Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Bulkachuwa recuses herself from presidential tribunal

Bulkachuwa recuses herself from presidential tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has recused herself from the presidential election petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja.The judge decided to step down from the five-member panel of the presidential election petitions tribunal after a prolonged sitting on Wednesday.“I have allowed the ruling on the application urging me to recuse my membership of the tribunal to test the position [...]

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    Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

The Oyo state governorship election petition tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.Adelabu and the APC are challenging the declaration of Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the state governorship election.Adelabu through [...]

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    Lai: We have evidence of plans by opposition to sabotage government

Lai: We have evidence of plans by opposition to sabotage government

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government has evidence of plans by the opposition to sabotage government.He spoke on Saturday at the 12th annual Lai Mohammed Ramadan lecture in Oro, Kwara state.The minister alleged that the opposition is working to overheat the polity and make the country ungovernable.He said the security agencies would not "allow anyone to reverse [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    Don’t drag Buhari into your campaign to intimidate judges, Garba Shehu tells PDP

Don’t drag Buhari into your campaign to intimidate judges, Garba Shehu tells PDP

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to include President Muhammadu Buhari in its “campaign of character assassination” against Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal.The PDP had asked Bulkachuwa to withdraw from the five-member panel of the presidential election petitions tribunal, saying she would likely be biased while handling the tribunal’s proceedings.But in a [...]

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    No harm must befall Saraki, says PDP on fresh probe

No harm must befall Saraki, says PDP on fresh probe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the fresh probe launched against Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Accused the Buhari administration of being behind the investigations which it described as sign of witch-hunt, the opposition party said "no harm must come to Senator Saraki or any member of his family".It said the administration [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

Appeal court fixes Thursday for judgment on Osun guber poll

The appeal court sitting in Abuja has slated Thursday for judgement in the Osun state governorship election.In a hearing notice issued on Wednesday, the court said it will hear the appeal filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by 9am.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola [...]

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    We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

The presidential election petition tribunal has warned against public analysis of its proceedings.Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, said actions will be taken against offenders.Bulkachuwa lamented the practise of analysing court proceedings on social media and making a verdict while the court has not made a pronouncement.She said litigants in the [...]

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    Peter Obi didn’t suffer heart attack, says aide

Peter Obi didn’t suffer heart attack, says aide

Valentine Obienyem, media aide to Peter Obi, says the news making the rounds that his principal suffered heart attack is false. The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reportedly admitted in a hospital in Anambra state and said to be under close monitoring, with plans to fly him abroad if his condition did not improve. But in a [...]

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    PDP: Police do not want Adeleke sworn in as Osun governor

PDP: Police do not want Adeleke sworn in as Osun governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Nigeria police force of inviting chaos with the arrest of Ademola Adeleke, its candidate in the Osun governorship election.The party said Adeleke's arrest "over trumped-up charges" is to ensure Adeleke is not sworn in as the next governor, having been declared winner by the election tribunal.The police detained Adeleke on Monday after [...]

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    Belgore: I gave a former Kwara CP N10m during 2015 elections

Belgore: I gave a former Kwara CP N10m during 2015 elections

Dele Belgore, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he gave a former commissioner of police in Kwara state N10 million in cash during the 2015 general election.Testifying before the federal high court in Lagos on Monday, Belgore gave the name of the former commissioner as Salihu Garba.Belgore, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 election, [...]

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    Police detain Adeleke, PDP guber candidate in Osun

Police detain Adeleke, PDP guber candidate in Osun

The police have detained Ademola Adeleke, lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district.The senator was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.Frank Mba, force spokesman, confirmed Adeleke's arrest to TheCable, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Nobody can question Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu: Nobody can question Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can question the achievements of the president.In a piece titled, “Buhari: Why and how he won,” Shehu said Buhari's achievement are there for all to see.He said the Buhari administration has spent four years in office without a major scandal which earned the president the [...]

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    ‘I’m leaving PDP in next 30 days’ — Ogunlewe speaks on defection to APC

‘I’m leaving PDP in next 30 days’ — Ogunlewe speaks on defection to APC

Adeseye Ogunlewe, former minister of works and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will be leaving the party in the next 30 days for the All Progressives Congress (APC).The PDP chieftain confirmed the development in an interview with NAN on Friday in Lagos state.He was speaking in reaction to the recent defection of Moyosore, his son, from [...]

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    PDP: Bandits having a field day while Buhari is wandering abroad

PDP: Bandits having a field day while Buhari is wandering abroad

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of "wandering abroad" while bandits are having a field day in the country.Buhari is currently in the UK on what the presidency described as a "private visit".Since he left, attacks by suspected bandits and kidnappers have continued in parts of the country, most recently in Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, [...]

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    PDP: Buhari abandoning governance shows how reckless next four years will be

PDP: Buhari abandoning governance shows how reckless next four years will be

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning governance in the guise of a private trip to the UK.The party said the president's decision to travel to the UK without informing the national assembly suggests he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are seeking to vacate the 1999 constitution.Buhari's decision to embark on a ten-day "private [...]

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