Monday, August 19, 2019

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    ‘He’s not a Nigerian’ — APC asks tribunal to dismiss Atiku’s petition

‘He’s not a Nigerian’ — APC asks tribunal to dismiss Atiku’s petition

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged the presidential election petitions tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its candidate, challenging the February 23 general election on technicalities and evidential grounds.The prayers formed the gamut of other requests contained in both Buhari and APC’s final addresses to be [...]

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    PDP: We’ve shown Buhari is not qualified to be president

PDP: We’ve shown Buhari is not qualified to be president

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says they have proved President Muhammadu Buhari does not possess the qualification to run for president. Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner of the February presidential election, but Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP, rejected the result, filing a petition at the election tribunal.In a 43-page final address filed by on [...]

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    Atiku’s son-in-law granted N20m bail

Atiku’s son-in-law granted N20m bail

Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has been granted bail.Nicholas Oweibo, judge of a federal high court in Lagos, granted him a bail of N20 million with one surety in like sum, on Thursday.Owoeibo also directed Babalele to deposit his passport with the court.Babalele was arraigned by [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Atiku’s son-in-law for ‘money laundering’

EFCC arraigns Atiku’s son-in-law for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly laundering $140,000 in the build up to the 2019 general election.Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, Atiku’s lawyer, was also arraigned for allegedly laundering $2 million in connection with the elections.The duo were arraigned before the federal high court in Lagos, on Wednesday.Osagie and Babalele were arrested after [...]

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    EFCC arrests Atiku’s lawyer, to charge him with ‘laundering $2m’

EFCC arrests Atiku’s lawyer, to charge him with ‘laundering $2m’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Uyi Giwa-Osagie, a legal adviser of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, over alleged money laundering.Osagie was arrested after he honoured an invitation of the anti-graft agency in Lagos state on Thursday.The agency has filed charges over alleged money laundering to the tune of $2 million against Giwa-Osagie.According to the charge sheet, Osagie made [...]

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    APC justifies Sowore’s arrest, says Nigeria is not a banana republic

APC justifies Sowore’s arrest, says Nigeria is not a banana republic

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has justified the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, saying Nigeria is not a banana republic.The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Sowore on Saturday over his call for a protest against "bad governance in Nigeria".In a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary of the APC, the ruling party said the arrest [...]

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    Buhari’s supporters blame Atiku, Obasanjo for Nigeria’s multi-dimensional poverty

Buhari’s supporters blame Atiku, Obasanjo for Nigeria’s multi-dimensional poverty

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should be blamed for the country's poverty figures.The organisation said this on Tuesday in reaction to a statement credited to Atiku accusing the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plunging the country into multi-dimensional poverty, citing a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians are victims of Buhari’s ‘grand cluelessness’ – I’ll keep talking

Atiku: Nigerians are victims of Buhari’s ‘grand cluelessness’ – I’ll keep talking

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says he will keep speaking up for Nigerians who have become victims of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘grand cluelessness’.In statement issued by Paul Ibe, his media aide, on Saturday, Abubakar said the Buhari administration had not responded to a report by the UNDP which stated that 98 million Nigerians were living in multidimensional poverty because he was [...]

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    Atiku on Sowore: Kidnappings in the guise of arrests must be condemned

Atiku on Sowore: Kidnappings in the guise of arrests must be condemned

Atiku Abubakar, a former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised an alarm over the kidnap of Nigerians by state security operatives.In a tweet on Saturday, Atiku said the recent "kidnappings in the guise of arrests" must be condemned.The former vice-president said this in reaction to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) [...]

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    Presidency accuses Atiku of ‘denigrating’ Nigeria’s democracy

Presidency accuses Atiku of ‘denigrating’ Nigeria’s democracy

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is denigrating the country's democracy.Adesina said this in reaction to comments made by the former vice-president on the reported secret burial of soldiers who have died in the war against Boko Haram.The Wall Street Journal had reported how [...]

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    ‘Typo on Buhari’s certificate’, ‘Atiku from Cameroon’ – controversies at the presidential tribunal

‘Typo on Buhari’s certificate’, ‘Atiku from Cameroon’ – controversies at the presidential tribunal

About four months after whirlwind proceedings, the presidential election petition tribunal has scheduled August 21 for final arguments in the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, against President Muhammadu Buhari, challenging the outcome of the election.On Thursday, the president’s legal team closed its case, which it opened on Tuesday, at the tribunal after calling only seven witnesses.Wole Olanipekun, [...]

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    Atiku reacts to report on secret burial of 1000 ‘patriotic’ soldiers

Atiku reacts to report on secret burial of 1000 ‘patriotic’ soldiers

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for an independent inquiry into the reported secret burial of soldiers who died in the Boko Haram war.In a statement on Thursday, the former vice-president said it is shocking that such a thing could happen under a democratic government. The Wall Street Journal had reported how the soldiers killed by [...]

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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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    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, PDP close case at tribunal – after calling 62 witnesses

Atiku, PDP close case at tribunal – after calling 62 witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, have closed their case at the presidential election petitions tribunal.Chris Uche, counsel to the petitioners, made the application at the tribunal on Friday.The petitioners called 62 witnesses before they closed their case. The witnesses called to the stand by the petitioners comprised of  information and communications technology (ICT) experts.Segun [...]

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