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It’s judgment day for Tinubu, Atiku and Obi



The main presidential candidates in the February 25 Presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party will know their fate today.


The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on the petitions challenging the legitimacy of Tinubu’s Presidency.


How it started

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu, the APC candidate as the winner of the closely-fought February 25 election with a total of 8,794,726 votes.


The PDP candidate, Atiku polled 6,984,520 votes came second while Obi of the Labour Party finished third with 6,101,533.


While Tinubu and Atiku won 12 states each in the election, Obi won 11 states with the Federal Capital Territory.


However, Atiku and Obi who teamed up as Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates of the PDP in the 2019 general elections challenged Tinubu’s victory at the tribunal as both of them claimed they won the election instead.


The court is done with the hearing of all sides and it’s set to announce its verdicts on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.


The fate of the three candidates will be decided by Justice Haruna Tsammani, Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Misturat Bolaji-Yusuf, Justice Boloukuoromo Moses Ugo and Justice Abba-Bello Mohammed.

The five judges who will determine he fate of Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The proceedings will be televised

Ahead of the proceedings, the registrar of the Court of Appeal, Umar Bangari recently announced that the ruling would be open to live broadcast by interested television stations.


Bangari said that only accredited individuals, including Counsel and representatives of Political Parties, would be granted access to the courtroom.


He added that interested public members who wish to follow the proceedings are advised to watch it from their television sets.


Heavy Security in Abuja

Meanwhile, security operatives have been deployed around the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and other flash points in the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the judgement.


The Nigeria Police Force said its officers across the country are “fully prepared” to maintain law and order.


In a statement on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Muyiwa Adejobi, warned politicians and mischief makers against misinformation and unguided utterances capable of inciting violence.


Adejobi said, “The Police wish to reiterate the commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property before, during, and after the judgment.”

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Nigerian Navy arrests Motor Tanker VINNALARIS 1 Lagos for crude oil theft



The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, IGBOKODA in Ondo State, has arrested 77-meter-long Motor Tanker (MT) VINNALARIS 1 LAGOS in the early hours of Thursday 7 December 2023 at about 3.00am.


A Statement by the Nigerian Navy spokeperson Commodore Ayo Vaughn said the vessel had 17 crew members onboard at the time of arrest and was caught engaging in illegal siphoning of crude oil from one of the well heads at EBESAN oil field about 7 nautical miles off the coast of Awoye riverine community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.


He said the apprehension of the vessel was based on credible intelligence received by the Base on the illegal activities of crude oil thieves at the location which informed the swift deployment of FOB IGBOKODA personnel to enforce the arrest of the vessel and her crew.


The vessel, MT VINNALARIS 1 LAGOS, has a storage capacity of about 15,000 metric tonnes and as at the time of arrest had loaded about 500 Metric tonnes of crude oil.


The statement further added, “it is believed that Tantita Security Service TSS is involved in the illegalities because Awoye riverine area which is close to the place of arrest is covered by TSS.” Vaughan noted that it was upon the arrest of the vessel by the Nigerian Navy that TSS began to raise false alarm, which the Navy described as totally unfounded and mischievous.

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The National Judicial Commision has recommended the appointment of 11 Supreme Court Justices, one Justice of Court of Appeal, 6 Heads of Courts and 26 other Judicial Officers.


This was the consencus at the Councils 104 Meeting after considering the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee



According to a statement signed by the Director Of Information, Soji Oye, the council after much deliberations, recommended Justice Hannatu Sankey, Justice Chidiebere Uwa, Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, Justice Haruna Tsammani and

Justice Aseimo Adumein as Supreme court Justices.


Others are Justice Obande Ogbuinya, Justice Stephen Adah, Justice Habeeb Abiru, Justice Jamilu Tukur, Justice Abubakar Umar, and Justice Mohammed Idris.


The NJC also recommended Justice Mohammed Ramat as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.


Some heads of court nominated are Justice Joel Agya, as the Chief Judge Taraba State,

Justice Umar Abubakar, Chief Judge of Taraba State amongst others.


The Council has said that all recommended candidates to the Supreme Court Bench would be sworn-in after the approval of their recommendation by President Bola Tinubu and the subsequent confirmation of their appointment by the Senate.


NJC has also noted that the various Heads of Court recommended would also be sworn-in upon the approval of their appointment by their various State Governors and subsequent confirmation of same by their respective State Houses of Assembly.

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EFCC denies comments on 70 percent Nigerian Youths involvement in internet fraud



EFCC denies comments on 70 percent Nigerian Youths involvement in internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied comments by it’s Executive Chairman, Ola Olukoyede which labelled seventy percent of Nigerian Students as internet fraudsters.




While stating this in a Statement by the Head, Media and Publicity Dele Oyewale, the Commission says it is a misrepresentation of the concerns of the Chairman of the EFCC to the rising incidences of internet- related crimes involving Youths across the Country.




It explains that its Chairman had called for wider media enlightenment of youths as a counter- measure against the menace of internet fraud at a meeting with Representatives of the Civil Society Organizations, CSOs that paid him a visit in Abuja.




Olukoyede says that reports and intelligence available to him indicated that, unless the trajectory of youth involvement in internet fraud is addressed and reversed, the future of their leadership of Nigeria may be threatened and if it continues in the next ten years, seven out ten of the youths may be getting involved in cybercrimes.



The EFCC says that at no time did its Chairman mentioned that “seven out of ten” Nigerian students are criminals” as widely reported.




The Commission assures the public that its Chairman is doubly committed to the progress of Nigerian Youths and underscores his calls for collaborative interventions in offering them more productive and sustainable alternatives.



The Statement added that the concerns of the EFCC Chairman bothers on breaking the jinx of mass indulgence of youths in cybercrimes.

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