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BREAKING: Uche Nwosu Withdraws Appeal Against Ihedioha’s Election

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The Action Alliance’s governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, on Tuesday, withdrew the appeal he filed against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.

Nwosu is a son-in-law to the immediate-past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who was elected to the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general election in the state.

On Tuesday, Nwosu’s lawyer, Mr. Solomon Umoh (SAN), told the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad, that the decision to withdraw the appeal challenging the outcome of the last governorship election in Imo State was based on the judgment of the apex court delivered on December 20, 2019.

The referenced judgment of the Supreme Court was on a case marked SC. 1384/2019, which had declared that Nwosu was not validly nominated as a candidate of the AA to participate in the March 9, 2019 governorship poll, thus lacked the locus standi to file any case in connection with the election.

Announcing the decision to withdraw the appeal on Tuesday, Umoh said, “Based on the judgment of this court in appeal SC. 1384/2019 delivered on December 20, 2019, and subsequently, on my advice to my client, we have decided to withdraw this appeal.”

Responding, counsel for respondents to the appeal, including Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who won the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, urged the court to dismiss the appeal having been withdrawn.

Ruling, the seven-man panel unanimously dismissed the appeal.

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JUST IN: FG Suspends Reconstruction Of Enugu International Airport

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The Federal Government, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of the ongoing reconstruction work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this after an inspection tour of the project.

He arrived the airport aboard a police chopper, with only few officials.

Sirika said the project, which had gone beyond 90 percent, would have been delivered before Easter.

“But considering that the construction workers have downed tools owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government hereby officially announce suspension of procurement.

“The work would have been completed in 6-7 days, but the workers left to be with their families in view of the social distancing,” the minister declared.

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Davido’s Father, Adedeji Adeleke Donates N1 BILLION To Help Nigeria Fight COVID-19

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To strengthen national response to COVID-19 in Nigeria, billionaire business magnate, founder and president of Adeleke University has donated the sum of N1billion to the Federal Government.

Mr Adeleke, who is the father of popular superstar singer, Davido donated N500million worth of food stuff across Osun State and N500million to the Nigerian government.

The donation was announced by publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu on his Instagram page on Tuesday.

He wrote:

”DR ADEDEJI ADELEKE CONVID-19 DONATION… Dr Deji Adeleke (aka BABA OLOWO) Donates N500milliion worth of food stuff across Osun State and N500million to FG. MAY GOD REPLENISH SIR…”

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COVID-19: We Have Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households — FG

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, says the Federal government has begun cash transfer to the poorest households in the country to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Farouk announced this at a press conference in Abuja. She said her ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country. She however did not disclose the amount of cash that is being transferred to the poor.

“In Mr. President’s speech, paragraph 54, he directed that the conditional cash transfer should be given in advance of two months. This we have also done. We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.

“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expanded, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period.” she said

Lagos and Abuja are currently on lockdown as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. As of this morning, Nigeria has 131 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

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