THE IMPLICATION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT TODAY IN JEGEDE VS AKEREDOLU AS IT AFFECTS THE APC IS THAT THE PARTY MUST HALT ALL PREPARATIONS AND CONDUCT OF CONGRESSES NATIONWIDE FORTHWITH

By Festus Keyamo The Supreme Court by a narrow split decision today (4-3)held that GOV. AKEREDOLU  cannot be removed as Governor of Ondo State. The little technical point that saved Gov AKEREDOLU was that Jegede failed to join GOV. Mai Mala Buni in the suit. Jegede was challenging the competence of Gov. Mai Mala Buni as a sitting Governor to run the affairs of the APC as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee. He contends that this is against Section 183 of the 1999 Constitution which states that a sitting Governor…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: 10 NIGERIANS DISQUALIFIED

Jumper Ruth Usoro, sprinter Favour Ofili and eight other Nigerian athletes were on Wednesday disqualified from the track and field events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, The PUNCH has learnt. While the AIU was yet to respond to our correspondent’s enquiry on the names of athletes who were disqualified, an official in Tokyo told our correspondent that aside Usoro and Ofili, others affected were Chioma Onyekwere (discus), Annette Echikunwoke (hammer), Chidi Okezie (4X400m mixed relays), Knowledge Omovoh (4x100m women), Rosemary Chukwuma(100m), Glory Patrick(4X400m mixed relays), Yinka Ajayi (4X400m mixed…

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CRAZY GRANNIES SET TO HIT THE CINEMAS NATIONWIDE FROM 6TH AUGUST

University of Lagos trained Thespian, Rosemary Idomigie, is set to release her new flick, Crazy Gannies. The movie which will be in the cinemas from August 6, 2021, will be premiered on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the City Mall, Onikan, Lagos. Crazy Grannies explores the adventures of three grannies.  In a bid to relive their youthful days and rediscover themselves, due to a health scare, three sexagenarian women(Omodele, Ere, and Cheta, childhood friends with very different personalities) take a trip to a resort, where they have the adventures of…

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A LETTER TO CHINUA ACHEBE IN THE GRAVE

Nna-anyi: This will definitely not be a long letter, especially now that I am writing to you inside the earth of the ancestors. I like my things short and sharp like Things Fall Apart, not long and heavy for I’m not in the mood to write War and Peace of Leo Tolstoy. A fat book does not a writer make. Fatness in books is like fatness in humans – it only advertises a lack of form. The critics would have us believe that this life is one long epistle in…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS BASKETBALL: NIGERIA BEATEN AGAIN, D’TIGERS LOSE TO GERMANY 92-99

Nigeria’s D’Tigers fell apart in the fourth quarter of their second game at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to lose 92 – 99 to Germany in the early hours of Wednesday. Coming from a disappointing loss to Australia, D’Tigers secured the first basket via Miami Heat Point guard Gabe Vincent and accumulated most of their points via three pointers, an improvement from the performance in their first game. Germany also having suffered a first match loss to Italy made it and end-to-end game inspired by Orlando Magic’s Moritz Wagner and Danilo…

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