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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

Governor Oyetola heads to Appeal Court following defeat at Osun Tribunal

Governor Oyetola heads to Appeal Court following defeat at Osun Tribunal Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has said he is heading to the Appeal Court following the verdict by a tribunal in Osun, upturning his victory at the state’s governorship election.   This is according to a statement by Mr. Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the State Government of Osun. In its statement, the Osun State Government...... more

Electoral Violence: Bayelsa APC dismisses ‘kangaroo commission’

Electoral Violence: Bayelsa APC dismisses ‘kangaroo commission’ The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State Chapter, on Friday dismissed the invitation extended to some of its chieftains by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the State Government on the reported violence that marked the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections in the state. According to the Chairman...... more

Osun: Secondus, Obi, CUPP congratulate Adeleke on victory at tribunal

Osun: Secondus, Obi, CUPP congratulate Adeleke on victory at tribunal The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has congratulated the party’s Gubernatorial Candidate for Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, for his victory at the election tribunal. Secondus, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Ike Abonyi, said that the judiciary should be hailed for standing...... more

Atiku cannot win election in Kaduna —El-Rufai

Atiku cannot win election in Kaduna —El-Rufai Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has dismissed the claim by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he won the presidential election in Kaduna state. President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having...... more

Supplementary polls: Vote any party of your choice – Buhari tells electorate

Supplementary polls: Vote any party of your choice – Buhari tells electorate President Muhammadu Buhari says he believes in the will of the people and cannot put pressure on voters to elect leaders they do not like. Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, dismissed insinuations that he was forcing...... more

Appeal Court affirms Lulu-Briggs as Accord guber candidate in Rivers

Appeal Court affirms Lulu-Briggs as Accord guber candidate in Rivers The Court of Appeal sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has granted the application for stay of execution on the judgment of Justice Obili of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt which ruled recently that Precious Baridoo and not Dumo Lulu-Briggs was the Rivers State governorship candidate of Accord. The Director of...... more

INEC lists condition to issue Okorocha senator's return certificate

INEC lists condition to issue Okorocha senator's return certificate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday insisted that it would not issue the governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a return certificate as an elected senator unless a court of competent jurisdiction gives the order. “The position of the commission has not changed. The...... more

Adeleke’s triumph at Osun Guber Tribunal a victory for democracy — PDP

Adeleke’s triumph at Osun Guber Tribunal a victory for democracy — PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed Friday’s verdict of the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as a victory for democracy and the will of the people. A statement by spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “The...... more

Bauchi Poll: Why election will not hold in Tafawa Balewa LGA — INEC

Bauchi Poll: Why election will not hold in Tafawa Balewa LGA — INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that supplementary election will not hold in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday, March 23, due to an ongoing court case.  According to Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the commission will hold the...... more

ANN heads to tribunal to challenge PDP’s victory in Enugu State assembly polls

ANN heads to tribunal to challenge PDP’s victory in Enugu State assembly polls The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), on Thursday, proceeded to the election tribunal sitting in Enugu to challenge Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) victory in Enugu South Urban State Constituency in Enugu State.  The party’s candidate for Enugu South Urban Constituency, Mr. Nonso Nnamani, told newsmen in Enugu that the election was...... more

US scores Nigeria’s 2019 elections low

US scores Nigeria’s 2019 elections low The United States government has expressed displeasure over Nigeria’s conduct of the 2019 general election. The US, however, said it would continue to follow closely, the supplementary elections. In a statement by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, the US said like many observer groups...... more

Rivers Poll: Why we stopped collation of results — INEC

Rivers Poll: Why we stopped collation of results — INEC  The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed reasons why the collation of results of the Rivers State governorship election which held on March 9 was halted.  According to INEC National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna, the electoral body was forced to stop the counting of votes and announcement of the results over what...... more

 

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