President Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC), barring members dissatisfied with the conduct of the party’s primaries from seeking legal redress. The Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee recently threatened to sanction any member who took the party to court.
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A Chinese researcher claims he has, for the first time in history, edited the genes of two babies in a case with profound medical and ethical implications. According to a YouTube video posted on Sunday, researcher He Jiankui from the south-eastern city of Shenzhen
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The Buhari Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not evading debate but will only participate if he is convinced that the circumstances and rules for such debate are germane. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the president to a live debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on critical sectors ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
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The Osun State governorship election petition tribunal sitting, in Abuja, has adjourned proceedings in the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Sen. Nurudeen Adeleke till December 5 to enable parties in the matter put their houses in order.
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A Federal High Court, sitting in Akure on Monday, ordered the Inspector-General of Police to pay N7.9 million to Mrs Queen Akarewan, widow of Christopher, who was shot and killed by a police team in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State on Oct. 11, 2011. Akarewan, a commercial motorcyclist, was said to have been killed for refusing to give N50 to two policemen at a check point. The two policemen, John Aghaulor and Igodi Gbefamoghan, had already been dismissed by the Nigeria Police. Justice Abdu Dogo, in his judgment, held that the victim’s life was unlawfully terminated contrary to Section 33 of the Nigerian Constitution. According to him, the section of the constitution allows anybody who has an interest in the existence of the person whose life was taken unlawfully to take redress in a court of jurisdiction. “The perpetrators were still under the service of the Nigeria Police Force when the crime was committed. “I condemn in strong terms, the gruesome, unlawful and extra-judicial killing of the deceased over a bribe of N50.
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While speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, clarified his stance on the fate of his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose. According to TheCable, Fayemi explained that there was never a time he said he would probe Fayose, who is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC over an 11-count charge of alleged conspiracy and money laundering, adding that reports of such probe are on the table of anti-graft agencies. He said: “Well, I am sure I have never said anything about probe, and I do not say anything about probe. Looking into books is the duty of any new governor, you need to know what you found in place, I just talked about visitation panel into the education sector in the state. “There are other sectors in the state, and it will be remiss of me not to check what we found when we came into office and share that with the citizens of the state.
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Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, weekend, dismissed the chances of victory for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections. Lawan said the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will not only retain power, but also form majority in the National Assembly. Senate The lawmaker from Yobe State, who spoke during the party’s zonal stakeholder’s meeting in Bauchi, said APC and its Senate caucus were not worried by the wave of defections that plagued the ruling party before and after the primaries. The Nigerian National Assembly is currently led by the opposition party, despite the slight majority of APC. Lawan, who dismissed the candidature of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s flag bearer, said integrity and historical track record will inform the choice of who becomes the next President. He said APC has, in the last three and half years,
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is initiating an appropriate blueprint that will serve as the guiding principles for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research programmes in the country. The initiative is expected to enhance Nigeria’s participation in the ongoing global digital revolution.
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