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Ohanaeze, Arewa youths at war over 2023 presidency

Ohanaeze, Arewa youths at war over 2023 presidency The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council, has faulted the comment credited to the leadership of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) that the North would present a better candidate for the 2023 elections. It said that the statement showed that its president is playing out...... more

Kano rerun: Returning officers allegedly abscond with results sheets

Kano rerun: Returning officers allegedly abscond with results sheets The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the collation of gubernatorial rerun results indefinitely after receiving results of 26 local government areas. The state returning officer Professor Bello B. Shehu told journalists that the results of Gama ward in Nassarawa and Kibiya LGs were still being awaited. But a source said...... more

Supplementary Elections: We would have expected better management of the Polls — Atiku

Supplementary Elections: We would have expected better management of the Polls — Atiku The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last conducted general election, Atiku Abubakar, has said that more was expected with regards to the management of the supplementary polls.   Atiku in a statement via Twitter noted that on account of the much-reduced coverage areas, it was expected that the supplementary...... more

Imo Supplementary Election: PDP wins 4 out of 5 LGAs

Imo Supplementary Election: PDP wins 4 out of 5 LGAs The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won four out of five local government areas where supplementary elections took place for Imo State house of Assembly seats.   INEC declared APC Chike Okafor winner of Okigwe South Federal Constituency election while in Ikeduru state constituency, Mr. Uche Ogbuagwu of the PDP was declared...... more

Wild jubilation in Bauchi as PDP sweeps supplementary polls in Dogara’s area

Wild jubilation in Bauchi as PDP sweeps supplementary polls in Dogara’s area   There was wild jubilation by the electorate in Mallar Giji polling unit in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed defeated the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate and incumbent Governor of the state, Mohammed Abubakar in the supplementary election held...... more

Kano rerun: How thugs disenfranchised voters

Kano rerun: How thugs disenfranchised voters Thugs working for politicians yesterday prevented many registered voters from voting in the rerun election that held in the state. The armed thugs allegedly took over polling units, turning back supporters or agents of opponents. Rerun election was slated in polling units spread across 28 local government areas in the state...... more

Group demands zoning of Senate Presidency to North East

Group demands zoning of Senate Presidency to North East The agitation for the Senate Presidency in the forthcoming 9th Republic thickened on Saturday with a socio-political organisation, North East Advocacy Group (NEAG), demanding that the position should be zoned to the area because they have been marginalised for long. NEAG a premised its demand on the fact that the North...... more

APC trounces PDP 26-0 in Ekiti

APC trounces PDP 26-0 in Ekiti The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti made it a total sweep in the House of Assembly election as it won all the 26 seats available. The party clinched the last seat for Ekiti East (1) Constituency on Saturday after the supplementary election. The party also won all the House...... more

OBJ endorses declaration of Adeleke as Osun Governor-elect, gives Tribunal pass mark

OBJ endorses declaration of Adeleke as Osun Governor-elect, gives Tribunal pass mark Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the judgement of the Osun Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.  In a statement personally signed by him on Saturday, the former president commended the tribunal for the courage to nullify what he said was “clearly an illegality”. The...... more

Lawan indicates interest in Senate Presidency, promises bi-partisan chamber

Lawan indicates interest in Senate Presidency, promises bi-partisan chamber The Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has indicated interest to contest for the seat of President of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly. Lawan, who made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja, promised to be bi-partisan if elected. He said the ability of principal officers to carry everybody...... more

Delta royal fathers hail Okowa’s re-election •You made it possible, says Governor

Delta royal fathers hail Okowa’s re-election •You made it possible, says Governor Traditional rulers in Delta State has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his re-election victory with the Governor attributing the success story of his administration to peaceful kingdoms that provided the enabling environment for his administration to deliver democratic dividends. Governor Okowa received the traditional rulers led by the Chairman, Delta State...... more

APC completes clearance of Lagos Assembly seats, wins Ibeju-Lekki

APC completes clearance of Lagos Assembly seats, wins Ibeju-Lekki The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibeju-Lekki state constituency I, Mr Fatai Adebola Mojeed, winner of the election. With the victory, the APC has secured all the 40 seats in the state house of assembly. Mojeed, a current member of the assembly,...... more

European Union writes Buhari on Nigeria’s democracy

European Union writes Buhari on Nigeria’s democracy The European Union (EU) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and unify its people, in line with the 2019 Abuja Peace Accord. The EU made the plea in a letter formally congratulating President Buhari on his re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The union...... more

Adeleke’s Victory: Any hope for Atiku at Presidential Election Tribunal?

Adeleke’s Victory: Any hope for Atiku at Presidential Election Tribunal? Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the Election Petition Tribunal is a locus classicus for democracy.  It jogs the cerebral cortex and revivifies cautious hope in the judiciary. But really, the victory is just one small step to the archipelago of power in Osun state for the “dancing senator”. In 2016, about 81...... more

Ogoni Ethnic Nationality declares Amaechi, Emma Deeyah, Victor Giadom, George Feyii, Greg Nwidam, Eric Nwibani, others, persona-non-grata

Ogoni Ethnic Nationality declares Amaechi, Emma Deeyah, Victor Giadom, George Feyii, Greg Nwidam, Eric Nwibani, others, persona-non-grata A socio-cultural group, Ogoni Ethnic Nationality (OEN), has declared all those linked to the controversial operation of the Rivers State Command of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) to the Bori Collation Center led by the State Commander, Akin Fakorede, where Ogoni intellectual, Dr. Ferry Gbaragbe, was shot and killed during the...... more

Kano Guber War: APC slams PDP

Kano Guber War: APC slams PDP The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has dismissed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s allegation on the importation of political thugs from neighbouring states. The Acting State Chairman of the PDP, Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, had at a news conference alleged that the ruling APC in the state had imported thugs from...... more

El-Rufai reveals what will happen to those who voted against him during Kaduna governorship election

El-Rufai reveals what will happen to those who voted against him during Kaduna governorship election Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to be fair and just to all‎ the people of the state irrespective of their political affiliation.  The governor said elections were over and so it was time to provide good governance to the people as he appealed to his opponents and supporters to join hand...... more

APC planning to arrest our leaders in Bauchi — PDP

APC planning to arrest our leaders in Bauchi — PDP The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning a mass arrest of top PDP leaders in Bauchi State through compromised security personnel. A statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday in Abuja, said the plot was to put PDP...... more

Group hails court order on arrest of top APC politicians in Bayelsa, insists no election in Brass, Nembe

Group hails court order on arrest of top APC politicians in Bayelsa, insists no election in Brass, Nembe A prominent Niger Delta group, the Movement Against Election Violence in Nigeria, has hailed the issuance of a Warrant of Arrest against some top Bayelsa All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians over their alleged complicity in the February 23, 2019 attack and abduction of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kola Okunlola, in...... more

How I influenced 2019 elections — Tinubu

How I influenced 2019 elections — Tinubu  Sen. Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, says his moral authority plays a role in his ability to influence elections. He also said that other tools that helped him influence elections were his skills as a veteran politician and dedication to campaigning and mobilising his own party members. Tinubu said this on Friday in...... more

APC candidate defects to PDP hours to supplementary poll

APC candidate defects to PDP hours to supplementary poll  Mr. Innocent Nomeh, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ezza North West state constituency, has withdrawn from the supplementary election contest slated for March 23, 2019. The election originally scheduled for March 9 was cancelled because unidentified hoodlums burnt the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Registration Area Centre (RAC)...... more

Supplementary elections: INEC working for APC, says PDP

Supplementary elections: INEC working for APC, says PDP  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of working hand in glove with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to assist the latter in manipulating the electoral processes in Bauchi, Sokoto and Adamawa states, ahead of supplementary governorship elections billed for tomorrow.  Addressing a press conference...... more

Adeleke’s Victory: Don’t appeal verdict, Obi tells APC •Hails judiciary

Adeleke’s Victory: Don’t appeal verdict, Obi tells APC •Hails judiciary The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has commended the Nigerian Judiciary on the victory, on Friday, of Sen. Ademola Adeleke and PDP at the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. Obi, in a statement issued by his Media Adviser,...... more

Adeleke: Justice has been done by Osun Governorship Election Tribunal, says Uwazurike

Adeleke: Justice has been done by Osun Governorship Election Tribunal, says Uwazurike Eminent lawyer and influencer, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, has hailed the verdict of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which on Friday in Abuja annulled the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola and declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected Governor of Osun State. “I will say that justice was not...... more

HURIWA, Okowa praise election tribunal for declaring Sen. Adeleke Osun Governor-elect

HURIWA, Okowa praise election tribunal for declaring Sen. Adeleke Osun Governor-elect A non-governmental organisation, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), and Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, have applauded the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for restoring faith in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man by returning the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic...... more

Anxiety in Kano, Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue •Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong, Abubakar, Ortom in fight to finish

Anxiety in Kano, Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue •Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong, Abubakar, Ortom in fight to finish Voters in parts of Kano, Sokoto, Plateau, Benue and Bauchi are heading back to the polling centres today eager to end days of apprehension caused by the March 9 inconclusive governorship and state assembly elections. Although, the elections will take place in only a few parts of the affected states, the...... more

Osun Election: Senator Adeleke speaks on tribunal's judgement

Osun Election: Senator Adeleke speaks on tribunal's judgement The lawmaker representing Osun West senatorial district, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has reacted to his victory at the Osun Election Petition Tribunal.  Senator Adeleke’s reaction came shortly after the Tribunal declared him as the winner of the September 22 governorship election in Osun State. The three-man panel of judges had declared the...... more

Court strikes out suit restraining INEC from issuing certificate of return to Ihedioha

Court strikes out suit restraining INEC from issuing certificate of return to Ihedioha A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri on Friday struck out a suit restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from issuing certificate of return to Imo governor-elect,  Mr Emeka Ihedioha.  The court also ruled that post-election matters belonged to the election tribunals.  Candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the...... more

Jubilation as Adeleke’s supporters flood Osun streets over tribunal victory

Jubilation as Adeleke’s supporters flood Osun streets over tribunal victory There was jubilation across major parts of Osun State on Friday after the Election Petition Tribunal declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the state.  Earlier, the Tribunal which sat in Abuja dismissed a preliminary objection against the petition of the Peoples Democratic...... more

How Nigerian Army interfered in 2019 polls: Wike

How Nigerian Army interfered in 2019 polls: Wike The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the “negative role” played by the Nigerian Army during the 2019 general elections is the worst in the history of the country. Wike formally requested the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Major General Jamil Sarhem, alleging that...... more

 

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