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Trump’s tax case await Amy Coney Barrett in her first week at Supreme Court

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Trump's tax case await Amy Coney Barrett in her first week at Supreme Court

Trump’s tax case await Amy Coney Barrett in her first week at Supreme Court

Recall sometime last month, President Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barnett as his Supreme Court pick. Barnett is a favorite among Republicans due to her narrow interpretation of the Constitution, her strict conservative beliefs, and ardently pro-life opinions.

She was a frontrunner for the seat that ultimately went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh back in 2018. At the time, Trump said he was “saving Barrett for Ginsburg.”

Now, Amy Coney Barrett is preparing to join the Supreme Court as the justices are ready to take action on a number of important petitions before them, including Trump’s Tax case.

Barrett will solidify a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court and will be able to participate in the court’s action on the petitions, potentially giving Republican litigants an additional ally as the justices review the various requests.
According to Washington CNN, The justices are primed to decide soon whether a New York prosecutor will get access to Trump’s financial documents from January 2011 to August 2019, including his tax returns.
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Last July, the Supreme Court, voting 7-2, rejected the President’s broad claims of immunity from a state criminal subpoena seeking his tax returns and said that as president he was not entitled to any kind of heightened standard unavailable to ordinary citizens.
The justices sent the case back to the lower court so that the President could make more targeted objections regarding the scope of the subpoena.
Trump’s lawyers told the lower courts that the subpoena was overbroad and issued in bad faith, but the courts once again rejected those arguments.
An appellate court ruled earlier this month that “there is nothing to suggest that these are anything but run-of-the-mill documents typically relevant to a grand jury investigation into possible financial or corporate misconduct.”
Trump’s personal lawyers then took the case back to the Supreme Court, urging the justices to put the lower court ruling on hold while the justices considered whether to take up the appeal.
If the justices deny the request, the subpoena can go forward although the documents will be shielded from public release because of grand jury secrecy rules.

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Nasarawa State APC Chairman, Philip Shekwo Kidnapped and Murdered

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The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Philip Tatari Shekwo, who was kidnapped last night has been murdered.

Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the death of the APC chairman to reporters on Sunday in Lafia. According to him, the body of Shekwo was found in an area near his house in Lafia on Sunday and corpse has been evacuated to the Dalhatu Araf specialist Hospital.

His body was found dumped few meters away from his private residence at Anguwar Bukan -Sidi in Lafia metropolis on Sunday morning.

Gistflash was gathered that the gunmen armed with sophisticated weapons invaded the chairman’s residence around 11: pm on Saturday, November 21.

They opened fire at the gate, forcing a policeman guarding the house to take cover and then went straight into Shekwolo’s bedroom and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

The spokesman of the Nasarawa State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the abduction to newsmen, said policemen were immediately deployed to the scene, adding that the police engaged the gunmen in a shoot out but they managed to escape with the victim.

No suspect has yet been arrested over the kidnapping or murder.

 

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2023 presidential election: “It is time for Igbo to produce president” — Rochas Okorocha

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Rochas Okorocha hints on contesting in 2023 presidential election

 

Former Governor of Imo state and senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha has hinted on contesting in the 2023 presidential election.

The former Governor who spoke as he received a group called Igbos for Rochas 2023 President, led by Jeff Nwaoha from the five states of the Southeast zone, stated that it is time for the Igbos to produce the next president of Nigeria.

 

Okorocha noted that all regions have produced a president asides the South-East. He said;

“I am happy because you find me worthy. I am happy because you have made huge sacrifices driving through the long distance to meet with me on Nigeria’s presidency. I have read in between lines of your submission. That you want a Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction and you have found me worthy for this position. I feel honoured and I am happy.

“Let me salute you in the manner which you have conducted yourself in a more peaceful approach and this is commendable.

“It is true that Igbo are highly misunderstood but allow me to say that Igbo are the most peaceful Nigerians and wherever you find them they are building bridges of peace and economic development. The Igbos are the only people that have invested more outside than what they had invested in their own land.

“Igbo people alone cannot make the president of Nigeria. We need the support of other regions of this country to produce the president of Nigeria. We need the Hausa, Yoruba and other regions to be able to produce the presidency.

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“For me, I have run for this office of the presidency using different political parties and up to three times now, I have run for the office of the presidency under the ANPP, and the second time under PDP, the third time in APC, and now If I must run it is for the unity of Nigeria. If I must run, it must be for the empowerment of the youths of Nigeria, and if I must run for the presidency, it will be to make this nation compete with other greater nations of the world economically.

“The North has produced a president, the West has produced the president and the South-south has also produced a president of this country and we have seen all they have done. It is time for Igbo to produce a president and let us see how the Igbo will change this country.”

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Ebonyi State House of Assembly suspends lawmaker over alleged misconduct

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Ebonyi Assembly suspends lawmaker over alleged misconduct

 

The lawmaker representing Ebonyi North West Constituency Hon. Victor Aleke was suspended on Friday November 13th  by the Ebonyi state house of assembly over an alleged misconduct.

Aleke was suspended after House leader, Victor Chukwu moved a motion of urgent public importance which was seconded by the member representing Ohaukwu North, Chinedu Awoh.

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Chukwu also moved a motion for the suspension of the executive chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Mr Clement Odah following the findings of the Ad-hoc Committee set up by the House to investigate the financial activities of Ohaukwu council.

While the suspension of Aleke was upheld, Speaker of the House Francis Nwifuru stepped down the suspension of Odah.

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