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Southeast Governors Ask Buhari To Make Economic Free Trade Zone In The Region A Reality

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Southeast Governors Ask Buhari To Make Economic Free Trade Zone In The Region A Reality

Leaders from the South East met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday on a “thank you” visit, as well as deliberate on issues affecting the region, including the Economic Free Trade Zone.

The delegation led by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu discussed with the president behind closed doors, the needs of the region, the abandoned second Niger Bridge, the state of Enugu international airport – which they urged the president to ensure the completion of the cargo section and extension of the runway.

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They also deliberated on the geometric plant in Aba and gas distribution.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who also spoke after the meeting, said: “We received very high-powered delegation today led by the Deputy President of the Senate and three of their governors and a deputy governor, and the Director-General of Forum of South-East governors.’’

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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