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Tribunal sacks Ondo APC lawmaker, Akinsuroju, orders rerun



The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure has nullified the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing the Ileoluji/Okeigbo constituency, Nelson Akinsuroju.

The tribunal led by Justice Rose Soji, ordered a rerun election in six out of the 27 polling units being challenged by the petitioner and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Babatunde Fadare, out of the 191 polling units.

The tribunal while delivering its judgement declared that the March 18th, 2023 Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Constituency election, was inconclusive while delivering judgement, ordered a rerun in six affected polling units in the Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo local government area of the state.

Counsel to Akinsuroju, Remi Olatubora, while reacting to the verdict, said the judgement was one-sided as it is based on the morality of the case and not the competence of the results.

Olatubora who was represented by Barrister Olumide Ogidan, said “the judgement shall be studied and shall be appealed within the stipulated time frame, as stated in the Electoral Act of 2022”

The sacked lawmaker, Akinsuroju, has however, called for calm and enjoined the people of Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo State Constituency to be hopeful as the judgment shall be appealed through his legal team.

He said the people’s mandate would be protected to ensure that they continue to enjoy the dividends of their democracy which they have been enjoying for over four months.

Akinsuroju was announced the winner by INEC, after polling a total number of 10,207 votes, to beat the PDP candidate who polled 9,287 votes.

Fadare however, petitioned the tribunal, challenging the outcome of the election on the grounds that the election results was not valid over failure to comply with electoral laws, saying Akinsuroju was not duly elected for not getting the highest lawfully votes cast.

He also urged the court to declare the election inconclusive and order INEC to conduct supplementary elections in the 6 affected units where elections were disrupted.

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Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over trial



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– Nnamdi Kanu seeks negotiation with FG over ongoing trial
– Kanu’s lawyer moves two applications before the Federal High Court
– FG’s counsel says defendant should approach Attorney General for negotiation

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has expressed willingness to negotiate with the Federal Government over his ongoing trial.

Through his counsel, Alloy Ejimakor, Kanu informed the Federal High Court in Abuja of his intention to seek negotiation under Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act.

Ejimakor had earlier moved two applications before the court, including one objecting to the jurisdiction of the court. If the applications are denied, Kanu’s lawyer plans to invoke Section 17, which promotes reconciliation and amicable settlement among parties.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government’s counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, stated that the defendant should approach the Attorney General of the Federation for negotiation.

Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, clarified that the court’s role is to hear cases, not to solicit negotiations. Kanu has been in DSS custody since June 2021, facing terrorism-related charges levelled against him by the government.

His lawyer’s latest move may signal a potential shift in the case’s trajectory.

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30,000 Students to Benefit from FG’s Interest-Free Loan Scheme



– Over 30,000 students selected for federal government’s student loan scheme
– Scheme aims to support underprivileged students in pursuing higher education
– Loan is interest-free and does not require a “godfather”

The federal government’s student loan scheme has selected over 30,000 students to benefit from the initiative.

This was announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio during a visit to the Nigeria Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja.

Akpabio praised the student loan bill, signed into law by President Bola Tinubu, for enabling vulnerable Nigerian students to access higher education without financial burdens.

He expressed his personal admiration for the bill, stating it is one of the most important bills passed by the 10th National Assembly.

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has assured the public that every eligible Nigerian student will benefit from the interest-free loan program.

Thee application process will be open, fair, and transparent, without requiring a “godfather,” according to Dr. Fred Femi Akinfala, NELFUND’s Executive Director of Finance and Administration.

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