APPEAL COURT VOIDS TRIBUNAL’S JUDGEMENT, UPHOLDS DUOYE DIRI AS BAYELSA GOVERNOR

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reversed the August 17, 2020 majority judgment of the Governorship Election Tribunal which sacked Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Bayelsa State. A five-man panel of the appellate court, in two unanimous judgments on Friday, held that the tribunal was wrong to have assumed jurisdiction over the petition filed on February 26, 2020 by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) and grant the reliefs sought by the petitioner. The Court of Appeal held among others, that the cause…

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CHASED FROM BAYELSA TO GOOD FORTUNES

.GOV. IKPEAZU’S AIDE, BARR. SAM HART TELLS HIS ‘OCTOBER 1ST’ STORY“Today, October 1, 2003, 17 years ago, I came to Umuahia to work having been told in Bayelsa after 2 weeks of driving a project in the Governor’s Office that Bayelsa youths were angry that a non-Bayelsan was given a role in the Governor’s Office. I’ll recount an abridged version of the story. The full details are in my autobiography. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Its a long but impactful story. At the height of the Niger Delta Militancy…

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US PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP, WIFE, TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONA VIRUS

President Donald Trump of the United States of America and his wife Melania are self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. The President who announced this early on Friday morning in a tweet, said “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Mr Trump, 74, earlier said he and the First lady, 50, were self-isolating after Hope Hicks, one of his top aides, tested positive. Melania Trump tweeted: “As too many Americans have done…

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