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PDP Releases Guidelines For Lagos Council Elections Aspirants



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A male chairmanship aspirant contesting for the Lagos State forthcoming council election on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is to pay N150000 for a nomination form.

This is one of the guidelines the PDP in Lagos State released for aspirants contesting on its platform for the July 24 local government election in the state.

The PDP Chairman in Lagos, Adedeji Doherty who made this known in a statement released on Thursday said the sale of nomination forms for the chairmanship, vice chairmanship and councillorship positions will begin on May 7 and end on May 14, while May 18 is the last day for the submission of the forms.

According to him, the party’s screening exercise for the chairmanship and councillorship aspirants would hold on May 20, while ward congresses/councillorship primaries, have been scheduled for May 25.

He also noted that May 28 has been scheduled for local government congresses/chairmanship primaries.

“The submission of names of candidates to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) would be May 31.

“Male chairmanship aspirant would pay a sum of N150,000 while male vice-chairmanship aspirant would pay a sum of N100,000.

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“Male councillorship aspirants are to pay a sum of N50,000 while female chairmanship, vice-chairmanship and councillorship aspirants would pay a sum of N25,000, N20,000 and 15,000 respectively for the nomination forms.

“Also, payments for the expression of interest and nomination forms would be made by all male aspirants for posts of chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors.

“However, only those who come out tops at the respective primaries would go ahead to make payments for the LASIEC forms,” he said.

Doherty further noted that all female aspirants in line with LASIEC directives, would only be making payments for expression of interest forms for the position they intend vying for.

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK



Ekweremadu and his wife

A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50,  guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK

They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.

Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.

She was cleared of the same charge.

The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.

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