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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

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

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

Presidential election: How Nigerians, PDP Were Rigged Out — SBCHROs

Godsgift Onyedinefu A Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organizations (SBCHROs), a coalition of 22 rights and democracy organizations in Southeast Nigeria has alleged that the presidential poll was massively rigged and the wish of Nigerians subverted. SBCHROs, in a statement signed by Emeka Umeagbalasi, Aloysius Attah, Jerry Chukwuokoro, insisted

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

INEC declares Buhari winner of presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has declared presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday morning at the ICC Collation center in Abuja, following the official announcement of results from

US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

Six states to watch in Nigeria’s 2019 elections–Crisis Group

Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals. What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative

Mali: presidential election results postponed to Thursday

Results for the runoff vote in Mali’s presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official said. The results had been expected to be given on Wednesday at 1730 GMT. But an aide to the minister for territorial administration Mohamed Ag Erlaf, said the results

National Convention: APC disqualifies 19 aspirants

  Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, its appeal committee headed by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said 19 aspirants have been disqualified He also said 18 persons petitioned the committee. The governor, while addressing journalists during the panel’s sitting on Saturday, said petitions were received against positions of National

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