Thursday, August 6, 2020

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    Bayelsa dep gov waives immunity, presents NYSC certificate in court

Bayelsa dep gov waives immunity, presents NYSC certificate in court

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, deputy governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday, presented his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate before the Bayelsa state governorship election petitions tribunal in Abuja. The development comes days after Abdulsalam Ibrahim, head, legal department of the Department of State Service (DSS), told the tribunal in Abuja that it was discovered that the certificate was altered after his agency was ordered [...]

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    PHOTOS: Social distancing ignored as Yahaya Bello, aides celebrate tribunal victory

PHOTOS: Social distancing ignored as Yahaya Bello, aides celebrate tribunal victory

In clear violation of the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) directive on social distancing, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, and some of his aides stayed close to one another as they celebrated his victory at the election tribunal. As part of safety protocols, the NCDC had advised Nigerians to maintain a distance of at least two meters to prevent the [...]

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    In split judgement, tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

In split judgement, tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Yahaya Bello as the winner of the 2019 election. Musa Wada, governorship candidate of the PDP, had approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of Bello and the All Progressives Congress (APC). Jibril Okutepa, counsel to the petitioners, had urged the tribunal to uphold the petition and declare Wada as [...]

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    Ganduje floors PDP opponent at tribunal

Ganduje floors PDP opponent at tribunal

The Kano state election petitions tribunal has upheld the victory of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ganduje, who contested the last gubernatorial poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election but Abba Yusuf, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, challenged his victory. Yusuf had asked the tribunal [...]

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    IN DETAIL: ‘Buhari didn’t prove educational qualifications’ — Atiku’s appeal against tribunal verdict

IN DETAIL: ‘Buhari didn’t prove educational qualifications’ — Atiku’s appeal against tribunal verdict

On Monday, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal of September 11. The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election. Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement [...]

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    Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal. The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election. Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement of the tribunal. The [...]

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    ‘I won’t give up until there’s justice’ — Atiku breaks silence on tribunal ruling

‘I won’t give up until there’s justice’ — Atiku breaks silence on tribunal ruling

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is seeking judicial remedy in his challenge of President Muhammadu Buhari's victory to ensure that the votes of Nigerians ''can count and are counted''. Abubakar said this on Friday in his message of gratitude to Nigerians for their support all through his political journey. In his first official statement since [...]

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    Tribunal sacks 36-year-old PDP federal lawmaker, orders fresh poll

Tribunal sacks 36-year-old PDP federal lawmaker, orders fresh poll

The national assembly election petition tribunal in Owerri, on Wednesday, sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, a member of the house of representatives. Onwubuariri, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been declared the winner of the Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency election that held in February. Delivering judgement, R Harriman, chairman of the tribunal, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to [...]

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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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    Orji Kalu: I’ll win, even If election is conducted 20 times in Abia north

Orji Kalu: I’ll win, even If election is conducted 20 times in Abia north

Orji Uzor Kalu, senate chief whip, says if elections are conducted in Abia north senatorial district 20 times, he will win. On Monday, the national assembly election petition tribunal in Abia nullified Kalu's election and ordered a rerun election within 90 days. The tribunal's verdict was sequel to a petition filed by Mao Ohuabunwa, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking when he [...]

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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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    How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

How it went: Tribunal’s verdict on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

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    Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s claim on Tradermoni as vote-buying

Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s claim on Tradermoni as vote-buying

The presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed a claim by Atiku Abubakar that the presidency induced voters in the last election with its Tradermoni scheme. In his petition, Atiku had accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of inducing voters with Tradermoni. But the tribunal struck out this paragraph of the petition for lacking in merit. It held that it cannot entertain how government officials spend [...]

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    Tribunal: Atiku can question Buhari’s qualification

Tribunal: Atiku can question Buhari’s qualification

The presidential election petition tribunal says Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, can question President Muhammadu Buhari's qualification in contesting the last presidential election.  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Ist respondent in the case, had filed an application asking the tribunal to dismiss grounds four and five of Atiku's petition. Grounds four of the petition is asking the court to disqualify [...]

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    Tribunal sacks Adeyeye, declares Olujimi winner of Ekiti south senatorial poll

Tribunal sacks Adeyeye, declares Olujimi winner of Ekiti south senatorial poll

The Ekiti state national assembly election petition tribunal has sacked Dayo Adeyeye, senator representing Ekiti south.  In a unanimous verdict on Tuesday, the tribunal declared Biodun Olujimi, former minority leader and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the  February 23 senatorial poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Adeyeye, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), [...]

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