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Electoral offenders must be punished, banned–INEC, stakeholders

•Insists on the establishment of Electoral Offences Tribunal Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo Some key stakeholders in election matters on Wednesday called for tougher punishment on perpetrators of election violence and other electoral offences. The stakeholders decried that several arrests have been made by security agencies but no meaningful prosecution has

Breaking: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s election, dismisses Atiku, PDP petitions

•Says Buhari eminently qualified to contest 2019 presidential election •Strikes out APC’s petition on Atiku’s nationality •Atiku’s petition valid, competently filed Senator Iroegbu The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential

Rochas Okorocha and the anatomy of ‘lootocrazy’ in Imo State

Uche Igwe I must confess that from the revelations, it is now clear that the former governor cleverly crafted a self-serving strategy for his looting by masking it in false eloquence, misguided populism, deceptive sloganeering and disingenuous comedy. The graphic exposition of the extent of looting which he masterminded

Gov Bala Mohammed submits list of 20 commissioner nominees to Bauchi State Assembly

Segun Adewale Barely two days after he swore in the caretaker chairmen of the 20 local government areas of the state, Bauchi state Governor,Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has Thursday submitted names of 20 nominees for the position of commissioners to the State House of Assembly(BAHA). The Majority leader,Hon Bello Jadori

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

Gov Bala Mohammed swears- in 20 LG Chairmen in Bauchi State

Segun Adewale  Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has sworn-in caretaker committee chairmen for the 20 local government areas in the state. Addressing the chairmen at a ceremony held at the Government House in Bauchi on Tuesday evening, the governor said with their appointment, his administration has demonstrated its commitment to

626 killed during 2019 Nigeria elections — Report

An estimated 626 persons were killed across Nigeria in the six months between the start of the election campaign and the commencement of the general and supplementary elections, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has said. The electioneering campaigns began in October 2018 while the last of the elections were held in March. The

Visa Ban: Include military officers, wives, children of election riggers, Frank urges US

•Wants UK, EU, others to emulate America Jude Johnson Following a declaration by the government of United States of America of  a visa ban against some Nigerian politicians involved in the massive rigging of the 2019 general elections, a political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives

Bala Mohammed flags- off road projects in Bauchi Metropolis worth about N5b

Segun Adewale As part of efforts to shore up the socio-economic status of Bauchi State,the Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has flagged off contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of some roads in the state capital worth about N5 billion. The contracts are, construction of Gombe Road to Maiduguri Road Bye-Pass,

New ministers are Nigeria’s third eleven–HURIWA

•Most of them tainted with corruption allegations Jude Johnson  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has criticized the decision of president Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint real tested and trusted statesmen/women and hard core patriotic technocrats as members of his cabinet but chose to nominate party loyalists most of whom

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