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COURT DISMISS BAYO SHITTU’S SUITS AGAINST OYO GOVT

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The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Oluseun Abimbola on Wednesday disclosed that the case instituted by the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu against the Oyo State Government, Saki Local Government Council and others have been dismissed by the Oyo State High Court of justice sitting in Saki division.

Similarly, the Attorney General also revealed that the Oyo State High Court has dismissed the case filed to challenge the constitutionality of the Special environmental sanitation days in Oyo-State in a suit I/128/2016 filed by one Kayode Oloyede against the Attorney-General of Oyo State & Oyo State House of Assembly (OYHA), explaining that the Claimant had urged the court to set aside the environmental sanitation days in the state on the ground of not being constitutional and lawful.

Mr. Abimbola stated that the resumed hearing of the court filed by Alhaji Adebayo Shittu came up on April 24, 2018, and the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Lateef A. Ganiyu, in a considered ruling dismissed in its entirety the Honourable minister’s Suit no HSK/30/2017.

According to the Attorney General, “You will recall this was the suit in which the Minister was claiming ownership of a parcel of land where a fire station is presently sited. Shittu had claimed the land was granted to him by Saki Parapo on which he planned to build an ICT centre but the local Government claimed the land belonged to her and never granted same to the Minister at any time.”

Abimbola said that the Oyo State Government had at the commencement of the suit filed a preliminary objection against same contending among other things, that the claimant, Shittu had no locus standi to institute the suit, calling him a meddlesome interloper and that there was no reasonable cause of action disclosed by his claims in court.

He noted that the court in its ruling on the argument of the State counsel from the Office of the Attorney-General of Oyo State, found that the claimant did not present any substantial prima facie case to show any legal right capable of being contested on the land in dispute, and further held that the case as constituted disclosed no reasonable cause of action against the defendants.

The Attorney General disclosed that the suit was accordingly dismissed by the court and this puts to an end the claims and counterclaims of the Minister against the Local Government on the said land.

Abimbola explained that Kayode Oloyede in his suit urged the court to set aside the environmental sanitation days in the state on ground of not being constitutional and lawful
as well as praying to the court to adopt the position taken against Lagos State by the Court of

Appeal in a suit which struck down the Lagos State environmental day as being unconstitutional same not having been created by any existing law.

The Attorney General noted that in a considered judgment at the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, April 30, 2018, the Hon. Justice Oni Esan of the Oyo State High Court dismissed the claimant’s case.

“The trial judge distinguished the Lagos State case from the present one, and held that whereas
the court of Appeal so held against Lagos State environmental sanitation days on the ground of same not being a creation of law thus could not be enforced against the plaintiff therein, whereas the Oyo State environmental sanitation days are held pursuant to the provisions of the Oyo State Environmental Law of 2012, 2015, and regulations made thereunder, making the Oyo State exercise legal and constitutional unlike the scenario created in the Lagos case.

“She further held that section 45 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
shows the rights claimed by the Claimant were not absolute and could not invalidate any law justifiable in a democratic society in the interest of public order, public health, defence, public safety, etc,” Abimbola stated.

 

 

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‘wicked, stupid lies’ Aides React To Gov Makinde’s Private Jet Acquisition

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‘it’s wicked and stupid! I don’t know how to respond to such’

 

That was a response from one of the aides to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde when asked to confirm if truly the Governor recently acquired a private jet.

 

A report monitored online by papermache.com alleged that the Governor has joined the league of jet owners in Nigeria.

 

Governor Makinde was said to have been spotted at the Felix Houphouet Airport, Abidjan alighting from the aircraft alongside, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi and Alhaji Bisi Olopoeniyan at the just concluded AFCON finals.

 

This stemmed the report that the Governor has just acquired the private jet for his private use.

 

Another aide of the Governor who refused to add his name, citing reasons that he wasn’t allowed to make official comments responded to the allegation as ‘funny! How can you say somebody bought a jet because he alighted from it?’.

 

 

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Access Bank Boss, Herbert Wigwe Dies In Helicopter Crash

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Access Bank boss, Herbert Wigwe has reportedly died in a chopper crash.

 

Wigwe and 5 others were said to be travelling in the helicopter when it crashed somewhere close to Nevada, USA.

 

There was no confirmation if his wife and child was in the chopper with him.

 

According to New York Times, none of the passengers of the ill fated helicopter has not been found.

 

 

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EFCC Declares Emefiele’s Wife, Others Wanted!

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The Economic Finacial Crime Commission, EFCC has declared Margaret, wife of former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele and three others wanted as part of their investigations involving the former banker.

 

In a notice posted on their website, the Commission hinted that Margaret Emefiele, a CBN official Eric Odoh, a businesswoman, Anita Omoile and a Bureau De Change operator, Jonathan Omoile are wanted for allegedly conspiring with Godwin Emefiele to convert huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

The wife of the former CBN boss, Margaret is said to have gone into hiding after her husband was arrested and charged to court.

 

The former CBN boss is claimed to be giving useful information to the investigators who found it necessary to bring in his wife as she was mentioned in all the transactions done by her husband.

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