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Why Zainab Bulkahukwa withdraws from presidential election petition tribunal

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Following the application filled by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and his candidate in the recently held presidential election, Atiku Abubakar asking the Chairman of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw from the tribunal, Justice Bulkachuwa has finally bowed to the pressure.

The application was based on the fact among other things, that the Senator-elect for Bauchi north senatorial district, Adamu Bulkachuwa of the All Progressive Congress is the husband of the Justice Bulkachuwa.

The Senator-elect for Bauchi north senatorial district which is a prominent member of the APC a political party joined in the suit.

While delivering the lead ruling on the application filed by Atiku and PDP, Justice Peter Ige, said that shoudnt be enough ground to substantiate the Justice Bulkachuwa will be biased in the dispensation of her duties. He added that being a wife and mother to candidates of the ruling APC party will not in any way pave room for her bias.

He added that the plaintiff have not duly satisfied the requirements for the tribunal president to recuse herself from the case. Consequently, he dismissed the application.

Justice Bulkachuwa agreed to recuse herself from the tribunal citing personal reasons. Although he agreed with the lead judgment and the dismissal of the application.

She drew it to another level when she explained that she insisted that the matter be heard by the full court so that in the future another female judge will not face the same thing she faced in the future.

In a related development, Two groups, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre and the Women In Nigeria, have described the application filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, asking the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw her membership of the five-man panel as ‘discrimination against women’.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Offers A Condolence To The Jigawa State Governor

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President Muhammadu Buhari Offers A Condolence To The Jigawa State Governor

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari Offers Condolences to the Jigawa state Governor, Abubakar Badaru due to the death of his mother in law Hajiya Binta Garba Tasha Funtua, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

Mr. President offered the condolences via his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Sunday.

Presidential condolence message hereby goes, “I am profoundly touched by the passing of your mother-in-law, Hajiya Binta Garba Funtua and I join your entire family in mourning the inspiring mother.

“Your Excellency, words cannot express my grief over the demise of this great woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all members of your family at this difficult time.

“While extending my condolences for this irreparable loss, I pray to Almighty God to comfort you and members of your family. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and reward her good deeds with aljanna. Amin thumma Amin.’’

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Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)

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Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)

The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken a step on the alleged Gorilla that swallows the sum of 6.8 million naira at the Zoo, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The incident which happened during the Eid-Fitr celebration and this has made the Governor of the state, Umar Ganduje to reacts in giving an order to get to the root of the matter.

According to the report gathered from the Managing Director of the Zoo, Umar Kobo, he narrated the ordeals by stating that:

“The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything.

“What I can confirm is that money is missing.”

The Police representative in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna reveal the reports which state that 10 people that were on duty when the incident occurred have been apprehended and the investigation into the root of the matter is currently ongoing.

Mr. Haruna states as quoted below:

“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo

“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”

The NIGERIA NEWS earlier reports that Ganduje has instructed the Anti-corruption commission to probe anyone involved in the incident. The order was reported by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.

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