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    ‘Emotion overriding your sense of decorum’ — Keyamo hail Nwabueze over Atiku’s failed appeal

‘Emotion overriding your sense of decorum’ — Keyamo hail Nwabueze over Atiku’s failed appeal

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour, has faulted comments by Ben Nwabueze on the supreme court’s dismissal of Atiku Abubakar’s appeal. Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, had approached the apex court to challenge the election of Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said [...]

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    INEC: Our efforts at improving female participation in 2019 elections didn’t yield results

INEC: Our efforts at improving female participation in 2019 elections didn’t yield results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its efforts at ensuring more women participated in the 2019 electoral process did not yield the desired results.Mahmud Yakubu, INEC chairman, made this known at a review meeting of the general election from a gender perspective that held in Abuja on Friday.Represented by Adekunle Ogunmola, INEC's national commissioner, Yakubu said it is appalling [...]

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REVEALED: Atiku’s plot to halt US’ recognition of Buhari as winner of presidential poll

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contracted a US-based firm to encourage the United States government to refrain from recognising the winner of Nigeria’s presidential elections, TheCable can report.TheCable understands that the former vice-president agreed to pay Fein & DelValle PLLC a total of  $30,000 ((N9.2 million at current interbank rate) in the deal which covers legal [...]

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    CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the success of the 2019 elections was hindered by a “badly disrupted” process and misconduct of electoral officials.The organisation said this in a report released on Thursday.Tagged: "Counting the votes and ward-level collation during Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election: A Post-mortem", CDD said the collation process at the ward level was one of the [...]

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    ‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari's military course mate has told the presidential election tribunal that the army did not ask them to submit their certificates during enlistment.Paul Tarfa, a retired major general, made the submission on Tuesday while testifying as Buhari’s first defence witness in the petition challenging the president’s re-election.The whereabouts of the president’s academic records have been a source of [...]

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    Some CSOs should be interrogated, says Yakubu’s spokesman on report of 2019 polls

Some CSOs should be interrogated, says Yakubu’s spokesman on report of 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room was not objective in its report on the 2019 general election. The Situation Room, made up of 63 civil society organisations that monitored the elections had on Tuesday in its report highlighted a number of lapses which it said undermined the credibility of the elections. But reacting, Rotimi Oyekanmi, [...]

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    Stop performing roles meant for Buhari, APC warns Atiku

Stop performing roles meant for Buhari, APC warns Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Atiku Abubakar to watch the way he issues public statements as though he is the president. Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential poll, has consistently made comments over matters that concern the country. In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said [...]

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    In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has released a damning report on the 2019 general election which it says failed to meet the "threshold for a credible election".The presidential, governorship and legislative polls were held in February and March, with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) getting re-elected for another four years and his party winning majorities in [...]

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    Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done.In  a statement on Monday, the former vice-president said [...]

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    Atiku: US visa ban shows the elections were rigged  

Atiku: US visa ban shows the elections were rigged 

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, says US visa ban on politicians who "sabotaged the electoral process" is a confirmation that the election was marred by irregularities. The US announced the visa restriction on Tuesday, but did not disclose the identities of those affected.Atiku, who spoke through Paul Ibe, his media aide, said [...]

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    Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have tendered a total of 26,175 exhibits against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.The PDP candidate had through Livy Uzoukwu, his lawyer, tendered 5,196 exhibits before the tribunal on Thursday while additional ones were filed on Friday.Atiku had gone to the tribunal [...]

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    Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he will not participate in this year’s June 12 celebrations. In honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, a bill to make June 12 replace May 29 as Democracy Day. In an essay made available to TheCable on Tuesday, Soyinka condemned the conduct of the [...]

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    INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has started the review of the processes and procedures of the 2019 general election.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the review which commenced on Tuesday, with the meeting of state resident electoral commissioners, is targeted at improving Nigeria's electoral system.He said the commission will over the next two months, engage with all stakeholders [...]

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    Jonathan: We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections

Jonathan: We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria should modify its laws such that the 2023 elections would not be a "repeat of what happened in 2019".Jonathan made this known during a public lecture and presentation of a book titled "Excellence in Governance and Creativity: Legal Essays".The book was dedicated to Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor.Referring to newly elected members [...]

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    Surprise as Malami requests CTC of judgement on suit seeking Buhari’s disqualification

Surprise as Malami requests CTC of judgement on suit seeking Buhari’s disqualification

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has asked for the certified true copy of the judgement on a case seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s disqualification from the presidential election. Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris, all lawyers, had filed a suit against Buhari at a federal high court in Abuja, alleging that the president lied in his form CF 001 [...]

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    CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) election analysis centre (EAC) has raised concerns over the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly polls.In a statement on Sunday, it listed violence, faulty card readers, arson, vote buying as some of the abnormalities that plagued the polls.Voter apathy, electoral irregularities, payment and training of ad hoc staff and collation challenges [...]

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