Is Bashir Tofa working for Kwankwasiyya Movement?

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is interesting for one today to measure the involvement of Alhaji Bashir Tofa in the politics of Kano state. For one, I do not intend to criticise the channel by which this gentleman became an indigene of Kano state, more so, as he always connects his name with Tofa, a town a little distance from Dawakin Tofa. Bashir Tofa was a politician from 1993 Read More

Covid-19: Obama hits Trump, faults ‘presidential’ response

May 9, 2020 BBC 0

Former US President Barack Obama has strongly criticised his successor Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus crisis. In a private call, he called the US handling of the pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster”. Mr Obama has said he wants to play a larger role supporting Joe Biden in the presidential election in November. His new remarks were made Read More

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Pictures: Patience Jonathan returns to Aso Rock

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

Former first lady, Patience Jonathan, Monday visited her successor Aisha Buhari inside Aso Rock. A Facebook post by Aisha Tuesday morning indicated that both leaders discussions centred on women participation in politics, girl-child education and Mrs Jonathan’s pet project, ‘Women for Change’. “I got to hear about her experience during her tenure and listened to her perspectives on the issues Read More

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Chieftain wants PDP BoT to retain Atiku for 2023 presidency

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain from Adamawa state has urged the party’s leadership not to search for a fresh candidate for the party ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, noting that Atiku Abubakar will suffice. Dr Sani Adamu, Founder of deservation.org, in an open letter to the party titled Open Letter to the BoT Chairman & National Chairman of the Read More

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2023 campaigns now can destroy Nigeria, says Otti

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The 2019 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) in Abia state, Dr Alex Otti, has decried the early politicking ahead of the 2023 presidential election of Nigeria. Otti noted that sectional politics currently being played in the country over 2023 presidential election was capable of dividing and harming Nigeria and its citizenry. Notable elder statesmen, including Alhaji Balarabe Read More

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As Nigerians await presidential tribunal’s verdict

September 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is now a peculiarity of our democratic dispensation that the courts rather than the polls have the last say on the final verdict of electoral contest. Absurd as it is for a panel of judges to have the authority of conclusive endorsement of the choice made by multitudes, expressing their civic duty, it is an awkward burden the judiciary Read More

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INEC used APC members to write figures, PDP alleges

August 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed the former Cross River state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyia, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Bayelsa state, has confirmed that the APC used its members to write figures for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February Presidential election. The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Sunday said 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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Ministerial list shows Buhari magnanimous in victory, Ndume’s defeat lesson on party loyalty – Oshiomhole

July 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole said the ministerial list before the Senate shows that President Muhammadu Buhari was magnanimous in victory. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Oshiomhole said the president has nominated two ministers from a state he got less Read More

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Tribunal fixes Aug 23 for final addresses, as HDP, Owuru close case

July 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Monday fixed August 23 for adoption of final written address in the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The petition, challenging the victory of Buhari and his All Progressives Congress in the last presidential election, is anchored on the grounds that the 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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INEC chairman spoke of difficulties in transmitting result, Buhari’s lawyer opens up at presidential tribunal

July 16, 2019 Editor 0

Another revelation came up at at the Presidential election petition tribunal on Tuesday when President Muhammadu Buhari’s lawyer, Alex Izinyon, tendered a video clip where the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, was discussing the difficulty in transmitting election results, on Channels Television. Izinyon tendered the clip at the resumed cross-examination of the star witness of Read More

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At tribunal, witness exposes Atiku, PDP during Presidential election

July 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Surprising, a witness called by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has admitted that himself and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid N10,000 to some soldiers during the last general election. According to the Nation, Suleiman Mohammed Bulama, said he acted as the PDP’s ward collation agent in Jika Local Government, gave the information about the N10,000 Read More

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Group writes U.S ambassador over 2019 polls, decries intimidation of Judiciary

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organisation, Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in Diaspora (DVND) has written to the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, regarding the 2019 presidential election.  The group, according to the letter dated 26th June, 2019, said the result of the 2019 presidential election was not a reflection of the will of Nigerians. In a letter sent to the ambassador and 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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Certificate suit: Appeal Court gives Buhari five days to respond

June 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Monday ordered President Muhammadu Buhari to respond within five days to the appeal filed against his qualification for 2019 Presidential Election. The All Progressive Congress (APC) which nominated the Buhari for the Presidential poll and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which accepted the nomination of Buhari were also given five days Read More

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Presidential poll: Tribunal reserves ruling in Atiku, PDP request to access INEC server, data

June 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, set-aside ruling on the application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for access to check the server and data of smart card readers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the February 23 presidential election. But shortly after the counsel in the Read More

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Presidential election: Tribunal reserves ruling on PDP application seeking access to INEC server, data

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, reserved ruling on the application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for access to inspect the server and data of smart card reader used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the February 23 presidential election. Presiding Justice of the five 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

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Buhari’s re-election: a choice of light over darkness -APC UK

May 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom chapter has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election as the choice of light over darkness. The chairman APC UK Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC), Mr Fola Ojutalayo, made the remark in a statement it Monday in Abuja. According to the statement, Ojutalayo spoke in London, United Kingdom, where the Read More

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Boroffice frowns at early jostling for Ondo APC gov’ship ticket

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof Ajayi Boroffice, has frowned at the early jostling for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state. The senator, who made this known in a statement through his media spokesman, Mr Kayode Fakuyi, Thursday in Akure, said focus should rather be on the party’s poor performance in the Read More

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Tribunal: 4 parties want Buhari’s victory voided

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal Election Petitions Tribunal has disclosed that no fewer than four political parties have challenged the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election. The court, which said the number of petitions challenging various results of the 2019 general elections has risen to 766, listed the four to Read More