Latest News Tonight, Tuesday 28th Of July 2020
1. Kogi West: Appeal Court Takes Final Decision On Dino Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi Case
An appeal filed by Senator Dino Melaye, challenging the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial District election has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The appellate court in its ruling on Tuesday by a three-man panel resolved all issues against Melaye.
The court by its ruling, affirmed the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, (which sat in Abuja), and also affirmed the declaration of Adeyemi as the winner of the election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It also awarded N50,000 cost against Melaye and in favour of the respondents.
2. If You Think The War Against Corruption Is Over Dare Us – FG
The Federal Government on Tuesday had warned Nigerians and public office holders that the current administrations fight of anti-corruption wasn’t just yet and is still very much alive and well, anyone who thinks it is should dare them.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja.
3. BREAKING: Akeredolu picks Lucky Ayedatiwa as running mate
GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has picked a former representative of the state on the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa as his deputy.
Ayedatiwa is from oil-rich ilaje council area of the state.
He is expected to run with Akeredolu in the October 10 election if his name was not substituted before August 18, 2020 deadline by INEC.
Recall that Akeredolu estranged former deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi had since defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and contested for the party’s governorship primary but lost to Eyitayo Jegede SAN.
4. AIB Finally Reveals Why Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crashed In Lokoja
The Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB) has disclosed why the helicopter, which conveyed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Kabba in Kogi state in 2019 crashed.
It will be recalled that Osinbajo had last year while on an election campaign engagement in Kogi State, experienced a helicopter crash.
However, the Vice President and all crew members survived the accident unhurt when the helicopter conveying them crash-landed at Kabba, Kogi state on February 2, 2019.
The helicopter was an Agusta Westland (AW139) with registration marks 5N-CML, owned and operated by Caverton Helicopters Limited.
After several months of investigation, the AIB on Tuesday in a statement by the Commissioner of AIB, Akin Olateru said the accident was caused when the crew lost visual contact with the ground and external surroundings.
The AIB final report also faulted the crew for inappropriate landing techniques and limited planning before the commencement of the flight.
5. Buhari Passes Vote Of Confidence On APC Interim Leaders Who Took Over From Oshiomhole
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe State Governor.
The President said he is pleased with their efforts so far in repositioning the party.
Buhari was quoted to have said this on Tuesday after the virtual meeting he held with the APC governors as well as members of the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee.
Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari interacts with APC governors, commends party caretakers,” said the president is impressed by the committee’s efforts.
“I am pleased with the chairman and the work of the committee. “He is highly mobile in the efforts to coordinate and strengthen the party. “I am happy with his personal efforts,” he said.
6. Corruption: Former Malaysian PM, Najib Razak Jailed
The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, has been sentenced by a court in the country to twelve years in jail after finding him guilty on all seven counts in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials.
During proceedings on Tuesday, the former PM had pleaded not guilty to the charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.
The 1MDB scandal around a state-owned wealth fund in Malaysia has uncovered a global web of fraud and corruption.
Source: Opera News