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National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Zamfara: APC vows third return to Supreme Court

Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has vowed to return to the Supreme Court to contest the disqualification of the party from contesting in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. The APC said this through its lawyer, Robert Clerk, after the Supreme Court refused the party’s request regarding its participation in…

One of the outpost belonging to NEMA set ablaze by Shiite members

Protesting Shiites burn two ambulances – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday accused members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja. Head of Media and Public Relations of NEMA, Sani Datti, made this known in a statement in…

Elisha Abbo at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Zuba

Trial of Nigerian senator caught assaulting a woman adjourned

The trial of a Nigerian senator, Elisha Abbo, caught on camera assaulting a woman in Abuja has been adjourned till August 20. The magistrate court where Mr Abbo is facing trial on Monday postponed its hearing to that date, after asking the prosecution to provide evidence against the accused. Mr…

Shiites protesters being arrested by the Nigeria Police (Photo Credit: @uche_ezeonye on Twitter)

Again, Shiites protest turns violent in Abuja

A protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) turned violent on Monday in Abuja. The protesters reportedly clashed with security agencies close to the Federal Secretariat in the Nigerian capital. Monday's incident comes about two weeks after two Shiites were killed and two police officers injured after…

Election petition tribunal

Party seeking nullification of Buhari’s re-election closes case at tribunal

One of the parties calling for the nullification of President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election on Monday closed its case after presenting a single witness. The HDP  is asking the tribunal to nullify the election of President Muhammadu Buhari on the grounds that the government allegedly postponed the election "illegally". The party…

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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…

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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…

Ned Nwoko

Supreme Court dismisses Ned Nwoko’s petition, affirms Nwaoboshi senator

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the election of Peter Nwaoboshi as the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District. The five-member panel dismissed the petition filed by Ned Nwoko against the primary election of Mr Nwaoboshi. Mr Nwoko said he won the primaries but was cheated by the Peoples Democratic…

At Ndiakwu otolo nnewi ward 1 PU 016 & 013... The card reader is not working perfectly..it only reads card but not finger print

PDP presents video evidence of INEC officials saying election results would be sent to server

A top official of the electoral commission, INEC, Mike Igini, was seen on Monday in a video clip aired at the election tribunal saying that election results from the 2019 polls would be transmitted to a central server. Mr Igini is the INEC resident electoral commissioner in Akwa-Ibom State. The…

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…

Sambo Dasuki

Again, court grants Dasuki bail

The Court of Appeal has again granted bail to a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The court also ordered the federal government to pay Mr Dasuki N5 million for holding him against the provisions of section 35 (6) of the constitution which gives every Nigerian the right to free…

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…

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…

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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,…

Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

Make Justice Tanko substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, NJC tells Buhari

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the substantive appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The NJC made the recommendation after an emergency meeting on Monday. The council also requested the implementation of financial autonomy of the judiciary in the states. According to a statement…

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…

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PDP alleges it defeated APC with 33000 votes in Katsina

A Peoples Democratic Party’s witness has alleged that his party won elections in the 2019 presidential polls in Katsina State, with 33, 000 votes. The witness, Sallisu Yusuf, was speaking during his cross examination by APC lawyers at the Presidential tribunal on Tuesday. The witness also told the court that…