The Enugu Election Tribunal says it has received 14 petitions so far from aggrieved parties and candidates in the Feb. 25 National Assembly elections.

The Tribunal Secretary, Mr Yusuf Folmi, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu.

Folmi noted that the petitions were expected to be filed within the stipulated time frame given for the submission of petitions by any aggrieved candidate and parties.

The Kogi House of Assembly is in for another round of crisis.

This is following the suspension of nine members of the House over alleged terrorism, and anti-party activities. This has not gone down well with the aggrieved lawmakers who have vowed to fight back to reclaim their seats.

This is not the first time that the Kogi State House of Assembly has been enmeshed with crisis.

DAILY POST reports that the Kogi House of Assembly is not new to crisis.

Back in February 16, 2016, five lawmakers, out of a 20-member House, sat and purportedly removed the then Speaker, Honourable Momoh Jimoh Lawal who was said not to be in the good books of the State Government.

Citing relevant sessions in the House rules, the lawmakers aired their views that five was greater than 15, insisting that they have formed a quorum to impeach a sitting Speaker and elect a new one. The coup against Lawal was led by the former lawmaker representing Igalamela Odolu Constituency, Friday Sanni Makama who was also suspended and never returned to the chamber till the expiration of 6th Assembly in Kogi State.

Goods worth millions of naira were destroyed on Tuesday when a fire broke out in a building at the popular Balogun Market in the Lagos Island area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the fire started at about 9.37am.

It was also gathered that the inferno was put out through the joint efforts of emergency responders.

The National Emergency Management Agency, in a statement, disclosed that one person died while seven were injured in the fire.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency paraded two sisters and the spouse of one of them before newsmen in Katsina on Tuesday for being in possession of six kilograms of Indian hemp.

The narcotics agency’s commander in Katsina State, Mohammed Bashir, told newsmen that one of the women, Rabi Musa, 45, was arrested for being in possession of three kilograms of Indian hemp.

He said Rabi was assisting her husband, now at large, to sell the illicit drug in connivance with her sister, Zainab Musa and her husband.

He said Zainab and her husband were also arrested for being in possession of another three kilograms of Indian hemp.

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, gave the assurance that the transition of power from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, would be smooth and peaceful.

This was as the government said the refurbishment of offices for the President and Vice-President elect had been completed.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Transition Committee, Boss Mustapha, stressed that litigation would not stop the hand-over ceremony from taking place.

He said, “The committee has been active and the refurbishment of offices for the President and Vice-President elect has been completed

The National Working Committee, of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday, announced the replacement of the suspended chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, with the National Vice-Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, as the acting chairman of the PDP.

Announcing the appointment at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, at a press conference said that the action was due to the High Court Order in Benue State of March 27, 2023, restraining Ayu from parading himself as the party’s chairman.

The PUNCH reported how a High Court in Makurdi, Benue State, issued an interim injunction restraining Ayu from parading himself as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday.

Ayu’s suspension came last Thursday over alleged anti-party activities, after many other chieftains in the party had also been suspended

Big Brother Naija Season 6 winner, Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly known as Whitemoney, has revealed that former female housemates of the reality show approached him to connect them with his rich friends as escorts and call girls.

The TV reality star made the revelation recently while featuring on The Honest Bunch podcast hosted by actor, Nedu.

He said he doesn’t oblige to such requests, adding that most ladies go to the Big Brother House to “show off.”

He frowned at the attitudes of some BBNaija alumni, claiming that they didn’t market themselves well while in the house.

He said: “Most of them [female ex-housemates], the kind of ways they want me to show them is like hook me up with your friends na, your big friends na. I want to chill with Obi, I want to chill this and that,” Whitemoney said.

“I said I know what you want because basically it’s not to do business because you don’t do that kind of business. Look at the last set that finished, how many of them market themselves?

“The ladies, most of them don’t go there to hustle; they go to show off. So when they came out they were like ‘Whitemoney, give me that guy’s number.’

A non-governmental organisation has called on authorities of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to terminate the services of Dr. Nnaemeka Ogbene, the Computer Science lecturer allegedly in the middle of the election manipulation scandal in Enugu State.

Oluwakemi Roland, founder and Executive Director of Odara Foundation, said the university authorities must act quicky to preserve the integrity of the academia, as well as protect vulnerable students from a man, who according to her, has no scruples and could also possibly compromise the integrity of university examinations and other academic qualification tests.

Roland who said her organisation is scandalized by what she described as the flagrant abuse of electoral processes during the recently concluded Enugu State Governorship elections, wondered how a university lecturer would allegedly involve in the manipulation of voter numbers with such impunity and still be allowed to return to teach students.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the political pedigree of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, in his previous positions will serve as asset for effective governance when he takes over leadership of the country in May.

Buhari stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, the president rejoiced with Tinubu as he clocked 71 on March 29, 2023.

A woman, Annie Ofili, has allegedly stabbed her friend, Glory Okon, to death at her residence on the Greenville Estate, Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

It was also gathered that on the day of the incident, Okon paid Ofili a visit at home.

While the two of them were discussing at the suspect’s residence, an argument ensued between them and the argument degenerated into a scuffle.

It was learnt that during the scuffle, Ofili reached for a knife in the kitchen and allegedly used it to stab her friend in the neck.

A High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, on Monday sentenced a domestic worker, Joseph Ogbu, to death by hanging for killing his employer, an 89-year-old grandmother, Adejoke John, and her daughter, Oreoluwa, at their home in the Surulere area of the state.

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay handed down the verdict after she found the convict guilty of three counts of armed robbery and murder.

After Ogbu was arrested, the Lagos State Government arraigned him on October 22, 2019.

He was charged with three counts of armed robbery and murder preferred against him by the state.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has taken steps to avert the impending nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress, billed to commence on Wednesday.

The labour union had threatened to embark on the nationwide industrial action, if the cash crunch, fuel scarcity and electricity tariff increase were not addressed.

In response to the strike threat by the NLC, Ngige invited the leadership of the NLC and the Central Bank of Nigeria management to a meeting in his office on Monday, to resolve their differences.

The 10-man delegation of the NLC was led by its President, Joe Ajaero, and the General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, while the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was accompanied by two Deputy Governors, Kingsley Obiora (Economic Policy) and Ade Shonubi (Organised Private Sector).

Deposit Money Banks are set to raise their cash withdrawal limits from the current N20,000-N50,000 range to over N80,000-N100,000, according to multiple bank officials.

The move, it was learnt, would help bank branches to tackle lingering queues in some cities across the country.

The Central Bank of Nigeria had on Friday directed commercial banks to open for operation on Saturday and Sunday, as part of a coordinated effort to ease the circulation of old and new banknotes.

This came after the CBN began the release of billions of old naira notes to DMBs. The central bank on Thursday finally obeyed the Supreme Court on the legal status of the old naira notes after months of controversy that trailed the naira redesign policy.

Four presidential candidates on Tuesday approached the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja with separate petitions, seeking the nullification of the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the February 25 presidential poll.The petitioners, seeking nullification of Tinubu’s emergence as President-elect as Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party;

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has declared his intention to contest for Senate presidency in the 10th National Assembly.Kalu, who won re-election to represent Abia North in the Red Chamber, disclosed this Tuesday while briefing newsmen at the National Assembly.The ruling All Progressives Congress maintained a majority in the Senate, having secured 57 seats.

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