Oyo gov poll: Confusion over Appeal court judgment

Following the Court of Appeal judgment on Oyo governorship poll, there was confusion on Monday as both the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the opposition All Progressives Congress claimed victory after the justices ruled that the appeal by the candidate of the APC, Mr Bayo Adelabu, “subsists.” The court also set aside the judgment delivered by the Election Petitions’ Tribunal that upheld the election of Makinde as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission. It ordered that the status quo before the tribunal’s judgment should remain, saying that it would…

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Senate Committee Clerk Chases Journalists  Out of Budget Defence Session 

  On Friday 25, 2019 evening, journalists were chased out of the budget defence session that the committee had with management of the North East Development Commission and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs. The man at the centre of the barring of journalists was the Clerk to the Senate Committee on Special Duties, Kabir Yaba Umar. Umar had earlier in the morning extended invitation to the Senate Press Corps to cover the Committee’s budget defence session with the two Commissions at Senate Committee Room 211 by 2p.m.…

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How Ogun Transport Committee Deceived Governor Dapo Abiodun +Their Many Lies, Fraud

After the exposition by the media on the interference and usurpation of duties of transport unions in Ogun State, which we gathered has been causing disaffections among the members of the unions, the 13-man Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Committee on Transportation led by Barrister Sunday Olufemi Adeniyi has come out to deny any wrongdoing, maintaining that it had nothing to do with the activities of the unions since they were suspended by the government in June this year. In an unsigned press statement replete with inconsistencies and attempt to mislead members…

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“I was blackmailed by APC, promised to be forgiven if I joined party” ­― Mailafia

Dr Obadiah Mailafia, the African Democratic Congress presidential flag bearer in 2019 who also doubles as a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, according to a Nigerian News media on Tuesday, said he was told to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) so that he could be forgiven of an offence he did not commit. Mailafia said members of the APC had a wrong impression that he was negotiating to join the party after the elections. “Just before the elections, there were pressures on me and I…

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Tribunal victory: Why I congratulated President Buhari –Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has said that he congratulated the President after the tribunal confirmed his election because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit the President at night. Wike said that unlike some governors of the PDP, who visited  Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from the heart. He spoke at the funeral service in honour of late Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of one of the leaders of the PDP in the state, Sergeant Awuse, at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua,…

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Presidential tribunal verdict, a travesty of justice – PDP

The judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT on Wednesday upholding the victory of President Mohammadu Buhari, has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, describing it as provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of the nation’s justice system. This is as the party expressed shock that the tribunal failed to point to justice despite “the flawless evidence laid before it, showing that President Buhari was not only unqualified to contest the election but also did not score the majority of valid votes…

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Presidential tribunal dismisses PDP, Atiku’s petition

The petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019 poll has been dismissed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday. The Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal unanimously dismissed the case for lacking in merit after resolving all the five issues raised in the case against the petitioners. Justice Garba, who read the lead judgment held that none of the grounds upon which the petition was anchored was proved. The tribunal…

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PDP to Buhari: Resign over ‘no certificate’ plea

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to resign from office since the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, allegedly admitted that the president was not in possession of the required certificate and begged Nigerians to pardon him. The opposition party gave the advice ahead of the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in its case against the declaration of Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential poll. But it was learnt that the Ministry of Information had clarified that the video on the matter was…

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Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Ex-president, Robert Mugabe, the founding father of Zimbabwe who ruled the country for more than three decades, has died. He was 95. Rumors went round about the health of the ex-president, who spent months in a hospital in Singapore earlier this year. Details of what ailed him were a closely guarded secret. The former president was deposed in a coup in 2017 when members of his own party turned against him after he dismissed then vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa to make way for his wife, Grace. Mnangagwa later became Zimbabwe’s next president. In his…

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Edo 2020: Captain Hosa Okunbo has not signified Interest in Politics

The election for the Edo State governorship seat would not hold until 2020. However, the sustained peddling of the name of billionaire philanthropist and businessman, Captain Hosa Okunbo, as a potential candidate, is reverberating across the country with seismic proportions. The reactions are understandable. A kingmaker of sort and relentless advocate of good governance for the betterment of humanity, Captain Okunbo has his hands in diverse sectors of the economy spanning petroleum, marine, construction engineering and agriculture. However, he has never been involved in partisan politics. Sources close to him…

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