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    Scrubbing Off Isaiah Usifo’s Jaundiced Accusation Against Julius Abure

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    By Erasmus Ikhide

    The Isaiah Usifo’s reductive article, titled “NLC And Julius Abure: A Study In The Fusion Of Politics And Crime”, is at best a self-rehabilitating gruff meant to levitate his squandered political career; at worst, a jaundiced outing that casts a gloomy shadow on the dark part of his political resurrection in the nearest future. From the tone of his jaded article against his benefactor, Isaiah Usifo exhibited the cruelty of paradox, now that the beggars can no longer be choosers.

    First, it is important we beam a searchlight on the unenviable past of Isaiah Usifo’s political life, which has instigated his current trajectory for self-abnegation and self-repositioning as Edo State Governorship election approaches next year. We can only make sense of his present state and station, as a political outcast to come to a firm cognition of his immediate political future. I will get back to this shortly.

    To be true, Isaiah Usifo’s sponsored tirade against the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) under the leadership of Comrade Joe Ajaero and Comrade Barrister Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) is a vicious attention – not only to mis informed political observers – but also to stand the truth and the doctrine of fair hearing on its head.

    Isaiah Usifo’s myopic twitches about ‘Crime Nexus’ in the case of black market ex-parte court injuction issued by Justice H. Mu’Azu of Abuja High Court, against the Labour Party leadership and Comrade Julius Abure further re-emphasized the oblique inter-power jockeying being orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC), and its paid bootlicking agents like him, towards the destabilization of the party over non-existent forgery of candidates signatures, as alleged.

    For Isaiah Usifo’s education – an ex-parte order of interim injunction is a constitutional leverage specifically given to Judges to make an order in exceptional circumstance, to grant the request of an applicant in a suit in the interim without hearing from the other party – as it were. This definition in itself stands justice on its head, where parties to criminal cases or otherwise are not given fair hearing before injunctive orders are issued.

    For the record, Justice H. Mu’Azu of the High Court in the case of the Labour Party National Chairman, Comrade Barrister Julius Abure for which he granted reckless ex-parte injuction is a brazen act of legal impunity and outright desecration of the hallow hall of the judiciary, as the last hope of the common man. Aside that, an ex-parte court order is solely meant to protect the res; i.e, the Judges and the judgements emanating from the courts must at all times be in favour of the institutions, rather than hateful depredation and plundering of political parties and its leadership.

    It has been argued repeatedly that ex-parte motions should only be deployed at an extreme emergency. One of the most troubling aspect of Justice H. Mu’Azu’s ex-parte court order in the matter under review is that, it violated rule 43 and rule 3 of the FCT High Court Civil Procedure Rules which says an Ex Parte order must not exceed seven (7) days.

    This same Justice Mu’Azu had issued similar injuction in 2022, as reported by the Nigeria Weekly Law Report, in the case of the APC candidates. That is in spite of the fact that total condemnation has been trailing his judicial rascality; unwarranted ex-parte orders in matters that are purely domestic affairs of a political party.

    On whether courts have jurisdiction to interfere with internal affairs of political parties, 2022 Electoral Acts states thus: “the courts do not have the requisite statutory vires to interfere in or with political decisions by political parties, in the process of running their domestic affairs for the purposes of winning elections. In the instant case, the decision by the 2nd respondent to jettison the principle of zoning or rotation for the purpose of selecting/nominating a candidate to be sponsored by it to contest for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 election.

    Apart from enjoying the voyage of judicial hysteria and legal impunity, an FCT High Court Judge and his Court should not have interfered over a matter of Comrade Abure’s purported suspension carried out in Esan-North-East in far away Edo State, when there is a High Court of justice in Edo state.

    Besides, the law stipulations that once there are criminal elements in an affidavit, the other parties must be put on notice before an injuction is summarily deployed. Even the police report dated March 9th, 2023 and signed by Junaid Bukar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Special Enquiry Bureau (FCIID) Abuja, upon which this order was made by Justice H. Mu’Azu reads thus: “Note that this report is issued purely for information purposes. The Nigeria Police shall not be held liable for any action whatsoever which may emanate from the use of this document”. The police report in question indicted police authority by saying that the Labour Party leadership and Barrister Julius Abure were not giving fair hearing as they could not make themselves available for interrogation.

    This is the reason Isaiah Usifo’s apocalyptic political meltdown must be revisited. As a former member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); who later migrated to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), prostituted further to join the Labour Party (LP), where Comrade Julius Abure gifted him the Labour Party Governorship ticket free of charge in 2020, Usifo remains a dismal mess in the study of political instability that has turned the political landscape into a chaotic bedlam.

    Only last week, Isaiah Usifo approached the same Julius Abure in Abuja, begging to return to the Labour Party for self-rehabilitation. Today, he is gangly and openly vilifying his all time political benefactor for want of political direction. Julius Abure is conscious of Usifo’s political trade-game for obtaining political party ticket and running with it for the highest bidder. As Chief of Staff to the defacto Governor Osarieme Osubor, Isaiah Usifo championed the rebellious militia political gang that debrided and demonized Chief Tony Anenih as political outlaw. That singular act of indiscretion led to Governor Osubor’s humiliation and outright expulsion from Osadebe Avenue via judicial intervention.

    For Isaiah Usifo, what many dubbed diabolical motivations in politics or duel unto death when his pecuniary interests are not meant is the tragedy of the politics of the Fourth Republic; having exhibited similar traits while he was on Barrister Kenneth Imasuagbon’s Governorship campaign trail in 2016.

    It’s not too late for Isaiah Usifo to shape out of politics of ethical tornado and psychological destabilization that celebrates politics of cannibalism, and shape into politics of realism. It’s time for him to avoid political discourses that are filled with mixed motives, selfish intentions and abhorrent objectives that seethes with cauldron of contradictions.

    Erasmus Ikhide can be reached via: ikhideluckyerasmus@gmail.com

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    Police ban durbur celebrations accross Kano State

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    The Kano State Police Command has banned durbar celebrations across all 44 local government areas of the state for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir. This decision was announced by the command’s public relations officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, on Wednesday.

    According to Kiyawa, the command has put in place adequate security measures to ensure peace and order in all parts of the state before, during, and after the festive period. This is part of the command’s commitment to maintaining peace in conjunction with relevant security stakeholders.

    As a result of security reports and consultations with stakeholders, all durbar activities have been banned throughout the state for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. However, worshippers are advised to conduct their normal Eid prayers at designated Eid praying grounds.

    The command encourages collaboration and cooperation from all stakeholders to build a safer and more secure environment. The public is also urged to report any suspicious movements or items to the nearest police station or through the command’s emergency contact numbers: 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or through the NPF Rescue Me Application or social media platforms.

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    Chamama Real Estate and Property: Built on Integrity, Dedicated to Excellence

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    In a world where trust is hard to come by, Chamama Real Estate and Property stands out as a shining example of integrity, honesty, and hard work. With a commitment to transparency and customer satisfaction, Chamama has established itself as a leader in the property market, under the visionary leadership of Chairman Alhaji Dauda Isma’il Mameh.

    Chamama real estate and properties limited’s dedication to integrity is reflected in every aspect of its operations. From property sales to rentals and management, the company’s team of experts works tirelessly to ensure that clients receive exceptional services that exceed their expectations.

    With a customer-centric approach, Chamama prioritizes the needs and goals of its clients, providing personalized solutions that cater to their unique requirements.


    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il Mameh’s leadership has been instrumental in fostering a culture of hard work, innovation, and excellence within the company. His dedication to excellence has earned him recognition as a respected figure in the industry, and his vision for Chamama has created a legacy of trust and reliability.

    At Chamama, we understand that property investments are a significant milestone in one’s life. That’s why we strive to make the process seamless and stress-free, providing guidance and support every step of the way. Our services include:

    – Property Sales: Find your dream home with our extensive portfolio of properties.

    – Rentals: Discover the perfect rental property that suits your needs.

    – Property Management: Let us handle the management of your property, so you can focus on what matters most.

    Join the Chamama family today and experience the difference for yourself. Contact us to discover how we can help you achieve your property goals.

    Email: info@chamama.com
    Phone: +234 08036292970
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    Come and experience the Chamama difference. Let us help you build your dream!

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    Dauda Isma’il: A Beacon of Hope for the Masses

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    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il, is a name synonymous with political sagacity, business acumen, and philanthropic endeavors. He has emerged as a shining star in the firmament of Nigerian politics and entrepreneurship.

    With a heart beats for the masses, Dauda Isma’il has dedicated his life to alleviating the sufferings of the common man, making him a beloved figure among the people.

    As a seasoned politician, Isma’il has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the welfare of the people, championing policies and initiatives that benefits people at the grassroots. His political ideology is rooted in the belief that government should serve the people, not the other way around.

    With a unique blend of vision, compassion, and leadership, he has inspired a new generation of politicians to follow in his footsteps.

    Beyond politics, Isma’il’s business prowess has created employment opportunities and economic empowerment for numerous individuals. His entrepreneurial ventures, spanning various sectors and as chairman of Chamama Real Estate and Properties, Chamama Motors, among others have contributed significantly to Nigeria’s economic growth and development in the areas of housing, automobile industries and many more. Yet, his success is not limited to his business accomplishments alone.

    Isma’il”s philanthropic efforts have touched the lives of countless individuals, providing succor to those in need.

    His foundation, Chamama foundation has established support in the education sector, healthcare, poverty alleviation and assisted significantly in assisting uncountable petty business owners making him a beacon of hope for many.

    His selflessness services and generosity have earned him widespread recognition and admiration.

    In a world where leaders are often driven by personal interests, Dauda Isma’il stands out as a rarity, a true servant-leader. His unwavering dedication to the masses has cemented his position as a champion of the people.

    As Nigeria navigates the complexities of development, Isma’il’s leadership, business acumen, and philanthropy offer a shining example for others to follow.

    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il’s remarkable journey serves as a testament to the power of compassion, hard work, and visionary leadership. As a political icon, business tycoon he continues to inspire and uplift the underprivilege, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of Nigerian society.

    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il if given an opportunity to serve the people would Excel and Make a Lasting positive Impact by:

    – Listening to the people’s concerns and address their needs with empathy and understanding.

    – Utilize his business acumen to create sustainable economic opportunities and jobs.

    – Leverage his political expertise to drive policies that benefit the masses, not just the few.

    – Expand his philanthropic efforts to reach even more individuals and communities.

    – Empower the youth and women through education, skills development, and mentorship.

    – Foster collaboration and unity among diverse groups to build a stronger, more inclusive society.

    – Continuously seek feedback and adapt his approach to ensure the people’s needs are being met.

    With Mameh at the helm of Affairs, the people’s welfare would be his top priority, and his selfless leadership would inspire a new era of progress and prosperity!

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