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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…

atiku-abubakar

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…

Election petition tribunal

Tribunal dismisses applications by HDP to change its witness’ statement

The presidential election petition has refused an application by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) to bring a new witness' statement in their ongoing hearing of the party's petition. The application was brought by the presidential candidate of the party and first petitioner in the matter. The tribunal, chaired by Justice…

Wole Olanikpekun and Alex Izinyon (SANs) discussing at the tribunal

UPDATED: Presidential election tribunal summons INEC chairman, Zamfara REC

The presidential election petition tribunal has ordered the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Zamfara Stata Resident Electoral Commissioner to appear on or before 12 noon or Thursday. The court gave the order Wednesday following a complaint by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the subpoena…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

Presidential Election Tribunal: PDP witness accuses INEC official of receiving $10,000 bribe

A witness for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Abubakar Kaura, was paid $10,000 to rig the 2019 elections. The witness, Likita Aliyu, made the allegation at Tuesday’s hearing of the election petition brought by the PDP at the presidential…

Wole Olanikpekun and Alex Izinyon (SANs) discussing at the tribunal

PDP agent names APC officials allegedly involved in electoral fraud

A local government collation officer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election, on Tuesday, named two agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress whom he accused of voting for others at the election. The collation officer, Abubakar Abdullahi, said the agents are Isah Haliru and Ibrahim Mukhtar.…

Atiku Abubakar [PHOTO CREDIT: PDP official facebook account]

PDP witness says Atiku’s birthplace Jada never part of Cameroon

A witness testifying at the ongoing hearing of the presidential election petition tribunal on Tuesday spoke on the question regarding the nationality of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. The witness, Mohammed Hayatu, said Mr Atiku's hometown, Jada, was never part of Cameroon. His testimony was…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the Democracy Day celebration (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Election petition: Buhari’s lawyer tenders clip showing INEC chairman discussing difficulties in transmitting results

President Muhammadu Buhari's lawyer, Alex Izinyon, on Tuesday, tendered a video clip of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, discussing the difficulty in transmitting election results, on Channels Television. Mr Izinyon tendered the clip at the resumed cross-examination of the star witness of the Peoples Democratic Party…

PDP seeks to present video clips at tribunal 

The counsel representing Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, has asked the presidential election petition tribunal to allow them to present video clips as evidence in the ongoing hearing of their petition. The PDP also requested to bring the spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential campaign, Shegun Showunmi, as a star…

Appeal court president, Zainab Bulkachuwa heading the inaugural session of the presidential tribunal on Wednesday

Election Petitions: No vacation for you, Bulkachuwa tells Appeal Court judges

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 on…

Femi Falana

Falana sues Chief Judge for alleged failure to perform statutory role

A Nigerian Lawyer, Femi Falana, has filed a suit against the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abdul Kafarati, for allegedly failing to appoint justices to conduct a monthly inspection of detention facilities of anti-graft agencies. In the suit with number FHC/ /CS/764/19, which was made available to PREMIUM…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

Appeal Court dismisses suit challenging Buhari’s educational qualification for 2019 elections

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has struck out a suit seeking to nullify the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari on academic grounds. The court in a judgement on Friday said the application was brought outside the specified time for pre-election matters. A three-member panel of the court let by…

Election petition tribunal

Another INEC staff insists he transmitted results to central server

Another ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission has told the presidential election petition tribunal that he transmitted results to a central server as instructed by the commission for the 2019 elections. The witness, Olufemi Ogunride, who described himself as an INEC ad-hoc staff who was trained for three…

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

Court rejects suit seeking to stop confirmation of Muhammad as CJN

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, struck out a suit seeking an order to halt the confirmation of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad. President Muhammadu Buhari this week asked the Senate to confirm Mr Muhammad's as the substantive CJN, months after he was appointed. Delivering…

Shiite stormed the main entrance of the legislative complex on Wednesday afternoon

NASS Protest: Police arraign 38 Shiite members

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Thursday arraigned 38 members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in various courts in Abuja. Ten members of the sect were brought before a magistrate court in Wuse Zone 2. Twenty eight others were arraigned at a Magistrate court in…

Election petition tribunal

Presidential Election Petition: PDP witness accuses APC agents of destroying election results

Another Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) witness has alleged that agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) tore result sheets during the February 23 general elections in Bauchi State. The witness, Yau Yusuf, was speaking under cross-examination at the continuation of hearings of the PDP’s petition against the reelection of President…

INEC Logo (Photo Credit: aitonline.tv)

Tribunal: INEC controversially added over 1,000 polling units in Borno, says PDP agent

An agent of the main opposition party from Borno State has told the Presidential election petition tribunal that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the ruling All Progressives Congress to ensure a fraudulent increase of over 1,000 polling units in the state, during the February elections. The witness,…

Bags of rice

Court awards N5.5 billion damages against Nigerian Customs for unlawful rice seizure

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday awarded damages of over N5.5billion against the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Chairman of its Board over the unlawful seizure of 90 containers of rice imported by a firm, Maggpiy Trading TFZE. Maggpiy, in its suit marked FHC/CA/CS/40/2017, stated that officials…

Wole Olanikpekun and Alex Izinyon (SANs) discussing at the tribunal

UPDATED: Party challenging exclusion from presidential election seeks withdrawal of petition

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has applied to withdraw from its petition challenging the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari. But the candidate of the party, Aminchi Habu, who is the first petitioner, said he was just served the application and requested for time to study and respond to it. In…

President Muhammadu Buhari judgment

Appeal court reserves judgment in suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday reserved judgment in the appeal filed against President Muhammadu Buhari's academic qualification for the 2019 presidential election. A three-member panel of the court, led by Atinuke Akomolafe-Wilson, after taking arguments from parties in respect of the appeals, said they would be informed…

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Senators Danjuma Goje, Ahmed Lawan and Uba Sani. The President asked Mr Goje to shelve his ambition for Senate President and instead endorse Mr Lawan [Photo: Sani Tukur]

UPDATED: Nigerian govt withdraws corruption charges against Danjuma Goje

The Federal High Court in Jos has discharged a senator, Danjuma Goje, of the corruption charges filed against him. This came after the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) applied for the withdrawal of the charges on Friday. Mr Goje was being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC,…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © AFP]

Election Tribunal: Buhari, APC objects to form admitted as evidence

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday objected to a form being tendered as evidence in the ongoing Presidential Election Tribunal. Mr Buhari and the APC are the second and third respondents in the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The…

Prof. Ben Nwabueze

FOR RECORD: What top lawyer, Ben Nwabueze, told presidential election tribunal

On Thursday, foremost lawyer, Ben Nwabueze, was among the lawyers who appeared in court for the main hearing of the presidential election petition. Mr Nwabueze, 87, arrived the court in a wheelchair. He spoke briefly to the tribunal leadership before leaving the Court of Appeal, venue of the petition. He…

Cows used to illustrate the story.

Court dismisses Miyyetti Allah suit against open grazing law

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by the Miyyetti Allah Kautal challenging the 2017 Open Grazing Prohibition and Establishment Law passed by the Benue State House of Assembly. The court awarded a cost of N100,000 against the plaintiff to be paid to all the…