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APC’s Perjury Case Against Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, Court Fix November 16 For Hearing.

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, slated November 16, to hear a perjury suit the All Progressives Congress, APC, instituted against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.The suit marked FHC/B/CS/74/2020, which also has a member of the APC in the state, Edobor Williams, as co-Plaintiff, is alleging that Obaseki lied about his academic qualifications.

The Plaintiffs accused the governor of forging the university certificate he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in aid of his qualification for the governorship election that held in Edo State on September 19.They equally told the court that there were discrepancies in the subjects that Obaseki claimed he passed in his West African Examination Council (WAEC) exam and subjects in his testimonial.

Consequently, APC and Williams are praying the court to declare that Obaseki’s claim in his INEC form EC9 at column C, sworn to on June 29, 2020 at the Federal Capital Territory High Court Registry to the effect that he obtained from the University of Ibadan in 1979, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Studies, is false and contrary to Section 31 (5) and (6) of the Electoral Act, 2010.

Breaking: ASUU Strike: Lecturers: We Are Ready To Start Lecturing.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said its members are ready to end the seven months strike only when lecturers’ demands are met, Professor Moyo Ajao, Chairperson of ASUU in UNILORIN who spoke at a press briefing on Wednesday said lecturers are ready to return to their duty post but they won’t work on an empty stomach.Represented by the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Ade Adejumo, Ajao said lecturers will return to work when the government to releases their withheld salaries, remit the check-off dues of the union to the rightful owner.

He said: “We are ready to suspend the strike as our children too are tired of staying at home but we cannot work on empty stomachs while politicians’ homes and warehouses are filled with palliative materials that they don’t even need.

2019 Polls: Mahmood Yakubu: INEC Has 1,700 Court Cases.

The Independent National Electoral Commission said, on Wednesday, that it is battling with over 1,700 cases in various courts across the country, 20 months after it conducted the 2019 general elections.The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on INEC to defend the agency’s 2021 budget estimate.

The Chairman said INEC was spending between N3 million and N4.5 million to prosecute each pending case.He said, “Each time anyone goes to court, INEC is joined, but we have to hire lawyers to defend us.“We are not paying fantastic fee, we are applying the federal ministry of justice scale of fees.

“If for instance, you have a case for governorship election before the Supreme Court, it’s a maximum of N4.5 million but others could be as low as N3 million.

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