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Court Orders Oyo State To Pay N61 Million Debt To Nigeria Railway Corporation



Court Orders Oyo State To Pay N61 Million Debt To Nigeria Railway Corporation-Crystal News

A Lagos High Court has ordered that N61 million belonging to the Osun State government domiciled with Polaris bank be paid to Railway Property Management Company Limited and Nigeria Railway Corporation. 

The order of the court was sequel to an application filed and argued before the court by a Lagos lawyer, Dr Francis Chuka Agbu SAN on behalf of Railway Property Management Company Limited and Nigeria Railway Corporation.

In an affidavit in support of the application sworn to by a legal practitioner Caesar Anyeabosi, the deponent averred that Railway Property Management Company Limited and Nigerian Railway Corporation instituted legal action against, The Governor of Oyo State, The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Oyo state and commissioner for lands and housing Oyo state all defendants, before the High court of Oyo state, upon which, a consent judgement was entered in favour of the applicants.

The High court of Oyo state, amongst other things, ordered the defendants to pay the sum of N60million to the applicants, but the defendants failed to comply with the said order of the court, thereby necessitating garnishee proceeding.

The judgement was transmitted by the registrar of the High court of Oyo State to the registrar of the Lagos high court, consequently, the judgement was registered by the Lagos high court, thereafter the court granted the applicants to enforce the judgement in Lagos State.

However, the defendants refused to pay the judgement sum of N60 million being the compensatory amount evaluated by both parties to be paid to the applicants

Mr Anyeabosi averred further that the defendants maintain a bank account with the 23 commercial banks listed before the court, Dr. Agbu then urged the court to issue an order giving effect to the consent judgement, as the defendants have not appealed the judgement sought to be enforced by the garnishee proceeding, neither has any application for stay of execution been filed, therefore the interest of justice will be served if the application is granted.

In his ruling, the presiding Judge E.I.Alakija (Mrs) ordered that the sum of N60 million held in any current, savings, revenue or investment accounts in whatever form or name with the listed bank’s and belonging to or being operated by the Oyo state, be attached however named or styled in satisfaction of the judgement debt owed to the applicants.

The court also directed  the defendants to pay the sum of N1million as the cost of the garnishee proceeding

Meanwhile, based on another application filed and argued before the court by Dr Chuka Agbu to make the order absolute, opposed by Oyo state Director of Civil Litigation and Advisory Services Barrister S O Adeoye, Justice Alakija, pursuant to the affidavit to show cause by Polaris Bank deposed to by one Abraham Bailey said the garnishee order Nisi made in this suit is hereby made absolute attaching the following sum: N60million being judgement debt N1million being cost awarded in favour of the judgement Creditor, Total sum of N61 Million.

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APC Ward Congress: Osun To Adopt Consensus



APC Congress: Lagos Will Adopt Consensus Candidate, Says GAC-Crystal News
 Mr. Gboyega Famodun, the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun, on Friday, said the party would be adopting a consensus system at the party ward congress on Saturday.
Famodun made this known at the “Osun APC  Congress Committee Stakeholders’ Meeting on Ward Congress” at the Government House in Osogbo.
The party caretaker chairman, who was welcoming the party national congress committee members, said security arrangements have also been made to ensure committee members’ safety and security throughout the congress.
In his remarks, Mr Gbenga Elegbeleye, speaking in the same vein, said that his team has received a list of members of the congress committee set up by the party in the state that they ill be working with.
Elegbeleye, however, debunked reports that he had been kidnapped in the state because of the congress, saying he and his team just got into the state and that he is safe and sound.
“The principle of consensus would apply for the congress. according to the party, and we will be very transparent in our job,” he said.
The State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in his remarks, said consensus was adopted by the state for the congress in order to avoid rancour.
Oyetola explained that congress was a way of electing officers of the party and should not be a problem.
He, therefore, appealed to those who would be taking part in the congress to ensure a rancour-free exercise, rather than turning it into a battle

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How To Vote For Your Favourite BBNaija Housemate



How To Vote For Your Favourite BBNaija Housemate-Crystal News

Action has begun in the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye season and users can now vote for their favourite housemate.

For the BBNaija Season 6 tagged “Shine Ya Eye”  SMS voting has been scrapped and other means are being introduced by the organisers.

Crystala News highlights how fans can vote for their favourite housemates.

Voting via BBNaija website

To vote for your favourite housemate on the BBNaija website, fans are to register on the site:

Click on the Vote menu and register by providing your details as required. Successful registrants will receive One Time Pin via SMS.

Once the OTP is entered, you can then be eligible to vote by selecting your favourite housemate.

Website votes are free though data charges may apply. Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user for every voting round.

For future voting, users will have to login with their phone number and password to carry out the voting process.

Voting via MyDStv/MyGOtv App

With the app, users are eligible for additional votes depending on their active DStv or GOtv package.

To vote via the app, simply download any of the apps on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Once users are logged in, they are to click on the Vote now option and follow the instructions to proceed.

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Lagos APC Group Decries Modalities For Ward Congress



Lagos APC Group Decries Modalities For Ward Congress-Crystal News

The Lagos4Lagos Movement within the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the procedures and guidelines for Saturday’s ward congress.

The Convener of the group, Olajide Adediran , who addressed newsmen on Friday at Ikeja, alleged that the National Ward Congress Committee, headed by Mohammed Dangiyadi, was biased.

Adediran said that the national committee ought to have formed a local working electoral committee to work with, to make its work easier in the 245 wards in Lagos State.

“The congresses will hold tomorrow but till now we don’t know the electoral committee members or even the contestants. The venues are also not clear.

“The guideline said there must be forms for anyone who wants to contest, but we have not seen any single form, despite paying for same and having our payment evidence.

We even showed the chairman a list of our intending contestants across the 245 wards, to express our readiness for this congress.

“How do we hold a congress/election without knowing the members of the electoral committee and even aspirants?

“The committee chairman said he has no business with the list of contestants, but who are the aspirants you are conducting the election for if you don’t have forms with you at this time,” he said.

According to him, it is very obvious they are scared of the competition, but the group will go ahead with the ward congress on Saturday because they have paid for nomination forms into the party’s coffers to show readiness and seriousness.

He called on the group members in the 245 wards to come out on Saturday and file behind their officials to be voted for.

“When we are done, we will submit our list and payment pieces of evidence to the national office.

“We will also seek redress in the court if we are not satisfied with the congress outcome because it is our right and we are fully prepared to give all it takes to assert it,” Adediran said.

Reacting, APC Lagos Chapter  Spokesman, Seye Oladejo, said that members of the party knew that forms could be obtained from the party secretariat.

Oladejo urged those who need the forms to proceed to the appropriate venue to get one.

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