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‘No evil doer shall escape punishment’ – Dogara blasts Buhari over conduct of 2019 elections

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Wednesday dismissed the manner under which the 2019 general elections was conducted as a dangerous and unacceptable precedence in the political history of the country. He specifically took exemptions to the alleged militarisation of the election process, brazen display of impunity and rigging which he said characterised […]

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Elections: NBA issues 24-hour ultimatum to Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Kano State Branch has given the state police command 48 hours to tender public apology to the association for allegedly attacking and maltreating its members while on their lawful duties. The Secretary of the association, Mujtaba Adamu-Ameen, gave the ultimatum while addressing a news conference in Kano on Wednesday. “Yesterday, […]

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Benue Guber: EFCC to go after APC governorship candidate, Jime over alleged money laundering

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, Emmanuel Jime is to face prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over money laundering and vote-buying charges. This is sequel to an application of writ of mandamus directing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the EFCC to arrest and prosecute […]

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Obasanjo blows hot, speaks on ‘receiving’ N40,000 salary from NOUN

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday charged the Vice-Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Adamu to tender an apology over his claim of him collecting a salary of N40,000 annually from the institution. Adamu had on Tuesday disclosed that the former President receives N40,000 annually as allowance for being a facilitator […]

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Buhari rejects five more bills from National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected five bills transmitted to him by the National Assembly. The bills are: Nigerian Film Commission bill, Immigration Amendment bill 2018, Climate Change bill 2018, Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners bill 2018 and Digital Rights and Freedom bill. Buhari made his decision known, through a letter that was read during plenary […]

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Bauchi Guber: Court takes further decision on governorship result

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday adjourned hearing on the objection of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to its order, stopping the commission from continuing with collation and announcement of results of the Bauchi polls. Justice Inyang Ekwo, on Tuesday, adjourned the case till March 21, hence restrained INEC from taking further action […]

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Rivers Guber: Wike cries out, reveals those struggling to destroy election result

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has claimed that the enemies of the state were struggling to stop the collation and declaration of the governorship election in the State. According to Wike, the police was now inviting Electoral and Collation Officers to intimidate them over collated results in the governorship election. Wike spoke during a […]

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Buhari must put a stop to militarisation of election process – Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, on Wednesday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the militarisation of the electoral process in the country. Falana, in a statement, accused the Buhari-led government of undue militarisation of the electoral process in the country during the last election, especially in Rivers State. He said in 2014, the PDP-led […]

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Rivers Election: Court declines AAC petition against INEC to stop result compilation.

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday declined to give an order stopping the collation of results of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Rivers on March 9. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling in an application filed by the plaintiffs, Mr Biokpomabo Awara and […]

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Everything has an expiry date – Femi Fani-Kayode attacks Buhari again

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday, lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari. Fani-Kayode, in a statement, lamented that the country was going through hard times under the current administration. The former presidential spokesman, who accused Buhari of not doing enough to solve Nigeria’s problems, added that, “everything has an expiry date”. He said: “When a President […]

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Zamfara: Shehu Sani reacts as Gov. Yari says bandits are better armed than military

Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the National Assembly, has reacted to the claims by the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari that bandits are better armed than the military. Sani, who lost the bid to retain the Kaduna Central seat in the Senate to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Uba […]

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Bauchi Guber: PDP reports Justice Inyang to NJC for stopping collation, announcement of governorship results

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the National Judicial Council, NJC, over what it termed the violation of the Constitution and Electoral Act by Justice Ekwo Inyang of the Federal High Court by sitting on a matter that ought to have been handled by an election petition tribunal, as created by the provisions of […]

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Buhari vs Atiku: Why I’m yet to speak on outcome of presidential election – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election. Obasanjo said he refused to speak on the presidential election because the matter was already before court. According to him, “It would amount to sub judice if I speak on Presidential election result since the matter is already before the […]