Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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    Judicial coup d’etat in Nigeria

Judicial coup d’etat in Nigeria

We just went through the worst presidential election in Nigeria’s history. To add insult to injury, we have now been assaulted with the worst judicial verdict in the history of Nigeria. The presidential election petitions tribunal (PEPT) delivered a judgment on Atiku’s petition against INEC’s declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 2019 presidential election, and [...]

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    Strike looms as FG, labour fail to reach agreement on N30k minimum wage adjustment

Strike looms as FG, labour fail to reach agreement on N30k minimum wage adjustment

Labour unions in the country are considering another strike having failed to reach an agreement with the federal government on the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 minimum wage.In April, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 new national minimum wage bill into law.But the policy is yet to take effect over discrepancies in the salary scales for the various tier of [...]

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    PDP govs back Atiku’s appeal at s’court, pick holes in tribunal’s judgement

PDP govs back Atiku’s appeal at s’court, pick holes in tribunal’s judgement

Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have thrown their weight behind a bid by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the party, to challenge the verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal.Last Wednesday, the tribunal dismissed Atiku's petition against President Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the last election. It held that Atiku could not prove his case.Nyesom Wike, [...]

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    Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had, at a point, considered negotiating with Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), despite doubts about the contract's authenticity.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Malami said the case was supposed to have been appealed by lawyers engaged by the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration but they didn't.The attorney general [...]

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    Osinbajo: The media will always be a friend of this government

Osinbajo: The media will always be a friend of this government

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the media will always be a friend and partner of the current administration whether it reports nicely or not.Osinbajo said this at a dinner organised by the state house communications team for head of media practitioners in Abuja on Thursday night.The vice-president urged the media to tackle the spread of fake news adding that Nigerians were [...]

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    Buhari makes U-turn, says ‘FEC meeting saved me from tribunal trauma’

Buhari makes U-turn, says ‘FEC meeting saved me from tribunal trauma’

President Muhammmadu Buhari has opened up on how the federal executive council (FEC) meeting saved him from being traumatised while awaiting the outcome of the judgement of the presidential tribunal.The first FEC meeting of Buhari's second term coincided with the period the tribunal gave its verdict on the petition of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says losing an election is not the end of one's political career.Oshiomhole was reacting to the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, to challenge the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal at the supreme court.The tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by the [...]

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    Wike: I congratulated Buhari openly… many PDP governors sneak to him at night

Wike: I congratulated Buhari openly… many PDP governors sneak to him at night

Nyesom Wike,  governor of Rivers state, says unlike most of his counterparts who sneak to Aso Rock to see President Muhammadu Buhari, he decided to congratulate the president openly.Shortly after the tribunal dismissed the petition of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wike congratulated the president.His party had earlier rejected the verdict of the tribunal and announced [...]

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    Lai to Atiku: Instead of going to supreme court, apologise to Nigerians

Lai to Atiku: Instead of going to supreme court, apologise to Nigerians

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Atiku Abubakar to apologise to Nigerians for distracting the government instead of appealing the verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal.On Wednesday, the tribunal dismissed the petitions of Atiku and the PDP challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election.In a statement on Thursday, Segun Adeyemi, media aide of [...]

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    Wike breaks rank with PDP, congratulates Buhari

Wike breaks rank with PDP, congratulates Buhari

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.A five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, saying the petitioners failed to convince the tribunal in the reliefs they sought.The PDP has rejected the verdict of the [...]

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    PDP accuses tribunal of validating perjury, heads to supreme court

PDP accuses tribunal of validating perjury, heads to supreme court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the judgment of the presidential tribunal which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.The tribunal had dismissed the petition of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP, who challenged the victory of Buhari in the February 23 election.Reacting in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesman, described the judgement as "provocative, barefaced subversion of justice [...]

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    ‘I wasn’t worried all along’ — Buhari reacts to tribunal verdict

‘I wasn’t worried all along’ — Buhari reacts to tribunal verdict

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, as a victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office.Speaking shortly after the tribunal upheld his victory, the president said he was not worried about the petition filed to challenge the outcome of [...]

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    Tribunal: No evidence INEC transmitted results to server

Tribunal: No evidence INEC transmitted results to server

The presidential election petition tribunal says there is no evidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) transmitted results of the last presidential election to any server.Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said results from the server of INEC show he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the election.In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, [...]

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    ‘Have you come to tell me I lost to Buhari?’ — Adoke reveals Jonathan’s post-election blues

‘Have you come to tell me I lost to Buhari?’ — Adoke reveals Jonathan’s post-election blues

The day after the presidential election in 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan already had a feeling that things did not go well -- according to Mohammed Bello Adoke, who served as his attorney-general for five years.In his book, “Burden of Service: The Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General”, due for release in Nigeria on September 16, Adoke described in detail the days following [...]

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    The courts must nullify president Buhari’s election on grounds of perjury

The courts must nullify president Buhari’s election on grounds of perjury

There can be no doubt that we are living today in Nigeria in proverbially “interesting times.”  We have just gone through the worst presidential election in the history of Nigeria, marred by massive fraud, vote inflation and deflation, ballot-snatching, riots and voter intimidation and suppression.Atiku Abubakar, one of the main contestants in the election, has painstakingly presented a water-tight case [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan was under pressure to prosecute Buhari over certificate, says Adoke in new book

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan was under pressure to prosecute Buhari over certificate, says Adoke in new book

President Goodluck Jonathan came under pressure to prosecute Candidate Muhammadu Buhari over various allegations in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election -- but he declined and eventually lost to the former military head of state.Mohammed Bello Adoke, who was attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice under Jonathan, made this revelation in his memoirs, “Burden of Service: The [...]

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