Day: June 11, 2019

At Last, INEC finally issues Okorocha certificate of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, a certificate of return for winning the February 23 senatorial election in Imo West. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES in a phone interview Tuesday evening. The presentation came barely hours after the ninth National Assembly was inaugurated. Without a certificate of return, Mr Okorocha could not take part in the inauguration or voting of the new leadership of the Senate. Mr Okorocha was declared the winner of the February 23 senatorial election of...

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Concerned Imo West Youths Vent Displeasure as INEC obeys Court over Certificate of Return

The news of INEC issuing the former Imo state governor his certificate of return this evening has raised different vibes in the public sphere. One that stood out was that of the concerned Imo west youths, that is trailing the social media at news time. Details of the statement as seen on social media “INEC has issued certificate of return to the former Imo Governor acting inline with the Court Order from Okon Abang. Hon. Jones Onyereri will continue to pursue his case legally. The precedent however is that soon, people will no longer work hard to win elections....

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NPO settles the raging feud between NBC and DAAR

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor Nigeria Press organization claims to have settled the rift between the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] and Daar Communications Plc, the parent company of the Africa Independent Television and Raypower. The NPO President, Nduka Obaigbena, said that both parties had agreed to end the feud and move forward. Daar Communications will apparently withdraw the case, they filed against the NBC in court while NBC would also rescind the suspension of AIT and Raypower 100.5FM. The statement read in part, “The NBC will immediately lift the suspension of the broadcast license of DAAR Communications Plc. The other party will withdraw its case in court, against the NBC and all parties will take necessary steps to work together to build confidence in the public interest.” According to the statement, AIT also pledged to improve its reportage to ensure fairness and balance. Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of Daar Communications, also promised to ensure quick payments of all dues to NBC. It added, “DAAR Communications Plc. will work out a new realistic payment plan with the NBC and ensure prompt payments in accordance with the new plan. “DAAR Communications Plc. will appoint an Ombudsman to ensure balance in its news coverage especially political commentary; it will also take full editorial responsibility for the use of content sourced from social media outlets.” The NBC cited lack of editorial balance by...

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Money Laundering: Court orders EFCC to Re-arraign Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, will appear before Federal High Court in Lagos on June 28, for his re-arraignment in N6.9billion money laundering case preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes. The former governor was arraigned on October 22 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatotegun, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts bordering on fraud and money laundering offences. READ ALSO: N6.9 BILLION FRAUD: COURT TO RESUME TRIAL OF FAYOSE FEB. 7 He had pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail on October 24, 2018, in the sum of N50 million with...

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