The appeal court sitting in Calabar has declared Jarigbe Agom as the duly elected senator for Cross River North.
A three-man panel of justices led by Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, made the declaration in its ruling in the Cross River State capital.
In the verdict, the court declared Jarigbe as lawful candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in cross river north by-election conducted on December 5, 2020.
It further invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Senator Odey by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and directed the electoral umpire to withdraw it.
Kaduna state government has filed fresh charges against leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The fresh charges come less than 48 hours after the embattled IMN leader and his wife, Zeenat, were discharged and acquitted by a federal high court for lack of merit.
However, the state director of public prosecution, Daris Bayero, disclosed to newsmen that the fresh seven charges against El-Zakzaky bother on terrorism and treasonable felony against the state and federal government.
Bayero added that with the fresh charges, the court will consequently issue and order for the arrest of the embattled IMN leader for him to answer the charges.
Nigeria’s swimming representative, Abiola Ogunbanwo, has made history at the Tokyo Olympics by smashing the Nigerian women’s 100 metre freestyle record.
Ogunbanwo destroyed previous records in 59.74 seconds with Antunovic Andela of Montenegro coming in second in a time of 1.1 minutes.
The 17-year-old thus became the first Nigerian woman ever to finish this event in less than one minute.
However, despite the historic feat, her winning time fell short of the best 16 times required to progress into the semi-finals of the Olympic Games.