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Court halts EFCC, Police, DSS, CCT from probing Saraki

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Federal High Court seating in Abuja has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and three others to stop from proceeding with their renewed probe of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The Department of State Services (DSS), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) are also affected by the restraining orders.

Justice Taiwo gave the verdict on Tuesday following two ex-parte motions filed by Saraki with two fundamental rights enforcement applications, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/507/2019 and FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2019.

The orders, according to the judge, are to subsist pending the hearing and conclusion of the two fundamental rights suits by Saraki.

Earlier, Saraki’s lawyer, Sunday Onubi, arguing told the court that the respondents would cause irreparable damages to the applicant’s rights if not restrained before the substantive suits were heard.

Onubi prayed the court that, “for an order directing the respondents, by themselves, their servants, agents, privies or officers to stay all actions in connection with the subject matter of this suit, pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion on notice.”

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Aisha Buhari faults FG’s Social Investment Programme, says it has failed in the North

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The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has faulted the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government, saying the programme has failed to achieve its aim in Kano and most parts of Northern Nigeria.

Mrs Buhari mentioned this during an interactive session with women as part of the presidential inauguration ceremony at the State House in Abuja.

The wife of the President, who specifically mentioned the conditional cash transfer component, questioned the method used in executing the programme.

She also faulted the amount of money spent on the purchase of mosquito nets.

“They have spent $16 million buying mosquito nets. I did not get it, but maybe some people have gotten it. I didn’t get it. But I feel that, that’s my personal opinion, $16 million is enough to fumigate Nigeria,” she said.

Generally, Mrs Buhari did not agree with the method adopted for the programme.

She said, “I was expecting the social investment programme, N500 billion to be utilised in a different method; in order to achieve the aim. But I don’t know the method they used. Most of the Northern States did not get the money. I don’t know – my state didn’t get the money. I don’t know if your state got the money.”

Continuing with her criticism, Mrs Buhari explained that the programme worked well in some state and that for other states where it did not succeed, a different approach should have been used.

She added, “In my state, one local government benefitted from it, out of 22 local governments. I didn’t’ ask what happened and I don’t want to know.”

Although the wife of the President is concerned about the performance of the programme in her state, she suggested it was worse in Kano.
“For it to fail woefully in Kano is not a good sign,” she said.

 

 

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Bello Matawalle declared Governor of Zamfara

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bello Matawalle of the PDP as the new governor of Zamfara.

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmud Yakubu, said this at a press briefing in Abuja, saying that the PDP was the winner of all the state states, but one of the state constituencies was formed, with the NRM party Kabiru Hashim won the Maru presidency.

He said it was coming after the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday suspended all the APC presidential candidates.

According to the court’s ruling, the APC has failed to conduct a fairly decisive election, which has led to a decline in the votes cast by the party in 2019 in the state.

In a state governorship election, Bello Matawalle came in with 189,452 votes, which is now the second.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has ruled on Friday that the APC is not calling for a specialist, so the APC party is the winner of the state elections. done in March.

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INEC declares PDP winner of all elections in Zamfara

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Zamfara state governorship election.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.

He also said the party won in all elective positions in the state.

He said this followed the supreme court decision sacking all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general election.

The apex court had ruled the party did not hold a valid primary election and subsequently voided its votes.

Matawalle had scored 189,452 to emerge second in the governorship election.

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