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PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke

Why Osun Tribunal declared Ademola Adeleke winner of governorship election

Two of the three members of the Osun election tribunal on Friday nullified the election of the incumbent governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola. However, a member of the tribunal, Muhammad Surajo, gave a dissenting judgement, disagreeing with major areas of Ademola Adeleke's request. Mr Surajo, who chairs the tribunal,…

PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke

Tribunal declares PDP’s Adeleke winner of Osun governorship election

The Election Petitions Tribunal set up for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State has declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election. The three-member panel said during its ruling in Abuja Friday afternoon that the rerun election that held on September 27, 2018, was illegal. The tribunal, therefore, deducted the…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen’s Asset Declaration Trial: What prosecution witnesses told CCT

The Nigerian government, on Thursday, closed its case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Mr Onnoghen is facing trial on false asset charges brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau. He was suspended by the president, Muhammadu Buhari, on January 25 following the allegations. The…

CPJ

CPJ demands prosecution of police officers over attack on Ghanian journalist

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has demanded the prosecution of police officers involved in the attack on a Ghanaian journalist, Malik Sullemana, on March 14. The CPJ made the call in a statement on Thursday by its Africa Program Coordinator, Angela Quintal, which was published by the…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Nnamdi Kanu: Court strikes out suit demanding prosecution of Abaribe, Fani-Kayode

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has struck out a case seeking to ensure the prosecution of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over the disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr Kanu who is facing trial for alleged treason disappeared in September…

OILSA METUH AT FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA

Corruption Trial: Why my lawyers withdrew – Olisa Metuh

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has stated his role in the resignation of two of his lead counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu and Emeka Etiaba. In a statement explaining the withdrawal of the lawyers, Mr Metuh said he took the decision "to free them from the harrowing…

Election Petitions: Appeal Court President urges tribunal members to avoid sentiments, fear

Members of the 2019 election petition tribunals have been warned to avoid sentiments in handling the various cases brought before them. The President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, gave the warning on Wednesday at the induction of the tribunal members in Abuja. Ms Bulkachuwa inaugurated the tribunal members…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC to seize properties belonging to Shehu Musa foundation

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize properties belonging to the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation and others for allegedly violating laws regulating ownership of lands in the country. In a statement signed by the commission spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the ICPC said it would…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s election

The Peoples Democratic Party is currently filing its petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential election. The party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have gathered a team of lawyers at the Court of Appeal, venue of the presidential election tribunal who are…

Offa Robbery: Suspect accuses police of forcing him to indict Saraki

A suspect facing trial for his alleged involvement in the April 5 bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, has accused the police of forcing him to indict Senate President Bukola Saraki. The suspect, Friday Akininibosin, was speaking at at a High Court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Friday.…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC counters PDP, gets approval for inspection of presidential election materials

The All Progressives Congress has asked the presidential election tribunal to grant it permission to inspect documents used for the 2019 presidential elections across the country. The election held on February 23, and was won by President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party has rejected…

Ishaq Modibbo Kawu

Alleged N2.5bn Fraud: Court orders NBC boss to appear ‘even on stretcher’

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the director general of the National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Kawu, to appear before it in April, regardless of his health status. The court, in a ruling on Friday, asked Mr Kawu's lawyers to produce the defendant "even if he has to come…

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen misses CCT hearing as trial opens

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was absent at Tuesday's Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing on medical grounds. Mr Onnoghen, who is facing charges of not declaring his assets, wrote the tribunal, informing it that he had tooth ache and could not attend the hearing due to a…

Voters on voting line

NBA releases second report on Nigerian elections

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has issued a second interim report on the March 9 governorship elections in the country. In a statement by the chairperson of the NBA Election Working Group, Afam Asigwe, the association lamented "the high rate of vote buying, voter intimidation and violence it observed in…

John Onaiyekan

Low voter turnout in governorship polls is loud protest by Nigerians – Catholic Bishop

The Catholic Arch-Bishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, has described the low turnout of voters in Saturday's elections as a demonstration of lack of confidence by Nigerians in the electoral system. Mr Onaiyekan also said the low turnout was a loud protest against the outcome of the presidential polls. Speaking during…

John Cardinal Onaiyekan (Photo Credit: Daily Post)

Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja gets new Bishop

A new bishop has been appointed to replace the outgoing Catholic Bishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan. The Bishop, Ignatius Kaigama, will act as Co-adjutor for the Archdiocese of Abuja, till his ordination ceremony, the director of Catholic communication, Chris Anyanwu, said on Monday. Mr Anyanwu, a Catholic priest, confirmed the…

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Code of Conduct Tribunal orders daily hearing of Onnoghen’s trial

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ruled that the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, shall continue on a daily basis. The tribunal made the decision after deciding that the application challenging its jurisdiction in the matter be reserved till the end of the hearing. The…

Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, answering questions at the townhall meeting held st Lekki.

Ambode, Agbaje congratulate Lagos governor elect, Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has congratulated the All Progressives Congress candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for emerging winner in the March 9 governorship elections. Mr Sanwo-Olu scored 739,445 votes to defeat Mr Agbaje who polled 206,141 votes, according to official results declared by the electoral commission, INEC.…

Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Speaker Dogara mourns slain Oyo lawmaker, Sugar

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the family of slain Oyo lawmaker, Olatoye Temitope, who was shot at a polling unit during Saturday's elections in the state. Mr Olatoye, the lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of the state, died following gunshot injuries he received.…

Nigerian police in Borno

Police confirm death of man shot at residence of Enugu APC candidate

The police in Enugu State have confirmed the death of a man reportedly shot at the residence of the state’s All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Ayogu Eze. The man, identified as Osondu Ogoh, was allegedly shot by police officers “by mistake” in the early hours of Saturday. A witness who…

10:26am. Ward 1, PU 007. Enugu state. Thugs hired by APC says they have been charged to monitor elections and cause trouble where necessary

Election observer ‘killed’ in Enugu

An election observer has been killed in Enugu during Saturday's governorship poll, a witness has said. Police said a "local election observer" was shot, but said they were yet to confirm the man's name and whether he was dead. But a witness told PREMIUM TIMES the victim died after he…

Governor Nyesom Wike

Election: Court dismisses suit seeking to nullify Wike’s candidacy

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, from participating in the 2019 gubernatorial elections. The court, presided over by a judge, Inyang Ekwo, ruled that the applicants brought their request outside of the stipulated time. The…

Senator Akpabio addressing reporters at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

Akpabio withdraws court case challenging election defeat

Former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has withdrawn a case he filed challenging his Senate reelection loss. Mr Akpabio's lawyer, Sunday Ameh, announced the withdrawal in court in Abuja on Friday. He did not give reasons for his decision. But a media consultant to the Senator, Wole Arisekola, said in…

Young Women holding hands at the event

International Women’s Day: PTCIJ, WSCIJ, FIDA celebrate Nigerian women

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, (PTCIJ), Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and the International Federal of Women Lawyers, (FIDA) have joined other groups in the country to mark the International Women's Day, (IWD) 2019. The event which is marked every March 8 is intended to advance…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

Osun election tribunal reserves judgment on PDP’s petition

The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal has reserved judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ademola Adeleke who contested the September 2018 gubernatorial election in the state. The court said it would announce the date of its judgment in the next 48 hours. A three-member panel…