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Tribunal: I discovered 18,088 blurred election results on the IReV portal, Witness tells Court



Tribunal: I discovered 18,088 blurred election results on the IReV portal, Witness tells Court


The fourth witness of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the last election, Mr Peter Obi, on Thursday, told the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) sitting in Abuja that he discovered a total of 18,088 blurred result sheets uploaded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Result Viewing (IReV) portal.


NaijaNews reports that the witness, Eric Uwadiegwu Ofoedu, a Professor of Mathematics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, told the court that he carried out an investigation and data analysis of the 2023 Presidential Election results on the IReV portal.


Led in evidence at Thursday’s proceedings by Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), Ofoedu also told the court that he analyzed results from Rivers and Benue states respectively and a report on his findings.


When the witness was presented before the Court, counsel for INEC, A. B. Mahmood (SAN) told the court that he was served the statement in court and he is handicapped on how to go about the proceedings.


He asked to court to the Petitioners to step down the witness and grant them time to look at the documents filed and prepare for Cross-examination.


Lead Counsel for Tinubu and Shetimma, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and Lateef Fagbemi representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) aligned themselves with the submissions of Mahmood (SAN) but however suggested that the witness should adopt his evidence, while they cross-examine him later.


Dr Ikpeazu (SAN) apologized for serving the respondents late but told the court that they just obtained the Soupena yesterday.


He requested that the witness be allowed to take adopt his evidence in chief while the court determines whether or not Cross-examination will be done later.


The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led panel granted the request by the LP and deferred Cross-examination till tomorrow.


Ikpeazu informed the court about a letter of request written to the witness by the LP, on February 20, asking him to carry out data analysis for the presidential election, as well as the subpoena served on the witness.


The Senior Lawyer tendered all the documents as evidence in the petition before the court.


Counsels for INEC and Tinubu/Shetimma objected to the admissibility of the letter but did not object to the Subpoena, however, counsel for the APC objected to the Subpoena but not the letter.


Justice Tsammani admitted all the documents tendered by the LP as exhibits in the petition.


The LP then called their second witness, Lummie Edeveie, a staff Arise News TV to present evidence before the court.


Led in Evidence by Patrick Ikweto (SAN), Edeveie presented a flash drive containing a video before the court.


Mr Ikweto tendered the flash before the court and applied that it be played in court.


Though the respondents objected to the admissibility of the flash drive as evidence, they did not object to it being played in court.


The application was granted by the court and the video was played on screen for everyone to watch.


The video contained the speech by the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu at the Chatham House where he spoke about the elections, giving assurances on the potency of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and the IReV portals ahead of the general elections.


Justice Tsammani after admitting the flash as evidence adjourned till tomorrow, June 16 for further hearing.


.as Osun LP suspends 13 members over Obi’s petition

The leadership of the Labour Party in Osun State on Thursday suspended the National Legal Adviser of the party, Mr Samuel Akingbade, and the state Women Leader, Mrs Susan Ojo, for attempting to create a faction in LP’s fold in the state.


Announcing the decision of the party at a press conference held in Osogbo on Thursday, Osun LP chairman, Adebayo Bello, explained that the executives have also suspended 11 local government chairmen of the party, for attending a meeting called to create a faction.


Bello also accused the suspended members of lending support to the attempt to jeopardise the petition of the LP presidential candidate in the 2023 General Elections, Mr Peter Obi, against the victory of President Bola Tinubu currently being heard by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

He added that the affected officials had wanted to hide behind the crises rocking LP at the national level to create faction in the state.


Having discovered the intention of the affected officers, Bello said LP State Executives met on Thursday, May 11, where they resolved to support the National Working Committee led by Barrister Julius Abure and suspend those found working against the party’s unity.


He further said, “The intention is to create parallel structures at the National level and the states to lend support to the dirty agenda of scuttling the legal struggle of reclaiming the mandate of Mr Peter Obi and Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed in the 2023 Presidential election. We observe that if the activities of these undemocratic persons are not checked on time, it will either weaken the Labour Party structure in Osun or collapse it.


“Barr. Samuel Akingbade (National Legal Adviser), Mrs Susan Ojo (State Women Leader) and 11 chairmen of the Local Government of our party in Osun State who participated in a meeting organised by the National Legal Adviser and suspended State Woman Leader are hereby suspended from the party indefinitely.



“These members stand suspended for anti-party activities and gross misconduct. This decision will be forwarded to the National Working Committee of the Labour Party and other relevant bodies including all security agencies for further actions.”


He assured that the party executives in the state would continue to work towards ensuring that LP remains a united and formidable political platform capable of producing visionary and transformational leaders.


Just In! Sam Larry In Police Custody Over Mohbad’s Death




Just In! Sam Larry In Police Custody Over Mohbad's Death


In a surprise development, Naijanewsngr reports that socialite Sam Larry is under police custody in connection with the tragic death of artist Mohbad.


The Lagos Police Command confirmed the arrest and reported Sam Larry’s cooperation with their investigation.


The circumstances surrounding Mohbad’s death remain unclear, causing a stir in the entertainment world. Updates are eagerly awaited as authorities continue their inquiry.


Stay tuned for more details as the investigation progresses.



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Govt, Labour Congress meeting ends in deadlock.




Govt, Labour Congress meeting ends in deadlock.

Govt, Labour Congress meeting ends in deadlock.
Details of the meeting between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have emerged.

The meeting ended in a deadlock on Monday.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, called the meeting, which failed to address any of the issues raised by the Union.

However, the minister expressed optimism that the issues raised by the Nigerian workers would be addressed.

He said the FG would resolve the issues before the deadline.

“We must also recognize the economic realities that confront us.

“As we address the concerns of our workforce, we must be mindful of striking a balance that promotes economic growth and secures sustainable progress for our nation.

“Today, I call upon each one of you to join hands in an open-minded and constructive dialogue, enabling us to bridge any gaps that may exist between the interests of workers and the ultimate goal of driving economic advancement,” he said.

NLC President Ajaero said: “In the ultimatum we gave and in the NEC resolution, the issue of NURTW was clearly stated, and at the time, the issue had not degenerated the way it is now. That was why we had to bring it along.

“On the other issues, you can see that there was no agreement on any; there is no CNG anywhere, and refineries are not working, nor gas.

“Nothing has been done on the issue of wage awards, cash transfers, or the ASUU issues. However, we believe that between now and the next few days, when the ultimatum expires, something will happen.”

Ajaero said there was no going back on the planned indefinite strike if no progress was made before the expiration of the union’s ultimatum.

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Breaking News: Dramatic Rescue as Fire Engulfs Lekki Shanty




Breaking News: Dramatic Rescue as Fire Engulfs Lekki Shanty

In a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded earlier today, a shanty settlement in the upscale area of Lekki, Lagos, was engulfed in flames, leaving residents scrambling for safety and hope.

The fire, a relentless force of destruction, threatened to consume everything in its path, but amidst the chaos and despair, two lives were miraculously saved.

The Lekki shanty, like many informal settlements around the world, was a tightly-knit community where people, despite facing severe economic hardships, found a sense of belonging and resilience. However, this morning, their lives took an abrupt turn as plumes of thick, acrid smoke filled the sky, darkening the once-vibrant neighborhood.

The response from local authorities and good Samaritans was swift. Firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service rushed to the scene, battling against the raging inferno.

Their courage and determination were on full display as they fought valiantly to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading further.

As they worked tirelessly, the streets echoed with the panicked cries and prayers of those who had lost everything.


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Amidst the chaos, the heroism of two individuals shone brightly. Mr. Ade, a middle-aged resident of the shanty, emerged as a true savior.

Risking his own life, he braved the flames to rescue his neighbors trapped in their burning homes. With unwavering resolve, he helped carry an elderly woman and a young child to safety, earning the gratitude and admiration of the entire community.

The rescued woman, Mrs. Okonkwo, spoke tearfully of her harrowing experience. She expressed her gratitude to Mr. Ade and the firefighters who had come to their rescue. Her story serves as a poignant reminder of the strength and resilience of ordinary people in the face of adversity.

As the hours passed, the firefighters’ efforts finally paid off, and the flames were brought under control. While the shanty had suffered extensive damage, the worst had been averted.

Thanks to the rapid response of the authorities and the bravery of Mr. Ade, the community had not suffered any casualties, save for the trauma of witnessing their homes reduced to ashes.

The aftermath of this devastating fire serves as a sobering reminder of the vulnerabilities faced by informal settlements and marginalized communities. It underscores the urgent need for improved safety measures and infrastructure in such areas to prevent such disasters in the future.

In the midst of tragedy, the resilience and heroism displayed by the residents of the Lekki shanty, as well as the valiant efforts of the firefighters, provide a glimmer of hope.

It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of unity in the face of adversity.

While the road to recovery will be long and challenging, the Lekki community will undoubtedly emerge stronger, their bonds forged even tighter in the crucible of this fiery trial.

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