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Real Reason Why Supreme Court Annulled Emeka Ihedioha’s Election As Imo Gov

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The Supreme Court today annulled the March 9th 2019 election of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state.

In the lead judgement read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court ruled that records before it proved that election results from 388 polling units during the election, were unlawfully excluded from the overall collated results that declared Ihedioha winner of the state governorship election.

It noted that results from the cancelled polling units amounted to 213, 295 votes, adding that Ihedioha was returned elected, based on wrong computation of results.

According to the apex court, the tribunal and the appellate court failed to properly award justice to Uzodinma when he petitioned them because they misinterpreted his petition.

“There is merit in this appeal, it is hereby allowed. Majority judgement of the lower court affirming the election of the 2nd Respondent is hereby set-aside”, Justice Kekere-Ekun held.

Aside the Chief Justice of Nigeria, others in the 7-man panel include Justices Sylvester Ngwuta, Kayode Ariwola, Uwani Abba Ajji and Amiru Sanusi.

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Army Nabs Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Marro’ After Years On The Run

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One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords, José Antonio “El Marro” Yépez Ortiz, the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL), has been arrested by operatives of the Mexican Army.

El Marro who is the lader of a Mexican criminal organization from the state of Guanajuato was captured on Sunday, August 2, in a village called Franco.

The drug cartel, Yepez, believed to be 40 is accused of fueling crimes in the central state of Guanajuato between rival Jalisco New Generation cartel.

According to report, the rival, Jalisco New Generation is considered one of Mexico’s deadliest cartels and it’s under the control of 54-year-old drugs kingpin Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, nicknamed ‘El Mencho.’ He is Mexico’s, most-wanted man.

Yepez who was on the run for years was captured along with five other suspects holding a kidnapped businesswoman.

During the swoop on two buildings, soldiers freed the kidnapped businesswoman and seized a cache of weapons including a grenade launcher, the Defense Ministry said.

Ortiz will be transferred to the Altiplano penitentiary, a maximum-security prison where drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was housed before he escaped through a tunnel in 2015. Guzman was recaptured in 2016.

The Guanajuato attorney general released the following statement: “A joint operation of federal forces and local forces achieved the arrest of the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz alias “El Marro” and the liberation of a businesswoman kidnapped.”

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Shoprite’s Exit Will Help Supermarkets In Nigeria — Shehu Sani

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Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted as South African retail grocery store, Shoprite announced plan to exit Nigeria.

Sani said Shoprite’s exit from Nigeria would help local supermarket in the country to grow.

In a tweet, the former lawmaker wrote: “If Shoprite wants to stay, they can stay; if they want to go, they can go; it will help local supermarkets to grow.”

Shoprite Holdings Limited, a South African company with hundreds of outlets in Nigeria, had said it may discontinue its operations in Nigeria.

The company stated this in its “Operational and Voluntary Trading Update” released on Monday.

According to Shoprite, the decision was due to the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Abiola Ajimobi Made Heaven, He’s At Peace With God — Ex-Oyo First Lady, Florence Ajimobi Says

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Mrs Florence Ajimobi, widow of the former governor of Oyo state, late Abiola Ajimobi, says her huhusba made heaven and is currently at peace with God.

The former first lady said this when she received a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ at her Oluyole, Ibadan home over the weekend.

The former governor died on Thursday, June 25 in Lagos from COVID-19 complications

Mrs. Ajimobi while relieving her moments with her deceased husband, said her greatest consolation was that he made heaven and he is at peace with God.

”I’m crying because I miss him. I miss everything about him. I miss his love, advice, having him around me, he was my strength. He was my greatest supporter. He thinks I’m a strong woman, but this time, I tell you I am not a strong woman. He used to give me all the strength I needed as a woman. So, when I cry, it is not because he did not achieve much, but because I miss so much about him. I don’t want to behave like an unbeliever because I know nothing happens without God’s input. We are all here one day and we are all going back one day. Nobody knows when death is going to come. I believe so much in destiny and I believe my husband’s time was up.

He lived a fulfilled life. What does it profit a man even if he lived up to 90 years and he can’t make heaven? Abiola Ajimobi made heaven and he is at peace with God. That is my greatest consolation. That is my joy. I cried and was sad because I miss him.

For those of you that are here today, I say thank you from the depth of my heart. On behalf of my children and the entire family, I say thank you. What we are doing here today is to prove to the world that he lives on. My husband is not physically here, but I know his spirit lives on. This is because to live in the heart of people you love means you live forever. His legacies will continue to be upheld, God helping us, everything he has achieved in Oyo State and Nigeria by extension will forever live on.” she said

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