Monday, June 17, 2019

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    Sylva vows to defeat Dickson ‘any time, any day’

Sylva vows to defeat Dickson ‘any time, any day’

Timipre Sylva, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Bayelsa state governorship election, says he would defeat Seriake Dickson, governor of the state and his main rival in the election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared results of seven of the eight local government areas in the state, with Dickson, who is the candidate of the Peoples [...]

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    A’Court orders replacement of Delta PDP senator

A’Court orders replacement of Delta PDP senator

The court of appeal sitting in Benin, Edo state capital, has ordered the removal of Ighoyota Amori, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Delta central.The court declared Ovie Omo-Agege, candidate of the Labour Party in the March 28 parliamentary election, winner of the poll.The tribunal sitting in Asaba had earlier upheld Amori’s election, ruling that he was validly elected.L I [...]

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    APC accuses PDP of ‘distracting the judiciary’

APC accuses PDP of ‘distracting the judiciary’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is distracting the judiciary with respect to its comment over the court of appeal ruling which ordered the removal of the governor of Akwa Ibom state.The PDP had said the ruling party was manipulating the judiciary in a bid to take over its oil producing states and [...]

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    PDP govs: APC bent on having a one-party state

PDP govs: APC bent on having a one-party state

The governors’ forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of being “bent on foisting a one-party state in Nigeria”.The forum said through its “puppet master in Lagos”, the APC has entered an alliance with the judiciary to manipulate election results.PDP was reacting to the nullification of the election of Udom Emmanuel, governor [...]

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    INEC fixes January 9 for Bayelsa rerun

INEC fixes January 9 for Bayelsa rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled January 9 for the governorship election of Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state.The electoral body announced this on Thursday after meeting with leaders of political parties which fielded candidates in the December 5 governorship election.Following the cancellation of the exercise in the local government, the commission said it could not [...]

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    Wike: We’ll disgrace those who snatch mandate

Wike: We’ll disgrace those who snatch mandate

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says all the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers of the state who lost at the courts will return to “disgrace those who think they can steal the people’s mandate”.Addressing his supporters in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Wike described the nullification of his election as a temporary setback, saying the will of God will prevail at [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Amosun’s victory

Appeal court upholds Amosun’s victory

The court of appeal sitting in Ibadan on Thursday upheld the election of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state.The five-man panel headed by H.M Ogunjimiju, unanimously upheld Amosun's victory and dismissed the appeal filed by Adegboyega Isiaka of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In its judgment in Abeokuta on October 23, the election tribunal ruled in favour of Amosun.Dissatisfied, Isiaka approached [...]

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    PDP: PMB erred by collecting SUVs from Dasuki

PDP: PMB erred by collecting SUVs from Dasuki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for dealing with the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, instead of that of the secretary to the government of the federation, for the compensation of the attack on his convoy.Buhari had refuted the allegation that he received $300,000 and up to five armoured SUVs from Dasuki, explaining [...]

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    Court asks PDP chairman to vacate office

Court asks PDP chairman to vacate office

A federal high court in Abuja has given Uche Secondus, acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a 14-day ultimatum to vacate office.Delivering judgment in a suit filed by Ahmed Gulak, former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters, Hussein Baba-Yusuf, the presiding judge, held that Secondus was an illegal occupant of the office.Baba-Yusuf held that since [...]

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    Odili: I collected N100m from PDP, not Dasuki

Odili: I collected N100m from PDP, not Dasuki

Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers state, on Tuesday said he got N100million from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2015 election.Odili said he decided to open up on the issue as a result of reports making the round that the money was given to him by either Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, or Bashir Yuguda, ex-minister [...]

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    Buhari out to silence me, says Metuh

Buhari out to silence me, says Metuh

Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is out to silence him.Metuh, who made the allegation at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, said he had been hounded and harassed, and that he had a reason to believe that government was desperate to shut him up."Gentlemen of the [...]

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    FG: Naira depreciation caused by Jonathan

FG: Naira depreciation caused by Jonathan

The federal government says the depreciation of the naira is the "direct consequence of the incomprehensible mismanagement of the economy and the mindless looting of the national treasury" under former President Goodluck Jonathan.On Friday, the naira exchanged at its worst in history — N260 to $1 — in the parallel market.The parallel rate is considered as the real market value of the [...]

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    Probe Jonathan if you want to, and stop going round in circles, PDP tells Buhari

Probe Jonathan if you want to, and stop going round in circles, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and to stop “going round in circles.”The party called for the establishment of a national truth commission where issues of corruption in public office would be debated.In a statement released on Sunday by Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, PDP asked the Buhari government [...]

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    After setback, appeal court upholds Kashamu’s victory

After setback, appeal court upholds Kashamu’s victory

The appeal court sitting in Ibadan has upheld the election of Buruji Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun east senatorial district.Kashamu’s election was originally upturned on October 9, with the tribunal ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct re-run election in 110 polling units within 90 days.However, on Monday, M.L Shuaib, the presiding judge, ruled that the lower court’s verdict to nullify [...]

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    Appeal court sacks Ekwunife from senate

Appeal court sacks Ekwunife from senate

The court of appeal sitting in Enugu has annulled the election of Uche Ekwunife as senator representing Anambra central in the upper legislative chamber.Datijo Yahaya, the judge who delivered the lead judgment, held that the election in which Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged winner  "did not meet prescriptions of the electoral act."He therefore annulled the election, and [...]

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    PDP: We successfully resisted APC’s ‘rigging machine’ in Bayelsa

PDP: We successfully resisted APC’s ‘rigging machine’ in Bayelsa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it successfully resisted the attempt of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the governorship election in Bayelsa state.The party said that the “courage of the people of Bayelsa state in fearlessly curtailing APC’s rigging machinery led to the cancellation of the fabricated elections in Southern Ijaw local government area.”It observed that but for “the bravery [...]

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