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    ‘We leave it to God’ — Secondus reacts to supreme court judgement

‘We leave it to God’ — Secondus reacts to supreme court judgement

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, says the party is leaving the supreme court's judgement on Atiku Abubakar's appeal to "God the ultimate judge". Secondus was reacting to the defeat suffered by Atiku, presidential candidate of the PDP, at the apex court. The court dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku against President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory. Tanko Mohammed, chief justice of [...]

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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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    Proceedings at presidential tribunal stretch beyond 8 hours

Proceedings at presidential tribunal stretch beyond 8 hours

For eight straight hours -- except for 45 minutes, the presidential election petitions tribunal proceedings on the outcome of this year’s presidential election has been on. At around 9:30am on Wednesday, the tribunal began hearing on a petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples [...]

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    PDP witness: An INEC official was caught with $10,000 on election day

PDP witness: An INEC official was caught with $10,000 on election day

Likita Ali, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent, says an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was arrested with $10,000 on the day of the presidential election. Ali said this on Tuesday while being cross-examined by Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC. The witness said he served as agent of the PDP in Lafia local government area of Nasarawa state. He said [...]

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Presidential poll: Anambra APC sets up panel to investigate Buhari’s defeat in the state

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has set up a 13-man panel to probe President Muhammadu Buhari' defeat in the Febuary 23 presidential election in the state. Basil Ejidike, acting chairman of the party in the state, who inaugurated the 13-man panel at the party’s secretariat in Awka, said the committee would investigate the role of every stakeholder in [...]

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    Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, in 2023. Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019. On the possibility of the APC fielding a presidential candidate from [...]

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    Buhari’s victory: Clerics commence 3-day praise and worship in Abuja

Buhari’s victory: Clerics commence 3-day praise and worship in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari's victory at the election is already bridging the religious divide among Nigerians. This was evident as Christian and Islamic leaders, under the aegis of Inter-faith clerics, joined forces to celebrate the president. Buhari, running under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election. In recognition of the feat, [...]

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    INEC to conduct supplementary presidential poll (updated)

INEC to conduct supplementary presidential poll (updated)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 9 to conduct supplementary elections in areas where the poll was cancelled last Saturday. Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, said the supplementary polls will be conducted alongside the governorship and state houses of assembly elections. Okoye said the decision was reached during the commission's meeting with resident electoral [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, has adopted Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its candidate in the February 16 election. In a statement by Mudoch Agbinino, its spokesman, the avengers criticised the adoption of Buhari by other militant groups in the region. They also warned the international community and multinational corporations in the region to [...]

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    Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says the final peace accord signed by presidential candidates ahead of the February 16 election is a "very strong message" to Nigerians. Maria Arena, chief observer, EU EOM, said this while speaking with state house correspondents, after she led the mission to a private meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinabjo on Thursday in Abuja. She [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

A letter Brain Ballard, a top US lobbyist, purportedly wrote to Senate President Bukola Saraki, predicting the loss of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in circulation. Saraki is the director general of the campaign of Atiku. In the letter dated February 5, the firm of allegedly said its survey on the presidential election demonstrated that [...]

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    I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will promote an inclusive government if elected. Atiku said this on Sunday while reacting to his endorsement by leaders of five top socio-cultural organisations in the country, on Sunday. The organisations, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), said [...]

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    We can’t afford to pollute what we stand for, says Sowore on coalition

We can’t afford to pollute what we stand for, says Sowore on coalition

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), says his party cannot afford to pollute its ideology by joining a coalition. Sowore said this on Tuesday during a morning show on Arise Television. The presidential candidate said his colleagues from other parties have not reached out to him on the issue of coalition. On Thursday, Fela Durotoye, presidential candidate of the [...]

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    IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will conduct a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra on February 16. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday. The presidential and national assembly elections are scheduled to hold on the same date. Powerful said Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is currently in London where he will be discussing [...]

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    PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has its existence only on Twitter and Whatsapp. He said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP, accusing the ruling APC of "killing democracy"  by fielding Buhari as its only presidential candidate. But Keyamo replied that the APC was not doomed but rather, the PDP [...]

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