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APC sues INEC over Dino Melaye's recall and other major headlines you missed today...

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Abducted Lagos Pupils Are Fine, Says CP 
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has said the six abducted pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, are fine.

Owoseni, who spoke at a press briefing yesterday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, added that the police were committed to reuniting the children with their parents.

The pupils – Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf – had spent 55 days (as of Tuesday) in captivity. Owoseni commended the parents for their patience on the incident.

Owoseni said, “I want to tell you that the children are fine. We will continue to intensify efforts with a view to ensuring that the children are reunited with their parents.


“I want us to continue with the understanding that the main objective of all of us is to successfully reunite these children with their parents. With your support and prayers, the children will be reunited with their parents.”

The CP also said the police and sister security agencies were fully prepared to ensure that the Saturday, July 22 council election in the state was peaceful, free and fair.

APC sues INEC over Dino Melaye's recall
 The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, challenging the commissions’ planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, without affording him fair hearing.

Other plaintiffs in the case are Alhaji Haddy Ametuo, Shaibu Osune, S.T. Adejo, Yahaya Ismail, Isah Daniel, Chief Gbenga Asagun, Ahovi Ibrahim, Ghali Usman, Isa Abubakar, I.Molemodile, Abubakar Adamu and Daniel Sekpe, chairman and principal officers of APC in Kogi State.

The plaintiffs are praying the court to determine: “Whether upon a proper interpretation of the provisions of Sections 65 (2) (b), 68 (1) (g) and 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the first plaintiff’s sponsored member, Senator Melaye, to the Senate is not entitled to a fair hearing before the process of his recall as contemplated by the provisions of the aforesaid section 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) is initiated or commenced.


“Whether by the provisions of Sections 68 and 69 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), Senator Melaye, the plaintiffs party’s sponsored member to the Senate can be validly recalled from the Senate upon an invalid petition presented to the chairman of INEC.

“Whether the process of recall of Senator Melaye by a sponsored member of the plaintiffs party as envisaged by the provisions of section 69 of the 1999 constitution (as amended) can be valid and proper based upon a petition purportedly signed by fictitious persons, dead persons, persons who are not members of Kogi West senatorial district or constituency and with the same and similar hand writing belonging to a few persons.

“Whether in the face of a shortfall or less the number of the registered and qualified voters who allegedly signed the petition in contrast to the provisions of the section 69 (a) of the constitution, the process of recall of Senator Melaye can validly and properly be commenced under the provisions of section 69 of the 1999 constitution (as amended).”

They are consequently asking the court to declare that the petition presented to the Chairman of INEC for the recall of Senator Melaye, the plaintiffs sponsored member of the Senate is illegal, unlawful, wrongful, unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect whatsoever.

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Davido's Dad Secures Release Of 200 Inmates, Donate Mattresses, Pillows 
 The Chairman, Springtime Development Foundation, Dr. Deji Adeleke, has secured the release of about 200 inmates of the Ilesa Prison in Osun State.

The Vice-Chairman of the foundation, Mr. Banji Adesuyi, said this at the Ilesa Prison on Tuesday when the group was donating 700 mattresses and the same number of pillows to the inmates.

Adesuyi said Adeleke became aware that inmates of the prison were sleeping on the bare floor when he went to pay a visit to an embattled chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Diekola Oyedele, who was detained at the prison.

He explained that the foundation paid for the release of inmates, who were incarcerated because they could not pay fines as low as N5,000, stressing that the foundation did not secure the release of any inmate convicted because of crime.


Adesuyi said Adeleke was not prompted  to secure the release of the inmates because of political reason but purely on humanitarian ground.

2 comments:

omolara ajike said...

Thanks for sharing

Sweetheart said...

Nice one Mr Adeleke.

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