New Dates For Suspended Election Reruns
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will fix the date for suspended rerun elections in Rivers, Imo, Kogi and Kano states this week. Re-run elections were ordered by the court in Rivers, Kogi, Kano and Imo states were cancelled or suspended by the commission following alleged widespread electoral misconduct and violence which marred the exercise. The commission has begun consultations with critical stakeholders, including leaders of political parties and security agencies on the date for the rerun.
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Governor Ikpeazu Sacked
The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday ordered Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to vacate the elected office following allegations of tax evasion leveled against him. The court also ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission issue a Certificate of Return to Ikpeazu’s runner up in the PDP primaries – Samson Ogah. Governor Ikpeazu has however denied the charges and has filed an appeal against the ruling.
Senate Leaders Embroiled In Forgery Case
Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and two others appeared before the Federal High Court to face charges of forging the Senate’s Standing Rules. After pleading not guilty to the charges leveled against them, the case was adjourned till July 11, 2016.
Universities to Refund Post-UTME Fees
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has directed tertiary institutions to refund post UTME fees already received from admission-seeking candidates. This directive follows the Federal Government’s decision to scrap the second-level examination due to abuse by tertiary institutions.
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810 Days Without Our Chibok Girls
Baring her mind following the Abuja BBOG sit out on Friday, EiE’s Executive Director and BBOG champion – ‘Yemi Adamolekun queried the activities of the government as regards finding the missing Chibok girls and the welfare of IDPs in their camps.
“The failure of the GEJ’s administration on dealing with #ChibokGirls & citizens' demands in general is repeating itself in Buhari's administration”, she said.
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