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Atiku: DSS denies arresting INEC staff

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that it arrested, detained and tortured seven ICT staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The DSS in a statement it's spokesperson, Peter Afunanya said reports alleging that  it arrested the staff for disclosing the Commission's Server Identity Number to the

Nigerian Oil Region Crisis Threatens Buhari’s Economic Plans

By Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Fresh from his comfortable re-election, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces a huge hurdle to keep his vow to end the economy’s addiction to oil: win a lasting peace in the crude-rich Niger River delta. The 76-year-old former military ruler will have to score a breakthrough that’s eluded previous governments

EFCC releases Atiku’s son-in-law, arrests his lead counsel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar's son-in-law, Abdullahi Babalele. Babalele, who was arrested by EFCC operatives at his Maitama, Abuja, home last Saturday, for allegedly laundering €150 million, was released late last night. Babalele was released after the anti-graft agency invited

We arrested Atiku’s son-in-law over alleged money laundering — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had begun an investigation into alleged money laundering by the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s group of companies, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi. Acting Spokesman of EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in Abuja, on Monday, and confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria that Abdullahi was

Ex-presidential candidates urges Atiku to drop litigation, concede defeat

Godsgift Onyedinefu The forum of Presidential candidates and political parties for Good Governance has appealed to the presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Atiku to drop litigation against the outcome of the presidential elections and concede defeat. Atiku, who expressed dissatisfaction with the just concluded presidential polls had inaugurated

EFCC arrests Atiku’s finance director

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday arrested Babalele Abdullahi, finance director of group of companies owned by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar. In a statement by Mr Atiku’s statement, Paul Ibe, the arrest was aimed at making the PDP candidate concede victory and

Presidential election: Atiku inaugurates legal team

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday inaugurated a legal team headed by Livy Uzoukwu, SAN to challenge the result of the February 23 presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on February 27 declared President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election

Abdulsalami-led peace committee meets Atiku

Chairman of the National Peace Committee, Abdulsalami Abubakar, led members of the committee to the residence of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday. The meeting which was held behind closed doors, was convened following Mr Atiku’s decision to go to court to challenge President Muhammadu

Atiku rejects election result, heads to court

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the announced result of the election, saying he will be challenging it in court. Mr Abubakar in a statement he personally signed early Wednesday morning in Abuja, said that it was clear that there were premeditated malpractices in

PDP kicks as INEC declares Buhari winner

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the results announced by the Independent National Electoral (INEC) . The INEC declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress APC as Nigeria’s President-elect having polled the highest number of votes in last Saturday’s Presidential Election. Shortly before the announcement, the PDP