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SERAP battles CCB over refusal to publish asset declaration of president, govs

•Wins first round Nosa Enobhayisobo in Abuja As part of its quest for transparency and accountability, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive Presidents

APC debunks N90b allegation against VP

•Says Nigerians deserve more from the media and critics • Reviews  Govt plan to upgrade N-SIPs Nosa Enobhayisobo in Abuja The leadership of the ruling party, All Progressive Party (APC) has dismissed the N90 billion allegation   against the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, describing it as sponsored hogwash. APC also chides critics and the Nigerian media

Reps move to probe INEC over de-registeration of parties undemocratic — IPAC

Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has described the move by the House of Representatives to investigate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its failure to deregister political parties as undemocratic and runs foul to any known constitutional democracy. The council Chairman, Peter Ameh while

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