No casualty as commercial bus burns on 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos
President Buhari had a closed door meeting with senate President Bukola Saraki, at the state house today November 4th.
Kidnapped Ekiti INEC secretary regains freedom
The Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ekiti State, Mr. Muslim Omoleke, who was kidnapped the some gunmen at around Iwaraja, Osun State on Thursday, has been released.
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State , Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said this while speaking with our correspondent in Osogbo on the telephone on Friday evening.
His release came barely 24 hours after he was abducted and whisked away to an unknown destination,
The CP said, “I am happy to let you know that the gentleman has been freed and united with his family.”
The CP did not give detailed information about how Omoleke was freed, but said the command would soon issue a statement on the incident.
Omoleke was reportedly abducted at around Iwaraja in Osun State on Thursday while traveling to Osun State from Akure, the Ondo State capital .
The INEC boss was said to be traveling in his official car with his daughter and driver when the gunmen stopped them and took him away.
The driver and the daughter were later dropped, but their phones were reportedly taken away by the gunmen.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie to the Supreme Court bench.
Acting Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
The appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation of the two candidates to the President.
According to Oye, the two Justices who were formerly of the Court of Appeal will be sworn in on Monday by the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who retires on November 10.
The appointment will bring the number of the justices of the apex court to 15 by the time the CJN retires on Thursday.
The statement read in part, “The two honourable justices will be sworn-in by the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, GCON, on Monday 7th November, 2016 at 2.00 pm in the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”
Woman accuses the Nigerian Army of abducting her only child
Frank’s suspension followed the recommendation of a five-man disciplinary committee.
The committee was set up by the party`s National Executive Committee to investigate petition against Frank by a member of the party.
The committee also recommended to the party`s NEC that Frank should be expelled from the party.
The Zonal Vice Chairman (South South) of the party, Mr. Hilliard Eta, while adopting the committee’s report, told journalists that Frank was suspended in line with article 1 (d) and (f) of the party`s constitution.
He said, “In furtherance of satisfying the provisions of the constitution of the APC, I had to call for this emergency meeting of the zone.
“After very exhausting deliberation, the zone has arrived at the confirmation of the disciplinary committee’s report that Mr Timi Frank be suspended from the party forthwith.
“This is in line with article 1 (d) and (f), having been accepted by this house, he hereby stands suspended by this party.’’
Eta said the zonal committee would recommend to the party`s NEC that Frank should be expelled from the party in line with Article 21 D H (2 and 3) of its constitution.
He said that the committee was not hasty in suspending Frank as being claimed in some quarters.
According to him, the party’s constitution stipulates that petitions should be swiftly treated.
Asked if the party would reverse its decision should Frank apologise, Eta said that would only be considered if it was provided for in the party’s constitution.
He said that contrary to Frank’s claim that the party`s zonal executive committee lacked the constitutional power to prosecute him, the committee is backed by the party`s constitution to take such action.
“Timi Frank is a member of the NEC, a member of the ZEC and a member of Local Executive Committee and State Executive Committee and World Executive Committee.
“Any of these executive committees can look into petitions against any party member including myself.
“Our constitution is radically different from the constitutions of other parties that have preceded us.
“A lot of Nigerians assume that all political parties have the same constitution, ours is not the same as operated by others,’’ he said.