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Tribunal reserves judgment in Atiku’s petition against Buhari’s election

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday reserved judgment in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar against the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election. The five-member panel of the tribunal led by Mohammed Garba reserved judgement on…

INEC Card readers sues to illustrate the story.

Atiku’s claim server used for presidential election ‘greatest lie of century’ – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said the claims that the 2019 presidential election results were transmitted to a server is, "the greatest lie of the century." The electoral umpire made the submission at the resumed hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and…

Elisha Abbo at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Zuba

Senator Elisha Abbo’s absence stalls trial for alleged assault

The trial of a Nigerian senator, Elisha Abbo, caught on camera assaulting a woman in Abuja was on Tuesday stalled due to his absence. Isaac Adeniyi, the defence counsel, said Mr Abbo's absence was due to illness. The senator, who represents Adamawa North senatorial district, was arraigned at the Magistrate…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential Election Tribunal: Parties set for final addresses. Here are the issues

Petitioners and respondents at the ongoing hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party at the presidential election petition tribunal are expected to make their final addresses on Tuesday. The tribunal presided by Justice Garba Mohammed adjourned to that date after the respondents, the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

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Six months after Nigeria’s general elections, INEC yet to publish detailed results

Six months after Nigerians elected new leaders, the electoral commission, INEC, is yet to upload the detailed results of the elections on its website. Nigeria held presidential and national assembly elections on February 23, while governorship and state assembly elections were conducted on March 9. As at August 18, however, only…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Twitter handle]

Atiku asks tribunal to sack Buhari, declare him president-elect

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked to be declared winner of the 2019 presidential election that held on February 23. Mr Abubakar and his party made this demand in a 43-page final address filed through their lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu, before the presidential…

NAPTIP arrests teacher who allegedly raped six-year-old

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 30-year-old man, Shedrach Nwekeagu, for allegedly raping a six-year-old school pupil. This information was contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday by the agency. The agency said the suspect, who hails from Dunukofia…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Sowore appeals court order keeping him in detention

Detained activist and founder of SaharaReporters online newspaper, Omoyele Sowore, has challenged Thursday's court order which allowed the Nigerian government to detain him for 45 days. In a motion filed by Mr Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana, the activist is asking the Court of Appeal to direct a vacation of the…

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

Court remands Sowore in detention for ‘terrorism’

The Federal High Court has granted the State Security Service (SSS) an approval to keep Omoyele Sowore in custody for an initial 45 days. Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Division also said the SSS could get additional permission to keep locking Mr Sowore up for his activism. Mr Sowore had…

Edo Obaseki and Oshiomhole

Court stops National Assembly from taking over Edo Assembly

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered both the Senate and the House of Representatives to halt their plan to take over the legislative duties of the Edo State House of Assembly. The court, which was presided over by Taiwo Taiwo, made the order on Wednesday at the…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari, APC close cases at presidential election tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have closed their case at the hearing of the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging Mr Buhari's election. The president and his party made this known at the continuation of the presidential election petition tribunal on Thursday. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari

UPDATED: Presidential Election Tribunal: WAEC official testifies for Buhari, says president obtained five credits

A Deputy Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Henry Adewunmi, on Wednesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari obtained a Cambridge University West African examination certificate with five credits, contrary to claims by the opposition. Mr Adewumi made this known while testifying before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.…

Julie Okah-Donli

Human Trafficking Day: NAPTIP rescues 14,000 victims in 16 years

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, on Tuesday said the agency has since inception in 2003, secured 403 convictions, with over 14,000 victims rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated back into their various communities. Ms Okah-Donli said this at a lecture organised…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Election Petition: Buhari presents WAEC certificate before tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented his West African School Examination certificate from Cambridge University to the presidential election tribunal. Mr Buhari made the submission through his counsel, Wole Olanipekun. The certificate was admitted as evidence in the matter. Presenting the certificate, Abba Kyari, a witness Mr Buhari called on…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari opens defence at Presidential Election Tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday opened his defence in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar. The PDP and its candidate are challenging the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Mr Buhari as the…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

INEC declines to call witnesses in PDP’s petition challenging Buhari’s electoral victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the presidential election petition tribunal that it does not need to open its defence in the petition brought against it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The commission's lawyer, Yunus Usman, said this at the tribunal on…

President Muhammadu Buhari during his campaign in Ebonyi State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Bashir Ahmad]

Three Nigerians ask Supreme Court to nullify Buhari’s election for allegedly lying on oath

Three Nigerians have filed a suit at the Supreme Court against President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic qualification for the 2019 presidential election. The applicants, Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy Kyari el-Kuris, have approached the apex court to nullify the candidacy of Mr Buhari on academic grounds. Their move came after…

Buhari swears in Tanko Muhammad as substantive CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Muhammad, a justice of the Supreme Court, was cleared by the Senate last week after his name was submitted to the…

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PDM withdraws petition seeking cancellation of presidential election

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has withdrawn its petition before the presidential election petition tribunal. The PDM presidential candidate, Haminchi Habu, on Wednesday, through his lawyer, Ibrahim Lemu, told the court of he and his party's resolve to withdraw the petition. His request was not objected by the respondents and…

El-Zakzaky

IMN replies presidency, says Buhari cannot be separated from continued detention of El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Sunday reacted to a statement by the presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be blamed for the continued detention of the Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. In a statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the President of the Media Forum of the group, IMN…

PDP youth leader writes IGP, accuses Kogi official of framing him

Ahead of the November governorship election in Kogi State, the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Frontier, Austin Okai, on Friday, asked the Inspector General of Police for protection over an alleged threat to his life by the Chief of Staff to the Kogi governor, Edward Onoja. Mr…

Election petition tribunal

PDP presents final witness at presidential election tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party has just informed the presidential election petition tribunal that it has presented its last witness and was closing its case. The party made the announcement after presenting Osita Chidoka, a former aviation minister and national collation agent during the last poll. With the appearance of Mr…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP closes case at presidential election tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has informed the presidential election petition tribunal of its decision to close its case. The opposition party made the announcement after presenting its last witness, Osita Chidoka. Mr Chidoka is a former aviation minister and was the national collation agent for the PDP during the…

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Presidential Election Tribunal: PDP tenders 1,353 results from polling units, wards

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday tendered 1,353 result sheets at the ongoing hearing of the presidential election petitions tribunal. The tribunal continued with hearing into the petition brought by the PDP challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The tribunal has reached its tenth day, since…

Election petition tribunal

INEC Chairman, Zamfara REC obey presidential election tribunal

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 commission's lead counsel, Yunus Usman, informed the court of the commission's compliance on Thursday and read through a…