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Repeal Of Former Govs Pension Law: UZODINMA REDUCES AGONY FOR IHEDIOHA

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… Makes Him Equal TO Udenwa, Ohakim, Others

… All Suffers Non Payment Of Entitlements

In alliance with the saying that anything or policy that has advantages must also have disadvantages.

While the former Governors of the state, their deputies, speakers and deputy speakers appear to be at the receiving end of the law which Imo House of Assembly passed last Thursday that repealed their pensions, gratuities and other entitlements, the immediate former governor of Imo State Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha may have his pains or agony reduced having being placed on the same cadre with his colleagues.

The Imo State House of Assembly had last Thursday passed executive Bill presented to the House by the majority leader and member representing Ikeduru State Constituency, Uche Ogbuagu, seeking repeal of the pensions entitlement of former governors, deputies, speakers and deputy speakers.

However, the governor of Imo State Senator Hope Uzodinma had last Friday, Signed the said bill into law, which hitherto implies that the former Governors of the state amongst others have ceased to get the said entitlements.

The repeal or abrogation of this law to a reasonable extent, has reduced the pains and agony which the immediate former governor of the state Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha goes through having lost his mandate at the Supreme Court in January 2020.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria had on January 14th 2020 nullified the march 9th 2019 governorship election in Imo which the INEC declared Ihedioha winner on the grounds that the declaration was illegal adding that the rightful winner of the said election was Senator Hope Uzodinma of the APC.

Although there are arguments in various quarters that Ihedioha by the virtue of the judgment of the Supreme court should not be seen, addressed or received any entitlement as the former governor but while such arguments are still subsisting, the fact remains, that Uzodinma’s action through the state house of Assembly has reduced the agony of Ihedioha because it would worsen his pains to watch and see his former governors colleagues like Uzdenwa, Ohakim, Okorocha amongst others receiving their pensions and other entitlements while he does not.

The member representing Obowo State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh in a recent Radio program declared that Ihedioha in the eyes of the law was never a governor, according to the lawmaker, the Supreme Court in its judgment described Okorocha as the 5th democratic governor of Imo and Uzodinma, the six hence Ihedioha according to him is nowhere in the said judgment.

With the repealed pension law in the state, Ihedioha can only suffer the trauma emanating from his sudden removal from the office as the Governor and probably by ‘abrupt stoppage of his plans for Imo people but those entitlements which ordinary should accrue to other former governors without his participating will become a fate which all must suffer.

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Didier Drogba, African Football Legend Divorces Wife

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The legend of Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire, Didier Drogba, revealed that his ten-year marriage to his Malian wife, Lalla Diakate, is over… after appearing with a mystery woman in an intimate video in bed. In the late 1990s in Paris, Drogba, 42, met Diakate and they married in 2011.

As he sought to protect his loved ones from the limelight, he had previously kept a quiet private life. But after saucy pictures of him and an unknown woman set tongues wagging, he was coerced into making a statement confirming his relationship with Diakate was over. On social media, the images and clips soon went viral. And they revealed the bare-cheeled Blues idol in bed with a young woman who was almost naked.

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He wrote on his Instagram handle, “I’m not in the habit of discussing my private life. “But, because of speculation in the media today, I can confirm that sadly, after 20 years together, Lalla and I took the difficult decision to separate last year. “We remain very close, and our main priorities have been to protect our children and our family’s private life. “May God bless you.”

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55-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Jos

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The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area.

A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.

“The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong.

After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones”Aliyu said

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the suspect is in the custody of the police and would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.

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#EndSARS: Court stops prosecution of Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Davido, and others

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A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory has stopped the prosecution of Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre, Burna Boy, Davido, Falz, activist Deji Adeyanju and others over the #EndSARS protest. 

The High Court ordered a Magistrate court to immediately stop proceedings and stay action against 50 persons who supported the #EndSARS protests, following a criminal complaint filed by lawyer Kenechuhwu Okeke. 

Okeke in his suit alleged that during the riot,  properties were destroyed and the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests must be held responsible for it and also brought to justice.

Justice Bello Kawu who delivered a judgment on the application filed by Activist Deji Adeyanju (one of the defendants) for a judicial review of the substantive matter before the magistrate, said; 

“An order of this honourable court granting leave to the application to issue and serve on the defendant an application for judicial review against the proceedings/direct criminal complaint of Hon. Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit No. CR/49/2020.

“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, serve as stay of all proceedings on the direct criminal complaint Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit no. CR/49/2020.

“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, same order as granted by the honourable court shall restrain the Nigeria Police Force, 2nd and 3rd defendants from taking any further steps, arresting and or taking any unconstitutional/illegal steps in the form of any guise as it concerns the subject matters whatsoever before this court herein as it concerns all parties in the proceedings.”

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