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BREAKING: Appeal Court nullifies Zamfara PDP governorship primary

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By Gloria Ikibah

An Appeal Court sitting in Sokoto State, presided over by Justice Muhammad Shuaibu, has dismissed an appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, thereby nullifying his candidature.

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Delivering its judgement in a unanimous decision by the three panels of judges, Justice Shuaibu said the appeal was an abuse of the judicial process and lacked merit.

Shuaibu further explained that Lawal had no right to appeal the judgement he already complied with.

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Naijablitznews.com recalled that a PDP governorship aspirant in the state, Ibrahim Shehu, had challenged Lawal’s emergence as the PDP candidate.

Shehu argued that the election that returned Lawal was marred with irregularities and non-compliance with the Electoral Act and PDP guidelines.

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Being dissatisfied, he approached the Federal High Court in Gusau, which nullified the primary and ordered PDP to conduct a rerun within 14 days.

Naijablitznews.com reports that the PDP complied with the judgement, conducted the rerun, and Lawal reemerged.

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Shehu again approached the same high court, asserting that there was no election ruled in his favour and that the PDP had no governorship candidate for the 2023 election.

Responding, the lawyer to the appellants, Aminu Aliyu, said his client has the opportunity of appealing the judgement in the Supreme Court.

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Also speaking, the lawyer to the respondent, Ndiana Anaka, said the judgement was a victory for democracy and rule of law.

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Oshiomhole Hugs Wike Tightly After Receiving Rivers State’s Highest Award + Videosaw

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Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, the former governor of Edo State, had a passionate moment when the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike presented him with the highest state honor at the Rivers State banquet hall.

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The former labor leader was seen hugging Nyesom Wike tightly after the presentation of the award.

Adams Oshiomhole was awarded the Grand Service Star Of Rivers State (GSSRS).

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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