INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Committee on Information
and Voter Education, Adedeji Soyebi, said in a statement on Thursday
that while the commission would obey the court order, it would make
efforts to ensure an immediate vacation of the order.
that there was a constitutional provision that set a 90-day period for
the order from the date of its presentation for the exercise to be
the attention of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter
Onnoghen, to the order because of its effect on the performance of the
commission’s duty conduct the ongoing recall exercise on Melaye.
Independent National Electoral Commission held its regular weekly
meeting today and considered the order given by the Federal High Court,
Abuja dated 6th July 2017 directing the “parties to maintain the status
quo till the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice,” in
respect of the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye, seeking orders of
injunction against the Commission, to stop it from acting on the
petition by the registered voters of Kogi West Senatorial district.
a responsible, law-abiding institution, INEC will comply with the
order. However, the Commission has also decided to take immediate steps
to vacate the court order and for the matter to be heard and determined
“Whereas, the court adjourned hearing of the Motion
on Notice to 29th September 2017, it should be noted that Section 69 of
the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended)
sets a limit of 90 days from the date of the presentation of the
petition (21st June 2017) for the exercise to be completed.
Commission further decided to draw the attention of the Chief Justice of
Nigeria to the order in view of its effect on the performance of the
Commission’s constitutional duty to conduct the referendum for the
recall in Kogi West Senatorial district.”
How Baale of Shangisha faked kidnap – Police
immediate suspension of the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Chief Yusuf
Ogundare for faking his kidnap which allegedly took place on July 5
along Center for Management Development (CMD) Road in Ikosi-Isheri Local
Council Development Area (LCDA) of the State.
Lagos State Police Command paraded him alongside his younger brother,
Mohammed Adams for conspiring to fake the alleged kidnap.
Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni said the Command on July 5 received the report
of Ogundare’s alleged kidnap, and immediately swung into action in
collaboration with other security agencies especially the Department of
State Service (DSS).
by men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Alausa area of the State on
July 11 after he was dropped in a suspicious manner by a car which sped
July 11 at about 10pm, a team of RRS patrol officers working around
Alausa had sighted a vehicle drop a male adult in a suspicious manner
close by Shoprite along the Secretariat road. The speed with which that
car drove off attracted them to that spot and fortunately before they
got to the spot, the car had taken off and a quick inquiry revealed that
it was the Baale that was allegedly kidnapped.
dummy that the kidnappers dropped him off but unknowingly to him, it had
been found out that on the 5th of July, the day he was allegedly
kidnapped in Lagos, investigation had revealed that he was driving
around in Ibadan around Ashi; he went to Ilorin, he went to Iwo, he was
just on a frolic.
gotten to security services that his younger brother and his wife were
being questioned and were actually in custody because of some
discrepancies that were noticed in the interaction they had with
security agencies, and in furtherance of the synergy existing between
the Police and DSS, we jointly compared notes and our findings were such
that the act of the chief was despicable and amounted to crying wolf
where there is none,” Owoseni said.
he was with the Baale at CMD Hotel when some people who claimed they
wanted to buy land whisked them away and later dropped him, but
investigation revealed that he (Adams) was not at any time in the hotel
with the Baale but was only at the restaurant of the hotel, and after
some minutes, he left, and the wife of the Baale actually drove the
Venza car allegedly used to abduct the supposed victim into the hotel.
indisputable facts, they had no choice than to confess faking the
went to the community and called the town crier to order the whole
community to close shops and markets should not open, an action aimed at
inciting members of the community against the State Government.
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FG approves equal salaries for HND, degree holders
University degrees and Higher National Diploma in all the Para-military
has directed that all officers with HND should be upgraded to COMPASS
08, which is the salary grade level for holders of degree certificates
at entry point.
Abdulrahman Dambazau, approved the regularization of the salaries on
Tuesday in Abuja, according to a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja
by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.
upgraded to COMPASS 08, which is the salary grade level for holders of
degree certificates at entry point.
of Senior Inspector, the degree holders are with the rank of Assistant