Politics

Atiku to file 70-point appeal at the Supreme Court against tribunal ruling

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, really means business to overturn the verdict of the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal, PEPT, that confirmed President Buhari’s re-election.   According to a report by Thisdaylive.com, lawyers of Atiku have concluded plans to file a 70-point appeal at the Supreme Court on Monday, September ...

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It is not true that President Buhari doesn’t know how to govern – Osinbajo speaks on why they are yet to deliver their promises

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has countered claims of President Buhari’s failure in governance hindering the fulfillment of promise they made to Nigerians during their campaign.   Speaking at the burial ceremony of Mrs Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) Secretary Mr. Ola Olukoyede, which was held at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State ...

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‘We will all die and give an account of our lives to our creator’ – Atiku tells Buhari on Supreme court ruling

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar in his reaction to the September 11th dismissal of his petition against President Buhari’s election, evoked subtle threats of eternal damnation to all blocking his path.   Atiku who is trying to reclaim his ‘mandate’ from President Buhari by pleading at the presidential tribunal that he had ...

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Dethroned Emir, Hassan Marafa becomes new PDP Deputy Chairman

Hassan Marafa, the former Emir of Bakura in Zamfara state has emerged the Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Marafa emerged during the party’s state congress held in Gusau on Monday, September 16th. He was appointed Emir of Bakura in 2010 by former governor, Aliyu Mamuda but was removed by Mamuda’s successor Abdulaziz Yari, who replaced ...

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Nigerian woman, Zulfat Suara becomes first Muslim woman to be elected to Nashville office

Zulfat Suara, a US-based Nigerian woman who made headlines months ago after declaring her interest to contest for political office in Nashville, has also made history by becoming the first Muslim to be elected to a Metro seat in Nashville.   Suara contested for one of the five At-Large council seats and she joins Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen, and ...

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We will defeat Atiku and PDP at the Supreme Court – Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party is ready for the next round of legal battle with Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.   Oshiohmole made this known when he responded to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday. The PDP had on Wednesday vowed to appeal the judgment ...

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I wasn’t worried all along — President Buhari reacts to tribunal verdict

President Buhari has reacted to the Presidential election tribunal’s judgement which upheld his victory in the February 2019 Presidential election.   The President said he was not worried about the outcome of the court process because he knew Nigerians elected him for a second term in office.   “Good conscience fears no evil report. I was unperturbed all along, because ...

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Atiku and PDP reject verdict of tribunal, head to Supreme Court

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the People’s Democratic Party have rejected the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld the election of Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria in the February 23, 2019 poll. The Presidential tribunal on Wednesday September 11, dismissed the petition of Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, saying they did not prove them beyond a reasonable ...

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Tribunal strikes out witness statement by Osita Chidoka about the existence of INEC server

The Presidential Election Tribunal has struck out one of the major pillars of the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party which is the witness statement by Osita Chidoka, a former aviation minister, about the existence of INEC server.   Chidoka was Atiku’s National Collation Officer and testified as a star witness. The tribunal, in striking out the statement ...

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Photos: Oshiomhole, Uche Secondus, Keyamo, Fashola, others arrive as tribunal rules on Atiku’s petition challenging Buhari’s victory

The presidential election petition tribunal will today deliver judgement in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.   All the parties in the suit had made their final submissions on August 21, when the tribunal declared that the date for the judgement will be communicated at a later date. The PDP and ...

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APC repaid me with evil – Okorocha laments

Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past Imo State governor has lamented how he was badly treated by the All Progressives Congress (APC).   The party, he alleged, repaid his courage and sacrifices with evil in the south east. The Imo West Senator challenged the current administration in the state to investigate his eight years in office, saying no government in the state can ...

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Tribunal nullifies election of Orji Uzor Kalu as Senator

The National and State Assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, have nullified the election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.   The three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo, ordered the supplementary election while giving judgment in a petition brought before it by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Mao Ohuabunwa, who had challenged the victory ...

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Kenyan politicians fight in church over control of constituency (video)

Two Kenyan politicians and members of parliament, Ndindi Nyoro and Maina Kamanda engaged in a fight yesterday at Gatui Catholic Church in Muranga over the control of Kiharu constituency.   The fight ensued after Nyoro stormed the church’s fundraiser which Kamanda was attending with other Kieleweke MPs. Nyoro disrupted the event, insisting that he is the only one with the right to invite ...

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Vacate office now- PDP reacts to trending old video of Lai Mohammed saying President Buhari doesn’t know the whereabouts of his certificate

PDP has asked President Buhari to immediately vacate office after an old interview clip of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, pleading with Nigerians to pardon the President on the issue of his certificate, surfaced online last week.   In the interview which took place in January 2015, Lai Mohammed who was then the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress APC, ...

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Senator James Manager’s election nullified, Tribunal orders fresh elections in 90 days

The election of Senator James Manager as the lawmaker representing Delta South senatorial district at the National Assembly, has been nullified by an Election Petitions Tribunal Sitting in Asaba.   Ruling on the petition filed by Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former Delta State Governor and the Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, the Delta State National Assembly ...

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David Lyon wins APC governorship primary in Bayelsa state

David Lyon on Wednesday September 4, emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Bayelsa state.   The Bayelsa politician polled 42,138 votes to defeat his closet rival, Diseye Nsirim who scored 1,533 votes in the direct primary election which was adopted by the party.   Amgbare came third with 633 votes while Former Minister of State for ...

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Musa Wada emerges PDP governorship candidate in Kogi

Musa Wada has emerged as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer for the governorship election in Kogi state after defeating his older brother Capt. Idris Wada and 10 other candidates in the primary election.   Musa polled 748 votes to defeat his closest opponent Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim, the son of former governor Ibrahim Idris (Ibro) who polled 710 votes.   The PDP flagbearer’s brother and immediate past ...

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Senator Diri wins Bayelsa PDP governorship primary

Senator Douye Diri on Wednesday September 4, emerged winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Bayelsa State.   The Senator representing Bayelsa Central at the national assembly, defeated 19 other aspirants to emerge the PDP candidate for the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.   The governorship primary exercise conducted by a PDP committee led by Governor Darius ...

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Supreme Court strikes out suit seeking the disqualification of President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election over alleged perjury

The Supreme Court has struck out the suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election over alleged perjury.   The suit was filed by Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris, all legal practitioners. Delivering judgment, the Justice Mary Odili-led panel of five justices held that the case was statute barred and therefore dismissed.   The ...

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The shamelessness among African politicians is becoming too shameful – Tuface says, slams those calling him out for cancelling a protest years ago

Tuface Idibia went all out against African politicians as he berated the state of the education and value system in the continent.   The singer stated that the entire education and value system needs to change in Africa. Also taking a swipe at those also calling him out for cancelling a planned protest, the veteran singer asked what they’ve been able ...

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Dambazau’s son sacked as House of Rep member by Kano Tribunal

Shamsuddeen Dambazau, the son of former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has been sacked as the member representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency by an election petition tribunal which sat in Kano on Friday August 30.   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was ordered to issue certificate of return for the constituency to Surajo Kanawa, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Shamsuddeen ...

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Tribunal dismisses suit challenging ”slapping senator” Elisha Abbo’s election

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Yola has dismissed the suit challenging the emergence of Elisha Abbo as the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.   The suit was filed by Sen. Binta Masi of All Progressives Congress (APC) who lost the seat to Abbo during the February 23rd election.   Delivering judgment in the petition today August 29th, the Chairman ...

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I Go Dye asks President Buhari to free Sowere, reminds him of when he overthrew the government of Shagari in 1983

Comedian, I Go Dye, has written an open letter to President Buhari, asking for the release of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. In the letter, I Go Dye reminded President Buhari of when he overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari in 1983.   Recall that Sowore was arrested in the early hous of August 3rd following his plans ...

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Court stops APC from adopting direct primary for Bayelsa State governorship primary

A Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa has granted an interim order restraining the All Progressives Congress from adopting direct primary for the rescheduled August 31st governorship primary.   Justice E. G. Omukoro granted the order upon hearing a motion ex parte. The applicants are Japan Christopher, Evinson Oyindeyinfa, Oddu Ovinmiebi and Obiriki Isaiah. They had sued for themselves ...

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