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Ihedioha vs Uzodinma: Supreme Court grants PDP’s request in first hearing

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are praying the supreme court to reverse its judgment on January 14 which sacked Ihedioha and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma.

The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Emeka Ihedioha’s application to review its earlier decision on the Imo State governorship election till March 2, 2020.

Ihedioha’s lead lawyer, Kanu Agabi, at the mention of the case on Today, sought time to enable parties to file the necessary papers, a request other lawyers in the case did not object to.

In a brief ruling, a 7-man panel of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, granted the request for an adjournment and adjourned till March 2, 2020.

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I am not a civil servant, says new NANS President

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Comrade Asefon Sunday NANS President

I am not a civil servant, says new NANS President KP

Comrade Asefon Sunday, the newly elected President of the National Association of Nigeria Student (NANS) had debunked rumors trending on Social media that he was a civil servant, aged 45 years.

Sunday made the clarification in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

According to Sunday, he was born on June 12, 1984 and was never under any government or organisation employment

He also denied that life was lost during the just concluded NANS election.

He explained that despite effort by some cult group to invade the venue of the election to cause crisis, the combine effort of the Department of State Security Service DSS and the Nigeria Police Force were able to ensure that the election went smoothly till the end.

Sunday pledged to return the NANS back to its original place of pride as a campus based Students organization with a promise to effect a radical change in the public perception of the organization.

“We will work assiduously towards achieving the objectives of the founding fathers of the association, which is to ensure that the aspirations of Nigerian students are achieved and their interests protected Asefon Said

Sunday also assured the Nigeria students of a robust and engaging NANS with all stakeholders for the benefit of students and educational development under his leadership.

NAN reports that Sunday is a Post Graduate student of Public Sector Governance and Administration from Ekiti State University.

He was declared winner at the end of the NANS Convention held today at area 10 parade ground Abuja After scoring a total of 155 votes against his closest rival Mr Ladoja who scored 100 votes.

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“Not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.” – UN Reveals

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United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

A statement by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon on Sunday while describing the attack as horrifying, said not less than 110 people were killed with many other persons injured in one the deadliest attack by the terrorist group, who have laid siege on the Northeast for over a decade.

Kallon said: “I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians carried out by non-state armed groups in villages near Borno State capital Maiduguri.

“At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack.”

He disclosed that: “In early afternoon of 28 November, armed men on motorcycles led a brutal attack on civilian men and women who were harvesting their fields in Koshobe and other rural communities in Jere Local Government Area. Reports we are receiving are indicating these innocent farmers were the victims of this callous violence.”

Kallon, while condoling with the government and people of Nigeria, said: “I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the civilians who lost their lives in this atrocious attack. I also wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded in the incident.”

Kallon also lamented that several women may have been kidnapped in the attack.

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He said: “We have also received reports that several women may have been kidnapped. I call for their immediate release and return to safety.”

He added that: “My thoughts are also with the rural communities in the area, who are shocked by the brutality of yesterday’s (Saturday’s) attack and fear for their safety.”

He said: “The entire UN system and the humanitarian community working to provide life-saving and development assistance to the most vulnerable in Borno State is outraged by the incident. Such direct attacks against innocent civilians jeopardize the ability for the most vulnerable people to survive the adversity they are facing, and which we are striving to alleviate.”

He said: “The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year. I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice.”

He lamented that: “It is unfortunately one of too many such attacks targeting farmers, fishermen and families who are trying to recover some livelihood opportunity after over a decade of conflict.”

He said: “I strongly condemn this attack and any act of violence against innocent civilians and I firmly urge all actors on the ground to respect international laws and humanity.”

The statement said: “Rural communities in Borno State are facing untold hardships. Helping them to farm land and rebuild livelihoods are amongst our priorities and the only way to avoid the looming food crisis in Borno State. They and all other civilians need to be protected and spared from any kind of violence.”

It noted that: “Innocent women, children and men desperately need food and other support and assistance, particularly at a time when we are recording some of the highest levels of food insecurity in Borno State. We owe to do our utmost to help them survive these difficult times.”

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“Don’t let this industry lifestyle deceive you” – Kiddwaya advises celebrities

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“Don’t let this industry lifestyle deceive you” – Kiddwaya advises celebrities

Former big brother Naija housemate, Kiddwaya, has advised his celebrity friends.

The Benue born reality star and billionaire Terry Waya’s son, took to his Twitter account to urge fellow celebrities not to allow the industry lifestyle deceive them.

According to him, they need to start saving money now as price of things are goin up.

Advice to all my celebrity friends. Start saving your money now. Don’t let this industry lifestyle deceive you. Basket of tatashe going up.” he wrote.

Kiddwaya was a housemate of the 2020 Lockdown edition of the BBNaija reality show, who was evicted one week to the show’s finale.

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