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    Atiku’s lawyers snub supreme court as it gives reasons for dismissing appeal

Atiku’s lawyers snub supreme court as it gives reasons for dismissing appeal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, were not represented at the supreme court sitting on Friday.The court had scheduled Friday to give reasons for dismissing their appeal against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.None of their 40 lawyers was in court when the sitting began.In September, the presidential election petition tribunal dismissed Atiku's petition [...]

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    S’court: We upheld Buhari’s election because Atiku failed to prove INEC had server

S’court: We upheld Buhari’s election because Atiku failed to prove INEC had server

The supreme court says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, failed to prove his claim that INEC had a server through which election results were transmitted.The court said this on Friday while giving reasons for dismissing Atiku's appeal, which he filed against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives [...]

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    Atiku’s son-in-law gave me $140,000 for Obasanjo before elections, says witness

Atiku’s son-in-law gave me $140,000 for Obasanjo before elections, says witness

Bashir Mohammed told a federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday that Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, gave Olusegun Obasanjo the naira equivalent of $140,000.Mohammed, who was the first witness presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), described himself as a “close friend” of the accused.Babalele was arraigned in August by the EFCC on two-count [...]

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    Don’t shrink the democratic space, Atiku warns promoters of anti-hate speech bill

Don’t shrink the democratic space, Atiku warns promoters of anti-hate speech bill

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the new bill to criminalise hate speech is backed by “those who do not like to hear the inconvenient truth.”In a statement on Tuesday, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the bill breaches Nigerians’ right to freedom of information.The senate had reintroduced the bill seeking to establish a commission for the [...]

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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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    What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat

What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat

I do not know much about sports, but I know what good sportsmanship is. Diego Maradona, the Argentine football shaman, was a great player, but he is not celebrated as much as Pele of Brazil.  One fatal flaw detracts from Maradona’s genius – hubris.Maradona is known to be a sore loser. He curses, barks and brawls in defeat. As a [...]

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    Galadima: There’d have been nationwide jubilation if supreme court sacked Buhari

Galadima: There’d have been nationwide jubilation if supreme court sacked Buhari

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says there would have been jubilation across the country if the supreme court upturned Buhari's victory in the election.The apex court had dismissed an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Buhari's main challenger in the election.Atiku had filed a petition against Buhari at the [...]

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    Tinubu to Atiku: Join APC to move this nation forward

Tinubu to Atiku: Join APC to move this nation forward

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, has invited Atiku Abubakar to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) to move the nation forward rapidly.Congratulating the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari for a "well-deserved legal affirmation of a hard-won electoral victory", Tinubu also commended PDP and Atiku for their tenacious pursuit of what was their [...]

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    ‘Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged’ — Atiku rejects supreme court judgement

‘Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged’ — Atiku rejects supreme court judgement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted the supreme court judgement dismissing his appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.Reacting to the judgement on Wednesday, Atiku said the judiciary has been sabotaged "like every estate of our realm".A seven-man panel of the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP candidate on the grounds [...]

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    ‘This appeal lacks merit’ — how supreme court crushed Atiku’s hopes

‘This appeal lacks merit’ — how supreme court crushed Atiku’s hopes

The supreme court has given its verdict on Atiku Abubakar's appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.After about five hours of sitting, a seven-man panel led by Tanko Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), held that the appeal by the PDP presidential candidate lacked merit.It upheld the judgement of the presidential election petition tribunal which affirmed Buhari's election.Here is how the [...]

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    Atiku suffers first loss ahead of final supreme court verdict

Atiku suffers first loss ahead of final supreme court verdict

The supreme court has rejected the plea of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to adopt all its interlocutory appeals alongside the main appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.The apex court rejected the plea when it began hearing the party's suit against Buhari's victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.The PDP and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, had through Levi Uzoukwu, their [...]

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    CJN, Rhodes-Vivour on panel to hear Atiku’s appeal — Ngwuta, Mary Odili missing

CJN, Rhodes-Vivour on panel to hear Atiku’s appeal — Ngwuta, Mary Odili missing

Ibrahim Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Bode Rhodes-Vivour and five other justices of the supreme court are on the panel hearing Atiku Abubakar's appeal against the judgement of the tribunal affirming the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.Sylvester Ngwuta and Mary Odili, both senior justices, are not on the panel.The constitution of the panel has been a subject of controversy.A [...]

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    How it went: Supreme court hearing on Atiku/Buhari appeals

How it went: Supreme court hearing on Atiku/Buhari appeals

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    Supreme court to hear Atiku/Obi’s appeal on Oct 30

Supreme court to hear Atiku/Obi’s appeal on Oct 30

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Wednesday, October 30, to hear an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate.The party made this known on its official Twitter page on Sunday.“Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the @OfficialPDPNig and @atiku [...]

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    Ozekhome: We’re worried over delay in naming judges for Atiku’s appeal

Ozekhome: We’re worried over delay in naming judges for Atiku’s appeal

Mike Ozekhome, counsel of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, has expressed his concern over the delay by the supreme court to constitute the presidential election appeal panel.Ozekhome said Atiku's legal team is worried about the delay because election petitions are time-bound.“We are very worried about it because election petitions are time-bound and [...]

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    Adamawa gov appoints Atiku’s son as commissioner

Adamawa gov appoints Atiku’s son as commissioner

Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state, has appointed Adamu Atiku, the first son of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, as commissioner.The governor sent a list of 23 commissioner-nominees to the state house of assembly for screening. This is coming five months after he took the oath of office.Aminu Iya-Abbas, speaker of the [...]

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