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Osun election tribunal delivers judgment on PDP’s petition

BREAKING: Osun election tribunal delivers judgment on PDP’s petition

The Osun State Governorship Election Pet‎ition Tribunal sitting in Abuja is now delivering judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the September 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to challenge the declaration of the [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
Bauchi results

Bauchi results: Court delivers judgment Monday

Bauchi results: The Federal High Court in Abuja said on Thursday that it would on Monday (March 25) deliver judgment on the controversy surrounding the results of the March 9 governorship election in Bauchi State. The judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
apc

INEC insists no certificates for Okorocha, others declared under duress

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday insisted that it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who its officials declared winners under duress.  The commission, however said it could issue the certificates based on [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
Why Nigerians voted with their feet

Why Nigerians voted with their feet

It is trite that voters will turn out in large numbers to vote in an election if the following factors suffice: the voting process is simple and understandable; the voting area (polling unit/voting point) is accessible; they trust their votes [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing

The United States has said it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote -buying, interference by security forces and violence in some locations during Nigeria’s 2019 elections. But the Independent National Electoral Commission in [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
Joe Ajaero slams INEC over conduct of 2019 general elections

Joe Ajaero slams INEC over conduct of 2019 general elections

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of 2019 general elections saying it aborted the will of majority of Nigerians. The Guardian reports that ULC complained that the commission went against the [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku releases his own state by state result of presidential election

Atiku releases his own state by state result of presidential election (Full Report)

Atiku Abubakar has released what he claims to be the authentic presidential election result gotten from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server. In his petition, Atiku claimed he won the presidential election to defeat President Muhammadu [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Court dismisses lawsuit demanding prosecution of Sen. Abaribe, Fani-Kayode

Court dismisses lawsuit demanding prosecution of Sen. 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. Vanguard reports [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
AAC

APC’s victory is a loss for the country – Saraki

Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election as a loss to the nation saying it will be short-lived. Premium Times reports that Saraki spoke on Wednesday, March 20, at [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

The Edo State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the rescue of Enogie Godwin Aigbe, the abducted Monarch of Ukhiri Community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the State. DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
LCDAs

Group condemns Akeredolu’s plan to create LCDAs in Ondo

A group has rejected the proposal by Ondo State Government to create local council development authorities, saying the governor should conduct a local government election instead of creating LCDAs. The state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday announced the creation [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Princewill

Princewill asks INEC to cancel Rivers gov poll, apologise

The Director, Strategic Communications of Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation, Tonye Princewill, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the governorship election in Rivers State and start the process afresh. In the alternative, he said pending the resolution [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku meets southern, M’Belt leaders, says justice’ll be done

Wednesday met behind closed doors with leaders of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum in Abuja.  The meeting, which was held at the residence of a former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, also had the leaders of Afenifere [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Lagos Country Club has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently deploy a clear-cut policy to rejig the economy in his second term of office

Lagos Country Club tells Buhari to avoid past mistakes

Lagos Country Club has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently deploy a clear-cut policy to rejig the economy in his second term of office. The president, Tajudeen Akande, said this yesterday at a press briefing to herald the 70th anniversary [...]

March 20, 2019 Government and politics
Reps ask Presidency to pay ex-militants’ 12-month allowance arrears

Reps ask Presidency to pay ex-militants’ 12-month allowance arrears

The House of Representatives has asked the Presidential Amnesty Committee to pay former Niger Delta militants on Federal Government scholarships their allowances. While expressing their displeasure with non-payment of the ex-militants, the lawmakers called on the presidential committee to clear [...]

March 20, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Army announces new redeployment, appointments of senior officers

Polls: Buratai avoids question on military’s interference

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday refused to speak on the militarisation of the 2019 polls, particularly the alleged interference by the Nigerian Army in elections in some states. Excessive force was said to have [...]

March 20, 2019 Military
atiku

INEC’s Server Shows We Beat Buhari With 1.6 Million Votes. – PDP, Atiku

– as he filed 5 grounds petition, including the Buhari’s certificate scam. Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge [...]

March 20, 2019 Government and politics
Lagos collapsed building

Trader accuses LASG officials of extortion during demolition of distressed building

A trader, Mr Onyekwere Nnaji, has accused officials of the Lagos State Government of being responsible for the collapse of another building on those responsible for its demolition at No. 57 Egerton Street, Oke Arin, Lagos Island, on Monday. Nnaji, [...]

March 19, 2019 Government and politics
Okorocha

Alleged withdrawals: Imo doesn’t have N17bn, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has challenged  Chief Emeka Ihedioha to probe him over the state chapter of the Peoples  Democratic Party’s allegation that he withdrew N17bn from bank accounts belonging to the state government within four days. Ihedioha, who won the [...]

March 19, 2019 Government and politics
apc

Run-offs: APC, PDP woo voters with money, gifts, lobby other parties

The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in states where the supplementary elections will hold on Saturday, March 23, are wooing voters with money, gift items and lobbying other political parties for support. The states where the run-offs [...]

March 19, 2019 Government and politics
Ovie Omo-Agege

No court has nullified my candidature, says Omo-Agege

The All Progressives Congress member representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that the Federal High Court in Asaba did not nullify his emergence as the party’s candidate for the National Assembly elections held recently. The senator told [...]

March 19, 2019 Government and politics
Olumuyiwa Olowokure

Senior Bar Man, Olumuyiwa Olowokure Passes Away

Senior Olumuyiwa Olowokure, Esq., has just passed on TNL had learnt. According to the information disclosed to TNL, Senior Olumuyiwa Olowokure, Esq died this afternoon after a brief illness. Before his death, Mr. Olowokure was the Principal Partner at O.O.Olowokure [...]

March 19, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

PMB THROWS A BOMB

“Insha Allah, by the time I am done with my second term, I must have retired 90% of these old politicians. They are the problem with Nigeria… How can someone devote his entire life to politics as his occupation. Take [...]

March 19, 2019 Government and politics
Jonathan Denies Quitting PDP, Politics

Jonathan Denies Quitting PDP, Politics

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he has no reason to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or retire from politics for now. He made the statement yesterday, through his Media Adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, in reaction to a [...]

March 18, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerians support Falana’s call for de-registration of political parties

Nigerians support Falana’s call for de-registration of political parties

Nigerians have shown support for the call by Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reduce the number of registered political parties in the country from 91 to 10. Falana, in an article [...]

March 18, 2019 Government and politics
APC's House of Representative-elect dies in Kano

APC’s House of Representative-elect dies in Kano

The Late Garba, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to have died after a protracted illness at the Prime Clinic, Lamido Crescent on Saturday, March 16 at around 2:30pm. His death was confirmed [...]

March 18, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Army announces new redeployment, appointments of senior officers

Nigerian Army announces new redeployment, appointments of senior officers

The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment and appointment of some senior officers Daily Trust reports that this was contained in a statement from the army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa on Sunday, March 18. He said Major General HO Otiki [...]

March 18, 2019 Military
Gbenga Daniel

Supporters ask Daniel to lead them to APC

Barely 24 hours after a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel resigned from partisan politics, hundreds of his political supporters on Sunday prevailed on him to rescind the decision. The supporters who cut across all the local government areas [...]

March 18, 2019 Government and politics
buhari

Run-offs: Buhari won’t change results to favour you, Presidency warns APC candidates

The Presidency on Sunday warned the All Progressives Congress candidates in states where supplementary elections would hold on Saturday that President Muhammadu Buhari would not manipulate the Independent National Electoral Commission in their favour. It also warned political leaders making [...]

March 18, 2019 Government and politics
Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

Police vow to fish out perpetrators of Kaduna attack

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Sunday vowed to fish out the attackers of Nandu village of Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State and bring them to justice. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the [...]

March 17, 2019 Military