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Breaking: Appeal Court sacks APC Lawmaker, orders rerun in Bauchi constituency

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal, Jos division, Thursday, sacked All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker and ordered a rerun election into Zaki federal constituency, of Bauchi State,Hon. Tata Umar representing the constituency had appealed against the judgement of the Election Petition tribunal which ordered for his ouster from the House of Representatives. The appellate court in its consensus lead judgement by Justice Read More

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Udom’s Appeal Court victory excites PDP, asks APC to support govt

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Akwa Ibom state chapter has described the victory of Governor Udom Emmanuel at the Appeal Court in Calabar as justice directed by law and not through federal might or political colouration. The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Ini Ememobong, said this in a reaction to the ruling of the Appeal Court Wednesday which upheld Read More

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Again, Supreme Court strikes out Owuru, HDP suit against Buhari

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court has for the second consecutive time struck out the appeal filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its presidential candidate, Chief Ambrose Owuru, against the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed their petitions against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a unanimous decision Monday, the five-member panel of the apex court struck out the Read More

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APC vows to appeal Tambuwal’s victory

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Sokoto state chapter, Thursday said it would appeal the judgement of the governorship election petition tribunal, which affirmed the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal. This is contained in a statement signed by the state APC chairman, Sadiq Achida, and made available to journalists in Sokoto. Achida described the judgement as unfair, saying “APC wishes to Read More

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Your gloating will be short-lived, PDP tells Lai

September 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has counseled the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to be cautious in celebrating the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, that his gloating will be short-lived. The minister had after the judgement by the PEPT advised the former vice president and presidential candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to apologise to Read More

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Dimka remains Plateau Central senator

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of Senator Hezekiah Dimka of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Senator representing Plateau Central in the February 23 election. Delivering judgment, the tribunal chairman, Justice J.I. Nwoye, dismissed the petition filed by a former boss of the Read More

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I’ll develop Plateau without animosity once victorious at tribunal – Useni

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Senator Jeremiah Useni, has pledged to work assiduously with all citizens of the state without animosity for the development and progress of the state, if he emerged victorious at the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. Useni made the pledge Wednesday when PDP elected state House of Assembly Read More

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Presidential tribunal: APC’s technicalities and evidential grounds

August 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate President Muhammadu Buhari will argue for the dismissal of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Atiku Abubakar in their closing address today. Bode Olagoke writes. APC and Buhari’s prayers The president and the APC had urged the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by Read More

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Niger South: Supreme Court dismisses suit against Senator

July 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Supreme Court Monday dismissed suit filed by Senator Mustapha Mohammed seeking disqualification of Muhammed Enagi as Senator representing Niger South senatorial district. Justice Mary Odili, in a lead judgment, held that the case was statute barred and therefore dismissed the motion on notice brought by Mohammed. This appeal is hereby dismissed haven been withdrawn by the counsel to the appellant Read More

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INEC testifies against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah at NASS tribunal

July 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Attempt by the Senator representing Anambra South zone, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, to stop the ICT expert from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from testifying against him failed on Saturday, as Anambra Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Awka ruled otherwise.  The Tribunal had subpoenaed INEC ICT Directorate upon the application of the petitioner, Chief Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party Read More

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Subpoena: INEC Chair, Zamfara REC heed tribunal’s order

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has complied with a directive of the presidential election petition tribunal to provide documents listed in the subpoena issued to its top officials early July. The Justice Garba Mohammed-led panel gave the order at previous sitting after PDP lawyers complained that they served copies of the court’s subpoena on the INEC officials since July Read More

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Tribunal refuses to throw out PDM petition against Buhari’s election

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Justice Mohammed Garba – led panel at the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, on Thursday refused to grant a request seeking to strike out the name of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) from the petition against the return of President Muhammadu Buhari. National Chairman of the PDM, Chief Frank Igwebuike, had requested the tribunal to remove the name of Read More

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Kaduna governorship election tribunal adjourns hearing

July 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has adjourned hearing on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Isa Ashiru, challenging the election of Governor Nasir el-Rufai.  In a short ruling delivered on Monday, Justice Ibrahim Bako adjourned hearing on the petition to Thursday, July 17. Lead counsel to Governor el-Rufai, Barrister Aliyu Umar told the Read More

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Election petitions: No vacation for you, Bulkachuwa tells judges

July 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, has cancelled this year’s annual vacation of judges of the court. Federal High Court judges had on July 8 started their annual vacation and some other judges were due to commence theirs on Monday, July 15. But in a statement Sunday, the media officer of the Court of Appeal, Sa’adatu Musa-Kachalla, Read More

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Presidential election: I didn’t authenticate doctored result – Agent

July 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party’s local government collation agent for the February 23, 2019, presidential election in Zaria, Kaduna state, Jafaru Usman, has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, Thursday, that results in his area were doctored in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Usman, the 21 witness called by the PDP though admitted that he signed the rigged Read More

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INEC closes case in Oyo election tribunal

July 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has closed its case in the petition filed by the APC candidate, Mr Adebayo Adelabu, against the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 governorship election in Oyo state. INEC’s counsel, Mr Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), closed the case Tuesday after calling only one witness in the Read More

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Tribunal dismisses INEC’s applications for dismissal of PDM’s petition

June 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission and President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday lost their bid to have the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Movement and its presidential candidate in February 23, 2019, Pastor Haminchi Habu. The PDM and its presidential candidate Pastor Habu are challenging the victory of Buhari and his All Progressives Congress at Read More

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PDP, Ashiru beg tribunal for adjournment to tackle stress

June 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in the March 9 poll in Kaduna State, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, Wednesday begged the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for long adjournment to allow the team of counsel time to rest. The petitioners’ lead counsel, Mr Elisha Kurah made the plea and looked vividly worn-out, applied for adjournment after the half Read More

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Presidential poll: Mohammed Garba led tribunal dismisses C4C petition against Buhari’s victory

June 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Petitions will thin out one by one says Keyamo The Mohammed Garba –led Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Monday withdrew their joint petition filed by Coalition for Change (C4C), one of the parties in the ongoing suit against the victory of  President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. Blueprint reports that an application for withdrawal of the petition was Read More

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726 witnesses listed to testify in NASS election tribunal in Enugu

May 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 726 witnesses are listed to testify before the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu, the chairman, Justice Haruna Kereng has said. Kereng disclosed this Monday during the resumed sitting of the tribunal in Enugu. The tribunal chairman, who said that the witnesses would testify in 10 election cases, noted that there was need to speed up Read More

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AMAC/Bwari federal constituency election didn’t comply with electoral act-Witnesses allege

May 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The February 23 House of Representatives for AMAC/Bwari federal constituency did not comply the Electoral Act and the INEC guidelines, according to witnesses on Wednesday. The three witnesses while testifying before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal alleged that the process was marred by improper accreditation of voters. They made the testimony when the tribunal commenced hearing in Read More

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Tribunal strikes out LP, PPP’s petition against Wike

May 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Rivers state Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt Wednesday dismissed the petition of the Labour Party and its candidate, Isaac Wonwu against the victory of Governor Nyesom Wike. Also, the tribunal has dismissed the petition of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) against the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor Wike and the Independent National Electoral Commission. The LP Read More

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Ndume: PDP witnesses to testify today

May 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Borno National and State Houses of Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in Abuja Wednesday adjourned hearing in a case filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) till today to enable more witnesses to testify in a suit challenging the election of Sen. Mohammed Ndume. The PDP and its candidate Malam Kudla Satumari had on March 15, filed a petition Read More

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PDP staff ask Bulkachuwa to excuse self from election tribunal

May 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Staff of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the President of Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, to excuse herself from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. The staff, protested at the party’s headquarters, Wadata House, Abuja Monday, asked her to withdraw from the case on account of also being a member of Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. The protesting staff carried placards Read More