A federal high court in Abuja, on Thursday, threw out the application of the Federal Government seeking to compel the presence of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Mohammed Dasuki in court throughout his trial.
THE scheduled re-arraignment of former Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF), Steven Oronsaye, and some others was stalled yesterday following the absence of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, before who a fresh charge was filed.
The crisis triggered by the demise of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 21 Kogi State governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu, may take some time to resolve. Some lawyers have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of trying to “smuggle” its flag bearer in the poll, Governor Idris Wada, into office through the back door, report Adebisi Onanuga, Joseph Jibueze and Robert Egbe.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday blamed the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami over his comment on the inconclusive governorship election in Kogi State.
Elder statesman, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, says President Muhammadu Buhari is pampering corrupt government officials in the immediate past government by recovering looted funds from them without prosecuting them.
President Buhari had, during his recent visit to Iran, said that many of those who stole public funds in the past government had started returning the funds. He, however, did not mention the names of the looters.
The running mate of the late Abubakar Audu, who was governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the November 21 poll in Kogi State, Mr. James Faleke, has opposed the proposed supplementary election by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state on December 5.
Audu died shortly after the commission declared the election inconclusive on Sunday.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday upheld the victories of the senator representing Ekiti South senatorial district, Mrs. Abiodun Olujimi, and her counterpart in Ekiti Central, Mrs. Fatimat Rasaki in the March 28 election.
Both were candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election.