Politics

A compromised judiciary is perhaps one of the greatest tragedies that could happen to a nation – Omoyele Sowore reacts to court ruling on AAC suspension

  Yesterday, the suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC, and Malcom Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman was validated by a Federal High Court which sat in Abuja. Reacting to the court ruling in a series of posts on Facebook, Sowore said, ‘a compromised judiciary is perhaps one of the greatest tragedies that could happen to a nation state. ...

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‘I’m not a rubber stamp, we’ll challenge Buhari’s government’ – Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said he will not be a “rubber stamp” to the executive.   Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, quoted the senate president as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians, a group led by Joy Emordi, former senator representing Anambra north.   Lawan said it is “laughable” that he is being referred to as ...

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Court upholds suspension Of Sowore From AAC

The suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC, and Malcom Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman, has been validated by a Federal High Court which sat in Abuja on Friday.   Also ruling on the suit which was instituted by Dr. Leonard Nzewa, Justice Inyang Ekwo affirmed his (Nzewa) appointment as the Acting National Chairman of the party following ...

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Election tribunal strikes out suit filed against Shina Peller

  The Election Tribunal in Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday, July 13, 2019 dismissed a petition filed by Durodola Muftau Adelani of the Providence People’s Party (PPP) challenging the validity of the election that brought in Hon. Shina Abiola Peller of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a House of Representatives member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency.   The petitioner was ...

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Atiku, PDP witnesses allegedly attacked by gunmen on their way to Presidential tribunal

The witnesses the Peoples Democratic Party and Atiku Abubakar were hoping to present at the Presidential tribunal today, were allegedly attacked by gunmen.   Following the attack, Justice Mohammed Garba adjourned hearing on the PDP and Atiku /Obi Petition to Monday, the 15th of July 2019.   Raising an alarm over the alleged attack on its verified Twitter page on Friday, the PDP tweeted; ...

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Photos: Kaduna Assembly rejects commissioner nominee for criticizing Governor El-Rufai on Facebook years ago

Aliyu AbubakarJa’afar as , one of the commissioners nominated by Governor Nasir el-Rufai, was rejected by the Kaduna State Assembly over his criticism of Nasir El Rufai’s policies in 2017.   Speaker of the House Assembly, Aminu Shagali, during the screening exercise which held at the state house of Assembly complex, told his colleagues that Aliyu Ja’afar in 2017 criticized ...

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Court of Appeal to deliver judgement on a suit challenging Buhari’s qualification for the 2019 presidential election today

The Court of Appeal will today rule in a suit filed against President Buhari, challenging his qualification for the 2019 presidential election.   A three-member panel of the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson, had on July 8, reserved judgment in the suit after listening to the argument canvassed by counsel to parties in the matter. The court ...

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Okorocha ran Imo state secretariat with ‘I better pass my neighbor generators’ – Governor Emeka Ihedioha

  Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has disclosed that when he took over from Owelle Rochas Okorocha as Governor of Imo State in May of 2019, he met an abandoned and neglected state secretariat powered by different hues and contraptions of small generators, popularly referred to as ‘I better pass my neighbour’ in Nigerian parlance. Ihedioha made the revelation ...

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Igbo Presidency is not a right – APC organizing secretary

Emma Ibediro, the All Progressives Congress’ national organizing secretary, has stated that Igbo Presidency is not a right.   Condemning the outright call for Igbo Presidency from the South-East region he is also from, Emma Ibediro said only a zone that has worked within party lines to convince other regions can actualise their dream of ruling Nigeria. “In 2015, only 198,000 votes came in ...

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Adams Oshiomhole makes surprise appearance at presidential election tribunal in Abuja

  The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made a surprise appearance on Monday at the hearing of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar. This is the first time the APC Chair will be attending proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) which commenced siting ...

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“We were labelled ‘prostitutes’ for daring to contest in elections” – Bauchi female politicians share their experiences during 2019 general elections

  Some of the women who contested for various political offices as candidates during the 2019 general elections in Bauchi State have lamented that they were tagged and labelled as ‘prostitutes’ for daring to participate in party politics.   Some of the women who spoke at a Women Candidates Dialogue Forum, organized by the Young Leaders Network (YLN) held in ...

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Atiku’s reaction on Osun ruling is ‘ridiculous and comical’ – Presidency

  The presidency has described as “very ridiculous, and even comical’’, the reaction of former vice president Atiku Abubakar, to the Supreme Court ruling affirming the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state.   Atiku, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, had in a statement expressed reservation over Friday’s Supreme ...

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‘Those who think this is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and PDP in Osun, are greatly mistaken’ – Atiku reacts to Supreme court ruling

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the latest supreme court ruling in the Osun State governorship tussle.   The Supreme court this morning declared Gboyega Oyetola as the rightful winner of the disputed election thus putting an end to the legal battle.   Atiku in his reaction said, ‘I join with people of goodwill all over Nigeria to ...

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EFCC to arraign Saraki for allegedly diverting N12bn

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused former Senate President Bukola Saraki of diverting N12 billion from the treasury of the Kwara State Government illegally while he was governor of the state between 2003 and 2011. The commission said the money was withdrawn in cash, the Punch Newspaper reported. The money, EFCC said, was allegedly used by ...

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Make public your assets if you’re not corrupt – PDP challenges Buhari:

  Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets to prove to Nigerians and the world that they are not corrupt. The main opposition party also asked President of the Senate, Mr Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, to make public their assets to convince Nigerians that ...

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‘Only N1.2bn was spent on funerals not N2.3bn – Bauchi ex-gov, Mohammed Abubakar tells successor Bala Mohammed

Mohammed Abubakar the former governor of Bauchi State, has slammed claims that he spent N2.3 billion to organise funerals for some of the indigenes of the state. According to Abubakar, he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged. This was made known via a statement released by his media aide, Mukhtar Jibril. Abubakar released ...

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My Monthly Salary Is N750,000, No Jumbo Pay In National Assembly, Senate President Lawan Claims

  Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has claimed his monthly salary as a Nigerian senator does not exceed N750,000. A former senator, Shehu Sani, in 2018 had disclosed that lawmakers received N13.5 million every month for running costs, apart from their basic salary. Lawan made the claims when members of the Senators’ Forum paid a courtesy visit to him ...

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Tribunal Didn’t Dismiss My Application To Inspect INEC Server – Atiku Attacks Buhari

  The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal did not reject his request to check the purported central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as “prematurely” claimed by the Presidency. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, had in a ...

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INEC has the power to de-register political parties – Senator Ekweremadu

  The Senator representing Enugu-West, Ike Ekweremadu has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to revisit the Nigerian constitution and be guided on the subject of de-registering underperforming political parties. In a statement, the Senator noted that INEC already has the constitutional power to de-register any political party in Nigeria that is not performing to a certain level. Recall ...

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Tribunal dismisses Atiku, PDP’s request to access and inspect INEC’s server

  The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday dismissed an application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP to inspect INEC server allegedly used in collating the Feb. 23 general election. Justice Mohammed Garba, Chairman of the panel held that granting such application at this interlocutory stage would preempt the substantive petition. The petitioners insisted that results from the presidential ...

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