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He has right to refile appeal, will concentrate on his worsening health – Metuh’s lawyer speaks on Supreme Court ruling

– A lawyer to the former publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party has said that Olisa Metuh can refile an appeal

– The lawyer’s reaction followed a judgement by the Supreme Court on Metuh’s no case submission against EFCC

– Ben Chuks-Nwosu said Metuh and his family will however, focus on his worsening health condition

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has reacted to a recent Supreme Court ruling on his ‘no case submission’ filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Metuh through his counsel Ben Chuks-Nwosu said he has a right to refile and appeal on the matter.

In a statement released on Monday, February 12, Chuks-Nwosu said his client reserves the legal right to to comply with the Supreme Court by seeking a leave to appeal.

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Chuks-Nwosu said the new appeal would grant Metuh an opportunity to be heard on its merit.

He however, said despite the decision of the court on the matter, his client and his familiy would concentrate on his worsening health challenge.

“While we welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court on the No Case Submission filed by our client, Chief Olisa Metuh, on his on-going case at the Federal High Court, Abuja, we wish to state for the records, that the appeal was struck out on technical grounds; as the Supreme Court did not determine the matter on the merit or it’s lack thereof.

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“Whereas our client retains the legal right to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision by seeking leave to appeal so that the matter can be heard on its merit, we are more eager to continue with the defence of the substantive suit; as this is the fastest way to prove his innocence.

“However, more important to our client and his family right now is his health challenge and the treatment of his worsening spinal chord ailment. We are following all lawful ways and means to ensure that he receives appropriate medical treatment, especially against the background of recent events that clearly put his life in danger.

“We restate our complete faith in the laws of our land, confident that truth, justice and equity will prevail in the end,” the lawyer said.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Supreme Court had ruled that he has a case to answer over the alleged N400 million case against him by the EFCC.

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The court said Metuh failed to first obtain the leave of either the trial court or the appellate court before filing a notice of appeal as required by the constitution.

The court ruled that the appellants having failed in that regard their appeals were incompetent and the court lacked jurisdiction to hear them.

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Dambazau Holds Meeting With IGP Idris, Other Top Police Officers

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, is in a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and senior police officers at the Force Headquarters, in Abuja.

The objective of the meeting is to devise strategies to stop illegal weapons which Idris described as becoming alarming in Nigeria, Daily Sun reported.

The IGP added that with the upcoming general elections slated to hold early next year, it is imperative for the police and other security agencies to curb illegal arms, which he insisted, were wrong hands.

IGP Idris had also condemned the arming of vigilance groups put in place by some state governors to protect lives and property of their citizens.

 

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PDP Blasts Lai Mohammed Over Commendation On Buhari’s Performance

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s assertions that “there is no cause for alarm” as Nigeria is in “very safe and competent hands,” with President Muhammadu Buhari piloting the affairs of the country.

Mohammed said this over the weekend at a mini town hall meeting with the staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Madrid, Spain.

However, the PDP in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, condemned the statement saying the reality on the ground shows that the nation was on auto-pilot and drifting to the precipice.

The opposition party claimed that Nigerians are facing untold hardship due to the incompetence and corrupt proclivities of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP said, “If a minister of information who ought to give the correct state of affairs can announce that a government which collapsed the nation’s once robust economy and plagued it with political tension, is indeed a safe hand, then our nation is in much more trouble under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“How can anybody say that the same Presidency whose incompetence and bad policies are directly responsible for the massive unemployment and job losses, collapse of businesses and even the lingering fuel crisis which has brought untold hardship in the land, is indeed a safe hand?

“This is a government, under whose watch, the nation has become heavily polarised along dangerous fault lines and where citizens now live in fear and mutual suspicion; where citizens are slaughtered by the day by marauders; where hunger and strange diseases ravage the people.

“The reasonable take-away from the statement of the information minister is that this government has come to its wit’s end and has no solution for the troubles it caused the nation.

“More so, the minister’s statement has further exposed the fact that this failed administration is not the least remorseful for the pain it has caused the people, which underpins its arrogance and disdain towards Nigerians.

“We, however, urge Nigerians not to despair as the repositioned PDP stands with them in the collective quest to end the misrule of the APC in 2019.”

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I Was Abandoned As A Baby, I Never Knew My Parents – Maheeda

Maheeda reveals she never knew her parents while growing up. (Photo credit: File photo)

Nigerian popular nudist, Maheeda has reveal an hidden secret about her background, youthful days and parental issues.

According to Maheeda, she stated that at no point in time has she meet her parent. She mentioned this in a chat and added that she does not have much memory about her childhood and even the few things that come to her mind as a child are not good memories that she wishes to be reminded of.

She said:

I grew up in Kano State, but I don’t remember much about my childhood; even the few things that I can recall are not pleasant memories.

I never knew my parents because I was abandoned as a baby. My childhood was characterized by loneliness, sadness and feelings of worthlessness. From a very young age, I was desperate for freedom and happiness. I just wanted to be accepted. I didn’t have a happy childhood. I was raised by kind-hearted people who took pity on me

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Yemi Alade Hits Hard At A Follower On Twitter

Yemi Alade reply a follower who told her she does not release hit songs. (Photo credit: File photo).

Nigerian female singer, Yemi Alade who of recent has been facing constant social media criticism is not allowed to be at peace as a follower again hits hard at her, the follower stated that she does not release hit track with all her work.

The actress who made the announcement to release a new track got a fan stating that she always release track with no hit track to her credit, and Yemi Alade wasted no time in giving the fan a reply.

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Herders/Farmers Crisis: Nigerian Army Begins “Operation Cat Race” In Benue

The Nigerian Army has commenced Operation Cat Race Exercise in Benue state to put an end to the perennial clash between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

The army began the exercise, today, Tuesday.

Naija News gathered that ahead of the formal inauguration of the operation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has visited Governor Samuel Ortom at the Government House in Makurdi the state capital.

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