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    ‘It was lapse in judgment’– Makinde apologises over PDP rally amid coronavirus outbreak

‘It was lapse in judgment’– Makinde apologises over PDP rally amid coronavirus outbreak

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mega rally, which was held in Ibadan, the state capital, on Wednesday should not have taken place given the coronavirus outbreak.  Makinde, in a tweet, tendered an apology to residents of the state while taking responsibility for what he described as a "lapse in judgement". He said while there is [...]

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    Bayelsa APC: Diri is considered as illegitimate governor by our people

Bayelsa APC: Diri is considered as illegitimate governor by our people

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa says Douye Diri, the governor, is considered as illegitimate by the people of the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Doifie Buokoribo, spokesman of APC in the state, said Diri is not the candidate the Bayelsa people voted for. In February, the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate and governor-elect, on the grounds that [...]

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    Oshiomhole: PDP felt they could impose Ihedioha on Imo

Oshiomhole: PDP felt they could impose Ihedioha on Imo

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), has described the supreme court verdict on the Imo governorship election as refreshing. On Tuesday, the supreme court dismissed the application of Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of the state, seeking a review of the judgement which sacked him. The apex court had nullified Ihedioha’s victory in the 2019 election and declared Hope Uzodinma, his [...]

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    Supreme court dismisses Ihedioha’s review application

Supreme court dismisses Ihedioha’s review application

The supreme court has dismissed the application of Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo state, seeking a review of the judgement which led to his removal from office. On January 14, 2020, the apex court had nullified Ihedioha's victory in the March 9, 2019, election and declared Hope Uzodinma, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, winner of the election. Ihedioha had approached [...]

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    Supreme court adjourns hearing of Yari’s application till March 17

Supreme court adjourns hearing of Yari’s application till March 17

The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of an application filed by a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Abdullaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara, till March 17. Yari is asking the apex court to review its judgement nullifying the victory of his faction of the APC in Zamfara in the 2019 elections. While Yari was declared winner of [...]

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    Supreme court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application till Tuesday

Supreme court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application till Tuesday

The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of an application seeking a review of its judgment on Imo governorship election till Tuesday. Emeka Ihedioha is asking the apex court to review the judgment sacking him as governor of the state. He is also asking the court to sack Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo. In January, the supreme court sacked Ihedioha, Peoples [...]

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    PDP: We are worried Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus

PDP: We are worried Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is worried that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address Nigerians over coronavirus.  Nigeria recorded its index case of the disease on Friday when a visiting Italian tested positive to the virus. The ministry of health and other relevant agencies had swung into action, assuring Nigerians that the government is able to manage the crisis. But [...]

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    EXTRA: PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus case in Nigeria

EXTRA: PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus case in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the coronavirus case in Nigeria is as a result of the inadequacies of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Nigeria recorded its first case of the deadly virus after an Italian visited the country. In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP spokesman, said the current administration has failed to live up to its responsibilities, adding that it [...]

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    ‘I hope you like the road I built in your area’ — Akeredolu taunts PDP rival

‘I hope you like the road I built in your area’ — Akeredolu taunts PDP rival

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, on Tuesday, taunted Eyitayo Jegede, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after constructing the road leading to his house. Jegede, who challenged Akeredolu during the 2016 governorship election in the state, is said to have shown interest in contesting for the November election. In a post on his Twitter handle, the governor said the [...]

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    Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says going by the law, pre-election matters should not be determined by the courts after the poll has been conducted. The lawyer said this while reacting to the supreme court's sack of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa, as governor-elect. On February 14, the apex court sacked Lyon [...]

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    EXTRA: APC asks ‘jobless’ PDP leaders to engage in rice farming — over call for review of Atiku’s case

EXTRA: APC asks ‘jobless’ PDP leaders to engage in rice farming — over call for review of Atiku’s case

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take up rice farming "because they are jobless". The ruling party said this in reaction to PDP's call on the supreme court to review its verdict on the presidential election. Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, had challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari but he lost from [...]

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    ‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal.  Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, [...]

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    Falana to PDP: Supreme court can’t hear Ihedioha’s case if 6 judges withdraw

Falana to PDP: Supreme court can’t hear Ihedioha’s case if 6 judges withdraw

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the supreme court cannot sit to hear the application by Emeka Ihedioha for the review of its judgment on Imo governorship election if six justices recuse themselves from the case. Ahead of the hearing of the application on Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote to Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, demanding [...]

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    ‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has asked the supreme court to reinstate David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Last Thursday, Lyon was sacked by the apex court on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Douye Diri, candidate [...]

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    Conduct fresh election in Bayelsa, APC writes INEC 

Conduct fresh election in Bayelsa, APC writes INEC 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa state.  The supreme court had nullified the election of David Lyon, candidate of the APC who was declared winner of the election in the state in November. The apex court asked INEC to issue certificates of return to candidates of the [...]

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    Supreme court to hear Ihedioha’s case on Tuesday

Supreme court to hear Ihedioha’s case on Tuesday

The supreme court has fixed Tuesday for hearing of the applications filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state. Festus Akande, spokesman of the supreme court, confirmed this to TheCable when he was contacted on Saturday. "Yes it is true. The review will be held on Tuesday," he said over the phone. Ihedioha had asked the apex court to review the [...]

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