The subsidy removal policy of the Federal Government may have snowballed into another crisis as the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress is perfecting plans to probe payments for imported fuel made under the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero gave this indication on Friday, at an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the Labour union in Abuja.

Lamenting the situation, Ajaero said most of the State Governors were still defaulting in the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage and the government was feigning ignorance that over half of the population in Nigeria were experiencing multidimensional poverty.

“We are going to probe subsidy payments in the last eight years, at least that under the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari because nobody seems to be looking in that direction,” he stated in the presence of media organisations on ground at the briefing session.



The 2023 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has described President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a confused man.

Sowore made this known in a tweet on Friday, June 2, 2023, while reacting to the President’s directive to service chiefs and heads of security and intelligence agencies on Thursday to deal with perpetrators of oil theft.

PUNCH reports that the President had on Thursday, during his maiden official meeting with service chiefs and intelligence heads, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, directed service chiefs and heads of security and intelligence agencies to “crush” perpetrators of oil theft, saying his administration would not tolerate the menace.

Tinubu also said that on his watch, insecurity would not bring Nigeria to its knees while other countries record achievements in key sectors of their economies.

Reacting, Sowore, who seems to believe the directive would be futile, described the president as a “very confused” individual.

The AAC chieftain alleged that the service chiefs and heads of security and intelligence agencies are also “professionally and massively” engaged in the oil theft menace.

He wrote, “This @officialABAT is confused! Very confused! He is asking those “professionally” and massively carrying out oil theft to crush those involved in “oil theft!”

Speaking further, the activist spared no words in condemning the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

According to him, the duo’s (Buhari and Osinbajo’s) administration was a total failure.

He wrote: “Failure par excellence! The end of an error! @ProfOsinbajo returned back from Abuja having done absolutely nothing to make Nigeria better than he met it! @ProfOsinbajo and @MBuhari destroyed Nigeria as a tag team. As my secondary school principal used to say: “Bose Lo, Lose Bo!” (BL,LB) -(He went empty handed and returned empty handed).”


At least 45 bags containing human remains were found in a ravine in the western Mexican state of Jalisco during a search for seven young people reported missing last week, local authorities said on Thursday.

“Forty-five bags with human remains have been extracted that belong to both male and female people,” the state prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

The gruesome discovery was made on Tuesday at the bottom of a 40-meter (120-foot) ravine in the municipality of Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara, a large industrial hub.

The authorities had launched a search for two women and five men, all aged around 30 years, who had been reported missing since May 20.

The missing persons’ reports for each one had been made separately on different days, but investigators found that they all worked at the same call center.

The call center was in the same area as where the human remains were discovered.

Forensic experts have yet to determine the number of victims and their identities.

Initial inquiries suggested the call center could have been involved in illegal activities, and local media reported that the authorities had found marijuana, a cloth and a cleaning rag with apparent blood stains as well as documents on possible commercial activities.

But relatives of the missing persons have accused the authorities of seeking to criminalise the victims.

In recent years, in different areas of Jalisco, human remains have been found in bags or in unmarked makeshift graves.

In 2021, in the municipality of Tonala, in Jalisco, some 70 bags with the human remains of 11 people were found.

In 2019 also, the bodies of 29 people were found in 119 bags in an unpopulated area of Zapopan.

Another case that sparked numerous protests in Jalisco was the disappearance, in March 2018, of three film students, whose remains were dissolved in acid.

Similarly, in 2018, media reported that three Italians disappeared, allegedly handed over by police to the Jalisco New Generation cartel, to whom they had allegedly sold faulty machinery.

The Italians have not been found despite massive searches by state and federal law enforcement.

According to local media, in the first two months of this year alone, the remains of 33 people were found in five makeshift graves in the Guadalajara area.

The Jalisco New Generation cartel operates in the state and is one of the most powerful organised crime groups in Mexico, and is embroiled in disputes with other drug syndicates.

Mexico has recorded more than 340,000 murders and some 100,000 disappearances, the majority attributed to criminal organisations, since the launch of a controversial military anti-drug offensive in December 2006.


2019 Ogun State Governorship Candidate Oyefeso Flexbaniel Blessing Ismail, ourge president Bola Ahmed Tinubu not go go back on the fuel subsidy removal but to hastens the on going consultation and put out the right policy incentives that will support and ameliorate the reality of subsidy removal on common man on the street. 

Record has shown that about 70 million litres of fuel are consumed daily by Nigeria’s estimated 200 million people.

Subsidy payments have always been thwarted by corruption and a lack of fiscal transparency. In 2012, a 200-page report released by a parliamentary inquiry uncovered a $6bn fraud, involving officials at the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) alone.

An average of 11.7 trillion naira ($26bn) was spent to subside PMS between 2016-2023 alone, that same amount if used judiciously can build 2 state of the art healthcare facilities at $16 million dollars each in the 774 LGA's or change the education facade of our institution. 

Moreso, it's imperative to know that Nigeria government balance sheet over the years is burden with the excessive FX required to import premium motor spirit and subsidize at about 250%, and according to world bank 2022 report " resources being expended on subsidy could be channeled to other sectors of the economy to accelerate growth" 

We can not continue to do the same thing as a people and expect different result; thus, to accelerate growth and development for the new Nigeria that we desire, we must all be ready to sacrifice and adjust to the new reality of subsidy removal which is endemic to our growth and national development. 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu needs our support as citizen to rekindle our hope for future prosperity - Hon F.B.I. Oyefeso, the executive Director/National President of Nigeria Youths in Politics reiterate his unflinching support to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration, " I call on the progressive youth of Nigeria, irrespective of your political affiliation to team up with us in advocacy to back the subsidy removal regime once and for all"  

Nigeria Youths In Politics and partners, will commence a nationwide advocacy and sensitization to educate Nigerian on the important of subsidy removal, we shall engage all and sundry in a robust discourse that will enable the common man understand the advantages of subsidy removal to our economy development. . 

We stand solidly behind the removal because we know that fuel subsidy If not removed now, will end up destroy our shared future and truncate the campaign promises of the Renewed Hope agenda. 

The time is now, let's do it. 

God bless Nigeria


A group which prides itself as the mother body of all concerned Niger Delta stakeholders, the Coalition of Concerned Niger Delta stakeholders has denied endorsing the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio for the position of the Senate President of the 10th Senate. 

The group says it seriously kicks against the APC's choice of backing Akpabio as the preferred candidate for office of the President of the 10th Senate.

Speaking at a press conference on the state of the nation in Abuja, the president of the group, Odiedim Amachree says the antecedents of Akpabio leave much to be desired, saying the former minister of Niger Delta is not fit to occupy the position.

The group instead endorsed the former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari who it says is eminently qualified to be the president of the 10th National Assembly.

"Abdulaziz Yari wields the magic wand and indeed remains the one to beat in our view and considered opinion.

"He is a lover of this nation, a fulfilled politician, a man that can be trusted. We therefore believe the Senators should be allowed to choose their leadership without any external influence whatsoever", he stated.

Also speaking, a youth stakeholder of the group Nwisabari Bani said the tenth National Assembly needs a pragmatic leadership that will create a synergy for the executive to deliver in its mandate.

According to him, Yari represents that candidate who will speak truth to power and ensure that all Nigerians enjoy the dividends of democracy.

It called on members of the Senate to reject Akpabio and vote Yari as their president.

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Lagos Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed today for ruling on whether or not to strike out an application filed by the Labour Party’s (LP’s) candidate in the March 18 election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, for being incompetent and lack of jurisdiction.
The Chairman, Justice Arum Ashom, fixed the date after taking submissions from lawyers in the matter.

Other members of the tribunal are Justice Mikail Abdullahi and Justice I. P. Braimoh.

Rhodes-Vivour is seeking an order of the tribunal nullifying the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat on the grounds that they were not qualified to contest the March 18 poll.

He asked the tribunal to disqualify the governor for “non-compliance” with the Electoral Act 2022 and the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and to declare him winner of the election.

Rhodes-Vivour said the governor was not duly elected by a majority of the lawful votes cast at the election.

INEC, Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the 1st to 4th respondents in the petition.

During the proceedings, counsel for the petitioner, Dr. Olumide Ayeni (SAN), sought leave of the tribunal to argue two out of nine applications, which he said were ripe for hearing.

He said one application dated May 26, 2023 is seeking two prayers, including leave to file the list of additional witnesses, while the second one is seeking consolidation of their applications with that of Olajide Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said they would have proceeded to argue the applications, but counsel for the 2nd and 3rd respondents, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN) and Bode Olanipekun (SAN) filed motion on notice asking the tribunal to strike out and reject their application and for it to be regarded as their response to the application of the petitioner.

To make progress, Ayeni urged the tribunal to take all applications and their responses together so that all matters could be dealt with expeditiously.

But counsel for the respondents, in their submissions, urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition of the petitioner for being incompetent and for lack of jurisdiction in some other applications.

Counsel for the 1st respondent, Dr. Charles Edosomwan (SAN), told the tribunal that they filed counter affidavit and written addresses in opposition to the two applications and written addresses filed by the petitioner.

Edosomwan also said the 1st respondent filed counter affidavit and written address dated May 22, 2023 against the petitioner.

“Our position is to discuss this petition on the grounds that your lordships have no jurisdiction to hear or entertain it.”

Edosomwan further told the tribunal that their application was dated May 19 and filed on May 22 for sundry prayers, including pre-trial hearing and striking out of some paragraphs in the petition of the petitioner on certain grounds.

He drew the attention of the tribunal to the application of the petitioner seeking to bring before the tribunal matters that should not come before it.

He said it raises weighty constitutional matters, which jurisdiction and competency lie elsewhere.

Banire in his submissions informed the tribunal that the 2nd and 3rd respondents filed application dated May 30 in opposition to the motion for consolidation of applications by the petitioner.

He said they filed a motion on notice dated May 31 in response to the petitioner’s application.

He said they have three pending applications, in which they were requesting the tribunal to strike out the petitioner’s application on the grounds of incompetency and lack of jurisdiction.

He said the second application has four paragraphs seeking an order to strike out the averments and list of additional witnesses in the petitioner’s application.

Banire said their prayer was to ask the tribunal to halt the proceedings in the matter until petitioners ensure due compliance with relevant provisions of the Electoral Act.

Counsel for the 4th respondent, Norrison Quakers (SAN), informed the tribunal that they have filed counter affidavits to the applications filed by the petitioner along with supportive affidavits and written addresses.

He said the 4th defendant also sought leave of the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs in the petitioner’s applications before the tribunal.

Responding, Ayeni said all applications are ripe for hearing, except the one asking for leave to join additional witnesses.

He, however, drew attention of the tribunal to the fact that one of the witnesses who the petitioner wanted to add was the candidate of the PDP in the March 18 election, Olajide Adediran aka Jandor .

He drew the attention of the tribunal to the application of the 4th respondent challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to hear the petition of the petitioner, who he argued lacked locus to institute the petition.

He said in response to the petition, they filed counter affidavit and additional affidavit deposed to on May 23 and articulated their arguments on point of law.

He adopted all arguments and also urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition of the petitioner for being incompetent, adding that its grounds were not sustainable in law.

But Dr. Ayeni responded by drawing attention of the tribunal to Section 134(1)(3) of the Electoral Act, which he said specified grounds upon which election petitions could be brought.

All the counsel for the 2nd to the 4th respondents aligned with the submission of counsel for the 1st respondent on new witnesses.

They contended that PDP and its candidate were not in the petition before the tribunal to which they could respond to.

They stated their opposition to the application by the petitioner for consolidation of application to add new witnesses.

They all aligned with the submission of the counsel for the 1st respondent on the issue.

After taking submissions by the counsel, the tribunal Chairman, Justice Ashom, adjourned for ruling today on issues raised by the lawyers.



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it is not planning to commence a strike on Friday over the removal of petrol subsidy as claimed in some quarters.

On Monday, in his inaugural speech, President Bola Tinubu said the petrol subsidy regime was over.

“On fuel subsidy, unfortunately, the budget before I assumed office is that no provision is there for fuel subsidy. So, fuel subsidy is gone,” the president had said.

Following Tinubu’s comments, huge queues resurfaced at filling stations in some parts of Nigeria — a situation the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) blamed on panic buying.

On Wednesday, representatives and organised labour started a meeting to find lasting solutions to the effects the subsidy removal would have on the citizens.

The meeting ended without arriving at a conclusion while Joe Ajaero, NLC president, said the union would meet its members for further consultation.

However, there were reports that the NLC had fixed Friday to commence a strike in protest against the subsidy removal.

Reacting to the development, Benson Upah, NLC’s head of information and public affairs, asked Nigerians to disregard the claim.

“Our attention has been drawn to stories circulating in the social media claiming that the NLC would begin protest action on June 2 against the increase in the pump price of petrol,” NAN quoted him as saying.

“In as much as we are outraged by this mindless price increase which is intended to bring untold hardship to Nigerians, we have no plan to start any action on June 2.

“What we do have for now are organ meetings slated for June 2 to deliberate on the price issue.”

Upah said the NLC would keep Nigerians informed on its next line of action after its meetings.



political rival of Amaechi’s during his time as governor.

The release of the song on May 27th,  marked Amaechi’s 58th birthday.

It comes two years after his first single, which was released in celebration of his 56th birthday.


President Bola Tinubu met with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday in Abuja over the choice of the leadership for the 10th National Assembly.

Lawan told newsmen after the meeting that the president emphasised the need for the right choice of leadership for the National Assembly.

He said Tinubu maintained that the emergence of the leadership should be in national interest; in the interest of the National Assembly and of the legislature.

“We are getting somewhere and our prayer is that we are able to resolve all the outstanding issues. Mr President is positively disposed to everything being done smoothly.

“We believe that Mr President having been a senator himself and his vice-president also having been a senator, will always wish and pray for the right leadership for the National Assembly,’’ he said.

He said having been the chairman of the 9th National Assembly, it was necessary for him to work with all major stakeholders, especially with the leadership of the country.

Lawan explained that Tinubu gave necessary advice on how the new leadership of the National Assembly should emerge and what needed to be done to ensure its stability and productivity.

He said the new leadership must ensure peaceful working relationship between the Legislature and the Executive arms of government.

“I have never indicated interest to run for the Office of the President of the Senate in the 10th National Assembly.

“We have worked together with distinguished senators of the 9th National Assembly and members of the House of Representatives to create a very conducive environment for us to work.

“We have been productive; much more productive than any National Assembly.

“We worked very closely with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and that helped the administration a lot,’’ Lawan said.

“Those of us who have been there longer, owe everybody that responsibility to at least help to mentor those who are new if we are not going to be presiding officers or principal positions,’’ he added.




Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has banned the sit-at-home order in the state while calling on President Bola Tinubu to release the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

Mbah made this known while briefing journalists on the outcome of his first security council meeting with the heads of all the security agencies at the Government House, Enugu State.

The sit-at-home, declared in the South-East to press for Kanu’s release, the governor noted, has impeded economic activities.

“Consequently, from Monday, June 6, 2023, there will be no observance of any sit-at-home in all nooks and crannies of Enugu State,” he said on Thursday.

Governor Mbah noted that his “government will enforce this with all the powers at its disposal”.

While assuring stakeholders of dialogue, the governor urged Enugu residents “to take back our sense of industry, pride of place and re-enact our glorious past.

“By heeding this call, you would have set us on the path of actualising our mandate”.

Calling on President Tinubu to release Kanu to quicken the much-needed healing process in Nigeria, he said the development will be a stretching of hands of fellowship to the South-East region.

“Let me also call on our newly sworn-in president, His Excellency Bola Tinubu, to consciously work towards the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We believe that his release will expedite the healing process Nigeria needs at this time,” Governor Mbah said. “It will also be a pointer to his administration’s extension of brotherly hands of fellowship to Ndigbo.”

Kanu has been in detention since 2021 and despite repeated pleas for his release, the government of the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari failed to do so.



United States President, Joe Biden, has fallen on stage while handing out diplomas at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

The 80-year-old commander-in-chief stumbled and fell to his knees and then got back up during the graduation ceremony in an incident likely to spark more concerns about his age as the nation’s oldest president seeks a second term.

He walked away without help and appeared to point to a sandbag on the stage that he appeared to trip over.

It is just his latest stumble after he fell up the stairs while boarding Air Force One last year and toppled over on his bike near his Delaware beach house. He was not harmed in either incident.

A pool reporter traveling with the president to Colorado said Biden ‘was walking back to his seat when fell. He appeared to have tripped on a black sandbag on the stage.

The stumble comes just weeks after Biden stumbled while visiting the Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima, Japan.

During that event, there was a railing available on some stairs the president had to navigate down. He ignored the railing and fell.

It was three years ago when then-President Donald Trump appeared to struggle while walking down a ramp when delivering the commencement speech at West Point.

The fall comes in an race where Biden’s age has already become an issue. Biden would be 82 when he is sworn in if he wins a second term.

His chief rival, 76, former President Donald Trump, has repeatedly questioned Biden’s mental capacity.


Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and his wife Judith have recently unveiled a new song as part of their ongoing series of responsorial psalms, with a particular focus on Psalm 104.

This release comes shortly after the former minister of transportation’s noticeable absence from the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, as president on May 29th.

Amaechi was seen attending the inauguration of Alex Otti from the Labour Party as the governor of Abia State, held at Umuahia Township Stadium.

It is worth noting that Amaechi’s absence from Tinubu’s inauguration was widely speculated to be due to Tinubu’s alignment with Nyesom Wike, a political rival of Amaechi’s during his time as governor.

The release of the song on May 27th, marked Amaechi’s 58th birthday.

It comes two years after his first single, which was released in celebration of his 56th birthday.



The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has reportedly grilled the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi.

It was gathered that Fayemi arrived the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Commission at about 10am today (Thursday).

The former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) was grilled by a team of investigators over allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of about N4billion during his administration.

Recall that in May 2023, it was reported that Fayemi, through his lawyer, Adeola Omotunde, SAN, pleaded with the EFCC to allow him to present a book in honour of the former President Muhammadu Buhari, on May 19, before honouring the agency’s invitation for questioning over allegations of money laundering.

The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, declined comment concerning the matter.

“I can’t speak concerning that, please,” Uwujaren said.



Soccer legend, Lionel Messi, 35, is set to play his final game for Paris Saint-Germain against Clermont Foot on Saturday as club coach, Christophe Galtier, confirms the Argentine’s exit.

Galtier confirmed this on Thursday in a press conference, saying, “Clermont Foot will be Messi’s final game at PSG. I had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of football. It will be Leo’s last match at the Parc des Princes.

“‘I hope that he will be welcomed in the best way.”

Messi joined PSG after financial issues with Barcelona in 2021 and has won a pair of Ligue 1 titles.

Rumours have it that the World Cup winner would sign a deal with Saudi side Al-Hilal and Messi’s father, Jorge, was quick to dispel such rumours.

Jorge said, “There is absolutely nothing with any club for next year. The decision will never be made before Lionel finished the league with PSG.

“Once the season is over it will be time to analyse and see what is there, and then make a decision.”




Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has directed workers to shut down all operations of shipping companies and begin an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday over a lingering dispute with shipping companies concerning the poor pay package and welfare of employees.

At a briefing, Thursday, the President-General of MWUN, Prince Adewale Adeyanju, lamented that since 2018 Organised Labour had been battling with the shipping companies on the minimum standard for shipping companies on the welfare of workers to no avail.

According to him, despite several ultimatums and interventions of the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, the Shipping companies, mostly multinationals, had refused to yield, expressing sadness that the working conditions of the workers in the nation’s shipping industry were nothing short of modern-day slavery.

More details to follow….



Barely two days after her father’s inauguration as Nigeria’s president, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo has declared herself the Iyaloja-General of the country .

Ms Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja of Lagos markets, also crowned herself the first daughter of Nigeria.

Iyaloja is a Yoruba word that translates to “Mother of the Market” in South Western states. It is an elective position commonly used to refer to market leader.

Every market has a male and a leader known as Babaloja and Iyaloja, respectively.

Among the leaders, a general leader is chosen hence the title, Iyaloja-General.

Tinubu-Ojo, 47, had held the position of Iyaloja-General since 2013, when she took over from her grandmother, Abibat Mogaji, whoicurrent president’s mother.

Tinubu-Ojo stirred angst when she updated her Twitter bio to read, “This is the official handle of the Iyaloja General of Nigeria. The First Daughter of the FRN” on Monday.

Her updated Twitter bio is a far cry from the previous administration, where the president’s children were not visible. Even the ‘Office of the First Lady’ was not recognised.

Created in October 2022, the Twitter handle already has over twenty-two thousand followers.

As the first child of the president, having lost her elder brother, Ms Tinubu Ojo is a member of the first family.

The first family is an unofficial title which draws its etymology from pop culture and became popular in 1962 after American comedian Vaughn Meader released his comedy album, ‘The First Family’.

Going by reactions, many seem to believe that Ms Tinubu-Ojo, by announcing herself as the First Daughter of Nigeria, may be getting some other monetary inducements.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Iyaloja of Lagos launched her latest project, Friends of Iyaloja Initiative, which she said will channel her experience, connections and human resources towards supporting her father’s administration.

“I shall be focusing on Youth & Women Empowerment, empowering people with Special Needs, empowering the vulnerable and several other programs aimed at affecting the lives of Nigerians, especially, those in the grassroots.

“We shall partner with other notable NGOs with track records of excellence in the Key areas. We shall also seek collaborations with several governmental agencies, ministries and parastatals created to serve Nigerians in areas that pertain to our operational cycle,” she wrote.

Her newly updated bio, however, did not go down well with Nigerian Twitter users who have not failed to air their opinion on the matter.



The Labour Party in Ondo State and its candidate in the Ilaje/ Ese Odo Federal Constituency, Ondo State, Mr Tunji Balogun, Thursday, withdrew their petition challenging the declaration of Mr Donald Ojogo as winner .

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ojogo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Feb 25 National Assembly election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that also joined as respondents in the petition were APC and INEC.

Mr Omolegbon Odusola, Counsel to Balogun and LP, however, filed an application for the withdrawal of the petition, which was supported with a four paragraph affidavit.

Odusola during resumption of sitting of the tribunal urged it to grant his application by striking out the petition.

Counsel to the respondents, Mr Kizito Duru, Mr Henry Akingbesote and Mr Kehinde Aladejutire respectively did not oppose the application.

Ruling on the application, the Tribunal’s Chairman, Justice Rose Soji, said that the applicants had a right to withdraw the petition and since the respondents were not opposed to the application it was thus granted.

She, therefore, struck out the petition as prayed by the petitioners.