Appeal Court overturns nullification of Diri’s election as Bayelsa Governor

A five-man panel of the Appellate Court has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Douye Diri as governor of Bayelsa State. The court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. In a unanimous judgment, the five-man panel of the court said theContinue reading “Appeal Court overturns nullification of Diri’s election as Bayelsa Governor”

JUST IN: Tribunal Nullifies Diri’s Election As Bayelsa Governor

The Bayelsa state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election that returned Duoye Diri as governor of Bayelsa state. The Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) had in its petition asked the tribunal to cancel the election because it was excluded from the November 16, 2019, poll. In a majority judgment delivered byContinue reading “JUST IN: Tribunal Nullifies Diri’s Election As Bayelsa Governor”

CBN Documents Show NDDC Spent N82b on Condolences in Five Months

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday, interrogated officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation over an alleged N82.5bn spent by the NNDC between January and May 2020.The committee’s chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (APC, Ondo), said the documents submittedContinue reading “CBN Documents Show NDDC Spent N82b on Condolences in Five Months”

APEX COURT VOIDS BAYELSA GOVERNOR-ELECT’S ELECTION 24 HOURS TO INAUGURATION

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued toContinue reading “APEX COURT VOIDS BAYELSA GOVERNOR-ELECT’S ELECTION 24 HOURS TO INAUGURATION”

NEWS IN A FLASH – INEC officials abducted in Yenagoa, another 3 missing in Sagbama LG

Officials of INEC on election duty have been abducted in Bumodi-Bgbene community in Ekpetiama clan of Yenagoa Local Government Area. According to an eye witness, the officials were rounded up by some irate youths suspected to be thugs and taken to a building within where they were locked up and held incommunicado. In Angiama communityContinue reading “NEWS IN A FLASH – INEC officials abducted in Yenagoa, another 3 missing in Sagbama LG”

APC CLEARED FOR TOMORROW’S ELECTION – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will participate in the governorship election in Bayelsa State slated for Saturday. INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye, confirmed the party’s participation on Friday. A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa had ruled on Thursday that the APC governorship primaries in Bayelsa heldContinue reading “APC CLEARED FOR TOMORROW’S ELECTION – INEC”

Smart Card Readers Mandatory For Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the use of smart card readers are mandatory for the November governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. The INEC boss said this at a stakeholders meeting which was held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa on Thursday. stakeholders meeting in Yenagoa on Thursday . ”TheContinue reading “Smart Card Readers Mandatory For Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections”

NDDC To Pay Over 3tn To Ghost Contractors – Director

The Interim Executive Director of Project, Niger Delta Development Commission, Cairo Ojougboh, has alleged that the commission owes ghost contractors three trillion naira. He further claimed that a senator whom he did not name was behind 300 contract jobs with the commission. He said, among the said jobs120 had been paid for but work hadContinue reading “NDDC To Pay Over 3tn To Ghost Contractors – Director”