The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday declared ex-Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in place of Professor Jerry Gana. In a unanimous decision by a three-man panel, led by Justice Abdul Aboki, the court set aside the December 14, 2018 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which had declared Jerry Gana the candidate of the party.
President Muhammadu Buhari would inaugurate the Zik Mausoleum in Onitsha, Anambara state on Thursday as part of his activities to flag off his campaign in the south east. The Buhari’s administration completed the Zik Mausoleum in October 2018 after successive governments failed to do so for over 20 years. President Buhari and members of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have left Abuja for Anambra and Enugu states in continuation of the nationwide re-election campaign.
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted a former Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) Administrative Secretary in Kwara State Mr Christian Nwosu. Justice Mohammed Idris found him guilty of laundering N264million. “I find that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt in the manner required by law.
Middlesbrough on Thursday, January 24, announced that they have signed former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel on a deal until the end of the season. The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s captain has spent the last two years playing for Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA but has now secured a return to England for family reasons. The 31-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin Teda last month.