Politics

TINUBU TO DECIDE FATE OF SENATOR-ELECT, LALONG

TINUBU TO DECIDE FATE OF SENATOR-ELECT, LALONG The political fate of the Minister of Labour and Employment and Senator-elect Simon Lalong will be decided by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It was learned last night that the President would decide if Lalong remains in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) or quit for the Senate. Recall that Lalong on Thursday received his certificate of …

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APPEAL COURT CLARIFIES “ERROR” IN KANO GOVERNORSHIP JUDGMENT

APPEAL COURT CLARIFIES “ERROR” IN KANO GOVERNORSHIP JUDGMENT The Court of Appeal has addressed the controversy surrounding the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Kano Governorship Judgment, assuring the public that the discrepancies were due to a clerical error and did not affect the substance of the court’s decision. The clarification was made by Chief Registrar Umar M. Bangari, Esq., …

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WIKE, PDP GOVERNORS CLASH OVER PARTY POSITION

WIKE, PDP GOVERNORS CLASH OVER PARTY POSITION A fresh leadership tussle is brewing between the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, over the planned return of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as national secretary of the party. Anyanwu was defeated at the just concluded Imo State …

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THE BENCH IS BECOMING THE COFFIN OF DEMOCRACY – SHEHU SANI

THE BENCH IS BECOMING THE COFFIN OF DEMOCRACY – SHEHU SANI Former Federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has described the verdict of the Appeal Court that nullified the election of Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, as a broad daylight heist. In his official Twitter handle, now known as X, Shehu wrote: “The Court of Appeal Judgement against the electoral victory of …

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APPEAL COURT SACKS PLATEAU GOVERNOR, MUFTWANG

APPEAL COURT SACKS PLATEAU GOVERNOR, MUFTWANG The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Caleb Muftwang of Plateau State. A three-member panel, in a unanimous decision on Sunday, held that Muftwang was not validly sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as provided by Section 285(2) of the Nigerian Constitution. The court also declared APC’s Nentawe Yilwatda as …

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INEC KILLING DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA – IDI FAROUK

INEC KILLING DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA – IDI FAROUK In the last five months, Nigerians have been facing a lot of hardship following the removal of fuel subsidy and the rising cost of living. In this interview, a former Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Alhaji Idi Farouk, examines the happenings in the polity and tells ONWUKA NZESHI that structural defects …

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I WOULD HAVE RELOCATED MY MOTHER TO ABUJA IF DIRI HAD LOST – JONATHAN

I WOULD HAVE RELOCATED MY MOTHER TO ABUJA IF DIRI HAD LOST – JONATHAN Former President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed Governor Douye Diri’s efforts at tackling insecurity, saying the Bayelsa leader’s re-election means the state would be a lot safer. Jonathan, who is a former governor of the oil-rich state, spoke on Friday when he visited Diri in Yenagoa, the …

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WE’LL RECLAIM OUR MANDATE AT SUPREME COURT – KANO GOVERNOR

WE’LL RECLAIM OUR MANDATE AT SUPREME COURT – KANO GOVERNOR Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has vowed to reclaim his mandate at the Supreme Court. On Friday, the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja upheld the ruling of the tribunal that sacked Governor Yusuf and declared Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winner of the March …

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APPEAL COURT SACKS KANO GOVERNOR, DECLARES APC WINNER

Details APPEAL COURT SACKS KANO GOVERNOR, DECLARES APC WINNER The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State. A three-member panel of the court held that the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) breached the constitution by sponsoring Yusuf who was not a member of the party. The panel upheld the judgement delivered by …

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INEC’S INTEGRITY SINKS FURTHER WITH OFF-CYCLE ELECTION HELD IN KOGI, IMO

INEC’S INTEGRITY SINKS FURTHER WITH OFF-CYCLE ELECTIONS HELD IN KOGI, IMO Off-season governorship elections were held across three states of the federation on November 11, 2023. Before the elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) assured Nigerians of an improved, seamless, and transparent outing. But the aftermath of the November 11 polls, held in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states, is …

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