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Lagos withdraws application seeking to appeal judgment on Al Mustapha


The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Friday struck out an application filed by the Lagos State Government, seeking leave to appeal the court’s judgment that acquitted Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan. Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Gen. Sani Abacha and Shofolahan, a former aide to late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, were sentenced […]

Capital market indices post marginal losses


The market indices of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday dipped further by 0.02 per cent. The All-Share Index lost 7.8 points or 0.02 per cent to close lower at 38,920.85 compared with 39,928.65 posted on Thursday. The market capitalisation, which opened at N12.451 trillion, lost N3 billion or 0.02 per cent to close […]

Anambra supplementary poll: INEC assures Nigerians of free, fair poll


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that Saturday’s Anambra supplementary election will be free and fair. The commission’s spokesperson, Mr Kayode Idowu, said this on Friday in Abuja. “INEC is prepared for the Anambra supplementary election. We have identified the challenges with the Nov. 16 governorship election and we are expecting a […]

Anambra Poll: Rights Group warns media on misleading reports

Anambra election

…By Kene Madukife… The Executive Director of Media Ethics and Rights Initiative, an Onitsha based media critic and responsible journalism advocacy group, Prince Ezekiel Amanambu, has warned media practitioners especially those covering the gubernatorial elections in Anambra State, to avoid getting caught as willing tools in the hands of enemies of democracy who are bent […]

Oyinlola has no moral ground to claim PDP – Scribe


The National Secretary of PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo, said Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola had lost moral ground and political legitimacy to lay claim to the party. The remark is contained in a statement issued by Mr Abiodun Ojo, his Special Assistant on Special Duties in Abuja on Friday. In the statement, he also said Oyinlola, former […]