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Again, CDHR Says Giama, Others Not Its Members



Again, CDHR Says Giama, Others Not Its Members

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR ), Delta chapter, has condemned an online publication credited to one Mr. Jonathan Giama wherein he claimed to be the authentic chairman of the organisation in the state.

In an interview with newsmen in Warri, Delta State, the Chairman of the CDHR in Delta State, Comrade Edariese A. P. told members of the general public to discountenance the claim by Giama as he is not a member of CDHR having long been expelled from the body along with one Mr. Kehinde Taiga, Mr. Chikwendo and others for acts incompatible with the principles and objectives for which CDHR was formed.

According to him, their continuous claim to be members of the CDHR is an act of desperation, advising members of the public not to take them seriously .

Edariese lamented that Giama and his cohorts were still laying claim to the membership of the CDHR purely due to the fact that the organisation is a voluntary body where people go in and out without any hindrance and its affairs are private in the eyes of the general public who have no time to find out the true position of Delta CDHR .

He urged Giama to show proof of his membership of the organisation in the state and Nigeria.

He said : “What Giama and his cohorts are doing today is basically an act of impersonation which is a criminal act punishable under the laws of Nigeria but are still on it due to the above fact and the magnanimity of the leaders of the organisation who feel that they be ignored to avoid giving them prominence as, according to them, they will fade away gradually with the passage of time.

” For the avoidance of doubt, the CDHR of the imagination of Jonathan Giama and his co-travellers have no operating base/office either in Delta State as a branch and no head office any where in Nigeria where they meet as with the authentic CDHR which we belong.

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“The address of No. 20, Deco Road, Warri, Delta State which Mr. Jonathan Giama is quoting, is the Registered Office of Barrister Ekwetafia which is well-known to many in Warri metropolis. He and his group are now too poor to pay rent by themselves hence they chose to squat with the eminent lawyer Ekwetafia.

“Moreover, Mr. Jonathan Giama spoke of their group holding their Annual General Conference in Asaba, Delta State where he purports that Mr. Kehinde Taiga was made the National President of the CDHR of their imagination.

“The question to ask is:
What is the address of the building to enable anyone who cares to visit the place to see things for himselves if it will not turn out to be someone’s personal private building or a quack obscure hotel belonging to one of their associates?

“CDHR is a well- established and duly registered human rghts organisation with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, with it’s Registered Head Office at: No. 43, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigerua, while the Delta State Chapter has its Secretariat located at the famous Isoken Plaza, ‘the Glass House’, at No. 3, Warri Effurun Road, Enerhen Junction, Enerhen in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria with the septuagerian, Comrade Chief Edariese A. Peter, a seasoned banker (retired) and businessman as its Chairman with Comrades Israel Joe and Harrison Itulua as secretary and reasurer respectively.

“The organization, CDHR, has a registered board of trrustees with an erudite lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, as Chairman with other five eminent Nigerians who have made waves in their chosen career as members.”

Edariese called on law enforcement agencies to beam their searchlight on the activities of Giama and his cohorts with a view to apprehending them.


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BREAKING:Chicago State University Unable To Grant One Request By Atiku As It Releases Tinubu’s Academic Records



Senator Withdraws Support For Tinubu Over Choice Of Muslim Running Mate
President Bola Tinubu

The Chicago State University (CSU) was unable to meet one request by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar as it finally released to him the academic records of President Bola Tinubu.

Atiku requested the documents to back his allegation of forgery of CSU certificate against Tinubu. It would mean Tinubu was not qualified to run for the election, which he won, if the allegation is successfully proved against him.

The university, on Monday, presented to Atiku’s legal team, a cache of documents connected to Tinubu’s education at the institution and copies of certificates with redacted names issued to other persons about the same time the Nigerian president finished from the school in 1979.

It also contained Tinubu’s admission records, and a letter dated 27 June 2022 confirming that he attended the university from August 1977 and June 1979 majoring in accounting. The letter said Tinubu was awarded Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with Honours on 22 June 1979.

The District Court in Northern Illinois, had in its judgement delivered on Saturday, given the university up till 12 noon on Monday to deliver the documents to Atiku.

The judge, Nancy Maldonado, gave the other after dismissing Tinubu’s objection in the judgement.

Ms Maldonando dismissed Tinubu’s objection to the 20 September decision of a magistrate judge of the court, Jeffery Gilbert.

The judge fully affirmed Gilbert’s ruling, ordering the CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records as requested by Atiku. She insisted Atiku had the right to have access to the records.

Complying with the court order on Monday, the university produced four sets of documents copies which went viral online on Monday.

In a deposition detailing its compliance with the court order, the university confirmed it was able to grant three of Atiku’s four requests.

Responding to one of the requests it granted, the university said, “after diligent search”. it was able to locate and produce seven different certificates for Bachelor of Science degree it issued in 1979.

Atiku had apparently requested the documents to compare and contrast them with the one presented by Tinubu as his for the 2023 presidential election.

The university also handed to Atiku’s team, documents relating to Tinubu and certified by an official of CSU, Jamar C. Orr, a lawyer.

The university similarly produced, “after diligent search”, copies of three other diploma certificates issued to other students other than Tinubu in 1979.

This was in response to Atiku’s request for “true and correct copies of any diplomas issued by CSU (other than to Tinubu) that contain the same font, seal, signatures, and wording (other than the name of the recipient and the specific degree awarded)”. Atiku sought these documents to compare and contrast them with the one Tinubu claimed to have obtained on or about 22 June 1979.

But the university said it was unable to locate “a copy of the original diploma it prepared for Tinubu in 1979” as requested by Atiku.

This was the kernel of Atiku’s request which is at the heart of the issue he intends to use the documents for in his legal challenge of Tinubu’s victory at the 25 February presidential election.

The university said it “does not in the ordinary course keep copies of student diplomas, and after diligent search cannot locate a copy of the original diploma it prepared for Mr. Tinubu in 1979, hence has no documents responsive to this request.”

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Group Commends Ogun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s Verdict



Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun

A Civil Society Organization, Advocacy for Peace and Good Governance, has commended the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for its verdict on  the March 18, governorship election in the State.

It would be recalled that the tribunal, on Saturday, unanimously validated the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun, as it dismissed all the grounds canvassed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Ladi Adebutu in their petitions.

The group stated that the verdict was a victory for democracy and affirmation of the people’s choice.

The group, in a statement signed by it’s National Coordinator, Waheed Sulaimon, on Saturday in Abuja, described the judgement as explicit without any ambiguity, saying it was a true reflection of what happened across Ogun State on March 18, 2023.

The group noted that the tribunal delivered its verdict based on the facts and evidence presented before it, as well as the credibility of the electoral process.

It lauded the judiciary for its impartiality in the ongoing election petition-related cases across the country, adding that Nigerians have always reposed their confidence in that arm of government.

The group, therefore, urged all parties involved to accept the decision of the tribunal and join hands with Governor Dapo Abiodun, to work towards the development of the state.

It also called on all stakeholders in the Ogun State project to rally round the governor to make the Gateway State among the best in Nigeria in terms of economic prosperity, political stability and social cohesion.

The group also lauded Governor Abiodun for his commitment to good governance and efforts at ensuring the security of lives and property, as well as his unwavering political will to speedily develop the state.

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Nasarawa Governor Sule, Declares PDP’s Ombugadu Winner



Nasarawa State Governor Abudullahi Sule

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday declared David Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the state’s last election.

This was after the tribunal nullified  the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Delivering the judgment virtually, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, declared Ombugadu as the lawfully elected governor of Nasarawa State.

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