REPRIEVE FOR MALAMI, AMAECHI, OTHERS AS COURT VOIDS SECTION 84(12) OF ELECTORAL ACT – THE NATION PG.5, THISDAY PG.1&5, DAILYTRUST PG.4, SATURDAY SUN PG.27
POLITICAL appointees yesterday got the nod to vote as delegates or be voted for at their party’s convention or congress after a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State voided the controversial Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act. Justice Evelyn Anyadike ordered the Attorney General of the Federation to delete the section from the Electoral Act forthwith. And the AGF and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami (SAN), who is one of the people believed to have been the targets of the Section, promised last night that the judgment would be promptly executed.
EFCC DETECTIVES QUIZ OBIANO OVER N42B SPENDING – THE NATION PG.5 & THISDAY PG. 5, DAILYTRUST PG.8, SATURDAY SUN PG.29
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday moved ex-Governor Willy Obiano from Lagos to Abuja for quizzing over alleged N42 billion fraud. Obiano was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja on Thursday night a few hours after he handed over power to Prof. Charles Soludo in Awka, and subsequently lost his immunity from arrest.The former governor was said to be on his way to the United States where he was residing before his election eight years ago. He is alleged to have mismanaged his security vote while in office.