Today’s Headlines: You took Nigeria from top to bottom, Atiku failed to pervert justice–Fani-Kayode

You took Nigeria from top to bottom, Ortom tells Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, weekend, said the last eight years would be remembered by all as the worst in the history of Nigeria.

He said it was a period when a country that was flourishing under then-President Goodluck Jonathan was plunged into unimaginable poverty, insecurity, and general maladministration.

He maintained that never in the history of the country did Nigerians witness bad governance like they did in the last eight years.

The Governor who made the assertion during the commissioning of the headquarters of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, BSCVGs, in Makurdi said the President Muhammadu-led administration “took Nigeria from the top to bottom making life miserable for all Nigerians.

“I served under the then President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and we all saw how Nigeria flourished under that administration. We all knew what the prices of foods and services were at the time.

Disqualification suit: Atiku failed to pervert justice – Fani-Kayode alleges

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Vice, Kashim Shettima.

Fani-Kayode alleged that the ruling was an indication that the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his party failed to intimidate or compromise the judges.

He claimed that Atiku failed in his course to pervert justice.

Tweeting, Fani-Kayode wrote: “Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples Destruction Party’s nonsense case has finally been dismissed at the Supreme Court.

“I bet he and his team are shedding tears right now because they were unable to pervert the course of justice and intimidate or compromise the Judges.

“Once again we have won and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu comes out on top. Glory be to God!

“Let us hope that this will put to rest the rabid lust for power of the Obidients and the Atikulators.”

On Friday, the apex court dismissed the suit filed by the PDP, seeking Tinubu and Shettima’s disqualification from the 2023 presidential election.

The party was challenging Shettima’s alleged double nomination.

However, the Supreme Court ruled that the PDP’s suit was grossly lacking in merit.

Court Affirms Abure As LP Chairman

Embattled National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, has been reinstated back into office by the order of an Edo State High Court. The Court sitting in Benin-City on Friday dismissed the notice of suspension issued against Abure by some party members at the ward level. The judge, Justice Emmanuel Aihamoje threw out the case, saying it lacks merit.

Delivering the judgement that lasted for nearly two hours, Justice Aihamoje said under the Labour Party constitution, particularly Act 13 & 17 and the Electoral Act 2022, as amended the executives of the party in Uromi ward 3, lacked the power to remove the national chairman of the party.

As part of his ruling on Suit No: HUC/21/2023, the judge also impose a perpetual injunction against Lamidi Apapa and his faction from removing or suspending Abure as the national chairman until a new national convention of the party is convened.

Makinde Appoints Accountant General, 11 Perm Secs

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, approved on Friday the appointment of Kikelomo Adegoke as the substantive Accountant General of the state.

The state Head of Service, Olubunmi Oni, who disclosed this in a statement in Ibadan, the state capital, said the governor had also approved the appointment of 11 permanent secretaries in the civil service.

Oni said the appointment took effect on Thursday, May 26, 2023.

The newly appointed permanent secretaries include Olabode Ladipo; Oyewole Tunde; Abosede Owoeye; Ismail Adebukola; Folajinm Oni; Dolapo Popoola; Hakeem Salami; Tajudeen Raji; Okunloye Oyekunle; Kolawole Kazeem and Taiwo Adewale.

He also appointed two executive secretaries. They are Olusola Orobode and Muibat Lasisi.