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Anambra PDP: Group begs Appeal, Supreme courts to save Ozigbo from corrupt judges




A youth group, Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI), has said that the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the Anambra governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo is being victimized by corrupt judiciary officials.

The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), led by its coordinator, Mr Kennedy Iyere in a press statement he signed, based his submission on the recent court judgment ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to enlist Senator Ugochukwu Uba as candidate of PDP, against Ozigbo, who was elected by the party.

Uba and Ozigbo had emerged as candidates of the PDP for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State from different factions. While Uba emerged from a faction loyal to his brother; Chris Uba, Ozigbo emerged from the faction recognised by PDP national leadership.

Iyere, a social entrepreneur and activist, in the press statement made available to DAILY POST in Awka called on judges of the Appeal and Supreme Courts to help Ozigbo, who he said is though the people’s choice but being frustrated by fraudulent judges.

The national leadership of PDP had last weekend pledged to rally Nigerians against an Anambra High Court judge, Justice Obiora Nwabunike, for entering a judgment against Ozigbo in favour of Uba, but refused to release the judgment to aid Ozigbo’s appeal of the judgment.

In the press release by Iyere, he promised to mobilize youths in the state and in Nigeria against Justice Nwabunike, while also calling on the intervention of judges in the Appeal and Supreme Courts.

“We appeal to noble Judges, especially within the Appeal and Supreme Courts, requesting their intervention in the ongoing judicial victimization of Valentine Ozigbo by corrupt Judges, who are allies of Chris Uba (and his cohorts).

“Uba is a serial electoral litigant, who is known for exploiting electoral litigations, as cheap avenues for acquiring massive wealth. This appeal is made in the aftermath of the compromised judgement delivered by Justice O.A Nwabunike, who has in every way, suppressed the voice of conscience by truncating justice against Valentine Ozigbo, who is the known authentic PDP candidate and winner of the primary.

“To make matters worse, Justice O.A Nwabunike has also denied lawyers to the PDP, access to the case file, which is actually required, in order for the lawyers to rightly file an appeal.

“Justice O.A Nwabunike has thrown caution to the wind, allowing himself to be used by those, who have proven themselves, as haters of democracy.”

Iyere said as a way of defending Ozigbo against ongoing ‘judicial victimization’ by corrupt judges, who are allies of Chris Uba, YOTSI has launched, a judicial anti-corruption electoral movement, known as “Justice4Ozigbo Movement”.

“The movement’s mandate is to track all electoral legal proceedings relating to all cases filed by Chris Uba and his allies, which will seek to challenge the candidacy of Valentine Ozigbo, as the legitimate PDP flag bearer, in the 2021 Anambra guber-poll.

“Justice4Ozigbo Movement, is an initiative of the Civil Society Committee for Anambra Election Security (CISCAES), an election integrity project of Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI), the NGO which presently exists as the largest youth enterprise non-governmental organization in Africa,” he said.

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“We will dialogue with IPOB, others”___Tinubu



Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

We’ll talk with IPOB and others. Tinubu guarantees



Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

Tinubu, who was in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Thursday to meet with trade associations and the private sector, said his government will also establish industrial hubs across the country and modernize existing ones to put the country on the path of industrial growth.



He stated that only peace can ensure a return on investment, and that his government would be made up of people from all walks of life who would discuss grievances with all groups in order to find a peaceful solution.



I guarantee you that my government, our government, will be made up of people from all over the country who are eager to discuss their grievances with any group in search of a peaceful solution.






READ ALSO:Obi leads Atiku,Tinubu in a recent pre-election poll.





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Festus Keyamo: Federal Government Cannot Borrow N1.1 Trillion to End ASUU Strike



Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said on Friday that borrowing money to end the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ months-long strike was unrealistic.

He made the remark during an appearance on one the television channels.

“Should we borrow to pay N1.2 trillion a year?”

“You cannot allow one sector of the economy to hold you hostage and then blackmail you into borrowing N1.2 trillion for overheads when our total income would be around N6.1 trillion.” And you have to build roads, health centers, and other sectors.”
The Minister urged parents throughout the country to petition ASUU.

“Those who know them, like the President said the other time, appeal to their sense of patriotism,” he said.

“Let them go back to school.” They are not alone in Nigeria. They are not the only ones who benefit from federal funds. The nation cannot come to a halt because we want to meet ASUU’s demands.”

ASUU’s Demands

On February 14, ASUU began a four-week warning strike.

On March 14, the union extended the strike for another two months in order to allow the government to meet all of its demands. On May 9, a 12-week extension was announced.

The union has been on strike since May 9, vowing to continue until its demands are met.

Academics want better working conditions, the revitalization of public universities, and academic autonomy, among other things.

One point of contention for academics is the non-payment of N1.1 trillion in university revitalisation funds.

However, the Federal Government has stated that it does not have the funds to pay such a sum, citing low oil prices during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

According to reports, the agreement was reached in 2009.

Another issue is the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The University Transparency and Accountability Solution was proposed by academics as an alternative payroll system (UTAS).

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VP Yemi Osibanjo Thanks everyone after a successful surgery



Following his recent successful surgery, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Nigerians and everyone.

Prof. Osinbajo had surgery on Saturday, July 16, at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Vice president thanked Everyone for their well wishes and prayers on his behalf during his surgery.

He also expressed gratitude to the doctors, and nurses who cared for him, stating that their services were exceptional.

The Vice President’s full statement is included below.
“I am deeply grateful to everyone for your well-wishes and prayers in the aftermath of my surgery.”
And a special thanks to the incredible team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and management at the duchess of international hospital in Lagos for providing such excellent care.
“God bless you all”

Osibanjo’s remarks come just days after  wished the vice president a speedy recovery
The President thanked God for such successful surgery and prayed for Professor Osinbajo’s quick recovery in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina
He also praised the medical staff at the Duchess international hospital in Ikeja, Lagos for “competence and a job well done”

SEE ALSO : Osibanjo: Poverty Will Skyrocket Should the Country Breaks-up


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