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Ex Plateau Senator, Sati Gogwim dies at 72

Former Senator Sati Gogwim of Plateau died on Tuesday after a protracted illness, a family source has said, Naija News 247 News gathered – Naija News today.

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Former Senator Sati Gogwim of Plateau died on Tuesday after a protracted illness, a family source has said, Naija News 247 News gathered.

Mr Williams Gogwim, a younger brother of the deceased disclosed this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pankshin on Wednesday.

“My brother has been sick since last year and in December he left the country for treatment abroad and only returned on Sunday, April 4.

“He came back a little bit stronger, until this morning when he had health crisis, which compelled us to rush him to Rayfield Medical Centre.

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”Unfortunately on getting there he was confirmed dead,” he said.

Wiiliams said the family had taken his death in good faith, adding that as true christians, they believed God called him home.

“We are going to miss him, his love and warm as a brother, father, uncle and supporter,” he said.

Williams said that the family was shocked over his demise and would discuss the funeral soon.

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Gogwim was elected as senator representing Plateau Central in 2007 and spent four years at the National Assembly before loosing to Sen. Joshua Dariye in 2011.

Gogwim hailed from Dawaki village in Kanke Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau.

He retired as a Major in the Nigerian Army before joining politics and became a senator in 2007. (NAN)

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Adeleke wins as Supreme Court dismisses Babayemi’s appeal

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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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Tinubu absent as Atiku, Peter Obi sign peace pact

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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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Court sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC senatorial candidate

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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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