Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    INEC suspends collation of Bauchi guber poll results

INEC suspends collation of Bauchi guber poll results

The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) has suspended the collation of the governorship election in Bauchi state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, Bauchi resident electoral commissioner (REC), announced this at a press briefing on Tuesday.He said it was in line with a court order restraining INEC from resuming collation.A federal high court in Abuja had ordered the commission not to proceed with the exercise based [...]

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    Court stops INEC from resuming collation in Bauchi

Court stops INEC from resuming collation in Bauchi

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to proceed with the collation of the result of the March 9 governorship election in Bauchi state.Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the election, had headed to the court to challenge INEC's decision to continue collating [...]

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    Atiku’s lawyer: We have sufficient facts to back our case against Buhari

Atiku’s lawyer: We have sufficient facts to back our case against Buhari

Livy Uzoukwu, a counsel to Atiku Abubakar, says the legal team of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has sufficient fact to back its case.Speaking with reporters in Abuja, the lawyer said although the team had challenges accessing the electoral materials, that would not deter them from continuing with the suit.Atiku has prayed the presidential election tribunal to declare him winner [...]

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    APC kicks against INEC’s decision on Bauchi, says Dogara and Festus Okoye are friends

APC kicks against INEC’s decision on Bauchi, says Dogara and Festus Okoye are friends

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the Bauchi state governorship.INEC had initially listed Bauchi among the six states where supplementary elections will hold but on Saturday the commission struck out Bauchi from the list, saying it did so after its fact-finding committee realised that eelction had been concluded [...]

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    Peter Obi: Rigging only keeps incompetent people in office

Peter Obi: Rigging only keeps incompetent people in office

Peter Obi, running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no country can grow with election rigging.In a statement on Sunday, Obi said rigging keeps incompetent people in office.The former governor of Anambra state said the "rigging that characterised the general election" undermines the country’s democracy.He said rigging has undermined the future of the [...]

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    Atiku visits Obasanjo for the ‘first time’ since losing elections

Atiku visits Obasanjo for the ‘first time’ since losing elections

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday paid a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s media aide, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Akinyemi did not give details of the meeting between the ex-president and former vice-president.The duo fell out shortly before they left power in 2007 but reconciled three [...]

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    Tribunal grants Buhari access to electoral materials

Tribunal grants Buhari access to electoral materials

The presidential election petition tribunal has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inspect the materials used for the presidential poll.The tribunal gave the order sequel to an ex parte motion filed by Buhari and his party.The president and the APC, through their lawyers, argued that they needed to inspect the materials in [...]

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    Threat to life: Timi Frank ‘suffering from hallucination’

Threat to life: Timi Frank ‘suffering from hallucination’

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) says Timi Frank, ex-deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  is suffering from “ telltale signs of induced hallucination”.CATE said this in reaction to Frank's allegation that Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff (COAS), and the military high command of a plot to kill him.This was in reaction to an [...]

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    Saraki, Melaye, Aisha Yesufu… Abuja ‘stands still’ for Pius Adesanmi

Saraki, Melaye, Aisha Yesufu… Abuja ‘stands still’ for Pius Adesanmi

Some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) paid last respect to Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, on Wednesday.Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.All the 157 persons on board died in the accident.At the Unity Fountain, different people, mostly clad in black and teary-eyed, recounted how [...]

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    Buhari seeks confirmation of 30 nominees for RMAFC board

Buhari seeks confirmation of 30 nominees for RMAFC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm 30 nominees for the board of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The president based his request on section 15 (41) of the constitution."In accordance with provision of section [...]

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    Saraki swears in Alfa as Kogi east senator — two months to end of senate

Saraki swears in Alfa as Kogi east senator — two months to end of senate

Issac Alfa has been sworn in as the senator representing Kogi east.The oath of office was administered on him at the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.Until the presidential and national assembly elections held on February 23, Atai Aidoko was the senator representing the constituency in the upper legislative chamber.The Kogi east seat has been subjected to contention by Alfa and [...]

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    FULL LIST: APC leading PDP with over 100 seats in house of reps

FULL LIST: APC leading PDP with over 100 seats in house of reps

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of the house of representatives members who emerged victorious in the February 23 elections.With 211 seats, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clearly the majority in the lower chamber of the national assembly. Next to APC is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has 109 seats.The All Progressives Grand Alliance [...]

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    Melaye re-arraigned — 12th time since 2018

Melaye re-arraigned — 12th time since 2018

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has been re-arraigned before a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT).This will be the 12th time the lawmaker would be arraigned before a court since 2018 when he was first charged for lying to the police over an attempt to assassinate him.At the court on Monday, the senator was re-arraigned for resisting arrest, [...]

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    Court orders INEC not to recognise APC guber candidate in A’Ibom

Court orders INEC not to recognise APC guber candidate in A’Ibom

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognise Nsima Ekere as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Akwa Ibom state.Taiwo Taiwo, the presiding  judge, gave the order in a suit filed by one Victoria Edwar-Ekpo.The development comes hours after a magistrate court in Port Harcourt issued a warrant for [...]

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    ‘Many lives have been lost’ – bishop warns against divisive politics in Kaduna

‘Many lives have been lost’ – bishop warns against divisive politics in Kaduna

Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, Catholic archbishop of Kaduna, has warned against divisive politics in the state.The bishop gave the warning amid the increasing spread of ethnic and religious propaganda in the state ahead of the governorship poll scheduled for Saturday.Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, Ndagoso asked politicians not to plunge the state into crisis in their [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking to remove Issa-Onilu as APC spokesman

Court strikes out suit seeking to remove Issa-Onilu as APC spokesman

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has struck out a suit challenging the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to appoint Lanre Issa-Onilu as its national publicity secretary.The action was filed by Abubakar Usman, a blogger.In the party's elective convention held last June, Bolaji Abdullahi was declared APC spokesman having polled 2002 votes to defeat Usman, his [...]

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