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Ganduje To Appeal Court Ruling On Congress Nullification,Emir Sunusi II



Kano State Government has rejected the two court judgment against it and the All Progressive Congress faction of Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

 It was earlier reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Kano state government to tender an apology to the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II , in two national dailies and pay him N10m as damages.

The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Anwuli Chikere, held that Sanusi’s forceful banishment from the state after his dethronement, was illegal, unconstitutional and in gross violation of his fundamental human rights.

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Similarly, an Abuja High Court on Tuesday nullified the congresses of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

In his ruling, Justice Hamza Mu’azu upheld the congresses conducted by the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the party.

The judge ruled that the congress which returned 17,908 members was valid.

However, reacting to the court ruling on Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II , the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Musa Lawan said the state will appeal the judgment as they reject the ruling in its entirety.

The Commissioner told Solacebase that the constitution recognize tradition and custom and should be protected.

‘’We are studying the judgment and going to take the right decision, definitely we are going to appeal. But then Kano State Government would do everything possible to protect the custom and tradition of the people. Where a person that is part of the emirate decide to destroy the tradition and custom and do only things that he deemed fit will not be allowed,’’ said Musa Lawan.

‘’For over hundred years , it has been the tradition and custom in our clime that when an emir is deposed , he is banished to another community and there was nothing usual in the case of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, ‘’said Musa Lawan.

‘’Even for Muhammadu Sanusi going to court means that he does not respect the custom and tradition of Kano’’

On the issue of the issue of nullification of the APC congress of the Ganduje led faction, the State Attorney General said the duly recognized leadership of APC conducted ward congresses in the state and that was the only one conducted in Kano.

‘’There was no any APC congresses conducted at ward level apart from the one conducted by the recognized leadership in the state and that was the only one. So it is surprising that some people went to court and even tendered a result of  a congress that did not take place is surprising.’’

Musa Lawan added that despite the defence Counsels argument on the jurisdiction of the court in Abuja, the judge decided to rule on the matter in favour of the applicants.


Just In: Tinubu Meets Kwankwaso At Aso Rock




President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently holding a meeting with one of his key challengers in the February 25, 2023, Presidential Election, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso, who came fourth in the election, was the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

He is the first presidential candidate in the keenly contested election to make a visit to the Aso Rock Villa having held an earlier meeting with the president in Paris before his inauguration on May 29.
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Dr.Y.Z Ya’u Elected as Convener of Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room



Dr YZ Yau

In a highly contested election held at the Abuja Continental Hotel, Dr. Y.Z Ya’u, the Executive Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has emerged as the new Convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room.

The announcement was made in a statement released to the press by Ali Sabo, CITAD’s Digital Rights Officer.

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is a coalition of more than 70 civil society organizations dedicated to monitoring Nigeria’s electoral process and elections across the nation.

Established in 2010 before the 2011 general elections, the Situation Room undertakes regular analysis and disseminates information on significant developments and events related to electoral conduct in Nigeria.

With a primary focus on improving the quality of Nigeria’s electoral system, the Situation Room aims to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to engage and monitor the electoral process effectively. It supports coordination and synergy among various election stakeholders, promoting collaboration, proactive advocacy, and prompt action in response to incidents during elections.

The Situation Room’s secretariat is hosted by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a civil society organization founded by Clement Nwankwo. It serves as a platform for advanced planning, scenario building, evidence-based analysis, constructive engagement with stakeholders, and election observation.

During elections, the Situation Room sets up a physical Election Situation Room comprising an Analysts’ Room and a Technical Room. The Analysts’ Room consists of experts in democracy and governance issues, while the Technical Room houses a Call Centre and a Social Media desk. Field observers deployed nationwide for general elections and off-cycle governorship elections send reports to the Communication Room, where they are verified and published on the Situation Room’s social media platforms.

Incidents reported by field observers are escalated to relevant election stakeholders, such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, for prompt resolution. The Situation Room issues statements based on these reports, drawing attention to issues such as logistics challenges, security concerns, voter intimidation, and inducement. It calls upon the appropriate authorities to take immediate action in curbing such challenges.

One of the areas of particular focus for the Situation Room is the collation and transmission of election data, which it often identifies as the “weak link” in the Nigerian electoral system. By closely monitoring this stage of the electoral process, the Situation Room aims to ensure transparency and credibility in the declaration of winners.

With Dr. Y.Z Ya’u as its new Convener, the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is poised to strengthen its efforts in promoting free, fair, and transparent elections in Nigeria, thereby contributing to the growth and consolidation of democracy in the nation.

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Passage of Police Pension and Training Bills Receives Commendation from Inspector-General of Police



IGP Usman Baba Alkali


In a momentous development, the National Assembly of Nigeria has passed the Police Pension Board Bill and the Nigeria Police Force College, Training School and Institution (Establishment) Bill.


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has hailed this historic achievement and commended the National Assembly and well-meaning Nigerians for their support.


The passage of these bills is expected to bring about significant changes in the country’s policing system, standardize training procedures, improve police productivity, and alleviate pension-related hardships. The IGP expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved and assured retirees that efforts are underway to implement the bills and address their long-standing pension concerns.

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