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Paul Usoro

Independence of judiciary under threat under Buhari — NBA President

The president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, has accused the Buhari-led government of undermining the independence of the judiciary. Mr Usoro gave the remark at an event to mark the beginning of the 2019 judicial year in Abuja. He accused the executive arm of government and its agencies…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

$9.6 billion P&ID Judgement: Malami accuses PDP of fraud

The Nigerian government has explained that at resumption of office in 2015 the only opinion it considered practicable regarding the controversial contract with the Projects and Industrial Development company (P&ID) was to negotiate. Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Justice Minister Abubakar Malami said the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party,…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku’s turbulent journey from polls to presidential tribunal loss

The presidential election petition tribunal has given its verdict in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar challenging the February 23 election won by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari was declared winner with 15,191,847 votes while Mr Abubakar came second with 11,262,978 votes. Mr Buhari…

Mr. Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: concisenews.global)

Atiku, PDP presented no evidence of non-compliance – Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday said Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party did not present before it any evidence to show that the 2019 presidential election was not conducted in compliance to the Electoral Act. Justice Garba Mohammed, reading the decision, noted a number of allegations brought…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Atiku loses as tribunal dismisses election petition against Buhari 

The presidential election tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The judgement by the five-member tribunal was read by Garba Mohammed. The tribunal ruled each of the five arguments by the PDP and Mr Abubakar against them. Mr Mohammed…

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INEC Server Controversy: Tribunal rules against PDP, Atiku

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal said the allegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that INEC made use of a central server for the collation of election results in the 2019 election could not be proven The court in a decision on Wednesday said there is nothing in the law…

President Muhammadu Buhari makes his acceptance speech during presentation of Certificate-of-Return to him as winner of 2019 Presidential election, by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (L), at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01783/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01782/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN

Buhari eminently qualified to contest 2019 election –Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari was qualified for the 2019 election. The tribunal said Mr Buhari's certificate from the Nigerian military is higher than the Secondary School certificate stated as a minimum academic requirement for the election in the constitution. "Mr Buhari is not…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Tribunal backs PDP, says Buhari’s academic qualification not ‘pre-election matter’

The Presidential Election Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the argument by INEC suggesting that the complaints by the PDP against President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic qualification for the 2019 election was a pre-election matter. The Independent National Electoral Commission said the PDP's demand should only be regarded as a pre-election matter. The…

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

Election: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s claim security operatives rigged for Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed parts of the PDP petition alleging that the ruling APC used security officers to manipulate the 2019 election. The court's decision followed an application by INEC seeking the nulification of various parts of the petition by the PDP. The PDP had in its…

Lawyers present at the tribunal hearing in Abuja.

Tribunal dismisses INEC application against Atiku, PDP

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the application by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asking the court to strike out PDP's petition against President Buhari, because the petitioners failed to join the name of the Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku…

2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar with President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential election tribunal decides Atiku, Buhari’s fate (LIVE UPDATES)

The presidential election petition tribunal will today deliver judgement in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The petition was filed on March 18, about 177 days ago. According to the provisions of the electoral law, a petition of this nature is…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential Election Tribunal: Atiku, Buhari know fate today

The presidential election petition tribunal is set to deliver a verdict in the petition challenging the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari. The presidential election was held on February 23. The petition challenging the election was filed on March 18 by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.…

Police deny killing Shiíte protesters

The Nigerian police have denied the claim by the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria that several of its members were killed by the police while dispersing their procession on Tuesday. In various interviews with PREMIUM TIMES, the police spokespersons in Kaduna, Bauchi and Katsina states denied that they shot and…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

Tribunal announces date for Buhari, Atiku election challenge ruling

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has said it will on Wednesday give judgement on the challenge by the PDP against President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election. The outcome of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is the most anticipated amongst several legal cases arising from the…

Shiites protesters in Abuja

Shiites hold procession despite police warning

Shiite Muslims in Nigeria on Tuesday proceeded with their annual religious procession, ignoring warnings by security agencies against the procession across the country. The group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, said its members were killed in attempts by the police to stop the procession across Nigeria. The Police had said in…

Biodun Fatoyinbo [Photo Credit: Offical Facebook Page]

Coza Rape Scandal: Fatoyinbo reacts to court summon

The Nigerian pastor accused of rape, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has reacted to the suit instituted against him by his accuser, Busola Dakolo, who is the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo. Mr Fatoyinbo who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on the telephone through his personal assistant, Ademola Adetuberu, said he was yet…

CrossRiverWatch publisher and journalist, Agba Jalingo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Crossriverwatch.com]

Detained journalist files fundamental rights enforcement application

The detained publisher of CrossRiverWatch, a Cross River State-based newspaper, has sued the Nigerian police over his arrest and detention since August 22. Agba Jalingo is asking the court to order the police to pay him N150 million for his detention, which he described as illegal and a breach of…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari sacks Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission boss, Tor Ujah

Five months after PREMIUM TIMES reported that the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Tor Ujah, was under probe for alleged fraud, the Nigerian government has approved his sack from office. Following allegations of financial misappropriation and abuse of office brought against Mr Ujah, the Secretary to the…

Abdulaziz Yari Former Governor of Zamfara State

‘Very powerful forces’ after me, Ex-Governor Yari

The man who until a few months ago was the leader of Nigeria's 36 state governors now says 'powerful forces' are out to destroy him. Abdulaziz Yari is not only a member of Nigeria's ruling party, APC, but was until May, the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). As…

SARS

Police arrest Nigerian journalist

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police has arrested the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, a Cross River State-based newspaper, Agba Jalingo. An editor of the paper, Achibong Jeremiah, told PREMIUM TIMES about the development, Thursday evening. He said Mr Jalingo was arrested at his Lagos residence and taken to…

Okoi Obono-Obla, Special Assistant to the President on

Certificate Forgery: Suspended presidential aide, Obono-Obla, moves to stop ICPC investigation

The suspended chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, has challenged his investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). In a suit brought before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, whose details were published by…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court refuses PDP’s request to inspect server

The Supreme Court has refused an application seeking to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the Peoples Democratic Party to inspect its central server. The court said the matter was still pending before the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the PDP's decision…

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,…

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…

Mr and Mrs Ogbanje, Ochanya's parents

Ochanya’s family alleges threats to life by family of suspected rapist, Ogbuja

The family of late Ochanya Ogbanje who died after years of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by suspended Benue State lecturer, Andrew Ogbuja and his son, Victor, have accused the suspects of threatening their lives. The allegation was made Wednesday at a press conference organised by members of the late victim's…