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Duro Onabule, former presidential spokesman to Babangida, is dead

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Duro Onabule, former presidential spokesman to Babangida, is dead

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Former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Duro Onabule, is dead.

A close associate to Onabule’s family Eric Teniola disclosed his death.

The veteran journalist died at 83. He was said to have died on Tuesday.

Details of his death are still unavailable as of the time of filing this report.

But the incident was announced on the platform of the Old Grammarians’ Society (OGS) of the CMS Grammar School, Lagos.

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Onabule attended the prestigious school and was a dedicated old boy, according to members of the Society.

The respected media practitioner was the Editor of National Concord newspapers between 1984 and 1985 before his appointment as Chief Press Secretary to President Babangida.

Onabule was the presidential spokesman almost the entire reign of the military ruler.

Reacting to his death, National Publicity Secretary of the OGS, Otunba ‘Dare Odufowokan, described the late Onabule as a worthy Old Boy who was very passionate about the society and his alma mater.

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“He remains one of the great Grammarians we looked up to. He had an exemplary career in the media that inspired many Grammarians over the years and he was proud of his membership of the Society,” he said.

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Adeleke wins as Supreme Court dismisses Babayemi’s appeal

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court confirmed Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, as the next Governor of Osun State.

Adeleke was declared the winner of the July 16 gubernatorial election in the state.

The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismissed an appeal that was lodged against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi who laid claim to the governorship ticket of the PDP.

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Babayemi emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the State.

Counsel to the Appellant, Mr. Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, withdrew the appeal after the panel led by Justice Amina Augie, drew his attention to the fact that the case was statute barred.

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The panel had maintained that the appeal was incompetent, stressing that it was filed outside the 14 days period provided by the law.

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was absent as the presidential candidates of other political parties signed the now-customary peace pact at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

However, Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, was present at the signing on Thursday alongside, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party among others.

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Naija News 247 had reported that former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said he does not have firsthand information about the whereabouts of Tinubu while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Wednesday night.

It will be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission on September 21, 2022, released the final list of candidates for national elections, namely presidential, senatorial and federal constituencies, in line with the 2023 elections timetable earlier released in the year.

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The list contained 36 presidential candidates and the running mates of 18 political parties. Also, a total of 4,223 candidates will battle for 469 legislative positions (senatorial and federal constituencies) at the federal level.

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Yobe North Senatorial ticket: Machina kicks as APC submits Lawan’s name

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Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ruled that Bashir Shariff Machina is the duly elected candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Fadimatu Murtala, ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to submit the name of Machina to INEC.

This is as she affirmed the 28th May 2022 primary election conducted by the party which Machina won.

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In a judgement delivered today in Damaturu, Murtala also annulled the parallel primary election of 9th June 2022 that produced President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

Counsel to the second dependant Kolawale Balogun told newsmen that his client would be appropriately advised on the next move.

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