Top Headlines from Naija News, Tuesday, 7th November 2023:
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has revealed that the Obidient movement would not be disbanded following the Supreme Court verdict which affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 elections.
Speaking on Monday during a press conference to address the position of the Supreme Court on the elections, Obi said the young people would be built and made stronger.
In a bid to enhance his chances of recovery, veteran Nollywood actor John Okafor, known as Mr. Ibu, has had one of his legs amputated.
The news was announced via Mr. Ibu’s verified Instagram page in a statement issued by his daughter on Monday. The statement revealed that the comic actor underwent seven successful surgeries in one day, which included the amputation of one of his legs.
On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to produce the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
Despite an order from trial judge Justice Olukayode Adeniyi for the EFCC to produce Emefiele in court for the hearing of his motion on fundamental rights enforcement, he was not presented in court.
Nigerian artist Divine Ikubor, widely recognized as Rema, clinched the inaugural “Best Afrobeats” accolade at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.
The 2023 event introduced a new category, “Best Afrobeats,” with the first nominees featuring French superstar Aya Nakamura and Nigerian artists Asake, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, and Rema.
In a hearing held at Yaba’s Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State on Monday, singer Azeez Fashola, widely known as Naira Marley, and Lagos socialite Balogun Eletu, also recognized as Sam Larry, were granted bail in the amount of N20 million each with three reputable sureties.
Naira Marley, Sam Larry, and two other individuals were arraigned and remanded on October 6 in relation to their alleged involvement in the circumstances surrounding the demise of musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, commonly known as Mohbad.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has decided to withhold its judgment in the appeal filed by Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf, contesting his removal by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
Earlier, on September 20, the tribunal had invalidated Yusuf’s election by deeming 165,663 of his votes as invalid. This decision was based on the observation that the ballot papers in question lacked the required signatures and stamps from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Consequently, the tribunal declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Nasiru Gawuna, as the victor in the governorship election.
Lightning claimed the lives of three students from a Senior Secondary School in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.
According to an eyewitness, the lightning struck a group of nine male students who were engaged in a barefoot football game on the school’s pitch. They had been practicing under the guidance of their coach for an upcoming tournament.
A federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the allegations of forgery of a discharge certificate brought against Enugu State Governor, Barrister Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo, ruled in favor of Governor Mbah, citing the Corps’ failure to substantiate their claims.
The judge imposed a fine of N5 million on the NYSC, to be paid jointly to Governor Mbah, for suppressing facts and conspiring against him in the allegations. The court found that the unchallenged evidence provided by the governor regarding the issuance of the discharge certificate in 2003 after his service in a Lagos law firm, combined with the Corps’ inability to present counter-evidence, demonstrated that he had completed the mandatory one-year service.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ruled in favor of Yusuf Umar Datti of the New Nigeria People’s Party and removed Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso from the All Progressives Congress in the Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal Constituency Election.
A three-panel headed by Justice Tunde Oyebamiji Awotoye accepted an appeal from Yusuf Datti and declared that the tribunal made an error by considering the date of the Appellant’s resignation to be the same as the date of his party’s primary election.
In a strategic move aimed at advancing Nigeria’s global standing and fostering foreign direct investment, President Bola Tinubu is set to embark on a diplomatic mission to Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the upcoming days. The mission, orchestrated by the President’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, underscores the urgency and determination to promote Nigeria on the international stage.
During this visit, President Tinubu will participate in two pivotal summits—the Saudi-Africa Summit and the Arab-African Summit—scheduled to take place on November 10th and 11th, 2023, respectively. These gatherings are expected to serve as a platform for constructive dialogues on various matters of shared interest, encompassing economic partnerships, counterterrorism efforts, environmental concerns, and agricultural initiatives.