The Lagos Assembly has reappointed members of the House who were initially demoted and suspended, The Witness has learned.
The Witness understands that the Lagos State House of Assembly issued an internal memo through the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, on Friday directing the aggrieved members to take up new portfolios.
It was learned that Hon Olumuyiwa Jimoh, the former Deputy Majority Leader, has been assigned to chair the Committee on Central Business District while his counterpart who was removed as Chief Whip, Honourable Rotimi Abiru, is now the Chairman of Inter-Parliamentary Committee.
The Witness understands that Hon Moshood Oshun, who was removed from the Chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (State), has been named Chairman of Committee on Legislative Compliance while Hon Nurudeen Saka-Solaja is now the Chairman of PAC (State).
Similarly, Hon Kazeem Adewale Raheem is now the Chairman of Establishments, Training and Pensions from his earlier position of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations swapping office with Hon Rasheed Makinde while Hon (Mrs.) Mojisola Alli-Macaulay replaces Hon (Mrs) Mojisola Miranda as Chairman of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Committee. Mrs Miranda is now the Chief Whip.
BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses APC’s request on Zamfara judgement review
The Supreme Court has dismissed the application for judicial review filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara State.
The Witness reports that Zamfara APC filed the application against Senator Kabiru Marafa and 179 others.
In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the Supreme court held that the application is a vexatious, frivolous and gross abuse of court process.
The Supreme court awarded the cost of N2m to be paid by the applicant to the 1st to 140th respondents.
Furthermore, Justice Okoro, who delivered the judgement, held that the apex court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain an application seeking a review of its own judgment as the finality of the judgment of the supreme court is sealed and cannot be reviewed under any guise.
On the other hand, Justice Centus Nweze, however, disagrees with the other members of the panel as he reads a dissenting judgment upholding the application of the APC.
The Supreme Court judge insists that it is better to admit an error instead of justifying an error that fails to represent justice. He adds that the Supreme Court can reverse itself.
Justice Nweze further insists that the judgment of the court favours the PDP who was not a party to the suit in the first place and orders the setting aside the earlier judgment of the court
Prince Charles of England tests positive for COVID-19
England’s future king Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House said today.
The 71 year-old prince displays mild symptoms but remains in “good health”, the spokesman for the royal family said. His wife, Camilla tested negative.
The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
The Price of Wales has been working from home in Scotland for the last few days, in company of his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
‘In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
‘‘It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.’’
According to metro.co.uk, among Prince Charles’ recent engagements was a Water Aid dinner, in which he sat opposite Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Prince Albert became the first Royal Family member to catch coronavirus earlier this month.
He was also at a celebrity Prince’s Trust Awards a few days ago.
Oshiomhole resumes as APC chairman, says he’s not perfect but sincere
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole is currently holding a meeting with members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
The meeting comes less than 24 hours after the Appeal Court ordered a stay of execution of the order of the FCT High Court suspending him as the National Chairman of the party.
Mr. Oshiomhole while meeting with the party executives at the APC secretariat in Abuja said conflict is natural in a party of their size.
Speaking on resolving some of the issues affecting the party said the APC is united and not divided and will be used as an instrument for the development of Nigeria.
He said parties that are pro-people usually have more challenges than conservative parties.
According to him, despite the challenges the party has faced, the APC remains strong, admitting that he is not a perfect being but his sincerity of purpose cannot be denied.
The APC National Chairman said he is willing to reconcile his style of leadership with that of other members of the party so they can work together.
He thanked the judiciary for overturning the high court ruling saying internal differences will be settled internally.
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