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The Kogi West Senatorial rerun election involving Sen Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Sen Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives , APC, is to hold on Nov. 16, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission ().

INEC, in a statement signed by Mr. Festus Okoye, Chairman of its Information and Voter Committee, said that the election would hold simultaneously with the Kogi governorship election.

Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, said that another by-election for the Sabuwa State Constituency in Katsina State had been slated for Nov. 30.

“The decision was taken at the commission’s meeting held on Monday,” the statement said.

He said that the fresh election was sequel to the nullification of the Kogi West Senatorial District election conducted on Feb. 23, by the Election Petitions Tribunal and its subsequent affirmation by the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal had upheld the ruling of the Election Petitions Tribunal, which nullified the election of Sen. Dino Melaye (PDP), following a filed by Sen. Smart Adeyemi of the APC.

The Appeal Court, on Oct. 11, , ordered INEC to conduct a fresh election within 90 days from the date of judgment with all those who participated in it as eligible candidates.

Okoye appealed to the candidates and political parties to conduct issue-based campaigns.

“We also enjoin stakeholders to eschew violence and avoid acts capable of creating apprehension or a sense of fear before, during and after the elections,’’ he said.

Okoye also disclosed that following extensive consultations with stakeholders and a review of the security situation with the relevant security agencies, the Commission fixed Nov. 30 for the conduct of bye-election in Sabuwa State Constituency, Katsina State.

He recalled that the Katsina State of Assembly, via a letter with Reference Number KTSHA/PER/HON/l24/VOL.l/24, dated Sept. 26, notified INEC of the death of Mustapha Abdullahi, who represented the constituency, and and subsequently declared the seat vacant.

He said that the Commission would issue the Notice of Election on Oct. 23, while the conduct of party primaries would take place between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6.

According to Okoye, the last day for the submission of personal particulars of candidates (form CF001), and the list of candidates (Form CFOO2), is Nov. 8.

“The last day for the submission of names and addresses of polling agents is Nov. 15, while campaigns will end on Nov. 28,” he said.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Oshiomhole’s removal: Court makes decision

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A Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, in Jabi, on Thursday declined the Ex-Parte Application filed by the National Vice Chairman, North East of the ruling All Progressives APC, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, a factional Chairman of the APC in Edo state, Anselm Ojezua and others, seeking to remove the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from office.

Lukman, had told Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party or resign without further ado.

Lukman’s call came on the heels of the multiple internal crisis rocking the party in states across the country.

However, the court on Thursday frustrated the move to oust Oshiomhole, as it refused to grant the Ex-Parte motion filed by Salihu, Ojezua and others

Counsel to Oshiomhole and APC, Damian D. Dodo (SAN), noted that they had not been served and drew the Court’s attention to the Memorandum of Appearance and Undertaking to Accept Service of processes on behalf of the 1st & 2nd Defendants.

Responding, the Presiding Judge, Justice Danlami Senchi stopped the move and ordered that the Defendants be put on notice to ensure a fair hearing in the matter.

Justice Senchi ruled that it will hear all parties instead of granting the ex-parte application to remove Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the APC as requested by the Plaintiffs.

The matter was adjourned to 18th February 2020 for hearing of the Claimants’ application.

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Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State on Friday commended the Buhari government for the reappointment of Dr Muhammad Sanusi as Secretary-General of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for another five-year term.

Bagudu made the commendation at a final match between Dukku Warriors Football Club and Abubakar Malami Football Club during the 7th Edition of Dr Muhammad Sanusi State Super League Competition in Birnin Kebbi.

“We are grateful to the Federal Government for reappointing Dr Muhammad Sanusi, an indigene of our state, as Secretary-General Nigeria Football Federation for another five-year term,” he said.

Bagudu attributed the rebirth of sporting activities in the state to the deliberate policy of his administration to developing sports.

“The sporting activities are aimed at enhancing physical and mental capabilities of the citizenry as well as strengthen cohesiveness in the state.

“We are confident that our state will continue to excel in all sports at state, national and international tournaments taking cognisance of the superlative performance by the State Beach Soccer team rated the best in Africa and 59 in the world by FIFA,” he said.

The also renewed his commitment to sustaining necessary support to sporting activities and encouraging men and women to partake actively in all the sporting games in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor donated N1 million to Discovery Academy, Birnin Kebbi, in furtherance of quest to discover talents in sports.

At the end of the match, Dukku Warriors emerged champions in the competition and went home with a trophy.

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