Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
Appeal Court rejects suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has rejected an appeal challenging Buhari’s academic qualification to stand for the last presidential election. Justice Mohammed Idris, who read the lead judgment of a three-man panel, upheld an earlier judgment by a Federal High Court in Abuja, dismissing the suit on the grounds that it was statute-barred and robbed the court of jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
Court validates Sowore, deputy’s suspension by AAC
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday validated the suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress, and Malcom Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman. Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, also affirmed the appointment of Dr. Leonard Nzewa as the Acting National Chairman of the party.
I will not be a rubber stamp to the executive – Lawan
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he will not be a “rubber stamp” to the executive. Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, quoted the senate president as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians on Friday, a group led by Joy Emordi, former senator representing Anambra north.
Gunmen attacked our witnesses going to Presidential Election Petition Tribunal – PDP
The proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja were cut short on Friday after the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 poll, Atiku Abubakar, said their other witnesses scheduled to testify had been attacked.
Atiku and PDP, who are, by their petition, challenging the victory of President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress at the poll, spoke through their lawyers who informed the tribunal that the witnesses were waylaid by “gunmen” on their way to Abuja from Zamfara.
Fayemi pays Fayose’s appointees’ outstanding salaries, allowances
Ekiti State Government has paid the outstanding salaries and allowances of members of the State Civil Service Commission and House of Assembly Service Commission who were appointed by the immediate past administration of Ayodele Fayose.
Governor Kayode Fayemi while presenting cheques covering their outstanding remunerations thanked the appointees for their meritorious service to the State.