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FACT CHECK: Did Court Rule On Kemi Adeosun’s NYSC Certificate Forgery?

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FACT CHECK: Did Court Rule On Kemi Adeosun NYSC Certificate Forgery?-Crystal News

A viral press statement claimed that Nigeria’s former finance minister Kemi Adeosun, who was caught in an NYSC certificate forgery scandal, got what appears to be a court clearance on Wednesday.

Recall Adesosun forged her NYSC certificate to be appointed minister in 2015.

In a Federal High Court verdict in Abuja on Wednesday, it was reported that the court cleared Kemi Adeosun, of the alleged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery.

However, a fact check by Crystal News revealed that the court did not raise the issue of NYSC certificate forgery as the federal government has refused to prosecute her for that.

Interpretation Of Federal High Court Ruling On Kemi Adeosun

Crystal News reports that the court maintained that Adeosun did not breach any law by being appointed to the ministerial position in 2015 without participating in the NYSC scheme.

The issue of forgery was not brought before the court as the federal government has refused to prosecute her for that.

Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, held that Mrs. Adeosun, as of the time she graduated from a United Kingdom university at 22 in 1989, was a British citizen who was not qualified to participate in the scheme.

The judge added that when she returned to Nigeria and became a Nigerian citizen at over 30 years old, she was no longer eligible to participate in the NYSC scheme.

Mr. Taiwo ruled that the NYSC certificate was not a requirement for Mrs Adeosun to be appointed as a Nigerian minister or contest state or national assembly elections.

The judge did not review the forgery of an NYSC exemption certificate which Mrs. Adeosun procured for her screening ahead of her ministerial appointment in 2015.

“It is my finding, which was not challenged (by the Attorney General of the Federation) that by the time she (Adeosun) moved back to Nigeria in 2003, she was not eligible under the NYSC Act to serve in the National Youth Service Corps scheme.

“In fact, it would have been a criminal offence if she had participated in the NYSC under any guise.

Crystal News’ Verdict

  • The court verdict did not clear Kemi Adeosun rather maintained that she did not breach any law by being appointed to the ministerial position in 2015 without participating in the NYSC scheme.
  • Nigerian citizen over 30-years of age is no longer eligible to participate in NYSC scheme.

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APC Ward Congress: Osun To Adopt Consensus

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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-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: africamagic.tv/bigbrother

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

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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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