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Breaking News: Supreme Court Delivers Final Judgment On Benue Governorship Election

Ortom Wins In Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, affirmed the election of Samuel Ortom as the duly elected governor of Benue State in the March 9 2019 governorship election in the state.

Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the election victory of Samuel Ortom who contested under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

However, the seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour dismissed APC and Jime’s case as lacking in merit.

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SPORTSEPL: Manchester United Reveals Plan To Replace Rashford With Dembele

Following a 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday evening, the English Premier League side, Manchester United have set their gaze on to getting French professional footballer and Lyon’s forward, Moussa Dembele, to take the place of their forward who is currently off from the pitch.

Naija News understands that the ‘Red Devils’ are ready to spend £42m to sign the striker.

However, according to reports by the Daily Mail, Lyon is not ready to let go of the French star, as revealed by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.

It is also understood that Chelsea FC club is also in a bid to sign Dembele too with a deal of £34m this month, although the offer that was rejected.

Reacting to Dembele leaving Lyon at the moment, Aulas said, “We want to keep Moussa Dembele and Lucas Tousart. For me, they will both stay. Now is not the time to weaken.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has been advised by the club former defender, Patrice Evra, to leave the club immediately to end the reports around him at Old Trafford.



Following a 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday evening, the English Premier League side, Manchester United have set their gaze on to getting French professional footballer and Lyon’s forward, Moussa Dembele, to take the place of their forward who is currently off from the pitch.

Naija News understands that the ‘Red Devils’ are ready to spend £42m to sign the striker.

However, according to reports by the Daily Mail, Lyon is not ready to let go of the French star, as revealed by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.

It is also understood that Chelsea FC club is also in a bid to sign Dembele too with a deal of £34m this month, although the offer that was rejected.

Reacting to Dembele leaving Lyon at the moment, Aulas said, “We want to keep Moussa Dembele and Lucas Tousart. For me, they will both stay. Now is not the time to weaken.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has been advised by the club former defender, Patrice Evra, to leave the club immediately to end the reports around him at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils ex-left back stated this after Roy Keane criticised Pogba after their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Keane while speaking with Sky Sport had described the world cup winner as a ‘nuisance’ at Old Trafford.

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NEWSJust In: President Buhari Makes Fresh ‘Next Level’ Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Bayero Salih-Farah as the new Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria.

Salih-Farah, whose appointment was made known in a statement on Tuesday by the Director of Public Affairs at the NITT, Mr Paul Mshelizah, would head the NITT for four years.

The new NITT boss appointment was communicated via a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari.

The letter read in part, “I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by a letter Ref. No. PRES/99/MT/26, dated January 13, 2020, has approved your appointment as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State.

“The appointment is for four years effective January 13, 2020, in accordance with Section 7 of the NITT Act Cap No. 116 LFN 2010.”

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Taraba State University 2nd Admission List For 2019/2020 Session

TASU 2nd Admission List for the 2019/2020 academic session has been released. Candidates who applied for admission in the university and participated in the screening exercise are to proceed to check if they have been offered admission to the university.

Registration into the 2019/2020 Academic Session commences immediately. You are expected to login to the student window with your JAMB NUMBER as the USERNAME and PASSWORD.

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ENTERTAINMENT British-Nigerian Actor, Boyega Pranks Parent With A New House.

British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega has taken to surprise his Nigerian parents with a massive house in London.

Boyega had pranked his parents, telling them to come to the said location for an interview.

He then came into the house to announce to them that there was no interview and the house belongs to them.

He also noted that “as your parents get older they become more like your babies and become more curious about finding out who you are as a person”.

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WORLD US President, Donald Trump Rejects Impeachment Charges

United States President, Donald Trump, who has been accused of abuse of power has asked that the impeachment charge be dismissed.

Naija News understands that Trump has on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.

“The Senate should speedily reject these deficient articles of impeachment and acquit the president,” an executive summary of the Republican president’s pre-trial brief said in Trump’s first comprehensive defence before the start of his Senate trial.

The executive summary asserted that the “House Democrats theory of ‘abuse of power’ is not an impeachable offence.”

Naija News recalls that President Trump was charged with abusing the powers of his office by asking Ukraine to investigate a Democratic political rival, Joe Biden, and obstructing a congressional inquiry into his conduct.

The executive summary further states that It rejects the obstruction of Congress charge as frivolous and dangerous, saying the president exercised his legal rights by resisting congressional demands for information

United States President, Donald Trump, who has been accused of abuse of power has asked that the impeachment charge be dismissed.

Naija News understands that Trump has on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.

“The Senate should speedily reject these deficient articles of impeachment and acquit the president,” an executive summary of the Republican president’s pre-trial brief said in Trump’s first comprehensive defence before the start of his Senate trial.

The executive summary asserted that the “House Democrats theory of ‘abuse of power’ is not an impeachable offence.”

Naija News recalls that President Trump was charged with abusing the powers of his office by asking Ukraine to investigate a Democratic political rival, Joe Biden, and obstructing a congressional inquiry into his conduct.

The executive summary further states that It rejects the obstruction of Congress charge as frivolous and dangerous, saying the president exercised his legal rights by resisting congressional demands for information.

It accused the House Democrats of conducting a rigged process and said they succeeded in proving that Trump had done nothing wrong.

Trump’s legal team says he was well within his constitutional authority to press Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in 2019 to investigate Biden and his son Hunter as part of what Trump says was an anti-corruption drive.

The Bidens deny any wrongdoing and Trump’s allegations have been widely debunked.

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POLITICSWhy APC Cannot Win Akwa Ibom South Rerun – Akpabio



The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot win the Akwa Ibom South Senatorial rerun.

Naija News reports that the Appeal Court had ordered a rerun election to be conducted only in Essien Udim local government area.

Recall that Akpabio had withdrawn from the race and backed a former member of the House of Representatives, Ekperikpe Ekpo, who the APC picked as his replacement.

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had said it was too late for the Minister to withdraw from the senatorial race.

Reacting in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, Akpabio stated that his party cannot win as long as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, remains in charge of the rerun election.

The former Akwa Ibom governor accused the INEC official of hating the APC.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot win the Akwa Ibom South Senatorial rerun.

Naija News reports that the Appeal Court had ordered a rerun election to be conducted only in Essien Udim local government area.

Recall that Akpabio had withdrawn from the race and backed a former member of the House of Representatives, Ekperikpe Ekpo, who the APC picked as his replacement.

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had said it was too late for the Minister to withdraw from the senatorial race.

Reacting in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Anietie Ekong, Akpabio stated that his party cannot win as long as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, remains in charge of the rerun election.

The former Akwa Ibom governor accused the INEC official of hating the APC.

The statement read: “APC had, through the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and the then acting national secretary, Victor Giadom, in compliance with the requirement for 45 days notice to be given for the substitution of candidates, written to INEC chairman to submit Ekpo’s name as Akpabio’s replacement in the election. This was acknowledged by INEC.

“Having withdrawn from the contest to face higher national responsibilities, we caution political jobbers to desist forthwith from their planned smear campaigns against Akpabio and unnecessarily heating up the polity.

“Akpabio will have no choice than to invoke the full weight of the law against anyone who engages in any plot to smear his name through sponsored, fabricated petitions. A word is enough for the wise.”

“We have no faith in Igini. Igini is a compromised official and avowed enemy of APC. We are distraught and doubtful of a change of posture and therefore cautious to go into a fresh election while Igini remains the REC.

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GIST Catholic Priest End’s Marriages With Fake Birth Certificates

The Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Rev. Fr. Donsteve Nnagha in Imo State,has annulled 30 marriages said to have ben contracted with fake certificate.

The priest lamented the rate at which people get married with fake birth certificates.

Addressing the faithful during a Holy Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Owerri-Ebiri in Orlu council area of the state, Nnagha, lamented that marriages are being annulled based on acts of deceits by spouses.

He noted that deceits by spouse, which the other partner deems non-acceptable soon after wedding, had been a major cause of broken marriages in recent times.

According to the priest, the acts of forging documents, has caused serious troubles in the family, and were identified mostly with women.

The Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Rev. Fr. Donsteve Nnagha in Imo State,has annulled 30 marriages said to have ben contracted with fake certificate.

The priest lamented the rate at which people get married with fake birth certificates.

Addressing the faithful during a Holy Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Owerri-Ebiri in Orlu council area of the state, Nnagha, lamented that marriages are being annulled based on acts of deceits by spouses.

He noted that deceits by spouse, which the other partner deems non-acceptable soon after wedding, had been a major cause of broken marriages in recent times.

According to the priest, the acts of forging documents, has caused serious troubles in the family, and were identified mostly with women.

In this situation, the man has the legitimate right to file for annulment and this would a long way in bringing peace to both parties”, the Vicar is quoted as saying.

He added that birth certificate is equal to West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate, which cannot be altered, irrespective of the situation.

Nnagha also spoke on the importance of baptism, which he said Christ himself participated in, adding that is every baptism made in the Catholic Church, was always recorded and documented for future references.

He warned those involved in the acts of rewriting their age with a view of retaining their public offices to desist and retire from the civil service when they are due, so the younger could get jobs.

The priest described such acts as bad omen and injustice in the law of the church and society.

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Nigerians React As President Buhari Is Absent In Picture Of UK Summit Dinner For African Leaders



Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria is currently in the United Kingdom where he is attending the UK-Africa Investment Summit which started yesterday January 20th.

Naija News recalls the president departed the shores of Nigeria on Friday, 17th January for the event and is expected back in the country on Thursday, 23rd January according to his media team.

On Monday, members of the Royal family led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Princess Kate, hosted a cross-section of African leaders who are in the UK for the summit, to a dinner reception.

However, President Buhari was noticeably absent at the dinner, a development which has not gone unnoticed by Nigerians. He was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama.

Reacting to the development, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to ask why their president was not in attendance at the dinner. Some even insinuated Mr. Buhari might have used the opportunity of being in the UK to do a quick medical check-up.

See the picture from the event and reactions that have followed.