Today’s Headlines: Buhari Congratulates Adeleke At 63; Labour Party: INEC Ignores Apampa-Led Faction, Publishes Names Of Candidates From Abure’s Camp

Buhari Congratulates Adeleke At 63

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has congratulated the Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, on the celebration of his 63rd birthday on May 13, 2023, urging him to seek God to be able to deliver on his mandate, the Agency of Nigeria reports.

In the message, signed by one of the president’s media handlers, Femi Adesina, Buhari stated that Adeleke had solidified his base and gradually built a formidable network of friends and political allies that had helped him get victories, including leading one of the 36 states in the country.

INEC Ignores Apapa-Led Faction

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Amidst the ongoing internal wrangling in Labour Party (LP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday published the names and particulars of candidates produced by the mainstream Barr. Julius Abure-led faction of the party while ignoring Lamidi Apapa-led National Working Committee.

The Julius Abure and Lamidi Apapa factions of the party have been at loggerheads over who is the recognised National Chairman of the party.

The power tussle snowballed into holding factional primaries to produce candidates who will participate in the November 11 Governorship elections slated to hold in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo, later this year.

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NBC Hasn’t Seen Restriction Order–DG

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The National Broadcasting Commission on Friday said it had yet to see the order of perpetual injunction restraining it from imposing fines on broadcast stations in the country.

It, however, said it would appeal the order.

The commission said the decision became necessary if found to be in conflict with previous judgements.

Justice James Omotosho of a Federal High Court in Abuja had in a judgement held that not being a court of law, the NBC had no power to impose sanctions as punishment on broadcast stations in the country

He had made the pronouncement while ruling on a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1386/2021, filed against the NBC by the Incorporated Trustees of Media Rights Agenda.

Justice Omotosho set aside a fine of N500,000 each imposed by the NBC on 45 broadcast stations on March 1, 2019.

He said the NBC Code, which gives the commission the power to impose sanctions on broadcast stations, was in conflict with Section 6 of the 1999 Constitution that vested judicial powers in the court of law.

Kwara Police Arrest Ritualist, Fraudsters

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The Kwara State Command on Friday paraded three men suspected to be ritualists and fraudsters.

The alleged suspects according to the Police Commissioner, Mr Paul Odama, the suspects are Mahmud Abdulraheem of Egbejila, Ilorin, a Herbalist, Abubakar Bamidele of Lagos and Odekunle Fawad also from Lagos.

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