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Election Petition: Buhari shocks Tribunal, closes defence after seven witnesses…

Jude Johnson In a dramatic turn of event on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari abruptly terminated his defense in the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party seeking to upturn the declaration of Buhari as winner of the February 23 presidential

Election Petition: Confusion in Buhari’s camp as WAEC disowns Cambridge document

•We have no hand in Buhari's Cambridge documents, the exam body tells Tribunal Jude Johnson The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has told the presidential election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the body has no hand in the issuance of results to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Cambridge University International Assessment

Buhari certificate raises dust at Tribunal…

•Abba Kyari admitted receiving Buhari's 1961 WASSCE Certificate from Cambridge July 18 Jude Johnson  The controversy surrounding the educational qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for the February 23 presidential election, took a center stage at the presidential election petition tribunal with more revelations emerging on the issue. Although President Muhammadu Buhari had in

Buhari dragged to Supreme Court for perjury

•As appellants seek his disqualification Jude Johnson  Appellants in the suit challenging the qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election has approached the Supreme Court to nullify the candidacy of President Buhari in the just concluded presidential poll. The move to ventilate their grievances at the apex court was occasioned

Shiites Crisis: Court grants FG’s request to proscribe IMN as terrorist organisation

Jude Johnson The Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly acknowledged and known as Shiites Islamic Sect, as a terrorist organisation. The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic

Court stops National Assembly from taking over Bauchi State Assembly

Segun Adewale As the National Assembly received a report from the committee it sent to Bauchi State to probe the leadership crisis rocking the state assembly since its inauguration last month, the state High Court has on Monday issued an order of interim injunction ordering that the present speaker and deputy

Presidential Election: INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu fails to appear before Tribunal

•As INEC tenders subpoenaed documents Jude Johnson The Chairmanship of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu on Thursday failed to show up at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, holding at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Yakubu was on Wednesday ordered by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to appear

Atiku’s witness weeps in court over killings during presidential election

Jude Johnson Arume Mohammed Yahaya, one of the witnesses of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, wept profusely in the open Court on Wednesday while recalling the sporadic shootings in some parts of Kogi State that led to

Jubilation Maiduguri as Gov Umara wins at the Supreme Court

Mukaila Ola  There was celebration in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital as the Supreme Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed against the election of the governor, Prof. Babagana Umara. A gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Idris Durkwa has challenging the emergence of