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Month: January 2019

BREAKING: Fayemi Wins At Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal

Politics
Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, has secured victory at the election tribunal. Fayemi contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his victory was challenged by Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Eleka had filed a petition against him, alleging series of election irregularities and malpractices. On Monday, the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja unanimously struck out Eleka's case and ruled that Fayemi is the duly elected Governor of the state. More to follow... Elections Legal Politics Breaking News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  originally from saharareporters.com

‘General Buhari’s’ Assault On Judiciary Didn’t Happen In The Darkest Days Of Military Dictatorship, Says Atiku

Breaking News
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari exhibited "executive lawlessness" in the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Onnoghen was suspended on Friday, and Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed was sworn in to take his place in acting capacity. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Tanko Mohammed As Acting CJN 0 Comments 2 Days Ago The suspended CJN is standing trial over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets and Buhari had based the suspension on a directive by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: I Expected Onnoghen To 'Swiftly' Remove Himself, Says Buhari 0 Comments 2 Days Ago Howev...

Group Wants Court To Stop INEC From Conducting Elections At IDP Camps

Breaking News
The Forum for Transparency and Integrity in Leadership and a lawyer, Samuel Adeniji, have asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can allow Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote without complying with the law on voter registration. They are praying the court to determine whether INEC has the power to conduct 2019 elections in IDP camps without compiling and maintaining a register of voters with respect to eligible voters in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of origin of the IDPs in question. The plaintiffs want the court to hold that IDPs can only vote when they comply with the provision of the Electoral Act by applying to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the respective states in which t...

Ganduje, Abacha Shun Kano Governorship Debate

Politics
Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Mohammed Abacha, governorship candidate of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), were absent at the governorship debate held on Saturday in the state. The debate was organised by the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training Mambayya, in collaboration with 10 other civil society organisations. Ganduje didn’t attend or send a representative. He also didn’t send apologies for his absence. Ganduje, who was in attendance at the signing of the 2019 Peace Accord, held at Bayero University Kano, was expected to attend the debate. However, Abba Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Salihu Takai of the Peoples

Onnoghen: FG says PDP crying more than the bereaved

Health, Politics
The Federal Government said the directive by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suspending its campaign to protest the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is a face saving measure “ because the party’s campaign died long ago.’’ The post Onnoghen: FG says PDP crying more than the bereaved appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Obasanjo Lies In The Morning, Afternoon, Night, Says Oshiomhole

Breaking News
Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says former President Olusegun Obasanjo "lies in the morning, afternoon and night". He stated this on Saturday afternoon at the APC presidential campaign rally held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Oshiomhole berated Obasanjo for equating himself to Nigeria. He also took a swipe at the former president's decision to support Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after he had sworn to the contrary. His words: “This is very important. You know in Yorubaland, we respect elders. But, when a person is an elder, lies in the morning, afternoon and night, such a person doesn’t deserve our respect, because the Yorubas say respect begets respect. "That Baba that called At

Endorsements Have Not Brought Anything Good To The Igbo Since 1979, Says Ngige

Politics
Chris Ngige, Nigeria's Minister of Labour and Employment, says the Igbo have not benefitted anything good from political endorsements since 1979. He stated this at a press conference on Friday in reaction to the endorsement credited to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Ngige, those who endorsed Atiku are "PDP Ohanaeze". The press briefing was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prince Richard Ozobu, among others. He said: “We are going to react because we belong to a political party; I belong to the APC and all of them that held this meeting at Nike Lake Hotel belong to the PDP stock. So, it will be Ohanaeze PDP vers