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Jagaban: Fela’s family hints at lawsuit against APC
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Jagaban: Fela’s family hints at lawsuit against APC

The relative of the Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has condemned the use of the music legend’s name/image on clothes bearing ‘Jagaban’. Jagaban is one of the nicknames of a prominent politician and former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu. The traditional title was conferred on the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader by the Emir of Borgu in Niger State, Haliru Dantoro Kitoro. Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, campaign materials bearing the Tinubu or Jagaban or Asiwaju (Tinubu’s traditional title in Lagos) have appeared in circulation. In a statement, Fela’s son, Femi said he saw the tweet by the APC and confirmed Fela’s name on the T-shirts bearing ‘Jagaban’ was never authorized. Femi declared that the family owns the trademark and the use of it constitutes an...
I Will Defeat Tinubu In 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe
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I Will Defeat Tinubu In 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe

A former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is the only politician from the South-West region that can defeat former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential race. There are indications that the APC National leader is eyeing the country’s number one seat but he has not declared interest yet. Okupe, in a series of tweets on Sunday, said Tinubu remains a formidable opponent but he can send him out of the the race. “I believe I have a slight edge over him in that I understand national and Presidential politics more than him and in terms of intellectual resourcefulness we are at par; if I am not better. “On my part, a great advantage is that I am the only Yoruba of note in the presidential race from the PDP,” Okupe said. Tinubu is presently...
Why APC Will Retain Power In 2023 – Jigawa State Governor
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Why APC Will Retain Power In 2023 – Jigawa State Governor

Jigawa Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Strategy and Contact Committee, Badaru Abubakar, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot win the next presidential election. He assured more people will leave the PDP to join APC. Badaru spoke when he featured on Channels Television programme Politics Today monitored by The Nation. “I don’t see the gearing up of PDP to take power, even last week we had the former governor of Ogun state Gbenga Daniel who happens to be the DG Campaign for Atiku in 2019 elections that joined us. “People are leaving PDP to join the APC. The honesty and sincerity of purpose will help us retain power in 2023.” He however declined to comment on whether power should shift to the South in 2023. “I am in the strategy...
Gowon Pushes For Rotational President
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Gowon Pushes For Rotational President

The clamour for power shift got a push on Sunday from former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon, who called for zoning and rotational presidency among the six geo-political zones. Gen.Gowon said rotating the office is key to peace, tranquility and development. Besides, the elder statesman, who spoke in Abuja at 100th anniversary of Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA), canvassed the rotation of the presidency among the 19 Norther states, adding that, no ethnic group is better outside the nation than inside as one united Nigeria. He suggested that Nigeria should henceforth, have two vice presidents, saying that one of them should come from the zone producing the President and the other elected into power during the presidential election. Gowon who spoke on the topic: “Barewa College...
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Buhari Hasn’t Fulfilled All His Promises Because He Lacks The Right Team – Tofa

Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa was the candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the June 12, 1993, presidential election which result was annulled. In this exclusive interview, the elder statesman bared his mind on many topical issues in Nigeria: from insecurity to permutations for the 2023 presidential election, especially zoning and joint ticket for candidates from the same religion to how President Muhammadu Buhari has fared in delivering on his promises. He also spoke on the victimisation of the Fulani, especially in the Southern part of the country, and the response of the federal government to Asari Dokubo’s declaration of a Biafran government, among others. Excerpts: Insecurity issues seem to have increased exponentially with Boko Haram still ravaging the North Eas...
2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP
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2023 presidency: No Decision Yet on Zoning of Presidential Ticket – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is yet to decide on the zone to produce its candidate for the 2023 presidential election. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who made this known while appearing on Arise news said the party is yet to adopt any of the recommendations made by the Bala Mohammed-led committee, including that of zoning its presidential ticket. He said the proposal which advised that Nigerians from every part of the country be given an opportunity for the purpose of choosing the best candidate was still in review. “Due to enquiries from our members and the general public, it has become important to clarify that PDP is yet to adopt any of the recommendations proposed by the Bala Mohammed‘s Committee on the Review of the 2019 ...
Lionel Messi Votes At Barcelona Presidential Election In Camp Nou (Photos)
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Lionel Messi Votes At Barcelona Presidential Election In Camp Nou (Photos)

Lionel Messi has now casted his vote in Barcelona's presidential election today on Sunday. Messi submitted his vote alongside his son Thiago at the Camp Nou. Over 110,000 Barcelona club members get to decide who will lead Barcelona over the next few years. The candidates for the Barcelona Presidential Election are Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Frexia. Messi came close to leaving Barcelona while Josep Maria Bartomeu was the club's President. The 33-year-old was unhappy about the direction of the club on and off the pitch. Messi can now leave Barcelona at the end of the current season for free. Barcelona's presidential race will be a key factor about if Lionel Messi stays or leaves the Spanish club. Voting started at 9am local time in Spain earlier today. Vo...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
I don’t like when people with a “status” speak about politics’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes aim at LeBron James’ political activism
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I don’t like when people with a “status” speak about politics’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes aim at LeBron James’ political activism

AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken aim at basketball great LeBron James' political activism saying he doesn't like when he speaks about politics. It's no news that the LA Lakers' superstar has been campaigning for social justice and change in the US and even helped mobilize voters for the November presidential election in the United States. Ibrahimovic, however, is not happy with influential figures branching into politics and wants athletes to stick to what they are good at. Speaking about the activism of athletes during a chat with UEFA and Discovery+ in Sweden, Ibrahimovic took aim at LeBron James' 'What he does is phenomenal, but I don’t like it when people with a certain "status" talk about politics,' he said. 'Do what you are good at. I play football be...
Barcelona Confirm Presidential Election Set For March 7
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Barcelona Confirm Presidential Election Set For March 7

Barcelona's presidential election will be held on March 7, the club confirmed. The club will have a new leader as Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa campaign to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu. The club's election had previously been scheduled for January 24, but the date was pushed back as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Barca has now settled on March 7 as the date the club elects its new president from a field that includes Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa. Members will be able to vote by mail and in person at six polling stations, which will be located at the Camp Nou in Barcelona as well as in Girona, Tarragona, Tortosa, Lleida, and Andorra.Barca The club said in a statement: "In accordance with the agreements of the Management Committee, dated Jan...
Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner Of Ugandan 2021 Election (Sixth Term)
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Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner Of Ugandan 2021 Election (Sixth Term)

President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni of the National Resistance Movement has been declared winner of the January 14 Presidential Election in Uganda. The 76-year-old was declared winner of the polls after defeating ten other candidates including major challenger, Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform. With the declaration, Museveni is set to be sworn in on May 12 for his sixth term, which expires in 2026. But his main challenger, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, 38 has rejected the results citing widespread voter fraud and heavy crackdown on his supporters, and further declaring himself as "President-Elect". BREAKING: EC declares Yoweri Kaguta Museveni winner of the Presidential elections with 5,851,037, 58.64% of the total votes Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) came sec...
Uganda Orders All Social Media Platforms Shut Until Further Notice
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Uganda Orders All Social Media Platforms Shut Until Further Notice

The Uganda Communications Commission has directed all mobile operators to immediately block all access to Facebook, WhatsApp, other social media platforms and online messaging applications, until further notice. The East African nation go to the polls on Thursday, January 14 in an election pitting incumbent Yoweri Museveni against 10 candidates including opposition front-runner Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (popularly known as Bobi Wine), a singer-turned-lawmaker whose star power has rattled the ruling party, in a way like never before. The 38-year-old Bobi Wine and his National Unity Platform have rallied the youths in a bid to challenge the 75-year-old Museveni who has been in office since 1986; using the power of the social media in huge campaigns that have left several of his ai...
I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi
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I planned defection to APC with Anyim and NASS members – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed that he planned his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim and some National Assembly members from the state.   Speaking at an APC stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki, Umahi said Anyim backed out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see President Buhari over the defection plan without carrying him along.   The Governor who revealed that the only grievance of the NASS members and other leaders was that he joined APC before them, added that the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.   He said;   “They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficul...
Trump’s wife Melania is ‘counting the minutes to divorce’ after his presidential defeat, former aide claims
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Trump’s wife Melania is ‘counting the minutes to divorce’ after his presidential defeat, former aide claims

According to a new report, a former aide is claiming Melania Trump plans to divorce her husband after he leaves the White House.   According to a new claim from a former aide, Melania Trump is “counting down the minutes” until she can divorce Donald Trump, after he lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.   Trump has yet to concede defeat in the US 2020 election, despite Joe Biden winning more than 270 of the electoral college votes.     Former aide to Melania, Stephanie Wolkoff, who recently released a book, has come out to claim that Melania is already negotiating a post-nuptial agreement that would give her son, Barron, an equal share of the Trump fortune.   A new report in the Mail Online, also claims former aide Omarosa ...
Donald Trump Jr. Calls For ‘Total War’ Over Presidential Election
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Donald Trump Jr. Calls For ‘Total War’ Over Presidential Election

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday fired off a tweet calling for his dad to wage “total war over the election” — while parroting the same allegations of voter fraud that his father has used to explain away his dwindling hopes of staying in the White House. Twitter quickly hid the message from view for spreading false information about the election. Trump Jr., who has a long history of using Twitter to fuel conspiracy theories, hit the send button amid a flurry of lawsuits filed by his father’s campaign to turn the election — including one in Pennsylvania that sought to stop vote counting. “The best thing for America’s future is for @realDonaldTrump to go to total war over this election to expose all of the fraud, cheating, dead/no longer in state voters, that has been going on for f...
US Election 2020: Biden Prepares For Presidency, Launches Transition Website
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US Election 2020: Biden Prepares For Presidency, Launches Transition Website

Joe Biden, Democratic candidate in the United States presidential election, has declared that he is confident of victory. Biden addressed the nation on Thursday. He noted that it was clear that he had won “enough states to reach 270 electoral votes to win the presidency”. “Now, every vote must be counted. No one’s going to take our democracy from us…not now, not ever. “I’m not here to declare that we’ve won, but I am here to report when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners. “I’m confident that we will emerge victorious. But this will not be my victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people.” Official results as at 9:50am Nigeria time, shows Biden is slightly ahead of President Donald Trump. But the race is too close to call as votes...
‘You Can’t Declare The Winner Of This Election’ – Biden Replies Trump
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‘You Can’t Declare The Winner Of This Election’ – Biden Replies Trump

Joe Biden, the United States, US, Democratic candidate, on Wednesday pointed out who would decide the winner of the ongoing presidential election. Biden disclosed that US electorates would decide the winner of the presidential election. He disclosed this while faulting calls by the incumbent president, Donald Trump that he would emerge winner of the ongoing election. Trump had made the remark during his last campaign on Monday and via his Twitter handle on Wednesday respectively. However, Biden in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle wrote: It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare the winner of this election. It's the voters' place.  
Alpha Conde wins third term in office in controversial Guinean presidential election
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Alpha Conde wins third term in office in controversial Guinean presidential election

] President  Alpha Conde has secured a third term in office by winning Guinea’s controversial presidential election with 59.5 percent of the vote.   The electoral authority president Kabinet Cisse said Conde's main opponent Cellou Dalein Diallo polled 33.5 percent of the vote.   The announcement on Saturday October 24, came after days of deadly violence in the wake of the October 18 vote. While the opposition said 27 people have been killed, officials have put the death toll at about 10.   Doubting the independence of the electoral authority, Diallo had on Monday October 19 declared himself victorious before the results were announced. This triggered confrontations between his supporters and security forces.   In an interview with DW's French ...
Democrats nominate Biden for president, vowing he’ll end Trump ‘chaos’
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Democrats nominate Biden for president, vowing he’ll end Trump ‘chaos’

Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, with elder statesmen and rising stars promising he would repair a pandemic-devastated America and end the chaos of Republican President Donald Trump. The convention’s second night, under the theme “Leadership Matters,” aimed to make the case that Biden would represent a return to normalcy. “At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center,” former US President Bill Clinton said in a prerecorded video. “Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes - his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame.”With the four-day convention largely virtual due to the coronavirus, delegates from around the country cast votes remotely to confirm Biden as the nominee. I...
NBA Presidential Election Was Grossly Manipulated – Dele Adesina
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NBA Presidential Election Was Grossly Manipulated – Dele Adesina

A candidate in the 2020 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential election, Mr Dele Adesina SAN, Monday shed light on his claim that the process was manipulated.Adesina renewed a call he made last week for the cancellation of the poll, in a letter to the NBA’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr Olisa Agbakoba.His allegations were however refuted by outgoing NBA President Paul Usoro.Former NBA Secretary-General Adesina and his brother Silk Dr Babatunde Ajibade last Thursday lost the race for the NBA Presidency to a non-SAN, Mr Olumide Akpata.Akpata will succeed Usoro SAN later this month.But in his petition seen by The Nation, Adesina alleged that the election was marred by over-voting, disenfranchisement of some eligible voters, and non-compliance with the provisions of the NBA constitu...
The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says
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The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says

US President, Donald Trump has said the country will have a dim future if he loses the 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden is elected. According to Trump, the US will be like Minneapolis if he loses and will go in 'a recession like never seen.'   Minneapolis was the site of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer on Memorial Day, setting off weeks of looting and rioting in the city and  'Black Lives Matter' protests around the country. Trump speaking in a Father's Day-themed interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr. that aired on Friday, he said; 'The whole country will be Minneapolis,' 'I feel like if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you've n...
Cameroonian Pastor who claimed he could heal Coronavirus dies less than a week after contracting the disease
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Cameroonian Pastor who claimed he could heal Coronavirus dies less than a week after contracting the disease

A popular Cameroonian pastor, Frankline Ndifor has died from Coronavirus barely a week after contracting the disease he claimed he could cure.   The Pastor who was also a presidential candidate in the country's last presidential election, had laid hands and prayed for the healing of some Coronavirus patients who turned up at the premises of his Kingship International Ministries Church.     Dr Gaelle Nnanga who was called to treat Ndifor after he started suffering severe respiratory difficulties less than a week after falling ill with the virus, told Voice of America that the Pastor died less than 10 minutes after receiving treatment.   Shortly after Pastor Frankline Ndifor died, his supporters addressed him as a 'prophet' and blocked entrance to...
Just After Obama Endorses Joe Biden, Rape Case Springs
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Just After Obama Endorses Joe Biden, Rape Case Springs

A former aide to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has in several media interviews accused him of sexually assaulting her nearly 30 years ago when he was a U.S. senator, an assertion that Biden’s campaign has strongly denied. Tara Reade, who worked briefly as a staff assistant in Biden’s Senate office from December 1992 to August 1993, told the New York Times, the Washington Post and other news outlets that Biden pinned her against a wall in 1993 and reached under her shirt and her skirt. A campaign spokeswoman for Biden, the former vice president, said in a statement on Tuesday that the accusation was false. “He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard – and heard respectfully,” the spokeswoman, Kate Bedingfield, said. “Such claims should als...
Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats
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Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats

The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated. “Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give up the role of interim president for which I was nominated, to avoid a bloodbath in Guinea-Bissau,” said Cipriano Cassama. “I fear for my physical integrity,” he said in a press statement, less than 48 hours after he was appointed by the country’s historic ruling party, the PAIGC. “My life and that of my family is in danger. I have no security,” he said, adding that soldiers had come for his bodyguards on Friday. But he said he would stay on as leader of the National Assembly. The PAIGC has dominated politi...
Igbos Don’t Deserve Presidency In 2023, They Will Get VP Slot – Charles Idahosa
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Igbos Don’t Deserve Presidency In 2023, They Will Get VP Slot – Charles Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the Igbos cannot achieve presidency in 2023 because there is no APC presence in any of the five states in the South-East. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa said the Igbos have themselves to blame by ignoring President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice to vote for the APC in the last presidential election so as to brighten their chances in 2023. The former Political Adviser to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said he foresees a situation where the Igbos will vote massively for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections if he decides to contest in 2023. Idahosa who blamed the Igbos for abandoning the All Progressives Grand All...
Supreme Court: Buhari ’Eminently Qualified’ To Contest
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Supreme Court: Buhari ’Eminently Qualified’ To Contest

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari was “eminently qualified” to contest the February 23 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, prepared the full judgment of the apex court which is being read by Justice John Okoro. The full judgment delivered on Friday was to provide explanations for the apex court’s summary decision of October 30 which dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of Buhari at the February 23 presidential poll. In the full judgment of the apex court delivered on Friday, the court affirmed the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which held that Buhari possessed the requisite educational qualification...
Atiku Vs Buhari: Supreme Court To State Reasons For Election Judgment Friday
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Atiku Vs Buhari: Supreme Court To State Reasons For Election Judgment Friday

The Supreme Court will on Friday, November 15, state reasons for its judgment dismissing the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the declaration of President Muhammad Buhari as the winner of the Febraury 23 presidential election. Already, notice has been issued by the apex court notifying all parties of the date. The said notice issued by the Ibrahim Gold and dated November 13, 2019 reads: “The reasons for the judgment delivered on Wednesday the 30th day of October 2019 in appeal no SC1211/2019: Atiku Abubakar, INEC & 2 others will be listed before the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday the 15th day of November, 2019 at 9.00 am. “And further take notice that in accordance with the Supreme Court Rules, this...
President Buhari, APC close their defence at the presidential election tribunal
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President Buhari, APC close their defence at the presidential election tribunal

President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress APC, have closed their case at the presidential election petitions tribunal. The President closed his defence today Thursday August 1st after his counsel, Wole Olanipekun, filed an application.   The president who is the second respondent in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, opened his defence on Tuesday July 30th and presented seven witnesses between Tuesday and Wednesday July 31st. Among the witnesses President Buhari presented was his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.   While moving the application to close the defence today, Olanipekun told the tribunal that they are satisfied with the evidence they had given. “We have come to decision that it is ti...
“No Certificate Was Listed On Buhari’s CV” – Abba Kyari Reveals
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“No Certificate Was Listed On Buhari’s CV” – Abba Kyari Reveals

Part of the grounds of the petition was that Buhari did not possess the academic qualification necessary to contest the poll. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, admitted before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja on Tuesday that no certificate was listed on the President’s curriculum vitae and that none was among the documents obtained from Cambridge University earlier tendered as exhibits. Kyari, who testified as the President’s third defence witness, also admitted obtaining the Cambridge documents personally on July 18, 2019. The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had filed the petition before the tribunal to challenge the victory of President Buhari and his All Progressives Congress in the February 23...
APC has fared better under my leadership – Oshiomhole
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APC has fared better under my leadership – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the party has made tremendous progress under his leadership. According to him, Nigerians are appreciating APC better under his leadership.   The former Edo state governor took over the reins of the party from John Odigie-Oyegun in June 2018.   Oshiomole made this assertion when he spoke to state House correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari in the State House today July 29th.   Oshiomhole opined that the party now has more members in the National Assembly and also controlling the leadership of the two chambers. He maintained that APC, under him, was able to uproot the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his 'cronies,' politically.   He...
Tribunal Issues Subpoena On INEC Chairman Over Atiku, PDP’s Complaints
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Tribunal Issues Subpoena On INEC Chairman Over Atiku, PDP’s Complaints

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has ordered the issuance of subpoena on the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Zamfara State. They are, by the subpoena issued on July 9, 2019, expected to appear and produce some documents used for the last election, required by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, who are petitioners before the tribunal. At the resumption of proceedings on Wednesday, petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN), told the tribunal that the subpoena had been served on the two officials but they have failed to either appear or make available the documents requested. He said subpoena are like summ...
We Didn’t Transmit Results Electronically – INEC Chairman
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We Didn’t Transmit Results Electronically – INEC Chairman

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu has explained why results of last general elections could not be transmitted electronically, contrary to claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its last presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Atiku and the PDP, who are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), claimed to have won the election by virtue of some results they got from a certain server, into which they said INEC transmitted the results of the election. Read Also: Buhari’s lawyer to play video where INEC chair ruled out electronic transmission of results At the resumption of the proceedings of the PEPT on Tuesday morning, lawyer to President Muhammadu...
Ministerial List Delay: Defence, Health, Education Worst Hit
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Ministerial List Delay: Defence, Health, Education Worst Hit

The inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to form his cabinet 45 days after commencing his second term in office appears to have slowed down activities in most of the federal ministries at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Buhari had been sworn-in for the second term on May 29 after being declared the winner of the February 23 presidential election. It took about six months for the President to appoint his ministers at the commencement of his first term in 2015 with many Nigerians voicing concerns about the implications for a then-ailing economy that required urgent attention by a federal cabinet to fix. The concerns about the need for a cabinet to address economic and security issues besetting the nation are no less on the front burner, as Senate President Ahmad Lawan...
We Transmitted Result To INEC Server – Atiku’s Witnesses Claim
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We Transmitted Result To INEC Server – Atiku’s Witnesses Claim

After weeks of legal filibustering, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, kickstarted its case in earnest with the presentation of six witnesses at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Abuja, yesterday. PDP and its presidential candidate had approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 poll. PDP and Atiku have the next nine days to establish their case. Hearing continues today at the tribunal. Former spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Alhaji Buba Galadima, who claimed he was still a member of the ruling party led five others to testify against the APC and President Buhari. Mr. Adejuyitan Olalekan, a Presiding...
Atiku, PDP To Call 400 Witnesses To Testify At Election Tribunal
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Atiku, PDP To Call 400 Witnesses To Testify At Election Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday that they had proposed to call 400 witnesses to prove their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his All Progressives Congress, at the February 23 poll, Punch Metro reports. They will have only 14 days to do this and tender all documents they need to prove their case. The Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man tribunal said the 14 days period is prescribed under paragraph 16(3) of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act. In response, the lead counsel for the petitioners, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), said as much as his clients had proposed 400 witnesses, they “intend to call as many witnesses as possible within the pr...
Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server
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Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party have approached the Supreme Court to grant them access to a supposed server purportedly used to transmit election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in a ruling on June 24, 2019 had rejected a similar request they made in a motion on notice that was dismissed, a decision Atiku and the PDP have now appealed before the Supreme Court via a notice of appeal filed on June 26, 2019. Atiku and his party want the Supreme Court to allow their appeal and set aside the June 24, 2019 ruling of the PEPT. In rejecting the application, the PEPT had held, among others that granting their reques...
June 12: Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde Pardons 35 Prisoners
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June 12: Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde Pardons 35 Prisoners

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has granted amnesty to 35 prisoners, in commemoration of the June 12 and Democracy Day. A statement by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, indicated that Makinde took the decision in pursuant to Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution as amended. The statement further confirmed that the governor had approved a low-key June 12 celebration. The governor enjoined residents and citizens of the state to take time off to reflect on the ways by which they could contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s democracy. In subsequent years, the state promised to collaborate with the family of the hero of June 12, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, to celebrate the day in grand style. ”The Government and people of Oyo State today join mi...
Presidential Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Buhari, APC Victory
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Presidential Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Buhari, APC Victory

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has dismissed a petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election. The Coalition for Change (C4C) and its presidential candidate, Geff Chizee Ojinika, had filed the petition marked: CA/PEPTL/003/2019, in which they complained of unlawful exclusion or misrepresentation and sought the cancellation of the election and the conduct of a fresh presidential election. The petitioners had complained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) printed CC and against its actual acronym of C4C, a development, they claimed worked to their disadvantage. Their lawyer, Obed Agu, however on Monday announced that the petitioners were no longer interested in pro...
The Importance of Florida for the Presidential Election
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The Importance of Florida for the Presidential Election

The 2020 Presidential election will be a battlefield for many reasons. It will be a battle for Donald Trump to fight off any rival Republican candidates and retain his presidential nomination. It will also be a battle between Republicans and Democrats for who will ultimately lead the United States of America, but one of the largest issues to sway the election will have to do with legalizing marijuana through the United States. For that battle, Florida will be one of the primary places where the fight will take place. And the question of weed legal in Floridawill remain one of the most controversial. Most of the Democratic Party members who are entering into the race for president are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use across the country. Surprisingly, ...
Why I’m Yet To Speak On The Outcome Of Presidential Election – Obasanjo
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Why I’m Yet To Speak On The Outcome Of Presidential Election – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election. Obasanjo said he refused to speak on the presidential election because the matter was already before court. According to him, “It would amount to sub judice if I speak on Presidential election result since the matter is already before the court”. Obasanjo said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book entitled, ‘Election in Nigeria: The Long Road To Democracy’, written by Abdullahi Shehu. “I will not dabble into the details of what I call current aspect of Professor Shehu’s book because since the emphasis was on the national elections, particularly the presidential election, and the presidential election is now taken to court. “I think talking...
Provide Evidence That You Defeated Me In Presidential Election – PMB To Atiku
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Provide Evidence That You Defeated Me In Presidential Election – PMB To Atiku

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and winner of the February 2019 election, Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar that they won the election. President Buhari told the Presidential Election Tribunal that, by the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, he (Buhari) and his party, were victorious in the last election. The APC candidate also told the Tribunal that the claim by Atiku and the PDP that the tradermoni policy of the government was a vote-buying measure was not true. According to Buhari, the policy formed one of the many social intervention policies his government had put in place, directed at alleviating the suffering of the ma...
Obasanjo: Those Discouraging Atiku From Challenging Buhari In Court Are Evil
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Obasanjo: Those Discouraging Atiku From Challenging Buhari In Court Are Evil

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says those opposed to the decision of Atiku Abubakar to seek legal redress over the outcome of the presidential election have evil minds. Atiku, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the March 23 election. Speaking on the judgement of the Osun governorship tribunal, Obasanjo said Atiku did the right thing by challenging Buhari’s victory. He said without a reasonable cause, Buhari went to the court to challenge his loss in three elections, wondering why some people were trying to “stop Atiku from going to court”. On Friday, the tribunal declared Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as winner of the September 2018 election in the state. In a statement on Saturday, Obasanjo said the nullificati...
Presidential Poll: INEC Credited Invalid Votes To Buhari, Atiku Tells Tribunal
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Presidential Poll: INEC Credited Invalid Votes To Buhari, Atiku Tells Tribunal

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had at various stages of the February 23 presidential election, unlawful allocated votes to President Muhammadu Buhari Atiku who made the allegation in the petition he lodged before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, said he would adduce oral and documentary evidence to show that results of the election as announced by INEC, especially the votes credited to President Buhari, did not represent the lawful valid votes cast. He alleged that in some states, INEC, deducted lawful votes that accrued to him, in its bid to ensure that Buhari was returned back to office. Both Atiku and the PDP said they would call evid...
Nigerian Didn’t Vote Today Because Presidential Election Was Rigged – Atiku
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Nigerian Didn’t Vote Today Because Presidential Election Was Rigged – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has attributed the low turn-out of voters in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections to alleged rigging of the presidential poll. Atiku spoke after casting his ballot at the Ajiya polling unit 02, Gwadabawa ward of Yola north local government of Adamawa state. “There is low voter turn out and I believe it’s because of the last election which was marred by a lot of irregularities,” he said. Atiku said the involvement of the military in the election is unconstitutional, urging the electorate to be law-abiding. Speaking on his loss, Atiku said he was committed to challenging the result f the election in court. He called on his supporters to remain calm and await the outcome of the le...
Bala Haruna Dies After Swimming In Gutter Water To Celebrate Buhari Re-election?
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Bala Haruna Dies After Swimming In Gutter Water To Celebrate Buhari Re-election?

Reports sighted by Mandy News that Bala Haruna, the Bauchi man who fulfilled his vow to spend ten minutes inside a gutter and drink the gutter water should Buhari win the presidential election has reportedly died. According to multiple reports flying around social media, Bala was rushed to the hospital after complaining about severe abdominal pains and severe stooling of blood for two days. Bala, after series of tests conducted, was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal bleeding including hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia which was contacted from the gutter water he drank which was contaminated. He spent several days in the hospital before he gave up the ghost early Tuesday morning.
Sultan Hails Buhari’s Re-election, Urges Atiku To Accept Defeat
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Sultan Hails Buhari’s Re-election, Urges Atiku To Accept Defeat

The leadership of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam under the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar lll, has hailed the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23 presidential election in the country. The Sultan of Sokoto is the spiritual leader of the Nigerian Muslims. He is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. In a statement signed on his behalf and the Nigerian Muslim community by the JNI’s Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, on Sunday in Kaduna, the Sultan thanked God for a hitch-free election which led to the declaration of Buhari as winner. He urged losers in the presidential poll, including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, to accept defeat and embrace peace as according to him, in ever...
Igbos Didn’t Consider Implications Of Not Voting Buhari –  George Moghalu
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Igbos Didn’t Consider Implications Of Not Voting Buhari – George Moghalu

Chief George Moghalu is the National Auditor of the governing All Progresives Congress (APC). A seasoned politician and an administrator, he is one of the party leaders from the south east who fought day and night to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari gets an appreciable number of votes from the region. In this interview with Tony Akowe, he speaks on the outcome of the just concluded Presidential election and the need to streamline the large number of political parties in the country. THE APC again won the Presidential election without a significant contribution from the South East. What went wrong The truth about it is that we did not achieve our desired expectations. I would have wished that we did alot better than we did in this election even though anybody on the side ...
Atiku Did Not Make Any Demands From Buhari, APC – PDP Insists
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Atiku Did Not Make Any Demands From Buhari, APC – PDP Insists

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied making any demands of the President, following his declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the Presidential election. In a statement, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of an attempt to blackmail the party. “The PDP states categorically, without mincing words, that Atiku Abubakar had not, and will never make or accept any condition from President Buhari regarding the rigged February 23, 2019, Presidential election, which he (Atiku) clearly won. Insisting that the PDP was not ready for any form of negotiation with anybody on the outcome of the election, the party said, “Our party and candidate remain c...
2019 Elections: Banking Stocks Record Biggest Fall Since 2016
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2019 Elections: Banking Stocks Record Biggest Fall Since 2016

In a continuing negative reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, banking stocks recorded its biggest fall since 2016. Since Wednesday when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of the presidential election, the Nigerian Stock Exchange has lost N281 billion. Amidst this loss, the 10 largest banking stocks dropped by 4.6% at the close of trading on Thursday. According to data monitored by Bloomberg, the market’s biggest laggers by index points were Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, which dropped 6.9%, Zenith Bank Plc, which fell 4% and Nigerian Breweries Plc, down 4.5%. “We are seeing investors react negatively in the short term” to the election results, Olabisi Ayodeji, an analyst at Exotix Capital, said. Ambrose Omordion, another...

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