the West African Examination Council through its Director General or any designated officer to produce the ledger containing the results of all candidates who sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 conducted in Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Osun State and to file same in court within five days of being served with the order.

The orders, made by Justice Othman Musa on September 11, an enrolled copy of which our reporter sighted in Abuja on Thursday, were part of the reliefs granted in an ex-parte motion filed on September 4 by Wahab Adekunle Raheem and Adam Omosalewa Habeeb.

The motion, marked: FCT/HC/BW/M/282/2018, was filed in suit number: FCT/HC/BW/CV/122/2018, in which the applicants (Raheem and Habeeb) are querying Adeleke’s qualification to contest the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State.

Justice Musa also ordered WAEC to depose to an affidavit either denying or confirming that Adeleke, candidate 19645/149, sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 conducted in Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Osun State and file the affidavit in court within five days of being served with the order.

The judge further ordered WAEC to serve the affidavit and the ledger on all parties to the suit within five days of being served with the order.

Justice Musa, who also ordered that court processes in the case be served on Adeleke through the Clerk of the Senate, abridged time to five working days within which the defendants are to file processes, granted accelerated hearing of the case.

The judge rejected the plaintiffs’ prayer for interim orders restraining Adeleke from parading himself as the PDP candidate for the election and restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission from recognising him as the party’s candidate for the election.

Justice Musa said: “That orders IV and V are hereby refused in its place, the defendants are to show cause within five days from the day of service of the originating summons.”

The judge adjourned to September 19.

Other defendants in the suit beside Adeleke are the PDP and INEC.

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[VIDEO] Herdsmen Kill Bus Conductor In Lagos Over Cow’s Death

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Persons identified as herdsmen have stabbed a bus conductor to death for killing a cow in Lagos.

This happened in the early hours of Monday and became public in a viral video from the scene of the accident.

According to one of the videos making rounds on social media platforms, the incident occurred at Mowo on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, close to President Muhammadu Buhari Estate.

The commentator in the video said the bus conductor, who fled after the accident that led to the death of the cow, was killed close to a police checkpoint.

The driver, who was said to be heading to Badagry from Mile 12, was said to have fled as soon as he sensed danger.

This made the herdsmen go after the conductor of the bus with registration number: FKJ 756 XH.

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BREAKING: Justice Olukayode Ariwoola Sworn-In As Acting CJN [PHOTOS]

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), in an acting capacity.

Justice Ariwoola was officially sworn in by the president on Monday afternoon, following the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad from the Judicial position.

It was gathered that Justice Muhammad was forced to resign over the weekend, although the information in the public space is that he’s quitting on health grounds.

Recall that last week, a letter was written by 14 justices of the supreme court accusing him of abandoning his responsibility as the leader of the court leaked.

The judges also accused the CJN of going on foreign trips with his family while denying them the right to go on international training.

It was gathered that there was a memo from the judges to the presidency, highlighting all of the CJN’s financial dealings, and threatening that they would stop sitting from September if he is not removed.

Ariwoola, the new CJN was the next-highest ranking justice of the supreme court after Muhammad.

He is billed to leave the Judicial service in 2028.

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Sunday Igboho Recounts DSS Attack, Says ‘It’s War, Their Intention Was To Eliminate Me’

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Popular Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho has recounted his encounter with the Department of States Services (DSS) during a raid on his residence in 2021.

On the 1st of July, 2021, the DSS raided Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, arrested 13 of his aides, and allegedly killed two others. The arrested aides were arraigned before the court but later granted bail by a Federal High Court.

According to the agitator who is currently in the Benin Republic, the intention of the security men was to eliminate him.

Igboho who spoke to journalists in Cotonou on Friday said he deliberately escaped the attack to prevent his aides and loyalists living inside the building from being killed.

“They cordoned off my house and started shooting. Some of them were strategically positioned on the street that leads to my house from Soka Road,” he said.

“They shot and forced their way into my premises, shooting sporadically in an encounter that lasted for more than one hour. It was a war and their intention was to kill me. It was God that saved me. Residents of Soka, most especially my neighbours, were gripped with fear.

“My uncle, who was a Muslim, observing prayer was shot dead right on his praying mat. Another close aide of mine was shot dead.”

He, however, said that despite his travails, the agitation for the actualization of the Yoruba nation was intact.

He added that he would soon return to Nigeria after his long sojourn in the Benin Republic.

Igboho noted that he was not scared of being arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services upon his return to Nigeria as he believes in the judiciary.

“I am going back to Nigeria soon,” he said in a recent interview.

In September 2021, an Oyo State High Court granted a relief sought by Igboho and ordered the Nigerian government to pay him N20 billion.

“I am going back to Nigeria soon.” He added, “I believe in the judiciary.”

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