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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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    Hollywood magazine nominates Omokri for an award over Leah Sharibu campaign

Hollywood magazine nominates Omokri for an award over Leah Sharibu campaign

Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been nominated for the "Most Outstanding Humanitarian Cause" award at the 2019 Hollywood Magazine Film Festival. The organisers of the award billed to hold on November 2 said the lawyer and author was nominated for his role in the campaign for the release of Leah Sharibu, a schoolgirl abducted during a Boko [...]

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    PDP reps: Mary Odili, Ngwuta, Rhodes-Vivour must be appointed to hear Atiku’s appeal

PDP reps: Mary Odili, Ngwuta, Rhodes-Vivour must be appointed to hear Atiku’s appeal

A caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of representatives says Mary Odili, Slyvester Ngwuta, Bode Rhodes-Vivour and three other senior justices of the supreme court must be appointed to hear the appeal of Atiku Abubakar. Atiku, PDP presidential candidate in the last election, had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's victory [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer for money laundering

EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer for money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at a federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday. He was re-arraigned alongside Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, his brother, for allegedly laundering $2 million in the buildup to the 2019 general election. The Giwa-Osagie brothers were brought before Chuka Obiozor, the judge who has just taken over [...]

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    All is not well with Nigeria, says Atiku

All is not well with Nigeria, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says all is not well with Nigeria. In his 59th independence anniversary message shared with TheCable on Monday, Atiku said the judiciary is under attack while activists and youths are being intimidated. The former vice-president added that we all have to defend the constitution so that the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers [...]

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    ‘I thank God for your life’ — Faith Oyedepo celebrates husband on his 65th birthday

‘I thank God for your life’ — Faith Oyedepo celebrates husband on his 65th birthday

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    IN DETAIL: ‘Buhari didn’t prove educational qualifications’ — Atiku’s appeal against tribunal verdict

IN DETAIL: ‘Buhari didn’t prove educational qualifications’ — Atiku’s appeal against tribunal verdict

On Monday, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal of September 11. The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election. Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement [...]

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    Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal. The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election. Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement of the tribunal. The [...]

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