The Big 5: Court nullifies charge against Gbajabiamila; INEC is the most improved public service institution in Nigeria – Yakubu | Other stop stories

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Court approves NBC, AIT/Raypower’s terms of settlement

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday adopted as its judgment, the terms of a settlement reached between the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Daar Communications Plc. The judge, Inyang Ekwo, delivered the “consent judgment” after Daar Communications’ lawyer adopted the terms of settlement dated June 20 and filed before the court on June 24.

INEC is the most improved public service institution in Nigeria – Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wednesday said it is one of the most improved public institution in Nigeria, given the level of improvements recorded in the nation’s electoral system from 1999 to date.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mamhood Yakubu gave the assertion in his remark at the 2019 Post-Election Review session with second batch of Electoral Officers (EOs) from 17 states, held in Abuja on Thursday.

Court closes case Okupe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has closed the criminal case against the former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, Doyin Okupe. Okupe is charged with laundering N702 million and this was disclosed in a statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Tony Orilade, on Thursday.

Court nullifies charge against Gbajabiamila 

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has faulted the decision of a political party to challenge the emergence of Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The court in a ruling on Friday said the applicants acted recklessly by approaching an area court to determine their application, as the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

I spent only N1.2bn on funerals and not 2.3bn – Bauchi ex-gov

Former governor of Bauchi, Mohammed Abubakar, has said he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged. Speaking through Mukhtar Jibril, his media aide, the former governor said he inherited the practice of buying funeral materials from his predecessors due to its impact on the people.



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