Connect with us

News

Edo APC Primaries Impasse: Court Orders Parties To Maintain Status Quo

Published

on

The Federal High Court sitting in Benin, presided over by Mohammed Umar Garba, yesterday, said his ruling on the 8th of June that no action on the party primaries subsists pending on the outcome of the court of Appeal.

The judge, having listened to both parties in the arguments, said the decision earlier reached by the court remains standing pending on the outcome of the court of Appeal.

Advertisement

“Having listened to both parties in this matter, I hereby ordered that the case be transmitted to the court of Appeal and the ruling earlier made subsists.

READ ALSO: Edo Guber: Edo Is PDP State, Adamawa State Gov Boasts

“The case has been adjourned to on Wednesday 17th, 2020 for hearings to know what the court of Appeal has to say”, the judge said.

Advertisement

Barr. H. O. Ogbodu counsel to the 1st defendant had briefed the court that he was not satisfied with what transpired at the court on the 8th of June and had approached the Appeal Court and the suit no CA/B/128/2020 has been slated to be held on the 16 June, 2020.

On his arguments, Counsel to the 2nd defendant, Barr. Roland Otaru said the Court lacks the jurisdiction to have given the order of stale of executions on the 8th of June and thus decided to appeal on the matter.

READ ALSO: Edo Guber: Drama As Journalists Barred From Covering Court Case Challenging Ize-Iyamu APC Membership

Advertisement

He said the issue of jurisdiction is like a “traffic light” that should be obeyed and that going ahead with the case will amount to judicial recklessness.

He prayed the court to hands off on the matter as it has already been appealed at the higher court and that if the higher court decided otherwise, they have no option than to come back to the same court.

Also for Ken Mozia, Counsel to the plantiff, he argued that he has not been served with the various papers and that the subject matter being argued has not been ruled upon by the court therefore, there is no case of issues of jurisdiction or not coming.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: More Trouble In Edo APC As Council Vice Chair Resigns

He argued that time is of the essence and that the court should be given the time to do its job rather than flooding the court with various papers from the court of Appeal.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Comments

News

Abducted Ondo Monarch Regains Freedom

Published

on

By

The monarch of Oso Ajowa Akoko in in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh, who was kidnapped, has regained freedom.

The traditional ruler, who was abducted in his palace, was set free by the bandits after he had spent seven days in their den.

Advertisement

According to a family source, the monarch was freed on Wednesday evening and he had been taken to the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

READ ALSO: Gunmen Kidnap Ondo Monarch, Police Launch Probe

Kabiyesi regained freedom yesterday (Wednesday) evening but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the source stated.

Advertisement

Details later…

Advertisement

Continue Reading

News

Withdrawal Limits: Senate Raises Concerns, To Debate New CBN

Published

on

By

A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Advertisement

The Senate has raised concerns about the latest Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on cash withdrawals.

Senate Minority Leader Phillip Aduda in a point of order during plenary on Wednesday called the attention of his colleagues to the new policy and demanded for caution as it will affect many Nigerians, especially small business owners.

In his response, Senate President Ahmad Lawan cautions the CBN not to approach the policy by jumping into it at once as many Nigerians will be affected.

Advertisement

He further noted that there is a need to engage the CBN in discussions to get more details of the policy and he directs the committee on banking to discuss this matter during the screening of the CBN Deputy Governors expected to hold before next week.

The Senate has set next Tuesday to debate the new CBN policy.

Under the new withdrawal policy, the CBN restricted the maximum cash withdrawal over the counter (OTC) by individuals and corporate organisations per week to N100,000 and N500,000 respectively.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: CBN’s New Policy Will Lead To More Job Losses, Disorganize Businesses – University Don

The CBN stated, however, that withdrawals above the thresholds would attract processing fees of 5 per cent and 10 per cent respectively for individuals and corporate entities going forward.

In addition, third-party cheques above N50,000 shall not be eligible for OTC payment while extant limits of N10 million on clearing cheques still remain.

Advertisement

The new withdrawal regime further pegged the maximum cash withdrawal per week via Automated teller Machine (ATM) at N100,000 subject to a maximum of N20,000 cash withdrawal per day.

 

Advertisement

Continue Reading

News

IGP Launches Portal To Report Stolen Vehicles

Published

on

By

As precautionary measures to tackle vehicle theft, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has launched a platform for Nigerians to report cases of stolen vehicles.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the digitalized platform – Central Motor Registry (CMR) – successfully completed and commissioned by the IGP is situated at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Advertisement

He said the platform launch followed the “IGP’s quest to ensure a digital environment for policing the country for robust and more proactive measures in crime prevention, investigation, and prosecution.”

“The newly digitalized Central Motor Registry Command Centre will make it possible for members of the public to report vehicles stolen from as far back as 1st January, 2018, and yet-to-be-recovered to input the vehicle details on the online platform to serve as a reliable data point for the possible recovery of the vehicle,” he stated.

“The platform will also process motor vehicle information to support police operations and efforts toward enhancing national security.”

Advertisement

READ ALSO: APC, PDP, LP Chieftains In Heated Debate Over Nigeria’s Economic Woes

With the CMR having two Command Centres in Abuja and Lagos, Adejobi said 37 Information Centres are located across the Country and in the Federal Capital Territory, with 200 e-Enforcement Operational Patrol Vehicles with automatic number plate recognition on each vehicle as part of the first batch.

He also asked Nigerians and other residents in the country to take advantage of the platform at https://reportcmr.npf.gov.ng to upload their vehicle information on the website with effect from today 7th December, 2022, as a security step for preventing it from being stolen and re-registered.

Advertisement

Continue Reading

Trending