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cent stake: A rival offer of 11 per share made by Catalyst Capital Group has been rejected by HBC's special committee because it says the Baker-led group, which holds a 57 per cent stake in the retailer, is not interested in selling its shares, according to CTV. ISS raised questions about the thoroughness of the sale process and if the agreed transaction maximizes value for minority HBC shareholders. Institutional Shareholder Services raised concerns about the disclosures surrounding the 10.30 per share offer by a group led by HBC executive chairman Richard Baker. Given that significant defects have been identified with the sale process, shareholders cannot be confident they are receiving maximal available value for their shares, ISS said in its report. However, the special committee at HBC said Monday the ISS report is flawed and urged shareholders to support the offer by the Baker-led group. The proxy advisory firm said the only defect of the rival offer identified by HBC's special committee was the opposition of the Baker-led group of continuing shareholders. ( As reported in the news.

climate leadership: Canada must apply its international climate leadership to all domestic action, the letter says, according to National Observer. It must demonstrate how a major fossil fuels producer and exporter can transition away from these pollutants, blazing a trail for other fossil fuel-reliant economies to follow. The group of youth from across the world said Canada has taken a leading role globally in pushing for climate action, but must apply the same commitment domestically, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and dated Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. They also wrote separately to Norway, another developed economy with a major and still-expanding oil and gas industry, with similar demands. Trudeau has sought to align himself with Thunberg, who has galvanized the world's young people to demand action on climate change after she started skipping school last year to protest outside the Swedish parliament. What people are reading Canadian airline makes history with first flight in the world by all-electric float plane Andrew Scheer will never relent Kenney prepared to be pragmatic' on oilsands pollution cap The group which in September filed a complaint at the United Nations against Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey argues that climate inaction amounts to a violation of the rights of children, who will bear the brunt of the negative effects of a warming planet. ( As reported in the news.

inequality: But labour markets are part of a broader political-economic context, where past and current policies have favoured some population groups over others, says the report, according to CTV. This history of wealth accumulation for some but not others is a crucial contributor to racialized economic inequality today. Employment income is the sole or main source of income for most Canadians, and labour market policies play a major role in improving or worsening income inequality, says the newly published report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which looks at income inequality along racial lines. There is little Canadian data examining wealth according to race, but Statistics Canada did include some details on income linked to net wealth -- specifically, capital gains and income from investments -- broken down by visible minority status in the 2016 census. The data on visible minorities does not include Indigenous Peoples. The analysis in the report suggests a discrepancy between racialized Canadians, which is how the co-authors refer to those who identified as visible minorities in the 2016 census, and non-racialized, or white, Canadians. ( As reported in the news.

emitters: The tax will be applied on 10 per cent of emissions produced by the province's biggest polluters starting in 2020, according to CTV. A new Parliament has begun Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday his department agrees that plan will meet federal requirements that each province have a price on pollution from big industrial emitters. In late October, Alberta unveiled a system to impose a 30-a-tonne tax on greenhouse-gas emissions from big industry, including the oilsands. Provinces that don't will have a federal version imposed on them. We are very pleased that Alberta has now agreed to commit to putting in place a price on pollution at least with respect to heavy emitters, said Wilkinson. The government amended regulations to exempt Alberta from the federal system for industry on Friday. ( As reported in the news.

sowing distrust: A judge and law clerks will read the complaint, as will CNN's counsel, according to Rabble. But as the top of the complaint makes clear, it's intended for a wider audience, namely the folks who tune in when Nunes, an outspoken defender of President Trump, appears on Sean Hannity's Fox News program. Devin Nunes R-Calif. on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against CNN in a federal courthouse in Virginia. CNN is the mother of fake news. CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and disharmony. It is the least trusted name, reads the complaint. ( As reported in the news.

impeachment clauses: Meanwhile, outside the Longworth Building, where Nadler's committee has been convening, an equally vigorous campaign is being waged to shape how the public understands the role impeachment plays in our constitutional system, according to Rabble. Making sense of our eighteenth-century Constitution in our twenty-first-century world poses a number of challenges, so it's not all that surprising that in the rush to make a complex issue fit into our head-spinning and vertigo-inducing news cycles, some simplification and distortion is inevitable. To aid them in this solemn task, committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and his colleagues on Wednesday summoned an impressive list of constitutional scholars to offer authoritative interpretations of the Constitution's impeachment clauses. Still, it's worth pausing to ask a more basic question How should the Constitution's provisions on impeachment be interpreted The present debate over Donald Trump's impeachment has largely been framed in originalist terms. The dominant model, for the moment, is what's known as public meaning originalism. But for all of this doctrine's supposed appeal as a settled form of legal interpretation, it would be prudent to recognize that originalism now comes in about as many flavors as the Ben and Jerry's product line. ( As reported in the news.

button issue: A previous volunteer committee made several recommendations to council in 2017, including cutting the mayor's salary, which council voted in favour of, according to CTV. I recognize that this can be a hot button issue for folks, said committee chair Scarlett Crockatt. The five person citizen committee will spend the next year studying the salary, pension, benefits and other perks of councillors and the mayor, who earn 113,325.63 and 200,586.40 respectfully. That's not a reason to do it. My goal is to balance the perspectives in conjunction with my committee members and do what we think is best for the community and use as many external sources as we can. This is important to our community, Crockatt added, that our city councillors and the council overall is an important contributor as it sets things for our city. ( As reported in the news.

choice words: Candid comments As party leaders descend on Ottawa ahead of Parliament's return to business, they had some choice words for Trudeau who was caught on video talking with world leaders about U.S. President Donald Trump. 2, according to CTV. Parliament begins Five Members of Parliament are vying to be the next House of Commons speaker as the 43rd session of Parliament -- and a new era of minority government -- is set to begin in Ottawa. 3. Here's what else you need to know to start your day. 1. Health scare Canadian rapper John River is accusing the Ontario health-care system of systemic racism after he spent months searching for help with a medical issue that was being misdiagnosed. 4. Hate warning An ex-Iron March user and de-radicalized neo-Nazi says that the rising of fascism in the world is not being taken seriously enough, and wants to tell others that it's not too late to leave hatred behind. B.C. bloodwater The B.C. government says it will send an inspector to a fish processing plant after new video obtained by CTV News revealed bloody seawater streaming into a migratory route for wild salmon. 5. ( As reported in the news.

mandate letters: Gen, according to CTV. Julie Payette in the Senate chamber. The throne speech is penned by the Prime Minister's Office but read by Gov. Government sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the speech, say it will aim to set a collaborative tone, as befits a government that will need the support of one or more opposition parties to pass legislation and survive confidence votes. Some of the details will be filled in when Trudeau issues marching orders to each of his 36 cabinet ministers in mandate letters. A new Parliament begins tomorrow Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter In accordance with tradition, the speech is to give only a rough sketch of the principles and priorities that will drive the government in the days to come. ( As reported in the news.

government officials: The list gives the most concrete figure yet for the number of women caught up in the trafficking schemes since 2018, according to CTV. But since the time it was put together in June, investigators' aggressive drive against the networks has largely ground to a halt. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country's poor and vulnerable. Officials with knowledge of the investigations say that is because of pressure from government officials fearful of hurting Pakistan's lucrative ties to Beijing. In October, a court in Faisalabad acquitted 31 Chinese nationals charged in connection with trafficking. The biggest case against traffickers has fallen apart. ( As reported in the news.

conspiracy theories: Users didn't have to like, share or save a single post for the algorithm to start recommending far-right propaganda; they simply had to click on one partisan meme, and the algorithm took care of the rest, according to National Observer. The study concludes that, through its algorithm, Pinterest may contribute to the dissemination of extremist memes as recommended popular items on its app. The analysis, conducted by researchers at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab DFRL found that after clicking just one anti-Trudeau post on Pinterest, the platform's algorithm quickly steered users into a far-right ecosystem flooded with disinformation, conspiracy theories and inflammatory memes. What people are reading Prospects look bleak for Canadian mountains, Arctic and coasts, says IPCCOntario auditor general slams Doug Ford's climate policies Ottawa accused of 'stalling tactics' over mercury treatment facility The findings are particularly important given that Pinterest is the second-most popular social media platform in Canada, accounting for 22 per cent of all traffic from Canadian social media users, according to the web analytics company Stat Counter. Yet according to the DFRL researchers, as election day approached, the platform increasingly became a repository for meme-based political smear campaigns. Despite its popularity, Pinterest is often left out or glossed over in discussions about mis- and disinformation on social media. ( As reported in the news.

griffith: At a court appearance in Los Angeles on Monday, a magistrate judge ruled Griffith should go free while the case against him proceeds, according to Rabble. Griffith was released on an 800,000 bond, which his parents and sister agreed to secure with their homes as collateral. Griffith, 36, was taken into custody by FBI agents Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport and faces a charge of conspiring to violate the International Economic Powers Act, the legal backbone for sanctions against North Korea, according to a statement released by the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York, which is pursuing the case. His movements will also be monitored electronically. Advertisement Mr. No date was set for his next court appearance. ( As reported in the news.

income supplement: Old age security and the accompanying guaranteed income supplement, which is given to low-income seniors, make up the federal government's most expensive benefit program, according to CTV. To be eligible, a person has to have lived in Canada for at least 10 years as an adult. Seniors who immigrated to Canada in the last two decades and received old-age security payments had low-income rates that were seven percentage points lower than those who didn't qualify for the monthly financial help. The study released Tuesday used census data to show that the old-age security program is more effective at reducing poverty among seniors the more time they spend in Canada. I don't think it's necessarily a surprise to see that it does have an impact on the low-income of senior immigrants once they have access to it, said Sebastien LaRochelle-Cote, editor of the agency's Insights on Canadian Society series that includes Tuesday's study. Overall, the national statistics office says a quarter of the approximately 200,000 senior immigrants who arrived in the two decades before the 2016 census are considered low-income by one standard measure. ( As reported in the news.

jos bejarano: But to some indigenous Bolivians, his relationship with the planet is a complicated one, according to National Observer. Indigenous people form a majority in Bolivia. Evo Morales, who resigned as president of Bolivia and sought asylum in Mexico amid political turmoil earlier this month, repeatedly proclaimed himself a guardian of Pachamama, also known as Mother Earth. The two biggest groups, Aymara and Quechua, have roots in the Andean highlands, while the remaining 34 are from the lowlands, an area that includes the Amazon rainforest. Mar a Jos Bejarano De Oliveira, an 18-year-old member of the Chiquitano nation in the eastern lowlands, was one of many indigenous Bolivians who bought Morales' promises. As Bolivia's first indigenous leader his family is Aymara Morales vowed to fight for Bolivia's indigenous communities by amplifying their voices and advocating for their cultural values, including the value of protecting land and nature. ( As reported in the news.

u.s .,: It's up to her, Trump said, according to CTV. It's a lot of jobs for everybody and it replaces a deal that's really a lousy deal. A new Parliament begins soon Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter We're working on the USMCA, said Trump, calling it by the name it goes by in the U.S., adding that it's up to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring up the trilateral agreement for a vote in Congress, a vote Trump said would pass. Trump cautioned that the Democrats should hurry up and allow for the ratification of the deal before Canada and Mexico lose interest. Trudeau indicated no interest in pulling out of the deal, saying the relationship between Canada and the United States is incredibly strong, I don't think it's ever been stronger, and that work continues in Canada to also see the new NAFTA implemented. It's been there for a longtime and some point perhaps the president of Mexico they'll get tired and the prime minister will get tired and they'll say 'Look, let's forget this deal' and I could understand it if you did, it's been sitting in Congress now for six or seven months and it's a great deal for everybody so hopefully they can get it done and get it done fast, Trump said. ( As reported in the news.

resource economies: It was a major win for Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who chaired the meeting behind closed doors, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, according to National Observer. The leaders of the country's Prairie provinces, which boast significant resource economies, expressed gratitude to their fellow first ministers. The Council of the Federation asked Ottawa to consider changes to the Fiscal Stabilization Program, which provides financial aid to provinces that undergo sudden economic disruption, so that more federal funds can be directed to parts of Canada negatively impacted by volatile global energy markets in recent years. Let me thank my colleagues here for showing they understand the adversity folks in Alberta are undergoing, said Kenney, at a joint press conference at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel in Mississauga, a Toronto suburb. What people are reading Pinterest's algorithm promoted anti-Trudeau propaganda during election Climate change should unite, not divide, Canada's provinces Prospects look bleak for Canadian mountains, Arctic and coasts, says IPCCFunding under the stabilization program is currently made available to any province whose annual non-resource revenues decline by more than five per cent. I have been trying to convey to Albertans that we are not alone. ( As reported in the news.

business environment: The two leaders also pledged to work together to remove trade barriers and increase the flow of goods between the two provinces, according to CTV. Ontario and Quebec have had a strong record of working together to create a competitive business environment in our provinces and prosperity for our people, they said in a release. Premier Doug Ford and Premier Francois Legault released a joint statement after holding a private meeting in Montreal on Friday. We repeat our call to the federal government to immediately ratify the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement when Parliament resumes and actively counter damaging Buy American policies in order to protect Ontario and Quebec workers and businesses. But Legault had said he would share with Ford his displeasure over a recent motion adopted in the Ontario legislature opposing the law, which prohibits some public sector workers from wearing religious symbols. Before the meeting, Ford suggested they would not be discussing Quebec's secularism law. ( As reported in the news.

kenney: And he's cynically betting that Canadians, unwilling or unable to investigate the matter on their own, will give him the benefit of the doubt, according to National Observer. But he's wrong. When Jason Kenney claims, without evidence, that Alberta's oilsands have been targeted by a cabal of American philanthropic foundations, he speaks with the confidence of someone who thinks his claims are unfalsifiable, impossible to disprove. His claims are, in fact, falsifiable. And, in this four-part series, we will prove it by systematically debunking nine key myths associated with Kenney's scare-mongering rhetoric. We know this because we examined them After nine months spent investigating public charity records on Candid, America's most comprehensive foundation and charitable monitoring site, we found that every core tenet of the foreign-funding conspiracy theory is false. ( As reported in the news.

insurance number: In the scheme, a citizen received a call from someone purporting to be a police officer, speaking English, according to CTV. It is targeting Quebecers all over the province, but particularly in the Monteregie region. The agency warned Quebecers to be wary of suspicious calls. The so-called officer asked the citizen for their name, social insurance number and other personal information, the SQ wrote in a press release on Friday. In some cases, the SQ added, the fraudster would ask for the citizen's bank information, warn them of other potential frauds. If the citizen refused to give their information, the fraudster would threaten arrest. ( As reported in the news.

ukrainian famine: It is estimated up to 10 million people died, according to CTV. But Dougal Mac Donald, listed as a sessional instructor in the U of A's Department of Elementary Education, denies that the famine was an act of genocide, and he's coming under fire for his controversial views. The 1932-33 Ukrainian famine was recognized in 2008 by Canada and nine other countries as an act of genocide perpetuated by the Soviet regime under Joseph Stalin. In a Nov. 19 Facebook post, Mac Donald called the Holodomor a myth. Trudeau's support for the anti-communist, pro-Nazi Holodomor myth is no accident, he wrote. He said the genocide was a lie perpetuated with fake photographs and news stories and spread by former Nazi collaborators. ( As reported in the news.

face unprovoked: We feel there's a two-tier system at CBSA, said CIU national president Jean-Pierre Fortin, according to CTV. One for the managers, and one for the employees, our members. The video, which runs just under two minutes, features two alleged incidents where the Customs and Immigration Union CIU says supervisors assaulted employees but were never disciplined. Fortin said incidents reported by its workers include a male supervisor who physically assaulted a female officer in front of a witness, and a manager who punched a border services officer in the face unprovoked. In a written statement, CBSA media relations manager Ashley Lemire told CTV News, in part The CBSA is committed to providing a work environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity. CTV News is unable to independently verify the allegations and when asked, Fortin declined to go into details, but said he was fairly certain neither of the cases were before the courts. ( As reported in the news.

frontera: Video of Trailer - Frontera by Animals of Distinction, Live music by Fly Pan Am Other big national and international names span Free Admission, in which U.K.-based provocateur Ursula Martinez builds a real brick wall on stage; FRONTERA, another monumental-scale, hyperenergized dancework by Holy Body Tattoo alumna Dana Gingras's Animals of Distinction; Old Stock A Refugee Love Story, a concert-drama created by Halifax's acclaimed 2b Theatre Company, and presented with Touchstone Theatre and UBC Theatre and Film; choreographer and performer Dana Michel interweaves vocal contortions and movement into her deeply personal Cutlass Spring at the Scotiabank Dance Centre; Veda Hille and Theatre Replacement present the musical memoir Little Volcano; and 6th Man Collective and The Theatre Centre bring the basketball-theatre mashup Monday Nights, according to Georgia Asian. The Vancouver International Children's Festival will copresent Macromatter's High Water, a playful piece in which a performer builds entire worlds inside a fish tank. Happening in venues around town, the interdisciplinary fest includes Vancouver-created premieres like Electric Theatre Company's production of Carmen Aguirre's magic-realistic creation Anywhere But Here; City Opera Vancouver's 1934-Germany-set The Last Cabaret; Wen Wei Dance and the Turning Point Ensemble's calligraphy-inspired Flying white - ; contemporary artists Mike Bourscheid and Justine Chambers's six-dancer game Idealverein; and Musqueam playwright Quelemia Sparrow's epic Skyborn A Land Reclamation Odyssey, with the Savage Society. Micromatter's High Water is at the Nest from February 1 to 5. sh Tanasiychuk Coming from farther afield, Australia's Back to Back Theatre presents The Democratic Set, in which members of the community help make 15-second video portraits; Lebanon-U.K. artist Tania El Khoury brings her poetic ode to the violence of Syria, called Garden Speaks, here; and South Korean-Belgian artist Jaha Koo folds 20 years of South Korean history into one narrative in Cuckoo. The free opening weekend party includes performances by De Bastion, DJ Deaf Wish, and Cyma Space following the premiere screening of The Democratic Set at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. This year Club PuSh features Myles de Bastion, DJ Deaf Wish, Cyma Space, Crystal Precious, House of La Douche, and Pearle Harbour. ( As reported in the news.

ctv news: Freeland, who despite no longer being foreign affairs minister has retained the responsibility for the Canada-U.S. file in part to see the trilateral trade deal through to its conclusion, made the trip because ratification in the U.S. may be getting closer, according to CTV. Wednesday evening Freeland met with Lighthizer and Mexico Undersecretary for North America Jes s Seade behind closed doors. Her trip south comes as the Democrats and the U.S. administration are very close to concluding negotiations on adjustments to the new NAFTA, sources tell CTV News. She called it a good trilateral meeting and said she was glad to be in D.C. working on getting the deal across the finish line. A new Parliament begins soon Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter In advance of American Thanksgiving, the three countries have been meeting to talk about potential alterations that would encourage the progressive Democrats to come on board with supporting the agreement to ensure that the ratification moves forward. She said she's been in regular contact with both her U.S. and Mexican counterparts throughout the week. ( As reported in the news.

marc-andre leclerc: Later, he is to announce his picks for the Conservative shadow cabinet, which will include keeping some longtime critics in their roles and promoting other up-and-comers, according to CTV. A new Parliament begins soon Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter But the calls are also including frank conversations about the debate raging over his leadership, according to several people who have spoken with Scheer in recent days but were not given permission to disclose the content of the calls. First up on Thursday is an announcement of his leadership team, the MPs who will marshal the Conservatives in Parliament. Two people from Scheer's innermost circle -- Hamish Marshall and Marc-Andre Leclerc -- no longer have formal roles in guiding his political future. In addition to being his closest aides during the campaign, Marshall and Leclerc were instrumental in Scheer's razor-thin win over rival Maxime Bernier after 13 rounds of voting in the 2017 Tory leadership race. Marshall's contract as the Conservatives' national campaign manager has expired and Leclerc, who had been Scheer's chief of staff, was fired over the weekend. ( As reported in the news.

obaseki: Godwin Obaseki as an economic adviser to Comrade Oshiomhole was largely unknown across the state, according to Rabble. So, selling him to the electorate was a tall order. Felix Nwaneri reports adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; hat do you think could be the rationale for the political battle raging in Edo State between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole If you cast your mind back to the campaigns in 2016, you will almost think it was Comrade Oshiomhole that was seeking a third term. Coupled with this was the fact that he had never voted in Edo State. There is also Don Pedro Obaseki, who enjoys some public space popularity. His family, the Obasekis, are prominent in the state, especially Gaius Obaseki, the former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and another Oyuiki Obaseki, now late. ( As reported in the news.

adsbygoogle: Thus, the political equation in Ogun state presents a paradox to the old order whereby the incumbents no longer call the shots when it comes to succession processes. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; By and large, while relating the scenario to the realities on ground, one is quick to add that political patronage has come to questioning. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; March 9, 2019 was the day of reckoning when the good people of Ogun State, in their magnanimity, unanimously gave their mandate to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC Prince Dapo Abiodun, as governor. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; However, the aftermath of the emergence of the APC candidate didn't go down well with the then governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, an arch-rival and a political godfather of the candidate of the Allied Peoples' Movement APM Mr Adekunle Akinlade, who was defiant of persuasions and pleas from well-meaning Nigerians to concede defeat, but decided to head to the tribunal to challenge the victory of his hitherto bosom friend. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; True to type, his Amosun adopted party APM approached the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, but the matter was thrown out for lack of merit, in what the three-man panel chaired by Justice Yahaya Halilu described as lazy, deficient and shallow . adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; As if undone, it appealed the verdict of the tribunal at the Court of Appeal, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, while the appeal went the same way as it was at the tribunal. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push google ad client enable page level ads true ; While delivering the judgement on Monday, November 11, 2019, the five-man panel presided over by Justice Abubakar Yahaya, who was unavoidably absent, but read by Justice Muhammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma, and who led three others, Justices Isaiah Olufemi-Akeju, Jamilu Yammama Tukur and Moore Adumein, dismissed the appeal of the APM candidate and his party which he said, it lacks merit and it is therefore, struck out . In the unanimous decision, Justice Danjuma averred that the 10 grounds of the appeal filed by the APM and its governorship candidate challenging the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun lacks merit. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push google ad client enable page level ads true ; The respective objections raised by the two appellants APM and its candidate are over-ruled and the emotions have no merit, answers to them are sustained and the two motions are dismissed read Justice Danjuma. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; Earlier, at the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the Petition No, according to Rabble. EPT/OG/GOV/01/2019, a three-man panel chaired by Justice Yahaya Halilu, in a 400-page verdict threw out the petition of the APM and its candidate and upheld the electoral victory of Abiodun as governor. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; With all the evidence of the APM witnesses, it was argued that by virtue of Section 285 9 of the Constitution every pre-election matter is subject to the provisions of the said Section 285 9 of the Constitution. However, the bequeathed practice is gradually fizzling out and it is paving ways for a new crop of followers and members that are weary of perfidy, but have chosen to take their destiny into their own hands. That the submission of Form CF001 on 25th October, 2018 by the 2nd Respondent to the 1st Respondent clearly, preceded the 9th March, 2019 Governorship Election, therefore evidently a pre-election matter, and therefore, any complaint arising from or based on alleged false information contained in the affidavit of the form CF001 submitted on 25th October, 2018 must be brought within 14 days of the accrual of the cause of action i.e within 14 days of 25th October, 2018 this he submitted is a Constitutional requirement. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; We agree no less with the submission of the Senior Counsel to the 2nd Respondent that the operative phrase in section 285 9 is every pre-election matter and the timely prosecution of same. Section 138 1 e was clear as to its provision. The mischief sought to be suppressed by the introduction of section 285 9 is to ensure unlike the provision prior to the amendment, that pre-election matter are instituted and determined with utmost dispatch. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; We also hold the strong view that any interpretation which embraces the commencement of pre-election matter such as in the instant petition outside the 14 days of the accrual of the cause of action as prescribed by the constitution will definitely defeat the legislative intention behind section 285 9 of the Constitution. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; We also found support that the issue relating to form CF001 Exhibit P331 is a pre-election matter in suit CA/A/2019 BARUWA VS APC delivered on 6th may, 2019 by the court of Appeal a copy of which was tendered in as Exhibit P35C . Tribunal observed and held that there was no scintilla of proof in respect of the allegation that 2nd Respondent submitted CF001 containing false information. adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle .push ; That failure of the 2nd Respondent to disclose the Universities he attended or graduated in Exhibit P331' can not by any stretch of fertile imagination or brilliance of the Counsel address amount to false information. ( As reported in the news.